Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prayers needed

We have been touched by tragedy here in Waverly. One of Cody's classmates was killed in a drunk-driving accident early Sunday morning. Please pray for the family of Josh Young. Please lift up, Alex, the young man who was driving, and his family. Pray for healing - both physical and emotional. Please pray for the kids at the high school, their teachers, mentors, counselors and pastors - that the right words will be spoken, that hope will not be lost, and that life will go on - changed, that they will realize that good choices result in postive outcomes.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March Madness

NCAA basketball? Check.
Wind? Check.
Spring melt? Check.
First robin? Check.
Snowed again? Check.

Yep, we got snow yesterday. It actually was quite pretty and big and fluffy at first. Then it got cold and slippery. I stayed home, of course and snuggled and watching college wrestling with my honey. Iowa is National Champion - AGAIN!

Jaima spent the night at Cael's last night. They needed some together time. Two peas in a pod.

John just yelled for me. I went into our room and Jaiden had gotten really sick and was under our bed. I helped clean her up and got her in the tub. Now, we are in the living room watching Sesame Street. Poor girl! She is wrapped up in her fish towel - she calls it her "blubbie blankie" - that girl loves fish! I hope she will fall back asleep for awhile. She has had stomach flu a few days this week. We thought she was all better.

I am in my second semester of school - Discipleship 2 Finding Your Ministry. I have started a new blog as part of my ministry work I am so excited that God has led me into women's ministry. I am hoping to become a speaker and perhaps an author. One of my dreams is to attend the Proverbs 31 SheSpeaks conference. For now, I will raise my babies and have the goal of someday traveling the country and encourage other women!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring is definitely here!

The girls and I played outside after church yesterday - we saw our first robins Friday - and wished for luck just like my Grandpa Wagner taught me to.

This morning, Jaima and I walked to the bus for the first time in a long time - we usually drive because of all the snow and mud - and we like the time together, being warm in the car, talking and eating breakfast. But this morning she needed to walk because she had a VERY hard time getting up - the cold, brisk air did the trick!

Everything is coming alive again! Thank you , God, for the promises of Spring!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jaima Lulu!

8 years old today!

Jaima wanted a Gummy Bear party!

JaidenIlo helped me to decorate!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh my little blog, how I have missed you so!

For the past month, I have cut my Internet time down to almost nothing. I haven't blogged or even read my favorite blogs - or Facebooked or googled or anything! Just checked email and jumped off line. Refreshing I must say!

So, dear reader, will you ever forgive me? Did you get frustrated with me? Were you dying to know "the rest of the story?" hahahahahaha

Things are going remarkably well for us - both cattle buildings are up and running and we even have steers in the south building that we are feeding for someone else. Thank you God, You are amazing!

The kids are growing and blessing us. We are counting down to graduation - I still need to order senior pics and invites and announcements and cake and food and make mints and all of that - we will probably order a big sub and have the party at our church. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Other than that - let me see...

Jaiden had her hearing checked today - PERFECT! However, I now need to have my hearing checked because I couldn't hear the sounds! I knew I had loss in my left ear, but didn't realize it had gotten that bad. Yes, Mom, you were right, I shouldn't have ridden (is that a word?) in cars with loud stereos, or gone to all of those rock-n-roll shows! I've done gone and went deaf! I will make an appt to get my ears checked - maybe then I won't have to make everyone repeat themselves!

So, Jaiden can hear - and we have speech therapy tomorrow and we will see what progress she has made! She made sssssssssssssssssssss sounds yesterday! When I took her in for her hearing test there was a daycare in the same building and she wanted to go play with the other kids - I was so sad for her ! So, I am going to see about sending her to daycare for two half days per week so she can play and socialize!

All for now, I have been on more than my ten minutes!!!