A family that works together, plays together! Around here we find so much joy and humor mixed in with the work behind our garden! These kids so easily make us smile! To help you understand just what I'm talking about, let me take you through these pictures of last night's 'work'!
This was the harvest within the time of a week for our family. With the rising price of food, you can't beat the economic sense behind this! Even more important, I guarantee that these here vegetables will provide more wholesome, trustworthy, and safe nourishment for my family than anything we could buy even 'fresh' at the grocery story today. But perhaps the most priceless part of it all is the time, work, and play spent as a family nourishing, harvesting, and storing these vegetables. We're loving it. Memories are being made, life lessons being learned, and family being strengthened. Priceless!
I can't continue sharing without throwing a thank you note into this post for my sweet little sister. I would say baby sister, but she's surely not that anymore! This household and garden wouldn't be very functionable right now if it wasn't for her! Other than a setback last week, I feel myself getting a little stronger each day. It's slow going, but I am healing. And in the process, my sister feels like Cinderella! :) But as I keep reminding her......just think of how indebted I'm going to be for her services! I say this with a laugh, as I am so thankful that she's been here to help us! But maybe not as thankful as my husband and kids!
|Aunt Nessie and Gracie girl! Oh how she loves being right at her side! Aren't they beautiful?|
|Cass and his silly Aunt "Na-nee"! He's taken right to her, it's so neat how they know who loves them even when they're so small!|
Now onto share a few pictures of the kids and our quickly growing litter of pups!
|But wait first.....do you have service in here? I think I have 4 bars! Oh there we go, that's good reception!|
|Can you hear me now? There's no better service than this service! ;)|
|And there's my boys......doing what they love best.....being boys!|
|A rare but priceless quiet moment around here! Aiden loves to read! I love to read! Readers raise readers! Camping out in the tent Aunt Nessie helped them build yesterday proved for some good quiet time in the middle of a scorching hot day!|
|And here's the big little puppies as they continue to grow! Nessie's become quite attached to one of these little ones and not wanting to see us let him go! The joys and sorrows in puppyland!|
And for a final thought of sweetness to share with you today. Piled up on the couch as I try to balance healing and doing, I was reminded of just why I have nothing to complain about. This sweet little face ran towards me with a smile that lit up my whole day. The kind of smile that comes from the very inside out, that speaks of excitement and a growing self confidence. And the daintiest little bouquet of flowers is thrust out into my hands accompanied by these words....
And my day is perfected! I love my kids. I love our home. I love this family. So much to be thankful for. Thank you Lord for every part of this perfect day!
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