Turning fresh fruits into jams and spreads at the farm was a nice break from city life. Of course, I mostly took pictures.
Buddy and KitKat were banned from the kitchen so they didn’t get stepped on. Buddy stood guard at the door until he could come back in.
Let nothing upset you
Let nothing startle you
All things pass
God does not change
Patience wins all it seeks
Whoever has God lacks nothing
God alone is enough
~ Saint Teresa of Avila
Easter was a pretty fun day hanging out with family while kids conducted a hunt for brightly colored plastic filled with candy, money, and rocks. Even J4 had fun, despite being pretty sick and not able to sleep until the end of the day!
There was once a December day where many three generations gathered to celebrate two special boys, J2 and J4. They were both born Thanksgiving weekend, but with everyone traveling this year the party was a weekend later. There were balloons to punch and books to read and snow in the yard begging to be rolled up into snowmen. J4 had fun watching the snowman building from the comfort of the living room while he strummed a guitar. Then our two boys armed with their sweet tooth blew out flames and dug in to their gooey confections of brownies and muffins and cupcakes with frosting. Right before the party ended, gifts were opened and played with and packed up to go home. It was a splendid day celebrating these two little boys so greatly loved.
Ever since I’ve had a job, Michael W. Smith’s Christmas concert has been a Christmas tradition for me. I missed a couple years due to working on Saturdays, but last year I was able to make it, and convinced my friend Joyce to go with me! Usually I get front row tickets, but this year we were waaaaaaaaaay back in the back. But it was still so much fun and the night did not disappoint! The orchestra and singers were amazing! I always love when one of the ladies sing All Is Well. I’d never seen Amy Grant in concert, so that was neat! It was a fabulous night!