Our pond is such a neat place to see things. We’ve enjoyed watching baby geese, going fishing (the boys did most of that :)), seeing the fish cranes fly in, the duck family, and many beautiful sunsets. I hope you are enjoying your summer! It is flying by way too fast for my liking 🙂
The house is quiet. There is an icecream dessert waiting for me. Thank you, God! I would quite possibly have brief periods of insanity without this quiet time at night 🙂 I thought I would share a few pictures from an evening down in our meadow, just me, my trusty camera, and Jenna. The light was just stunning! I took way too many 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
If you’ve followed my blog long enough you know I like a bit of variety. Some meaningful posts, along with some humor, and of course, lots of pictures. Maybe you were thinking that lately there hasn’t been much happening on the meaningful posts. You would be correct. I’m not sure why I find it harder to write lately. Most days leave me feeling drained and weary, ready to fall into a soft bed, cool, crisp sheets, and a room cooled by AC. This summer feels busy, with Tristan’s therapy, tutoring, outside work, and fun days thrown in. You all know that summer is just busier. And I like it that way. Just sometimes I need a breather 🙂
Yesterday, after being worn down by a crying child not wanting to do therapy, and another that wanted to keep running off to the barn, I felt done in! I felt like a good long snooze 🙂 I think sometimes rainy days just affect my mood, which really they shouldn’t, but yesterday just felt tiring.
And I’m starting to realize the older my children get, the less they think I know. Sometimes I just want to tell them I am actually the adult here. If I’m twice your age, I probably know a little more than you do 😉 Ahh, I wonder how those teenage years will be? I’m guessing I will be doing a lot of praying for wisdom. Maybe more than now 🙂 I am so in love with these unedited pictures of a spring evening in the meadow with my girls. And my 3 yr. old acts like a teenager sometimes. 🙂 Where she comes up with things, I just don’t always know! I blame her siblings 😉 Sometimes she calls me be-dorable (adorable), perfect, cootie (cutie), my darling.:) How I love her, and her sweetness!
From back before I planted garden. And a game of tug of war. God just gives such beautiful light! I can’t help but capture these moments. Jenna helped me plant the garden this year. Which may explain the few redbeets that were hanging out with the carrots 😉
Thanks for visiting, friends! And have a wonderful week!
Riding in the barn. Love those quiet moments of just getting along, no fighting. 🙂 Attic and window light ❤ This guy loves to mow. In April, Dale and I, and Jenna & Tristan went down to Md. for the day to see our friends, Harlan and Regina Good. Dale helped Harlan get bedding down for the chickens that were coming. Regina and I scrapbooked, and visited, and took care of our children 🙂 It was a long day, but a good day!Mt. pies over the fire.. Of course you should drink your hot chocolate out of a cow mug! 😉 Playing…This girl! I can feel the gray hairs coming 😉
Have a wonderful weekend!
You may have wondered why my posts have slacked off lately. I guess it has been extra busy, and sometimes I just don’t have a post in my head 🙂 I do find Instagram to be a quicker way to document our lives, so you can also follow me at this link if you like 🙂
This week has been good in so many ways, but it’s been a week where I’ve felt stressed out and disappointed in myself and my children. So many times I’ve asked God to please give me patience and wisdom, because I needed high doses of it! Not sure if it was the weather or what to blame it on, but the kiddos behavior this week was not good. Along with that, hubby had been working long days, and some long nights, and I felt the load of being a parent, and farmers wife even more. It made me realize just how hard it would be to parent without the help of a spouse.
I knew I felt snappy too. That’s how I unfortunately get when stressed 😦 And as they say, when Mom isn’t happy… 🙂
There is some decisions to make regarding our little guy, and his learning disabilities, and I feel pulled in different directions. You want what is best for your child, and sometimes that just looks hard. There is so many opinions, sometimes it gets confusing. If you think of it, maybe you could breathe a prayer for us 🙂 This week his behavior has been extra trying, and it’s probably due somewhat to the busyness here, but I made so many mistakes, and lost my cool way too often. My birthday came and went, and I always thought that folks at my age had everything figured out, and were mature, and full of wisdom. I am finding out different 🙂
My heart aches for the losses I’ve heard about lately as well. A young mother, and her son, gone so quickly. The earthquake in India. So many hurting, it can seem foolish to worry about the little things. But we do.
Beautiful evening light. Still a bit chilly here. I’m on behind 🙂 A weekend at the cabin with friends. Checking on the babies.Kirsten helping her dad milk.Little wood stacker, checking on the pile 🙂Playing at the wood pile. The light was so pretty that evening!
That’s all for today. Hope you have a beautiful one!