Tuesday, May 31, 2011


No pictures today.   I just enjoyed the moments over the weekend and left the camera behind.  Our weekend was very full.

Saturday our entire family attended a wedding together.  The couple getting married are both youth leaders for the youth group our three oldest attend.  Can you believe that at the close of the wedding ceremony, they truly enjoyed their very first kiss.  What an amazing testimony of patience and discipline.

Sunday Mike and I went away for the night to a resort town just 45 minutes from us.  Our 19th anniversary was yesterday.  This was the first time we had been away overnight since I was pregnant with Isaac (13 years ago).  With the newest baby due to arrive soon we knew getting away again wouldn't be a possibility for another three years.  It was a special time of renewal for us and we are so grateful for all of the children working together to take care of the house, animals and each other.

I have been busy getting things organized for the upcoming week, always lots to do each day for our business, putting in the rest of the garden, and enjoying this beautiful summer weather.

Warm wishes, Tonya


  1. Congratulations! My husband and I were married 20 years this past April. The last time we went away together was 14 years ago when our oldest son was 3 months old. That was at the suggestion of my parents. *sigh*


  2. Happy Anniversary! How nice to get away for a short trip...very refreshing.

  3. oh good for them for waiting! my husband and I also waited until our wedding, but it's so rare to hear similar stories (and so many people who say they will, don't). glad you had a lovely, restful weekend!

  4. Well, patience and discipline are rare these days. But they are virtues nonetheless, therefore they make you better. No doubt. I amvery glad you had the chance to celebrate your anniversary this way. Thanks to all of the children too...

  5. It sounds beautiful, Tonya. <3 And happy anniversary to you!

  6. Happy anniversary! So glad you got some time away...can't wait to hear about the new little one when he/she arrives.

  7. Wow, that is patient! But, after all, love is patient, love is kind... :)

    *Happy anniversary!* Congratulations on 19 years