“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!