Sunday, October 30, 2005

Glowing in the Wind

Pumpkin Art
Every year around this time, Brian starts to plan for his artistic pumpkin carving. Last year, he did a beautiful Owl pumpkin carving that took several days to complete. This year, I found the Cinderella patterns and as soon as the girls saw them, it was destiny. He began the process on Friday night and we were able to light them last night. This is the glowing view from my front steps. The girls are aleady talking about what he can carve up next year. Whatever they choose, I am SURE he wil be up to the task. He is already eyeballing the power tools and sharpening the chisel.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Waiting for the Bus
Miranda's bus brings her home at 3:30pm. This is the scene at my house as Baby and Daisy wait for her to come home. Isn't that sweet? They love her as much as she loves them. I think it is important for children to have pets. Pets teach us so much of the important things in life. They teach us to be gentle with things smaller than you. They teach responsibility, compassion, and they teach us to love, unconditionally.
Miranda and Anna have learned so much from this shaggy crew. Miranda does a great job of taking care of her cat. She cleans his litter box, and springs out of bed and makes sure he has food. She hugs and kisses him, and when I go grocery shopping, she lovingly picks out food he will like and treats. Anna will tell you SHE is Daisy's mom. That used to be me, but she feeds her and loves her as much as I do. Lately, Daisy has been MIA from 12:30-2:00. I went looking the other day. She lays on the floor next to Anna's bed as she naps. I guess they are taking an afternoon nap together.
I love these two critters like children. For the times they have been stepped on, carried around when they didn't want to be, lost fur, and been played with too hard, they have quickly forgiven the girls. That's what I am talking about. Loyalty and love. Bark when the bus is out front Daisy.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Four Walls

I heard this Randy Travis song on " Extreme Home Make Over" last night. The show brought me to tears, this song had me weeping:
My Grandpa farmed for a livin',Content to live the simpler kind of life.
My Grandma worked in the kitchen,Awfully proud to be that farmer's wife.
They used to say that they'd got everything that they need,Each mornin' they wake up:
Four walls, three words, two hearts, one love.
With the highway twice as wide,And the farmland sub-divided.It's good to know that some things never change.
I'm still lovin' an I'm still livin',By those simple words of wisdom:
Life an' love come down to just four things.
My Grandpa, Lord knows, I miss him,An' the way that he and Grandma looked at life.
And each day, I count my blessings,To have that kind of love here by my side.
No matter what, we know we've got everything that we need,Each mornin' we wake up:
Four walls, three words, two hearts, one love.Yeah, we've got everything that we need,Between the two of us:Four walls, three words, two hearts, one love.

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Perfect, right down to her cute little feet.