Posts tagged: homestead anniversary

Reserve Week

By , August 11, 2014

This week in August is so important to our family that I’ve taken to referring to it as “Reserve Week,” marking it out on calendars to keep us from accepting lesser commitments during it.

It usually begins August 10th, Michelle’s birthday. Today, August 11th, we celebrate the day we moved to the “homestead” (see Seven Years Good Luck). Today marks our 8th anniversary here. On August 14th, we celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary.

This year we kicked the week off with a special event in Haines: a young couple on the bay got married in a ceremony and reception on their land.

"Same old, same old?" After 8 years, the view doesn't fade (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

“Same old, same old?” After 8 years, the view doesn’t fade (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Seven Years Good Luck

By , August 11, 2013

Seven years ago today, we moved to the “homestead.” At the time, we promised ourselves to give it five years, then re-evaluate. After the first year, no one mentioned re-evaluation again.

We couldn’t ask for a better day to recognize the anniversary, as our weather continues to be sunny and hot.

The day falls in the middle of a string of celebrations: Michelle’s birthday, our wedding anniversary, and, this year, Aly comes home on the 13th. Tonight we have a dinner date with friends, unrelated to the anniversary. But, perhaps remembering it unceremoniously is more appropriate to commemorating a major milestone in trying to live a simpler life?

The beloved cabin in anniversary morning sunshine (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The beloved cabin in anniversary morning sunshine (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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