"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Soccer Season

We are in the middle of soccer season!
This is Will's first year to play, so this is the first year that all three boys are playing.
They are having lots of fun!!




 Go Waves, Huskies and Mustangs!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Mowing Dance

The fellas are still mowing...
so this time I got some pics of the mowing dance.

Our handsome mowing dude...
And while I was outside with the camera I got some pictures of our little farm...
I love our old barn!!
And the roaming chickens...
And this sweet rock edge...
And Joey!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Went for my usual evening walk...  when the sun begins to sink and everything starts to glow.  There was a hint of crispness in the air.  John and Josiah were doing some kind of new mower sport...  it looked something like chase on mowers. :)  Wish I had thought to get a picture of that!  The younger boys saw me walking and ran to join me.  We strolled hand in hand around the pond, down to the garden area, checked out the apple trees, crunched some pinecones, breathed in the scent of pine and ooohed and aaahhed about the wonders of fall - the begining of our favorite cozy season.
Then we watched the chickens walking around in the yard.  When Will picked one up, I snapped this picture with my phone...
Oh yes, loving FALL...

First Fall Campfire

Last night the boys were gathering sticks so that John and Josiah could get the yard mowed today.
(It's probably been a month since the grass has been mowed...  because of the sale... and the rain... and it's been looking a bit like a jungle here!  That's ok!  It will make it easy to see their cutting lines!)
Here's some TEAMWORK getting that big branch to the burn pile.
And Josiah got to cut it up...
When the younger boys saw the fire, they got VERY excited for a bonfire/ campfire...  dinner by the fire.  So, as the sun set, we gathered up an impromptu dinner of hot dogs and chili and the fixings for s'mores.  We pulled the chairs around the fire.  Lots of laughter and squeals of delight!  It wasn't long before the boys were forging "smarshmallows" in the fire of Mt. Doom!  One "smarshmallow" to RULE THEM ALL! :)
The stars began to twinkle...  we cleaned up dinner...  and then slept in our own comfy beds.  Country living ROCKS!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Photo highlights from GKS Fall 2012

Here are some pictures that I got from GKS during the last two weeks.
Josiah got to operate the barcoding station during drop-offs this time!  He did a great job!  I really loved having him there all the time.

I couldn't resist...  I had to get a picture of my hubby wearing an apron!
He sure looks cute!
Here's our kids running the concession stand! (Will had his first chance to work in the concession stand at this sale!)

And our three boys together at the sale...

Shepard was SO excited to get to do a radio interview.  (He did a tv interview, too, but they didn't air his segment.  He was a little disappointed, but it was still a great experience.)
Here he is with Megan and Carigan and Spirit 106.3... the radio station did air his interview!

Josiah got to work carry-out again...  another great experience!
Josiah and Jax working together...
Cousin togetherness!!
And I have to show you what Shep and Will were doing at home when they stayed with Miss Jolene on some days...  awesome fun!
We are incredibly thankful for another great sale!!
And, we are settling back in to normal life again now that the sale is over. 
I lit some candles today...  enjoyed being all together at home again!