Thursday, January 27, 2011


I think that someday I will have a house with steps that curve around like these. But then I also dream of a timber frame house, or maybe a roman villa type house... I think actually, I will have three or four houses. that should work out.
  Isn't it fun to dream and make plans? When I come down out of the clouds I find that I really like a small house that reminds me that I should not be spending my time filling it with more 'stuff'.
 We are so blessed to live in a house of our own with such a nice big yard and on a quite street where we can ride our bikes.
 Someday, I will still be thankful for the gift each day is.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blessed Life II

 continuing with things I am thankful for:                           It is still hard to tell for sure who has the bigger stronger muscles. ;)
A nice big sister who helped the little brother make cookies that he was craving so badly. altho'  they made the mistake of trusting their mother to bake them and the cookies were forgotten in the oven until quite brown and crisp.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

winter walk

 Last weekend we went for a walk along a trail that is in town here. There were a lot of really cool ice formations from the snow and rain we had had the week before. The sun had melted the snow out from inside the ice so it looked like these fence posts had a place for a candle or something.
 My family got ahead of me because I was picture taking.
Some of us got pretty tired. But, pretty much all of us were to heavy for the others to carry us. :) I think we all enjoyed ourselves. I sure did.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blessed Life

Here are a few things I have been thankful for lately.
  • Snow days and holidays when my husband could be home.
  • The way Molly sighs when someone does something she thinks is too silly. 
  • Sword fights around my house.
  • Reading good books aloud to my family.
  • Walking to the library with my children and a back pack very full of books. 
  • Really nice pictures my sister takes.
  • Some crazy people acting like "geeks."
  • Girls who are getting good at helping out in the kitchen with many different kinds of tasks.