Something We’ll Probably Never See Again

A moose in our backyard, so very close to our home. This morning we woke up to Leah saying that there was a black cow in our backyard, outside of our kitchen window. It was a MOOSE!DSC_0007I had to crop most of these pictures in order to see him better. DSC_0008 DSC_0011 DSC_0012See how close he is to our house? We stood outside our back step to take pictures of him. He seemed very calm and curious like a female cow. DSC_0014DSC_0015

We still stayed close to the door…. just in case. We were in such awe while taking these pictures. We still can’t believe it. DSC_0016 DSC_0019It’s too bad our neighbors weren’t home at the time, they would have thoroughly enjoyed it. DSC_0022 DSC_0024 DSC_0025

DSC_0033Just a curious looking guy! DSC_0046Walking away. I was so sad to see him leave. DSC_0063He knocked over our dock – the two pieces completely upside down. We are thinking maybe he used the dock as a scratching post. DSC_0070His big ole footprints. What a memory. I hope we see him again one day.

Praying for Just One More…

I just had to post this. My husband some years ago prayed that we would have 8 children. We felt like this was God’s Spirit leading him to pray this. We’ve always believed we’d have 8 children after we had the first five. Well, it’s been a couple of years now since the twins have been born, one miscarriage soon after they were born and we’ve been pretty content. Still waiting, not much in the way of planning for the perfect moment to come together in hopes for another baby… no supplements or anything else to try to conceive. But, our time is closing in if it isn’t done already. With the thought of possibly taking down the cribs for the twins in a while, my heart somehow panicked. I want another baby! One more pregnancy. One more (or two – I love twins), baby to hold, to nurse, to love, to watch while he or she is sleeping. So, with prayer and more of a dedicated focus on trying to conceive, taking some maca and red clover and more prayer, maybe we’ll have another baby. Just maybe. Please Lord.

Wildlife, Basil and Other Things


Here, dad and Hannah were going through the basis they picked just yesterday before the frost. The house was so fragrant for hours.

DSC_0082 Little girls doing some home school in the living room. Daddy was fixing the kitchen table. After 8 years of kids hanging and swinging from the base board that goes across underneath, it came out of the beam.

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Beautiful Fall weather. Our favorite (and shortest) time of year.

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Turkeys on the beach!


Here are some turkeys that we see all over the area here. This flock was walking in our backyard the other day.


Hannah and Elisabeth spotted this quail stuck in a fence of ours. Of course they had to bring him in to show us first before we let him go. He was surprisingly really calm. There’s a quail family that live in some bushes just up our driveway. They came out this last Spring with lots of new, little babies with them. It’s been fun watching them all over our yard this year.


Mommy’s new Edwardian apron. I just got finished making this today. Here is where you can get the pattern if interested:


I haven’t done pictures of Elisabeth exclusively since we lived in Iowa. I got some nice shots of her here. DSC_0030 Ah, you still have your cute little look you had when you were a baby.  : )

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Pretty girl with a new skirt Momma made!

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Pretty girl. I like this picture. You look so grown up!


Beautiful picture of your pretty face.

Little Kiddos

I think this is the last post for catching up. DSC_0082 Sweet LeahDSC_0083Leah, your cute little mouth reminds me of your big sister Stephanie’s look when she was little (now 20 and in Florida).   DSC_0111 Little AnnaDSC_0116What a beautiful girl you are!     DSC_0137 DSC_0142 You look like a cute little 2 year old here.  : ) DSC_0152

Caught red handed! Matthew and Leah snuck out of their rooms early one morning and raided the kitchen cabinets. They left their stuffed animals and some of the food for evidence.  DSC_0168 Eating at the table –  no more high chairs! DSC_0181 Pretty, little Anna again.  DSC_0183 DSC_0191 Little miss Tabitha. DSC_0193 Tabitha’s quirky look.