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. :)

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