We are all relaxing and feeling a bit flat here on the farm. My sister and her family came to spend the weekend with us, and as always, we feel a bit torn when they left.
In the afternoon the kids decorated gingerbread biscuits. It was lots of fun, though to be honest, there wasn’t much style in the decoration. My sister and I deliberately tried to improve the over all tone. It is so hard for two control freaks to let their kids go crazy with icing and sprinkles.
Later in the afternoon, my sister and I spent some quality time looking at Pinterest and pinning ideas for our dream house. We also decided that we need to have a Christmas craft day sometime soon. All that ‘inspiration’ sigh.
On Sunday we went into town for the annual local festival. There was a parade of old tractors and cars as well as lots of other local floats. We ran in lots of people we know from around, and actually felt a bit like ‘a local’ for the first time. There were kids who I teach, neighbours, and people who Country Boy knew as a child. Of course they all knew that we had moved back to the area and were keen to see how things were going.
While we were in town I just had to buy these three beauties. They are going to look gorgeous on the veranda with some plants in them.
Sunday night was spent comparing finds on pinterest again. CB and my Brother-in-law added some teasing remarks to the event. For some reason, men just do not appreciate how much fun it is planning how to decorate the house.
Yesterday morning the kids ‘helped’ with the tractor while my sister and I sat on the veranda in the sun – it was most refined!
Of course the only problem with having family visit is that they have to leave, and when they go we think about how far we have moved. Then I begin to think if it is really a good idea to live down here, when I could be living in the mountains with friends and family close by. It will always be my struggle.
I allowed myself to feel a little glum for an hour, then I picked myself up and tried to sort out the house, ready for our next visitors.
Linking up with Jess for IBOT