Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I AM THANKFUL

I'm thankful for families.
They make the best football teammates.


I'm thankful that we live in the country.
I like wide open spaces.


I'm thankful for Brother-in-laws and nephews.
They are cute.


I'm thankful for my camera.
You can take as many pictures as you want!


I'm thankful that our kids get to grow up with Uncles that love them.
They teach them many things!


I'm thankful for love.
It's a wonderful thing!


I'm thankful kids.
They help you take time for life.


I'm thankful for smiles.
They make the world a better place!


I'm thankful for sister-in-laws.
They make the best friends ever!


I'm thankful for full tables.
They mean I am surrounded by love.


I'm thankful for dessert.
It brings sweetness to life!


I'm thankful for crazy people.
They make me laugh!


I'm thankful for Grandparents.
They bring much needed wisdom to this world.


I'm thankful for carbs.
They keep us from blowing away!


I'm thankful for life.
No matter who you are, where you are in life, or how messed our past may be,
God has a plan a hope and a future for us.
He knows where we're going!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thanksgiving Begins

I love Thanksgiving.
Probably cause I have so much to be thankful for!
And cause I really like pumpkin pie and turkey and cranberry sauce!
I love getting together as a family.
Just visiting, laughing and being all in one place, it's a special time!
This year we started out our Thanksgiving celebration at my parents house.
There were 2 people that were extra thankful this year.
My sister Ruth brought her boyfriend Jason (don't have a picture of them) and my brother Reuben brought his girlfriend Jen, Josh's sisters!!!
We were thankful along with them!!


Aren't they just the cutest!!


It was cool and windy outside, so while the adults played some volley ball the kids played mouse trap.
Sophia dreaming of her nap.




Sweet cousins.


Looking for Christmas gifts.


When the adults came in to warm up we played pictionary.



Playing with Grandpa.


Then it was time to get the food ready!!

Whipped cream.



And apple pie.


Fancy tables.


And turkey.


I love these 2 people!!


Moriah practicing her walking skills.



Sisters!


Eating for two!!! Yes, my sister and her husband are excepting baby #2 in March!!


After an amazing meal, sharing what we are thankful for and lots of visiting we got these 3 cuties together for some pictures.


They melt my heart!



Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

{ TRUST }

Today was a day of many prayers.
With the weather saying that there was rain on the way and our harvest just getting started we didn't really want to have to deal with it.
So we prayed.
We prayed that the rain would stay away.
We prayed that the clouds would part for our fields.
It was strange.
All Summer along we had prayed for rain.
And almost all Summer long the rain had stayed away.
Maybe it would do the same thing now.
But while praying this afternoon I was reminded that maybe God had a different plan.
Maybe He knew that we needed to learn a lesson.
The lesson of trust.
The lesson of not leaning on our understanding and what we think is right.
The lesson of leaving it all in His hands.
So my prayers changed from "keep the rain away" to, "may Your will be done."
And this evening the rain came.
The most rain that I've seen on our yard all Summer.
As it rained I watched and I let all the doubt wash away.
God knew what He was doing.
He has a plan for our harvest, to make Himself known.
I prayed for trust for the farmers that I saw in our shop across the yard.
I prayed that even now we would give the harvest into His hands.
I prayed that we would learn the lesson that we needed to learn with grace.
We still love Him.
We still trust Him.
We still believe that He knows what is best.
And once we again we pray for the sunshine; we pray for God's will to be done.










Thursday, August 24, 2017

Canola Tradition

Every year since we have had kids I've taken them to the nearest canola field for a quick photo shoot.
This year wasn't hard as we had canola all around our yard!
We picked a field and started smiling.
It was a SUPER  hot and humid day so we smiled as fast as we could!
And the pictures have not been edited, cause I don't know how, but I enjoy the smiles anyway! :)