Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Only on a Sunday morning

Well, it's a very cold morning here on the Knolltop. Although the orange sunrise peeking through the trees in the east was breathtaking....it made for a rough morning in the barn.

Things were going fine, until we started the gutter cleaner. With time running short before church we were trying to get done in time. But to no avail, when I saw that there was no way we would get the gutters cleaned and the bedding done before church I told JW to take the kids and pick up the extra passengers and head to church without us.

The nice thing is having a son who can drive, before we all would've had to stay home, but now at least half of us can go to church....that made me feel much better as a mom!

So now I will do a little baking and just a little cleaning on this really cold, breezy morning here. I think the windchill is down to -15. Not bad if you live in North Dakota the wilds of Manitoba...but we haven't had this kind of cold yet this winter and I'm not adjusted yet!

I just have to post this mom moment for you moms of teenage sons out there who think they may never grow up to be decent human beings. As I was popping our nightly bowl of popcorn, JW came into the kitchen speaking spanish, like I would have a clue....asking me questions...of course I tried to answer...I might have answer correctly and he would've thought I was really smart...but I didn't.

Anyway, a song came on the radio that we both liked and we began talking about the artist. He pulled out his ipod and said he had another one of her songs on it and asked if I wanted to hear it. Like I'm gonna say no? I said yes, of course I wanted to hear this song. So he put one of the ear phones in my ear and the other one in his and we stood there in the kitchen, the pop corn popping, listening to this song he wanted me to hear while he sang along...which was real treat because he has a beautiful voice. It was such a nice moment to stand there with my 16 year old sharing a song with him...I just can't tell you how fleeting those moments are beginning to be....it may seem silly to the rest of the world, but it was a great four minutes for me....so I just had to share it with you.

I'm off to walk on my treadmill...stay warm!