The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why haven't I posted?

Well, here's the proof that I haven't had time....

This month we have:

1.  Hosted a 2nd grade party

2. Cheered on my brother-in-law in the Memphis in May Triathlon

3.  Hosted the seasons soccer trophy ceremony

4.  Raised Painted Lady caterpillars to butterflies and sent them out into the world to do their thing.


5.  Spent time at my dad's. (And my mom's too, but I don't have any pictures of  that for some reason.)

6.  Successfully gotten our rental property leased after the last tenants gave notice that they are moving.

7.  Taken post-flood photos of our town

8.  Put together a slide show of our life together for my husband for our anniversary. (This is us at Yosemite in 1997.)

9.  Celebrated our anniversary.  We've put alot of living into the last 13 years!  I can honestly say that I love my husband more and better today than I did the day I married him. (By the way, we didn't color coordinate our outfit, I just now noticed that we were matching.:)

10.  Created some gnarly mohawks! :)

Of course, I should not neglect to tell you that we have also spent a fair amount of time at the pool between stroke and turn clinics, swim practice, meets, and just regular old pool days.  We've been on the boat every chance we get and we've been trying to enjoy the summer, even though it's 100 degrees with a heat index of 110 and the humidity is about 80%.  I'm trying to train for a 10k in September, but it's nearly impossible in this heat because if you aren't running by 6:30 you can just about guarantee you'll die of a heat stroke.  And I hurt my knee, which I'm trying to pretend is not a result of being 40.  Grrrrr!

So, there you have it, our very average, but busy, month.  Love y'all! 

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Maybe I came out of retirement too soon?

Obviously, I overestimated the amount of time I was going to have in May when I broke my three-week black-out. But this weekend, my parents have the kids (do you hear angels singing? No?  Me either, all I hear is SILENCE! :)  Anyway, since I don't have the kids, I actually have some time to sit down and goof off on the internet.  And show you what we saw last weekend at my Dad's house.  Steel yourself because you're about to see a dose of gorgeous with a dash of "awwww"....

I don't know this mare's name, but her little colt is SOOOO cute, don't you think?

Oh yeah, definitely a cutie pie!

This is my dad's favorite mare, Dessie.  Her colt is sort of ugly though, it's called "creamella" (I don't know how to spell it) which is apparently not a "desirable" color in a horse (I see why) but this horse is so sweet that it makes me like her ugly colt.  :)

By comparison though, the palomino colt is much prettier.

But Dessie is a pretty horse...

This is the bay mare, she's not too friendly though, very skittish with me in the pasture, so I didn't get much opportunity to photograph her baby, which I think is the prettiest of the colts.  I think my dad said this color is chocolate palomino, which is apparently very desirable?????

And there's our little cowgirl on Leon (Liam's horse.)  Doesn't she look tiny up there?  

She sort of looks like a natural on the farm, don't you think?