Saturday, January 2, 2010

A cold and crisp sunny winter morning

When today dawned, it dawned as the coldest day of the year at 36 below F on our farm.Yesterday am it was about 20 something below so we are no strangers to intense cold weather. The snow crunches under foot, the house bangs as it expands and contracts, the windows may have ice form around the base when the moisture settles, but... the sun usually shines, the wind doesn't blow, and a good book is a friend to have.

Last night, we received the news that James and Ashlee are now engaged. I wanted to so much to ask James when he was going to pop the question when I was in LA but we were never alone. He told his dad that he had purchased a ring so I knew the day was close. My question was answered last night when he sent me a text message saying they were engaged. I am very happy for them both. It was so nice to be able to meet her and then spend so many hours in her company while in LA. I now will have a second daughter. Congratulations James and Ashlee! James announced that they will get married in February.

It is so neat to see that each of the guys James hung out with most of his younger years will all be married now.

Roxann and I braved the bitter cold to go to the movie The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock in Roseau last night. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give it an 8.5. A true story, it is a wonderful faith inspired movie. I highly recommend it. The service rendered in this story shows the goodness of ordinary Christian people and how they can turn the life of an individual who is in a sad situation into a positive situation.

Church tomorrow. I hope it won't be as cold as it was this am.


1 comment:

Leanne said...

Sounds like a good movie! I'd like to see that one... maybe we can find a theatre close by. Glad you got home safely and I surely hope Ardmore is feeling better. The cold weather is no fun even when you are feeling good! Take care!