Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Home Again

We were blessed to be able to go to Cape Cod last week for vacation. My Mom rented a home for the second year in a row that accommodates our large family as well as she and my stepfather. Just a brief walk down a path through the back yard and an ocean inlet was in full view.

In addition to the ocean we enjoyed two nice bike rides – one for about 24 miles! Boy did I use some leg muscles that had been neglected for awhile. It was wonderful that all the children were able to go – Sarah and Abraham each sat in the back of Mike and I in a carrier bike seat and the other four are strong enough now to ride their own bikes at a good pace.

We especially enjoyed our two visits to Nauset Beach.

Here is a scene that was particularly touching – an older couple (maybe even in their early 90’s) – walking the beach using ski poles for stability.

It is wonderful to be home to our gardens that need to be planted and to our chickens that missed their daily loving care from the children. As we return to the routine that is life, our hearts and minds are filled with gratitude.


  1. I don't read many blogs, but found yours via Eclectic Culture Farm's blog. I think that picture of the elderly couple on the beach is absolutely precious. You should enter it into a photo contest somewhere!

  2. wow - 24 mile bike ride! i'd love to go for a long ride somewhere flat - we live in the foothills and after a few climbs, i'm plum-tuckered.

    thank you so much for sharing your miracle chicken story; i wanted to cry for your poor little chick! i read your comment to my son and he said, "it's like smally!" i cringe to think how cold her toes must have been. the kids and i were doing a google image search for chickens (because they love to look at pictures of chickens) and came across mike, the headless chicken. if you get a chance, look him up on wikipedia. amazing story of a miracle chicken!

  3. I bet those are Nordic poles. They are wonderful for boosting the workout when walking. I have a pair and swear by them!