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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Good Days

Our First Fall Here....


Super Catman's Homeschool Volcano Project
 



Priest Lake Dinner Together

The 50 lb Hubbard Squash we were given...as you can see it was quite celebrated.

The Son Who Makes Me Laugh (Daily)  Art Dog ..... at his finest

How My Boys Celebrate Being Given Long Underware (Thanks Matthew (Kind Eyes!)

Shopping with Bhama!


Our Kids with Their Grandparents from MN at Copper Falls

Inlaws visiting - all of us

The Most Recent Pets Which We Have Acquired


Harvest Night Party - Miss Moonbeam and Super Catman
 
Mc Family Time - Shopping Day with The InLaws
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Art Dog Learns Welding with Dad

Our Date Last Month - We flew to Priest Lake and ate at Cavanaughs.

I Was Shocked to Discover Miss Moonbeam Decided The Dog Must Be Bungeed and Drug Around The House.  I Couldn't Resist a Quick Shot Before Freeing Our Pup!

   Finding a warm fluffy sleeveless jacket with my hospital logo on it at the second hand store was just one more reason to remind me that God loves me.   I'd have never spent the money on that, and I'm ALWAYS COLD working night shifts.  This was JUST PERFECT.  Come to think of it, I can't count the times "just perfect" things have found their way to into my house.  A month ago, it was a nice mattress and bed frame with drawers and shelves.  I'd been desperate to find something like that for Super Catman.  All in all, good things come :-)
   Not to say there hasn't been challenges, most of which I'm not at liberty to share, but even in them, God is Faithful.  When yesterdays terrors threaten to disrupt my life, I have to remember, once again, those were yesterdays and today is fresh and new.  Ghosts can't live in the light.

     I've stepped into a different life.  Instead of snow on the ground and dread of the coming winter, I have this goofy expectation of good things to come.  Earlier this week I was out harvesting lettuce in my garden.  Life is SO MUCH EASIER now than it was living in the Yaak.  Every day I am surrounded by new reminders that I can finally breathe easier.  Some of the fun things I've been doing includes running with the neighbor lady, taking Zumba classes and more outings seeing friends, shopping, etc..  Gone is the constant fight to feed the kids balanced meals when I can only get to town once a week.  Now when I run out of milk, I have it again the next day.  I get giddy just imagining NOT having to pack groceries on ice spikes up our mountain in the Yaak come winter.  My garage and freezers are full of produce people have GIVEN me.  Never before have I EVER lived in such land abundant with so much harvested that neighbors willingly share so much surplus.  For the first time as long as I can remember I haven't felt stressed out over groceries.
Instead of the dread of isolation, there are all kinds of things I'm excited about doing this winter.  By far the most exciting of which is that I bought tickets for my man and I to go to Hawaii!!  Its been a long time coming and it seems like a fairy tale for it to actually be happening.  I guess you could say I'm finally getting my honeymoon for my 40th birthday, and I'm still in honeymoon phase with our new place :-)

  

 
Ps 34:12 Whoever of you loves life

and desires to see many good days,

13 keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from telling lies.

14 Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.



3 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

OOOOHHHH Hawaii, enjoy your trip!

Amber said...

As always sounds like life is quite an adventure and keeping you very busy!

Have a wonderful time in Hawaii!!!

Best wishes and prayers to you all!

Mama Bear said...

It's been a while, but everytime I start blogging again, I come visit you. I see you've moved and guess what? So have I! We're in Oklahoma now.

Your family looks great and I love catching up with what you're up to. Have fun in Hawaii!!!!