Monday, October 20, 2014

The short and sweet update

Its always amazing when I log onto my blog and the date of my last blog. Life with the natives is always in full swing and they tend to only stop when sleeping. We have been busy living life and walking along with Jesus. This year for the Feast days was by the far the best ones we have done.WHY? Because we didn't worry about messing up or if that was weird. We all enjoyed it, even the husband. The Sukkot was awesome. Hannah stepped right up and got the littles involved in making paper chains and hanging then in the sukkot. We hung beautiful white lights above us. The food we made was amazing. We can say we had to sit awhile before we moved much :) We were sad to see the feast days come to an end but super excited for the new year. The Lord has been blessing us and we are listening.
 So much has changed and not by me demanding it to, but it just happened. We are happier than ever and really sucking up what we can. Hannah and myself back in July, got baptized together! Talk about the amazing day that was!! Family and friends came out to watch and embrace God. We had a nice lunch back at home with friends and family afterwards. Chase and Ethan asked God to save them and accepted Jesus as their personal savoir!! It has truly been an amazing year! There have been lows as well, but the thing with disappointments is that just like the highs you have to really embrace them. They change who you are and teach you something. Its not always easy and im still working on a few. Its Gods plans so hold on for the ride.
 Homeschooling is still in full force. Its called life. This year Cody is such a man. I cant tell you how proud of him we are. He is a young man who would honestly give you the clothes off his back if he thought for a second you were cold or needed them. He wouldn't think twice about it. He is child that is really waking up to the Lord and listening. He is a child who would rather be lost in the woods than inside. Just like his momma :)
 Hannah has blossomed into this young woman who really makes us grown women look pitiful! She understands the bible like  she was Jesus's sidekick. Really! She sees things in a different light than me and I love gong to her and asking what she thinks about this verse or that verse. God gave her a gift or drawing and painting. She has been busting rear to get ready for a craft fair with my mom. My mom is crafty so they are like to two peas in a pod. I have not one crafty bone in my body! She is saving for an SUV. We wont let them have cars because they are small and we live in an area where 4x4 is needed to get out in winter.
 The 4 littles, well they are our natives and keep us running. RUNNING. They are are loud,sweet,muddy,excited,lovers,crazy,snugglers,goons,brats,full on love you and I wouldn't change that at all. They are growing like weeds. Laura Beth just turned 3!!! My baby is 3!! How did that happen?? im still trying to figure out how the heck time wants fast...
 Jeff is busy working time and long hours. At least he is home with us and not out of state. We have a lot of projects on here on the homestead. We have a pond to dig, rooms to build, a wood stove to put in, a garage to into a family/school area, solar panels to put up nut that wont be until maybe spring, and oh yes raise the natives. Never a dull moment here.
 Well friends that the short and sweet up date of the homestead. The goat and sheep are doing wonderful. Im getting more chickens today and in the next few weeks. I had a fox come through and repeatedly take and kill my flock. I lost almost 50 out of my flock!!

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