Wednesday, July 30, 2014

~Photo-a-day~ July 23–July 29

This past week was not very eventful. Just the normal everyday stuff…the stuff that’s not interesting to anyone else but makes up most of our lives=)

On Saturday I went with Christina up to Kokomo to her girlfriends wedding. We were late – and we didn’t actually speed but we didn’t get there on time by driving the speed limit=) it was a lovely wedding, by the way.  Their reception had amazing food! but maybe I was just hungry.  I had so much fun just spending the day with Christina…did I mention she’s amazing?!?!? yeah I know I have=)

Sunday I spent in Brown County state park…lovely place to hike! I love that place more and more each time I visit.


Day 204


another late night…IMG_5194-001

Day 205


Day 206

~from an angle~IMG_5298-001

Day 207


and it rained…and rained!IMG_5310-001

Day 208


This was taken at Brown county…I love the mist coming off the trees. Stunning=)IMG_5363-001

Day 209


an old horse bit hanging in the barnIMG_5425-001

Day 210

~today I am…~

today I am making plans with this girl…new plan for my blog…more info coming soon=)IMG_5749-001

Please let me know what you think?!?!?!

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Doing what I love=)

So these are the animals I wrote over here about feeding. I took my camera along one evening and here is the result=)

I fed the cows also, but since this chore required two hands, I got zero pictures of the process=)

I call all the horse…and here they come…some walking

IMG_4587-001(such a cutie….<3 )IMG_4592-001Others running….IMG_4602-001pretty sure I was going to start without them…hahaIMG_4609-001They just go in the barn and walk (or rush) into their stalls, they all know which one is theirs=)IMG_4618-001and don’t forget the chickens=)IMG_4627-001IMG_4649-001This little fatty was out with the chickens, absolutely adorable <3IMG_4652-001all the chickens followed me into the chicken house when I gathered the eggs…and they all hurried out when I was finishedIMG_4654-001He was so sad I was leaving…IMG_4657-001they were enjoying their fresh water….IMG_4658-001the martin houses still fascinate meIMG_4666-001all Amish have mail boxes with their names on them…pretty cool!IMG_4669-001IMG_4673-001

Thanks for joining my animal feeding tour…haha

Have a fabulous week=)


Friday, July 25, 2014

An Ordinary Evening

Here’s what a typical night looks like at my house…not everyone is ever at home during the week in the evening (unless we have a birthday party etc.) I love each and everyone of these people so much and am so grateful for them all. They have made my life so full and are the reason I come home from work, stay up late cooking, etc. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect family to be a part of.

IMG_4410-001IMG_4414-001I grilled salmon….IMG_4431-001My beautiful sister…Hannah always in front of the sink=)IMG_4434-001This happens so much showing mom and dad things on our phones…IMG_4457-001He didn’t go and get his glasses this time, but we normally say “hey look at this” and have to wait while they go for their glasses=)IMG_4461-001IMG_4467-001IMG_4474-001Mom’s preparing the guys lunches the night before…IMG_4486-001Green beans freshly cannedIMG_4488-001Isaac and his weird way of eating watermelon, he almost eats the entire rind…???IMG_4489-001

My mom’s many face expressions…

(I love this one the most, it looks the most like her…she’s the kindest person I know and this picture, I think, shows that so well)IMG_4487-001IMG_4491-001IMG_4492-001IMG_4508-001IMG_4517-001And my dad…IMG_4499-001IMG_4530-001IMG_4531-001

Have a wonderful Friday! And remember to thank God for the family He’s given you=)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

~Photo-a-day~ July 16–July 22

Soooo I went to my FIRST Amish sleep-over! =) I’m not kidding! Christina and I were inviting to a surprise birthday party, for our neighbor’s daughter, and we were asked to stay the night. We started the night off with a fabulous dinner…homemade sub sandwiches! Then we all went kayaking…there was eight of us all together on the river. Everyone laughing and yelling. There were three sets of sisters there…=) Christina and I were the only two “english” girls there. It was a chilly evening and we all got considerably wet, so we were shivering.


they decided to serve ice cream when we got back and punch to cool us off=) By the time we had finished playing cards, we had warmed up and maybe even dried off….some. I had so much fun! It got late and Christina gave into their persuasions and actually put on one of their dresses and a cap…she looked so cute=) We all got a good laugh. Late night talking which aways equals a perfectly grand time=) These sweet people even served us breakfast the next morning before we hurried back home to get ready to leave for church.

After church on Sunday Christina, Nate and I went to lunch with Ally’s boyfriend (she had to go to her god-daughter’s b-day party and he was free all afternoon) I believe it was my first time to really hang out with Jason without Ally. We all missed our sweet sister but it was wonderful to get just get to know our future brother-in-law better=) Sadly I didn’t have my camera with me and missed out on some great food/people shots=(

Sunday night our other Amish neighbors from across the field came over and played volleyball with us. The rest of my family had gone to the Sunday night service at our church, so it was just me and Christina at home. But counting everyone in their family, and including me and Christina, we had a perfect number for two teams of four. We won more than we lost and that all I’m going to say…haha.

Okay on to the pictures…enjoy=P

Day 197

~begins with a “T”~

ten dollar bill=) thanks to my dad for this idea!IMG_4576-001

Day 198


chicken I grilled for dinner, I believe it was basil chicken.IMG_4585-001

Day 199

~smells delicious~

at like 11:45 I remembered I hadn’t taken a picture…so Christina’s coffee was the only thing in the car and it really did smell wonderful! FWI people who work third shift drink coffee at night=) instead of in the morningIMG_4857-001

Day 200

~in the neighborhood~

since I don’t live in a neighborhood…this was as close as I got to one all day. IMG_4938-001

Day 201

~love is…~

awe doesn’t he just melt your heart?!?!?!?IMG_4945-001

Day 202

~cool drink~IMG_4946-003

Day 203

~an ordinary moment~

this is how I find Christina a lot when I arrive home from work…folding that days pile of our laundry. IMG_4951-001

I hope you all enjoy the pictures…please let me know which one is your favorite=)

Happy Wednesday!