Today Andrew spent a good portion of the day mowing with our new-to-us riding mower in anticipation of cooking out tonight. We had a blast! My mom and sister joined my mother in law, father in law, grandmother in law, sister in law and her husband, and our sweet ole Haylie dog.
Grammie and her grandgirls.
My mom and Andrew making tasty tasty dinner.
The girls with their aunt and uncle.
Emily the sweetie.
Emily the goofball!
Ellie and her auntie.
Our new lawn mower!
My mother in law and I dressed nearly identically without any kind of planning this! Also here is our Haylie girl.
Beautiful Ellie running and running!
We took the seeds from our dinner cantaloupe and planted them just to see what happens 🙂
Ellie wanted to help too.
It was such a lovely day for a picnic.
And then, my favorite part: sunset.
(at least half these photos should be credited to my sweet sister Melanie)
June 25, 2015: Happy birthday to our farm, Fields of Green!
We are the proud new owners of 47 acres of beautiful pastureland and trees in Paradise, TX. Yes. Yes, we will live in Paradise. Go ahead, see for yourself.
We found wild grapes! (and plums, and pecans, and possibly an apple tree)
We found a wild husband!
Cheers to our new farm.
Sweet Emily in the evening light.
Our whole family!
We won’t be living there right away. We need to get: an address, a fence, a driveway, a gate, a well, a septic system, electricity, a concrete foundation, and a barn erected. Then we will move our current home – a fifth wheel – onto the property. However, I’ve already got some seedlings started and intend to try to plant some things over the summer to see what will grow! Plus there are bushels of wild grapes that will ripen soon and clearly I need to try my hand at some grape jelly.
Praise God for dreams resurrected and realized.