Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to... SUGAR CREEK!

The weather has been rather cold lately, and Christmas is only a handful of days away. We haven't been to Sugar Creek in a few weeks, and hubby and I are both getting antsy. We love working on this precious dog-trot. Even the kiddos love spending time out in the countryside.

I can't even begin to explain what a difference we see in our children. Since we began spending time working on the dog-trot, both boys have really grown up. They don't really miss their electronics anymore when we're working. They've become very imaginative little creatures, always inventing stories about the wild animals that live in the woods around the house. Shaun cut down a tree and left it on the ground earlier this year, because our boys immediately deemed it their "clubhouse" and the pair spends the majority of their weekends "climbing" it. Despite the fact that there is no working bathroom, no kitchen, very little electricity (think pull-string lights in the downstairs rooms) and no water other than the water well, life is good at the creek. In fact, the boys don't like our "modern" home in town anymore. They beg to go work on the dog-trot, because they know that the trees and bugs await them.

So what does one do for two little boys that seem to be moving backwards through time instead of forwards? A tree house, of course! Little do our kiddos know that Santa's not coming to our house in Minden. This year, he's coming to Sugar Creek! Well, technically he's coming to our house in Minden first. He's leaving a treasure map that will lead them to the presents... and it's going to be the best Christmas ever.

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