Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Onward and upward...!

This little fella....
Just had his last day of school.
In 3 short days,
 he will graduate from high school, 
spend the summer relaxing
(and working part time) 
then in late August,
 head off to school.
He'll be 'down the road' from us,
 a mere 3 hour drive
 (in good weather).
I'm so proud of my little guy,
His mama's pride and joy
(aren't they all really?)
I pray for a smooth college experience as well as a happy future,
 doing something he enjoys.
We tell him,
 He's got the world on a string...
It's his oyster...
The sky's the limit...
But what we want most of all, 
Of course,
is for him to be happy.

I do find that I am near tears on a daily basis now.
He's the last little bird to fly from our nest.
We will worry about him,
 as we did his brother and sisters.

But God will watch over our little bird.
Be safe little friend


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day...!


Happy Mothers' Day to the wonderful 
young "Mommies" in our life...

Our Sweet Cammie with her "Wee Will"...
What a lucky little guy!

Our lovely Becca with her "Little B" has her hands full but a more loving mommy I've never seen :)
She also has little Fiona, our little pixie!

Our wonderful Mindy, forever my little girl now has two beautiful kids of her own

And mostly, Happy Mothers Day to my mom...
My mother, my friend.
I love you!!!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Springtime on the prairie...

is what a spring time morning (May) looks like where I live.
(no...this is not a photo of my house, but an old homestead not far from here)

As I gaze upon blog posts, featuring stunning photos of lilacs, tulips and such, I wonder why on earth someone would choose to live in this part of the country.

I wonder, but only for a moment.
Soon, I am reminded of the reasons we chose to move to North Dakota nearly 13 years ago (from the gloriously beautiful Montana Rockies no less)

We relocated here for the hometown feel of the land.
I come from Midwest farm stock myself so what better place to settle than the prairie?
(If reincarnation is real, then I am sure I was a homesteader)

The smell of the prairie grass, wafting through our town, on a summer afternoon.
The old water towers, off in the distance, dotting the countryside, as we drive down a country road toward Strawberry Lake for an afternoon picnic.
It's a much simpler life than it might have been.
I am thankful for that.

We are simple folk, my husband and I...
we would much rather sit and chat over a cup of coffee than run to the mall,
enjoy a homemade meal in our own back yard, rather than eating out.

I'm sure we appear 'boring' to some.
But after a long week of working, 
there's no place like home.

This is a photo of my son and his girlfriend, Katie.
They will be graduating from high school one month from today.
Don't they make a handsome couple?
They will both go to the University Of North Dakota in the fall.
We will surely miss them, but what exciting times lie ahead for them.


Time flies...our youngest, ready to leave the nest.
ahh.....35 years with children at home, and now, it will be just hubby and me.
Might not be such a bad thing at all :)

Have a happy day!