Friday, January 2, 2009

Simple living!





This last month has been busy, yet wonderful! Our Christmas season was very different this year as we had no electricity for five days leading up to it. Our life felt like "Little house on the Prairie" days as we boiled water on the wood stove for laundry, showers and dishes, cooked on the stove ( even made Christmas candy!) and huddled around the stove by candlelight in the evenings playing games. Needless to say, we were very thankful for the stove!
Christmas was such a blessing. David's brother Jonathan and his sweet new wife, Laura stayed with us and celebrated Christmas morning with us. We had fun acting out the nativity story and the only real problem was the very friendly innkeeper ( Bethany) who was sure that Mary and Joseph could stay with her!
Now the snow as melted away, we have all the power we need and life is at full speed again. while I am very thankful for hot running water and my microwave, it was a real blessing to get to experience that time of stepping out of our usual lives and really enjoying just being together!

7 comments:

Aly sun said...

The pictures of the girls are SO beautiful (I especially like the second one). I am impressed with your good attitude about being without power. It makes a mommy's job a lot harder, but good for you, Pioneer Woman.

His Help Mate: said...

Grace I'm glad to find your blog (I saw your note on facebook!) Such sweet pics...I can't help thinking as I look through your pics if we'll be related through marriage someday :) :)

I know, I know... that's a ridiculous thing to already think, but you have to admit, it's fun to think about :) :) :) ha ha!

His Help Mate: said...

guess I should have mentioned I'm "graceful quiver" from momys :)

The King's Missionary said...

That actually sounds like a really fun experience! I love the Laura Ingalls Wilder books...maybe that is why I say that. ;)
I am glad you all had such a great time together as family.
Happy New Year!
~Jessica

Grace said...

Grace, you're so funny!!! Although I have admit when I see your little handsome men, I've wondered the same thing!! :-)

gladbooks said...

Hi Grace, beautiful pictures—the top one is my favorite. Yes, I was near you! I used to live in the area. Maybe one of these days we'll get a chance to meet in person. :)

SierraJen said...

Hi Grace, I just now noticed you left a comment on my blog in September :blushing: I didnt know about the comment function till now. Your kids are beautiful!! You had asked about my dh being in law enforcement. I would love to talk to you more (without writing a book in your comments ;) If you are still apart of momys you can pm me (I am 'princessroo' over there) Blessings, Jennifer