Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Madigan Stop!

I woke up yesterday and found out we were going to have a baby - you. I woke up today and you were smiling at me with your devilish dimples, wobbling on your two legs all too close to taking off and walking on your own. I'm afraid of waking up tomorrow and finding you all grown up. If there was a pause button on this moment I would press it... good thing there isn't one. I know I'd miss all those wonderful moments yet to be lived out. You're little but you take such a big place in my heart... I never knew there was that much room.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I spent my morning reviewing history - my history - in a photo tour through the chapters in my life. So many things changed in each new chapter but there were some recurring themes in each:
family was most important, reliable, always an active ingredient in my life even if from a distance
pain, loss, usually followed by growth, but all too often followed by self-pity and stagnation
immeasurable joy
countless opportunities and adventures, some ignored and some experienced to the fullest
a thread of His faithfulness that has never broken, even in the "disasters" that sometimes shadow a season
a hope in what lies ahead in the chapters that are yet to be lived out

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bundle Boy




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Mama Horse - 4 months along!



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Fall photos, as promised

These were all taken at our barn.




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Monday, October 11, 2010

Touched by Fall

It's starting to feel like fall here, with the cooler weather. The trees are just starting to change their color and send the reminder that another season is upon us. The horses are spunky and cheerful thanks to the cooler air and I find that I too have a little more pep in my step in the mornings. I made some whole wheat bread and pumpkin bread and it's already feeling more like fall. :-) I know that fall signals the coming of winter (a thought I'm never keen on considering) but it's still the most amazing time of year.

Madigan is growing in leaps and bounds. He's been fighting a cold for a few days which may have slowed the process ever so slightly, but each day he seems taller, smarter and even more curious about the new things he finds in life. He is an excellent helper at the barn every day. He sits in my backpack most of the time, and when I'm milking the goats he talks to them, touches their faces and laughs at their noises. One, in particular, is always snorting which sends Madigan into a giggle fit. Sabina, Madigan's white dog, is still completely in love with the boy and is such a source of delight to us all. Never was there a happier creature than her!

I'll post photos of our fall-touched trees, etc. this afternoon.