An evening in the meadow

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.may 2015 017 may 2015 018 may 2015 022may 2015 024 may 2015 026 may 2015 028 may 2015 031The light was just stunning! I took way too many 🙂may 2015 033 may 2015 036 may 2015 037 may 2015 038I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Musings

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 🙂misc. april 2015 018 misc. april 2015 020 misc. april 2015 022 misc. april 2015 026 misc. april 2015 027 misc. april 2015 040I 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!

misc. april 2015 047 misc. april 2015 053 misc. april 2015 057From 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.misc. april 2015 061 misc. april 2015 064Jenna 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!

Spring shots

april 2015 011_edited-1Riding in the barn. april 2015 014 april 2015 015Love those quiet moments of just getting along, no fighting. 🙂 april 2015 017Attic and window light ❤md and misc april 2015 001 This guy loves to mow.md and misc april 2015 016_edited-1 md and misc april 2015 019_edited-1 md and misc april 2015 022_edited-1 md and misc april 2015 026md and misc april 2015 032_edited-1In 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!misc. april 2015 005Mt. pies over the fire..misc. april 2015 006 misc. april 2015 007Of course you should drink your hot chocolate out of a cow mug! 😉misc. april 2015 008 misc. april 2015 010 misc. april 2015 011Playing…misc. april 2015 013This girl! I can feel the gray hairs coming 😉

Have a wonderful weekend!

A breather

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.

I’m praying that I can keep my focus on Christ, where it should be. And I will do the same for you! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!april 2015 005 april 2015 007