Monday, September 20, 2010

lately

I love having an early morning to myself. It doesn't happen very often...Aven is still averaging 3x a night wake-and-nurse sessions, and Mike and my father-in-law, Marty, have been leaving the house early most mornings to haul grain. It is harvest time and hunting time in our part of the world, and that leads to early activity in our house just about every day of the week.

This morning I woke at 5:30, rocked Aven and put her back to bed, then tiptoed downstairs to a quiet, dark house. The sky was clear and starry and cold, so after standing on the porch breathing and waking up a bit, it was back inside to make a fire in our kitchen woodstove and some strong coffee.

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ahh, a quiet house...

We've had a beautiufl end-of-summer. Days that still feel long, afternoon sun that still heats you through.

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There is still time for new explorations; which can be as simple as pulling over on the side of the road while crossing the big hole valley. Because sometimes you just have to get out of car and stretch a little...or ride your motorcycle a bit...

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biker babe

We've had good visits with some Bitterroot buddies,

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and tried out new looks in our old tub.

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Amelia started dance classes last week- which she loves.

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And we've spent lots of time just enjoying our place on these last warm days.

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daddy's closet = best hideout ever

We did a little painting to memorialize our first summer here.

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Amelia proudly represents the family biz

Hope you're enjoying these last days of summer.
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2 comments:

Sarah { bee house hives } said...

good morning ellie... i will be thinking of you in the early mornings in montana now. thank you for leaving word the other day.. i am so happy to have met you. i can't wait to talk more. your photos and words are inspiring.. and i used some today. words that is.. with a link to your blog. i hope you don't mind.. too beautiful not to share it again... over at bee house. take care and keep in touch!

June said...

I found you through Sarah. What a beautiful family and life you have. Thanks for sharing it here. And don't you just love these golden early-fall days when you can have both sunflowers on the table and the crackle of a fire in the wood stove?

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