We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ellie's Tour

After talking on the phone with "Aunt Cece" one day, Ellie decided to do a photo tour of our new home. She drug Reni all over the property that day and made her take pictures and videos. Reni was such a good sport, and Ellie was quite the little director. And so, I give you the edited version of Ellie's tour (you cannot even imagine how many pictures there were...).

The home of Mike and Reni Daniels:

(Front view)
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(Back view)
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This is Reni and Mike:

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Living with Mike and Reni are...

John's Grandma, Agnes (Reni and Loretta's mother)
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John's cousin, Lauren (the daughter of Melanie and Richard, in Connecticut - you remember Melanie who has helped us so many times over the past year...)
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And their adorable dog, Eliana (who is terrified of the camera, so this was the best photo they could get)
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The house from the inside:

The living room/dining room
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The view from the balcony


The family room downstairs
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The guestroom downstairs aka "our room" for the time being
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And this is the spot where I sit and type...
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Some of the outdoor highlights:

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Picking plums
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And now for Loretta and her menagerie...

On the way to Loretta's house, we see the beautiful Dream!


And here is Jenny the burro (yes, I know she sounded bigger in my story, but it's still not an easy feat to push even a little burro!)
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This is Loretta and Sophie
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Ellie with sweet Sophie (left) and Josie the puppy (right)
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Ellie at Loretta's place with Teddy (left) and Luc (right). Unfortunately, Pippen is missing from the photo
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And now for the raccoons! They have all been rescued - from a fur farm, a zoo, and a wildlife center. They were part of Loretta's life before she moved to Montana, and now happily serve as "mascots" for Still Waters Photography's wildlife menagerie. They live in Loretta's house in large, comfy cages, complete with cat poles and nest boxes.

Ellie is talking with Ruby:
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Ellie and "Izzy" (Isabelle):
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This is "Gabby" (Gabrielle):
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This is the beautiful outdoor display cage for the raccoons, which is a fun place for them to bathe and be in the sunshine:
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I hope that you have enjoyed Ellie's little tour. As you can see, we are thouroughly enjoying the animals and all of God's beautiful creation! Thanks again for your love and prayers.

A quick prayer request - Ethan has a cold. Please pray that he gets over it quickly and doesn't pass it along to the others who will be coming with him out to Montana. Thanks so much!

14 Comments:

At 5:10 AM, Blogger tricia said...

I'm so glad to finally see wht Renis place looks like....I've heard about it for so many years but never saw a picture! Ellie looks SO good. Love ya!

 
At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Jill Heins said...

Well Done Ellie!
Thank you so much for the tour!
What fun to see where you are living.
You are constantly in our prayers.
Love from your Minnesota relatives!

 
At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photos and videos were glorious! It means so much to have further photos of Ellie and "see" the beautiful place that you are calling home now. Love to all of you and continued prayers.
Paula

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Ginger Harris said...

Wow Ellie!! That was a great tour! I showed it to Maddie and she can't wait to meet Dream and the cats. Most of all she can't wait to see you! We are really talking it up to her now that we are getting close to leaving! It really helps her to see all the animals and the people she will be meeting. I love you so much and can't wait for you and Maddie to be together again! See you soon!

All my love,
Aunt Gingie

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

No wonder Ellie loves it out there! Thank you so much for sharing, it's nice to see what your new home looks like. :)

On a side note, is Ellie's hair coming in much darker than before? It looks like the blonde is gone!

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

What a wonderful place! Ellie is an excellent tour guide and spokesmodel for clean living. Ellie looks so strong. WOW - you are in our prayers and now we can picture you in a place.

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous kristen miller said...

aw, thanks for posting all those photos! i love seeing a rundown of everyone (and you meant EVERY one!) there - thank you so much, Ellie!!! I love your outfit and hairclip :) quite the hostess we have for us.... love you guys! (and i love what you did with your room :))
-Krissy

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Edith (Mema) said...

Ellie looks beautiful and her haie is really growing. What a beautiful place God has provided for your family. I really enjoyed the house pics and to finally hear Ellie's sweet voice. Still praying in SC.
Edith Tyler
Mema t

 
At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am wondering if you have any regrets about the conventional treatments you pursued? Do you wish you had done more with alternative medicine to start?

I loved the pictures of Ellie with hair as it gives me hope for Jillian!

Katie
www.teambettendorf.com

 
At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, from Sanford , Florida. It is been a while since we checked the website. But the prayers are always going for Ellie in this household. Rebekah loves her so dearly. It is wonderful to see Ellie full of energy. And enjoying all of God's creations. She also looks tall. We are happy to see her doing good. Greetings to her specially from Rebekah.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger meg said...

i LOVE all the animals, and ellie's hair looks so cute! :)

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

What a beautiful girl you've got there!!! Thanks for sharing! I'll be praying for Ethan. :)

God bless,
Sheila

 
At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW Ellie, thanks for the tour. You are living in such an incredible place. You seem so natural with the animals and I bet they are loving your company every day. The videos were wonderful too. I loved listening to you talk. I think you were about 3 the last time I actually saw you and heard you in person. I'm hoping to get to come and visit you while you are in Montana so you can give me a tour in person.
Much Love, Garcias in Paradise

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Molly Jasper. I am a junior at francis howell north high school in st. Louis Missouri. I have come up with something i am so excited about. I feel very strongly about kids with cancer and each story breaks my heart so i want to do something about this and why not start by building their self esteem a little bit. I wrote an essay last year for my english class and my teacher was amazed and she asked me if i wrote this for a reason i said yes the reason to teach people and make them care. She talked to one of her friends who lost her nine year old daughter to cancer and she is sponsoring my idea to give little girls makeovers and photoshoots and just a day to have fun and i was wondering if you had any ideas or would like to add onto mine thank you soo much. Ellie you are beautiful and i love your smile and strength.! my email is mkjasper09@sbcglobal.net

 

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