We are now in the second day of the last week of January. Didn’t we just watch the New Year’s ball drop?
Last week I continued with my One Day On-line Art Class. One of the art projects was to decorate our journal cover and journal our “One Day Statements.”
Lesson 5 had Jodi sharing her thoughts about life’s journey. One day she realized that failing is an important step in the journey and falling down draws out our strength. Having faith and knowing God is with us in guidance and help is an important tool to continuing on our path.
“One day she discovered the beauty and wonder that already surrounded her,” was the statement Jodi focused on for Lesson 6. Toting a camera makes me more aware of my surroundings. I’m constantly looking for the artistic in everyday things. My camera helps me stop and appreciate the simple treasures God dots the prairie with.
Thursday evening our good friends came to visit! Mike, KJ and their four kiddos were here until early Saturday afternoon. J and I enjoyed the extra help with chores and catching up conversations. We also played outside, put and puzzle together and the guys went coyote calling. The weather was perfect for visitors. There was no wind and highs in the upper 20’s on Friday. Saturday we saw temperatures in the mid 30’s!
Landon has a way with dogs. Once Molly calmed down from the excitement of “other people” Landon is who she gravitated to.
Laina is not shy to tell you “I’m a farm girl!” She is equally happy riding along to do chores, working on a puzzle or telling a story.
Gentry enjoys the chickens and is always ready to check for eggs. This little character keeps me laughing. J seems to be finding buckets and tools in places where they don’t belong.
Baby Karys is loved by all and doted upon by her older siblings.
We are so blessed to have this special family in our lives!
Sunday we did chores, went to church and we enjoyed a day of rest. I took an afternoon nap and worked on my “sticks and stones” collage for art class. It’s still a works in progress as this time.
Between the gorgeous weather and extra hand, J decided to transfer corn on Saturday morning. I think the old grain truck has character and the bright blue sky made for a perfect photo opportunity.
What are some of the simple treasures or beauty and wonder that already surrounds you?