Friday, August 24, 2012

Our Anniversary Trip & Our Big News

July 27, Arthur and I celebrated our anniversary!

(And for those who questioned if our 'Big' news is that I'm pregnant, well that's not the news!)



The day started out with a bouquet of mixed flowers~
I can almost smell them now :)




And then a very sweet surprise came from a precious couple who have become like family to us. They gave us a fruit basket and an anniversary card~


So, where did we go, and what's the 'Big' news???



We took a weekend trip in the RV, about 20 miles from home....


Our destination was "OUR FARM"

Yep, we bought a farm! We are all so excited, and enjoying our new journey!!!!!



The next morning started off with breakfast... lots of ~COFFEE~
and an early morning walk around the farm.













We sat and swang on the porch of the little yellow house, where we had some quiet time. We prayed and ask the Lord to show us just what He would have us to do with this land. Because let me tell you we have lots of plans for the land, but they are our plans. We're also very aware that if those plans don't align with the Lord's will...Wow, we'll be in a mess. So, during our weekend we sought the Lord's will, His leading and direction. We have been given the answers to some things but still waiting on others. All in His time!

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
James 4:15




We were able to sit back relax and enjoy the surroundings....


There's so much beauty there to take in....


And silence other than the animal sounds, was so refreshing.


That evening Arthur grilled some steaks for our anniversary dinner....


And what's a dinner without dessert...Turtle Cake, Yum~


Then it was time for a evening ride in the fields.....
(the buildings behind Arthur aren't on our farm)







We watched as the sun dropped back behind the hill....


And night was being ushered in....


We marveled at our Creator, and His abundant blessings for which we are unworthy.


Once night arrived the moon hung above the little yellow house giving it a cozy glow. There was a warm gentle breeze that brought in the smell of hay, and all around you could here a serenade of tiny critters. This was a night we will never forget!


A little background:
We had been looking for land for over a year, and we heard about this farm from our pastor.
We purchased the farm on May 1, and it's been a family project since then. This farm at one time was part of a large dairy farm. The large farm was then sold off in smaller farms. The farm we purchased has the dairy barn and yellow house, both have been vacant for quite some time. There has been lots to clean out with still more to go. In recent weeks we have purchased a tractor and bush hog, gotten electricity, and running water...we're making progress. Slow and steady :)

17 comments:

Karol said...

Beautiful photos and a beautiful way to celebrate.

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Wow. That is the next biggest news I can think of next to new life. : ) I am so excited for you guys. Let us know which Saturday is Munck Farm Work Day!! We'd love to come help out. Seriously. We would!

Love you dear friend,
Emily

Where the Green Grass Grows said...

How lovely!! Beautiful land and such a cute house:)

Lynda said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! What an exciting time for you all. Life with your family is always a new adventure. It's fun to travel the adventures with you!

Nikki said...

Congratulations to you all. That is so exciting. :) May God bless you as you wait for His blessing and continual guidance.

Jody said...

How exciting!!! I know you will love being out on a farm. Can you tell us how many acres and will you have cattle, and is it 20 miles closer our way, or the other? Just some questions I have since we farm too as you know. We are very excited for you!
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Cinnamon said...

So excited for you!! What a neat project, life and farm to begin. Do you have a move in date yet? That house looks awfully tiny for all the Muncks.

Happy for you!!

~Cinnamon

Cindy said...

Such great news! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Kelly said...

yippee... so exciting... I'd like to be your neighbor :) Can't wait to see and hear more. And I'm with Emily... we'd love to come help out if you need it. Love you friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear you were able to get the farm. I know that was a an answer to prayer. Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you on your new land.

Blessings,

Victoria

The Munck Family said...

Cinnamon...

Yes, the house is small! we have great plans for the house, plans we feel the Lord is giving us the go ahead on~excited!!! So, no we won't be living in the little house, but we are fixing it up :)

Laura

Lovelace Family Blog said...

Happy late Anniversary! It sure looks like you all had a wonderful time. Congrats on the new farm...what a blessing it will be to all of you. Very exciting. Enjoy your new blessings from the Lord!

Miriam said...

It is wonderful to see this answer to your prayers! My husband and I have a similar dream. Being married only 8 years (with 2 small children), your family is an encouragement to me through your blog. I am excited to see more farm posts!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations! That is so exciting! Can't wait to see more pictures. :)

Marie said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on the farm!!! Lotsa good times to come I am sure....really enjoy your blog :)

simplyfarmhouse said...

breathe taking beautiful...I love small cozy homes. It brings togetherness to a family. Beautiful photo's so happy for your family.
Blessings
Teresa

Rebecca C. Fowler said...

Laura & family,

I am so excited for you about this next big adventure in your life! Farm life (to me) is one the greatest joys I think we can discover here on earth! It is the closest we can get to the Garden of Eden itself :p us, enjoying the Lord's creation fully and the Lord's creation giving back to us!

Enjoy it, I am joyful to see this post & cannot wait to see future ones about this endeavor!

Rebecca Fowler & Co.