Sorry it has been a little quiet around here. I am having some computer issues. When I opened up my blog today I had hundreds of spam comments. Yuck. I think I mostly have them taken care of and I have a new filter that will hopefully help. Sorry about that! Also…and this problem is totally self-inflicted…I am out of storage space because I have way too many pictures on my computer and that means I can’t download any new pictures until I get some off. My computer is backed up but I am in the process of organizing/saving pictures on a separate external hard drive. I should have been doing this all along, but I usually like to do things the hard way. 🙂 Anyway, posts without pictures are boring (at least most of the time) so that’s why I haven’t been posting. I managed to download a few pictures from my phone today. Yay! Do you have any fabulous methods of saving and storing your photos? I wish I was a more organized person!
Today was a bring your lunch to the combine kind of day. Farm life is totally unpredictable. That has been really hard for me to get used to and I have to constantly give my bad attitudes over to the Lord. I am praying that He molds me into more of a gracious, flexible farm wife. I have a ways to go!
Today we were glad for unpredictable. Joel called to tell me they were harvesting soy beans and that he would need a lunch in the field. He said the boys could come ride for awhile. We were glad to get out of the house and the boys were pumped.
Levi helped me pack lunches for us all and we jumped into the combine for a ride. I rode along in the seat Griffin is sitting in…he was wanting so badly to sit there by himself. Always Mr. Independent these days. Griffin is starting to love tractors and the farm just as much as his brother. It is so cute how excited he gets!
Levi sat so quietly just soaking everything in. He even ate all of his lunch! I told Joel I was going to make him eat in the combine everyday. It was the most peaceful lunch ever!
Griffin sat in my lap because he was still trying to convince me (by yelling) that I was sitting in his seat. He ate all his lunch too. Seriously, it was the best lunch!
They both were taking everything in. Watching everything their daddy was doing. And Levi was asking a million questions. He wants to know exactly how everything works.
And when it was time to go home for naps, Joel said Levi could stay. Skipping his nap and riding in the combine?! He was in heaven. Just look at his smile. It is way past his bedtime now and he’s still out farming away. I try to tell myself that he misses his mama so much, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. 🙂 His daddy is pretty great and he loves spending time with him.
Levi looked like such a big boy sitting up in the combine ready to help his daddy. I can almost picture him as a young man running the combine himself…really helping his daddy. The unpredictable part of farming can be frustrating but I am so thankful for these unpredictable times when my boys get to spend time with their daddy. Unpredictable can be good. I have to remind myself to keep that perspective. 🙂