|The girls had fun at our yearly family reunion! We all did actually!|
|Esther wanted me to smell the flowers!|
|Esther flouting all the rules - eating in Daddy's chair!|
|Jeremy on his birthday really digging into his gift...|
Sam's not so sure about his love of gummy bears!
Jeremy is still working away at the bear, but he's down to the feet now!
Our goats are doing well. We were able to sell the two wethers so we are now down to three goats, and only one of them really giving milk. We will probably be getting one more goat in September and depending on how that works out, we might sell one of the ones we have now. The little girls are doing so well on the goats milk. It's really helped them with their gut issues! At least up until we went camping, but I'm sure they'll get all healthy again soon!
|Esther all ready for church too!|
I was so excited to get my copies of Three Decades of Fertility! I gave one to my mother, sold one to my friend, and have given a couple of others away too. I did find out that I only get commissions from PDFs sold through my link, so I'm working on placing an order of the paperbacks to resell locally and to give as gifts too. I'm reading through the book and it has amazing stories and great wisdom to glean from these women!
|Car seats donated to our family in honor of our adoption,|
from Evenflo directly - amazing providence!
|My boys and their toys!|
|Princess Carese all ready for church!|
She's a beautiful princess though, and her antics keep us appreciative of the gift that she is. Instead of an empty nest, ours is bursting with little and big people and every size in between. Each child is such a gift to our family, with their unique talents and personalities. With so many living together we also have ample opportunity to see our sinful natures and know where we need work.
Growing up with most of my older siblings having moved on, I rarely had to deal with irritations and frustrations in the daily scheme of things and I was able to come to a pretty high view of myself. But God wasn't willing to let me live with that thinking and has been pushing me to my limits most of my life...constantly causing me to realize my need for Him and His grace in order to overcome my sinful tendencies.
Time to close my rambling thoughts for now...once I find the camera (somewhere in the trailer I'm sure), I'll post a camp out blog post! Until then, enjoy these last few weeks of summer! I know I will!