This past Sunday was our one-year anniversary. Its hard to believe it's already been a year since our wedding. What an eventful and blessed 12 months!! For a small glimpse into what this past year was like, I uploaded a selection of snapshots taken from our phones. This is by no means a complete overview, but include quite a few pictures I haven't been able to include in blog posts before. (note - quite conspicuously missing are many pictures of house progress - this is because I am saving those for a post of their own!)
Moving into our new house
Learning how to cook for two instead of eight...
Working on the house
Finding swimming holes
Going hunting for edible mushrooms
One of our favorite hobbies has become driving around exploring teeny little backroads to ooh and aah over any old houses we can find. Especially log ones.
150th Gettysburg reenactment
Driving back from Gettysburg along the Blue Ridge Parkway
On the river for my birthday in July
Sunset on the ridge + picking Queen Anne's Lace
Jordan making beds for our shop
A rainbow promise
Visit from my two youngest siblings
Morning sickness is yuck, but a hammock and a book make it better.
More house progress.
Sketching the creek
Getting back to sewing
The drive up to our house
My rescued pet baby squirrel - now returned to the wild.
A bit of a bump!
Jordan found this antique farm table in the dump and fixed it up for our kitchen
Our first glimpse at Marian!
Cream of mushroom soup from wild picked 'shrooms. Jordan had me get the recipe from his Mom, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of mushrooms, it wasn't bad. :)
My kitchen by lamplight
Frosty mornings - the cookstove begins to feel good
Antiquing (another favorite hobby....)
Our little cookstove just wasn't putting out enough heat for the whole house, so Jordan rigged up this nifty barrel stove - so warm and toasty!!
Chinking the upstairs
And for a bit of reality - my messy kitchen.
It doesn't always look like this, but pretty often it does. : /
Surprise visit from my family - Carolina makes a cute old-fashioned picture
Fairies live in our woods. I know because I see their house doors.
Working on sewing orders
Thanksgiving. Pie supper at our friends house
Headed to Texas for the holidays
Jordan loaded up the bed business and took it on the road with us
Jordan helping work cows
I got the fun jobs - making a gingerbread village with the kiddos,
Sewing for baby,
and scrapbooking the wedding.
Back in Tennessee - a snowfall
Marian getting ready to arrive...
Exploring the world with Dad
What an amazing year. I wonder what the next will bring...