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!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Family Photo Day...gone wrong.

It's a cold and windy day on the Knolltop. The cows have had their lunch and now it's time to head into town for a few supplies.

I miss writing on this blog. It's a freeing place to be for me because no one pays me for it and I can write whatever I want and if you don't like it, you can click exit.  But I hope you don't, it's not my desire to offend anyone.

It's also been a great timeline for our family. A place where I have documented so much of our lives for a few short years and I believe that is such a valuable piece of our history. While none of my children will read this today my hope is that when they are 50 or 60 they will come back and look it over and savor the memories from their childhood on the Knolltop.

One thing...among many things....that I did not do when our children were young was the annual family photo.  I've seen countless other families who have had breathtaking photos of their families and yet we have nothing but church directory photos.  So while JW was home for Christmas, I harassed my family into posing for a photo.  Here's how it all turned out.


As you can see there wasn't a really good photo in the bunch.  I would try to direct and then they would overdo everything I said.  Someone thought Bobby was drunk., No,  he wasn't drunk, that's just what he looked like that day! I'll try again the next time JW is home from the Air Force.  But until then, this is what we have to add to our family scrapbook. 


Shirley Carson said...

Melissa. I feel like you are a family member!!! I love your articles in FA, this last one about everything freezing, and then perspective about it all. I am cutting it out and hanging on my refrigerator! (It has and does continue to be COLD!) This recent blog is so cute...typical family! I've read so much from your FA articles that I feel like I know your family, so nice to see a pix of them! I haven't actually looked at your blog in a LONG time, and then find out you just posted!!! I read your article FIRST in FA every week! Shirley Carson, Hesperia, MI

Knolltop Farm Wife said...

Hey Shirley! Thanks for commenting....glad you can find encouragement in my columns...that's why I began writing 16 years ago, so I could encourage other farm women out there! Hopefully we will cross paths one day and we can meet face to face! Thanks for the visit...don't be a stanger!

RoysFarm said...

Cute family! Very lovely!