The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

Finally a freshman August 27, 2010

Filed under: Family — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 10:07 am

Well I guess I really am starting to age a little bit.  My baby is finally a freshman in high school.  It is hard to believe that time has passed by so quickly.  In honor of him starting high school he willingly decided to “bless” me with his presence for a whole day.  You know boys are just too busy for their mom’s these days.  So we went to dinner and movie.  It was a great day for both of us.  Although, that movie The Other Guys could have been better.  He liked it though and that was what was important.

Really? Do you have to take a picture of everything?!

 Now that he has started school I have discovered just how busy my own schedule is going to be…between running him back and forth to marching band practice twice a week, and to the games each week on top of my own commitments it feels like I am running non-stop. Right now that’s just for marching band.  I wonder when we have to start running back and forth for jazz band, JROTC and possibly cross-country track practices and meets? Oh well that’s why I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mama!  I wouldn’t want to miss a minute of it all. 

May you and your youngster have a great start to the new school year!



Visit from a little prince

Filed under: Family — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 9:14 am

Time here at the U.H. has been flying by like crazy.  So it was nice to take a little break a couple of weeks ago so I could have a little visit from my sister and her family.  My sister and her husband had our families newest little prince Ryder in January of this year and this was our first time seeing him in person.  He is absolutely one of the sweetest babies ever and we wish that we could see him more often (as well as his mom and dad) but distance and schedules keep us apart most of the year.  After all i don’t think I have seen my own mother in nearly a year.

taken by Ashley

The weather was cooperative and we had a nice meal.  Todd had Ryder laughing as he danced around doing some beat box thing with him in his hands.  It was hilarious! 🙂 Plus, Ryder seemed to like our little homestead and he couldn’t take his eyes off all the little critters.  Especially the birds!  Maybe I will have to make a special trip up so I can bring him a little house bird of his own.  Hummm.  Not so sure his parents would like that though.  Hopefully when he is a bit older he can come stay with us for a long weekend now and again ’cause I’m betting he is going to be a true blue city boy and his aunt and uncle may just have to show him how to work a small little urban homestead.  Chicks and all.  I even have the perfect little tire horse picked out to hang on the tree when he is big enough to sit on it.  


Sweet 17… March 15, 2009

Filed under: Family — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 9:38 pm

Yes, sweet 17 is how old my dear baby girl turned this weekend! My did it make me feel old. We had a great weekend filled with shopping, cooking and of course her favorite baking. As we were running around shopping in the 50 degree weather it reminded me of the day she was born. So I was able to tell her all about how much snow we had that year, a blizzard really. Then how when we brought her home from the hospital the next day all bundled up in her little pink teddy-bear snow suit and her dad ran outside and picked her the last little tulip we had left from the freeze. She laughed and thought I was crazy for remembering it all like it was yesterday but one day she will know that same feeling. Many many years from now she assures me.


Forever 29? September 24, 2008

Filed under: Family,Ramblings — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 2:02 pm

Well this weekend I turned 35. I had a few friends ask if was just wanting to stay forever 29. Well maybe. While I want somethings about me to remain 29 forever, or at least a while longer, there are definitely things I enjoy about being in my 30’s. Age is just a number anyway!

So while this past weekend I did celebrate what my friends felt was a mile stone in life I had a great time. My honey and daughter took me to the areas Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City. Where we joined by my good friend Arlene and her family. It was great. The weather was beautiful and it was so nice to be able to just be outdoors visiting with good friends. I was able to come back with 3 big bags of apples fresh from the orchards.
My daughter was sweet enough to make me a pie out of some of them. I do think she was pleased when she discovered that the old apple peeler and corer I had up in the cabinet actually worked; once I showed her how. It saved her a lot of prep time. Oh, by the way Donovan wasn’t with us because he was spending his time at his first ever Boy Scout camp outing. Which was probably best because he would have been bored with us. That boy loves to go junking and antiquing with me, but crafts are definitely not his thing.

16 years and going strong… June 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,Ramblings — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 1:54 pm

Can you believe it? Yesterday Todd and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary! I know when we were married that many had their doubts that it would ever last. They said we were too young; but what did they know. I am not saying it has been the easiest thing either of us have ever done in our lives but I think that we both agree that we wouldn’t change a thing.

How have we managed to do it? We learned that we had to put each other first and foremost very early on. Only our two children have slots that walk side by side with us. One day new slots will open for the families they build. Until that day arrives we will continue to remain loyal only to each other and our family above all others. We have also learned to pick & chose our battles wisely. We basically decided that really there is nothing worth battling over. We just sometimes have to agree to disagree.

I was lucky to have found my soul mate so soon in life. Many people spend a lifetime searching for mister right. I hope when we reach the 50 year mark we can still say that we are madly in love with one another. I know I will keep working everyday to make sure it happens.

Hugs~ Christina