Monday, November 27, 2006

Photos of Princess Valiant

After being around our new puppy for about 12 hours, we discovered that she's utterly fearless (typical Scottie). We decided to find synonymous words to fearless, and named her Princess Valiant (Val). It's been amazing to watch her a see how similar she is to our B-Bopper. She has several similar mannerisms and that same independent streak that was so prevalent in B-Bop. Incidentally, though, she also likes the lazer light (Madison's fairy), so Madison is thrilled!
Here are some recent photos of her.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


This is a photo of my friends' (Shannon and Deema) daughter, Nadia Zaichenko, who was born with Spina Bifida. She is a reminder to me of why we must work tirelessly in our effort to protect human life. This TimesOnline Article addresses the Church of England's statement that some sick babies should be allowed to die. Even the church is vulnerable to the corruption of this culture, which does not value life. Pray for the churches in America, that they will continue to stand boldly for life.

Fancy That

This morning, before work, I went by the stable to ride Fancy. We took a one hour stroll in the woods and afterwards I was refreshed and ready to take on another day.

The leaves have begun to fall off the trees, so the ground looks like gold and the sun was sparkling off the trees. The wind was blowing hard, so the trees were blowing against each other throughout the forest. At one point a small tree fell near the trail and gave us both a start! I don't know if it was the cool weather, the wind or the fact that we haven't been on the trail in a few days, but Fancy was enthusiastic and challenging to ride today. I love it when she's like that, because I can feel the energy just waiting to explode. She walks with a quicker step, ears pricked forward in anticipation and waits for me to tell her what's next. Riding Fancy is amazing, because she's so dependable and yet she's full of life and stamina. Every ride on her is one that I anticipate!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Meet Princess Valiant

We decided that our Jeep needed TWO black Scotties sitting in the backseat, again. We will soon be adding a new little member to our family. All of us have felt the huge void that was left by our B-Bopper, though it seems Madison has felt it the most. No one will be able to fill those paws in our lives, but we know that Val will help us all to recover and bring much joy and laughter.
We are excited about bringing her home on November 18th!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Why I blog.

Thank you for coming to my blog! In the thesaurus of my Bible, it says that consider means to observe and think. My title for this blog was inspired by the verses: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds" Hebrews 12:23-24.