When living the day to day stuff it doesn’t always feel like memories in the making.
Then we look back at the photos and videos we have, and the ones of everyday life are always our favorites!
I love the day to day stuff.
Just look at my view one afternoon.
I am thankful that each day is FULL of so many amazing things that it’s just undeniable…..it IS the stuff memories are made of!
Like one-on-one time with Lane Stevan.
He talks my ear off the whole time, and I love looking straight into his eyes while he does!
Visits from Auntie Gail are THE BEST.
It’s like we were never ever apart!!
How about Sundays?
Good grief….those once a week days of rest are SO needed, aren’t they?
And then family snack night on Sunday nights.
I am giddy all day waiting for those grands to come running through the door!!
Then there are these two!
Their transformation takes our breath away.
God has been SO good to us!!
Just look at them!!!
Even slowing down for three days for illness proved to be just what this Mama needed.
Love how the Lord will stop you in your tracks when He knows it is the perfect thing.
I was skeptical about having Sadie in the house once we moved.
We kept her in the garage and in the run outside while all of the construction was going on, because, well, that was enough chaos of its own!
We decided to try bringing her in, and slowly transitioned her to being inside full-time.
It took her about a week to get settled into being inside with us!
Even though she is still terrified of the stairs and will not go down them!
I will admit that I am LOVING having her inside.
She is such an obedient, calm pup…and we all are enjoying her so very much!
We have been enjoying watching all of the wild life from all of these beautiful windows here at Twin Oaks.
There are SO MANY deer!
There are coyotes that howl in the middle of the night and sound like they are super close to the house.
There is also this beautiful guy we have been watching!
We think it is a golden eagle or an eaglet!
Lane got this photo one day – but he has been even closer to the house!
The last several weeks the sun has been missing!
We were SO glad to see it shining bright one day that it did not even matter that it was bitterly cold outside!
Because it is so cold here, you can count on at least one hot cocoa mustache smile a day!
Of course a big part of my time is food, food, food!
They still like to eat!
And I still like to cook and bake!
So it is a blessing all around!!
I even got ALL the grocery one day – which was three different stops!
We were also blessed to buy a half of an organic pig!
Our menus change seasons just like the weather does.
I have been making comfort foods now that it is frrreeeezzzziinnnggg here.
Banana cake is a favorite.
But Zucchini Bake is by far a favorite!
This pan was headed to the oven and was devoured as soon as it was finished baking!
A certain favorite girl of mine and I snuck out one evening for some one-on-one time.
It was simply needed, but we did do some shopping for birthday presents!
Memories for sure!
So glad I captured them!
Time just will not stand still!
So I am hanging on extra tight these days!