Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 4 - Loggers

The boys took some time off from the endless unpacking of boxes to chop some fire wood. Dad's chainsaw is hiding somewhere in the move, along with everything else we actually need. So the boy, using double bladed axes went logging. They had a blast! And with several hours work we got enough wood to last the next day. Needless to say, finding 
Gabe busy at work.  
Zach and Shea working like a well trained team.

Okay, that was one. 
Bringing in another load

Walking with the Lads

Right in the middle of all the ciaos of moving, we had a litter of pups (our timing is still right on track.) Which means I have spent a ton of time tending them, but this blog is about the family, not my pups, so I won't go into that. 
One day when the pups were about 3 weeks old, Garrett, Gabe, and I were left at home for the afternoon. We all needed some outside time so bad, and so decided to take a walk down our road to see where it led. What a great afternoon! We took 3 of the pups with us and the big dogs as well. 

Puppies = Coat warmers

Gabe finally got his bike working, which means he spent most of the walk out in front.

Conrad and Gabriel

Back in June we lost Garrett's dog, Xavier to an auto accident. In September we had another litter out of Xavier's parents, and kept a pup from it. Roland, Garrett's new shadow, and boy do they love each other!   

Well Gabe had his bike fixed, that is for most of the walk. I love watching these two work together to get things done!

Garrett and his Rolo man

Conrad found something very interesting attached to Gabe's belt, they both had fun with the tug-o-war game that ensued. 

Absolutely spectacular view!

Any guesses what he had in his coat? (hint: it's not blubber)

It was also the day that marked our official move into the house! Though everyone was exhausted, we had a small celebration to mark the date!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Changes!

God once again is moving our family in a whole new direction!
Right before Thanksgiving, we got laid off from the orchard. Such a sad change! We have been in the process of moving into a new house since then. We are mostly moved in and settled down. An amazing couple from our church is renting us an apartment that they built in the attic of their barn, and it is nearly home! So much has happened since I posted last, and there really is no way to get back on track, so I am going to go forward from here. I am excited to get back to posting!