Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a new son

My oldest baby, daughter, rambunctious little foal was married this past Saturday. I have so many emotions still swirling around that I don't want to ramble on here, but I will say that her day was beautiful and now I have a son added to our family.

So much to be thankful for during this time of being grateful!


Friday, November 11, 2011

still going strong

Hannah's Soccer Team the Montesano Rangers are still going STRONG! woop woop! they won 2nd in their district a few weeks back and then just won 2nd in another district a few days ago and will continue on this Saturday.
I absolutely love this team, the players arent full of drama like you would think of 12 year olds, the coaches are balanced in toughness and compassion....the girls are THRIVING.

love it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

on the table

the sewing machine has been lonely for quite awhile now, but isn't any longer.
two flower girl dresses are humming through
two owl totes being made by two young girls are too!

what is in your machine?

Monday, November 7, 2011

freezer finds

Sophie had a sweet tooth the other day. I really didn't want to go to town and there wasn't any flour in the cupboard. hmmmmm
off to the freezer in hopes of something to be hiding in there that's sweet.
we found a box of puff pastry
the trees had apples
a neighbor had brown sugar
oats were in the cupboard and maple syrup in the fridge.
sweet tooth problem solved without the trip to the store
(yes, the neighbor was compensated with an apple treat of his own)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


new and loss....the cycle of life. lots of it going on around here, mostly in the loss though, but the new thing is in the way we are thinking I guess.

 we are getting eggs now. almost a dozen a day. they disappear as quickly as they come with a large family. we sure are enjoying having fresh eggs again.

Aliss' beautiful cat Leon died. it was horrendous to say the least. he ended up with sepsis in his blood. he was at the vets overnight and then we brought him home the next day because they said there wasnt anything they could do for him. i was giving him antibiotic shots and iv fluids as they said and he started doing better. then he went down hill and was gone. the anguish after believing so whole heartedly for something and it going the other way.

THEN two days ago Sophie said her guinea pig hadnt been eating. what? I wish animals could tell us when they didnt feel well. We tried what we could for beautiful Zoey but lost her too.

this Sunday both beef will be butchered as we were raising them for my mom and neighbor. that will be a big adjustment because they have been here at this home almost as long as we have. we will adjust, but it will be weird at first to not see them or hear them calling from the pasture.

not everything in life is wrapped up in neat little packages. 

grief is part of life. 

change is too.

on a lighter note (because we have to have that), Sophie and I found some puff pastry in the freezer and made some little apple desserts. they were so delicious! Since we borrowed brown sugar from Ernie our neighbor Sophie took him one and he was most appreciative. ;o)

Are you doing any fall cooking?

sorry to be a bummer, but life is all about recognizing our emotions isnt it and not running from them? well a healthy life is at least ;o)