Friday, December 23, 2011
What an exciting year it's been! We kicked off the 100 Mile Challenge at the start of the year and made it three quarters of the way (silly pregnancy and its food aversions getting in the way!). The lasting effects of the challenge are still felt today. We try to buy the bulk of our grocery items from local farmers and vendors at the market and we're more conscious of where our food hails. In the summer months, we gathered, froze and preserved lots of food to see us through the winter and its handy to have a stocked freezer and pantry, especially when the snow starts and heading to the grocery store isn't possible.
We also try to buy local and support our community and it helps that we have incredible choices, like Anointment skin care and the beautiful cards handmade by Jessi (click here to check out her amazing work!). Doesn't hurt that April and Jessi are just about the nicest people you'd happen to meet!
It was also a jubilant year for our family with the birth of our son, Samuel. We've been so blessed to be part of a caring and supportive community and we've been spoiled by neighbours and friends who've stopped by with casseroles, clothes, diapers and more. I hope wherever you are, you are part of a similar community of people who offer such unconditional support and free flowing generosity.
So from our family to yours, we wish you the very best of the season and many rich blessings in the coming year.