Thursday, November 23, 2017


This is a busy time of year for our family. Since the crops are out and it is still warm enough to install  the underground irrigation systems the guys have been putting in huge weeks trying to get as much done as they can! 

Everyone comes home tired and sore, but that makes us look forward to the weekend that much more! 

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might."
Ecclesiastes 9:10

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Trip To Florida

For Alaythia's 18th birthday she asked if we three girls could take a trip to Florida to visit Andrew and Kori. It took awhile to finally figure out a time that would work, but finally we were able to book the tickets and fly south.

We packed the 10 days full of adventures!

Enjoying the beautiful weather - playing games while eating chocolate chip cookie dough 
 - listening to street musicians - boating

- exploring fun restaurants - swimming 
- cooking s'mores over the stove - just talking together

- relaxing at the beach - laughing
- singing karaoke - shopping...

I'm pretty sure that was one birthday present that will never be forgotten!
Thank you Andrew and Kori for the incredible time together. 
We love you!

"Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore!"
Psalms 113:2

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winter is coming!

There is just something special about sitting in front of a cozy fireplace when it is cold outside. The snow is gently falling. Christmas lights are sparkling around you, and music is playing softly. That is when you just want to stop time for a bit. 

But before you can enjoy that view you have to gather all the firewood! Last Saturday a bunch of us went to a friend's house to cut and load up the wood from some dead trees he cut down. We actually had a great time doing it!

Can you tell who is having fun with the wood shavings?

We made a 'bucket brigade' from the pile of wood Dad was cutting to the trailer where Nathanael was stacking. Not all of the logs were thrown and caught successfully, but no one was hurt and there were a lot of laughs in the process.

Now we have a beautiful stack of wood ready to keep us comfy and cozy all winter.

"The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace."
Psalms 29:11

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Then & Now

Exactly 10 years after taking this picture of Hannah, Susanna and Alaythia we unintentionally got another one at the exact same place with almost the exact same pose, with the exact same photographer. Wow, time flies!!

I guess we will have to put it on the calendar and see if we can get another one 10 years from now.

Blessed be the name of the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore!
Psalms 113:2