Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's a Boy!!

Lyle & I went to our last ultrasound last Wednesday where we found out a little more about the little one on the inside. We are so excited to announce that Elsie is going to have a baby brother! I can't wait to shop and hunt for boy clothes now. We are so excited to have another little farmer on the way to pass on the McIntosh name. I haven't felt a lot of movement quite yet from the little guy, but he appears to be doing well so far! It won't be long before he's moving around like crazy i'm sure!

Also, an update on the farm news: We just sent in the last of our paperwork yesterday to the Farm Service Agency, so hopefully we can hear something within the next month. The loan manager called Lyle the other day and said things are going well so far, so hopefully things keep heading in that direction! We just may be farm owners by the end of the summer. Then all the work really begins :-)

I have a "Power of a Praying Wife" calendar that sits by my computer, and everyday i've had the same page open to a verse that is a constant reminder that God has a plan for us and will do whats best for our family. The verse ends with, "God is not the author of confusion, strife, or unworkable situations. He is a God of perfect timing." I know whatever happens, whenever it happens, it is the ultimate plan for our family :-)

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

From Baby to Big Girl in the Blink of an Eye!

As most of you know, Elsie just celebrated the her 1st birthday!! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was pacing the up and down lane wanting the time to arrive that she would just FINALLY get here! Then before we knew it the nurses handed us our first tiny and beautiful little bundle of joy all wrapped in pink. It has been a year full of big changes and creation of wonderful lifetime memories. From holding her for the very first time, to getting absolutely no sleep, waiting for the first smile and giggle, getting excited over every sound, then rolling & crawling, looking forward to what the next word/sound she will make next, and now her first real experiences outside on the farm!! Oh how wonderful parenthood is :-) God has blessed us with such a beautiful, sweet, healthy, and fun loving little girl. We have loved every minute we have spent with her and look forward to every next minute of watching her grow into a beautful young little lady. We enjoy being parents and having a great start to our little family that is growing so fast already :-). We look forward to many more great memories with Elsie as well as our future baby who will also be here before we know it!

Here are some pictures from her birthday and birthday party at Parker Muncey Park. Elsie had such a great time! I think she could have partied all night long if we would have let her! It was a beautiful day for our little girl to celebrate surrounded by our wonderful family and friends! Enjoy!

Our little girl on her "birth" day just one year ago!

This is from her actual birthday, we took our little cowgirl out to Texas Roadhouse

At her party- she had a mosquito-bitten swollen eye but she didnt let that get in her way of having a fun time!

The duck pond was a hit with the little ones!

The jumpy slide we borrowed from Aunt Jess was a HUGE hit with the kids!

We couldn't get her out of there!

One of Elsies favorite things to do is play with kids!

Cousin Maddy "helping" open presents!

Elsie loved her own little first birthday cake!

At the end of the party, the duck pond seemed like the place to sit and relax for a few minutes - brrrrrr...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Down on the Farm

I thought I would post some pictures from our busy, beautiful Memorial Day Weekend on the farm. We spent a whole four days dusk 'til dawn planting, hopefully, our soon-to-be fields. Lyle got all the corn planted while he had time off from work. We wouldn't have gotten it done as fast if it weren't for Alex learning to operate the tractor and cultivator & disc, we appreciated his help! Sometimes I don't know what Lyle would do without him now a days! I think the guys appreciated all the lunches & suppers Elsie & I brought them too! Elsie even got to "help" dad plant the fields. Here are some pictures from our picnics and of her first tractor ride which she couldn't get enough of. A true farm girl in the making :-) Enjoy!

Everytime Lyle would get to the end rows, Elsie would try running out to him
saying "Da da da da!"

I loved this :-) So mesmorized by her father & the big tractor!

Eating our ham & cheese sandwhiches at our picnic in the field!