Joyful Happening #1 - After giving much prayer and thought I decided the Lord was leading me to serve at the International ALERT Academy for a season. Preparations went into motion to wrap up projects at home in the next 10 weeks. At this time we also helped Jevenn pack up and move to his own apartment (super happy for him but I do miss him at home). We will miss him a lot but he's so good at coming back for visits!!!
Joyful Happening #2 - Amy Skinner's wedding to Joe Essenburg! My siblings and I used to play with Amy and her siblings as children!!!
Amy's sister Kim and her son - the ring bearer. Love the backpack idea.
Amy wrote and sang a song dedicated to Joe - so sweet!
Mr. & Mrs. Essenburg!!
Joyful Happening #3 - A trip out to Saskatchewan to visit my brother Jevenn and the also see the Moore Family. Marty & Jevenn are sharing an apartment while taking school and their apartment is truly a bachelor pad! After visiting the Moores Janny returned with me to visit the bros and then head onward to Alberta.
When I arrived in Tisdale I landed in the ditch and Amiee came to my rescue!!!
Supper at Chili's with the Bros.
Joyful Happening #4 - Lambing Season!!! What a joy for lambing to start on Easter Sunday - 2 weeks later we were mostly finished with 40 lambs. Busy time!
Joyful Happening #5 - This is my favorite happening so far!!! The wonderful privilege to attend my dear friend, Rachel Jorgensen's wedding. Rachel and I met in New Zealand 8 years ago and have kept up a friendship!! I was so excited to see her marry Joshua Hausenchild. What a gorgeous wedding!!
The gorgeous bride
Mr. & Mrs. Josh Hausenchild
What fun to see the McCloys at the wedding and meeting Laura's little gal!
Rachel baked all these cookies for everyone to take with them - neat idea!
Rachel's cousin Anna - what an amazing and sweet servant!
Great to see Naomi (Kallberg) Brown and meet her husband Jim! Never a dull moment with them around!
Joyful Happening #6 - Visit with the Nelson Family!! This is my 4th annual visit to see them. I'm so blessed by this family! We started the visit with target shooting!
The elaborate target layout
It's been fun to see these wonderful children grow in fine young people!!!
Shooting with Skyler & Sam
Happy times with the besties - Suzi, Sara & Lydia!
Joyful Happening #7 - Spending time with family!
Mr. & Mrs. Dancey - adopted grandparents!!
Courtney Bertin - Gracie and Antonio met and had a blast playing together!
Mother's Day celebration with Grandma.
My lovely Mama and Grandmother!! So grateful for their influence in my life!
Pedicures with Mama - a first for both of us and we are officially hooked! :)