"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." ~ Doug Phillips

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sumner Lake

A beautiful picnic lunch and afternoon at Sumner Lake. We didn't get a single bite, but we did get a few sunburns! It was a fun way to spend the afternoon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Why? Why did I quit blogging? What was my purpose in posting here? 
I was originally using this as a way to keep up with others. But then Facebook came along. Talk about instant posting and instant "keeping up with the Jones'" 
But then I printed my blog. When the book came in the mail I sat down to thumb through it and realized it had chronicled the last 6 years of our life. I am not the type to print up all the pictures I take, nor am I going to make crafty books with those pictures. But by blogging I had done just that! 
So why I am going back to blogging? So I can quickly post what we are doing, then print it and have that cutesy picture book of our life. :-)

August 2013

Clayton started 4th grade. Mrs. Alink's class 

Lindsy started 2nd Grade. Mrs. Smith's class.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Mish-Mash......

Meet Lucy...
 My Handsome Hardworking Man!
 The type of work he does.....
 Sweet Cubby
 Baby Chicks!

 how quickly Lucy grew in a week


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Yep, I am a bad mom...I have failed to take any new pictures of my kids! So here are some recent ones of the animals.

My pretty BlueBelle
 Ed and Travis telling secrets. These 2 are really good buddies. As a side note...still waiting for lamb babies!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I am alive!!!

Can you believe it? I am still alive. Busy as ever but still alive! :)
Wilfred took  a new job and has been gone more than he has been home. Wilfred and I both had elk hunts this fall...neither of us were successful.
Kaleb turned 3, then Clayton turned 8, Lindsy followed turning 6, and Joel brought up the birthday rear turning 2 in December!
Did I mention being Busy?
Oh don't let me forget, I had my gallbladder removed just days before it would have ruptured. I am feeling like a whole new person since then!
We also have started a sheep adventure....I bought 3 pregnant ewes and we are anxiously waiting for babies.
I also bought a sweet little blue roan horse.....Like I needed more to do!
She is great with the kids and even better for me. Now we are waiting for snow to melt away and my broken wrist and thumb to heal so we can get back in the saddle!
Last but not least...I am also worm farming. Weird I know!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gone Fishing!.....

 Wow Mom.....Look at all the water!

 First Catch goes to Lindsy!
 Second catch goes to Lindsy!!!

 Wishing he was swimming.......
 Wish granted!
 While the littler kids had some splash time, Daddy and Clayton had some quiet father/son time.
 Then we got bored.....so Daddy caught crawdads to play with.
 They can really pinch! Fun to play tug with sticks.
 Just before we left Mom reeled in the smallest fish of the day.

 We caught all 3 fish on the worms dug up from the garden.....they didn't bite on anything else. The final total was  1 small crappie, 1 Big carp, and 1 tiny bluegill, all caught by the girls!
Daisy went with us....she made sure to keep the stroller occupied!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Photo Overload!...

Help! Help! Let us out of here! 

 (The boys had locked themselves in Joel's room. They were making funny faces on the glass until I got my camera, then they turned serious. BTW the glass IS NOT that dirty, there is a protective film on it.)

Joel being a puppy.

 Double Trouble!
 Whats a hungry kitten to do?? Jump into the feed bag of course!
 The only safe place to eat the last piece of Chocolate pie!
 Remember those eggs I found in the woodshed? They hatched this week!

 She is every bit as ornery as she looks!
There were no pictures last week because my Internet was down, hopefully this makes up for it! Have a great weekend everyone!!