Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy 23rd Birthday Shawn!

This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

Monday, October 25, 2010

Girls Lunch Out

We had a lovely Birthday lunch out yesterday for Louise! It was so great to see all of you. It is always so nice to get together with such good friends. I love you all!

We also got a new group picture. From L - R Caroline, Rosemary, Louise (the Birthday girl), Tannis and I.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
- Unknown

Scott's 20th Birthday Post

Scott and Ralph - Scott played his violin at a wedding today, he normally doesn't walk around in his suit!

The Birthday Table


Scott before dinner

Making Pizza

Opening gifts

Scott's cake - carrot with cream cheese icing

Blowing out all the candles...

... all this smoke!

Cake is so fun!

Taste and see that the LORD is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

Our First Snow, The Wood is in and Fall Porch Decorations

Friday we had our first "sprinkle" of snow. Dad, Shawn and Scott were working hard into the evening to get the first load of wood in. Just as they finished, snow began to gently fall from the sky.

The wood pile (we still have another load coming)

Our fall decorations - I keep forgetting to post some pictures of them!

Pie pumpkins that were baked and pureed today

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Full Moon and Our Weekend

Tonight is a full moon. We live in the country, so there are no "town" lights and we are able to enjoy our deep navy blue night sky. Speaking of night skies, my brother who has always dragged his family out to see the stars is home for the weekend. Scott and Mom are the night sky "nuts" at our house.

Yesterday and today I worked at the health food store. Alexia (the baby) was here for part of today as well. Scott came home tonight so this weekend we can celebrate his Birthday! We are having Nana and Papa over for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate.

Tomorrow is the CWL bazaar that our church puts on every year. I did the publicity for the event and worked on typing up schedules and making name tags etc. I am helping out with decorating in the morning and the tea room during the bazaar.

My good friend Louise is celebrating her Birthday tomorrow - October 23rd. Happy 20th Birthday Louise!!! I hope you have a great day. Tannis, Caroline, Louise, Rosie (her sister) and I are taking Louise out for a Birthday lunch on Sunday after church. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy 20th Birthday Scott!!!

We love you and wish you a great year ahead! I miss not seeing you everyday and I can hardly wait to see you tonight :)

This is Scott's first Birthday ever that he has not been home to celebrate. We are going to be having a Birthday dinner for him on Saturday evening.

Scotty and I dancing at a wedding in the summer that we attended

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37:5

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our frosty fall days

I have been having some computer issues on our computer so this post is going up a few days later then planned.

We have been making lots of apple sauce this week for the freezer. We have a great food mill that allows us to wash the apples, cut them in half and then bake them in the oven. We let the apples cool a bit and then put the through the food mill. There is very little waste and the sauce is so tasty!

Working at the health food store has been going very well. I am enjoying working with all the bulk food (and just food in general!) The lady I work for is very nice - she has been teaching me lots about the store. I have mostly been taking the bulk food items and putting them into smaller bags or containers, labeling them, weighing them and putting them on the shelves. I have also done some cleaning and working at the counter.

Mom and I are going to be looking after a little girl full time until April. We are enjoying getting all the baby stuff out, washed and ready. We are having her a few times over the next couple of weeks to get her used to everything. We had her for the afternoon today, she is sleeping in Mom and Dad's room right now. Alexia's 1st Birthday is on Saturday!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! I thought this little cartoon was cute, out of the mouth of babes....

I love everything about fall (except all the excessive rain that we have been having) and this Thanksgiving weekend has been absolutely beautiful! We had a few things happening this weekend, first a wedding...

Mom and Dad heading to the wedding

The happy couple, Deanna and Jon

Scott came home on Saturday for the weekend. Here we are taking our yearly family picture. We all got along wonderfully this year. Some years it has not gone so well...

The 3 kids

We had our dinner yesterday at Nana's and Papa's house. We made stuffing, potatoes and cranberry sauce to take. Friends of ours came out for dinner. Here in order is - Elisa, Scott, Me, Chris, Jared and Shawn in front. Their Mom came too but there Dad was away for the weekend. It was a joy to have them!

At Nana and Papa's later in the evening during a game of "Apples to Apples".

Our dessert made by Nana - Pumpkin and Apple pie with Butter Tarts

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

Psalm 107:1

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:27

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Sunday Afternoon Family Nature Walk

We Thank Thee Lord For This Fair Earth Hymn, George E. L. Cotton

We thank Thee, Lord, for this fair earth, the glittering sky, the silver sea;

For all their beauty, all their worth. Their light and glory, come from Thee.

Thine are the flowers that cloath the ground. The trees that wave their arms above;

The hills that gird our dwellings round. As Thou dost gird Thine own with love.

Yet teach us still how far more fair. More glorious, Father in Thy sight;

Is one pure deed, one holy prayer, one heart that owns Thy Spirit’s might.

So while we gaze with thoughtful eyes on all the gifts Thy love has given,

Help us in Thee to live and die,

By Thee to rise from earth to Heaven.

100 Blog Posts!

March 1, 2010 ~ October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Oldest Children.. always win

On my sidebar I did a recent blog poll asking "What birth order are you"? Here they are in order. Thank-you for participating!

Only child ~ 1

Oldest child ~ 6

Middle child ~ 1

Youngest child ~ 2

In between ~ 2