Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Joseph

Our Joe turned a big six yesterday! He had a grand day staying in his pj's and playing around the house. We celebrated with his favorite foods, cake and ice cream and lots of presents. It was a quiet special day! Happy birthday Joe!

Ginger--The Gift

This morning our family made a tough decision after watching our beloved Shepherd decline in health over the last month.  This past weekend, her body showed us that she just couldn't go on. Our children cried and we shared memories of her 10+ years with our family. Even in her last hours, with pain and bloating ...she was gentle with our children and loved on them in her own special way. She was such a treasure to our family providing fun, protection and companionship. We are sad this day missing our friend.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Snowing --inside and out

Although it isn't snowing outside right now...it is in our school room! We finished out weekly book work for our morning schedule. We took a few minutes to crank out some paper snow flakes which lead to other cut outs where the kids got really creative. A fun morning of work and art!





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Finding a Bit of Winter Fun

It's really cold here and the kiddos don't stay outside very long when it's this cold. We cleaned the school room and Jason hung the new swung we got for Christmas in the basement. It is great energy buster for the kids...great job Jason!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Winter Day at the Barn

Jess snapped these shots of our ponies this weekend!

Standing at the gate for dinner call. 

Our pony- Krystal
Liberty
Jasmine

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cold Temperatures and Winter Weather

Brrrrr...that is the word of the day as we have seen temperatures in the negative numbers. It has meant our outside work is a bit more difficult but we have learned that many hands make light the work. We  have spent fewer hours shoveling snow and cleaning the barn as a team than it normally takes us to just clean the barn...and we sure had lots of snow to shovel!
Jess shoveling and cleaning the barn in her tinker bell pjs...:)
Brandon and Michael shoveling the path for the wheel barrel.
The back of our house on the hill.
Liberty running out for her morning breakfast.