Friday, December 27, 2013

Holiday Happenings

Hoping that everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. I know we did. We were surrounded by family, friends, good food and joy. We hosted our annual Christmas party, which is always a great time. Santa even made an appearance. Wyatt had no problems telling Santa what was on his list but Sage had to ponder for a bit...

Christmas Eve and Christmas was spent with my parents, brothers and sister-in-law. It was great to be all together. As always it is so fun to see the delight on the kids faces as they open their presents.

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!


Christmas Crafting

I didn't make too many hand made gifts this year because I was too busy working at the Farm Kitchen and juggling all the other things that happen around the holidays.  But I did make one that was a hit: the ipad pillow. These were super quick and easy to sew up. Stuffing them with rice took longer than the actual sewing part. They are super handy for hands-free ipad use. I like to use mine in the kitchen while following a recipe. I hope they will be enjoyed by all recipients!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I know Thanksgiving is over and most people have moved on to Christmas but I wanted to take a moment to share my Thanksgiving thoughts. First, our family went down to my parents and were joined by my brothers and sister-in-law and also my aunt, uncle, cousins and spouses from California. It was so lovely for all of us to be together. We don't usually get to see our extended family on holidays and it was a treat!

The Family

Second, I wanted to share what I'm Thankful for this year. While I'm always thankful for my family, this year I am especially thankful for the example that they have set in marriage. I am glad that I have had such great role models to look up to - my parents, aunts and uncles. Marriage isn't always easy, but it's worth it to try hard to make it work and that is what I've seen and that is what I strive for.

The weekend was awesome - lots of family time, lots of fun, lots of good food. 
Some of the highlights included:

The bearded boys: In order from most to least.

Cousin Hugs

Thanksgiving Dinner for 17!


Family walks, runs and chats

Playing in the leaves

Giant leaf piles

These silly kids

Play time

Racing with the big boys

Birthday Brothers

Girls gingerbread house

Boys gingerbread house


This silly bunch