Exciting Updates


It's hard to think I haven't posted for five months, to put it briefly - I'm sorry about that.
Christmas has passed, New Years is almost here, and I have exciting news from the past and to come in the future to tell you all,,,

Everything is pretty jumbled - but it's been a memorable 5 months!

  • My whole family will be traveling to SC for my brother's wedding. That's 22 people ya'll- all on the same plane! Crazy, right? :) It'll be awesome. We'll vacation in Hilton Head Island afterwards. I can't wait!
  • I became a niece to another boy on November 7th! Isaac Thomas arrived at 8 lbs. 2 oz, and is quite the chunk already. :)  
  • Surprise party for my brother Josh, who turned 18
  • Shopping outings with my sisters (L-R: Me, Heidi, and Maria.)
  • Two (short) power outages. Those are always exciting. And they also make you thankful for electricity - and candles.
  • Hosting "park days" at our house with families from our church
  • Our Farm "Appreciation Dinner" with speeches, amazing food, and a photo shoot - so fun!!
  • Surprise outing from my two older siblings Maria and Josh. We watched the 3rd (and last) :( Hobbit on opening night! I loved it.
  • Amazing Thanksgiving with relatives.
  • Gaining (extra) responsibility on the farm by (now) taking care of our nineteen rabbits!
  • Participating in a girls' book study with my sisters and friends
  • Summer evenings spent with older siblings getting frozen yogurt and swimming!
  • Getting our driveway re-paved.
  • Extreme wind storm showering our yard with branches and tree-tops!
  • Very blessed Christmas Eve of fellow-shipping, eating, being thankful, and opening presents. And a hilariously fun Christmas Day spent with cousins!

  • Going to our "Clark County Fair" with family and friends. It was so much fun!
  • Adorable litters of kittens!
  • Our annual 'Labor Day Camp Out' by our house.
  • Chicken Processing finishing! Yay!! ;)
  • Christmas shopping with older siblings until 11:30 p.m. It was exhausting yet memorable.
  • Harvesting potatoes in 90 degrees with my sister Maria, very fun yet miserable. ;P
  • Holding fluffy baby bunnies.
  • Singing karaoke and writing music and songs.
  • Going to a Christian Heritage Conference with my parents and three older siblings.
  • Completing a project with my mom - a small patio behind our house!
  • Watching new, (and older) movies for the first time! (Favorites: Nanny Diaries, God's Not Dead, Divergent, Live-Die-Repeat, Hunger games, Captain America 2, The Giver, and Austenland.)

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Hope you all had an amazing Christmas!
xxMel

3 comments :

  1. These photos are great! :)

    Lovely post, darling. <3

    xx Nicole Rose

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  2. So glad to see all the nice things happening. I haven't seen you for awhile and thought you had retired. Was revising my "blogs we visit page" and saw the update. Happy New Year!

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  3. I'm so glad to hear from you! I really missed your posts. It looks like you had a wonderful time on your blogging break! :) Awww, Isaac is so adorable! Awesome post, Melody! <3

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