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Monday, December 23, 2013

For the Love of a Child

(I drew this awhile back)
Waking up to the sound of giggles.
Makes your day start brighter.
Knowing the happy smiles.
Makes the world seem lighter.

Pattering feet across the floor.
The sound of just another day.
In the house of growing children.
Deserting their beds to play.

Getting dressed is always a task.
Chasing down children to change.
Screaming, happy laughter rings.
Any easier and it would seem strange.

Chaos in the kitchen erupts.
Cereal and milk cover the table.
Trying to gain control and order.
Just never quite able.

Playtime commences soon after.
Your time for cleaning long pass.
Toys and games sprawled all over.
Instead you leave it for last.

Nap times are always a bliss.
When finally all are asleep.
Quietness fills the house.
Letting the peace just seep.

Managing to get a little done.
Always awake too soon.
Although nothing quite compares.
Too hear your baby croon.

Before you know it.
The day has passed.
The children's yawns begin.
They're ready for bed at last.

You hug and kiss them gently.
Laying their head down for the night.
You read their beloved bedtime story.
Until you turn off their bedroom light.

You smile as you think about.
 The chaos the day ensued.
Even though it is a lot of work.
They always put you in the best mood.\


Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Monday, December 9, 2013

Shoutout to...

For the many viewers that I do get on my blog from all around the world. I want to give a shout out to you all and thank you all for following and dropping by my site. I appreciate the support from you all.

 While I am at I would love for you all to take a moment out of your day while you are visiting my blog and check out this talented and wonderful new rising pianist. He has inspiring, thoughtful and peaceful music that will make you want to listen to it all day. Plus he is also a follower on my blog...Soooo I guess that gives him a few extra bonus points =P

 You will find all his music and his newly released CD on his site at...

ZacharyBrunoMusic

  You can also find some of his extra new songs on...

soundcloud.com/zacharybrunomusic

He can also be found on twitter if you all want to follow him on there. I promise you will not regret listening and/or purchasing his CD. It is well worth and I can tell you all I am already excited to see where this career in music takes him.
 Thanks again to all who follow and stop by my site to read the random thoughts that I do happen to post. You all are amazing and I hope to share so much more with you!
 Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Life Update

Well, winter has found her way back to us yet again. For some of you that's cause for grumbling and dreading the next 3 months. As for others (like myself), it's cause for jumping up and down in excitement. Since last winter I've been looking forward to skiing again when the cold introduced herself for yet another winter. Snow Creek (skii place near us) opens up on December 14th. I am so excited to be able to go back and learn to fall on my back again ^_^  Ok, I'm not that terrible. Although I will be learning how to snowboard this time. So there should be a lot of that going on. You can only switch between snowboard and skii's (or vice versa) once. So I figured I would try out snowboarding and if I'm awful at it, I'll just go back to skiing. This winter is going to be amazing!

The one downfall of winter is that it makes working with and training my horse a little more difficult. Although I've decided on taking it slower and allowing Tank to bond and build a relationship of trust with me. So when it comes to the big stuff he'll just follow my lead. On the other side of news, I have a new car! It's really exciting and nice to have my own vehicle. It's been in the family for years and was my brothers before it became mine. So it needed some repairs. Thankfully I've been saving a lot of money by my dad showing me how to fix it. Yesterday we did a complete tune up to help my gas mileage.I learned how to out in a new air filter, fuel filter, spark plug wires and distributor rotor and cap. We also put in a new battery and pcv valve. We didn't have time to finish with the bushings and anti-sway bar links, but we'll probably do that next week. It's nice to know how to work on my own car =D

For those of you who don't know. I have an adorable new nephew. My brother and his wife had their third child last month. Zachariyah is now a month old and is healthy and happy as can be. Kadence and Noah are loving having a little brother. The funny thing about it though?...none of them look alike. LOL  There is Kadee who has olive skin and brown hair. Noah who has very blonde hair and white skin. Then Zach, who has lighter olive skin and black hair. Someone's going to think they adopted three kids, Haha. Kadee will be 4 in March and let me tell ya, she can talk your ear off. Some of the things she says will have you rolling on the floor. She can be serious with all the right facial expressions or a complete clown. Noah is coming out of his shell and starting to show more of his personality. He can be very mischievous at times and then a cuddle bug. All in all, it's fun being an aunt =)


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Love Lost

As your memory wafts in.
A shot of pain pierces.
It stings and opens anew.
Shutting my eyes from you.

