25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

It's 10pm Christmas night. The gifts have been shared, food has been enjoyed, & we're currently watching "A Bug's Life." Of course one of Ruby's favorite new toys is the box to my fabulous new Le Creuset kettle set, but she loves her mega blocks and is intrigued by the elephant shape sorter. She also got a great handmade soft book from Grandma & Grandpa.

I also have to share the gorgeous new necklaces I received. The first is from Winemaker's Sister (hopefully the link works!) on Etsy, it is a spinning wheel charm and a stamped disc that says "SPIN". She has some beautiful jewelry and great stitch markers in her shop including Doctor Who, fairy tales, & bacon!

The second necklace is a beautiful Stella & Dot pair of charms. One is an "R" for Ruby. The other is her April birthstone, which is diamond. Very simple and lovely.

I haven't quite finished the gifts I planned to make, but I'm pretty excited about the fibonnaci socks I'm making for my sister. We'll also be going to a pottery store in Casper soon for Ruby to paint some things for her grandparents!

We went for a family walk last night at sundown. It was a little colder than we thought, but we were bundled up nicely.

And we did some sledding today since we got more snow yesterday.

Ruby loved it!

I hope everyone had a warm & wonderful day. Thank you for visiting!

~*~ Sharon ~*~

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15 December 2013

The Homestead

Well, Bloggeroid seemed to work great yesterday! I'm super excited about this because now I can work on my journal in spurts, as Ruby gives me time to. Then I won't have to pull out the computer (hoping that it's charged) and hide it away again before she gets her hands on it. ;-)

Last night we had a gorgeous sunset so while I was out taking pictures I thought I'd also get some shots of where we live. In September I briefly mentioned that we moved to the other side of the ranch that Jake works for. We're still getting settled, but it was a good move. Since big game hunting season ended for the year (he guides for the ranch) he's been home a lot more and gets to spend lots of quality daddy/daughter time with Ruby.

We now live 5 miles south of one of the smallest towns in the U.S.A.; Lost Springs, Wyoming, with a population of 4. We are 25 miles to the nearest gas station & 35 miles from groceries, libraries, and general town stuff.

The above picture is of the old barn with Laramie Peak in the background. I haven't figured out how to get a good picture of the mountain yet, it actually appears much larger in real life from our place.

Next is the old chicken coop...

The quonset huts and the old loading chute...

And the house...

The house picture is from last month because I liked it better than last night's photo. ;-)

And one more picture of the old barn from a few weeks ago. It's a little blurry, but I like how the pink of the sunset shows through the open spaces.

Thanks for letting me share our "new" homestead!


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13 December 2013

Trying Out a Blogging App

I'm not sure the last time I was actually on my macbook, especially to blog, but it finally dawned on me that there's apps for just about everything so there's probably for an app I could use for APrairieSunrise too! The Blogger app had horrible recent reviews, but people seem happy with Bloggeroid so I thought I'd give it a go.

I know I've been gone for a long, long time. What can I say? I'm definitely not tech savvy and terrible about blogging. Hopefully (if I even have any followers left) you all follow me on Instagram, especially since I haven't even introduced you to my little Ruby and she just turned 8 months old the other day!! And she is constantly on the go, if she's awake she's getting into something! ;-)

So, here she is! My beautiful daughter, Ruby Verna. Born April 10th in the middle of a blizzard.

Since I don't know if this post will actually work or not I'll keep it short, but if it does work I hope to do a lot more journaling this coming year.

Thanks for sticking with me and I hope to chat again soon!