Harvest Wife

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I am changing my title, because I was made aware that my title may be hurtful for those truly in the trenches of being a widow. I truly apologize for that!

It’s Saturday night, 9:34 pm. I sit here typing, the children are watching “The Skit Guys”, but are headed to bed soon! One of them was up before 4 am, another up before 5:30 am, and the other was on baby brother duty since 4 am. Which means interrupted sleep πŸ˜‰Β  The tractor and manure spreader keep buzzing by the house, and will stop sometime before midnight, or when the farmer gets too tired πŸ™‚

I’ve milked twice today, did laundry, cleaned the living room, settled fights, took a power nap while getting baby and his bigger sis down for a nap, washed my kitchen floor, baked cookies, lost my temper, listened to motivational speakers, folded laundry. Don’t you love all those details I just listed? πŸ™‚ Really, what is the deal? We all did stuff today, but didn’t have to tell everyone. Right???Β  But I felt like it, and it’s my blog, so there you go! Chuckle, chuckle πŸ™‚

Ok sorry friends! I may have been feeling a tad snarky. I was baking cookies after 8pm on a Saturday night, and wondering what all the fun, exciting people were doing πŸ™‚

Honestly, I don’t mind being home on a Saturday night! But right now, I refer to myself as the “Harvest widow” (will be more careful with my words, and from now on, say “Harvest wife”), and I am so ready to have a day of rest tomorrow!!

Harvest is in full swing, and with the hubby being gone with the custom crew every day, sometimes half the night, my hands are full πŸ™‚

I decided to share a few photos of harvest 2017!!This was a day I ran lunch to my man, and took a quick ride with him πŸ™‚ This church was right beside a field the crew was in, one night when I ran supper to him . I loved how peaceful it looked!Stopping for a quick bite!The little stinker πŸ™‚I am always glad when this time of year is over! So much equipment, and tired men, often in a hurry.

I pray for safety for all!! This year the crop is bountiful, and we are thankful for that!! I hope you all have a good ending to your weekend!! πŸ™‚

For the love of sunsets

If you followed me awhile now, you know I love a good sunset to capture some silhouette shots πŸ™‚

Sharing a few with you today!

First, a winter sunset …Jenna and her baby brother…Tristan with an injured pigeon he found πŸ™‚

Jenna and the doggies..A favorite of mine! I won a contest with this one πŸ™‚Devan is still on crutches. He will be so happy to see them go, as will I! πŸ˜‰The little bike that cause those crutches to happen πŸ™‚ Another fave of mine!And last of all, be JOYFUL! Happy Monday!!Next post…some info on my fave productsΒ and a giveaway!! πŸ™‚

Baby On Our Mind

My stomach looks like a small Mt. Everest, and it goes up and down, like an ocean wave. I readjust my position on the recliner, trying to breathe better. Kicks and tumbles, and all sorts ofΒ flips are going on in my womb πŸ™‚ Seriously, we may possibly have a future gymnast in there πŸ™‚

Last week I had my ultrasound and was so happy! Our prayer was that my placenta would move, soΒ I wouldn’t have to have a C-section, and it did! Baby was looking good, and a healthy weight.

We still have not hardly discussed names. I have no idea why. In fact, we never were like this with the others. Last night sent me into a bit of a panic, because I was having pretty strong contractions, and wasn’t feeling well, and I’m thinking “Oh no, the baby will come, we have no name for him or her,the car seat isn’t washed, etc. etc.

I did not have a good night, and this morning after a call to my midwife, I was put on bedrest. So, I’m currently pretty stuck to the recliner, and we will go in for a checkup tomorrow, and then go from there. Baby is not relaxing. Hardly stops moving. Does that mean sleepless nights coming up?? πŸ™‚

At any rate, we are super anxious to meet our sweet baby, and see this busy little person! I’m definitely being taught a lesson in patience πŸ™‚

Until then, we will do our best to stay healthy πŸ™‚

And here are a few pictures to close this post…

Can you spot the babies?IMG_5782 IMG_578520160310_160447Farmer boy…IMG_5637IMG_5789Be blessed!

