Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ike, Ellie and Robert Frost

This was Ellie the night Ike was coming into the Texas coast. We were on the webcam with Vicki and Craig. Ellie wanted to hug them. So we gave her a picture to hug while she watched herself on the computer. -I just thought it was cute.
I went to Goodwill yesterday to kill some time and ended up picking up a couple of books for the kids and one kids book for myself. It was a copy of Robert Frost poems. I remembered in 7th grade how my teacher, Mrs Leach made us memorise some of his poems. At the time I hated it but later grew to be thankful and appreciate the poetry.This was my favorite, so I thought I'd share it with whomever ...

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Friday, September 12, 2008

peach canning

The kids here are enjoying my freshly canned Colorado peaches.They are so yummy. I think I like canning and will try some other things.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Drive through Middle Earth

A little sweetness to start the day...
It was a beautiful day here on Saturday. We decided to take a drive on one of Colorado's Scenic Byways. The path took us up Mt Evans and through this beautiful Forest of Bristle Cone Pines, which date from 1500 -2000 years old. It really did make feel like we were somewhere in Middle Earth, I was almost expecting for Hobbits or Elves to peak out from around the ancient tree trunks. But we didn't seethem or any wildlife for that matter.. it was pretty cold and windy up there. close to the top...

Below, is Summit Lake close to the top of Mt Evans.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pumpkin Bread time...

Okay, so this may seem a little soon to some of you southerners, But, Its 58 degrees here. I broke out my fall decor today and lit a harvest Yankee candle... Then Ethan started talking about muffins.. And it got me thinking... So tada...
And I am so glad. This is only the second thing that I've baked here in Colorado that actually turned out great. Thanks to a high altitude cookbook I found online. I ordered it today and hopefully will have more yummies to come.... Although, that may not be good for my figure... but oh how I've missed baking. It is one of life's pleasures that need not be forgotten. Carpe Diem ...right? I wish I could share this with you all. It is soooo Yummy. Nikki and 2P I know y'all would love this. Maybe a cup of coffee/tea and some good conversation...anyone?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Richard Runs a Marathon!

Yes, really Richard ran a Marathon On Labor Day. We are so proud of him. He accomplished his goal! My Squash and Zucchini are doing really great!
Oh yeah.... she's so stylin'
Surprise! Vicki and Craig came in town on Thursday. We had a fun few days running around town with them.
Here's Rich coming around the final curve before the finish line at America the Beautiful Park.
Vicki (as Ellie says... Bicki) and Craig(Keg) on a Rampart Range Road overlook.