Thursday, June 02, 2016

Time standing still


Today Mr. Nielson took us all on a fantastic
 wheeler ride around the ranch property. 
We checked on a few water tanks and the windmill, and then Lottie
fell asleep for about 45 minutes in my lap. 
 
The ranch is incredibly beautiful right now.  
The grass is turning white and the blue sky goes on for miles.
 It's even more amazing in the late summer months.
 
When it started dusk, I made tin foil dinners and threw in a bunch of different 
vegetables, wild rice, and some fresh herbs. 
We took the dinners to the fire pit on the hill above headquarters and 
waited patiently while Mr. Nielson threw hot coals on them.
 
It was a beautiful night and couldn't have been more fun.
These are the memories I am hoping are long lasting with my children.  
I hope they remember the unity we all felt being together.
I hope they remember the connections we made, 
and remember the heart-felt prayers we offered to 
God thanking Him for our blessings and this
 beautiful country we are surrounded by.
I'm convinced that time stands still here at the ranch, and I love it.