A Giveaway…

In honor of Spring, and all things blooming, I’ve decided to do a giveaway. I justΒ ordered these cards from Artifact Uprising, and I love the quality of them! Most of the photos on the cards were taken from my flowerbeds or around the farm.2016-04-28 17.23.46You will receive a pack of 10 cards, along with envelopes. The cards are blank inside, so you can use them for a variety of occasions.2016-04-28 17.23.07Cards are smaller in size than they look here πŸ™‚

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment saying what you love most about Spring, along with your email address. It’s that easy πŸ™‚

A name will be chosen on Monday, May 2, and the winner will be announced. Happy Entering πŸ™‚

More photos

I’m a bit on behind here, and right now I just don’t have any words of wisdom to share with you, so we have more pictures πŸ˜‰jenna 001_edited-1Hanging out with me while I bake. I love this girl! phone feb and march 2015 054I ❀ silhouettes!phone feb and march 2015 261I just love window shots!phone feb and march 2015 278Have we got style or what?? πŸ™‚cabin and misc. march 2015 033 cabin and misc. march 2015 039Time at the cabin with family. A fort the boys made.cabin and misc. march 2015 037cabin and misc. march 2015 019Such pretty scenery at the cabin!jenna misc march 2015 002 My crazy girl and her crazy hair..jenna misc march 2015 005 jenna misc march 2015 006 jenna misc march 2015 007I just loved watching her eat that orange in the pretty light! jenna misc march 2015 008And to end the post, a quilt from my Grandma, line drying! Spring is here, and I am thankful!!!

The forecast for the weekend sounds lovely! Hope you have a wonderful one!

Picture overload

I think it’s been awhile since I posted pictures of normal, everyday life here… jenna and kinsley 015 jenna and kinsley 016 phone feb and march 2015 068jenna and kinsley 019Sunday night soft pretzel making. Sorry about the yellow pictures! I tried changing my white balance, but it doesn’t seem to help much, and I need my lights on when it’s dark outside πŸ™‚ Any tips from those of you that know more than I? Please share! πŸ™‚megan and misc 002_edited-1I know it’s spring, but this winter photo is so pretty! What a great God we serve!megan and misc 005That is a “I’m eating a donut, and my life is good” face πŸ˜‰ The one behind, I do not understand that look πŸ™‚megan and misc 007_edited-1I know, I know, another winter image. But it was a beautiful sunrise. 002Two stinkers found my phone πŸ™‚jenna out and about 004Play doh fun.jenna out and about 006_edited-1phone feb and march 2015 324Chalk fun.. jenna out and about 009_edited-1 jenna out and about 020 jenna out and about 028_edited-1 jenna out and about 031 jenna out and about 033_edited-1Exploring…phone feb and march 2015 002Peering out the office window. phone feb and march 2015 031Lunch at Wendy’s. Grandma treated πŸ™‚phone feb and march 2015 026 phone feb and march 2015 029Jenna and I enjoying my great niece.phone feb and march 2015 049Playing around with my chalkboard wall. – Valentines week.phone feb and march 2015 057Delicious meal at the sweetheart supper!phone feb and march 2015 113A quick meal, English muffin pizzas. My favorite, ranch dressing and bacon bits.jenna out and about 012_edited-1Pretty birds. jenna out and about 023_edited-1The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees,Β  the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less. Joseph B. Wirthlin

I hope that each of you don’t take for granted the things and people you’ve been blessed with. I find I do way too often. I hope you find the beauty in each day, for it is there. Some days we just may have to look for it harder than other days πŸ™‚

Have a super weekend!

Snow Days

Yes, we have had plenty of those^. And this is especially for you, Harold and Sherita, in case you forgot what snow looks like πŸ˜‰misc. Feb and March 004There was ice skating on the driveway.

misc. Feb and March 012_edited-1There was snow to be tasted.20150226_101150There was photos to take.20150302_083530There was driveways to scrape. With little people, of course πŸ™‚misc. Feb and March 017_edited-1There was exploring to do.20150301_161620There was calves to chase back in pens. (This was after we had them in the pen, and Tristan was guarding them till we found a bolt to keep the gate shut.)misc. Feb and March 025_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 027_edited-1There was gates to climb.misc. Feb and March 030_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 031_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 032_edited-1There was walls to clean off.misc. Feb and March 033There was lots and lots of snow flakes.20150227_175406And there was beautiful sunsets.

And I’m thinking Spring is just around the corner πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!