Fifteen years ago today, I married the love of my life. I could not, for the life of me get our wedding picture on here. So this was the first picture I found of the two of us. This was us celebrating our anniversary with Brooke and Brian two years ago in NYC.
I am so thankful for Sam. I am thankful for the husband and father that he is. He lives by his convictions and leads our family by them. He is a hard worker and provides for us in every way. I feel secure with him by my side. I love him so much.
Sam, fifteen years ago today was one of the best days of my life. Each year our love grows deeper and I am so thankful for that. I love you with all my heart!
Many more posts to go before I get to this one since I am still way behind, but since it is fall, I just thought I would throw in a “fallish” picture! Enjoy!
Thursday morning, July 10th, Judy and the kids came over to visit. I could not get Will to smile….but he’s still pretty cute! We keep a “patch it up” pile for Grammy when she comes to visit. She sews up holes in our pillows and stuffed animals. A few weeks before Grammy arrived, one of Weston’s stuffed animals got a rip and as he was showing me the rip, he said, “That’s ok. Grammy’s coming and she can fix it.” I love that he knows that when she comes, she will be happy to fix it for him. So special. Our kids are blessed with such a wonderful and godly Grammy. We are so thankful for her. Thursday evening, we headed down to the fair. This big momma produces 6 gallons of milk in one milking! Woah! I loved the markings on this cow. There was a silver line around the black marks. Our favorite…..Lucky Bob Obviously, you can’t see them, but Sam, Ethan, Grace and Lyvia are on this ride. Weston was too short for Pharoah’s Fury, so he went on the big slide. I was nervous for him going up there all by himself but he did great! And I’m pretty sure he loved it! So much so that he wanted to go again! Here he is leading the way up the stairs! Love that smile! I think everyone but Grammy and I did the ferris wheel. You can see Sam peeking out of the blue seat and the back of Pappy’s head in the yellow one. There was a new petting zoo this time with lots more animals than normal. And look who we ran into! Love them!! Oh, I just love these girls! Hugs The kids were fascinated by this elephant. He or she was eating here. It was fun to watch. It did the same thing with the hay every time. Swung it around and stuffed it in.We found baby birds that had just been hatched in that hole in the grange building. They were poking their little heads out and chirping real loud!
Sitting at the tractor pull and eating dough boys! Can it get any better?? Look at Lindsey eyeing that dough boy! Haha! The sky was so pretty that night. Everyone had left except me and my kiddos. Weston finally gave in. We were heading out but stopped to watch a couple more pull. Ethan only had one hand to plug his ears because he was holding Weston, so Weston helped him out. We had a great night!
Saturday, July 5th, was a work day mostly around here. Here is Ethan working on his paracord bracelets and key chains, etc. He does a great job and really needs an outlet for them, a place to sell them. If anyone knows of a place locally, let us know! And if anyone is interested in buying some, he would be happy to sell them! They make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Very often on Saturdays, Hudson, Emma and Jackson, come over to play or our kids go up there. Here they are having a snack on the back porch. Saturday afternoon, we began to say our good-byes to our dear Romeo. It is always hard to let go of one of our babies, but we can’t keep them all. Kisses…… He was a sweet boy for sure. I helped deliver him and he was born ten minutes before Gracie’s birthday party was starting! What memories we have of that day! This picture cracks me up. June is making the funniest face. She looks like she is puckering up! Hugs for Romeo! One last nurse…… We delivered him to his new home and said our good-bye’s.He will forever be our Romeo and will always be missed.
Have I showed you this? This is our new, antique, home pasteurizer. I still have almost the same number of dishes to wash each morning, but overall this makes things easier. Sam ordered it off ebay and we are really happy with it. It. Is. Old. Very old. But, they don’t make them like they used to, and we like simple and quality, so that’s why we went with this one. Not to mention it was much cheaper, than the new pasteurizers.So, anyway, here it is! My new friend. She decorates my kitchen with my other antiques for 23 hours each day and serves to pasteurize our goat milk during the other one hour.