Monday, September 5, 2011

September ~ so far

 Blokus

 sister snuggles



solar panels

 puffy paints ~ 4 days in a row


Expotition!

strawberry

digging potatoes

apples
Can you see Camille up in the tree?
 Here's a peek.  She picked somewhere between 80 and 100 honeycrisp apples up there.


We traded in being city-dwellers for country-dwellers three months ago.  A lot of our belongings still haven't been unpacked because we haven't needed them and we've been out of doors quite a bit.  The kids love that a lot of what we've been doing is new to all of us.  I had never grown potatoes before, raised chickens, tiled a floor, driven my garbage to the dump, the list could go on and on.  We are learning together as a family.  Yesterday Camille said that the best days of her life have been since we moved.  I think that's a glowing endorsement of our new lives, and I know we all feel the same way, (except maybe Ayla who doesn't care where she is as long as she is surrounded by her family :)

4 comments:

  1. Nikole, I just love this post. Everything about it. The apple picking! The outdoor days! The happiness flowing. I'm so happy you're getting to live a life that Fits you all so completely. Thank you for sharing it here.

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  2. Thank you Nikole. We are truly grateful for your family and these wonderful posts...floating on your happiness. Thanks! Love, The Rayes

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  3. lovely, lovely life you have there :-) i think i could just rap about it...but i won't.

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  4. Great to hear they are enjoying it- save the unpacking for winter! I'm reading a book called "Country Life- a handbook for realists and dreamers". I don't need the info yet but it's a very interesting and informative book! (From the library)

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