Saturday, August 4, 2007

A Day With the In-Laws...

bumping along winding dirt roads

God's provision for us during our temporary "homeless" period

I know 'xactly how ya feel

just chewin' the cud...

nature's way

summer storm clouds over the horizon

mountain views dream

that clearing off in the distance, beautiful spot for a cozy cottage, don't ya think?

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

gramma's got me!

hardworking men, but...

all work and no play makes Nathan a dull boy.

North American Spotted Draft Horses...

drinking from a mountain spring.

and after a leisurely lunch of hot roast beef sandwiches it's back home again for Sabbath prep.


Davene said...

Wow, what great pics!!!

How do you manage to post so many pics in one entry? Whenever I try to do that, "it" won't let me. Maybe my file size on my pics is too big?

Those cow pics are hilarious to me--so different from the cows we have around here! There is ONE farm in our area that has longhorn cattle, and I love to drive by there and look at them. But otherwise, we see mostly holstein and angus cows.

The wide open spaces in your pics are so appealing. I'm with you--it's a perfect place for a little home! Hoping you'll get one someday in your own perfect corner of the world... :)

Davene said...

I forgot to mention...

Elon's gramma looks really young to be somebody's grandmother!!! I hope I look that good when my kids start having kids! :)

Loved the horse you ride?

New Mom said...

Hi Davene,
Glad to see you made some more posts on your blog. No, I don't ride, actually, I'm kind of afraid of horses.... so much harnessed power.

The cows are called Long Haired Highland Cattle or Scottish Highland Cattle. Aren't they so cute! We have a lot of cattle here, there are so many ranches. Mostly black angus. The cows in the photo lived on the ranch of the people who let us live at their small cottage for free during the time we were "homeless." We were able to see them everyday.

As for Elon's gramma, she is 46 which I think is quite young to be a grandmother. She had my husband when she was 20. She is thrilled about your compliment and says you "made her night" and that will "hold her over for a long time" :)

How old were you when you had Josiah, if you don't mind sharing?

Davene said...

New Mom, thanks for the response, and for letting me know about it on my blog so I could check here! :)

I don't think I've ever seen cattle like that. The long hair! It's so funny. Thanks for the info!

I'm glad Nathan's mom was pleased by the compliment. :) Wasn't it Mark Twain that said, "I can live for 2 months on a good compliment"???

I was 26 when I had Josiah. :)

New Mom said...

I was the same age when I had Elon. BTW, you look like you just turned 20.

New Mom said...

Must be that fresh country air!

Davene said...

Aw, thanks!!!

Although I definitely think 31 feels a lot different than 20 did! :)