We’ve been MIA for a few weeks. Life. Got. Busy!  But we’re back, lots of ideas strolling around my brain for posts, and how to make time to get them done. New years and new stories do that don’t they? They force us to re-think and re-adjust as needed.

We’re settled into winter now, taking advantage of some days inside in sweats with blankets and hot chocolate. In fact, yesterday we just simply took off. The order of the day was nothing. Do nothing. Do something. Do whatever you want. Work from home. Sleep. Eat frogs. Whatever you want! It was bliss. 6:00 a.m. came early today for us to be up and out of the house by 7:00, so tonight we are once again settled in. Jeopardy is on in 20 minutes…

In the meantime of all of our busyness, though, the world outside is a live and well. The trees are producing sugar water for syrup (that’s a post to come!), the birds are enjoying the feed on our deck, the deer are on the next hill over and the bunnies have been all over our snowy side yard.

We’ve kept the camera right by the door to the deck so we can snap some quick pictures through the glass of our feathered friends. Jeremy put cut logs outside for tables for the birds a few weeks ago and wow, are they taking advantage of them! We can’t give them enough, but how joyful is it to watch God’s creatures simply be.

Watching these little guys, perfect in their perfectly bird ways, reminded me of Matthew 6:26: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” How precious are they to God, and how precious are we to him? He continues to amaze me in new ways everyday.

I’m sharing some pictures here of our outdoor life for you. Enjoy!

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(Most of these photos-creds go to Jeremy!)


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