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Christmas tree hunt

Christmas tree hunt

Jake took the kids to the Christmas tree farm where Grandma Patti is working for a few weekends this Advent. There was no snow, but plenty of mud! Aunt Kari captured these pictures and sent them to me.


The crew also stopped at a park after tree hunting. Turns out, Jake has a playground with his name on it!

Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me

Another birthday, another year older. But I’m not counting. Just trying to enjoy the day, giving thanks for good health, family and friends to share experiences with, and looking forward to what’s in store for the coming year.

My MIL came up to spend some time with us and we had a chance to be outside enjoying the heavy, wet snow.


Jake donned his party shirt for dinner and cake tonight. Love how his guy loves loves me ❤️

1st snow of 2016

1st snow of 2016

Heavy, wet snow fell yesterday afternoon and evening. Shecklets 1 & 2 helped me shovel the driveway and then played outside, built mini snowmen and wrote letters in the backyard snow. Then, this afternoon, Jake and the boys added white lights to the green and red lights on the pine tree in the backyard.

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

I took Shecklet #4 to the office to trick or treat and say hi to Papa. After that stop, we headed to the house to see Nana.

Three of the Shecklets wanted to go trick-or-treating this year. #2 decided to stay home, hand out candy, and count kids. It was a drizzly night, but everyone had fun. Shecklet #4 asked when she could go again 🎃