Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

More puppy pictures!

Here are a few more pictures of the puppies.  They are at such a fun age!  We could sit and watch them for hours!  You will notice on the pictures that all the puppies seem to have red noses and paws.  Well, they are now able to climb over the hay bales and get into mother's food dish, which contains things like chicken, lamb, chicken hearts, and chicken livers. :)  Yes, we believe in raw food for our dogs! :)

Looking like a Pyr already

All eleven puppies...but one is hiding. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Last Friday we celebrated Mom's Birthday!  It was so fun to take a day to celebrate our wonderful Mother.  :)  I am so grateful for her and all she does for us.  Being the only girl out of three (wonderful!) brothers, I always really wanted a little sister.  Not that I still wouldn't love a little sister, but Mom has become my closest friend and not only is she the most amazing Mom any girl could want, but she's also become my sort of "sister".  :)  Our relationship has always been wonderful, but the last few years I feel like it has really blossomed, and I have found my best friend.  Seriously, I couldn't ask for a better best friend!!!  If I could choose one person to hang out with it would be M-O-M.  We can talk all day (and night), shop for a very long time, and have more crazy fun together than should be allowed!   If I had one hour to spend with any friend, it'd be Mom!  Mom and I are so similar ("kindred spirits" as Anne of Green Gables would say).  She usually knows what I'm thinking or how I'm feeling without me even saying a thing!  ...and vice versa.  (Mom says, (as we are puzzling over something or other,) "Oh, Emily, I've got it!"  I say, "YES!  That's a GREAT idea!"  And we both know what we're talking about.)  She's always there to laugh with me, cry with me, counsel me when I'm struggling, and just be there.    .....Or more recently, to holler at me when I'm driving through my first intersection and rather confused by her commands......  "Keep going! Keep going!  GO! GO!  GO!   AHHHHH STOPPPPPPPP!  NO-O-O GO!!!!! Emily, STOP!!!!!  (I slam on the breaks, nearly sending my driver instructor through the windshield).  QUICK!!!!  GO, GO, GO!!!!!"   LOL!  (That is the not-very-dramatized version of our time in the car today).  Ahhhh...the delights of getting your driver's permit!  ;)  Yes, we definitely have fun together.  :)

I'm very grateful for the amazing example Mom sets for me.  She is an amazing model to me of a wonderful mother, wife, and just person. 

I'm so grateful for you Mom!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for always being there for me!  Thank you for investing in me, always making time for me, and nurturing me.  I am so thankful for our special relationship, I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!


Happy Birthday!!! :)

Pictures from Mom's Birthday.......

Is that not the most drop-dead-gorgeous couple you ever saw???  :)  Mom and Dad on her 20th Birthday last Friday.  (Well, they both look it, anyways!) ;-)
My beautiful Mom. :)
Birthday breakfast-in-bed
Birthday Lunch
Some pictures from our hike in a park on her Birthday....
Mom & Dad
Ben & Jonny
Emily :)
Mom and the boys
Mom and I
Dad and I
Mom and I again
Our cream sundaes!
The Birthday Girl.  :)
Leave a comment for the Birthday girl!   :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Farmwife's Journal - January 7th

Happy New Year!  We celebrated New Years Eve with a four-hour ice skating party in the afternoon.  About three of those hours were spent playing hockey.  In the evening we went to the Zeglen's for a homemade pizza potluck and games.  We had a great time ringing in the New Year!

Before hockey, we made time for little people to skate and get pulled in sleds. :)

warming up by the fire barrels

There were about 20 of us playing hockey.  We divided into four teams.

Last Wednesday, when the puppies were one week old, I asked Jonny if he could get some pictures of the puppies for me.  He was excited to help me out!  So I handed him the camera and off he went.  Later I found out that he took well over one hundred pictures for me! :)  Guess he enjoyed himself! :)  I made sure I didn't complain to him about it since he was so willing to help me out.  Here are just few of Jonny's pictures. :)

My boys continue to work on their log cabin.  Mike is overseeing the project and works with them some days.  When they are alone working, I try not to worry about a tree falling on them or something, but it is hard for a mother of boys not to worry. :)  I find myself praying for them often!  I want my boys to experience as much as they can at this age, but that usually requires pushing them beyond what mom thinks they are capable of doing.  They must grow, not only in height but also in strength, skills, and wisdom.  And I must learn to let them go and do!  :)

Notching the logs

January 8th my husband officially became a Meeker County Commissioner.  Their first meeting was held at 8:30 am.  The children and I could not resist the desire to be at his first meeting.  It was great!  Our family is excited to be serving in our community in this way, and we are looking forward to the opportunities that will arise.  I say, "Our family" because when your husband is involved in politics, the whole family becomes a part of it.  I didn't really think much about that until someone brought it up to me.

Our family was at a community event during the campaign last fall, and a gentleman came up to me and thanked me for being willing to share my husband, who he thinks very highly of, with our community.  He said that it meant a lot that our family would pull together and do this for our community.  I was really touched by his sincerity!  From that point on, I looked at Mike's role as a commissioner as another way for our whole family to serve other people. :)

Sorry for the lack of postings.  Our Internet has been really bad lately, and I am far too busy to sit around a wait for it.  We are working to solve that problem. :)