Tuesday, December 22, 2015
An early Christmas present: six kittens for six kids! Of course, God planned it perfectly. Our neighbor's cat had these kittens the week after we moved into our new house. We've made a nice home for them in the bigger building behind our house. It's even heated!
We've worked hard and have arrived at a reasonable stopping point in our school year. We're going to take some time off for a couple of birthday parties and Christmas. We're preparing for a big party tomorrow and a family party for Dan on Monday. Time to have some fun!
Happy 8th birthday to my tough 'n' tender big boy Sam! He's a natural leader with a compassionate heart. He loves to sled, and we had planned a sledding party for this upcoming Saturday. But, where's our snow?! We've all been missing our typical Minnesota weather.
Happy 13th birthday to my sweet, artistic, and quirky daughter! I love her great sense of humor and funny stories! She just got her ears pierced, and we're doing some clothes shopping now. We're having a family party tonight, then a slumber party with lots of friends Friday night! Busy but fun times for everyone!
Here's Christy with a stewing hen that she helped catch and prepare at our friends' farm, just down the street! We're planning on cooking it up this weekend. We live closer to all of our farm friends now, and we've found more friends since we moved. Now we get fresh & local chicken, eggs, beef, and milk!
Monday, August 17, 2015
Our new adventure begins! We sold our house in town, and bought this wonderful home on some acreage just outside of Northfield! We're so excited! The kids are looking forward to getting some animals to take care of on our land, and I'm looking forward to planting a huge garden! This is a dream come true, and we're so thankful to God for making it a reality! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Christy spent the day volunteering at Majestic Hills Ranch. This isn't just any ranch...it specializes in providing therapy for special needs children and veterans. She helped out around the ranch, worked hard, and made some animal friends. Here's a picture of her with "Stuart", an extremely friendly barn cat! — at Majestic Hills Ranch for Children & Military Veterans.