Friday, September 20, 2019

Hello fine friends!

Well, whadda ya know, I am back in blogging world to say hello. The other day I thought of my blog, and I was like Wow, I almost  miss it. Sooo...as iI begin typing, I have no idea what I am going to write. My life has changed so much since I began blogging, in 2016, about 3 1/2 years ago. Boy, does that feel crazy! 😃 But it's good changes, and God is good. 
This summer has been one of change as well... I started a new job, the school year started without me (it does feel quite weird to not sit at my school desk anymore), and God is doing some other pretty amazing stuff in my life...my life and future does not always look easy and calm, but I know God's got big plans for me and so I am trusting Him for that!

Now I am going to proceed with showing you some pictures and highlights of my summer!! 



Maria, Kaela, and I - cousins dear at heart, but who rarely get to see each other - which resulted in finding time out of our very busy schedules to spend a day at the beach 🌞


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Our youth group spent a week up in Dryden Ontario at a camp,
 cleaning it up and doing random work projects! It was a blast, working with friends, and "ahem" cleaning men's bathrooms 😖😋



I'm so blessed to have my brother, and 6 cousins apart of youth group! 


Bus ride entertainment with cousin Ben and friends. 




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We spent many happy hours by the dock - watching the sunsets and taking wayyy too many pictures! 

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Supper with the fam bam to celebrate graduating!! 

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frisbee and friends 😎


cousins and frisbee 😎

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Many happen weekends with friends - on this occasion we had a cardboard boat race, we didn't win, but we had fun!! 

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I spent a week as a Jr. Counselor at a girl's camp - a huge highlight of my summer!!

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Happy days with baby Clara and Lance 😍


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My dear cockapoo Sage had a litter of 8 puppies, so our summer was filled with happy puppies!! 

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Another highlight was helping to teach Bible school to these energetic kindergartners for a week! 

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These girls are some of the best! Many happy memories made ↓↑






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That's all for now friends....I hope to be back a few times with in 
the next few months, but no promises 😉

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"The most beautiful things in life are not things. They're people and places and memories and pictures. They're feelings and moments and smiles and laughter"

"But you, oh Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head." -Psalms 3:3

Friday, February 22, 2019

Just sayin' hi

Hi friends! 
Just popping in quickly to say hello to y'all, let you know that I am still alive, and doing well 😋

I just wanted to let y'all know that my sister Leah (next in line to me!) started a blog and she will be updating that quite frequently...so if you wanna hear her life and more about the Martin fam, head over to her blog and you might even catch snippets of me here and there! 😉

also....I can't help but think how I last posted in November, and it is already almost the end of February! 
Time flew by, and it is only 26 days till spring!!! 😎

Blessings + love, Shalom


Monday, November 5, 2018

Hola + Adios


Hola to my dear blogger friends!!
I hope this blog post finds you happy and well 😀

I'm sure many of you have realized that I have been pretty slackish over here in the blogger world. Cause I too have come to the conclusion that I have been pretty absent. And sad to say it, I am here to tell y'all that you probably won't be hearing from me much anymore. I am not going to totally quit blogging, and shut everything down, but just kicking it back a couple notches! I hope to update this blog a couple times a year, but probably not much more than that. 😔 I've realized that this "adventure" in life is coming to a close...life as a teenager is keeping me pretty busy, as well as home responsibilities and I no longer have the time and energy to keep the blog updated. 
BUUUT....I am honestly so very grateful for each one of you that has read my blog. Whether you've been here ever since the beginning, or only stopped in a time or two, THANK YOU. Each of your comments, tags, ideas and etc. all meant so much to me!! I am grateful for each one of you.
Keep serving Jesus with your whole heart...He loves each one of you dearly. 

"Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of  love and peace will be with you."
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-2 Corinthians 13:11

Love and peace to y'all, 
Shalom 💕
                                      





Friday, September 28, 2018

Summer Wrap-out




Howdy friends! I am here with a few last pictures of my summer days...some are from the beginning of the summer (that I never posted) and some are just recently.
 So without further a-do...enjoy these pictures of life! :) 


Tiana + Cambrie (a fun photo shoot with cousins)

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^^ This past weekend we had our fall youth retreat - it was a good time! 


^^3 of us hiked the whole way up to the power line and got a beautiful view (and did a bit of climbing on the actual power tower thingy)

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A big highlight of my summer was getting my license and being able to drive myself around to different stuff... ^^like ice cream with the girls 🍦


^^And a Saturday spent shopping!!

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We had a TON of rain this summer...I mean it just rained and rained!! There was a lot of 
flooding in Lancaster County and some on the Martin's farm! :) 



^^a road about 2 minutes from our house 

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^^we hit the time of year where the corn comes down! it's always such a fun and busy time on the farm...lots of equipment, and excitement. I can't fully explain it...it's just the kinda thing that makes a farm girl happy! :) 




// Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 //

Friday, September 14, 2018

from my little place on the earth

Wow. It's been forever. But HELLO from my little place on the earth! 

Here is some little snips of my life lately 😊




 west virginia bound! (vacation with mom's family in the hills of WV!)

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these people are just pretty great. enough said. >

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one beautiful evening a couple weeks ago, we packed up some food,
 and headed to the nearby project for a picnic supper! 

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frozen yogurt with the girls >

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family bowling night - and FYI dad won, BUT I came in second. 😉

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"And they were calling to one another: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory."
-Isaiah 6:3

Friday, August 24, 2018

Sunshine Blogger Award


Hello Friends!!
I was tagged by Maddy over at little bit of sunshine for the Sunshine Blogger Award. 
Thanks so much Maddy!

THE RULES

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog: Thank you, Maddy  
Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided
Nominate new bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer
List the rules and have the Sunshine Blogger logo present in your post.

My QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:

1. Do you play a musical instrument? 
Yes! I do. I play piano and ukulele. I am not super good at either of them, but enough that I can play some praise & worship songs and play around. 

2. Fiction or Nonfiction books? 
I love nonfiction books!! Something about a true life story captivates me. 

3. Chocolate or Vanilla? 
Of course vanilla. Vanilla has ALWAYS been my favorite and ALWAYS will. 😊

4. Cars or trucks? 
This is a good one...I personally drive a car, and I feel like cars are more lady like. (insert big smiling face)  But if I was a guy I would definitely want to drive a truck! 

5.  What's your Middle name? 
Lorraine. Named after my Grandma Lorraine that died 2 weeks after I was born! 

6. Top three favorite blogs? 
I follow quite a few blogs, but some of my favorites are:

7. Why did you start your blog? 
One day I was talking to a friend who had a blog, and she inspired me to start my own blog. Thus was the creation of A Farm Girl's Randomess!! 

8. Dogs or Cats
Both. I got a Cockapoo this summer and love her, but I also like cats. They are so soft and relaxing!

9. Indoors or Outdoors?
Outdoors!! I love summer and I am sad that it is coming to a close. 

10. Favorite summer activity? 
Just being able to spend time outside. Swimming, evening gator rides, warmth, lots of campfires and outdoor youth activities. 

11. Favorite Food? 
Oh dear. That's a REALLY hard one. But hey, I got an answer. We had watermelon for supper and I was like watermelons gotta be the best food around!! So juicy and sweet and altogether delicious. So, there you got it. Watermelon. 🍉

Now....MY QUESTIONS: 

1. School or Homeschool? 
2. Favorite thing about fall? 
3. Tea or Coffee?
4. Favorite Movie?
5. One thing that made you smile this week?
6. Would you rather visit Alaska or Africa?
7. Favorite cereal? 
8. One thing on your bucket list? 
9. Random fact about yourself?
10. City or Country? 
11. What is your favorite month of the year?

I NOMINATE:
Beth
Rachel
Julianna

and whoever else wants to do it!!


 -Shalom Lorraine Martin 🌟