Barley Harvest

We were fortunate to end out our vacation this past week with a late afternoon/evening of barley harvest. It was my first (speaking of new experiences…) time harvesting barley ever…and I was blessed to share it sitting in the combine right next to my husband! 🙂 I just love harvesting. It means long field hours…

New Experiences

Life is full of new experiences. From our learning how to tie our shoes to starting our first full-time job to getting married. New experiences sometimes mean big changes. These things get me excited (usually) and bringing people close to me along on adventures that turn out to be their first experiences excites me more…

Answered Prayers

Here’s the thing. I sometimes lose things. My husband however never loses things (thank you my dear for helping keep me together). And in his attempt to take care of me out on the trails this last week, his wallet went missing. As we 4-wheelered through trails toward some dark clouds, thunder blasting and lighting…

the Back Roads

Riding on the back roads. Behind-the-scenes of what everyone else sees. That’s where I will be tomorrow….YES! It’s my favorite family trip of the year (besides the lake)…4-wheeling in the Black Hills. And I’m on my way there! Since I was a little girl, my parents have taken my brothers and I camping all over the…

Open Road

Ah…fresh air rushing around my head, wind blowing my t-shirt around me and the sound of a single engine roaring down the road. The freedom and joy a simple motorcycle ride out of town brings to the hearts of two farm kids, my husband and I. On nice rides like this I am able to…

My Weakness, His Strength

I know I’ve shared this often already, but I love the lake. And part of that reason is because I love tubing. Growing up, my brothers and I were blessed to look up to our Mother, who made tubing a sport. In fact, I’m pretty sure if it was part of the Olympic Games, she…

Who Screams?

I DO! For Ice Cream of course! It’s National Ice Cream month…and in honor of the festivities (not sure how many there are actually), I’d like to encourage you to grab a bowl, a spoon, a pail of ice cream (that’s right…I said  PAIL, nothing less) and your favorite toppings. Grab a friend (that is…