|Mark and I|
Mark has been milking cows for over 30 years now and can't see himself quitting anytime soon. This is his life and enjoys the ups and downs that come with it. Since we no longer sell produce he's putting more time and energy back into the herd. This past fall we added 10 more cows with more coming after the new year. None of us realized how much the herd suffered during the produce until we didn't have it anymore.
We are very thankful that the produce is behind us but also saddened that it is gone. Very quickly we realized that there are things we want to do! We took the kids to Devil's Lake 4 times this past year, 2 times hiking and 2 times swimming or as the kids referred to it as "thrashing around in the water". 2011 will bring a much needed vacation as it will be 4 years. The plan is to head east...a Civil war trip. No dates have been set yet.
This past year was full of events for us a bridal shower, a first communion, a high school graduation, a wedding, a family reunion...we aren't done yet...a college graduation. That doesn't include the things outside our family that we were able to go to. We are excited to get into 2011 as of right now...looking much slower.
|Mark and his inferno, I mean cake|
|me and my inferno|
This past year also had us saying good bye to a couple of long time pets. You read about Livi's bunny and then there was Rocky our dog and Smudge one of our house cats.
Well, this brings me to the end of our updates for 2010. I don't need to bore you with my soap business because through all 4 parts of this newsletter it's been scrolling along the left. :) As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season Mark and I wish the best to you. May your lives be full of joy and happiness. We're excited to see where 2011 takes us and excited to share with you through this blog. Please take this time to bookmark this site and check back often, we'd love to hear from you.