There's quite a lot of excitement around here as the little ones are getting ready their entries for the Castor Fair. There are collections being gathered, penmanship samples being copied, lego creations being built, etc... I should probably take some pictures of their entries to post on here after we get back, but I'm not that organized yet. I've only been to one other fair in my life and it was the Washington State Fair. I was a teenager/young adult and thought it was quite neat. I've been watching others post pictures as their kids entered into their local fairs this summer and I'm getting quite excited to see what happens in the days ahead. Elyssia has some baking and flower arranging to do once we get to Nana's next week. The boys are super excited to make animal sculptures out of vegetables! It should be very interesting.
This week has flown by quickly. The meat birds only have another week or so before their "last day". Not sure I'm excited about that, but we do like chicken:). It will be wonderful to have the barn complete and all the bags of feed moved out of our living room!
Looking forward to posting lots of pictures over the course of the month.
I had a tater tot casserole recipe that someone shared on facebook recently. I shared it so that I would remember to try making it sometime. Tonight was the night for making it and I have to say it was an epic fail for this family. It wasn't awful, but it also wasn't that great. Only Scott, Caleb and Addie ate theirs without a comment about not liking it. Kiersten couldn't bring herself to finish it even after slathering it in ketchup and the hope of blueberry pie if she finished it. The rest of us just finished ours for the sake of getting pie:))). So, it's been deleted from my page and hopefully we'll have better recipes to share in the future. That's only one out of 4 in the thousands of meals I've made in the past 10 years that I would say that we won't be making again. Not sure why, but just telling the truth:).
Tuesday I have a Dr. Appt. and look forward to hearing the baby's heartbeat. The baby was under the bone the last time and we couldn't really hear the heartbeat. The baby is definitely higher up this time, so it shouldn't be a problem. Then I should be scheduled for my ultrasound. The one that tests whether I have the willpower to say "let it stay a secret until delivery" or "okay, curiosity is getting the better of me, just let me know:)."
I'm including a lot in this post because I don't think I'll get in another one until we get back next Saturday. I kinda feel bad because next Friday is our 10th wedding anniversary and the kids and I will be in Alberta. If it wasn't for work and animal chores Scott could come with us, but such is farm life... I think we can find a way to make up for it when we get back. Plus we're hoping to make a getaway sometime after the goat is dried up and before this baby is born.
I've had an amazing time reading through some of Dad's books by Dave Hunt. Not sure why I didn't read them sooner, since they've been in the bookshelf for about 7 years. Maybe the Lord just knew it was the right time for me to read them and soak it all in at this point in my life. So much to think and pray about. Lots of areas to ask the Lord to help me to grow in. Thankful for His wonderful gift of salvation and his mercy, which is new every morning.