Friday, February 5, 2010

Forgive Them Anyway

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.

- Mother Teresa

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dashing through the snow…

In a one horse open sleigh redneck open sleigh, O’er the hills we go…IMG_3414_31_1

Barking all the way…Esther just couldn’t wrap her brain around what was going on.



The kids were having a BLAST!  I even took a ride—I did get some video of all the madness.  (i.e. the horses running on the other side of the fence, the dog barking, the kids squealing and laughing, myself screaming to “be careful”) 

At one point I heard Mario ask, “Wanna go out in the field and find some hills so we can get some air?!!”

They (the kids) thought that sounded like a great idea, but since they were getting enough “air” in our yard to keep my blood pressure up, I talked them out of it.



Esther—If you can’t beat ‘em…join em’:


She finally decided to forget jumping up at horses and barking at them to stop…so she ran a hundred laps around the house instead.

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After sledding we went in and warmed up.  In the afternoon we came back out and built a snowman and snowwoman.

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We had fun in the snow, now I’m ready for springtime, flowers, warm weather and sunshine.