The other day I went on a Nature Walk around the property to enjoy the "new life" of Spring. I had such a fun time taking pictures of everything starting out and found myself so excited anticipating what everything will look like in full bloom this early summer.Rhubarb, chives, herbs, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes and a few apples!Then the Lord has blessed us with these beautiful flowers...My favorites are Lilac, Hydrangea, Wisteria, Roses, Bachelor Buttons, [...]
I have to show you this lovely Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!This was part of my Mother's Day Blessings Yesterday!Kelsey made this delicious pie from scratch by herself (well Drew helped a little)...I also got homemade cinnamon rolls in bed yesterday morning!Children are such a blessing!
This past weekend was the Raising Kids to do Hard Things Seminar in Portland, Or. We had a really great time enjoying worship, productive fellowship with friends from all over and learning from someone who has gone before us in the land of parenting. We took Kelsey, our nine year old with us the second day. She really loved being "big" enough to go. We enjoyed having the special "alone" time with her as well. [...]
In Suffering we can experience God in ways we would never have before. We can experience Him lifting us up and giving us strength to get to tomorrow through today. Sometimes He chooses to deliver us from our circumstances, sometimes through them, and sometimes in them. We can believe Him to deliver us. That is the promise to hold on to.I have recently been through some serious medical issues in this pregnancy. All which I [...]
This was a significant year for our North Pacific Division (Cutco).The first Division ever to do $10,000,000 in sales.Amazing Job Team!We are so thankful to have all of you in our lives and feel so blessed to be able to watch you all grow and grow together.Last night we wrapped up 2009 with our annual Cutco Christmas Party @ our Home!The party consisted of the managers who ran offices this year in Oregon & Washington [...]
That's Right!Ten Pounds!We are going to have a lot of zucchini bread!
Praise be to the Lord for tomatoes!We have plenty of them, but this year I decided to make sauces, lots of sauces. I got this most amazing tomato saucer and it is soooo GREAT! It is a time saver. You just throw the tomatoes in and watch it make sauce... no seeds, no skin,; beautiful sauce. Then we add diced shallots, onions, lots of garlic, fresh basil, parsley, rosemary, and oregano sauteed to the sauce [...]
Today was a very productive day at our home!We had piano lessons, harvested tomatoes and made sauces to freeze, we read, we studied God's Word, we took care of the animals, we cleaned, studied snakes, read the Dangerous Journey,& STACKED A CORD OF CHERRY WOOD!ONE CORD DOWN....And ONE TO GO!Then we are set for fire wood for the year! Yeah SAVE on Heating Bill!I can't wait to have our first fire... I love the smell [...]
In light of the times we are living in, I recently wrote this letter to a few of my dear friends. Asking them to actively pray with me.After being encouraged by two of these friends to share it with you all...I am finally posting a copy of my letter in hopes that it will move many of you to action as well. I am hoping that this email can prompt me, us, into deeper respect [...]