Thursday, August 20, 2015


In life, you will realize there is a
role for everyone you meet. Some
will test you, some will use you,
some will love you, and some will
teach you. But the ones who are
truly important are the ones who
bring out the best in you. They
are the rare and amazing people
who remind you why it's worth it.

~ Unknown

                                                           {Photo credit: Emerson's Mommy Erin}
                                                               {Photo credit: Porter's Mommy Jordan}

Well, the first week
of school lessons wasn't
too bad, even Algebra,
it would seem I know
more than I thought I
did. My favorite class
by far is Life Skills,
we're cooking, using
Tamar Adler's An Everlasting
Meal and it's a joy to
share my love of food
with the last of my babies.
{All of my children can
cook....and clean].

I discovered a wee nest where
my tiny girls have been laying
their eggs, they weren't in the
regular nest. Silly Bantam's.

We celebrated Black Cat
Appreciation Day, thanks
to friends on FaceBook for
keeping me up to date on
all these important days.

I knit a hat for Emerson.
Karen's, from Fringe Association,
Stadium Hat Pattern was so
easy to knit and I think it
will look perfect with the
She is hosting a knit along,
Fringe Hatalong No.4, this
time using colorworks which
I might have to cast on.

I woke up this morning to
seeing this photo of Emerson
on my computer.
I miss her!
She will be starting 2nd grade
on Monday and is excited to
begin a new journey and I am
excited for her.

Porter is growing, fast, and will
be 3 months on Saturday. I will
be babysitting next Saturday and
am looking forward to holding
this wee love.

Tomorrow My Mike and I
celebrate thirty three years of
marriage! It's been worth it.

Happy weekend my loves!



  1. Happy Anniversary my friend!!! Here's to many, many, many more! God bless you, Mike and all of your family. <3

  2. Happy, happy Anniversary!! Wishing you many, many more happy years together!!

  3. Happy Anniversary Tracey and Mike!!! Wishing you many more wonderful years together.

    Have the most wonderful day tomorrow and a beautiful weekend my friend.


  4. Happy anniversary, Tracey! We just celebrated twenty-seven years last Thursday. : )

    I haven't commented in a while, but I have been thinking of you and Emerson and keeping your family in my prayers. I love your banner photos--it is spectacular and does something wonderful to my heart every time I visit here. Our cat (Indiana Jones) is a black cat, too. I didn't know about Black Cat Appreciation Day or I would have made black cat cookies with my new cookie cutter! Porter is one adorable little guy--and getting so big! I love the hat you knit for Emerson, and I am so glad that you are off to a good start with homeschooling . . . the very last year. Sigh. Wishing you a blessing upon blessing in the days and weeks ahead. ♥

  5. Happy anniversary! It sounds like your school year is off to a productive start. The hat is so cute and there's that beautiful baby boy again. I love his shirt. I hope you have a great day tomorrow. :)

  6. Awww Happy Anniversary my sweet cousins! Here's to the next 33 years! May they be filled with so much love and happiness. Porter is adorable! Love the shirt. Looking forward to keeping up with Emerson's adventures and Flat Kevin too of course! LOVE THE HAT and SWEATER!

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  8. What joy to celebrate 33 years with a man that loves you and knows you completely. Enjoy this weekend dear lady :0)

  9. Happy Aniversary! Wishing you a beautiful day together.
    I just love that baby tee, so cute and a perfect pose :)
    Emerson's hat looks perfect.
    I am sorry that I had never heard of black cat appreciation day before. I hope Florence ( our own black kitty ) hasn't felt left out. We will have to celebrate next year :)

  10. Congratulations on 33 years. Happy Anniversary and happy weekend!!! xo Tammy

  11. happy anniversary!!! May you be blessed with 33 more years of happiness together :) Love E in the photo, she looks happy which I bet makes you happy!!

  12. I love this quote - so true! Happy anniversary!

  13. I like that quote in the beginning. Congratulations on 33 years. That is awesome. Will Emerson learn German in school too? Her new hat is cozy.

  14. What a moody sky in that first picture. Glad you discovered the egg hiding place. My chickens are now laying in the duck hut, but it is still hit or miss if I find it before they decide to eat it.

  15. Congratulations on the anniversary. My hubby and I celebrated 36 years back in June. I agree with you - it has been worth it! I love that your are teaching your son to cook. What a useful life skill! Your grand children are precious! Enjoy your weekend!

  16. CONGRATS on your ANNIVERSARY ! ! ! ! !

    Hubby and I have been together 45 years
    where has the time gone?

    hugs 'n smiles,

  17. Congratulations on your anniversary...and Peace be with you as you adjust to being without your little one...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  18. Congratulations on your anniversary. My hubby and I will celebrate our 47th anniversary next week. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

  19. Hope you two had a wonderful anniversary!

  20. I hope you and your honey had a wonderful anniversary!! God bless!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  21. I missed Black Cat Appreciation Day! My poor black kitty...I better go get her a treat.
    Happy Anniversary to you!

  22. Congratulations on 33 years, Tracey, that's amazing! xo

  23. We were away for a week and when I came home I discovered our new batch of chickens have begun laying in a nest they dug out behind my daylilys instead of in the 2 beautiful nesting boxes in their coop. Silly chickens, indeed.
    P.S. Happy Anniversary!

  24. Sorry I'm so behind on blog reading. Happy belated anniversary!
    The hat is very cute. So are the kiddos. Emerson looks so happy. And oh my goodness that tshirt! LOL!