October was a good month – I think partly because it’s my birthday month! My favorite color is OCTOBER!
Our son and girlfriend came and stayed with us for a few days as they explored the area around Upstate SC. While they were here, the tiny house village had a Low Country Boil on the 14th. It was great fun and delicious.
And, while Michael and Tiana were here we took them to one of our favorite places.
And, we went to Pretty Place:
Late October we went to Lowell’s annual cousins reunion in Conway, SC. Not one photo was taken. I know, right?
We voted. Met our neighbors at the polls on a very cold morning.
We celebrated 38 years together! (Old collage below!)
I decorated for Christmas earlier than I ever have! Of course in tiny house, it doesn’t take much!
And, we went to Lake Worth, FL for an epic Thanksgiving weekend.
We had 21 people for dinner in our Airbnb. Everyone was safe and stayed healthy. We had a wonderful time!
And, what would Thanksgiving be, in South Florida, without an Iguana on the wires?
Tiny House Village had a Progressive Cocktail Party, without the cocktails!!!
The ugly sweater winners. Lowell & Karen
The whole gang!
We had some beautiful sunrises and we went out in search of the Christmas Star (we did see it!).
Lowell & I ended December with a Christmas weekend trip to Hunting Island State Park. We loaded up Gracee and went for a 6 hour road trip. It was a wonderful weekend! We ate at Huddle House for Christmas Brunch and both got stomach aches!!!! But that only lasted a few hours. The rest of the time was great!
2020 has ended and it surely has been a year for the books. I’m gladly saying good-bye to you, 2020. Abundance was my one-word 2020 and the Lord abundantly blessed us every day of the year. We have stayed healthy. We have traveled a bit. We have made new friends and welcomed new neighbors. Has our family suffered losses? Yes, we have – but The King of Glory has been faithful and we are grateful that He reigns over our family.
Now, we welcome 2021 – I have a feeling it will be another year for the books! I am walking into it with trepidation and a whole lot of prayer. I have chosen a One Word 2021 – it is a call for action on my part and I plan on being faithful to that call. I’ll reveal my word next week.
See you next year! xo
P.S. One more thing. If you’re looking for a journal for 2021 – check out my most recent book.
Loved all the pictures! Your skills have improved. Lol.
Thank you, daughter. xo
Kathy Walters says
Enjoyed your quarterly report…………………….especially the wonderful pictures. “Trepidation” going into 2021……I get it. Looking forward to you revealing “your word” for the new year.
I think we all have a bit of trepidation!
Joanne Viola says
So many wonderful photos! I look forward to reading about your One Word 2021! Every blessing to you and Lowell in 2021!
And the very best to you and yours!!! xo
Tammy Mashburn says
Thank you, journal consultant. xo
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
I started with such promise,
such boons to bring your way,
but did not see the dramas
that would make you curse my stay.
I planned for you Olympics
and economic growth,
but it was the devil’s tricks
that nullified them both.
Still, I did my very best
to bring you days you’d treasure
and for all the wretched rest,
I ask that you not measure
my short sad life with angry eyes
as we say our last goodbyes.
Good riddance to 2020. Amen?
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Michele Morin says
This was a fun read.
You’re such an encouragement to me.
And, vice versa!!!
Linda Stoll says
How blessed to be able to share your celebrations with family! May this year bring us all more opportunities to gather with those we love …
Happy New Year, Susan!
Merry Geary says
Loved all the photos, The tiny house community get together sounds so nice. Hope is my word for 2021, that we continue with the hope that people will find Jesus n that we all as a nation find harmony. Love and light.