Sunday, September 18, 2016

*WARNING* Selfies Ahead. (a random-catch-up post)

I left ya hanging at summertime and camping. That wasn't very nice of me was it!
Now that life has settled down into a routine, I *hope* to blog twice a week. No, let me rephrase that... I *need* to blog twice a week. I need to be "motivated" to take more pictures. And write more. And ya. Here is to being better at this blogging thing.

I have been writing more over at my other blog "Awakening My Heart". Well, more as in... I have been consistent for about a week. :) Check it out if you so desire. 

Ok. Let the random-selfie-ness begin.

So, first of all. How's about some more happy summer memories?
We hung out with this sweet gal and her family A. lot. this summer. Which was great, because they are great. 

We also got some good, quality sister time in. You know, the shopping, the eating, the chilling. Girl stuff. :)

Closer towards harvest time, the busy began. I didn't do a whole lot of canning this year, because most of it happened when I was in the field. But when I did... I took a selfie. ;)

Speaking of the approaching harvest. While Dad was resting up from pulling an all-nighter swathing fields, Ker and I took some of the kids to the "Harvest Festival". We split up to go on rides, and this fiery girl wanted to go on all the scary rides.
I obliged.
We took a selfie on the one that I could open my eyes on. ;)

For the first time, we experienced the traditional festival fireworks from inside the "Taco in a Bag" booth. Our church sets up this booth every year, and this was the first time that Ker and I were able to help out. It was much fun!

Of course, we had to look cute while doing it! ;)

Speaking of church, Ker and I have just become more involved in helping lead worship on Sundays. My bros are also involved in setting up the sound equipment eeeearly Sunday mornings, so I get to put my feet up before practice starts. And take a selfie. Of my feet. Because, like... what else would I do???

Speaking of Sundays, I don't think I have enjoyed these days of rest as much as I have this harvest season. I even took a nap once. If you know me well, you know what a miracle that is. ;)

Speaking of resting. Rainy days are taken very seriously during harvest. We are very serious about doing absolutely nothing.

Aaaand harvest.
Hardly a day went by that I didn't have a sibling, or neice/nephew along for a ride on the grain cart. They kept me happy, and kept me taking selfies.

I have nooooo idea what this picture is about...

You haven't experienced a sunset until you have experienced a harvest sunset...

A boy after my own heart....

I made the mistake of letting Jaden play with my ipod. I only have about a million of these types of pictures to sort through...

He did manage to get a picture of your's truly climbing a bin though...

This. Girl. I missed her so much during harvest! We basically didn't see each other, because I was hardly home. She worked every bit as hard as the "field folk", making meals, chasing children, and keeping the house from falling apart.
Of course when we were together, we had to grab a quick selfie...

There was this one time, that our combine broke down, so I had time to braid her hair...

At 1:00 in the morning, saving grace comes in the form of a doughnut. 

Nearing the end, rain was in the forecast. So we worked extra long hours in attempt to get er' done.

Then... just like that, we were done.

We were finally able to get caught up on cuddles and stuff.

After about a week of just breathing, it was time to break out the school books. We spent a couple of days making school schedules, and re-organizing our life. I was SO glad to be getting back into a routine. I can only take summer spontaneity for so long. 

Oh, look! We are all caught up to today.
Today was a good day. Beginning bright and early, I wore boots with heels for the first time, got to worship my heart out with the church family, absorbed an amazing sermon, hugged the people I love dearly, ate pizza and icecream, and relaxed the afternoon away.

Wow. That, was probably the longest, and most random blog post I have ever done. If you have made it this far, I like you. ;) Have an amazing Sunday evening everyone!!


Anonymous said...

That was a fun post!
You gotta love randomness!! :)
Sounds like a crazy but fun harvest, I remember those days :)
Hey Jen where do you make your blog headers?


Jennifer said...

Hey Raechelle!
My sister Meg over at "Phraze Photography" ( designed my blog and made my header.
Thanks for your comment!