Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. —Cicero

Winter Wonderland

This is what our yard looks like right now. Well, actually, there is more snow now!
This is fallen larch tree in the ski trail and I loved the way the snow sculpted itself on the log....

I call this tree "my Christmas Tree" because who could decorate a tree to look any better than this?

Winter Solstice Gathering

We gathered for the weekend for a Winter Solstice Celebration including feasting, as you can see by the size of that crab leg Mike is posing with! Yes! That is a crab leg, just a wee part of one leg! We forgot to put the holiday crackers on the table in all the excitement of getting the crab out, so no photos of us in our lovely paper crowns this year! Heck!
Here are Natassia and Silas, the betrothed.
They are planning a February 2010 wedding at our local Turner Mountain Ski Hill.
We will keep you posted on all that as it evolves.

This is Costa, beau of Molly, and I, color coordinated once again (I swear we did not plan this!) breaking a nice cross country ski path through the neighborhood.

This is Costa being ever helpful and pulling us girls uphill with Silas snowmobile .
Our intent was to pack the road down with the plastic sleds to make it better for the runner sleds on the way down. It never got very fast.

Nat and I whooping as we got covered with snow from the tracks of the snowmobile, we got a longer rope the next run!

Here we are, the girls! Even color coordinated (not on purpose, I guess we all just like the same colors!) for our outing on sleds.

A Day in The Life

Well, I worked up a beautiful card to send as a "Happy New Year" card to everyone as I was tardy in getting anything out for Christmas and thought folks might like to get a piece or "real mail" that wasn't a bill in January.... but the printing costs nearly caused me to have a heart attack.
I wanted to share photos and anecdotes and just a piece of our life and "BLOG" stormed into my head. It is not fancy, but has proven easy so far!
So here is the start; the blog from our corner of the world in Montana. Porcupine Creek. That is the beautiful little stream that flows through our property and helps keep it lush and wonderful all summer (through the miles-not exaggerating- of hose that Mike has running everywhere!).
Enjoy, comment and be part of our lives, our world!