Be Cutting Down a BIG tree!

We were in boy heaven this morning!


This tree had to be cut down :(.
We had a tree company show up with cranes, huge saws and a humongous tree cruncher.


The excitement started off with one of their workers putting on his harness getting attached to the crane and getting pulled to the very top of our tree

He then attached himself to our tree and attach the crane above him. Next he went to work.

They cut about 20 feet off the top of the tree and then pulled it up with the crane and took it down to the street so they could cut off all the branches. The trunk of the tree was still attached to the crane and it went flying through the air like Mary Poppins and was put on a trailer farther down the street. They did this FOUR different times.

A chain saw sitting on the trunk.

The huge trunk flying by my kitchen window.

Grinding up the stump.



Lastly, they cleaned up the street and left us a little bit of memorabilia leaning against one of the other trees.

Now you’re probably wondering why did we spend thousands to cut down the tree.

Back in September, we had a fairly large windstorm and we were watching the tree. We noticed that it was swaying quite a bit.

After we inspected the tree further and had four different arborists come to look at the tree, we realized that the tree had been cabled in two different places to try to keep the branches together. (This is the trunk that came flying past my kitchen window!)


Just note to self: if you ever buy a house take a close look at the trees because they can be expensive to remove!





Our new view.


Be giving a hospital update

Hi all!

Here’s mom’s room with a view:


She had a great morning!

She’s now off of her catheter, taking oral pain medications rather than intravenous and she enjoyed the morning watching curling and talking about shoes with M.

The surgery went very very well. There were no surprises and the doctors are excited to see what the chemotherapy can do.

We are filled to overflowing with gratitude. We have felt the love and peace of everyone who has sent messages and emails.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.