Saturday, September 03, 2011

Garden Harvest

Our garden in exploding with color right now. This is what we picked this weekend and I think we will be picking more in a day or two. So much yummy, goodness right at our finger tips.

I can't wait to start eating on it all. Tonight we are going to crack open the melon and have some of the tomatoes on our elk burgers. The cherry tomatoes are going into a salad tomorrow for a BBQ at Terran's parents and Monday we will stuff the peppers with cheese and grill them. As for the rest of the fresh goodness I think some canning may be in my future. I love this time of year when all the work pays off from the planting, weeding, and watering.

Enjoying the bounty,


Monday, August 15, 2011

Photo Shoot

My parents, sister and her two girls just left this morning after a spending some time visiting us. We had such a nice time together hiking, swimming, and meeting Lily for the first time. While here my sister, Salome asked if we would take a few photos of her, Kaitlyn, and Lily. So, one afternoon I got to play photographer and take a few pictures of some very lovely ladies. We were all pretty excited about how they turned out. The lighting was perfect and the girls were pretty smiley for the most part. I simply had to share a few of my favorites.

This is the only one I took of all three of them together and it's a keeper.

Salome asked for this pose, it came out so nice and clear. Now I wish we would have done one with their hands in the grass too.

Lily's smile is precious. She loves her Mama!

This is my favorite of the bunch. I love how natural both Salome's and Kaitlyn's smile is. This isn't the pose that we were going for, but worked well.

At this point Lily was tired of having a big grey thing in her face, even so she is pretty cute with her "leave me be frown".


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Friends

It is the last day of July and I am finally getting to my July post. Yes, this is how far I have fallen in the blogging world; a single post each month is my goal. Now I would love to exceed that goal, but I make no promises to myself or anyone else.

This last Spring for one of my classes I had to give an informative speech on a subject that I researched. My choice was hummingbirds and I am so glad that I chose to study and learn about that little bird, because they have added to our summer.

After researching them I decided to put out a couple feeders and to see what happened. We now have a male and female that fight on a regular basis for the sugar water that hangs outside our doors.

Black-Chinned Hummingbird male enjoying a little sweet drink. He is so shy that I haven't been able to get any other close pictures of him.

The little female deciding whether this is good food or not. Hummers are always on the look out for food, because they burn an average of 10,000 calories a day. Some burn more and some less depending on their size and weight. Because they are always on the look out for food, it makes them quite curious and fun to watch zipping around.

Enjoying God's Creation,


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mountain Flowers

Over Memorial Day weekend Terran partially tore his MCL, a ligament in his knee. We were so bummed over this injury; because we had a weekend full of outside hiking and biking that he no longer could do (he won’t be able to do anything intense for about 6 weeks). The dr. told him to stay off it a week and he could then go back to work, after a couple of weeks he should start walking on it more. We took advantage of that piece of advice and went to the mountains yesterday to look at the wild Iris. There weren’t any blooming yet, but we found other lovely wild flowers, some fun for the dogs, and escaped the garden that needed a little more weeding.

Enjoying the day,


Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy 10 Years

It is amazing to me that we have been married 10 years today. Man and wife, partners, lovers, best friends, and each other’s support for a 10 full years. I keep saying it to myself, because I find it hard to believe. It seems like ages and ages ago that Terran and I were married before our family and friends, another lifetime ago. At the same time I feel like we are just getting started that our life together is brimming with potential and the future. That somehow even with all we have discovered and built together, we have just touched the surface of each other and what our life holds.



It is wonderful, one of the greatest joys to look back over the last decade and know that I wouldn’t change a thing. Life has been so rich and so full; I would live every moment again with Terran by his side as his wife.

To the next ten years,


NOTE: For whatever reason this post was removed when blogger was doing maintenance. We celebrated 10 years on May 12th and this was originally posted that morning ... just so you don't get confused about dates.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there. This video made us laugh this morning at church and I hope it brings a smile to you too.

Thank you Mom, for all that you have done for me through the years. You gave so much to us children. I love you!!!

Thanks you Mom G. You raised a wonderful son and I am so blessed to live my life with him.



Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Property

Since Terran and I first talked about dreams one of ours has been to own a little piece of land outside of town. We weren’t particular about the city or state this piece land fell into, weren’t too particular about the size of it a couple acres or 50 acres, we just wanted a little space to spread our wings and let our dogs run.

Terran grew up with a lot of space to play in Canada, being able to hunt, run, and explore right outside his back door, so it seemed natural he would want the land. For me owning property was always the ideal dream. To not have neighbors a stones throw away, to have a garden any size one wanted with a few fruit trees was the dream my parents had and it passed to me.

Last fall we bought our property. After looking and looking the last few years and a few false starts on other pieces of land Terran and I found the piece that is all we wanted. Terran wanted some wild area that would stay rough, while I wanted some places for grass, a garden, fruit trees, and a goat. Our place has it all and then some extra.

Standing at our gate. We had to wait almost 6 monthes for our closing to go through. We waited a long time for this moment.

Walking up our long bushy driveway.

Kojo running through one of the wild areas. We haven't exlpored all of the hidden places yet.

Sitting in one of our large cottonwood trees that were a huge draw for us.

We are so glad that we waited for God’s perfect timing and for His best for our future home. It would have been so easy during the last few years to have pushed for something that seemed great to us, but wasn't the best. God really does bless waiting on Him.

Proud owner of 8 acres,


Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Place I Live

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the beauty of this area and can’t believe that I call it home. Yesterday was one such day. I went for a hike with the dogs, taking advantage of my last Friday of break, while Terran was working and it was gorgeous.

Perfect hiking buddies

Too lovely to words...

The joy of living in a place where the Yucca blooms in the summer and the snow falls in the winter.

Living in the moment,