Hunting Christmas Trees…

Our family had such a great time a couple weekends ago, hunting Christmas trees and hanging out with some friends of ours while enjoying the snow…IMG_4427



Sled rides…


Playing in the snow…

IMG_4541Looking and searching for that special tree…IMG_4438 IMG_4482

My husband with our bush of a tree, bigger around than it was tall…IMG_4499 IMG_4517 IMG_4527

Pulling our trees back to the vehicles…IMG_4537

Some of the kids put up trees in their rooms…IMG_4525-2

A little fire was built to help warm in the kids and cook supper…IMG_4545  IMG_4547

Jetboil apple cider to warm up with too…IMG_4548

Cutting hot dog roasting sticks…IMG_4549

Little Emma’s feet were wet and cold…IMG_4551

Roasting those hot dogs…IMG_4560 IMG_4567 IMG_4573-Edit IMG_4575

Emma’s new slippers!  A pair of gloves to keep her feet warm…IMG_4586 IMG_4590 IMG_4611 IMG_4616

Loading the tree up…IMG_4622

The beautiful misty, foggy sunset in the forest that evening…


Awesome day spent with great friends…

Linking up with friends at:

Skywatch Friday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Merriest Christmas Wishes!

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John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome.  9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

‘Twas the day before Christmas…

 Thought this was sort of cute…

 ‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all ’round my farm
all the chillun are stirring, just trying to get warm
It’s time get firewood, and haul water in
there’s chores to be done, ‘fore breakfast begins
eggs need to be gathered, and hogs to be slopped
the toilet needs emptied, the chores never stop
then baked bread and fresh milk, we have for the day
the kids bundle up, the horses need hay
when chores they are done, were all pretty beat
Dad pulls out the guitar, kids sit at his feet
Ma starts up good song, we sing and we dance
small presents are given, all made by our hands
then out to the barn, where we stable our sheep
a miracle happens, a new lamb is asleep
We stand in the darkness, surrounded by love
not much do we have, but a star shines above
We hold hands and we pray, thanks for our country life
Merry Christmas to all, and a homesteader good night!

– LaMar

Christmas Eve…

(Isa 9:6 ESV) – For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


We would like to wish you a quite and relaxing Christmas away from the hub-bub and busyness of life, which always seem so hard to grasp ahold of this time of year.  We are blessed to have the majority of our family here in the valley and are looking forward to spending some time with them and will miss those who can’t be here this season.  This evening we are also looking forward to the Christmas Eve service at church and then heading out to my folks’ house for supper.  Tomorrow we  have breakfast here then head over and visit Mark’s family for the afternoon and then back to my family’s house for the evening.  We are all usually worn out by the time Christmas is over but we hope to relax a bit this year and not have to  race throughout the day!   We are trying to keep on minds and hearts focused more on scripture, like the verse above and the blessings of being with family.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Eve!