Friday, October 31, 2014

Beautiful Eggs

I knew it would happen. I guess I just did not totally believe it would. We are really getting eggs now. Some days we get 10 eggs a day. Some of them still choose to lay on the ground but that is okay. We have 21 hens so I expect our numbers to go up over the next couple of months. 

I love watching these chicks run around. I love how they follow me around the yard until I make it into the coop. I think they are proud of themselves. 

Feeling Beachie

The statements: 1. During a__snow storm____, I___hunker down and do not leave the house. I bake and cook and watch movies or maybe re arrange a room. But I do no leave the house.____ 2. Enjoying__ladies night out___ is___refreshing for me and gives me energy to go for months. _____ 3. Listening to__praise music____ is something__I do to get my life back on track, or relax when I am stressed_____ 4. Answering_to someone who is judging me_____ can be _over whelming and makes me think for days even if I know I did nothing wrong._______
Feeling Beachie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Just Hanging Around

I sat next to him for 20 minutes talking on the phone and the entire time he just slept hanging off the bed. This boys both scares me and cracks me up.

Happy ????Birthday

I have been with this man since I was a freshman in high school. This man who has given me 7 blessings.
Today this man turns older than dirt, I can say that because I am not as old as him. 
This man is so amazing to me, he works every day then comes home and works more. He listens to my dreams and dreams with me. 
I am so grateful that he is home to celebrate his birthday with us. I hope we can make it special for him.

Cast Update

This week James had his follow up for his broken arm. I seriously think we could have won the million dollar prize for his face when they took off the cast. His whole body laughed as they took it off. 
He chose a pink cast this time. I do not mind that he chose a pink cast. Actually let me clarify, it is not a pink cast it is a bubble gum cast. And in case you were wondering his last cast was pumpkin not orange. 

I love this little boy. I love his heart and the way he talks and thinks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Season is Over

Did you ask for a Oreo or a Oatmeal pie? Both, okay I can give you both but only today.
This was our last week at the farmers market. I am excited to have our Saturday mornings to relax but I am going to miss spending the time with my daughter. We have a couple craft fairs coming up but other than that we will be getting the house ready for winter. 
We also had the chance to go back to the assisted living home. It was fun to see some of the residents we had not seen in months. I am already looking forward the farmers market there next year. 

Wordless Wednesday

Sharing mom is hard. Jacob is not a fan of sharing the mommy love. He is almost as bad as the dogs. He uses his head to nudge you out of the way.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three Girls One Dress

This dress has a special meaning. It is the dress I surprised my husband with when he came home. Sadly I have gained back my 80 pounds and can no longer wear it. 
So this week I will try to get back on task and re claim my clothes from my girls. Until then I will just be sad that my girls can fit into my clothes. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Big Brothers

Big Brothers have such a rough life. Someone is always climbing on them or laying on them. 
And of course when you are the baby and mama is not giving you what you want you have to run to your big brother.
He says he is not going to have a bunch of kids when he grows up but I wonder. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Season Is Almost Over

This weekend was a amazing at the farmers market. We have less vendors now that the season is over. But the customers are amazing. 
I have learned so much over the summer. I have learned that I love spending time with my daughter.  I have learned that I need to really stock up on supplies so I do not have to shop every week.

This weekend we also worked at a craft fair. I do believe Jacob enjoyed setting up and testing the food for me. I have already started preparing for next year. I found this adorable mason jar chalk board to hang up. My husband is going to make me a bunch of mini ones to use as price signs instead of paper signs. 


Thursday, October 16, 2014


I know I have written about SAMs club before and know it is not sponsored. I just really like SAMs club. 
I love that I can feed my family of 9 for $15. I love that my kids will behave as I walk the entire store because they know at the end a pretzel will be waiting on them.
It is a sad day when something happens and pretzels are not available. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Baby Love

When you are the baby brother in a large family you are constantly given attention. Rather you like it or not.
Some days it is big sister reading to you and sometimes it is big brother dressing you in his pajamas to show momma how big he is. 

Some how he survives and keeps coming back to them. I love that they love on him all the time. 
On a side note, yes I am showing you my house with a mess in the floor. Because sometimes I need to admit my house is not perfectly clean. 