Instead you're there inside.
Vivid as if I could reach out.
Touch you and feel your warmth.
Yet it is merely a wisp.

My eyes sting with tears.
I can clearly see your face.
My heart hurts from the pain.
Cries out for you to be there.

Questions of why.
Yet they cannot be answered.
I know, yet they're there.
Why are you gone?

Your picture is all I have.
Memories of our love.
Pure and simple and bliss.
I miss you my friend.

My only prayer.
To see you again someday.
How fierce I would hug you.
Saying, "I love you Bud".


Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Recipe of My Life (old poem)

I recently found a bunch of poems I either never finished or never did anything with. Here is one of them.




Rice, water and chocolate.
Are the recipe to my life.
Love, Joy and peace.
Is how I live without strife.

Yahuwah my king.
Is who I adore, but always remember.
Having too many friends.
Can be a chore.

Truth, honour and sacrifice.
Is how we will win.
Turmoil, bitterness and hate.
Is how we stay in sin.

Always remember Yahushua our Saviour.
Who gave up everything.
Just so you and I.
Could gain the kingdom.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sukkot 2013 part 2

                                                                              Felecia


Tiffani ^_^


Charlie's Angel's ...*coughs* I mean, Us girls.


We got to pose ourselves =P


Taylor...My brother =)


Me on my cycle (XR 250)


Fel and Tiffy on the quad.


I promise I didn't know it was suppose to be a funny picture.


The Sukkah


The road near the Cabins


The trees were gorgeous.


The walk from the Cabins to the campsite.



Grace Pond. (Named after the owners late wife.)


Its fun to canoe out there but not in the brisk mornings.


Congregating at the House.


Noah and Kadee playing a game that involves catching fish.


Staci and Lisa =)


A lil' girl (no idea who she is) kissing Kadee's forhead. 


The road back home.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pics from Sukkot 2013


Sean with the bow and Taylor behind (my brothers)


Mosey....she was our camp dog (lives on the grounds)


Felecia, Kadence and Myself.


Tiffani (Tiffy) playing guitar...she became quite the proficient. 


Elisheva (sis-in-law) and my nephew Noah.


Noah up close...say "Hello!"


Left to Right-  Taylor, my Mom and Vicki.


Me at Cedar Cover Cat Sanctuary where Felecia volunteers. 


Ariel


This is a Serval.  AKA...Deer Cat


Coatimundi ...or Quady as I like to say.


Beautiful Leopard.


L-R ....Tiffy, Laurie (Fel's mom) and Myself.


Taking a peaceful nap in the sun.


Fel's sister brought her horses for everyone to ride.


Felecia in the Serval's cage.


People.


.....and then John =P

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rich in Heart, Poor in Spirit

As a waft of air consumes a beggar.
Emptiness consumes the proud of wealth.

 As cold pinches the skin of the homeless.
Coldness pinches the soul of the elite.

As sleep eludes the misfortunate. 
Dreams elude those of the fortunate. 

Who do you think you are?
Sitting on your lavish thrones.
Looking down on the weary.
Who do you think we are?

Survival consumes the thoughts of a beggar.
Comforts consume the thoughts of the proud of wealth.

Hunger pinches the stomach of the homeless.
Listlessness pinches the heart of the elite.

Hope eludes the reach of the misfortunate.
Concern eludes the reach of the fortunate.

Who do you think you are?
Perched in your guarded fortresses.
Scoffing at the unfortunate.
Who do you think we are?

Change is given to the beggar.
Food and raiment to the homeless.
Faith and hope given to the misfortunate.

Wealth is taken from the proud.
Hunger pinches the stomach of the elite.
While the hearts of the fortunate are tested.

Who do you think you are?
Lowered by greed and gain.
A rock now your pillow.
Now, who do you think we are?




Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What's New? Well....


As you all may be very well aware, it's been awhile since I last posted anything. Well to be truthful, I barely touch my computer anymore. I think the last time I touched my computer before today was over 2 or more weeks ago. I can remember when I almost never went a day without getting on my computer at least once a day and now its rare to touch it more then every few weeks. Needless to say, I am out of date with a lot of what is happening via online unless its on my iPod.

