So Much to be Thankful For


90° days to swim in. (Though rain is nice occasionally too!) :)

Two new babies (not sure what yet of nieces and/or nephews,) due to arrive in November and January. I'm so excited to meet them!

Getting two Great Pyrenees puppies in two months! (As livestock and guardian watchdogs.)

The opportunity to take pictures of a friend's, wedding reception event.

An adventurous camp-out with my best friends planned to happen soon!

Having dear friends from Illinois come and stay with us.



Our 4th of July spent at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland.

A cool, misty morning.

How easy and quick the shearing went for our last two sheep.

Such an abundant amount of rabbits in litters.

An adorable, orange female kitten that joined the farm. Millie is her name.

A watered lawn. Yes. I mean it.

Plenty to harvest in the garden. (No matter if zucchini and kale are included!) :P



And so much more! God is good.

xoMel

OF MEMORIAL DAY & MY CLASS







Every other Thursday I and two of my friends teach and watch several three year old's from our church, while moms, and older siblings do a book study and other things.
I simply cherish this time! It's so fun to be able to sing with, teach, read to, and color with each of them. They have so much energy and love to talk, but it warms my heart now, when they sing the songs (that they didn't know at all when we began the class,) with us now.
We currently have been learning the 10 commandments using our 10 fingers. Before the class, I didn't even know each commandment in order, but now I do. It's rather funny actually.
We also sing bible songs, and then color and read books, which is the kids favorite part, of course.

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Memorial Day rolled around, and we had a delicious brunch with my entire family, 21 people.
Then later, I spent the day with some of my family at a friend's house for their park day they hosted. Although I only have pictures of the morning, sadly.








How was your Memorial Day?
xxMel