Full of JOY

18 September 2021

To our great delight, on August 26, 2021, baby Joy was born. 

Isn't she cute?

Princess Emily is one proud mama. 

So sweet! 

Zach was thrilled!

He has a special bond with baby Joy. 

He demonstrates to the donkeys how to eat the hay. 

These are the days. 💗💗

Randy blessed us with some hay. 

We've also got the joy of seeing our neighbor's horses who stop by to say hi.

We knew Emily was pregnant but we weren't sure when she was due so it was a complete surprise when one morning we woke up and there was another donkey on our property. #4

The kids were OVERJOYED!! 

It was natural that they all decided on her name. Funny, I always thought that if I ever had another girl, I'd name her Joy. Never in a million years did I think it would ever be a DONKEY.😁 

Baby Joy is now running fast with Zach and they are both having the time of their lives.

Last Days of Summer

14 September 2021

This last month has been crazy busy with the starting of school and all. the. things. 
I don't know how time gets away from me so fast but here we are, at the start of a new season. 
Fall is definitely in the air around here and we are loving the cooler temps in the mornings. 
I managed to capture quite a few pictures from August and the end of our summer. 
Summer rain and thunder storms were a surprise to us but it sure kept everything green.

They thought it was fun to swim in the rain. 

Still can't get over how many animals we see in a day. 

The kids love it. 

Walking on water??

Little brothers are the best... most of the time. 😜

Sibling love. 💕


The girls have enjoyed having their friends over. The donkeys are always a hit. 

Awww. 💗

The sweet Braun sisters came over to hangout for dinner and a movie. 

Spending time with their friend, Katherine. They walked to the lake. 

It's hard to believe we've been in TX now for 9 months. In many ways, it seems like we just got here. Our lives look so different from our life in CA. We marvel everyday at the beauty and nature God allows us to see all around us. We've lived here for 3 seasons now, each one distinct in its own way, especially coming from Southern California. I'm excited to see what this new season holds. Already the leaves are falling and changing colors. We welcome all of it!