Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pony Summer

Our family likes animals. We have lots in our home and sometimes we take care of the neighbor's too. 
This week we've been taking care of some ponies and I can see that Nathan is still amazing with them, like he was as a pre-schooler. He just has a quiet way with them and they respond. I love to watch it happen. 

Here he is at maybe age four....

Sam seems to really like them too.

It's beautiful. 

Friday, June 17, 2016


John grew up farming and now is able to pass that on to our kiddos. He includes the boys as much as possible with the soy bean crop and all it entails. He is such a good Dad! ❤️

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Family Hike

We went hiking on the New River Trail in VA. It seems like something good happens when we go to the woods, at least for me anyway. We leave all screens behind and just enjoy nature and each other's company. 

We took time for snacks and pictures, of course. John caught this crazy picture of Kaiser. 

We hiked maybe 5-6 miles and Sam happily walked every step all on his own. He has grown so much stronger this past year.

Nathan, with Finn & Kaiser, post-hike

Sometimes the boys don't want to stop & pose for pics. I insist, but they respond with silly expressions! I think they're cute anyway. 

Daddy, the leader of the pack, with oldest and youngest.