I can hardly believe it's that time of year again. Seems like they just planted the crops!
I was feeling quite nostlagic the other day and how I was glad to be an American and how I admire the American farmer. I think they have a thankless job. There is a lot to farming that most people don't know about. I was very naive when I married Kyle. I just thought farmers played in the dirt! I have come to learn about how much they need to know from marketing, finance, repairs, economics etc.... the technology is amazing (when you can afford it!) We have tractors that will steer by themselves. It is very fascinating at times and I think it is a little sexy that my husband knows how to do so many things!
So I thought it would be fun to showcase potato harvest. I know I don't take the greatest of pictures but I hope you'll get a little glimpse of our life on the farm!
I thought I'd add a few more thoughts on Jacie. It isn't very fun to have a birthday fall on Sunday so the day has been pretty boring for her. We had her family party after church. She got a lot of presents (spoiled) and she wanted a chocolate and strawberry cake. (We got back from camping late last night and I didn't have time to make a fun cake (gasp..) but she liked it. She expecially liked the chocolate covered strawberries! I interviewed her and asked her a few of her favorite things. Here it goes:
Favorite Movie: Barbie Diamond Castle Favorite Food: Ham Sandwich Favorite Color: pink and purple Favorite Vacation: Going to visit grandpa and grandma Favorite Song: I Gotta A Feeling Favorite Animal: baby kittens and dogs
Today my sweet little chickadee is 4!! I have waited for this day for so long! It has been a while since I've had a four year old in our house. I guess you could say it is a big milestone for me. Allie never got to be four so I was just crossing my fingers hoping she would turn four, like turning 3 was a curse or something. They change so much from year to year and I can see the changes in Jacie. She acts more grown up and is funny as ever! She has a weird little sense of humor! She loves animals and wishes she could have a little dog to haul around and dress up. She always asks, "For my birthday I want a puppy", and the crappy parents that we are, say "No". It doesn't stop her from asking though. She loves to dress up and she loves music. She especially loves Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas and boy you should see her dance....actually we hope you don't because there would be a lot to explain! She is my buddy and we love to go shopping together. Her and Karlie are best buddies too and they like to play and have fun. Sometimes they start talking to each other in their own little language and they'll laugh and laugh like they know what each other is saying. She is a sweetheart and I love her so much!!!! I hope you have a good birthday Jacie!
I am just a busy mom of five wonderful children with a sweet little angel daughter watching me from above. I live in Idaho and married a farmer. Sometimes I wonder "How did I end up here?" But I know that even all we've been through I wouldn't change a thing. Kyle is my rock and I'm glad we are in this together. My family is my greatest joy and my biggest blessing and I look forward being with them in this journey we call life.