Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Over The Mountains!
Our daughter A.Joy,her four children and myself drove the 5 to 6 hour drive over the mountains and across the mighty Columbia River to visit her brothers, our sons, and their families in a rural town 40 miles northeast of Spokane. When we drive up the long driveway to their home we are always met first by these two energetic guys (above), Shotgun and Ruger. If they are not outside they are constantly looking out the window. Any respectable Jack Russell Terrier has to be on the lookout for cats, birds,cats, stray tennis balls, children, other dogs,cats.. The 4 cousins from this side of the mountains get to play with the cousins from that side of the mountains, and play they do. They have a lot of fun. There is tether ball to play.
All 6 of our granddaughters pose for me , facing the sunshine ( sorry girls) showing their braids. Now they all look alike! Sure. I just called them the braidy girls.
There was craft- making at night in front of a warm fire after all the children were in their pajamas. (above and below)
Meeting the new pony the granddaughters who live here get to ride frequently. Bella is a very, very sweet and gentle pony and the girls have been taught how to care for and ride her properly. Uncle Daniel and Aunt Breezy will have nothing less when it comes to owning and caring for horses.
Four~ wheeling with Aunt Breezy over the fields, wheeeeeeeee! Aunt Breezy is very careful and takes it easy when she gives rides too. No taking chances or risks with such precious cargo and this also makes it fun for the more timid of the children.It is good to be able to come together with loved ones. It is good to remember we are blessed, and it is good to be thankful for this ! "The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 " Oh Lord, You are my God, I will exalt You, I will praise Your name." Isaiah 25:1