Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daddy's Girl....

This week saw Brad (my DH) start a new chapter in his life.... You see we own a 37,000 acre sheep station which we run merinos on (we also do a bit of cropping on the side)....
Having bought the station ourselves just over 3 years ago Brad and I had to take extra work to help pay the farm mortgage. After having bub # 2 12 months ago I gave up my job. I now stay home and take care of the girls as well as help out on the farm where I can. Brad continued to work full-time as a manager of an Earth-moving Company that was until this week. Well, to cut a long story short we no longer need that 'extra income' so Brad will now be staying home to run the farm....
(doing a boundary run)
One little girl in particular is extra, extra, super excited about this new adventure her Daddy has taken and just can't let him out of her site....
(letting the working dogs out for a run)
She's always been a 'Daddy's Girl' even though her time spent with him has been short in between his long working hours....
(having a chat while re-fueling)
But now they are making up for lost time and savouring every minute of it.....
(a quick smile for the camera)
What perfect timing for this Mumma, just when she got a phone call from another local business wanting to stock her preserves, things really are looking up for our family this year!!! How are things going for you and yours???

Take Care..... Jodie..... :)

24 comments:

  1. Im glad everything is going so well for you! :-)

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  2. too sweet of your girl and her dad.

    well done with your preserves!!!

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  3. I am happy to hear everything is going so well for you guys.

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  4. How exciting! Congratulations to you two and your cute little family!

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  5. How exciting! Those father daughter pictures are precious!!

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  6. What an exciting new chapter! That photo of Dad & Daughter 'chatting' is just precious.

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  7. way to go that is very exciting............

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  8. that's awesome.
    twenty ten is going to be a great year.
    xx Amy

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  9. You must be so pleased to be staying at home, I love it. My DH is a farmer and it's great getting to see him throughout the day. DS loves going out to feed the sheep/cows with him and we often take walks to try and find Dad & Pa during the day, although we don't have as many acres as you of course.
    Congrats on the preserv's too.

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  10. How great that your DH is able to be back on the farm... I can only imagine how busy life has been with working full time and farming as well. So nice for him to be able to have more family time... although...coming from farming... I understand that the family time comes and goes depending on how busy things are!! My DH doesn't come home at all... from morning to night... could take him half an hour to get home!! Good luck in this next exciting stage! :)

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  11. Your photos are gorgeous - can just see how she idolises her daddy.
    Well done on getting the work/family balance looking so good :).

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  12. Well done! I'm guessing that it is a relief and a little teeny bit challenging for Brad now that he is a fulltime farmer :) Enjoy your adventure and I hope the weather Gods are good to you.....photos are scrumdillygorgeous!
    cheers lzi xox

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  13. Oh...this is fantastic news... Congratulations to you both!!!! Bring on more dad and babe time!!!

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  14. Congratulations on everything Jodie! Must be so nice to have hubby around a bit more, especially for the girls :)

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  15. Oh, too cute!! Love her little boots, hope she wants some home time with mumma eventually! Congrats on all the good bits.

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  16. What wonderfully exciting news for you both. Your husband must be relieved and excited to be on the farm and not have to be somewhere else now. You must be too with your preserves as well. I hope 2010 is a fantastic year for you both. Those pictures are so sweet too, treasured memories for them both.

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  17. What wonderful news for your family Jodie... living on a sheep station myself and knowing how hard it can be.. and it is extra special for your girls too.. more time with Dad... that is fantastic that your preserves are doing so well :)

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  18. congratulations, it must be such an exciting time for your family!

    loving your little girl's cowboy boots as well, how gorgeous

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  19. 3 Years......really. Man thats flown. Congratulations to you guys. Great pics too.

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  20. I'm so glad that everything is working out well for you all. Love the photo of your daughter with her dad "chatting". Stunning.

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  21. TOO cute! Glad they are able to spend more time together now and I bet its wonderful to have him home more for you as well! I'm incredibly close to my father so I hope their relationship only continues to strengthen and maintain. :-)

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  22. Congratulations! It must be a wonderful feeling for your whole family :)

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  23. That's fantastic! How lucky are your girls? I would love to have scott home more!

    The photos are great!!!
    Love & miss you to bits..

    XX Jen XX

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