Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

house progress!!

lots getting done!!! It loos fabulous!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

my f.a.m.i.l.y

our family. We are a strange BIG band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.....and its called LOVE !!!! first I was like "Micah why can't we get just ONE normal photo?" But hey, who says we are normal! I love the diversity of every single child! The quietness, loudness, craziness, seriousness, humbleness, studious, not-so studious, work-a-holics, take it easy, messy, orderly, big spenders, hoarders, private, tell-all, dreamers, realistic, shy, boisterous, blondes, brunettes, tall, short, thin, muscular, soft, spongy, brown eyed, blue eyed, kinda group we got over here! God has been so creative and merciful to us and I am a thankful, grateful, proud mom.....and I will love this photo even more when I'm 90 cause it will make me remember how unique our family was!!!

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot


For my dad!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

just keeping it real...

Sometimes I find myself swallowed up with the toils of this world,of the daily! I get overwhelmed with the things I need to do, the things I have to do, the things that are just everyday. And when I find myself in this place I begin to wonder if Jesus really knows, has he really experienced, did he really go through what I/we deal with. I get bogged down with the tons of laundry which seems like I am washing for a million people. And then as I was doing that this morning and feeling quite sorry for myself, the Lord brought a scripture to my mind. I was thinking "did he EVER have to wash and do laundry?" the scripture was the one about him washing his disciples feet. Maybe he didn't have tons of laundry to wash but he did have dirty feet to wash. That possibly could be worst than TONS of laundry. So I guess my questioning and feeling sorry for myself was brought to an end. My next thought was ALL the food I'm cooking and buying. The Lord quickly brought to
mind the huge feeding engagements he had, the five thousand and when his disciple ask about where to get the food. So once again, my woes were silenced. But there was one more....the homeschooling and the frustrations of it all. The Lord brought to my mind the passage in Matthew, where he "taught" the people who gathered on side of the mountain. Maybe I should change my classroom setting!! Hahah!! Yep, today is Monday and I'm feeling it!!! I guess sometimes i think to myself, " if only the Lord knew all I was going through!!" BUT the reality settles in and God reminds me that he knows, he cares, he understands.

I'm thankful for his mercies and grace to get me through Monday's!! .....and everyday! Between cooking, cleanings school, added chores for the little people with milking goats now, to regular chores they help me with, to people coming and going, to all that encompasses my life, I know He will be faithful to me!!

I'm ready for my first cup of coffee now at lunch time!!! Hahaha!!!

Oh and if you happen to need something to pray about... You can pray for Caleb, as he was working in his house here, his finger got pinched super bad, like hanging off, so there is a great possibility he will loose the tip of it, and for terry and micah as they work in Elgin all week, and Daniel as he is in Colorado but soon going back to Maryland and for Anna as she goes back with him for about 6 weeks and Elijah as he adjusts to his new railroad job and Kristen as she is growing with baby and getting close and Bethany as she has about 17 baby goats trying to bottle feed them and ME to have sanity!!!!!! Hahaha!!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

a garden party//

We had to have the party day today but Mercy's actual birthday is Tuesday! She will be 7!!!!! Hard to believe!!! Sooo she wanted a garden party!! Reason being, she has her own garden plot and figured she needed "tools!" haha!! And tools she got! She might just out-do Terry!! Her other hope was a bicycle....and we couldn't disappoint!! Sparkly pink and even a basket! I remember I had a banana seat bike when I was about 8 and it had a basket and I LOVED IT!!! I would put my little dog and take her for a spin!!

It was a beautiful day besides the wind but we made it!!

Happy birthday Mercy!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

naked babies!

Yes, I am a grandmother now and that means I look at all those cute naked newborn photos!! I LOVE the little knitted looking hats with the long tassel!!! Sooooo that means I had to find one!!! I DID!!! I recently gave it to Kristen!! Hope she can capture some wonderful photos with it on the little guy!! Can't wait!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

the house....

it's coming along!! Can you see Kristen waving from the turret!?!? Soooon.....she will be!!! Or rather it could be lotsa kids hanging out all the windows!!! Hahah!! Both will be wonderful!!! It has 3 different levels!! I told him, "it keeps growing!!" praise the Lord alot has been accomplished!!! AND the weather has been fabulous!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

babies babies babies

Spring has sprung on the farm!! Baby goats!! We had 7 today!! All are healthy and doing great!!