Craig has been hard at work in the field for weeks now and we are so excited to finally wrap up beans and get a start on corn! Craig’s parents are also finished in the field for the year! We had some rainy weather for a few days that set them back a bit but we are back on track!
I finally figured out how to get Gannon to smile for the camera! It involves bribery with tractors of course 🙂 He was so excited for his “don-deey-ah” hat! Carver had a full belt full of his toy/plastic tools but I convinced him that he didn’t need a plastic saw to go combining so we compromised and he packed his pliers and pliers holder and his allen wrench.
We also celebrated Craig’s 28th birthday this week. I brought the team burritos from our favorite taco truck to celebrate! Carver was lucky enough to get to ride a few rounds with Craig as they finished up beans on the back 40. Carver LOVED riding along with Craig in the new combine! I got some good pictures of the boys all dressed up and ready to farm. Gannon rode a few rounds too but he was feeling a little under the weather this week so Carver got some 1 on 1 time with his “Da-da” as he still calls him 🙂
I also spent some time in the combine with Craig. I worked 3 days in a row this past weekend and Craig had been in the field for several late nights the week before – we had gone too long without seeing each other. It was so great to get a combine date. We jammed out to some 80s music (Craig’s fave), he showed me some of the new features in the combine, we chatted about our future and vacations we want to take, we chatted about getting out of debt and the flexibility we will have once we reach our goal, it was so good to have some 1 on 1 time. I really hit the lottery when I married Craig.
Overall, things seem to be going smoothly and I’m so thankful that Craig’s employers are welcoming to include our boys throughout the year! We are very blessed and praying for an uneventful harvest!