Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Tree 2014

According to Olivia, decorating this tree was the best night ever. 
Making memories that last with these two little people.

A girl and her pup

They sure do love each other. 

Saint Nick

Saint Nick was not loved by all...I am holding out hope for next year.
Next year, we will get the perfect picture with Santa...if all the stars align just right.

My Shopping Partners

You just can't find any that are cuter. 

This Guy...

...I can't handle him.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Thanksgiving was such a blessed time for our family. We ate 3 different Thanksgiving meals and were stuffed to the brim with food and love. Our lives are so richly blessed every day of the year. 

Our two little turkeys. They were happy for a small break from school.

The Indian with no name.

The eight little rug rats that make Thanksgiving, Christmas and every other holiday loud, exciting and filled with love and laughter.

"the farm with no animals"

Ha! That's what we're calling our new homestead, "the farm with no animals." We live on 6 acres and like to pretend we're out in the middle of the country. We really do love it a lot. Our to-do list is endless and we have a major renovation to go through with the house but we are living our dream. We pinch ourselves every once in a while to make sure this is real.

God's creation is beautiful in every season.

Yep, that's me driving the tractor. It took me 6 months but I finally got up the nerve to learn how to drive it. The kids LOVE it.

The newest addition to the "farm with no animals" a tree swing. Next to the rocking chairs on the front porch, this is my favorite spot with my two favorite people.
I'll have to post pictures of the upstairs of the house soon. The BIG redo is coming at the beginning of the new year. I'll be sure to post about that too....if we live to tell about it.