Little Wife On the Prairie

When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

From here to yonder.

This is my new living room.

And the office.

The kitchen.

Not sure where this is but my point is that we are in transition, under construction and scattered from here to yonder. 

Here is our welcome present from the country.  This was one of 6 fly trapping devices. 
But we are warm and cozy.  Our bellies our full and our hearts contented.  We have no troubles besides where to put this or where to hang that.  We can sit and read and smile.

And we can stare out at the beauty right out our back door.

If you could see our hearts they would look like this.  :)

At some point we will be able to show the progress on our home.  We will add our own touches to it.  We will bring our family's personality into the house.  It will be slow but we will get there.  The good news is that we can live in this home just as it is.  It's clean, cute and comfortable.  We have been richly blessed and pray that you find yourselves the same way. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Big news!

We are moving!!  We have finally found our little spot in the country.  So I will be absent from blogging for awhile.  When I come back, I will have tons to share!  I will leave you with a few pictures to tide you over until then.  :)
When we travel, this is what I see.  A tiny, fuzzy head straining to see out the window.  We went to a small town North of us called Canadian.  It usually has beautiful fall leaves for us to enjoy.  Micah did this for a good portion of the trip.

One of our favorite spots to stop on the way!  It has a good old-fashioned merry-go-round.

Daddy and baby spent a lot of time together on this trip.  Micah looks scared but she really does adore her daddy.

Me and my girlies.  I am trying to get over my aversion to pictures of myself.  I would like to be a part of my family's memories.  :)

The boys.

This is the highlight of our Canadian trips.  The bridge!  It's at least a mile long.  The kids like to try to run as much of it as they can.  I prefer to stroll.


There is a section of the bridge that is over a little bit of water.  We always linger there watching the tiny fish get swept along in the current.  We drop golden leaves from high in the air and try to guess where they will land.  We toss sticks upstream and race to the other side of the bridge to watch them rush past. 

I wish a camera could capture the striking contrast of color.  I was much more beautiful in real life.

There was this vine that grew up the trees that was a vibrant red.  It was stunning!
Our final stop of the day was a little forested park with a lake.  The lake was a bit of a disappointment to me because the water had receded so much.  My husband and kids however saw it as a great adventure.  The above picture is the exposed lake bottom.   

It was kind of creepy.  Like bones sticking up from the ground.  (Matt took all of these lake photos.)

This ground was really cool.  It was spongy.  I got freaked out because I kept sinking into it.  Apparently the top was only a crust.  Underneath was water and soupy mud.  I'm not saying that my husband broke through the crust and sank into the mud up to his thigh...but I'm not not saying it either.  It was a stinky ride home. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's bring this kid home!!!

Our sweet friends John and Michelle Emmitt have been, for the past 2 years, in the process of adopting a precious boy from Belize.  This boy's name is Alfred.  They have made enormous progress and have had many miracles occur in this process.  You can read their story here. 
We have followed this journey through every turn and trial.  We are so thankful to know John and Michelle.  They already have 3 biological boys and are taking on Alfred who has several health issues that they really don't know the extent of.  I know that God put this call on their heart, to love unconditionally, this child they hardly know.
 I am asking for prayers for this family as they come into the home-stretch.  I am also asking that you, who live nearby, would consider attending this upcoming art auction to raise money for Alfred's adoption.  Here is the info... 
It's going to be a blast.  Come have a night out and help bring this kid home!!!  I know John, Michelle, Josiah, Matthias, Jacob and of course, Alfred will appreciate it! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In the family...

I was looking through pictures of our latest adventure to the apple orchard.  They were just great.  What struck me about them was not the beauty of the picture but the people in them.  We are so blessed to have a close family.  Both my family and Matt's family are just great.  And we spend as much time together as we can.  This weekend with cousins was not a super-exciting adventure.  But it was a nice comfortable day with people we love.  Having cousins around makes it memorable for all of us.
Asher is checking out the pond.

He alerted the crowd!

These two have to coziest spot.

It's the funniest spot too!

Searching for apples.

These guys stick together.

They look guilty.  Is there a bit of apple throwing going on here?

My little man.

We get to eat lunch after picking.  It's a homemade treat!
It was my sweet Jolie's birthday.  She picked Grandmother's Mississippi Fudge Cake.  We made them into
cupcakes and popped in some candles.  It was a great celebration for her. 
(Not that she likes being the center of attention or anything.)