Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 263 Sept 20





I actually took these yesterday, but hey it's my blog I can do what I want. We took a long walk along the sand dunes along the river and then headed to a little pond. These are about a fallish as our colors get, but I think it's beautiful right now.
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Day 262 Sept 19


It was a beautiful day and we headed out the road. Ran into these along one river bank and decided it was best to turn around and head to the car...
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 261 Sept 18


You get an old picture. I didn't get one taken last night. Halloween 2002
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Day 260 Sept 17


Celmantine is a little shy, but we know have a newt living in our house...
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Day 259 Sept 16


Just playing on the computer.
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playing around




with different lighting in the layers section of PE5. Which one do you like best?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 258 Sept 15


This is a snow cave that is up on one of our mountains. Love how the waterfall is coming out of it. I don't think this snow will be completely gone before we get our first snowfall. Fall is really upon us.
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Day 257 Sept 14


This was the sunrise that greeted us Monday morning! Not so hard to get up and face the day when God paints a picture that's this fantastic!
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Day 256 Sept 13


Sunday was a cold rainy day. It was a great day for homemade soup and cornbread with salmonberry jelly...
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 255 Sept 12


Found out one of my friend's granddaughter has the swine flu. Talked to her mom on Facebook and she said she has learned a lot in the last couple of days. I went to the store and got a lot more disintfecting wipes and we are practicing wiping down all surfaces we touch daily. The kids were like they were on a scavenger hunt yesterday thinking all all the things we touch. remotes, phones, door knobs, wii games, keyboards, banisters...I figure if we spend 5 minutes in the morning and in the evening wiping things down it has to help. Just wish I could wipe the entire school down every day too.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper Isaiah 54:17
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Day 254 Sept 11


We had family game night on Friday. Threw a couple pizzas in the oven and our aunt and uncle and one of Cadi's great friends came over for the evening. Was played, Clue, Aggrevation, Pit and Spoons. At one point Cadi's friend was being so hillarious we almost wet our pants laughing so hard. We need to do this more often. It's good to wet your pants laughing!
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Day 253 Sept 10


I don't know if you can see this all that well, but here's a picture of sandhill cranes flying over us as they head south for the winter. It always makes ne a bit sad to hear them leave. I was reminded of something I wrote 4 years ago right after I saw others making their seasonal trek so I went looking for it and decided I would post it with this picture.

It is dusk. I just opened the door to let the dog in (okay so I forgot she was already in) and was greeted by the very loud sound of a flock of cranes flying over my house. They make a tremendous racket and it doesn't matter how many years I have heard the cranes in the fall I am always struck by the consistency of the formation they make, the instincts they have, and the volume of the call they make as they journey along their long trek south. Tonight I wondered what it was they were calling out to each other and I thought about each of you. We've made some long treks, sometimes through such unknown places, and sometimes in what appears to be the twilight just before the dark. And always through every trial there have been the others in the flock not only calling out those words of encouragement but also sometimes taking over the job as the one leading the way.

It's hard for me to hear the cranes in the fall, because their voices are what seem to call in the long dark winter, but tonight I felt like God gave me a moment to stand in the silence and look up at the cranes so that I could be reminded of all my friends both near and far that call out those words of encouragement and help shoulder the load that sometimes gets a little too heavy.

Thanks for being the ones who mean so much to me...Marleen

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 252 Sept 9


Took this right before I headed to bed last night. I have a candle in those thingys that soak up all the water that you use in floral arrangements. I love how the light reflects from all of them.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 251 Sept 8

You get one of the old pictures for the day. I have always loved this picture of Josi. We don't have much grass where we live so she always loved to roll in the grass whenever and wherever we found some.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Days 249 and 250 Sept 6-7

We just had the most fantastic two day camping trip with other friends from our church! We were blessed with fantastic weather and it just felt so good to be away from everything. We held church there Sunday morning and a lot of people who didn't camp came out for the service. It's going to be tough to go back to reality tomorrow...
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 248 Sept 5



This is what I woke up to this morning. Looks like fall is here. It is a beautiful day! We're going out to the glacier today and camping out with our church family. We're having church out there in the morning. Thank you Lord for sunshine!
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Day 247 Sept 4


My daughter now has a partial drum set to practice on. I couldn't quite see bringing the entire thing home yet, but she has a drum a cymbal and a bass drum. Who knew when I named her Cadence that she would become a drummer?
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Day 246 Sept 3


After patiently waiting for over a month, Josi's bed in a bag finally arrived! Now all I have to do to complete the room is sew 2 more sets of curtains.
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Day 244 Sept 1


Pretty crummy picture but this is as good as it gets today. We have open house tonight at school and after that the girls and I raced home to watch part of America's Got Talent. Can't watch that without a bowl of popcorn!
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