2013 Reflections

Keeping tradition here...2013 in review.

Here's 2012.
Here's 2011.

This year has been marvelous, settling into this 1880s farmhouse and bringing the farm back to life.  Last year at this time, I was still unpacking.  We're much more settled now, enjoying life with our two little ones.

My favorite shots (I had about 100 more, but I *tried* to narrow it down).





The highlights from each month:

Family Highlight: He got new snowshoes.
Project completed: I worked on the bathroom.
We ate: A lot of flour.

Family Highlight: We had a lot of SNOW.
Project completed: We had fun with the birthday party playset.
We ate: COOKIE CAKE!  It made it's debut this month.  It's been a hit since.
Family Highlight: We tapped our trees.
Project completed: I dug the sewing machine out and made this penguin shirt.  I shared the pattern too!
We ate: The most marvelous brownies.  And we've had them numerous times since.

Family Highlight: Our baby chicks arrived.
Project completed: A bunny family.
We ate: Oatmeal cream pies.  Yum.

Family Highlight: Our first garden at this place begins to grow.
Project completed: Woven wrap love.
We ate:Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns.

Family Highlight: STrawberry picking.
Project completed: I got a clothesline!
We ate: Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Pound Cake.

Family Highlight: She turned ONE!
Project completed: Wall art in the playroom.
We ate:Strawberry Pie.

Family Highlight: Country Lovin' Kids Festival Kick off!
Project completed: A lot of furniture refinishing.
We ate: Cherry Cobbler Scones and Lemon Pound Cake.

Family Highlight: He turned 3 and got his goats!
Project completed: I set my craft room up.
We ate: A lot of fritatta.

Family Highlight: Fairs!
Project completed:  His and her new winter coats.
We ate:Cinnamon Apple Oat Bars.

Family Highlight: Thanksgiving just us.
Project completed: Horse play set.
We ate: Apple Cider Doughnuts.
Family Highlight: Cutting our tree.
Project completed: Wedding Basket pattern.
We ate: Cranberry Orange Bars

Well, that sums it up!  A fantastic 2013, on our way to another year filled with memories, projects and good eats.  Thanks for coming on the ride with us!


  1. Your boy looks so at home with a chicken under his arm. Beautiful family shots. Blessings in the New Year!

  2. I love your summary of each month... Maybe I'll get some blog posts done tonight and steal your idea :)

  3. These are some of my favorite photos as well. Of course I love the ones with the chickens. Fun to see how they've grown over the year. I love that photo of both the kids standing in the doorway and Adrian holding that chicken. Too cute. I think this is the way kids should grow up :)

  4. I feel sentimental seeing those photos again. I wonder how you could have narrowed them down. lol Thank you for sharing your family activities and projects and plain old living. Happy New Year to you all!



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