You’re off to great places!
Today is you day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So…get on you way!
It’s the sweet simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
–Laura Ingalls Wilder
love grieved for all that was lost…
for the thunder of a multitude
Meandering along a favorite walkway, the Bay frolics in the wind. With gentle ocean waves reaching and sea gulls softly calling, an enchanted saunter refreshes and when the waters return, all cares fade in the romping of the tide. Continue reading “The Passage”
When the sun begins its descent, light dances on gentle waves on the harbor of Ballena Bay. Continue reading “Ballena Bay”
While driving along the lane to my granparent’s family home, so many emotions tugged at my heart. Stories about my family swirled in my head as I slowly approached the old cabin. Weaving along the dirt road, I wished that my mother were with me, so she could answer the many questions that started to form as I took my first glimpse back into time. Continue reading “The Unexpected Road Trip: The Ranch ~ July 22”
I had butterflies and couldn’t sleep, so I finally rolled out of bed about 4:30 this morning and hopped in the shower. Today, I was returning “home” to Hotchkiss, Colorado to attend a family reunion, and I hadn’t been there since my grandmother’s funeral in 1983. Too many years had passed since I had visited my early home. Continue reading “The Unexpected Road Trip: The North Fork Valley ~ July 22”
Well come to find out the Tooth Fairy had some problems making her delivery this week when Connor lost his tooth the other night, so we decided to write her an email to resolve this issue. She was quite pleasant and worked hard to make amends with my grandson. Connor and I were quite pleased how she handled this whole situation. Here is our correspondence with the famed fairy. Continue reading “The Unexpected Road Trip: The Tooth Fairy and Connor B. ~ July 20”
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