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Life Update: Summer 2016

IMG_1015With Infinity Con only a few weeks away, it’s been busier than usual at the Hancock house. Here’s some of what’s been going on over the last month (actually, here are the things I’ve photographed, haha):IMG_1018IMG_1024– A few weeks ago my sister, mom, and I went to the annual Blueberry festival in Wellborn, FL. I love small-town festivals, especially when they revolve around food. Once, Ray and I stumbled upon a super tiny Potato and Cabbage festival! We had to stop and enjoy the small town fun! Back to the Blueb fest- it was a great (but hot) time! We enjoyed a delicious blueberry pancake + sausage breakfast served at Wellborn Baptist Church. We then rode a trolley over to the fest which was awesome since we didn’t have to fight for parking. There were booths selling blueberries, blueberry plants, blueberry jam, etc. along with the typical church and political booths you generally see at these kinds of festivals. The only purchase I ended up making was a jar of Serrano pepper jelly.IMG_1030IMG_1028IMG_1033

– We also made a stop at our favorite plant nursery in north Florida, Nobles Greenhouse and Nursery. Nobles is like an oasis in the middle of Live Oak, FL. They have fruit trees, herbs, roses, hedges, succulents- you name it!
– After our car accident we were in desperate need of a good reliable car. We’re so thankful we had a good friend looking to sell her car! We’re really happy with our new (to us) accord!august 2

Our 4th of July was spent working on Infinity Con, volunteering at our local fireworks celebration, and enjoying Sonic treats.

I believe that gets everyone up to speed!

Christmas Update

dec 13 1Seasonal blog posts I wanted to write about but didn’t due to the time constraints of working, hospital-ing and Christmas-ing:
– Shepherds being my favorite part of the Christmas story
– My favorite DIY Christmas gifts to give/recieve
– My family’s Christmas vs. Ray’s family Christmas and how we get the best of both worlds
– My aversion to most radio Christmas songs vs. my love for holy Christmas songs
– Holiday nail art
– Holiday stress

Ray and I had such a sweet and wonderful Christmas. We spent the morning with my family and the afternoon/evening with Ray’s family. We exchanged gifts, visited with relatives and ate delicious food. Because Ray is still recovering from his surgery, we made a point to move slow, literally and figuratively. We spent time together, just the two of us, to exchange gifts and hang out after a long day. We’re both tired and looking forward to a weekend of relaxing.

Highlights/lowlights of the day:
– My mom gave Ray her classical guitar! So sweet!
– Delicious food including monkey bread, mimosas, cookie butter truffles and buffalo chicken dip!
– I left my purse at my parents house with my licence and Ray’s pain medicine. We didn’t notice until we were in Live Oak at Ray’s parent’s house. Booo.
– Justin’s dog, Chief, peed on the Christmas tree. I personally thought this was hilarious. I mean, it is a tree…

We hope you had a Merry Christmas!

December Update

IMG_9974IMG_9976IMG_9977IMG_9975It’s really nice to welcome these guys back into the public. I’m not brave enough to put our vintage ornaments on our tree this because I don’t trust Black Cat to understand they’re decorations and not new toys. In the future I hope to buy an extra large real tree, but for now our small faux tree works.
December has been a hard month so far. We opened the month with a major surgery (which went well, btw) followed by a week recovering in the hospital. More recovery happening at home. ¬†Close friends of ours suffered a loss in late November, which broke our hearts. Both of us have been feeling under the weather and neither of us have been sleeping well. Also, the Christmas season can be a tad stressful, don’t you think? Not to be a huge downer, but the first half of December has just been really rough.
Despite all that I just said, I think this December will end well. 2014 will be redeemed. I’m looking forward to a few quiet nights spending time with the ones I love, remembering this year and reflecting on the advent season.