Saturday, September 27, 2014


Each morning I rise early for work before 5am and am blessed to get to see the sun rise as well- its helped me to reflect, to enter the day in prayer and have that moment of beauty and quiet to start my day. Even this morning as there is no sun, only clouds, large rain clouds as it rained last night- I reflect and they are beautiful. So this morning, I'm sitting here at 6am after sleeping in-sitting here in my boots and jeans, downing hopefully at least a half cup of coffee and going out to the yard to clean, and move weed piles about before the rain possibly comes again.

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Blessings to you and your family for whatever the weekend may have in store.

Friday, September 26, 2014

{this moment}

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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in the comments for all to find and see.
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Linking to Soule Mama

Early morning work hours...pup company scrunched between the wall and my desk chair. I'm never alone even in my quiet moments. *Unconditional Love*

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Land of Busy and Chaos

When reading this quote during my quick 5 minute power facebook time in between three jobs, making my daily to-do list, prepping banana bread for breakfast when the children get up and wrangling the dogs in and out for potty and outside time...this quote on Simply Homeschool facebook page popped out to me and it rang so true of this moment.

Unfortunately. I am not proud to say this.

I strive so hard to be so balanced...I'm not right now. We have big life changing plans in the works right now. One last piece to the puzzle and I think we'll come out to the world since select friends and family know right now. But for this moment reading this quote made me think, stop for a moment and realize that although life is incredibly busy and chaotic right now I need to still continue as I've always done to strive to make each and every day count. I believe I was on to this last night when during the evening all I wanted to do was zone out in a tv show for 5/10 minutes and both kids were on a Mom can I show you this? or Mom can I tell you something? kick- - I listened and looked half heartedly, tired, worn, perhaps half annoyed I hate to say. But later that eve as I tucked them into bed I realized that was not me talking to them, acting towards them- it was busy and chaos getting the better of me.

So, I took some extra moments to make the day count...even if it was at the end of the day and listened to my daughter sing a song she had just learned all the lyrics to and wanted me to hear. Beautiful- a hug and tucked into bed. And my son and I made next day plans to play a game of chess and for him to show me a piano song he'd been working on. I felt the day was somewhat saved. Their hearts felt good as they closed their eyes and so did mine.

Although we are counting down the days right now before our lives change drastically, I realize more than ever how important it is to make the days count as well.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

4H - Fair Time

Thinking about this past week and this weekend ahead which is all encompassing of fair and not really anything else... I thought about what 4H has done for our children, our family. I see the person our oldest is growing up to be and could not be more proud and know that 4H is partly to thank for that...the values, the friendships, the leaders, the environment, the love. Awards, ribbons and trophies are not whats most important its the friends, its the people, its the hearts of these kids.  The passion, the determination, the hard work. Amazing kids.

Sharing a few pictures...
You have to be an expert packer to get ALL the kids animals and supplies in one car and still fit the people...
5 pigeons
4 ducks
3 rabbits
16 cavies
2 supply/show boxes
1 long grooming table

Ribbons fade over time but friendships last a life time.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bunny Time

With the County Fair this week coming up its been a busy time but I love that our daughter always remembers the most important thing...its about fun and friends, laughter and love for animals, helping each other and just having a good time. So today amongst a little studying, a little cage cleaning...there was plenty of time for kisses, snuggles and fun bunny play time. Our daughter has the lead and we long as she has this passion and desire to be in 4H we will support her in every way we can.


Love our passionate, hard working, big hearted animal loving girl.

Friday, September 5, 2014

{this moment}

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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Linking to Soule Mama 

Finding my Nana's (Grandmother) book with her name written in it while cleaning.
A rush of wonderful memories...a treasure close to my heart that I had read when young and has been read to my daughter and will be read by her daughter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Each night the kids and I have been walking to the ball field near our home...talking, walking, then exercising, running, playing, kicking ball, throwing frisbee's and finally...watching the sun set before heading home. Its become something we look forward to each day. A beautiful way to end any day. A positive way to end any day- we view the beauty and chat on the walk home about all the things we were thankful for that day, what new things we learned or what we did. Each eve the sky is different...our son especially remarks about this- the colors, the sky changing as the sun further tucks behind the mountains. Its glorious something so simple provokes such thankfulness and thoughts of our many blessings.

Life may get hectic but there are always moments made for reflection, prayer, thankfulness and quality time spent together.