” You are beautiful beyond discription too marvolous for words.

Too wonderful for comprehention, like nothing ever seen or heard,

Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom, who could fathom the depth of your love?! “


The Garden and Chickens

I mentined earlier that we are staying at a place that is a farm. They don’t have cows right now, but they have a beautiful garden, a horse, dogs, cats, chickens, a field where they keep their cows and harvest their hay and an orchard. I feel so incredibly happy God allowed us to stay in a place where I get to see raw beauty everyday.


This is their wonderful herb garden. They haev chives, rosmary, oregano, mint, lavender and more. I wish this was a scratch and smell post- for your sake. It smelled incredible.



The Mrs. She was fun to watch and Emma loves giving her treats. Below is the male of the roost. He looks so crazy to me because he looks like he has long hair. I caught him blinking 🙂


Battling sickness

This past weekend sickness had come to visit and didn’t leave till Tuesday. I was randomly and horribly sick Saturday and Sunday and lovingly passed it to Trav. Who was then sick Monday and Tuesday. I have been praying that Emma wouldn’t get what we had. I’ve been stuffing her with tons of vitamin C, water and chicken noodle soup. I think it worked because she has been her same crazy 2 yr old self.


What is it about Chicken and Stars? It’s one of the most wonderful thing to eat, but they might want to change the name to ‘Carrots and Stars’ because there’s like, practically no chicken in it. And one little can at the store was $1.80! Doesn’t that seem crazy?! I guess they know sick people will pay whatever…I did.


I would be taking much more food pictures but I have no stove or oven where we’re staying. I know. Can you imagine that? NO. STOVE. OR. OVEN. It’s hard to make anything. I was alone, walking down the frozen isle and suddenly began freaking out! I kept thinking ‘I don’t know what to make!’ ‘I don’t know what to make!’ Over and over…I had to shake my head and blink a few times to get a clearer perspective. I bought frozen meals. Gross.

Although I can tell you which frozen foods rock and which suck. Believe me, I would know.

These steamers are not bad. Small portions but good for a really fast side dish! It was enough for us 3 for a side and I personally would have eaten it alone for dinner- but I had to share, it’s a lesson I’m trying to teach Emma. 🙂 It’s a horrible way of eating (we are also eating fruits and canned things) but I keep telling myself that it’s temporary…it’s temporary.

We do have a small toaster oven and one of those grills you can take camping. I made pancakes on it one night and fish on it another night. But if you have ANY ideas about what I could make- I’m all ears! I would love any ideas (oh, and our fridge is dinky (meaning teeny tiny)

I’m dead meat…

I know I’m dead meat when I push the ‘publish’ button at the end of this post but I HAVE to do this post. And the reality is that I have been planning on posting this for months now, and I’m just now doing it. I’ve been busy.

My sister graduated from High School (whoop whoop!) and as we were taking family pictures there were bound to be a few bloopers of people. But I noticed that everyone had one…hmmm, so I decided for smiles to post their bloopers. They’re not that bad really, but it might embarass them so leave a comment telling them it’s not that bad.

And yes, I am also posting multipul bad pictures of me. There, it’s fair, OK mom?!

(*Jamie and Granmom: I am saving your butts by not posting the pictures I have of you both. I will accept money, babysitting for months or plane tickets to Austin if you don’t want them published for the world to see.)

Dad, Lois, Monica, Aunt Donna and Aunt Carol: You lucky ducks. I don’t have any bad pictures of you…next time we see each other be prepared to have a camera in your face. Hey, it’s only fair to the other members of the family who are in this post. And you want to be fair right?! Thought so.

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A good pair

I thought I would update you on some pictures of Emma at the park. Travis took them (and did amazing) and I photo edited them. We’re a good pair don’t you think?!

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