November 6, 2011

Thankful Nov 5th and 6th

I fell a day behind so I'll catch it up today. Hey, these things happen. :)

1. I'm thankful for amazing friends. The ones who know when you need a hug or a really good laugh. The ones you get into mischief with but know your secret is safe with them. The ones who have your back no matter if your right or wrong. The ones you call your sisters cause they are just to important to you to just be a friend. I love my White Snacks!

2. I am so thankful for date nights. We don't get many of them but when we do its so refreshing. I love having him all to myself. I can hug and cuddle him without a stock pile of kids coming in between us asking for their turn. I can give him kisses without the screams of "Oh gross!" We get to talk about adult things and catch up on what's been going on at work and with friends/family etc. It means so much to me to have this time with him. He is truely my best friend and love the moments when I get his full undivided attention, when he reminds me I mean the world to him too.

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November 4, 2011

Thankful Nov 4th

I'm blogging what I'm thankful for for the month of November.

Today I'm thankful for my parents. The ones God gave me then the ones God blessed me with when I married my wonderful husband. Both have played a tremendous part in mine and my little families life.

My parents raised me to understand that when you are faithful to God, he will be faithful to you. They raised me to love myself. That other peoples opinion of you just doesn't matter and all that does is that you love yourself. They made me a strong, confident and independent woman. I am who I am because of them. My mom is gone now but I work hard to have her legacy live on in my kids.

Then the parents I'm blessed with. I have truely been blessed. They are two of the greatest people I've ever known. When I was younger they just took me in as though I was always part of the family. I have always been accepted by them and have always felt and known just what I mean to them. They have always been there for us when we needed them and even when we don't. My mother in law has been my supplemental mother since I lost mine 4 years ago. Without her, I don't think I would have been able to deal with it as well as I have. They are incredible grandparents to our babies and that just means the world.

Thank you to all of you for your unconditional love and support that just continues to shine in me and my life and all the lives you come in contact with!
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November 3, 2011

Thankful Nov 3rd

I'm a couple days behind. Everyone has been posting on Facebook what they are most thankful for for the month of November. I thought I would challenge myself to blog it for 30 days. I have some catching up to do so here is three.

1. I'm thankful for the most important thing and that's to be saved by grace. Without God number one in my life things would have been so different and I don't think I would have been able to live through other thongs that I did. Plus I would never have known what true unconditional love is.

2. I'm thankful for my husband. He is such an incredible man. He works so hard to take care of family. He is incredibly talented when it comes to wood working. I love the kisses on the forehead that just makes the pains of the day melt away and make me feel so safe and loved.

3. Today I'm thankful for the "I love you mommys". Somedays the word mommy is driving me crazy cause they are wearing it out but at the end of the day, I'm so thankful for the title. When we first decided to have children, we didn't know if it was going to happen or not. We were told to not get our hopes up. I did more than that. I not only believed but I had faith. God showed me I would have children and I believed him! It took 2 years of fertility but we were blessed, then we were blessed 3 more times!! So I am so thankful for all the beautiful I love you mommies I get everyday.

So what are you thankful for?
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October 10, 2011

Nature Walk

Our walk home from the bus stop turned into picking beautiful wild flowers and enjoying the gorgeous fall view.

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July 29, 2011

Life Lessons

Well, the kids little puppy Sampson died the day before yesterday. We have had him since May when we moved to the farm. He was a Corgie mix that we got from my aunt. He was just about the cutest thing ever. He looked like a miniture size coyote. He had such a sweet little personality. A couple of days before he just started acting not like hisself. He just laid out by the water dish. He would respond to me when I called him but he would not come up to eat. I thought he was just hot and he would eat later when we cooled off. Well he didn't.

After a couple of days like that I had decided he need to go to the vet, but it was to late. Serenity had gone out to check on him. She found him under the house unable to move. She had brought him to the door with such worry in her face and voice. I went out and I could tell it was bad. He would look at you but that was about all the response I could get.

