Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hunting, Birthdays, Anniversary

What a busy time we've had around here! Busy but we've had some fun days since I've last posted. Our other daughter Kim, our oldest grandson, my Mom, Doug's Dad, Doug's brother, my sister all had birthdays!!!! Oh my goodness. All that cake and 36 years ago Doug and I decided to be married in September too! So we got to celebrate some of these days while out hunting this fall.

Kim is such an outdoorsy person. She loves to go camping and riding four-wheelers and her family joins in her passion too. It was fun to have them along for the hunt this year, even if we didn't get a moose! We sure enjoyed her family, Klint's family, Doug's brother Mark and his two sons, and Marie and Tucker even drove out to celebrate Tucker's birthday at camp with us. Tucker's Dad Chris was around but he decided to camp up on the mountain in case he had a better chance of getting a moose. Sadly he missed out on lots of riding, lots of campfire cooking and lots of talk. It was great.

I hope you all are having a gorgeous fall!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sharing Roses

Roses are such a pleasant part of creation. I so love them. This year my grandsons sold them and I bought three of them. They have been a joy to watch grow and bloom.

I used to walk my twins to the flowers on the campus of the Bible College Doug was going to saying "lovely flowers." They made their own word and would repeat "ff-lawv-e-lee's."

Karolyn Marie and Karla Mae - you girls are always a joy to me, and just like the roses - you make my heart happy. Thanks for being that to me. God has blessed Dad and I with so much more than we deserve.

What a wonderful God to have given "Twin A" and "Twin B" to us... how many years ago now??? ha

The Twinz - They've been roses in our lives.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Run! Moto Run!

Picture of Moto as he swam along side the paddle boat.

Our dog Moto, which just this morning I thought to myself I may change his name to "Rambo" for he is so rambunctious, came crashing up on to the back deck and slammed himself into the door. I was reading when he did that and I thought, was that someone on the deck, or was that an earthquake? Chewy and I watched the door.

Then crash bang again and I could see the porch swing swinging thru the window. I got up and peeked out. There was Moto, crawling along under the porch swing, panting away like crazy. I watched as he squeezed himself up between the swing and the railing.

What IS he doing? I went to the door to ask him when I saw him running past the window. By the time I got outside I only saw his tail going around the side of the house. I ran to the front door and called him. He came running, occasionally biting his back legs as he came.

I thought, "OH NO! He must be shot!" I saw my old dog Chevy coming up the hill, he was panting too! Moto had left him way behind from where ever it was that they had been and he only then had got home behind him.

I began to examine Moto who had the whole time had been going in circles on the deck biting at his haunches. THEN I saw the wasps!!!!!! OH MY WORD! This Grammaloo gave up all noble ideas of helping her tormented dog and ran inside, slamming the door on the poor Moto who tried to run in right behind her!!!! :-D

From my own safe vantage point I called to Doug (on his Tuesday working from home day) and he hurried to help Moto. It turned out there were like two or three wasps that must have clung to Moto continuing to sting him as he ran!

It's AG now. I am sure Moto is still feeling the effects of those awful wasps. He is quietly hiding under the front porch right now and I am wondering where those nasty wasps have decided to nest!