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May 31, 2013

It’s been a really busy couple of weeks. Yes, there’s been lots of farm work. Tyler got done planting corn and has impatiently been waiting for the rain and wind to die down so he can spray. He’s also been picking rocks. We grow ’em good out here. We’re grateful to rent a machine that picks them (thanks Adam!). Tyler’s had his fill of doing it by hand.

Planting Corn
Checking corn sprouts

I’ve been working on house and yard projects. You should see the garage! You can eat off the floor! On second thought, don’t. That’s really gross. But, it is clean!

I’ve also been on a fun streak lately! I’ve had the opportunity to spend lots of time with great friends.

I attend a weekly Bible study with some wonderful young women and our mentor Bonnie. Jenna, Mira and Crystal are all young moms with precious little girls. The kiddos can play while we go through our readings and memorized verses. It’s such a refreshing, uplifting end to the week and pushes me into the weekend with a renewed fervor for the Lord. If any of you local moms are interested, we meet on Fridays at 9 a.m. and would love for you to join us!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see my college-friend, Samantha. Sam and I got to know one another through UW College Republicans. It was wonderful to see her again! She is studying botany and doing some really interesting photosynthesis research. It was interesting to hear how this type of research may someday have applications in crop production. Isn’t it curious how our world’s can collide? Sam is still the sweet, interesting, enthusiastic person I remembered. She has a wonderful love of the Lord and a staunch passion for conservative politics. I was so grateful for the opportunity to renew our friendship.

A group of us College Republicans with Rep. Cynthia Lummis (front row, middle) during a rally featuring Dick Cheney in 2008. It’s fun to know I’ve also kept in touch with Megan (black sweater), Laura (pink Barrasso shirt…hmmm, guess who her employer is today?) and Caitlin (front row, far right).

My mom and I also got together last week for a girls day. This was the best kind of Mother’s Day gift to give, because I also got so much out of it! We shopped, went to lunch, talked, laughed and even had to start joking at one point to keep ourselves from crying. I said in another post that Mom was so good at striking a balance of disciplinarian and friend. I always feared and respected her, but as an adult I don’t hesitate to call her for advice or just to chat. We had so much fun together and I will treasure it always.

Oh yeah, and I helped with my friend Kassi’s bridal shower, too. She’s getting married. No big deal. The End.

I kid! I kid! I save this for last, because I’m going to do a separate post on all things Kassi. Because an awesome college roommate, bridesmaid and friend deserves her own post.

Sneak Peak

God Bless You & American Agriculture,

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. – John 15:12-15 (NIV)

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