Monday, October 6, 2008


We woke up this morning to a snowy mountain! How funny we were all 
commenting just yesterday that there wasn't one drop of snow on the 
mountain and look what happened in the night while we slept:

I don't know if I am ready for winter just yet. Thankfully this fall
already seems to be much better weather-wise than our summer
ever was. It is turning into the pretty, sunny days/crisp cold nights
season that I love so much.

Yesterday was my niece's 5th birthday party at the pool! Much fun was 
had by the entire family and a few added friends from her school.

Silly Synchronized diving?

I sure saw lots of smiles all around.

Keith was swimming with everyone. He has a lot of experience in this 
pool already--this is where he has water therapy 3 times a week. The
deadline for putting weight on his legs for the first time is approaching.
He will be x-rayed first to determine whether his legs are ready. I am
sure he is more than anxious to be walking again!

And of course there was a pinata...

The parachute was a lot of fun for everyone.

Hmm, not bad. Only one casualty this time.

The Beautiful Birthday girl

Oh yeah, vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles. Does a 
5 year old girl's birthday get any better than that?



mary said...

What a beautiful birthday girl! I so agree - it is hard to beat pink icing with sprinkles for any occasion :) How wonderful to see Keith almost on his feet again - what a looong road he has been on for the past few weeks. You have a precious family!

Becky said...

That looks like so much fun! Makes me wish I were five again. I remember doing the parachute thing. I'll have to try that with my kids.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

what a cool birthday party! Your brother is looking much better I hope all goes well with his xrays and he is soon up walking again!
Happy birthday beautiful girl!
Love the photo of the mountain too!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday party! Kids grow up so fast, don't they? Your brother looks like he is doing well! And your mountain is gorgeous!!!

Blessings to you,


Caution Flag said...

It all looks wonderful: the party, the mountain, and your healing brother. You must be doing a lot of smiling these days.

Karen Deborah said...

awh what a fun party, and a ahappy birthday to you! The snow is coming already? Well what on the next agenda? It's beautiful there and hard, living in a wilderness a true frontier, Do you ever think about yourself as one of last pioneers in America? well you are.