God Has Blessed Our Day

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Awana Games

Last Saturday, we all packed up for the big event! An event my youngest has worked so very hard for.  An event you get chosen to be a part of!  It's a big deal and we are so proud of our youngest!  Yes, my friends, it's the annual Awana Games!  It's huge, it's wild, and it's a load of fun!  So many young kids gather in the name of our Lord to play all sorts of crazy games!  It was so much fun and we can't wait for next year!

Our red team girls lined up and ready.

Our girl won this event!!!!

Pull RED!  PULL!!!

That's our girl!!!

Get Ready!
Great Friends!

And this is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1:9-11

Friday, March 14, 2014

Homestead Life

Well, the life of having animals can sometimes be hard. I can't imagine having a real farm!  Two days ago we lost one of our chickens!  I do not know the reason for her dieing.   In fact the day before all the girls looked to be super healthy and well.  So, when my youngest went out the next day in the afternoon, she was very shocked to see her little chicken curled up in the straw.  She did handle it very well.  No tears...just worry and wonder.  

So, I know I have been sharing so many chicken photos. I promise I will try and take different scenery!  I just wanted to share a little reality to the homestead life.  This is the first chicken we have lost to an unknown reason!  

Also, today (not shown in these photos) the rain has come back full force!   Right when I thought things would dry up, the Lord has given us more rain.   

Have a blessed day!  And may God lead your way! 

3-12-14  The other ladies just didn't understand what happened to their sister!  Even they knew something wasn't right.

3-12-14  It was another beautiful day!  Our backyard lake was drying up!

3-12-14  Such a pretty chicken.

3-12-14 Feels good to be outside.

3-12-14  Youngest with her chicken.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring IS here!

Well, today is a good day!   Thank you to our Heavenly Father for a little sunshine!  See, I knew when the ugly, nasty, and wet weather came there would be a light at the end of the tunnel.  And yes, it all does make you appreciate the beauty even more!   I thank the Lord for all of it. The ugly and the beautiful. 
Through a day of homeschooling you could just feel a little difference in everybody's attitudes. You could feel the light shine in all of us. God is so good.  When I took my eldest girl to her first day of Driver's Training (yes, it is happening...my teen will be driving soon!), the car was warm!   The sun had heated up our car seats and I didn't even need to turn the heat on!  Just felt so good! 
Then when I returned home, I felt "springy" and decided to walk my dog.  It was fabulous and I couldn't help but feel revived!  I also let the chicken ladies loose and they seem like new birds as well!  Isn't it amazing at what a little sun and warmth can do?  I hope and pray more of you out there felt a little sunshine and peace today!  A little more energy and a sense of Gods wonders!
Bison boy after his walk.

Chicken Ladies running around and enjoying the sun!

Even our cat Cortez is enjoying it all!
God Bless you all!  Remember too look for all His beauty!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Is it Spring?

Hello there.  It has been so long since I have been able to sit down here and write on this so called blog of mine.  I just don't set aside time to make this blog what I "envision" it to be.  What is getting in my way?  Well, I hope that I can find time this month to dig in and really work at what I can add to my blog.   I want to stretch my photos like never before.  I also want to share all the wonderful things God has shown me in His Word! 

As for today, I just thought I would share a little on our nasty weather. It has been ugly and scary.  Wet and wild. And I know when that sun does shine we will all appreciate it even more! 
Our chickens have been oh so confused as to what is happening in their little neck of the woods.  With the weather going this way and that, the chickens have hardly been able to step outside.  We've had freezing temps (with wind chills below zero) with massive winds, and then warm temps with extreme heavy rains!  Just yesterday, as I was sleeping, I could hear our neighbor plowing the yards and roads with his big CAT plow.  In my deep slumber all I could feel was "what in the world is our neighbor doing?", "Please STOP!". Heaven forbid I lose any sleep!  Then when I did wake up to take a look at our back yard, I realized and thanked my neighbor!  He saved us from a possible house flooding!  The backyard water level was up to the deck and when my oldest went to see how the chickens were doing she couldn't cross the "lake" because it was up to her knees!  Our awesome neighbor had plowed sections to release the waters to the front ditches to keep the neighbors from flooding!   It worked and the water levels were dropping. Fewwwwww!  

Today, the water in the backyard is still nasty, wet and down right ugly.  However, I am so thankful at all the hard work our neighbor did to help us not have flooding issues.  He still has the sub-pump running to keep the waters flowing to the front of the houses instead of sitting in the backyards.   I can't wait for some sunny weather and snow free yards!  It will be nice to have green grass and gardens again!  But this is Idaho and you never know what sort of weather you will have to endure!

Here are a few photos I took this afternoon to show what it all feels and looks like:
Our Bison boy finding his way through our backyard river!
I do believe this is Hiccup.  She is our friendliest chicken.
Doing the chicken dance! 
The ladies were so excited to have a few fresh greens and scratch!  They haven't seen fresh grass in so long, so this was a special treat!

Love our chicken ladies!
Love Bogs!  These boots have helped us get through a lot in this backyard!  You can go anywhere in these boots. 
I hope all of you out there experiencing wild weather are doing well.  I pray that we are all turning to our Lord and seeing all the beauty He has provided for us in this month of March.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Roman 15:13

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