We are beginning our third week here in Missouri, and each day flies by faster than the last! Can it really be Thanksgiving this Thursday? And Christmas a month from Thanksgiving?! We hear that Idaho is having its second big snow storm since we've left, which makes us very grateful that the weather was so nice for our journey. We know that we were being watched over, and it is a very humbling feeling.
Here are a few pictures of our new cottage, and the surrounding area. We have spent as much time as possible exploring the outdoors, getting to know our new ecosystem, and looking for turtles (no luck yet!)~
Feeding geese at a local lake.
Visiting the temple of the Church of Christ in Independence~
The Burr Oak Woods Nature Center~
~And the LDS Visitors' Center in Independence.
(We love her hat!)
Here is a front view of the new cottage (minus the right bedroom)~
And the deck in back of the kitchen, with its Osage orange ornaments
AnnaMarie has been busily making bird feeders to feed our new feathered friends~
We were delighted to see our first walking stick last week. . .
. . . And to watch for the cardinals, who love hiding in the burning bush out back.
We'd better get on with our unpacking now~ We have basement stairs to climb now, so moving up heavy boxes should get us in real good shape!
May you all have a most blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.
"In a Tiny Roadside Pool"
The simple things
Knows not where
A tiny roadside
Pool may hold