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Sometimes You Have to Marvel at God’s Humor

So you may have noticed I’ve been rather absent here lately. And I promise it’s for good reason. Read on, friends.  Many of you may know that Mark and I have been pursuing fertility treatments for the past year and a half. Our most recent failure was in November, I found out our IUI failed on Thanksgiving. Luckily we were surrounded by friends and family when we found out.  We went into December completely unsure of what our next step would…

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Love Story & Marriage

Like Leather. Year Three.

Today Sunflowerfarmer and I celebrate our third year married. Many of you who have followed this relationship from the beginning will be like wow, three!? I know, we are right there with you. Apparently time flies when you are having fun. Last year I wrote about how I’ve enjoyed giving traditional gifts and really taking some time to contemplate the meaning behind them. Year Three is leather. And I couldn’t think of a more perfect fit. Leather is known for…

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Family Love Story & Marriage

I Am Nothing…

I wasn’t going to hit publish on this… I wrote it last week. And it has taken me about a week to work through all of this… I was emotional, I was hormonal, and I was hurting. My personal life, my public life, and my social media life all felt the effects of this hurt. I don’t like continually writing posts like this. It makes me feel vulnerable and open to way too much criticism in a public forum. However, I…

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Love Story & Marriage Wedding

Here’s to Two!

If anyone of you know me, it should come as no surprise that I tend to be a traditionalist. Last year, the hubby and I celebrated year one of being married. With tradition, I purchased for him a print drawing of a tractor. Afterall, the first year is paper. This year I gifted him with some monogrammed hankies, made out of cotton.  Second anniversary is cotton. It wasn’t until this year that I really thought about the meaning behind traditional…

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Building Our Home Interior Design Love Story & Marriage

Saying Goodbye to Our Bachelor Pad

This last weekend, we moved everything out of our old house, lovingly referred to by me as our bachelor pad. And moved into our new house, our forever home. I looked at my husband the night before we moved, we sat at the table amidst boxes upon boxes, and asked him, “are you going to miss this place?”. He looked around and without hesitation replied, “Nah, I am ready to move.”  While the excitement to move into the new house…

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Faith Family Love Story & Marriage

The Journey of Finding Trust in God’s Plan

This is the hardest post I’ve ever written. This post exposes the most vulnerable parts of me.  But for some reason, I keep coming back to it. Something inside of me keeps saying, share it.  My finger has hovered over the publish button for weeks.  I can’t wrap my head around why this topic seems to be some sort of secret code of secrecy among women. I know there are more who have been down this journey. So I guess a part…

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Farming Harvest Love Story & Marriage Planting

Five Tips for Farm Wives to Make It Through Farming Season

This week my husband looked at me and said the sentence I dread every single year: “You aren’t going to see me much this week.” To a farm wife, those words signal that a new season is beginning. And I know when he says this week, he means in the next couple months. A new season on the farm starts with planting and ends with harvest. And for those of us who have lived it, there’s some rough transitions in between.  I’ve…

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Farming Love Story & Marriage

Dear Ladies Vying for the Heart of Prince Farming…

I will be honest I haven’t fallen into the trap of watching this season’s The Bachelor. In case you’ve been under a rock, this season’s Bachelor has the Ag community on fire. Chris Soules from Iowa, cleverly referred to as Prince Farming, has joined this reality TV show to find love. What I have been following are the many commentaries made regarding the show. From blog posts to Facebook posts, many are totally on board. Lots are skeptical about how…

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Faith Family Love Story & Marriage

2014. Our Year in Photos

Time goes by so quickly, it’s so easy to forget all that happens in a year. I love putting together our year in photos. It reminds me of some of the wonderful times we shared together, with our families, and with our friends.  As I look back on 2014 in photos, I am reminded of our  epic trip to Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand, our trips to the Black Hills on the Harley, our Thanksgiving in California, celebrating our first year…

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Farming Love Story & Marriage

Dear New Farm Wife

Are you dating a farmer? Having thoughts that you may not make it as a farm wife? Not sure if marrying a farmer is for you? This one is for you. All of you who may be doubting this life. You are not alone. Even the most seasoned of farm wives experience doubt, isolation, and periods where we just want to give up. I went on my Facebook and posed a question…  If you could give a new farm wife…

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