Busy Days Ahead


With warmer weather finally sticking around (at least here in North Carolina) so many people are making vacation plans and diving into different projects around the house. Our household is no different.

See those adorable little chickens in the main graphic? Yup. Those ladies are the newest members of the Rachal household. Meet Betty, Pearlie, Bonnie, and Ruby. (We used the names of mine and Hubby’s grandmothers.) You know, what’s four chickens on top of all of the other things and little humans I have to take care of? One of my friends told me I must be crazy. My mom asked me why I don’t just buy a farm. Oh, I so would if I could.

Truthfully? I love all of my animals and taking care of these baby chicks has been fun and not at all time consuming. Besides, it will be so worth it when the girls start laying eggs!

As for vacations, our family of four will be packing up the Fiesta (you can stop laughing now) and heading to Louisiana in about two weeks. It’s always fun to visit with Hubby’s family and to spend time out of our normal routine. Crawfish boils, drive-through liquor stores (I’m still in awe every time I see one) and seeing the kids interact with their grandparents doesn’t hurt either.

We also hope to get some camping in before the summer is over. At one of NC’s beaches you can pay a small fee to drive onto the beach and camp out. I love camping as long as I can still eat a warm meal amd have my morning coffee. I also know that this experience will create lasting memories for the kiddos. I still remember going camping with my dad and stepmom at Morrow Mountain State Park and will hold those memories close for the rest of my life.

Being able to make these plans help me to see just how blessed we are to be part of the oilfield. If Hubby had still been in the military we would have to wait until the Army said it was OK or for his unit to approve his leave request (which they never did. Ever.). Now we have greater control over when we do things and, the best part, we get to do all of these things together.

What plans do you have for vacations or family trips? Do you have tips for newbie chicken owners or gardeners? Comment below or send me a tweet!

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!

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