Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pumpkin Photos And Thankful Thoughts


 
Earlier this week I got out with the kids and finally did our annual pumpkin photos! I wanted to keep things simple this year. All of the kids got their own tiny pumpkin and we had a good time with these photos together.


This one makes me think that they were all laughing at someone but I took the kids all by myself... maybe there was a ghost on this abandoned property.













 I'm so grateful for the beautiful orchard behind out house. I hope it always stays an orchard.

Archie took this one.

I really love this girl and her outfit!

 So the 2nd half of these photos were taken behind our house. The irrigated water brings up tiny shells from the Rio Grande and they are treasures.

She noticed a neighbor's horses and was so excited.


 Lulu is not loving to have her hand held these days...
 The sky was pretty amazing that night.



This girl!

 We had a few sunflowers pop up after the fall monsoons and they are so pretty!
 
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I get to host it with most of my family coming over and a little bit of Jacob's family coming over to our new house. Today I am grateful for a big dinning room and a house that has room for family to stay. I really love our house and I'm so grateful for the land that came with it. I look forward to our own small orchard, a big garden and some green pastures full of animals. I am so thankful for my family that I get to share all of this with.

I'm grateful for my camera! I get to preserve so much beauty in our family and freeze the adorableness of these children. I love the adventures we get to go on together. How may 4 year olds get to go on private tour of an airport to do their birthday photos? I LOVED watching the boys awe over the planes taking off. I will always remember their love of the white gypsum sands and their excitement over a candy shop made just for them. My camera has provided me with a creative outlet and a chance to talk to adults (stay at home mom problems)... and of course it helps us be more financially prepared. I am also thankful for so many amazing clients!!

Above all, I am grateful for my loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I know they hear my prayers and love me. I feel their blessings in abundance!
 
 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween

Halloween 2016

 The man with the yellow hat (from Curious George), an army guy, and a dog.
 Caleb wore this a couple of years ago. Fun costume for this age.

 Archie was so done taking photos... also, my mom convinced him to be something other than a dinosaur, even thought that was his first choice. He asked to be a Pterodactyl, which isn't technically a dino, as Archie reminded me.
 This was all my mom's idea. She asked Caleb if he wanted to be all kinds of things and he said no to all of them and yes to this.
Oh, random thing to remember about today, the sheep got out and into a neighbor's yard. Thankfully we were contacted by another neighbor and we got them back.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Our Day

Today has been great. Filled with little things I want to remember. 
 
I went shopping with just Lulu and the lady and Horse and Hound recognized her as the one who is always wearing those adorable boots and tutus. Also, at least 5 people complimented her boots while we were out. 
 
We randomly stopped by SI Bistro to by cake and cream puffs because it's so yummy there and they are closing next week. :(
 
And we found blueberries at the dollar tree, just when I was sure they didn't sell them anymore. We also found hula hoops there (for a chicken tractor) when we thought they might be out of season.

I got new library books about farming!
 
I noticed the sheep have begun to really eat the weeds. Now that the chicken feed is blocked better. Maybe I can do archery again soon.

And this evening's session rescheduled so I get to hang out here on a Saturday night!!










 Earlier this week, I took the little kids to Alamogordo and we went to the zoo and to lunch and then picked up these 3 black Australorps. I built their temporary home, pictured above. It's just a little quarantine pen for them to stay in for a week or 2...
The triplets, since they are kind of hard to tell apart...

Caleb supervising the hula hoop chicken tractor construction, which will be the triplet's new home if it's finished today.

Archie is strangely excited about the sheep manure. He has been begging to clean it up via shovel and wheelbarrow. I won't complain. Oh and behind him is the ash remnants of the wood pallet bonfire. We had a fun mutual at our house this Wednesday.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Candy Shop Birthday Photos

Caleb is 4!!
There are still so many photos I need to take/post but for now these are his 4 yr photos.
We took some with the horse he rides and we have a quick outdoor session planed too. I love my Caleb!!!!