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There Will Always Be Flowers...

Life has its moments of despair and confusion.  Some plans might not work out as you had wished.  Some days you have to practise giving thanks to remember that God has the best path through the maze.
    And then, there are glimpses of the eternal when you notice a miracle take place in front of your eyes; glimpses of God at work that nobody else would view as a miracle but that's what it means to you.
     You might be given a small plot of land that is full of rocks and boulders and broken down fences but if you get out of bed at six and go out to the gardens that are there among the rocks, boulders, and broken down fences, with a cup of blessed coffee in hand you might see that there will always be flowers somewhere in the midst of the broken down rock walls.  You might have to look for them but they can be found.  There may not be an abundance of choices to pick from but a few clippings of the flowers that are there thrown together in an old, green, mason jar might just seem…

Letting Go

Nobody told me how hard it would be to let your firstborn go off for his first really big event, free from his mother looking over his shoulders.  I realize, it's a little hard to explain and probably most moms don't spend as much time as I do trying to figure out every emotion that passed through their lives.  I'm weird that way.  I think I'm being brave and before I know it or am willing to admit it, I'm in over my head with trying to figure out what's going on. 
      Two friends called the morning Laife left for boys camp and asked how I was doing. At that moment I was fine.  I got called in to deliver the mail and was busy all day. It didn't even bother me till three in the afternoon, when I was finally home from work and starting the house chores here at home.  I kept walking by his room and feeling funny. I had to keep reminding myself where he was.  Every time I accidently looked into his room to say "Hey", something felt very strange,…

Mid- Summers-Eve

My latest fun project... using chalkboard paint makes me feel like I'm finally home...

And a few roses we discovered on this little town lot...

The kids spent two nights in the backyard.  All night.  Laife leaves end of week for boys camp...He only spent one night outside...He says he wants a couple more nights in a real bed.
The beautiful fire their mother fixed for them...

The rediscovered gardens are coming along fine... Little, but fine...

More of June Gone By...

The little Skrivseth cousins when Ivan and Dena were here.  They soon changed this scene into running around the tiny back yard, wherein the one guy about cut his little toe off on a sharp rock.  They had to get stitches put in the next morning.


The whole family went with Bruce to EMT training one evening...

It was pediatrics.  So strapping little bodies to the back boards was good hands on practise.

This guy was a little big for pediatrics...

How many EMT's does it take to change a light bulb?  I don't know.  Depends on how many straps are available.

Mom turned 70 this week...I'm proud to call that young looking 70 year old my mom...

Dayton and Judy hosted the party... Thankyou very much!



Christian is the baby of the year for our parties..
The fire was beautiful and so was the coffee and the company...