Year in review…

What a year!
It started with our third grandchild, and first grandson, making a grand entrance ten days after his due date!

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He is now just shy of turning one year old!  He is such a little man!  My dad refers to him as “the kid who doesn’t know how old he is and his mother won’t tell him” hehe.  I love watching his little brain absorb everything around him! He’s a sweetie!

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In the early spring we took over a small landscaping business and officially became self employed!

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We have become a multifaceted family enterprise, adding lawn care and various odd jobs to our family farm.

Late summer saw grandbebe number four arrive into our ever expanding crazy family!

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Precious little Vivian.  This makes three girls for my eldest son, who had to suffer through five sisters before he finally got a brother….when he was 13!

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But come on now! Is there anything cuter???!?

Six weeks after baby V was born we once again welcomed another grandbebe! Little Owen.

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What a chunker!  He is adored by everyone.

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There’s little Viv and her beasty cousin!

Summer brought many outings, one of which our eldest took his little family and his three littlest sisters (with a bigger younger sister to help!) To the zoo!

I love seeing these random moments!

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My oldest with my youngest, and his oldest!

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My oldest and youngest.

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My youngest with her oldest niece (they are seven months apart).

Summer also brought lots of activity to the farm….piglets, chicks, turkeys, bunnies and bears oh my!  Well, not bears!
Tons of building projects and all manners of business for the kids!  I adore seeing them utilize what we have on hand to build and create!

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The end of fall brought our beloved All Saints party!  There was lots of creativity going on!

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Thanksgiving and Advent / Christmas rounded out the year.

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Christmas for 12 children, 2 parents, 3 spouses and 5 grandchildren!  I didn’t take any pictures :-/
There is a line in the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” that reminds me that ” sometimes the camera gets in the way of the moment ”

I was too busy enjoying watching each child open their treasures of precious hand made and second hand gifts, chosen and made with love.

This is a very brief year end review of our busy life.  I am hoping to blog more in the coming year!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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