Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome INSTE friends!

We are honored to have visitors from the INSTE family from all over the world visit our blog! We hope you will stay awhile and learn more about Iowa farm life!

If you have any prayer requests, feel free to leave a comment. In the meantime, God's blessings to you all as we help others take their next steps towards Christ!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A little quiet time...

Aiden woke up at 5:45...sigh. Like clockwork. It's his thing. Change my diaper. Smile. Then he plays with his tractors! Vrooom Vrooom, til all of a sudden he cries out "DADA!" and then he wants his Daddy and to go back to bed. He's going to be mad this morning though, we are out of bananas. Not only can he say "nana", but he can yell for nanas at the top of his lungs. The kid loves them.

First birthday on 1/20...this is his squishy face. I get out the camera and this is what he does!


I finally looked at all of the pictures I have been taking since Before Christmas...I am going to Walgreens to print them off and send them to grandparents - they are just too cute. Looking at them made me miss Cody. He is loving campus life. Was not able to make it home this weekend because of all of the snow. So, we postponed AJ's baby dedication and birthday party.

Add to that the fact that we are all sick! I have been on a hand washing crusade in this house - signs, verbal warnings ("You get back in there and wash those hands - NOW!"), pleading and lots of spraying with Lysol. But we lost the germ battle this weekend. I refuse to stay down for the count haha

We celebrated Daddy's birthday with a John Deere cake! (and a messy table, but that's called REAL LIFE!)

My Christmas Angel
When I loaded pics, it surprised me, I don't remember taking it




Love.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year

Once again, I am remiss in my blogging. Do you want to know how my days are filled to overflowing? You already know that.

Aiden is settling in. Cody is at Iowa State sniff sniff. Jaima is growing up way too fast. Jaiden is as energetic as a calf that gets to run in the pasture for the first time (i.e. BUSY) and me, I am the consummate housewife and mama.

Where are the pictures? Wherever my camera is hiding. I spent the last week cleaning the house because we had our first adoption homestudy visit yesterday. Three hours of questions and inspecting.I won't complain because we are one step closer to finalizing the adoption. But dang, they ask the weirdest things...we are blessed because we already have the guardianship finalized and that makes it move a little faster.

The house is as clean as it is ever going to get...and it lasted exactly an hour...how do I teach my kids to PUT THINGS AWAY? I guess by showing them each time until it becomes a habit - so ingrained in them that it becomes second nature...which means more patience...sigh...

I promise there will be Christmas pics soon, unless they are magically on the last post I did? Probably not, soon...soon.