Monday, May 13, 2013


we celebrated jacob's 6th birthday this weekend. kinda hard to believe. a little bit surreal, but not so much as the day he was born. we love this boy. we are so thankful for the blessing of being his parents. as with most kids, he doesn't always make it easy for us- but the moments when we see him make a right decision, or say something unexpectedly sweet, or create something that amazes us, fill us with joy and thankfulness for this sweet boy.

his birthday gift, a new bike, came a week early. we spent the weekend hanging out as a family and were joined for birthday dinner by some friends. the highlight of his birthday, and he might say of his life :), was a tractor ride given to him by one of our neighbors.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


2 months ago, our landlords put the farm and house up for sale. it was unexpected, but not really a surprise to us. we're sticking it out and praying God's will to be done, whether that means the house sells and we get to start in a new home or if it doesn't sell we get to create more memories here. whatever the outcome, we have taken this time to reflect on the 5 years we have been here and what a blessing this home and this property have been to our family. 

here are a few snapshots of the beauty we get to enjoy while we are still here. we have so much to be thankful for!