This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Fun family work day at our new place.....

When we were in the middle of our big electrical project, my husband really needed help to get some water pipe laid in a hurry, so he called in the big guns. All four of our sons came over and helped on a Wednesday night after all of them put in a full day's work at their jobs.
Mackenzie's shoveling dirt into the ditch.
Cameron's filling the ditch as well.
Grayson's helping Eric figure out the backyard watering system and laying the water pipes.
Hayden cut some small trees to get them out of the way of the shop.
They all worked so hard for their Dad. We have amazing sons and I'm so very proud of each and every one of them. What's so neat is that they all came over willingly, not begrudgingly and they worked hard and fast and were talking and laughing the whole time. They did not get compensated and did not expect anything in return for their labor. They love their Dad and I and each other.
We ordered pizza for dinner and the girls and I decided to bake something good for dessert.
Brittany, Megan and I picked a bunch of the wild blackberries on our property (Rachelle was not able to join us on this evening).
There are beautiful ripe blackberries growing wild all over our property. My husband says they are not native to Oregon and they are invasive weeds, so he will be removing most of them, but we will enjoy them while we have them!
I was so grateful for the help of the girls!
Brittany's getting big! It's so exciting! She looks adorable!!!
I loved this night!
We all tried to pick at least 2 cups. They are hard to get because of all of the thorns!
What a bounty!
We went inside and made a gorgeous cobbler! I love it that the girls are all such great cooks and love to help in the kitchen!
Megan's pouring the topping all over the berries preparing it to bake.
As we were all outside, I looked up and saw the boys working hard in the field and the girls picking berries and it was one of those moments that I was almost moved to tears. I felt so very blessed for so many things, my husband, our family, my sons, their girls, our new grandson coming, our new home, this property, wild blackberries, the list goes on and on. God has been so good to me. Sadly, the backdrop to my pretty picture is a very, very stressful extended family situation that seems to try and rob me of these beautiful times. I am trying to give it all to God, but it is very difficult when it is someone you love and someone else is taking advantage of them and manipulating them. God sees all and knows all and His justice will prevail.

"Jehovah will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." Exodus 14:14

Hugs, Sharon


Anonymous said...

Love it! Just think that new baby will really have a treat in a family you have grown in God's love! pretty cool the boys help out and return the favor. blackberries off the land- not much better than that. so nice to see Megan and Brittany in the kitchen - even with the back story- you are blessed.

Anonymous said...

also nice to see where the extra buildings are located- was not sure at first where they were on the property. looks like good storage in there and good space too. and close to the house to just walk out and in to them. really nice bonus.

Sue said...

I am having so much fun reading about your new adventure, Sharon, it brings tears of joy to my eyes as well! You are so right. God Is so Good!! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

jen said...

So nice to read your posts again - I love your blog! It's very uplifting. I am sending my prayers to your family and hope your parents are doing well - take care and can't wait to here more about your new place- it's very inspiring!

Jennifer in Vancouver

sherry. said...

loveliness abounds on your country property. what joy for those spending time with you and the land. you're such a welcoming soul, sharon. :) praying for whatever the situation may be.. i know about heart wrenching situations. bless you dearly. sherry aka jAne

Crows, Suds and Cinnamon said...

I check each morning to see your posts. Am loving watching you turn your new house into a home. Thanks for continuing to share with your readers. Oh, and my family is going to be at Knott's Berry Farm tomorrow. I will enjoy a funnel cake on your behalf! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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