Saturday, November 15, 2014

October 15 - November 15

Update in Pictures!
little man
taking a break from working
cutie baby

Baby S...first park day

reading and puzzles
someone's turning 16
continuing to draw up plans
first night in the cabin...it was hot
brothers
when toys are in storage you make due ;)

little man
 howdy partner
Blessings,
JM

where to begin

I don't even know where to begin, I've had to be absent for such a while.  I miss this space so much, as much as I appreciate your views and comments, I mostly do this for my own personal family journal.  My hopes are to invest in a laptop and get some sort of service at the cabin, but at this point I don't know when that will be.  We have been turned upside down through all this construction and having to move around to have a place to stay.  We have been at the cabin now since October 28th.  While it has been difficult with not many amenities I have tried to keep the "camping" mindset, but it is taking it's tole.  We are privileged to be able to come to my mothers for showers and a "break" from dust and we are so thankful.  We feel at rest over here.  The holidays are coming upon us and hubby is working hard to finish the inside for the holidays.  I will be so thankful to have a home again and resume life.  I have truly learned so much through this about myself, our family, and life in general.  So much I have taken for granted.  I am weaker then I ever thought. 









Blessings,
JM

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New phone test post

I just got a phone and am seeing how hard it is to blog with it.  We are moved...to my sisters for a couple of weeks while hubby is trying to finish up a few things for us to be able to live at the "cabin".  It has been an extremely stressful week, mainly due to having to move in the rain.  Really just moving at all is stressful, along with a two week old and trying to still work out at the new place.  We are settled now at sisters.  It took a bit, but things are feeling better now.  I'm an extreme home body, so being out of my environment is very hard for me, but I'm trying.

Now for blogging, I am trying to get away with not having the internet at the new place (for many personal reasons) hence trying this on the new phone.  We'll see.

Blessings,
JM

Friday, October 3, 2014

cabin update





The cabin is coming along nicely.  This is IT...our 16x20 living space with out the loft.  We will be putting a second story on it...so doubling the space will be a big help.  We are excited to be moving right along.  We are thankful to the crazy guy in the back round of the second picture in yellow for helping this project go much faster.  We got to take lunch over yesterday and sit in the warm fresh air for a couple of hours.  Baby S likes the outdoors, breathing in the fresh air.

Blessings,
JM

today


Today has been a nice quiet day.  Hubby has been gone all day, well in and out a bit.  He has been gathering more supplies to keep building, taking advantage of the off and on rainy weather.  He decided to take all the children except farm girl and of course baby S, giving me a peaceful day to ourselves.  So we have rested and with leaving me a helper I even have had time to blog. ;)

Baby S is four days old now and he is such a good baby.  He is nursing great and is so peaceful.  He responds and loves to be touched, mainly his feet being rubbed gently.

Blessings,
JM

around the farm





the trees are changing
chicks are growing
still getting green tomatoes
raised bed still looking good
favorite tree loosing it's leaves

Blessings,
JM

Baby S is here!



Baby S arrived Monday in the afternoon...eight pounds two ounces.  It was a very quick and blessed experience.  We had thought a lot about doing a home birth and decided it would be what was best for me and our family.  I did decided in the last few weeks of pregnancy to go ahead and see a midwife at a doctor's office, just to be familiar with her and her me just incase I ended up either changing my mind or needing medical assistance.  I was very comfortable with this, just to monitor me and baby in the last few weeks.  This was the longest I have ever carried a baby, usually they come a week early...he decided to come just two days early.  But all was perfect, aside for my inpatients. ;)  He was born at home in the water as planned.  It was wonderful to be able to relax in between contractions and focus on breathing.  He came pretty quickly, when my body was ready to push.  It was a extremely different birthing experience then I had ever had.  Going with the flow of my body was amazing.  I did get a little freaked out when he came out in the water, I guess because it was just new to me and different, but all was kept well with hubby and a great friend that was there to assist.  With out them I could not have done it.  They brought great peace and the reassurance that I needed. 

We are recovering and doing well.  We are so blessed to have another little one to hold and cuddle.  We just can't love him enough!

Blessings,
JM

Pumpkins...






 
 



We started our pumpkin adventure with some little's colored with marker and a bit of carving, it turned into "we need bigger ones with real faces".  We don't usually carve pumpkins, mainly due to them being just perfect the way they are and when you carve them they ruin quite faster then not.  But this year I said we will get each of you a pumpkin and you can do with it whatever you like.  They all decided that they needed real faces, and cutie baby just wanted to be like everyone else. ;)  Daddy helped the three youngest, while the next older boys did their own. 

Happy October!!!

Blessings,
JM

Monday, September 22, 2014

brothers

This little setting was not staged.  They just sat down on their own like this and it seemed they couldn't get close enough.  They were just giggling and having the best time at the dog playing with her squeaky toy.

Brothers...Best Friends
 
Blessings,
JM

coming along




The building project is coming along, sometimes slowly it feels.  I know this part takes the most time, but I get discouraged sometimes at how slow it seems to go.  With fall knocking on my door and no pumpkins or mums to greet him is disheartening.  This is my favorite season and while I'm glad hubby gets to work in the beautiful weather, I'm a bit sad that I feel like I'm missing it by not having a home to dress up.  Soon enough I suppose.  I'm trying my best to take one day at a time and not worry what tomorrow holds.  Today has enough troubles of it's own, to worry about the futures troubles is silly. 
As we are adding stuff to the land it is a bit sad, as I love the raw look of the land.  It is so peaceful and natural with nothing on it.  I know it is inevitable for this to happen, but we are trying our best to keep it as raw and natural looking as we can.
We are building a very small structure to live in while we build our house.  We don't know how long the "house" will take to build and we are hoping we will all be sane by the time it is done.  :)  I have researched quite a bit on small or should I say tiny houses and what I am understanding is that organization is key!  While yes, this is actually a garage we are going to call it "the cabin".  It just makes me feel better. :) 
Definition of cabin -
1. a small house or cottage, usually of simple design and construction:
2. an enclosed space for more or less temporary occupancy
Okay really there are several definitions of cabin, but I like most people in the world am picking out the two that "fit" what I want it to mean. 
Sooo from this point on in my writing I will refer to our new living quarters as "the cabin".
Also because our new place only has 3ish acres we will now call this our homestead instead of the farm. 
 
Blessings,
JM
 
 

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