This is Saturday night. When the six of you decided to make dinner together. This is homemade tortillas and empanadas sitting outside in the January cold because there is no more room in the refrigerator. This is multiple conversations sprinting and hurdling over one another toward an invisible finish line. This is an evening on the cusp of two of you getting married. This is friendship and laughter. This is a future memory.
This week in pictures might be my favorite yet… Dax and I visited the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. I know so embarrassingly little about horses and the wild mustangs that have found a home at the sanctuary. But I know when I am witnessing something majestic. And the site of these animals living wild and free took my breath away.
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
This week my 70-year-old uncle paid us a visit from Oregon. He took the time to read nearly every book in Daxton’s arsenal. After all the reading, we took him on the Georgetown Loop Railroad to see some of the autumn’s early colors. Also, lately, Daxton has been creating endearing artwork and taping it to the wall above our bed so James and I get his messages before we go to sleep. It’s quite possibly my favorite thing on display in our house.
I’m a little late with “this week’s” photos. These images are from early September when we went to the mountains with my husband’s family. We (one of us at least) played with trucks, found a (some-call-it-cool-I-call-it-creepy) message in a tree, hiked, determined who among us qualified as horseshoe champions (Grandma), and discovered a fort and relics of nature.
“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Paul and Melissa just had a baby boy. I feel truly honored that they invited me into their home this week to meet him, fall in love, and, oh yeah, take a few pictures of him on his ninth day of life. This is Oliver Edward. And he might just be one of the cutest babies. Ever.
Do you have a momentous moment happening soon? A birth, adoption, anniversary or milestone birthday? Write to me at hello [at] stephanie-powell [dot] com to choose a time to have your own story told. I am currently booking Storytelling Sessions for the fall and winter.