Happy New Year! I love looking back on our year so I’d love to share with you our highlight reel.
Much like last year, I absolutely love watching my children bond. They fight a bit, they wrestle now a little (mostly Ethan), but they are becoming friends. They love to play trains together, they like the same shows…I can see and feel the love.
Braden has a half year of playschool left, I’m the secretary for the playschool and the experience has taught me a lot. I want to give back to my community and help with my children’s organizations like my parents always did, but this was a steep learning curve and something I honestly wasn’t ready for. Braden is playing Tykes hockey and also played T-ball again. The boys are both in Sunday School together in church and Ethan’s just learning to stay in a room for about 30 minutes to go to class.
Jay and I got to go to Vancouver Island for a wedding in August and it was really nice to get away, just the two of us. Then we got the chance to go to Ottawa for an all-expenses-paid trip to the CropLife Canada Grow Canada conference and the experience was just absolutely unbelievable. It’s times like this that make me stop and wonder if we’ll add to our family. What I mean by that, is that life is so busy as it is, these amazing opportunities keep coming up and it feels like we’d have to hit the pause and rewind button to expand our family. Lots of praying to do and we’ll see what happens this year. No doors are closed, that’s for certain. By the way…we’ve been together for 10 years now!
We did our annual summer trip to BC with the kids and harvest 2014 seemed like it was the harvest that will never end. Definitely not a stellar year, but we did just fine. It’s still very rocky dealing with the loss of my dad, the anniversary of his passing was in April and it was one of the hardest days of my life, even harder than the news of his death. Clinging to God’s promises is the only thing that has helped me through this. I feel like I’m ready to start talking to Braden about my dad.
Blogging and Social Media
What a year for my website! This space has fostered so many great conversations and has formed what I’m sure will be lifelong friendships, even if all we’ll ever have are Internet relationships. I text daily with many of my new blogging friends and I cherish their friendship so very much. I co-founded Ask the Farmers with my friends The Farmer’s Wifee and Prairie Californian. It’s been a LOT of work, but the response has been tremendous and we’re excited where we can take this initiative. I also spoke for the first time at an agriculture event and I’ve already got two more lined up this year for the Alberta Seed Grower’s Association at Farm Tech in Edmonton this month and Farm & Food Care’s conference in April in Ontario. Crazy blessed!
Most Popular Posts 2014
- The Truth About Glyphosate and Wheat
- One Week Shred Review and Results
- Braden’s Disney Planes 4th Birthday
- My Struggles as a Farm Wife
- Can You Live a GMO Free Life?
Top Site Referrers
Readers By Location
- United States
- United Kingdom
I had people from 196 different countries visit my blog this year. I’m awed! You can check out my Jetpack stats for some more cool stats about my website from last year.
Most Popular + Fave Instagram Photos
A video posted by Sarah Schultz (@nurselovesfarmr) on
Our Year in Photos – Project 365
Goals for 2015
- Keep up with my She Reads Truth Bible studies. I reeeeeeeally slacked off this year in my Bible studies and devotionals and I can tell in my personal life and how I treat people. I get hesitant and scared to share my faith for fear that others will hate me for it, and it (unfortunately) happens all the time, often in the science community. I don’t hate anyone, no matter what they believe, and I strive to love others the way God loves us and I believe to my core that if we all did this the world would be a better place—-we don’t need to hate each other or make fun of each other just because we believe in different things
- Now that the kids are getting older—do more! Take those trips to the mountains and start to go on hikes, go skating together, go sledding together…just be together
- Put more of myself into volunteering. Again, as the kids get older it’s easier to use my free time to volunteer
- 1 day per month of ME time. (Notice how I put all the family stuff first? 😉 ). I don’t need much, but I do need some and 1 day per month just for me is a goal of mine this year
- Continue with my project 365
We’re all off to Maui in 11 days with my in-laws and my mom is coming too! I cannot wait to be there, make memories and soak up all that Maui has to offer. All the best blessings to you this year!