season’s greetings

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“Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”

Season’s Greetings to our friends and family!

When I stand on our bridge and look out at our stream these days, it doesn’t look nearly as pretty or peaceful as when covered with fresh snow, but we’ll take the warmer weather while it lasts.

As always, the year seems to have slipped by in no time, despite the feeling of having all the time in the world at the start of each new season. I don’t think I’ve ever written a “Christmas letter” and don’t always get cards sent, but always enjoy keeping in touch with  those we don’t see often. So, here’s my attempt at a little update:

Natalie (14), has been busy with piano, choir, school musicals, and is just starting Science Olympiad for the first time. Cale (9), loves to read, roam around outside with his imagination and a stick of some sort, and has been taking karate lessons for the past year.

Steve has been self-employed and working from home for the last 18 months and is busy with all kinds of projects around here, from chicken coop building to beekeeping to garden expanding to mead (honey wine) making to firewood cutting. His flexible schedule has also allowed him to volunteer his time in helping others.

I am most often found looking after the chickens (which are incredibly entertaining and checking for eggs still hasn’t lost it’s thrill), taking photos around our property and documenting our happenings, baking just about anything, and generally searching for what I should be doing with my life.

Wishing you all the hope, joy, peace and love this season brings.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!

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3 Responses to season’s greetings

  1. Cheri says:

    What? I didn’t know Steve is self-employed!!! That’s awesome! What is he doing?
    You guys live a charmed and wonderful life! So happy for you!

    p.s. I still love checking for eggs after all these years!
    p.s.+ Kale reminds me of Nate, who also used to roam around with a stick in his hand! We have LOTS of pictures of the boy with a stick in hand!

    • jen says:

      He’s still doing electrical engineering work. I’m sure everything looks better on the blog than in real life! Hope we can catch up one of these summers!

  2. Karyn H. says:

    Merry Christmas to you, dear friends! Miss you! With our new found freedom from club gymnastics, perhaps 2016 will allow for another Hinter/Currie/Lost forest adventure! Much love from us to you.

    ps…we have a boy who still loves sticks too. Got himself a Go-pro for birthday/Christmas this year and is having all sorts of fun creating adventures outside with sticks.