So I went and laid him down in a shady spot and ordered the kids to go play. I knew it would be anytime. My mind was going a hundred miles an hour on hour to handle it, with the dog and the kids. I thought of how I could "put him out of his misery" but I knew I didn't have it in me to do it. I just kept saying to myself "I hate this! I hate this!" I just didn't know what to do so I just kept checking on him until he was gone.

I went and found a box and quickly removed him from sight before the kids noticed me, crying like a baby the whole time. I made it back in the house unnoticed to only meet Serenity wanting to know how Sampson was doing. Crap! I told her he had passed and her response was "I think youre joking." I told her I wasn't and she just lost it. My heart just broke and I cried with her. She cried for hours. Finally I told her if she would just stop crying she could get another puppy. It helped but didn't make things perfect.

These are the life lessons that I wish I could shield them from. I hated watching her heart break and all I wanted to do was make it all go away for her. Sometimes being a parent is just unbelievably hard, and this is just the beginning.
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July 24, 2011

What can I say?

I know I said I was going to catch up on my blogs. :) Well, what can I say, I've been a little busy. When I do get some quiet time our down time from chasing kiddos and taking care of the farm, I've been spending it crocheting. It has been a passion of mine since my grandma taught me as a little girl.

Lately I've discovered amigurumi. I first heard about it from @widneywomen but had never really tried it. It looked very complicated and I've never been good at reading a pattern. I'm a hands on learner. I finally got up the nerve to try it and now I am heavily addicted. I believe handmade gifts make the best gifts and these just added to what I could make for my special people.

I also discovered that it feeds my OCD. Dont laugh! I'm serious! I am always counting stuff. Like the orange barrels on the side of the road or the reflective mile markers, just all kinds of stuff. It calms me. Weird I know. Well with amigurumi and crochet you are always counting you stitches. I also read the other day that when you do something repeatedly with your hands it puts your mind in a hypnotic state. Now you can kind of see why I love it so much. It's my escape from reality. It helps me to clear my mind and reboot.

Some of the things I've made lately

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July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Big Stick

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July 12, 2011

4th of July

We had a blast for the fourth. It was a full weekend celebration. We started out on friday in Collinsville, Ok at Sarah (Tims sister) and Andy's house. We had pizza there then took a shuttle to the park. Who knew this little town had such a fabulous park! It was amazing. It was a small fireworks show but nice. The kids in front of us had us cracking up. One of them said to the other that the fireworks had to sick if you were color blind. So out of the kindness of their hearts, they proceeded to scream the color of every firework. Afterward we let the kids play in the park while the adults shuttled back to get the cars.
The next night we went to Claremore Lake. It was fabulous. The breeze of the lake kept us cool plus the view is so pretty. Just before the show was to start, the neighborhood across the lake did a show and it was incredible. After they were finished Claremore started theirs. Best show I have ever been to. There were some I had never seen before. We will for sure go back next year.

Finally, for the fourth, we just stayed at the farm and had a cookout. Grilled pork chops, grilled corn on the cob, pasta salad and fresh tomatoes from the grill. My brother Josh and his little family came. The night ended with him and Tim putting on a small fireworks show and letting all the kiddos run around with sparklers. Overall, probably one of the best 4 ths to date.
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Just Lazy

So I have had so many things that I have wanted to blog about but the fact is I'm just being to lazy. I always replace my blogging time with something else. The weekends are always the hardest because we always have a lot of people out here at the farm. My goal for the next week or so is to catch up on my blogs. We have had so much fun this summer. I want to capture it all for my kids sake. Plus it's just fun.
Another thing, I really need to give my blog a face lift. Right now I blog from my phone cause we are to far out in the sticks to get good internet service. Hopefully soon though. So please bear with me and my eye sore.
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June 6, 2011

Serenity is 8!

