I'm MA. Mom of R and S and wife of J. I'm a 43 year old Christ follower, mom, wife and worker bee for a great company and probably many other random titles. I am so blessed by God to have a wonderful family and friends network. I love to spend time with the kids and to spend time with my husband, who is an over-the-top Dallas Cowboy's fan! I love all the following things and in no particular order (as they all fight for my attention each and every day in addition to the family): bible learning, coffee, wine, photography, scrapbooking, vegetable gardening, mystery book reading, computer playing, blogging, game playing, food-lovin, couponing, camping (my style) and traveling.
My Handsome, Loving Husband who is die hard Dallas Cowboy Fan and loves all of us tremendously!
R is my beautiful little girl who is now 17 years old. She is alternately sweet and sassy (which gets her into trouble sometimes). She loves God, soccer, texting, music and playing her flute. Annoyed easily by little brother (but loves him a lot).
S is my very handsome young son who is 13 years old! He's good at annoying his big sister (and also loves her a lot). He loves God, baseball, video games, computer simulation games, music and playing his euphonium. He's a smart cookie and I expect he will be an engineer to come.
A is John's oldest daughter who is just beautiful, head strong, and very independent! She's making a way for herself in this world. We don't get to see her very often, but enjoy every minute when we do!
L & J
L is John's youngest daughter and J is her husband! They are just beautiful and sweet people inside and out and have hearts of gold! Also making a new and wonderful life together with lots of new paths to walk down. We don't get to see them as often as we'd like either, but sure enjoy it when we do.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Durango (Lake Vallecito) CO - July 20, 2009
It’s 8:00 am... I’m the only one up. I’m always the only one up first thing in the morning. I live with a bunch of bears who hibernate as long as they possibly can!! It could also be the air up here at 8000 feet which is so cool, feels good and smells good.
So, I’m sitting outside in my pj pants, tshirt and sweatshirt (because it is a little cooler here - YAY) with my coffee at the picnic table in front of the cabin by the big tree which is the one and only spot we can best pirate someone’s unlocked wireless network signal!! :-) It doesn’t seem to work so well from inside the cabin, so sitting outside the cabin is the only option if you want to communicate with the outside world. Note - cell phones still don’t work. Ask the teenager who is devastated she can’t do much texting with her friends and Bryan. Hi Bryan. She tells me Bryan is reading the blog so everyone say hi to Bryan! Everyone: “HI!”. :-)
Back to the peace and quiet that is surrounding me at this moment. It’s lovely. No car sounds. No horns. No morning commute. No kids griping (yet). No phones ringing. No emails to check in my inbox. No Starbucks (oh darn, I like this one).
All replaced with calming, lovely sounds. The lake lapping against the shore. The birds twirping and singing in the tall pine and aspen trees. The squirrels scurrying by. The occasional fishing boat on the lake trolling for fish. The coffee brewing in the kitchen (not Starbucks). Me typing on the computer. THAT’S IT my friends.