Friday, December 2, 2011

A year, come and gone....













So we've lived in this glorious place for a year now, I can't believe it!!! Life hasn't changed much over the last year, as far as routine. Yoga, cooking, biking (well, not much lately as someone stole my glorious darling and The Kidlet has outgrown the bike seat anyway) beaching, farmer's markets, crafts, thrifting, etc.

What has changed.....
The Kidlet is huge, his birthday is in a week and a half. We've made tons of precious and lovely friends, we've found a church we like, and it finally feels like home here. Our old home still feels like home too, but now they are interchangeable. In either place I am comfortable, social, busy as can be, loving the people I am with......and missing the people in the other place. It's saddening but at the same time I guess I should count myself blessed to have so many things in my life that I love.


Sooooo, the apple season is almost over and I have learned how to can my own apple sauce, make apple chips and a gluten-free, sugar cane-free apple pie. In a last ditch attempt to stock up before the season is over, we scampered out to our favorite "U-pick" orchard and loaded up. If you've never been to Slo Creek Apple Farms and you are in the area, you should head out there immediately. They don't have a lot of varieties left (make a note for next year!!!) but they are the sweetest people and you will have a lovely time. Their fresh pressed apple juice is heavenly!!!


Hope that you are finding the blessings in your life and overwhelmed with gratitude.

It's a wonderful
Life and lovies,


Amanda Rodriguez said...

Aww your apple pictures are so cute!! Your family is so ridiculously beautiful! The little one is so blessed to have you for a mama. :)

Ms. Dee said...

Wow, what gorgeous pictures! You have a lovely family. I just wanted to pop in and say I've seen you at a few Honey Trees shows and at the Noah Gunderson show at Jennifer's house, and I never said hi in person, so hi there!

Ashley said...

Homemade applesauce is so yummy. Have you experimented with mixing in other kinds of fruits? Apricots, or berries... mmm.

Also, do you guys have the HoneyCrisp variety of apples in Cali? They are our very favorite at the farmer's market here.

Love the pics.

Mathr said...

I love you all so much! The moments spent with you and Seraph in SLO are certainly among my most cherished memories from this year! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend!

Marisa Noelle said...

Sounds much like the past year for me too:) Your photos are so sweet and what a lovely setting. Wishing you and your beautiful family many blessings in the year to come.