This post is a little late but I'm getting it done. Serenitys birthday was May 20th. That weekend we did a lot just as a family. We took her to eat BBQ ribs (her favorite) and we rented her favorite movies.

The next day, one of my best girls gave us an inflatable water slide so we put it to the test. It was a success except that our water is well water from a natural spring so that water was ice cold! It took no time for their lips to turn purple. The refused to stop playing on it though. Grandma and grandpa got her a trampoline with the enclosure. She was so excited and loved it! So to warm up from the waterslide, they would go jump on the trampoline and vise versa till dark.

We decided to wait for her birthday party and just combine it with Memorial Day weekend. Two birds, one stone kind of thing. She wanted chocolate cupcakes with rainbow frosting. We compromised for two colors. I think they turned out great. It was a beautiful day and she loved having everyone there to celebrate her.

On another note, it makes me sad. She is 8! She is so tall and sooo much attitude. :) Im just not ready for her to grow up. It's all happening so fast. It just seems like yesterday she was this little baby that wouldn't fit in any of her clothes and had jet black hair that stood straight up. My little baby is growing up.

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May 30, 2011

Fruits Of Our Labor

At the beginning of April we built some raised beds for our garden. We have planted tomatoes, bressel sprouts, peppers, squash, etc. My favorite is the herb garden. I have always wanted one and I'm so proud of it. I love going everyday to water and weed and see what new fruit or veggie is starting to form. It just makes you feel good. Kind of like giving birth, but with fruits and vegetables...and no sleepless nights.

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May 27, 2011

Way To Use The Noggin

Everyday the kids were begging me to go play outside. Problem was that they would go straight to one of the many mud holes. My laundry has tripled in the last few weeks. If you know me, you know how much I despise laundry. So I've had my thinking cap on trying to think of other things to detract them from the mud.

What will have as much interest as mud? Same texture? Can be molded as well as mud?


Its been my life saver! They have been out on the porch for hours playing together, no fighting, creating beautiful things. I always swore I would never have play dough in my house. Technically, it's not in the house or will it ever be. Play dough is this mommas new best friend!
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May 22, 2011

Country Living

I pretty much grew up in the country. We lived on 160 acres just outside of Cushing, OK. Me and my three brothers spent a number of days just walking through the woods, following the creeks and swimming in the ponds. No problems, no worries. We never thought "Hey there might be a snake in here." or "I wonder if we will get attacked by a wild hog or mountain lion." So why now do I worry about these things now that we are living on a farm again.

For a couple of reasons I guess. One, I'm older and wiser. I KNOW there are big mean things that live in the woods. I have seen thier tracks in the mud. I have seen their pictures on my dads game camera. Do I want to meet them face to face, absolutely not!
Two: It's been a long time. I've become accustomed to the city life. I guess this tom boy will have to say she has gotten a little soft and divaesque. Not as found of the dirt and bugs as I was as a girl.

All in all though. I'm really excited. It is a different way of life but it really takes me back to some wonderful memories of working in the garden with my grandpa. Of going fishing in the ponds and creeks. I love the beauty of nature. My front yard is trees. Lots of gorgeous trees. You dont hear your neighbors mowing their lawns, no traffic from cars or trains, nothing. It is so peaceful here. The kids can go out front and play and I don't have to worry about someone snatching them from the yard. Do you know how freeing that is for me and for them.

I'm also excited for the future. We got a vegetable garden planted and are starting to see some results. We also got a herb garden and I'm so excited. We have planted us an orchard of apples, peaches, plums, and cherries. Soon we will have some chickens, the horses as soon as we get the fence up, maybe even a cow or two. We will be a real farm. I'm excited to learn to be country and most of all for my kids to know how to do it too. I think I can get back to that girl who loved to play in the dirt and didn't mind the bugs so much. I actually think I'm more than half way there.
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April 6, 2011

Wordless Wendsday-Breaking it Down Davis Style

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