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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Smith's Have Goats!

Gotcha!  Yes, the Smith's have (3) baby goats - it's just not these Smith's!  I'm not overly clever very often but I thought I was pretty clever with this one.

The other Smith's are the previous Bishop of our branch and his wife - Bill & Louise Smith.  (No relation - darn it!  They might not want to claim us but we would claim them in a heart beat.)  The have (3) three week old baby goats that they are bottle feeding.  They had invited anyone who wanted to come and see them and take a turn feeding them to come on by.  So come on by we did.



It was a Monday.  What better thing to do for FHE - thank you Macey for your insistence.  John was in Palm Beach Gardens for some partner meetings so he missed our little family 'farm' experience.  It would probably have brought back some fond memories of home.  He grew up on  a small farm.  I don't think he had goats as a child but they did have cows and chickens.

I had taken two of the young women to Joann's after school to pick out their TREK skirt & bonnet material.  One of the girls lived out in the same area as the goats so I offered to take her home.  We called the 'other' Smith's on our way and they said, "come on out!"  We had a blast in case you can't tell.  The kids thought they were in heaven.

Parker insists that's the life he wants to live - on a farm.  I've tried to impress upon him all the work that this would entail.  He seems to think it would be 'fun'!  He moans and groans when I ask him to let the dog out, mow the small backyard or take out the trash.  Mmmm - I think he would tire of 'life on the farm' real quick.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What To Do, Or Not To Do!

I know how much I Love to catch up and see new things on everyone else's blogs.  Why do I have such a hard time making that happen myself.  Got to get that bed made and dressed for the day right?!  That and sometimes seemingly several other more pressing things to get done.  Things of a more time-sensitive nature like TAXES.  

Then there is prepping so that things are in order for the Young Women to help and participate in sewing part of their clothing for the TREK.  Next Wed. is our sewing day.  Gotta get moving on that too.  I've got (2) helpers lined up - hope I get a few more because heaven knows I'm not good for much in this arena.  I'm only good for getting the ball rolling.

So for now, I just work on getting through the things at hand today while having all the other at the back of my mind.

Deep down it really is my faith that gets me through these times in life.  Deep down underneath the trepidation of decisions at hand and circumstances we can't control, I have a firm belief that I am being looked out for by a Heavenly Father who knows me, loves me and will help me.  When I look back over decisions we have made as a family over the past 20+ years I can see so clearly how his hand guided us along even when we weren't sure or didn't really know.  I am so grateful.

To look on the bright side of things - at least I'm not walking in waist deep snow in  the middle of winter with no shoes and nothing in sight.