Simple Woman’s Daybook- December 16

(When I asked for blog topics just recently, Donielle mentioned that she wanted to see more about me, my family and our daily life. Well, today is my 28th birthday, so I thought I'd share a little about myself today- which feels so selfish!- but hope you enjoy!)



Outside My Window…
The snow-capped mountains of the Pacific Northwest, shrouded mostly in darkness except for a thin glimmer of orangey-red, the promise of a beautiful sunrise.

I am thinking… that 28 really doesn't feel any different than 27.

I am thankful for…
my beautiful family, and the many, many blessings of God on our lives.

From the learning rooms… we're about to finish reading "On the Banks of Plum CreekSimple Woman's Daybook- December 16
" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which Abbie and I are both loving!

From the kitchen…
I'm dreaming of a raw milk and frozen berry smoothie for breakfast, and the salmon that I plan to bake for dinner tonight.

I am wearing… One of my favorite sweaters, thick chocolate brown and cream stripes, with large brown buttons and a hood, over a cream shirt and jeans.

I am creating… a pile of Christmas cards to be addressed and sent, and the last few Christmas items to go along with them

I am going…
nowhere today (though I wish I could go to see my chiropractor for my back), but tomorrow night my husband has plans for my birthday and I can't wait!

I am reading…
When Sinners Say "I Do"
, by Dave Harvey

I am hoping…
that my husband makes all of his sales targets at work this week, so that he can leave for vacation this Friday truly relaxed

I am hearing…
the low whir of the dehydrator, making bagfuls of dried banana chips for my children to snack on

Around the house…
there's much laundry to be done, Christmas details to finish, a family room to organize.

One of my favorite things…
being up by myself in the early morning hours, while the house is still quiet (except for when my already-awake children burst into laughter from behind their closed bedroom door)

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Give the house a good cleaning, use up the rest of the food in the fridge, and pack us up to go spend a week in Seattle with my husband's family for Christmas. Vacation… ahhhh.

Here is picture thought I am sharing…


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  1. Happy Birthday Stephanie! Enjoy your day! I’m ahead of you by 2 years.

    I just made popcorn chains with my 4 yo last week. What fun!

    And aren’t the mountains amazing? As I walked home from the bus stop this morning (at 7:30 in the frigid cold!) I was awed at the beauty (of Mt. Cheam, one of our local peaks.) It’s a blessing when you can see the mountains out of your window.

  2. A very happy birthday to you. I am 11 years older than you and may I commend you on being so ‘with it.’ Your life is in much better order than mine was at your age. Congratulations on all your accomplishments!

  3. I am truly jealous you get to see mountains! Out your window none the less!

    Hope you have a great Birthday!

  4. Happy 28th! You’re still way young :o) I love the pic of your daughter stringing popcorn. She’s so cute and I love the poncho(?) or is that a sweater? Anyway, God bless you!

  5. Happy Birthday! 28 is my favourite number 🙂 but I have to wait a few more years to be 28.

    I love the mountains too, although I have lived with their views before, there aren’t any around here!

    I used to make popcorn chains as a child and I loved doing it! My daughter is still unable to do it but maybe next year.

    Have a great birthday!!!

  6. Happy Birthday! 🙂

    Enjoy the mountains for me. My view now is of the sea. It’s beautiful, but I miss Mt. Rainier, which I used to be able to see from my bedroom.

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