Friday, October 19, 2018

Pumpkin Harvest 2018

Pumpkin Harvest 2018 was a perfectly sunny fall day. The temperature was in the mid 60s and wind was light. We began the Saturday with french toast and hot chocolate in our pajamas. We cheered on our beloved Huskers through lunch and then headed out to the patch.

 Everyone helped pick and haul. It was truly a family affair.

Then everything went from happy, lovely to terrifying.

Jentry wanted me to teach her how to drive a manual. I put on my best brave face and slid into the passenger seat. She did surprising well considering her scrawny leg could barely push the clutch to the floorboard. As usual, she was determined and got little DeeDee rolling in no time. She even practiced backing up and helped deliver the pumpkin harvest.

An Autumn day for the memory books for sure!

And then, because we live in Nebraska, the very next day old man winter came to visit. 

The temperature may have dropped 40+ degrees but the fun continued. Snow covered petunias can be quite pretty.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cool Cowboy

This cool cowboy turned 35 on the 6th. I'm not certain if the birthday boy had as much fun celebrating as the rest of us but we partied none the less.

Onnie prepared a delicious birthday dinner and went all out with a custom made Oreo and Butterfinger "chunky" cake. Nathan's favorite!

I also had a few surprises at the Husker party we attended at Rapp's house.

Nathan is not one to want or need grand attention, but I am very grateful for him and all that he brings to my world. For as many years as God allows, I will gladly celebrate another year of blessings with this man. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Moment in Time

These two...

So grateful for this capture of a precious moment in time.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Contagious Smiles

These smiles make me smile! I mean how could they not?

Tucker Jack 
9 Months

Mason Dee
4 Years, Pre-K

Jentry Jaree
10 Years, 5th Grade

Friday, October 5, 2018


I feel as if I always write the same thing about our time in Harlan County but it is true and real and oh so good for my soul. I am learning that I require time away from my home to truly relax and enjoy those and that which is around me.

This past weekend was the first time in two months that my mind wasn't swamped with work and my never ceasing to-do list. It was magical!

The tiny village of Stamford, NE somehow produced yet another fabulous year of Pork Days. The parade theme was "Clowning Around" and my sister had the ridiculous idea to have a trailer full of Bose-Os. I am so grateful she is nuts and that my family is even more so...agreeing to be a part of the craziness because we had a blast!

We visited, we walked, we ate, we explored, we snuggled, we played, we cheered, we laughed and we clowned around...literally!