Here’s a quick glimpse of the sunset we had on the 3rd of this month, we had just received a bunch of snow and the feeder was to full of snow to feed in it, so Mark is trying to get it cleaned out there….
Back when the kids had decent snow to sled on, sledding was a daily thing that happened around here. Lately we have had a lot of hard ice that is now covered by yesterdays 4 inches of snow, not the best to sled on if you crash alot! Here are just a couple of pictures of sledding this year…
Having fun sledding in deep snow.
Sawyer at the end of the day.
Teigen after a hard day sledding, asleep on the kitchen floor!
In October of 2007, we headed west to Oregon to consider a career change. We were lucky enough to be able to spend part of a day exploring the beach. This was a first time experience for most of our kids, and they had such a good time! I had just found out I was pregnant with Zayne and in that terrible, exhausted, sickly stage, where all you want to do is zzzzz….Anyway, we all survived the trip and after much thought and prayer decided to stay put, for the time being. I have so many pictures to share of that trip, but only a little time for now…
“I think one of us had a moment of weakness. I am not sure if it was my wife or me?” my husband explains with a grin. You see he received a phone call at work from a certain 7 year old wondering if he could have something. The story goes something like this…we had called a number from the local Mountain Trader on a pair of free Shetland sheep, which were already taken, but they had three other critters that they were trying to get rid of. Garrett and Hayden have been scouring the weekly ads to find one in their price range and so they were extremely excited when they could possibly get 3 for zero dollars! So what is a dad to do, especially on a deal like that? You must certainly tell your son, “What does your mother think about this?” err “Sure, that sounds like a great idea!” So Friday, after work and in the middle of preparing for the food fair, 3 little boys went to go pick up their newest critters. So with out any more ado please meet the little creatures that now abode in our barn on top of the haystack….
Look who was greeting us this morning from the hay stack!
This is Abe, our new pygmy buck.
This is Toby, Hayden's new pygmy goat.
The trio of goats: Abe, Lady, and Toby...
Mark and I have decided we both must have had the moment of weakness, simultaneously, in order to agree upon such an ordeal! 😉