Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just another day on the farm.

Must have been a good morning. Matt took these pictures with his *blackberry.
His title was "farming bliss". :))))

Monday, April 14, 2014


you see i tried to do a timer shot the other night. i read somewhere that you should try to get some "everyday" shots, so you remember the things you do regularly. well. i am here to tell you as the kids get older, bedtime gets less and less routine. i feel kinda bad about that. i always, always, always read bedtime stories to the older kids, when they were little...and now that the bigger kids are reading their own books before bed, i have become lazy and busy with other things, so a LOT less bedtime reading is going on to the younger children.  BOO. i  am trying to do better. i really am.

this was the *best* shot. of about 4. [which isn't even saying a lot, because it's pretty bad] and then. there were tears. so it had to stop. in all the chaos, campbell got hurt. or her feelings did anyway. so. then i tried reading the story...but she was sobbing down the hall. so it didn't even work on this night. ;(( regardless, this was my attempt at remembering that i did read to my kids. sometimes in my bed, but not so much anymore, because we just DO.NOT.FIT without someone falling out on the floor. for real.

so. then i gave my camera to calli. she's 5. and this is what she got. love them. karolina had just woken up from a nap. she requires a few extra snuggles at that time. :)

 so here's to more nights reading Bible stories at bedtime. celebrating the everyday. smiles. and laughing. and then. the QUIET. ;) happy Monday friends.

and this one is my FAVORITE...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

new liFe. neVer gEts old.

the thing with farming is.
you are in it. done. all in.
the good. the bad. the ugly.
all in.

our first kid of this spring, was born on saturday night.
no problems.
mama birthed quickly. baby looks healthy.
nursing well.
done. the good.
new life. check. and beautiful when all goes well.


[ UPDATE on my last post. we did not lose a SINGLE goat due to the overfeeding corn incident.
according to the vet, it may have been miraculous. whoo.hoo. we will take every little blessing we can get.
Thank you Jesus!! Makes new kids extra special this time around.]  ;)))

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Just a little glimpse into our Friday. a)  Hard to keep clean animals when it rains all the time. Just the reality. b) Campbell has always been our little farmer. She's checking out the new goats. Small mishap yesterday. Well...maybe that's debatable. Could turn into a large mishap. Matt told them they could feed 5 ears of corn to the goats. He meant in the morning. The girls fed them 5 ears of corn each time they visited them ALL DAY LONG. So...we have some very, very sick goats that might not make it. :((  Just another life lesson here at Pleasant View Farm.  c) We learn something everyday. I promise. :)))