It has come to my attention, that I have some new readers who don’t know us from church, or school, or facebook….so I decided to add this page so they can “meet” the fam all in one convenient location!
This is the love of my life, Dale.
He is a corn-fed country boy who grew up on a dairy farm. An Insurance Agent by day and a Daddy by night, he is the sole bread-winner for our family. He loves to golf, hunt and fish. He blesses my heart in more ways than I could ever list, and I am so thankful to be married to such a wonderful man.
I’m Tonya, the voice behind this blog, and the face behind the camera lens. I love to bargain shop, journal, organize, read Christian Novels, make lists, eat, and talk with other momma’s…..and not in that order! I have been known to have 8 different half gallons of ice cream in my deep freeze at any given time of the year, winter or summer, and I am ok with that! I am a “Foodie” through and through, totally addicted to trying new recipes, which I love to share. This blog is a peek into my daily life as a Stay at Home Momma to my 4 little Ferguson’s, whom I will now introduce you to…..
Destiny is 8 and a 3rd grader at our local Christian school. (My alma mater) She is your typical big sister/mother hen through and through! She has the heart of a pleaser, and often asks, “Mom, is there anything I can do to help you right now?” She is such blessing to me and such a little lady! She loves to read, play with her siblings, do arts & crafts projects, and is currently saving up all her dollars for a horse. And, she will tell you, after daddy’s talk about the cost of owning such an animal, that she is also saving up for a trailer, a saddle, and a barn as well.
Tylan is 5 now! He is a tender-hearted little guy, and wants to do the right thing. He loves to be told he is a gentleman and insists on holding the door open for us girls. He will show you his big muscles from eating his “Beggies” at any given moment, so be ready for tickets to the “The Gun Show”. Speaking of guns, he loves to do anything Daddy does and insists on “hunting” like daddy, or just being out in the shop with him for hours on end helping. When he is not allowed outside due to cold temps, he stares longingly out the window at daddy as he chops wood for the fireplace.
Avery is 3 and the firecracker of the family. When she was born, we had to learn how to parent all over again. She was our first child to throw a fit, arching her back and sliding down my leg as I tried to hang on to her. Dale and I just stood there looking DUMBFOUNDED at each other! Who was this child?! How were we ever going to handle such a live wire? :) We managed and I gotta say, that little girl is pure sunshine. (with the occasional storm!) She loves anything girly, sparkly or faaaancy, as she likes to say. She is best buds with Tylan since they are home together all day, but also can play very quietly on her own with no problem.
Meet Paxton, our 2 year old. Our fourth and final little Ferguson and a miracle, straight from the hand of our Heavenly Father. His story is told here: http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-story-of-paxton/
Paxton fills our home with giggle & grins. He is so squishy and sweet, that I can’t help but just cuddle him and smooch him all over! :) As you can tell, I am throughly enjoying this final baby of mine, trying to etch in my memory the feel of a baby in my arms, since these memories have to last me forever more.
This is Sophie, our loveable, yet annoying, mutt. Her full name is Sophie Tinkles Ferguson. You will understand this name should you ever reach down to pet her. She and Dale have a love-hate relationship.
This is the place we call Home Sweet Home.
We are so thankful to live in the country!!! Man, I never thought I’d write those words! I was a city girl through and through before I married Dale, but I am learning how to be a citified-country girl, and never want to live in town again. We even got some chickens!
That’s pretty country-ish, right?!
We have slowly, but surely been fixing up our 1940′s Ranch style house, adding on an addition before the birth of Ty so the kids could have 2 bedrooms. And most recently, spiffed up the laundry room and added a pantry.
Well, that’s it. You’ve met the whole gang.
Thanks for taking the time to stop in! Come see us again soon…..
Don’t know where to begin? Here are some 4 Little Ferguson Blog Highlights:
Surviving Infidelity: Broken Hearts, Shattered Promises: Owning our truth, because the truth shall set us free. Celebrate with us as you read about a God who is able to make Beauty from the Ashes of our lives.
Welcome to Tonya-land! Where the weather is mostly sunny, the birds are always singing, lemons most often come in the form of lemonade and we all throw our arms around each others shoulders and sing “Kumbaya” at that end of each day. Ok, not really.
Once Upon A Time: A love story written by the Author of Love Himself, the story of Dale & Tonya.
4 little Fergusons, 4 Big Miracles ~8 babies in 8 years, Praising God for the answer to our tearful prayers!
Confessions of a Stubborn Child of God: When God says ”Wait” to your hearts greatest desire, children.
Our Year of Financial Discipline: Seeing God in the hard times
Let’s Talk Shop, Mommy Shop: Natural childbirth tips
The Story of Paxton: the 4th and final little Ferguson
For New Momma’s; The 4th Trimester
Just For Today, keeping Family a priority.