Sick Baby

Please pray for this little boy this morning.  A month ago we went in for his well baby and was told he had a double ear infection. No one knew because he was happy. 

Last week he got a cold. I did not think much about it but after a week of a cough that sounded horrible and a low grade fever I decided to take him in. Guess what? While he was smiling in the waiting room he changed when they started looking at his ears. He has a double ear infection and eye infection and a cold. My poor baby. Please pray he feels better soon. 
On a side note is this not the cutest outfit ever. I love a little boy in a button up.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


These two have become so close. They spend hours every day playing together. 
They have even started dressing alike whenever possible. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

I cannot believe my little girl is turning 9. My little girl who started out so small. 2.12 pounds to be exact. She has come so far. She no longer has any breathing issues. She is so independent now. For her birthday she wanted a frozen party. So a frozen party she got. I always give the option to make your cake or have mom make it and my kids always choose to make their own. That is okay with me. Honestly, I am not okay with it because I want them to have a perfect cake. Then I remind myself it is not about me but about her.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Baby Wearing

I think he looks comfortable. Does he look comfortable to you? Don't worry this is 5 seconds before a friend informed me the flap on my ergo was to hold his head over. I thought it was for sun protection. 
We went to the zoo with friends today. I guess Grace was jealous she did not get to carry the baby so she just carried a friend. 

I think my favorite was these little monkeys. One of them was nursing a baby and my kids could not get over how close she held the baby. I love how they noticed it before I did.


Saturday, October 11, 2014


Today I am feeling grateful. Grateful for a husband who woke before daylight to go to work to support his family. 
Grateful for a teen son who jumps in to quickly fix things when they break even if he does not know what he is doing. 
Grateful for a teen daughter who loves to babysit and is amazing with the younger kids. 
I have a daughter who is close to being a teen who is so tender hearted. She loves animals and does a amazing job at carrying for them. 
I have a 8 year old daughter who loves everyone. She wants to work with her daddy no matter what he is doing. She loves working at the farmers market with me. She is our miracle baby.
I have a precious 6 year old who loves me unconditionally. He tries so hard to behave. He loves to snuggle. 
I have a awesome 4 year old preschooler. Who has really started to come out of his shell. He loves to be used. Give him a job and a purpose and he cannot stop smiling. 
Then I have the baby. He is just pure rotten and spoiled and I would not change a minute of it. 
I am so blessed. So on the days that I am over whelmed with runny noses and dirty laundry I will remind myself how blessed I am. 
I will never take for granted that I get the honor to take care of my family.

Two Weeks Later

It has been two weeks today. Two weeks since these precious dogs joined our family.
So far they are doing great. They are so fun to watch. When I take them outside they run and jump and wrestle and act like, well dogs. 
Then they come inside and are just big lazy dogs who let the kids love on them. 

They do not sleep close to each other often but tonight she insisted he stay close. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Feeling Beachie

The statements are: 1.Today is _amzing because_my husband is off, even if he is off shooting. _ 2.___fogivenes__ is not little when it is about____ abouth ealing your heart__ 3.To have a friend you must_be a friend, a true, a listening, giving friend___ 4.I wish I had__paid closer attention__ in high school and not_just skimmed by. Because now i am teaching this to my children and it is HARD.___ Do you have questions you would like answered. Leave them in my comments or click on the link and send them to Hillary. The code is:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Twelve Months is Hard

How do you spend your day when day when you are 12 months old?
First you decide you are big enough to walk across the parking lot by yourself.  And I let him because he looks so cute in his jeans. 

Then you come home and take off your tuxedo jacket and sweep the floor. I know the black socks are too much. 

And then you end your day with a massage. 
I don't know about you but I think he has a pretty good life. I am thinking he will be ready to do the dishes when he is 13 months old. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Puppy Love

We have wanted a new dog for a while. But I wanted a dog that did not need a lot of excercise and would be good with kids and my animals. 
We have friends with pyranese and love how layed back they are. 

We were so lucky we could adopt these two from a local rescue. We have had them four days. The kids love them and I cannot not stop loving on them now.

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