Curt's Dad, Mo, is quite the carpenter. He helped build the house and then over the years added the garage, a beautiful barn, a chicken coop and a darling playhouse for the grandkids.
|Curt and Grant with his brother Chad and his dad Mo|
|Bonus by the barn that Mo built|
|view from the top of the windmill|
|chickens make a farm|
|the pasture with Morgan's grave marker in the distance|
|Carole and her current dogs: Nellie and Bella|
|her freckles are my favorite!|
Madi took the girls on horse rides around the pasture - a first for Paige and a highlight for Katie who has always wished for "five acres and a horse."
I meandered the property, recalling all the memories made in the years we lived in Minnesota, and took a ton of photos. I even climbed the windmill to take some shots of the property looking down.
Paige played for hours in the play house, setting up tea parties, cooking meals, and dressing up. She also tore it up on the swing set, that Grandpa also built.
|the playhouse matches the big house|
All the kids dug out Curt's old toys and played Little People, Legos, arcade games and cars. Grant commandeered an old plastic Army hat and chased the rooster around until he finally caught it.
|finally caught it!|
Ate a LOT!
And reminisced even more.
|Lara was my friend before I met Curt. We go WAY back!|
It was lovely.
|a lot of the Stilp Women|