Well, despite the long weekend, we are officially back in the swing of school. Gracie loves her teacher, is enjoying being a big second grader (her favorite thing so far, besides the holiday!, has been reading for the Kindergarten & First Grade classes - she thinks she is big stuff!) and seems to be excelling in her school work. Below is her first test packet...looking good!
Another calf, Elly, was born to Cloudy & Dallas on August 19th.
She's a pretty little thing.
Also, our Lexie turned three on August 24th. She wanted nothing to do with her party hat or our peppermint treats, but we did sing to her and gave her lots of extra hugs :)
Bandit just keeps growing and seems to get sillier by the day...
...and he loves getting sugar from his pal, Fynley.
I know I said that I would try to blog more frequently...life just happens and some weeks just aren't very exciting :/ I'll keep trying. For now, I'm gonna try to nurse my sore throat and general funkiness back to health and keep praying for rain.
**God Bless all those affected by the wildfires.**
Hi! I'm Suzie and I'm a SAHM. For me, there's nothing better than spending time with my family and caring for our many animals. I enjoy chronicling our journeys on this blog and in my daughter's scrapbooks. Jack is my wonderful hubby and stays busy with his job in Environmental Management. He also enjoys his hobbies of being a car dealer, auctioneer, and animal caretaker. Gracie is our daughter and the light of our souls. She is rambunctious, giggly, and very curious. She is now in second grade and loves school. We have 15 American Paint horses, 3 mini Brahman cattle, 3 dogs, 2 cats and various barn cats and chickens. You'd be right to call us all totally animal crazy - certifiably so. But, this is our life. I try to keep it real - some even find it entertaining! We thank you for stopping by and hope you come back soon!
"Making the decision to have a child -it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body." ~Elizabeth Stone
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~ Allan K. Chalmers
"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." ~ Mae West
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light." ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart