Thursday, October 14, 2010

Perseverance~

My brother has always been interested in horses.  From a young age, he started a collection of horse figurines and had a designated shelf in the family room where he displayed them with great pride.  On his wedding day, his beautiful bride rode in on horseback.  As a married couple, they enjoy the collection as part of their country home decor.

In 2005, when he was undergoing his medical trials and tests, I gifted him with this cutting as a symbol of calmness, relaxation, and gentleness after we were made aware that he would be enduring long, rigorous, and exhausting days ahead. 

Because of his faith and perseverance, he, his happy wifey, and bubbly kiddos are enjoying each day as it is given, rejoicing in a lifetime of happiness together.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Headed Home~


In this country/colonial cross-stitch style sampler, the dog seems confident being in lead, the chicken appears to be experiencing some anxiety being away from his roost, and the pig...did the pig really cry 'wee-wee-wee' all the way home?  If that were the case, don't you think the farmer would have the horse on a dead run? 

No matter how far you wander, no matter where you go...there's no place quite like home.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Leaves and Pumpkins~


Once again, fall has arrived here in the Rockies!  It is difficult to pinpoint what heralded it's arrival: the morning chill, the glint of frost at daybreak, or the sound of migrating geese.  Maybe it's the splendor of the gold and emerald forests coupled with the aroma of pine and cedar; or perhaps it is in the change of produce, memories of fresh maple syrup, the taste of carmel apples, or the house adorned with pumpkins.

Each season is what you make it to be.  Our arms are wide open.  How about yours?