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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My New Logo

I hope you like it!  This has been a long time in the making!  I am super pumped!  Now with new camera, new logo, new website, and a beautiful life to live, I am going to tell my story!  :)


I just learned something I didn't know.  Sweet potatoes = way different than Yams.  I just cut into my secret stash of extra food in my desk, to be totally surprised by the white flesh.  Now, I have had tons of sweet potatoes lately and I have never seen one like this.  After talking to JoAnn and a little internet research, I found that I am eating a yam.  Some twist between a sweet potato and a regular white potato.  F.Y.I. sweet potatoes are way better although I am very thankful for the snack as we wait on our last pea truck for the day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


The view from atop a hill about half way into my first real run since surgery!  5 miles!  So beautiful!  In the mountains around the base of Horsetooth Reservoir!  Felt SooooOOO good to be back.  Triathlons are my thing from now on, so as to ease up on the jarring of hips/knees, etc. from running.  The low impact of the swimming and biking in there will alternate different muscle groups and challenge my endurance.  :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013


So *GratEFuL* for a wonderfully made, fresh, bountiful harvest from my garden!  So very blessed!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mid-Week Surprise

Ok, so I'm not going to lie, I really liked having Thursday off.  Today felt like Monday, but it was Friday!  What a fantastic present!  Daddy got here tonight and we were able to go to dinner with him.  We look forward to a great weekend of working on the house and bonding!  He is such an amazing teacher!

I surprised him tonight with my chickens:  June (blonde-in middle), Helen (lighter red-leader of the pack), Henrietta (darker red-pulling up the rear).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Mom's porch.  Missing home!

Great day at the lake with the boys, fish for all.  Danny took us fishing up on Box Butte Lake in Hemingford.  Took this  awesome picture honoring all of those who have fallen for our country.  Thank you!

After a great day at the lake, we went to the farm and Heath and the boys set water while I checked on my chickens, watered the garden, and painted my kitchen a BEAUTIFUL blue!  :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

*W~a~t~e~r* and Monumental Day in Stateline History!

Amazing!  Teamwork!  Yesterday I had a safety meeting at noon that I needed to prepare for and we had a pea grading session in Gering Tuesday morning.  After the meeting, Heath and John headed out to the farm to see if we could receive the water from the ditch rider.  Unfortunately, I had to stay at the office.  Heath had the thought of pea trucks coming into Bridgeport when his guys called and said something broke down while he was knee deep in mud and water at my house.  What an amazing man!  Afterall, we did plan better than this as our water was supposed to arrive Monday evening but the ditch rider got busy.  Heath got it all done in one day, oh and he was in the boot pit all day.  He came to the house smelling like rotten beans, but he had a big smile on his face.  Awesomeness!

Heath calmly took care of it ALL!  Him and Johnny Boy got the water by setting dams and setting tubes (thank you Craig again for the tubes)!  P.S.  The dogs *LOVE* this irrigation opportunity to frolic like little kids in the ditch water, unsetting dams and not knowing the difference!

As we were irrigating tonight, Heath and I were walking back to the house and all of the sudden Briggsy made a yelping noise and we saw his silhouette on top of the hill, against the blue sky, flipping something up into the air.  Do not fear, Mya killed it.  It was a appears that it bit Briggs, so the woman had to take care of it.  :)  You go girl!


Monumental day for Stateline as we accepted our first delivery of dry edible yellow peas from Double BJ Farms, Inc. from Holdrege, Nebraska on July 3rd, 2013.  How exciting!  Great work on everyone's part as we have reached this point and will continue to grow!  Congratulations!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

God is Great

This evening I had undeniable sense of what is meant to be, is happening.  That sounds funny as I write it out, but what I am saying is simply, "God is Great!"  I have realized over the past few days this week, that there is a reason for everything.  I believe that God knew that I could not be lame for 4-6 weeks.  I truly believe this as the past few days have unfolded.  During my downtime pre-surgery when I was not able to work out much, I was starting to obsess over this crazy diet thing, which I have never done before now (27 years old and never done a 'diet').  I also had this thing on my phone which tracks calories to the half calorie from what you consume to what you work off.  Needless to say, as soon as I would eat something I would feel the need to enter it into my little food log.  I was starving!  Up until today, I have been entering my food and water consumption and workouts for 6.5 weeks entering into this log everyday.  I did this super strict, crazy 'diet' for 7 weeks which is a way long time and as all diets, it's not the best for your body, especially if you are an athlete.  I cut out all fruit, bread, and dairy.  Now for those of you who know me, you know I love fruit, bread, and dairy-especially ice cream.  I cheated and had ice cream twice during this stint of time.  Of course it is all a balancing act and nothing should be taken to extremes.  I am now back to my healthy, balanced diet of bread, fruit, vegetables, dairy, and protein along with my daily workouts!

What I learned from this whole diet/food diary thing is what to be aware of-looking at ingredients, sticking with raw and fresh, staying away from processed and how my body feels when I eat certain stuff.  I have to say that I feel like I am pretty good about self control and knowing my body anyway.  It's a machine that works for you, you have to take care of it.  Good input=good output!

Ok,this is totally not the direction I intended to go anyway....other than the diet thing-since my hip has healed so miraculously fast, I am able to help Heath out alot more than expected and alot sooner!  I can work at my farm with my Daddy and Heath.  I can also help alot more with pea harvest which is starting precisely, tomorrow!  I feel so totally humbled to know that God knows what is best for me and my life.  I am in the palm of his hand in which he lifts me up in my lowest moments and celebrates victories with me from everyday stepping stones to miracles!