Never say never…

You never know what God has planned for you! Back when I was a teenager, { according to my children, this is back in the olden days πŸ™‚ } I made the comment that I would never marry a dairy farmer. I had decided that farming was not for me . Not sure what happened? πŸ™‚

Funny thing is, Dale & I met when he came to our farm looking for work. God does have a sense of humor I think πŸ™‚ By the way, hubby still says he came to our farm because he heard my Dad bought this tractor he thought would be fun to use. He says he had no idea that it was girls that worked here πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’m glad God had other plans for me! I feel blessed to be able to live and work together every day. Sure their are days when you wish those cows had an off button. { hey girls, you think you could hold that milk for a day? it’s Sunday after all, a day of rest } That hasn’t worked yet πŸ™‚ But we have the blessing of working alongside family, and dependable relief milkers, so it’s usually not too hard to have a break when we need one.

And some of the time when I feel most inspired is when I’m in the barn . Inspired, you say? When this is what you have to look at ? πŸ™‚misc, spring 018{ I made sure I took this picture right after we scraped up. Hubby would want it looking semi-clean πŸ™‚ }

I think the reason I can be inspired in the barn is because I have time to myself to think. Milking is something that doesn’t take much thought, so my mind is free to wander . I’ve said alot of prayers, dreamed a lot of dreams, written blog posts, planned a meal, all while milking πŸ™‚ { We milk with one person at each end of the barn, so can’t talk to hubby unless I yell πŸ™‚ }

Yes, I am glad to be a dairy farmers wife! My plans changed, but for the better πŸ™‚ Never say never :)….

The little things

Today, I hope you have some time to enjoy the little things. Sometimes it is the little things that brighten up your day πŸ™‚20140421_085603Β  Watching my baby enjoy her hot chocolate. .20140421_085650Β  Β  Β  Β A few chocolate chips with my latte. Yummy πŸ™‚20140421_175530Β  Β  Β Flowers my girlies picked for me. So sweet!20140421_185054Β Daffodils … I think spring is HERE! Β  Β  Β  Β  Be blessed!!

Snippets of my day…

… captured with my phone. I was babysitting my nephews today.

Jenna n Owen

Jenna n Owen

Tristan giving Owen a lift

Tristan giving Owen a lift

Rain, rain, more rain :)

Rain, rain, more rain πŸ™‚

20140415_102255Β  Β  Β  Β They say tables are used to sit down and have a meal πŸ™‚ For some reason, Β mine just can’t seem to lose the laundry πŸ™‚ Oh well at least it’s folded!

Yummy lunch from my thoughtful sis

Yummy lunch from my thoughtful sis

Deep discussions ;)

Deep discussions πŸ˜‰

Love watching her play baby!

Love watching her play baby!

20140415_164312Β  Β  Β And last( but certainly not least πŸ™‚ ), my little piece of happy. Buckeye bars I found on pinterest. These things are dangerous to me πŸ™‚

Lovin’ this weather!!

Hi all, hope you could get outside and enjoy this beautiful day! { anyways it was awesome here in Myerstown πŸ™‚ } I went to a few yard sales this morning, and came home happy with all my purchases πŸ™‚ The children spent most of their day outdoors.

my one yard sale buy - made for some happy boys :)

my one yard sale buy – made for some happy boys πŸ™‚

Hubby and my dad had lots of help loading hay :)

Hubby and my dad had lots of help loading hay πŸ™‚

Kirsten giving Jenna rides

Kirsten giving Jenna rides

And I managed to brighten my porch table with flowers from my sister and some pansies. Made me smile to see them in pots πŸ™‚

Thanks for the flowers, dear sister of mine πŸ™‚

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May you all be blessed with a good rest of the weekend!

Days Like These

Have you ever had a day when nothing seems to go right? You wish to go back to bed, and bury under the covers, and sleep the troubles away? πŸ™‚ The children keep trying your patience??misc, zac 005 ” Oh ya mean I’m not supposed to empty my crayons onto the floor?”

I think we all have those days! πŸ™‚ But then you take a deep breath and keep on trying πŸ™‚ And you think of all those other little moments that just make up for all those trying times…

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could taking a snooze with daddy be any sweeter? πŸ™‚

sweet baby feet

sweet baby feet

they do get along ;)

they do get along πŸ˜‰

..And it’s really not so bad πŸ™‚ Children are alot of work and they can try you to the utmost, but I wouldn’t trade being a parent for a thing!! I am so thankful for the 4 that God has blessed me with! And next time I feel like they couldn’t possibly do one more thing to make their poor mother get a grey hair, I shall remember all those special times they bring a smile to my face, and make me so proud to be their mama πŸ™‚


A few things that come to mind when I think of spring…misc, spring 022 Warmer wash days. Yay!

momma & new baby


041misc, spring 023 More time outdoors. Yes! .. And for all of you that love the smell of fresh country air πŸ™‚ Dale taking the children for a ride. The manure pits must get emptied too πŸ™‚

Proud aunt photos

I must show off someΒ  pictures of a few of my nephews and a niece. Yes, I am that aunt, sister, sis-n-law that begs to borrow your child for camera practice πŸ™‚ Thanks for putting up with me!

Taken last fall

Taken last fall

Trevor and snow 041_edited-1 Isn’t he a cutie? Trevor and snow 048_edited-1 misc, zac 124_edited-1 misc, zac 128_edited-1 Took these this winter on a cabin trip. He did so well! And it was surprisingly warm that day, which was nice.misc, zac 110_edited-2Β 048_edited-1 This guy πŸ™‚ He gave me maybe 5 min., and then it was waah! every time he saw my camera πŸ™‚