  Well, some new things that have been going on since I last posted. I guess I'll start with the fact that I sold RoseBud at the end of July. She found a new, good home. I Also bought a new horse from the same guy who bought Rose. It all worked out pretty nicely. My new horse is Sgt. Tank. He is about 14'2-3 hands and a Black and White Paint. I'm not sure what breed he is but he most likely has draft somewhere in his background due to his bulkiness. He is extremely sweet and a VERY quick learner. He needs lots of experience, he apparently hasn't experienced things like bareback riding and doesn't know how to back up and simple stuff like that. Thankfully I'm pretty proficient at fine tuning. Right now we're going slow and he is learning to trust me and build a relationship. He learned very quickly that I'm not to be tested or messed with. He had a very bad habit of backing up when he didn't want to go when I told him to....lets just say, he doesn't do that anymore ; )


   My mom started teaching my 3yo niece how to do Ballet and Tap Dance last month. I decided to join her classes as well as some good friends of mine. I'm not exactly the best dancer in the world and I'm not going to take this anywhere. It is good for learning balance, control and grace though. I used to take for granted what Ballet Dancers do, but I can now say I have a whole new respect for them. The pure control and grace and balance it takes just to even stand right is hard. Tap dance on the other hand is a blast, I've always enjoyed that a little more then most dances. It's kinda nice having a mom who went through all of her childhood, high school and part of college doing dance.

   Let's see, what else? Succoth for us is coming up in a little less then 2 weeks. I have a really good friend coming in for the whole week and a half. I am so psyched about it! It's going to be a great feast, I can already tell. My family and my best friend family are hosting it together at a camp ground about 40 minutes south of us. So far we have quite of few families joining us. I didn't figure we'd have but mebbe 3-4 families, but it looks like we might have anywhere from 8-10 families or more joining. We just found out that my Sis-in-law is probably going to be due to have her 3rd baby about the time we're at the Succoth. I can't believe I'm going to be an Aunt 3 times over, its insane! I love my niece and nephew though. They are so much fun to listen to and play with, but I tell ya, they can wear a person out. Hard to believe that my sis-in-law is my age with almost 3 kids. I honestly don't know how her and my brother do it. I could see maybe having one kid by that age but not 3. Keeping up with Kadence alone is a chore in itself.

   Well, it is now time for me to go to bed since I must get up early to go to my wonderful job in the morning. It may not be much to most, but I love what I do ^_^
 I pray you all are well and blessed.
 Till the next post.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Dance of Serenity

He saw her there.
Balancing lightly as a top.
Drawn to the edge.
As if about to tip over a ledge.

Lingering in thought.
He could not betray.
As he watched her move about.
Gracefully in and out.

She danced as if in trance.
Her face a mask of control.
Gliding across the stage.
As a bird released from its cage.

He never had witnessed such.
Beauty portrayed through grace.
Movements with such fluidity.
He had found in it serenity.

The tempo rises to occasion.
As she keeps up with the music.
Feeling it to her very fingers.
The after image still lingers.

 His heart begins to beat fast.
 Attuned to her every movement.
 Flitting about in the wind.
He never wanted the feeling to end.

 He senses the finality.
Knowing she would soon descend.
Back down to the world of men.
His breathing slowly starting again.

Her mask of control then slips.
A glimmer of a smile appears.
As she takes her bow.
It's his turn to smile now. 




Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Friday, August 30, 2013

Story of Bo


 Today I got a phone call from a friend asking if I could watch a kitten for the weekend. She works at a Veterinarian clinic and said a man came in with this kitten that he had found underneath a propane tank in 100 degree weather. He JUST opened his eyes so he's not very old.
 So this weekend I am going to be kitten sitting until Tuesday. YAY!



 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Colorado Vacation Day 6


Had to have a picture of the cabin because I want to paint it ^_^


Love Aspens =)


Love this shot with the sun through the trees.


Queen of the Mountain....or mole hill =P


Noah had to join in on the fun.


Echo Lake on a very gorgeous day.


Thought this was a neat shot.


Have I ever mentioned I absolutely love clouds. LoL


Another neat shot.


So there was this Crow that was sitting peacefully....until...
 

...I told Kadence to chase it....such a great aunt aren't I?? Teehee
 

Photo OP with Kadence...Love that smile.


Noah wasn't so into it...so I didn't get a smile =(


Always loved these kind of shots.


Sean (his family) and I took a walk on the Echo Lake Trail.


Halfway on the trail a cool opening towards Echo Lake.


The trail ended and we had to walk on the road.


...So I took some neat shots on the way back.


My Grandpa fishing =)


Such a peaceful and beautiful day.


...annnd some more mountains and clouds.

....And a Duck.