Thursday, August 18, 2011

Set out for an Adventure

So the letter has come and our family will soon very soon be setting out for a new Journey.  This particular journey is actually more of a giant adventure considering we are moving out of state in less than two weeks.  The hubby has been accepted to a school of worship and we have decided to step out in faith while steering towards the path the Lord has set before us.  The past week has been full of emotions from excited, sad, anxious, stressed, and throw in a couple kids who picked up colds but as this week comes to an end I see everything perfectly falling into place.

One thing is for sure I haven't seen my husband this excited in awhile. I guess there is just something really fulfilling in doing what you are passionate about while putting your whole heart, mind, and soul into it. So here is to a new season, journey, adventure, what ever we may call it. 

Thank you to all of our loved ones for the prayers, support, and encouragment. We love you all so very much. xoxoxox 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blackberry season......Yipee

One of my favorite Summer activites would have to be evening walks and picking wild blackberries along the way.  I can't believe August is already hear but on the plus side with August comes blackberries and summer veggies from the garden.

Little hands dip into the mason jar....

and enjoy a sweet yummy treat.

Our walking trail is a nice cool walk lined with tons of blackberries and.....

 Lots of sticks, I mean guns for bear hunting;)
Happy August!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Practicing Patience

The life of a three year old boy doesn't get much better than this. ........A giant concrete truck in his driveway, working with his Daddy and Papa, getting dirty, and getting to use sharp tools.  Plus his Mama is stoked as I am the queen of any kind of transformation when it comes to making something look a little more easy on the eyes. In this case it's our backyard.  It was a HAPPY day.

First things first, test the pump.

Roding it off.

Pushing buttons and sending the concrete through the pump.

Doing just what Papa does. Maybe gloves would have been a good idea buddy. Apple Cider Vinegar will do the trick the experts tell me.

Time to finish it.

The art of stamping concrete.

And the day ended with a perfect finish that is until it got a little too quiet and we wondered what that sweet three year old boy was up too.  No he couldn't be in the back could he? Yep walking across the finished concrete.....OPPS.  Good thing your Daddy does this on a regular basis and was able to fix it little man.  Lots of PATIENCE was practiced that day;)