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Last stable day for 2017

Last stable day for 2017

Three of the Shecklets spent the day win Nana out at Echo Hills with Rio and Kid. They had a picnic in the small, green pasture, rode horses, and then ended up back at Nana and Papa’s house for dinner. Shecklet #2 and I missed out on the fun due to not feeling 100%, so we laid low and enjoyed some movie time together. I finally got to see Rogue One 🙂

Orchard 2017

Orchard 2017

Grandpa Dave went with us to the orchard where Grandma Patti works in the fall. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun, as usual!

After the orchard, we went back to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and the kids played outside and rode on the 4-wheeler.

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.