first snow

the girls squealed with joy when they noticed the feathery flakes kissing the ground… i remember so well long days of digging tunnels in the snow and pretending to be dorothy hamill on our dinky little pond in the pasture… i don’t remember ever feeling cold… just sheer joy…

grateful

New Zealand, April, 2009

because my kids amaze me with their thoughtfulness and kindness and all around coolness….

because in the two days he’s been gone, i’ve had two different people tell me what a great guy they think my husband is… i agree…

because even though we are cash poor, we are healthy and have a cozy home and nourishing food to come home to every night…

because life is good…