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.”
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 :)