Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kase is 10 months

Kase you are such a sweet big boy!! Look at you growing so big. You are our sunshine. 

You love:
Outside time (swinging, walks, bike rides)

You love: 
Crawling all Around
Going into the toy room 

You nap 2/3 times per day. You sleep 7:30pm - 6:30am. But here lately you haven't been sleeping well. Teething again maybe. 

You went from a size 9 months to 18!

You have had a cold this past month alon with your teething. It hasn't been a fun time for you, but you've handled it well. 

I love you!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New School Year 2016

My big boys began school on Wednesday 8-17-16. It was a wonderful summer but I really believe my boys were ready to see some buddies. 

We have picked public school, for now. I say that because I truly believe that is what God wants for our boys and what is best for both of them at this time. Is it our forever? Maybe, maybe not. We go year to year. 

So this year Karson is in 2nd and Kipton in 1st. 

The hardest part will be them seperated during the school day. They absolutely love each other and are so close! They were excited to tell me yesterday they have lunch and recess together. That is a huge blessing! 

Baby brother who is 9 months didn't know quite what was going on but I'm sure he's wondering why it's so quiet at home during the mornings. 

Day 2. A little tired from a long first day and church in the evening but happy too! PE day which they love and look forward to. 

Baby Kase and I will stay busy with home chores until time to pick those big boys up. We sure miss them! It is always a big adjustment for us all when they go back. 

I pray for a great school year!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Summer in the Country

We take big walks to the mailbox each evening after dinner. We asked My husband not to pick up the mail when he gets home so that we have something to do each evening :) simple living there. 

The goats enjoy when we are sitting on the bench. The especially love baby feet.

Which speaking of baby feet, this baby is growing like a weed. He is pulling up to stand on everything! 

He also gets tired on our evening walks. He really wants 3 naps a day but will only take 2. So his sweet little head starts getting heavy while the boys play and run. 

Some evening pictures of the backyard. Going out to feed and put the goats up for the night. So peaceful. 

Have a great Thursday! This week has flown by!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Modest Outfit

I have never posted about outfits or style.  It's somewhat awkward to me to take pictures of myself :) but I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and share some outfits each week on the blog. 

I love to wear knee length or longer skirts. Not only are they comfortable to me, but pleasing to The Lord. I have had a strong conviction towards this for many years. 

Top: Thrifted from Goodwill
Skirt: Walmart 
Shoes: TJ Max - 6 years old or more
Earrings: Target 

My mom is awesome at finding good clothes at the thrift store. She got this top for .99 cents at our local thrift store. 

What is your modest style like? I would love it if you would share your modest outfits and share the link up! 

Hope you have a blessed week!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Can you live simple like the Amish?

I enjoy simple living. 

I love being at home with my family. It's the best place in this world to me. 

The Amish are known for their simple lives. 

Why is it that people want to visit the Amish country? 

I know. I see the simple living. 

Anyone can live this way. 

Stay home. 

Declutter your entire house. 

Start with one room at a time. You don't need a bunch of stuff. Just the basics. Your home will look more clean and neat this way. 

Throw away and give to the thrift store nearby. 

Have your kids to help. 

They don't need all of those toys anyway.

Write out a list of what room you will do each day and make it your job that day to start and to finish all in that day. Make it a challenge. 

Today I am going to purge and organize the pantry. 

Ask yourself: "Do I use this each week? Is it necessary?" 

Stuff in the home keeps you down. It makes your home seem impossible to keep clean. 

Pray that you will become more organized and clutter free. 

It takes time to change your ways, but it can be done. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kase is 9 months

Oh time, you are moving too fast! Our sweet baby can't be 9 months but he sure is. 

  • You started crawling a few days after you turned 9 months.
  • You are happy with yourself to be on the move. 
  • You're taking it easy on mom and just moving slow ;)
  • You have had a lot of teething pain and a head cold this month.
  • You really enjoy being home and napping in your own bed.
  • You love to tough the goats and chickens.
  • You are taking 2 or 3 naps per day.
  • We take you on walks down our road and you are so quiet and just enjoy looking around.

You started pulling up to your knees. 

You LOVE your brothers!

We are so thankful for this strong close bond.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pinterest Finds

Hope you will find joy in these also!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Kipton

Today our second born son turns six years old. He is a joy! We are so lucky he is in our family. 

He is amazing. He is always thinking of others and a great testimony of living out what he hears. We read the bible and learn new verses and things together and he tries super hard to live them out. 

He has a love for animals. He mentions many times that he hopes to be a bull rider someday. He also never wants to live without his big brother Karson. 

He has a kind heart. 

He goes along with his brother in everything. He adores Karson. 

He also wants to be just like his daddy. He wanted his birthday cake chocolate because he knew that was dads favorite. He is always putting others before him. 

He is very funny and silly. He actually shares many of the same traits as my husband. Very laid back and fun! 

We love you so much Kipton! I can't believe you will be heading to 1st grade this year. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Goats on our Farm

Image MapAfter our return from the Amish Country, we quickly knew we could really make use of some goats. We have about 2 acres to mow with the rest being woods. Most of that is weedeating. 

Those West Virginia hills that we are known for are pretty hard to mow around. There is no way we could own a riding mower so we have a 4 wheel drive push mower and then weedeat the rest. 

That is where we are hoping these guys will come into play. 

My husband found two twin male goats online. They have been perfect with kids!

Here is our middle son Kipton with Wags.

We have a lot of area still left in our barn, but it needed separated. My husband built a dividing wall and make it into a stall for them. He found that wooden "stool" for them to get onto and look out the window.

The front of the stall. He worked for two days straight to get it ready for them to come home. It looks amazing! They go right into their stall after they have been out grazing.

I'll share soon, how we got them on a great schedule.