Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Project

 My good friend Alida came back from Italy boosting about the Limoncello from Positano.  Well it didn't take her long to make her own and share :)

We quickly discovered that served over ice with a fresh lemon wedge and even a mint leaf ratchets this delightful after dinner liquor up to a whole new level. 
Inspired I made my own batches and hand painted some tags with a little watercolor.
Now the only thing left is to decide who to gift them too =)

Monday, December 16, 2013

So Looooong Since I Blogged

It has been so long since I have blogged I hardly know how to do this.  Things have changed a bit.  I think I am done with my empty nester rush of babies, weddings, and businesses.  For a quick review:

Jenna ( my youngest) got engaged and married spring & summer 2012
Michael & Jenna bought a coffee shop The Local spring 2013. Jenna is graduating college winter 2013.

Meg ( my middle ) & Tyler had a 3rd baby girl spring 2012, started a yogurt shop, Finnegan Frost  fall 2013 Tyler launched his own branding business, both parents now work from home.  Meg's photography business continues to explode.

Josh my (oldest) & Olivia  got engaged spring 2012, got married summer 2013, Josh launched a greenhouse business Twin Ponds fall 2012 in Minnesota.

I started a non profit community art center The Blank Canvas spring 2012.

Following will be a bit of a photo journal of my last year...I do think all the hoopla maybe over.  I actually had a very quiet fall.  I was kind of in a coma =)

 First day of owning The Local.  Michaels' first customers =)
 Newly weds and new shop owners...very excited!
 The next week a complete remodel
With the help of family, friends and church the remodel was done in a week...there are no words for what that week was like =|
 Easter 2013
 Jenna turns 24

 Avey's 4th birthday

 a bit of 2013 garden

Family vacation 4th of July Cannon Beach OR
 Eden painting sunlight dancing on the water

 Meg doing a photo shoot at the beach of her girls

 4th of July parade 

 Seaside 4th fireworks...or as we call it "Bagdad" the whole beach for miles are lighting off fireworks  YIKES!
And the biggest part of our year...Josh & Olivia's wedding...over the top amazing!
 Dress rehearsal
 My family 
 The whole family!
 The wedding took place in Minnesota where Josh & Olivia now live on her parents farm in Stillwater.  It was a perfect setting for this wedding !

 Aunty Christina
 Before the dance we lit 50 lanterns...and watched them float over the lake into the night was spectacular!

 The girls down on the farm

 Baby Cora loves Pappa Danny
   Inside the newly restored barn...Olivia's grandmother's quilt in the background to represent her presence.

 Uncle Michael and baby Cora

 After tying the knot which they literally did at the end of their vows they took off in their canoe...too many pictures to show the whole story.  It was the most delightful wedding weekend of our lives.

one more event...if you are still with me lol

Thanksgiving in Montana with Uncle Pat & Aunt Chris

We are looking forward to having the whole gang with us for Christmas.  I couldn't be more blessed by all the good things God has done for us!!!
Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!
Hoping to check back in with you all 2014
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