As we wade through our current sea of unpleasants, I love to look upon pictures of our recent days and see the glorious happenings that have made our lives rich in spite of it all.
Perspective. These tiny reminders reiterate to me how abundantly our lives have been filled. I do not take a single day for granted (though the close of some days is welcome at times :-).
The 1916 wood knife I found near the ruins on my hill.
This horse-crazy fellow makes me smile. He absolutely loves horses and can't ride enough. Chip off the ol' block, I guess.
Taking trail rides with Gumbum on her furry pony is a highlight for all of us.
Declan gets it. I often see him leaning on an obliging tree, pondering life, taking in the extraordinary display of Creation around us. His soul craves it too.
My first hike after returning from our trip to Oregon... this place holds so much of my heart.
A man and his dog/moose. :-)
Sunset hikes are the best hikes.
Our Christmas tree.
I love the woman in the tree...
It is never hard for me to get all the critters to join me for a walk up my hill... there's a love and appreciation that seems deeply wired in each of the boys. Lochlan is best behaved and most joy-filled when he is sharing in our woodsy adventures and this brings me much joy.
There are never too many chefs in the kitchen around here and we've been baking way too many yummies. We'll be crawling up my hill and rolling down by Christmas if we keep this up. :-)
"Mom, do I look good in a mustache?"
Adventure Wagon. I love it.
The morning that our day started out particularly rough, we followed our hearts into the forests and were not disappointed.
Just before the snowball hit her... she never minds though! Happy heart.
I'm telling you... we might need an intervention.
Looking over our kingdom...
Our kingdom. :-)
We will treasure these and so many things in our hearts. They are the moments that bring us joy, restore our laughter, remind us of the wonder of life and bind our hearts together. We are wealthy for the life we have been given.