Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

My mother's birthday is today. She's a slight woman of great resolve who stands by her principles. I've learned so much from her example - the importance of family, thinking only the best of people, not gossiping, love of gardening, popcorn in the evening...the list goes on and on. She let us learn and improve from our mistakes. We became better because we knew she expected better.

I am so grateful that this humble, quiet, woman is my mother. Words fail me as I try to sum up her influence in my life and the life of our family, but Mom has served as the constant, unchanging, rock in our world. We thank you. We love you.

The "pond"

Well, thought you'd get a kick out of the latest adventure. 30 years of flat greasewood and a high water table...hmmmm....would a pond work? I wouldn't mind some ducks and geese dropping by. So we're trying it. I should say Mike is 'tolerating' it.