Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
When we built our house 5 years ago, the plans called for built in bookshelves in the living room. It was to be the focal point of the room.
As many of you know, living on one income always comes with challenges. One of them was that we didn't really need the built ins at the time of the house building, because we had to stay on budget.
So we waited.
5 years went by, and we were still waiting. But, no rush. It would come.
Then some friends came over for dinner from our new church. (we switched churches this summer, that's another post) During that dinner we found out the husband is very handy at building. So he offered his help! My husband is handy, but not with carpentry. This was a huge blessing to us!
We stayed within our allotted budget for this project, and the labor was free.
Can you hear me screaming YIPPEE!! :)
It took them two evenings to complete the project.
I am so happy with the final completed project! It has been a huge blessing to have this completed.
Behind the shelves is bead board.
I love decorating for fall, and I had all of these trinkets already. My mom really loves Halloween, and gave a few pieces for the boys to enjoy.
It turned out way better than I ever dreamed. I had them drill a small hole in the bottom shelf so that I can plug in things like a little lamp, or maybe lights for Christmas.
Hope you enjoyed!
Friday, September 30, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
There is new LIFE on our farm!!
We have our first baby chick that one of our hens have hatched. She sat for 22 days and out came this beautiful site. It was so sweet. We had been waiting for years for one of our hens to sit.
She is being a wonderful momma. Keeping that baby chick so warm under her wings.
We go check on them multiple times throughout the day.
We are thrilled for new life. I felt like having a chick shower for her :) but instead we bought some baby chick food! Have a wonderful Sunday!!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
One of my favorite things about living in the country are the walks.
It gives my mind a break. A step back away from the world. It is something we do every day.
Some days I take multiple walks. Sometimes during the cool mornings and again after dinner. It is a time to reflect.
I find it to be a great stress reliver to get outside and enjoy all that God has given us. Not only do children need the outdoors but us moms do also!
God says for us to be keepers at home.
After I tend to all of my jobs in the house, we go out for a long walk. I love to be home.
Do you take a daily walk?
It seems more and more this type of picture is disappearing from our country.
Families are so far from what God intended.
He put a man and a woman married together under God. Children should be raised in a home with both parents. In a loving home.
I am very strong in believing that so many children suffer because of their family choices. It seems all of the adults around my age are doing things they shouldn't.
I am here to tell them what they are chasing is no good. Family is so special.
God does not want divorce. When a couple find hard times, they just give up it seems. No one said marriage would be easy. No one said raising kids to love and obey God and their parents would be easy. But it is worth it!
My hope for our country is that families would stop seeking glory in things that won't last, and start placing their hope and trust in God and the family they have been given.
"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh." -Genesis 2:24
Monday, August 29, 2016
My parents are building a new home that is all one level. They are doing this to help with the laundry and up keep. Their last home also had a lot of mowing. This new home just has a lot. As they were building their home the pool company had time to do it right then. So they put it in within a week.
Can you tell my boys enjoyed it? They are about 2 weeks away from moving in. They can't wait!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Kase you are such a sweet big boy!! Look at you growing so big. You are our sunshine.
Outside time (swinging, walks, bike rides)
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!!