Precious Memories Caught Forever

My husband used to laugh when I said my phone was acting up because he definitely knew there would be over 3000 photos of family, our farm animals, family, bugs, family, sunrises, family, our trees, family! Smile all of you who can relate! I love my family and I love capturing our precious times together!

This past year and this year held a sad moment when we found out my dad has liver cancer. His days are numbered, and we are now waking each day knowing we are blessed with another day with him, but my dad is ready to leave this world. He asked Jesus in to his heart when I was five years old, and he was 35. My dad and mom prayed together, serving the Lord as a pastoral family all these years. He is 83 years old and every day he asks if you have asked Jesus to come in to your heart. Are you saved? My dad is not embarrassed about his faith. In one of these photos, even though he did not feel well, and still had not been diagnosed, he put on makeup for Halloween and carefully made his way out to the back patio with my mom. So I may take a lot of photos, but I find a precious story in each one when I scroll back through them.

Last Halloween, 2020, my husband and I, decided to go all out with decorations and food! He spent time on the Halloween potion bottles and I loved seeing his cool and creative decorating ideas. Every part of our home and property had a decoration. Pumpkins were all over the front steps and the steps in our dining room. We wanted our home to be the place for our kids to bring our grandkids to eat, play, and trick-or-treat without having to go door to door. And, we wanted those very special memories to hold on to with our whole family and friends.

We are blessed every day with a new day. Even though these days lately are emotional and sad, we still have beautiful times to remember, cherish, and to make even more precious memories together. Amen!

We Find Cool Things

Each day is Precious, and a Beautiful Gift from the Lord! May these photos reach you, my Amazing Grandbabies, Children, Family, and Friends, Warming Your Heart and Encouraging you to Explore this Earth with each other and Share what you find!

The wings of the Cicada remind me of stained glass. In this first photo, (which I might have shared already) I have a difficult time looking away from them. They are said to help them repel water and dirt!

The next photo, if I am correct, is a Red-Headed Woodpecker. If I had not personally taken this photo. I would have thought someone had put a ceramic bird out by my bird bath. πŸ™‚

The Red-Headed Woodpecker is a medium size and the only Woodpecker with a completely red head. I assume he loves our woods, making a nest in the dead tree we have on the edge. He just flew over to check me out sitting by the window. He might have found some tasty insects and flew them back to his home.

There is JOY in taking these photos and even more JOY sharing them with you! Have a beautiful day exploring!! :)Jen

Bring Your Camera

At our new farm, and since it has sat silent for a few years, animals other than livestock are in the barn, digging under the outbuildings, and camping out in our attic. The mice and rats come in for a visit and the ratsnake comes for supper.

So, let me share my weakness or weakness’s.

  • I am scared of snakes.
  • I can not be running away, screaming, to get a great pic of the snake for you. I truly apologize, because I know a large part of my family and you, would love to see them as we begin clearing and rejuvenating this farm.

That being shared, I have made a note to always bring my phone and our GoPro:Check us out at http://New O’Hana Farm Youtube to see our first 3 videos and subscribe. Thank you!

  • I could have taken pics and a video of the beautiful bright yellow and black spider that was as big as my palm.
  • The mud daubers coming out of the huge tree by our red barn.
  • The sun that was brilliant at 96+ degrees.
  • But, not the green and brown, (I guess it was a ratsnake) slithering out the other side of our barn.

I am a picture girl. I love to grab my phone and before I know it, I have several hundred pics. When you visit, bring your camera, too. May I do my best to take pics, videos for our youtube, and blog so all ya’ll can enjoy like you are right here with us! :)Jen