Saturday, December 6, 2014

Still here.....

I haven't been ignoring the blog, just been busy with life~

I just wanted to say HI :-)
I'll be back soon with lots of pictures and a few family updates~
Hope y'all are having a fantastic start to the most wonderful time of year CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Home Restoration....

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder~
I definitely believe that statement fits when looking at the first picture above. In May 2012 we purchased the little yellow farm house and 30 acres of land. The land was overgrown, the barns were in poor condition, and the little yellow house....
Well, it was a mess!
The little yellow house had hay bales being stored on the front porch, it had been half way gutted inside by the previous owners,
windows were broken, and little varmints were using it as their home:-0 The Lord allowed us to see past all of that and gave us a vision for the house and land, I'm so thankful He did! It has taken lots of hard work, sweat and pulling together to get the house/land/barns where they are today.
We are still in the restoration process with the house,
we hope to be moved in way before Christmas
the end of the year.
Once the house is complete I'll share pictures of the
before and during process...
along with the after.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Random pictures from fall...

 Weekend Trips....

We hope to move into our house before Christmas!

Friday, November 7, 2014


The first of October we took a little trip to the apple orchard.
We enjoyed the store and the apple picking....
Mercier Orchard has lots of activities.

The views from the orchard were amazing.

Apple picking was a first for many of our kiddos.

We sampled lots of apples...


After filling 3 bags to the top with various kinds of apples, it was time to load back on the wagon and ride back to our van. We had all sampled and eaten so many apples that the thought of eating the ones we purchased didn't sound appealing. It didn't take but a day and we were to eat apples again :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A sweet surprise...

Do you ever just have one of those know the kind, where it's easier to see the negatives than the positives. Well, that's been my day today. Then there was a package delivered, from sweet friends far away. It was a wonderful surprise, the package contained yummy cheese...aged older than some of our children;-) The thoughtfulness of this gift was a bright spot in my day.....Thank you sweet friends~

Monday, November 3, 2014

A new ride...

Rebekah bought her first car!!!!!

Rebekah has been saving for a car for awhile, and one day happened upon this car!
It wasn't the car she was saving for, she wanted a 4x4 truck....
But this car caught her eye and was also a 4x4!
The price was "right", so she still has a nice savings left.
We are thrilled for her, and super excited that she waited to find just the right car...
'Patience' does pay off in the end ;-)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hobbit Birthday

Last Sunday we celebrated Jonathan and Stephen's birthday!

 Let the journey begin.......

On the Menu:
Chili, Hot Dogs, Slaw, Chips...
  Cupcakes & Candy
        Hot Chocolate, Sprite, & Root Beer