ordinary… mostly

"We have nothing to offer each other, except a haven." — K. Nafziger



Ornaments of joy

You may have your color-coordinated Christmas tree with classy ornaments. Not us. These are our favorites…

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Jonas 2016 – the wrap-up

Well… Jonas came and Jonas went. He didn’t exceed expectations, but he didn’t really disappoint, either.

It’s hard to say how much snow we received. When I measured the depth yesterday morning, we were at 17″. But as the snow kept falling, it was clear that it was packing down. In the end, we probably got the two feet that we were supposed to get, but maybe┬ánot as much as some locations to the northeast.

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Jonas 2016 – Here we go!

We’re only minutes away from our first snowflake! ­čÖé

Something snowy this way comes!

And apparently, we’re calling this storm ‘Jonas’.

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New Year’s Eve at Starrywood

Hello from Starrywood! It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got crazy warm weather.

It’s my first blog post from Harrisonburg, Virginia, so here’s today’s┬ábeauty from our new home.

March 12, 2014
Menno desserts

The Ordinary Family is feeling all Mennonite-ish tonight. Middle Daughter made carrot cookies from the “Simply in Season” cookbook. And Stella (the Mennonite convention dove) stopped by for a visit.

January 22, 2014
Icy window

Snow yesterday. Cold today.

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