hello 2017!!

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Hello? Is anybody out there?

Gosh its been a long time since I’ve been in this space. It’s now 2 years later we have finally purchased a new computer. I almost don’t even know what to do with it now that it’s here! How do I use a keyboard?

So tell me, friends, what’s new?

Here at our still-non-existant-homestead, we have had a pretty productive year in terms of meeting our goals, and we have added a member to our ever-growing clan.

  • Soren Henry was born September 1o, 2016 by natural home birth
  • We have almost achieved our out-of-debt status once again, and Joe’s barber school loans are entirely paid off.
  • Joe has become an animal trapper (for reasons of offsetting our cost of meat in our grocery budget – wild caught meat is natural and organic)

Since we are in a new year, there are some resolutions I’ve made for myself (though, I’m doing kind of a crappy job accomplishing them so far.

  • Lose the baby weight
  • Knit more (thats right, MORE)
  • Write “thank you” cards (I’m so bad at remembering to do this)
  • Improve my handwriting and learn hand lettering
  • Become a better time manager
  • Become a minimalist
  • Incorporate the kids into my tasks and visa versa
  • BE MORE PATIENT

 

But for today, we’re all taking a sick day.

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2015

it’s a little far into the year for another blog post, but I’m pretty much out a computer and Joe’s tablet is all I’m able to use for any internet use.  It’s not the most convenient medium.

Life updates:

– joe has completed barber school and has a profession now. Exciting times for the Corridoni.

– our apartment is expanded and we are no longer living in the close quarters of a single room for our entire family.

– our family has expanded to 5! Welcome Allistair Gregory!

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– we’re starting to get our homesteading act together again. If you ask joe, he’ll tell you how behind we are, but I think we’re much further ahead than any year previous, so I’m optimistic. We already have some of our seeds germinating in flats, chicks, and have bettered our garden plan and strategy. I’m pretty excited about the prospect of a no-till no-water garden. For more info, see http://www.backtoedenfilm.com

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– I’ve gone sugar, gluten, and for the sake of the bbaby, dairy free. I’m following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, and find that as a result, I’m eating the healthiest I’ve ever eaten in my life. It feels so good!!

– bridget turned 2 at the end of March

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I believe that is the major updates from our place! Until next time.

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IMG_2156a portrait of my children. every week. once a week. in 2013.

Piper: so girly. loves new shoes, having her hair done up pretty, and getting her nails painted. how did I end up with such a girly girl.

Bridget: switching from nursing every 2 hours to every 3 hours. ah, relief! also as you can see she’s getting stronger.

 

 

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IMG_2144a portrait of my children. every week. once a week. in 2013.

Piper: loves

– playing outside

– being read to

– going to her Mimi’s house

– her rain boots

– hardcore music

Bridget: loves

– sleeping at night

– only her mama when upset

– a clean bottom

– a breeze on her face

– milk. frequently.