Last year at church they played this 1 Sunday around Easter. I loved it and I thought I would share it with you. I hope you all have a very blessed Easter and an amazing weekend!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
My good friend Meg of www.megduerksen.typepad.com is amazing she is the most crafty person I know! Crafting makes my head hurt sometimes just because I am the type of person you have to see what it looks like at the end of a project I can't think one up! But, not Megs she comes up with ideas as easy as breathing. She also takes amazing photos, and has taken our family pics for the last few years. Recently, she took an amazing picture of a cow and had it put on a large canvas. She was having them made because she has a store online where she sales some of her amazing items. I asked her what it would cost for the cow print and she said, "let's make a trade for it, you come and help me package up all of the items I sold on the internet and I will give it to you." I LOVE a good barter!!I was able to help 2 different times this week. And these are some of the items I helped her pack up to ship out.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Yesterday, we had some guests come and hang out with us. Our niece Melissa and her little guy Garris and then our other nephew Matthew from Illinois was here on Spring Break. Kyler loved having "baby Garris" here to fuss over all day. And I enjoyed Melissa and Matthew's company. I even had them help me sort and put away coupons. :) Thanks guys for coming and hanging with us for the day. We had such a great time!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
While we were at my folk's last week, my kiddos wanted to be added to the measuring wall. Every since I was a little girl my folks have a wall between the kitchen and the laundry room that has been used for measuring us kids. Dad did the honors in the same fashion he has done for all of us over the years.
There are alot of names on that wall since there are 11 of us kids and now 28 grandkids and 3 great grandkids. Alot of memories have been made in that house! Did you have a measuring wall growing up? It is amazing how fast we all grow up!
Monday, March 25, 2013
It's Monday and I am feeling a little bit spring break "hung over"! I am so tired!! Thank goodness for coffee!! We went last Thursday to my folks' home in Oklahoma. It was so cold there! I thought it was funny that the Bradford Pear trees and the Pansies still were blooming out. It was like they were saying "ready or not, here I come!" It was so pretty! We arrived back home last night with about 5 inches of snow on the ground. Let's just say I think the groundhog is a big fat liar :) Actually, it just goes to show who is in charge, not man or an animal that is for sure! Have a great Monday and I promise Springtime is coming just hang in there!!
Friday, March 22, 2013
My momma raised me right! She taught me the art of thrifting it up. Her favorite is garage sales, now I do love me a good garage sale but I would rather hit the thrift stores and I especially love a good flea market. The milkman on the other hand doesn't like either one, thank goodness he has so many other redeeming qualities. :) Last weekend he took all of us to the big flea market that is held once a month not to far from the farm.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Remember back in February I went to the YDLI (Young Dairy Leadership Institute). At the conference I met so many awesome people! One of the ladies I met was Jolene. She lives outside of Chicago and was coming to Kansas City on business. When I told her we lived only about 2 1/2 hours away she rented a car and drove over to the farm. She was able to have some lunch with us and hang out on the farm for a few short hours. We had such a great visit!! She wasn't able to meet the milkman or Kenton because they were out spraying/working off of the farm for the day. She will have to catch them next time.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
One of our favorite jobs on the farm is feeding the babies. Kyler begs all the time to go out to help milk and feed the babies. She tells us "I do it" on this day her sister Taryn helped feed them. The bottles when full are heavy but that didn't matter she wanted to do it all by herself! We are so blessed to have such good helpers on the farm that is for sure.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
To finish off the last few days of hayloft activities, the Smith family booked dinner for their mother's birthday party. There were only 19 of them so I felt like we could just relax with them. They are such a neat family. The milkman made the yummy food, I made the carrot cupcakes and all the kiddos helped in one way or another either by prepping the food, helping decorate, serving and cleaning up. Man, I have an awesome team. So Blessed!!!
Taryn took all of the pictures except for the last one below which I took. What I didn't know was that she had changed the settings. I am so sorry Smith family that this picture is a little bit blurry. My favorite part of the evening was when the Grandchildren gathered around their Grandmother (the Birthday girl) and she told them some stories about "back in the day". I love those kinds of stories. Thanks so much Smith family for thinking of us. We had a great evening!