Hi! It’s been awhile πŸ™‚ We are enjoying summer, and all the busyness it brings!! Just thought I will share a few photos of the cute little puppies we enjoyed for awhile!! I did not take time to edit πŸ™‚ I love Darian’s face in the middle picture πŸ˜‰

Jazzy, the mother, is a fabulous mom to her 6 cuties!! There was lots of chaos πŸ™‚

And a few photos I captured with my phone..Β So much action!!They were very loved πŸ˜‰

Hope your week is full of good things!! β™‘ Jo

Fair week

I may have taken a bunch of photos this year πŸ™‚ It was our boys’ 1st year doing 4H, and so new experiences for all!

Devan showed Ruby, a December calf. Tristan showed Peppy, a March calf.

We started the week with them taking the calves up, and I brought lunch for the 4H crew. It was also this guy’s 12th birthday, (WHAT!??), so we had cake too πŸ™‚ More photos from the 1st day..

On a side note, my baby got his 1st haircut πŸ™‚Β  I had no idea how much they work at cleaning the animals! Even wiping out their ears πŸ™‚ I think Tristan cleaned his calf’s ears better than his own πŸ˜‰ Hanging out in the barn.. Showtime! Tristan was in his glory!! πŸ™‚And these 2! Two of a kind πŸ™‚ They di this ^ on their own, lol!

Devan and his girl… And then some phone shots to wrap it up..

They left the little kids take a turn in the show ring too πŸ™‚

My little butterfly ❀Daddy gives the best rides!

It was a good week, and a niceΒ little break from the normal routine! Β Hope you are blessed with a good week!!


School is out, and I am ready to do another giveaway!! πŸ™‚

First things first! Β I am having a little get together at my place this Tuesday, the 23d! If you are local Β to Myerstown, and want to come, please contact me! Contact info is under the ABOUT tab, or you can message me on Facebook! I will have a few snacks and some giveaways, and will be sharing a bit about Plexus products, and how they have made a difference for us, and others. This is not a party where you feel like you have to purchase πŸ™‚ I do not carry inventory, so you can leave your wallets at home, and come listen in! It will be very relaxed πŸ™‚ Our new and improved pink drink will be available to taste, and I am more than excited about it! Added prebiotics have made this wonderful drink even better!!

Also, check out the latest blog post here, http://www.michellebeachy.com/blog/ ,for some really neat ways Plexus has helped them!!


Ok!! HereΒ is the gift you can win!!

A dish towel, my favorite chocolate, a notepad, and a 3 day trial of 2 of my favorite natural products πŸ™‚ The trial pack includes the newΒ Plexus Slim, which is a blood sugar balancing drink ( think all day sustained energy), and Edge is our natural energy product. I use the pink drink daily, and Edge for days when I am extra busy, or did not have much sleep. My hubby loves Edge as well, for when he is running around the clock. πŸ™‚


Comment below with something you love about summer, and you will be entered to win!

Because this has my fave natural products included, please do not enter the giveaway if you are working with another ambassador πŸ™‚

Giveaway ends Wednesday at midnight!

Bits of summer ~ Part 3

As promised way back, more summer photos..

One of our favorite summer highlights was when my sister and her family came home from Haiti on a 3 wk. furlough.misc and Rachelle's boys 009Jenna and Owen enjoying corn on the cob at Grandma’s house. They seemed to hit it off pretty quickly after not seeing each other for a year πŸ™‚corn day and misc. July 2015 001 corn day and misc. July 2015 002 corn day and misc. July 2015 012We had a corn day at our house. misc. 2015 Tiffany 051 misc. 2015 Tiffany 081 misc. 2015 Tiffany 094Aug. 2015 003 Aug. 2015 009 Aug. 2015 012It was special to spend a weekend at the cabin together whileΒ Harold and SheritaΒ were here!Aug. 2015 020 20150731_180124 20150731_204937 20150801_200638Fun memories were made πŸ™‚20150725_214425 20150729_200656 20150730_204304misc. 2015 Tiffany 010 misc. 2015 Tiffany 013 misc. 2015 Tiffany 019 misc. 2015 Tiffany 027 misc. 2015 Tiffany 034 misc. 2015 Tiffany 042 misc. 2015 Tiffany 047We enjoyed the Lebanon fair. corn day and misc. July 2015 016 corn day and misc. July 2015 019There was warm, summer nights.. Aug. 2015 034 Aug. 2015 038 Aug. 2015 045Owen loved our puppies πŸ™‚Aug. 2015 032Checking on a cow in the float tank. For those of you not familiar with farming, it is a means of getting a cow back up after she is unable to on her own. Sadly, it didn’t work for this girl 😦Tristan 1st grade 002He is doing so much better at school than I thought he would πŸ™‚

Ending this post on that note. Thanks for taking the time to read πŸ™‚ Be blessed!

