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Fourteen!

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Fourteen years ago we got married.  

Neither of us could have ever dreamed where our journey together as husband and wife would have lead us to this present day.

Having this man by my side has been a blessing - I love you James - Cheers to many more years together!

 


Weekending

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What a weekend!  

We now have a seven year-old in the house!  We celebrated his special day with lots of fun.  This year we had a party where we helped (15) kids make marshmallow shooters.  After they were all assembled, the kids had a blast running around the yard playing.  Afterwards the chickens -and German Shepherd- feasted on marshmallowy treats.   

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We were gifted a wish lantern and our 7-year old had a magical finale to his birthday, sending a wish up into the night sky.

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We spent some time out on local lakes.  I went paddle boarding with the birthday boy and the others went fishing with the daddy.  Four out of the six of us went for our final swim of the season - jumping into the cold waters.

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Screen Shot 2016-09-18 at 7.22.26 PMI was also able to carve a little time to myself.  I made another batch of soap, this time calendula with a vanilla undertone.  I also was able to enjoy some time solo out in the woods on my favorite hike.

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 We sure made the most of these two weekend days!

 


advent

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After Thanksgiving we started getting ready for the season of advent.  We are keeping up some traditions we have started including: the display and lighting of our advent wreath, wrapping 25 Christmas books and unwrapping one each night to read together and the candy countdown (filled this year with leftover Halloween candy).

This year we have decided to decorate an outdoor Christmas tree.  Not that we don't want to put up a tree indoors and decorate it with all of the lovely ornaments we have made and accumulated.  Our reality is that we have a dog and a kitten who would knock down the tree daily and we have decided to be safe, rather than sorry. 

So the season begins!  I hope this season of advent brings you some peace and joy.


6!

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Happy Birthday to our freckle face strawberry who turned 6 today!

We have had much excitement in the last 24 hours - a birthday and we also brought a kitten and 25 more chickens to our homestead.....more pictures soon!