Its amazing what one can find in the dumpsters in an apartment complex! I think this may be a treasure...depending on what I can do with it to make it mine...creatively speaking that is...any ideas?! Bri has a great one..Im just wondering what anyone thinks I could or should do with this!!? I think it cool!!!
Sweet Anna fixed her dad his favorite meal for his birthday...Lasagna!! And this is even better..'cause its make with squash instead of noodles! We have squash coming out of our ears here in the garden, and there is no better way to eat it than to smother it with cheese and tomato sauce!! Yum!!! (notice her cute table that she and David and My Builder helped her to create too!! darling!!!)
Anna also somehow tempted her brothers and Jenna up to Logan to help celebrate My Builders birthday! It was so fun to have them for 24 hours and to go to church together!! Love these people!! So very much!
And yes..this is real! This is indeed a tomato grown in our garden! We are going to be canning tomatoes this weekend I think!! Plus..they are as delicious as they are big and beautiful!! We are lucky!! We are grateful!!
Baby Benjamin is almost 7 months old...and this weekend he's experiencing his first bout with the common cold! And Im here to tell you its much harder on his parents than it is on him! He's a trooper!
And...this is where I have spent the vast majority of my time this week...and will be from here on out. Its not red rock, and Im not gathering coral dust...instead I come home covered in dishwater stains and ketchup smears. My feet ache...but its not the same as that fabulous pain after a hike. Im meeting good people, and I love being busy and working.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
said Christopher Robin to Pooh. by A.A. Milne
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie~
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~James Baldwin~
CINHIKERS DELIGHTFUL FAMILY
Mom and Dad/Joe and Pauline/Grandma and Grandpa/ Great Grandma and Great Grandpa
My other Mom and Dad/Bob and Ethel/Grandma and Grandpa/ Great Grandpa and Great Grandma
Rob and Chelsea, Lachlan, Olive and Knox
Joseph and Natalie, Logan, Liam and Beckham
Anna and David Sherwood,Lucie and Benjamin
Clark and Jenna
Brian and Mericar
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
Adventure is a path. Real adventure -self-determined,
self-motivated, often risky-forces you to have firsthand
encounters with the world. The world is the way it is,
not the way you imagine it.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso~
Only as high as I reach can I grow Only as far as I seek can I go Only as deep as I look can I see Only as much as I dream can I be ~Karen Ravn~
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney~
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead" ~Louisa May Alcott~