Famiy time, kids . Hey everyone! How was your Monday? Here in South West MO it was raining & chilly! Things were trying to ice up yesterday but it didn't quite manage it! So it was still a good day for a birthday 🎂! . . Our daughter turned 19 yesterday! For those of you that know us you know her story. For those of you that don't, we adopted Samantha from an orphanage in Southern Siberia, Russia! We had to make 2 trips. One to see her and sign papers that we wanted her. The 2nd trip was to go to court and adopt her in Russia! . She was 11 months old when we brought her home and she wore 3-6 month old clothes. When we first got her home she actually spoke in English. She said, "I love the the United States!" and then nothing! We had a year of silence and I was beginning to think she was never going to talk. Then, because she was so small I thought she was never going to grow. . . She did of course, finally talk and grow! We celebrated her nineteenth birthday yesterday! We took her out to dinner last night and then shopping for her birthday present 🎁! . . Then we had cake when we got home! A more adult birthday for our young adult daughter! . . She still brings us so much joy and laughter and we are so proud of her! Here are some pictures of recent big events in her life!
The Roots of my life go back as far as my Great Grandfather. Gardening is a gene that has been passed down in my family from generation to generation. It serves as a metaphor for life. Deep strong roots keep you firmly grounded in tradition, passion and happiness!
For years, I have served as a helpful role to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. In 2020, I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our society. I founded A farm girls life! with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and it has been a wild success ever since.