Thursday, July 29, 2010

Where We Have Been....

Its   Now  Summer   Here...
Meaning...
  that  now the weather is warm and getting warmer,
We that live in the Rocky Mountains,
think its vacation time...
So I guess we have had a "vacation from the blog" too.
Actually...
there just hasn't been the time.
My family rarely takes time away from home.
Though my husband decided  on Sunday July 18
that we were going to travel (meaning in the car)
2 states away to see ill and aging parents.
So our trip began on Friday evening from our home,
we traveled about 6 hours away, then slept for the night.
Started the next morning and reached our parents city at 11:30pm.
We stayed 2 days , travel back, 2 days...
getting in at 1am this morning.
So I am tired.
I will be headed(in another direction) to visit my oldest daughter on Saturday,
I am taking my 4 youngest children.
We will stay one week at her house then return home.
In the meantime...
the count down for the wedding is 36 days...
So all the last minute things to be done.
Family and friends that will be here for the wedding.
So thats where I have been.
Take care,
Mommy 2
P.S. While on "my vacation",
I dropped my digital camera... it is no longer working.
So...I guess I will  be writing more on the blog.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sepia Saturday

My   husband's   Grand Mother   on   his   Father's   side.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

THOUGHTFUL Thursday

As you already know by now, I am getting old. Youth seems SO young to me now and my elders so much less elderly these days. I have recently had the privilege of attending two bridal showers for my soon to be daughter in law. At these showers I have been surrounded by young Christian women that have been a total inspiration. I was humbled and delighted by the interaction of these young women.

I tried to remember who I was at their various ages and I didn't compare favorably with any of them. There is so much talk about how our society and young people are deteriorating and I know it is true in many circles. I feel for directionless unmotivated youth. I am astonished sometimes at what depths young people will stoop to today. But this week, I was thrilled to watch and listen to young women who have inner strength, direction, sincerity and self control. I am pleased to be accepted into their circle and thankful to be able to see the direction that their lives are headed.

You girls know who you are. Thank you for being such good examples for all of us. Thanks for being good friends, sisters, mothers and daughters. I am very thankful for you.

Mommy 1

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

F Y I..... Happy News!

Well....
the    LONG    awaited    return 
of    
Lost   In  Space  has  arrived....
It   actually   happened   yesterday.
He  is  now  officially  done  fishing  in  Alaska  for  the  summer.
Now   he   can   concentrate
on   the   last   minute   Wedding   plans
and 
keeping   the 
Bride  to  Be 
Happy...
(she  is  very  Happy  to  have  him  back)
45   Days 
and  counting   down...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

These  came  yesterday  for  Lost  in  a  Dream...
from...
Lost  in  Space.
He  is  still  in  Alaska...he  will  be  back  soon.
56  days  until   the  Wedding !!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sepia Saturday

(This  picture  is  a  copy  of  a  copy)
This is a picture of my husbands grandparents
on his Mother's side.
 I did get to meet her...she was the sweetest lady.

Mommy 2


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still Thankful After All These Years

I will turn 50 this year. I am pretty excited about it. I never dreamed I would live to be this old. I am thankful to be growing old with the love of my life. When we were first married we used to talk a lot about growing old together. We would tease that the romance wouldn't die as long as someone would push our wheelchairs close together enough that we could touch pinkies! Well we are still a ways out from the wheelchairs, or at least my beloved is. I may be there any day now. Anyway, we aren't in the nursing home yet, but we are aging. Even though we still have little children, there is no doubt that the person who looks back at me from the mirror is getting old. Not just older...old.

Sir Dashing, in spite of the eternally collegiate way that he has about him, has silver hair. Though he still can do much more than I can in terms of work and being the Knight in shining armor, he too is slowing down. Here's the deal. I am so thankful that he is not coloring his hair or having things nipped and tucked. I like that he doesn't mind being grandfatherly. I love that he didn't have a midlife crisis, never bought a sports car or had hair implants or was attracted to a younger woman. Now that we have both passed midlife (our children remind us that there aren't many 100 year old folks around), I am so very grateful that Sir Dashing doesn't mind me getting old. I am not aging gracefully. I have been around some tough corners and each one has etched it's mark on my life. Thank God my husband is okay with that and can still appreciate me.

I can have the grayest of gray hair, I can have deep and numerous laugh lines, I can sag, I can limp, I can require expensive medical care and my beloved still looks at me with that look that tells me he's blind! He still likes me! What a blessing. He either doesn't see that old woman that I visit with in the mirror or for some reason, he just likes that old gal. Either way, I am freer than I have ever been to be the person the Lord designed me to be. I don't have to pretend, or to try to stuff myself in another person's mold. I am very thankful for that. I am so very thankful.

Sir Dashing and I have had our bumps in the road. Both of us have been difficult to love at times, but we have always had a deep relationship that was never based on a clothing size or the color of hair. Though we were once young and beautiful (if only to each other) somehow, we never hung our love there. It was always tossed like an ever widening lariat loop, encompassing whatever the other person was or became. Now the loop encircles aging. Some day it will be frailty, perhaps one of our memories will fail and at some point one of us  will continue without the other. I am so thankful that all of these options are still within the boundaries of a romantic and epic love affair. We are writing it as we go along and to me it is a precious thing.

Sir Dashing,  you are my knight, my hero and my friend. Keep that pinky reserved for me. Oh yeah, thanks for the M&M's!

Mommy 1

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another One of ShineyLock's Photography Experiments

 
Another one of ShineyLock's photography experiments. This is Mommy 1's adorable great niece. What is it about little children sleeping that is so angelic?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Making of Memories Monday by Mommy 2

Here  are  some  Photos  from  July 4th
at   my   house..

TechnoGuy  Lit our Fireworks.
Lost in a Dream's friend help prepare.
Cowboy said,"Cool", after every firework.

We   had  a  firepit...complete   with  a   fire.
Most   had   jackets  on...
some   were   wrapped   up   in   blankets.
Our   4th    was   Very    Cool....