Friday, January 10, 2014

belated 2013 moments...

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My chivalrous husband rescued my ball of yarn as it went tumbling down the mountain!








There was one night last year… into bed early with just the girls, baby nursed to sleep, bedtime story over, and then the quiet talking began…

Two hours of wishes, dreams, hopes for the future.

We talked of  land (the little land we have now and the big land that is still out there somewhere waiting for us), midwifery (a passion that has been slightly replaced by cowgirl dreams at the moment), having a dozen children (or maybe just six), santa claus (does he ever keep bringing gifts to adults?), off-grid living (we don't refer to it as that, but eldest intends to have no electricity in her home (cabin) when she grows up, and those 6-12 children will be using an outhouse…)

We talked about homeschooling (they want me to help waldorf homeschool their children), holidays, family traditions… on Sunday's they will send their own girls over to my (grandma's!) house (it is just along a path through the forest) so I can brush and braid their hair. (Okay!!!)

We talked about 100 or 1000 other things it seems, all that just so warmed my heart and made me sigh with (almost) disbelief at how amazingly awesome and wonderful my girls are!!!

I want to remember that night forever…


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12 comments:

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh dear Renee,
I just love your talks you had and how your girls share in your hopes and dreams - I share much of the same!

Karen said...

Oh wow. So wonderful, all those thoughts going through developing minds.
Have a wonderful weekend.

* said...

Dear Renee,

I so appreciate your blog. Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts of your girls.

I also like the food issue and I am always happy to find recipes of good simple meals.

With best wishes
Heike

* said...

Dear Renee,

I so appreciate your blog. Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts of your girls.

I also like the food issue and I am always happy to find recipes of good simple meals.

With best wishes
Heike

Amélie said...

How wonderful and precious are these moments! Aren't they magical?
It amazing how our chats at home ressemble yours...

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Precious moments! You must be very proud!

Samantha Tara said...

How absolutely beautiful.
You must be so happy (:
xo

Eva said...

Beautiful pictures and words to cherish. Maybe the girls should write them down so they can look back to them when they don't know what to do at a certain point in their lives.

Christine said...

That is just so awesome!! =)

Julia C. said...

Your posts are just so heart warming...and what sweet girls you have. I love just talking with my kids about the future, too!

Blessings,

Julia

PS: I have really been enjoying perusing through your blog!

taisa said...

Oh what a sweet sweet post. Such beautiful girls you have, and such beautiful ideas you are sharing together. I remember dreaming about having lots and lots of kids too when I was a little girl. Still do, sometimes! xoxo

Brenna said...

Lovely! Your writing and images are so peaceful.

My daughter is going to have 10 kids and live on a farm, also without electricity. Kindred spirits.