Sunday, December 20, 2009

Car accident

DH and HG were in a car accident today, he believes that the Expedition is totalled, it is currently flipped over in a field. We'll know more once the adjuster gets through with it. Please pray.

On a side note it appears that the wonderful people of our town have adopted our family this year, we're not quite sure how they knew but we are thankful for their generosity.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The reason for the season

There comes a time in everyones life when you forget that you are not alone in your struggle. We have been so blessed by the love and support of those around us, not just friends and family but also those in our community. In our careful planning it had not occurred to us that we didn't have a tree, the nice people from town brought us one with lots of ham and candy. lol. Christmas has a way of bringing out the best in people, I am so thankful for the blessings we have received. The kids loved having a tree to decorate and it'll be nice to have something to put in their stockings.

Remember always that you are not alone, hard times are meant to draw you closer in you walk with God. There are many blessings in times of struggle, but there is great joy in giving. In these last days before Christmas please take the time to bless those in need around you. :) Blessings of the season everyone.

Today we lay to rest a kind man from our town, Please keep the Schmitz family in your prayers. Thanks.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

An end to my silence

Sometimes life throws so many curve balls that even narrating the events begins to feel like a whining. I do thank all of you that have checked in on us, your thoughts and prayers have been deeply appreciated. So, on to the quick overview:

Expedition fixed, savings gone, Lot sold (got 1/3 of what he's worth, note to self, never use the sale barn again - though some money better than none), lesson learned, Judd died (reasons unknown :(), hubby didn't find work, dusted off resume and start work in January. Well, that about does it. :)

I have been reading the little house on the prairie books and I must say that I am enjoying them tremendously. It is amazing how different life was back then, their courage is inspiring.

Looks like we will have piglets in the Spring :) Eva is doing really well and Buttercup is taming very nicely. It will be interesting to see how Quinn adapts to his new role as sire, he has never been the only bull around. Blackbird is still a bit weary of us but has taken to the others very well. Eva follows her around when she isn't busy nursing Treva.

The chickens are beginning to lay again now that they have adjusted to their new diet, several have migrated to the barn. We will be working on getting boards on their windows this week to keep the cold air out.

I have added rag dolls to the list of Christmas projects and will post pics of the knitted projects soon. I pray that you all are well and hope you all have a wonderful Advent season. :)