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Monday, February 29, 2016

leap day

I will take advantage of this extra day to recap February.  I have been failing miserably at keeping up the blog but I have made great progress in reaching my goal of de-cluttering and organizing the Ponderosa!  We are referring to it as the Great Purge of 2016.  It was my goal when I retired, five years ago but there was always something more exciting than cleaning to keep me entertained.  After a building project that forced me to pack up everything on the first floor of the house, I decided to lighten our load.  This project has consumed most of the month, but there was some fun!  It all began with a special birthday celebration for me!

We had a special week-end together with a big meal, lots of playing and 60 presents to open! 
And yes, the presents represent my age.
Ponderosa Princess Stephanie also got older and Bailee and I took her to lunch!
We also did some shopping and Bailee found a turtle she really liked.
There was more snow.
Parker participated in a program at his church called Young Soldiers.  He did a prayer and I went to see him do an excellent job.  He wore a bow tie and looked all handsome too!

The next day I went out with all the B's and we had a great day at Opry Mills!

When we picked the kids up at their school we got to see the sign announcing that their dad is Teacher of the Year.
 Way to go Jay!

 The building project is almost complete, hopefully this week it will be wrapped up.

And while all this was happening Gibson Tax Service has prepared 435 returns so far this year!