Your Old Flannel Shirt

I’m all wrapped up in your old flannel shirt. Our very first fire is burning. My baby is fast asleep in the same house my own mama once laid her head. Without you, none of this would even be possible. I am so, so grateful. But I would give it all up in a heartbeat to have you back.

This first year without you has been full of heartaches and happiness both that threatened the essence of my heart. Miss you, Papa Pat. And by the way, you’ve got a fly on your nose.

Closing Day

Today was a big day. We went in as a family to finally close on the #familyfarmsteadfixerupper!! Even though we technically purchased the farm from my parents back in July, with a purchase + renovation we actually had two “closings” – so twice the fun (said no one ever).


Renovations are complete (photos coming soon) and furniture is being delivered next week. We are feeling overwhelmingly grateful and beyond blessed for this opportunity. To live our lives and raise our babies on my grandpa’s farmstead…it’s what dreams are made of. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we could not be more excited to take it on. Much love to our family and friends who have helped us in so many ways throughout this process. We couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to planting roots and new beginnings in 2017!!

With Grace,

The Hummels

Roots & Wings

“There are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots, the other is wings.”

For our family, this adage carries a different weight. 15 months ago, our angel got her wings. 3 months ago, we were able to give her roots. In a memorial ceremony, we created “Emmy’s Place” on our family farmstead. Now, we always have a place to go to be closer to her… and she forever has a place of her own with us.

Photos by the incredibly talented Autumn Shoemaker of we chase the light.