Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Sabbath to everyone!

Or maybe I should just call this post "random photo day". I'm feeling very relaxed after sleeping in and spending time in the sunshine and in God's beautiful church of nature. I've been reading a lot of my favorite random blogs and people are in good form today it seems. And so we should be!! We all have many blessings to be thankful for and I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely day of rest. Treasure it for it is surely a gift!!

This is my lovely big sister taken this past Christmas Eve in her home. I love you big sissy!!

And this lively little sprite is my youngest and only granddaughter Kaylee. She loves horses and gammy has high hopes for this up and coming junior equestrian. She's almost 3 now, so you do think she's about ready don't you??

The young pirate David and Miss Kaylee from this past Christmas Eve.

This is a shot of the whole little wrecking crew. You must be quick to get a shot of the 3 of them together and sitting down. The new addition and the eldest of the 3 grand kiddos is Jack - the serious one on the right. He doesn't show any real interest in horses (yet), but the other 2 are horsemen in the making for sure.

David and big bro Jack. Brotherly love...and at times brotherly not exactly love. This is one of the good times. You know what I'm talkin' about?

This is our son (my stepson) Justin - the papa.

Tle little momma herself, Jenny and Miss Kaylee

The joy of Christmas morning and getting a new electronic ... something.

Are you all getting tired of Christmas yet??? I told you these were random didn't I?

What!!? Like everybody doesn't keep their saddles in the living room??? Looks like I might need to clean that dust off'n mine just a bit!

Now, for something else which just somehow feels appropriate to me today. My sister sent this to me. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.

"Two Wolves"

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'

Just perfect!


Gail said...

Loved meeting your family.

Yes, my saddles are in the living room. Is there another place to keep them?

The beauty and truth of the wise Cherokee story leaves me speechless.
Choices...which one do we feed?

allhorsestuff said...

Hiya sweet!
Wowee..nice random selection there! You sound awesome indeedy.

I am making it and just writhing with the current installment of Selfish jealousy at my barn from the top (owner)
She should not have to be jealous at her own is ALL HERS...but she covets what I bought and made for myself in her field. She makes no bones about it to me...telling me she gets to have the best spot. it is ugly. So my next plan is to actually ask for the reeinbursement of $ I spent making it the best.. $300gravel and $ 400 dollars of matting +hay racks. I have a plan if she refuses to do what she said she would a mo ago and has used the materials I bought now in the area, without cleaning it, now for a mo...
It dissapears, as I own it! So please pray for me...I am tired of worldly strife when humility, truth, honesty= should be the wolf fed!

fernvalley01 said...

Love the story , may your "good " wolf stay always fat and happy

gtyyup said...

Wonderful post...great story. And, your family is beautiful!

Heather said...

I found you on The Wife's blog. What an amazing proverb. I hope I'm feeding the good one!

Oh and my saddles are in the middle of my one room bunkhouse on the new place that counts as a livingroom, bedroom and kitchen so I guess we all do it!

Callie said...

LOL, I have saddles everywhere in the house!

Anonymous said...

thanx for introducing the family... and a good shabbos !
gp in montana... where we're surrounded by saddles and tacks and bits oh my :)

Jenn said...

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! Where did you find those fabulous saddle racks? Are they store-bought or did someone handy with a hammer make them for you? Curious minds want to know, and I want a couple of 'em!