Bits of Summer ~ Part 1

july 2015 misc 009Splash!end of june & July 21015 001end of june & July 21015 005 end of june & July 21015 006 end of june & July 21015 008 end of june & July 21015 009 end of june & July 21015 012 end of june & July 21015 014Flowers are a love of mine.may 2015 010 may 2015 011Sometimes if you want to be with your farmer, you ride along πŸ™‚may 2015 004may 2015 016HotΒ chocolate and little girls ❀misc. and pool May 2015 011Trampoline funmisc. and pool May 2015 026 misc. and pool May 2015 025 misc. and pool May 2015 030 misc. and pool May 2015 031Swimming was always a hit!misc. and pool May 2015 036Weeding..misc + Tanner 2015 002_edited-1Gorgeous sunsets! We serve a magnificent Lord! misc. june 2015 020 misc. june 2015 022 misc. june 2015 030Backyard shenanigans πŸ™‚misc. june 2015 001Watermelon20150604_092922Picking strawberries.misc. june 2015 042 misc. june 2015 043 misc. june 2015 044 misc. june 2015 047Making jelly. 20150609_173046 20150610_194742 20150610_195032 20150612_130838That is all for now. More later, because I am a photoholic πŸ˜‰ Is that a word, and is that bad?? πŸ™‚

Happy Tuesday, friends! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

Puppies everywhere

Right now, the big thing around here is our puppies. Zoey had 8 of them, 1 female, and 7 males. We told the children we’ll keep the female. Of course, that one died 😦 So now they argue which boy is going to stay πŸ™‚ At any rate, these guys are so cute! They are getting naughty, and playful. And they eat a lot πŸ™‚20150705_193034This was after the girl puppy died, and my sweet little man was in tears over it. So he spent some time sitting with the puppies.end of june & July 21015 017 end of june & July 21015 021july 2015 misc 007When I saw her heading up to the barn with these shoes on, I grabbed my camera πŸ™‚ Then she leaned in over the pen. Pure sweetness πŸ™‚devan and misc. july 2015 031misc. July 2015 019misc. July 2015 024misc. July 2015 026Jenna has declared the runt of the litter, hers. She carries that poor puppy every chance she gets. He appears to be thriving despite that πŸ˜‰20150708_10415620150718_191126She is in love πŸ™‚20150802_191146 20150802_191300 20150802_191310I’m camera happy with these puppies!corn day and misc. July 2015 006One of my favorites ❀20150715_190235More favorites..Aug. 2015 021 Aug. 2015 022 Aug. 2015 023I’m tellin’ ya, this puppy has learned to be tough πŸ™‚Aug. 2015 039 Aug. 2015 040 Aug. 2015 043I know they will miss them when they go. They are for sale if anyone is interested πŸ™‚ We are pretty certain the father is a golden retriever (that’s who we saw around the farm), and Zoey is a lab mixed with we aren’t sure what πŸ™‚ The puppies definitely look like lab/retrievers. Next week they will be ready to go, so we will enjoy them while we have them πŸ™‚

Good Times

Thought I’d share a few photos from Labor Day Weekend. We had a wonderful time at the cabin and the lake with our friends. It’s always nice to get a break from the daily grind, and just relax a bit. (Although sometimes when I’m packing and making food, I’m thinking, they had better appreciate all my hard work :))

Some highlights…cabin2014 037Getting rides with the jeep and cart.cabin2014 008 cabin2014 009 cabin2014 014Out on the boat…cabin2014 016 cabin2014 018The boys had fun tubing..cabin2014 017_edited-1I love this one of Tristan πŸ™‚ He absolutely loves water!cabin2014 023Jenna looks pretty excited too πŸ™‚cabin2014 025We had AMAZING food. Really. I gained a few pounds over the weekend πŸ™‚cabin2014 031Singing Father Abraham. Lots of motions involved πŸ˜‰cabin2014 039 cabin2014 040Beautiful scenery…cabin2014 029 cabin2014 049 cabin2014 057A turtle and lots of fun by the creek, building a dam and who knows what else πŸ™‚cabin2014 043 cabin2014 044 cabin2014 045

1. Jeep talks πŸ™‚ 2.Sweet Ashley 3. Devan having fun on the ripstik

Like always, it’s good to go away and good to come home!

Finding Joy..

… in the mundane. Something that can be hard to do. I think we all have our times when life just feels dull. Another load of wash, another meal to prepare, cleaning a home that stays clean for about 5 min. if you are lucky πŸ™‚ For me, when I take the time to pull out my camera and get some photos of the everyday, I look through them and smile. Because it’s life, wonderful life! In the boring, in the busy, in the pull your hair out days :).

Some of my everyday…

au 002Boys and dirt… au 003 au 004Beans and more beans. Kirsten was such a good helper with snipping ends off!au 005 au 006 au 007 au 048I love everything about this photo. My 2 youngest, just being together. (It’s not always like this, folks ;)).au 034And how often do your parents give you permission to break into the safe? πŸ˜‰ I guess when the keys are sadly lost. These 2 look like little thieves πŸ˜‰au 035 au 036Tunnel of straw the boys made. They had fun with this for a few days..au 037Flowersau 044Peaches.. I was ready to be done πŸ™‚ I know there are those that do more than I did, but I can’t say I enjoy canning and freezing. Although there is a sense of satisfaction seeing all your hard work! And it tastes good in the winter!!au 049 au 050 au 051 au 059 au 060au 065 au 066Just a butterfly, but so beautiful!

I encourage you to get your camera or phone out, and take photos of your days, normal or crazy πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did!



A weekend at the cabin with family = good times, good food, relaxation (sort of :)) We had a nice time together! Harold and Sherita, we did miss you not being there though! 😦

misc. karen, cabin 113_edited-1 misc. karen, cabin 112_edited-1 misc. karen, cabin 117 misc. karen, cabin 122_edited-1Games..misc. karen, cabin 137misc. karen, cabin 147These 2 are too cute πŸ™‚ misc. karen, cabin 149_edited-1 I’m not sure what face that is?? πŸ™‚misc. karen, cabin 150_edited-1Had to get one of Devan wearing a girl’s helmet. I can’t believe he stooped so low πŸ˜‰misc. karen, cabin 153_edited-1 misc. karen, cabin 154_edited-1They had fun with the big bubble thing that Mom brought along.misc. karen, cabin 163 misc. karen, cabin 166 misc. karen, cabin 169 misc. karen, cabin 173You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~ Desmond Tutu