Saturday, March 7, 2009

Family Pictures from Montana: My Homestate!

My brother Marcus just sent me these pics of my niece Sage and nephew Luke. I miss them so (they live in Stevensville, close to Lolo and Missoula, Montana where we grew up).

The horses shown are their rescued horses (Cory is the redder mother and the more brown horse is her daughter). That's quite a story...the two had been separated when their original owner gave them up, then reunited when Hope (my sister in law) and Marcus adopted them from two separate sources. Sweet, huh? You can see the obvious bond between Sage and her equine family members. Hope practices natural horsemanship with the horses and it's evident that they sense that they are a valued, respected part of family life.

Thistle (their beautiful dog in the picture below) was adopted from a local shelter, already grown up, housetrained, great with kids and the other animals--what a great find she is! :)

These pictures are a bit of a time warp...Sage looks tons like me and Luke is the spitting image of my younger brother (Marcus). If you'd told me that you'd just found these photos in a drawer somewhere of my brother and I, I would have believed you!