"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wonderful Holiday Season

Since Thanksgiving its been so very busy for me like everyone. And I'm way behind on Plant Camp : (. I'll get er started back up the New Year. So let me share some updates here in the woods.
Snow, not deep but wonderful snow.

I hope it stays and more added for Christmas. I love the stuff.

Thanksgiving was great, for the first time I didn't cook it. DD made a wonderful dinner with so much goodies. This trading homesteads is working out very well. I get more time with the kiddies and really enjoy that valuable time with them and eat good to boot : ).

Putting up the Christmas tree and bringing out all the sentimental ornaments, decorating the cabin, the smell of pine and on the woodstove a pot of cinnamon simmering. Hot cocoa and candy canes. Christmas programs and family gatherings. An sitting back and watching the woods for a critter to walk through and lots of different birds. Yes its a wonderful season.

Hubby and I celebrated our 31 Anniversary this month, wow it seems like yesterday when we met , actually in the woods. I was living in the woods at the time, in a little cabin I built next to a creek. The main cabin where my folks, sister and our workroom was up on the hill. I loved it but still I wanted a family.
You know it was hard to find good men or any man for that matter : / in the sticks so I did the best thing, I prayed for a mate and sure enough God provided one for me and my future husband came walking through the woods. We dated a couple of times with some neighbor friends and in a couple of months we knocked on the preachers door and wed. I was 27 and he was 32.
We were blessed with three beautiful children of strong faith and now our basket is overflowing with beautiful healthy grandkiddes. A homestead to raise our family that continues to grow.
I loved my little cabin in the woods by the creek and low and behold I have once again a cabin by the creek.
My prayers were answered way more then I prayed for. Thank you Lord Jesus for all your Blessings and many more to come.
The Christmas Season is here and like always I'm behind in the shopping. Its hard when one does not like to shop , so I do this when I can squeeze in some time in town between client appointments. Kiddies will be the most important to shop for, clothes mostly and we'll have a very small gift exchange with us older folks. It will be a game of sort with seeing and taking. Theres a limit of $5 or $10, we haven't decided yet. The cheaper ones seem to be the most fun.

So this Christmas it will be over the river and through the woods to grandkiddies house we go. So different but so wonderful .

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Many Blessings to you all

tc linda


  1. Oh so glad you are doing well! Thought of you so much lately.I ran across one of your old blogs you use to have and read the entire thing in one night. I laughed and cried through the whole thing.And been a wondering if you hung the pickle in the tree this year? LOL :) Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! He sounds like a wonderful man and am sure feels very blessed to have found you :)

  2. You are truly blessed, Linda! I am so happy the trading homestead idea worked out well for everyone. Enjoy the holiday season!

  3. LOL on the pickle. Cary I passed the pickle to my DD, she will be doing that on the big tree they have. I have a rustic Charlie Brown tree and the pickle would be so easy to find. Thank you for reading my back blogs, I sure had a fun time doing that one.

    TY on the Anniv. too : )

    Dawn , great to hear from you, I have been way off doing things , I'll be getting back on track and doing the things I love to do and the sites and blogs i always enjoyed reading and learning.

    Hope all is well in your family, I'll be E-mailing you soon. Gotta get this Christmas rush over and things will settle down.

    Ths guys

  4. There you are! Somehow, I had lost the link to your blog and just found it again. Joy! Loved catching up on my reading. Loved the stories you shared...especially about your cabin by the river and meeting your husband.



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