Sunday, June 24, 2012

Family Portraits

It was time to photograph the fam. Tripod and hopes of not tripping while I fit myself in next to my man. Well, not bad. But perhaps next time I will take off the sun glasses and make sure I yell "Hawk" or "Turkey Vulture" so some will open their eyes a bit! I always have to think of something to catch them when it is just me shooting!!!

Family June 2012

13, 11, 81/2, 5, 18 months

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The beginning of Summer....

For some the thought of a new beginning is horrific. Truly, beginnings can mean many different things. In life the mountains and valleys can be overwhelming.

My bible reading plan today in Psalms  is 116. Here are the first few verses;

"I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live....Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful...For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.'

I don't know what tomorrow brings, what I do know is that the Lord is gracious and merciful.

I look at the activities we have been involved in from visits to strawberry farms, celebrating milestones, watching butterflies emerge in our own home, creek adventures, dirt biking and I am so thankful for these beginnings and what they stand for....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Watching and waiting

Waiting for the caterpillars to grow, change and transform into a creature of beauty!
(They have now, that is another post coming! What a great experience we had!)

                                                           Watching and waiting.....

                                             Watching and waiting for the turtle to move into
                                                                some serious action!

Watching and waiting for Katie to slide down!

We all watch and we all wait. For me, I need to remember that strength comes from waiting on the Lord. I am trying to put into perspective what waiting means. So many things in life take time. Watching the caterpillars change has been a reminder to us all just how precious time is! We waited, it seemed like forever! But we waited with eager anticipation of what was to come.

I need to wait eagerly for what the Lord will speak in my life, to my children and to my husband. So I will watch and wait, but I don't want to be lazy I want to wait for answers actively!! Simply, I read His word and pray....

Monday, June 4, 2012

My girls are growing!

So thankful for three precious daughters!

A surprise party with a sweet ending!

The Most Amazing Cake!!

So you might want to click on this link if you have a sweet tooth! Sweet Confectionary is a local cake decorating paradise. I stumbled upon it while organizing a surprise 40th for SP! The artist is local and is a mother of young children with a talent to be shared! In my brief meeting with her while picking up the cake, her young were around her and I wondered how she could create these amazing cakes while the young probably were right there while she bakes. She makes it work with other helping hands!! A woman with a passion for cakes and making her family work is a balancing act. I am sure it is tough to accomplish. All the ladies the night of the party sure enjoyed the chocolate cake she made, it was incredible! Visit the link and be pleasantly surprised with decadent cakes! MMMMM.

 Well this group of friends had a night out on the town celebrating SP's fortieth! What a wonderful night! I literally had sore cheeks from laughing and smiling so much. That is just simply good health, to laugh a lot! I always laugh with Stef. I am so thankful for her friendship. So the evening ended with a sweet surprise, a cake from Sweet Confectionary. I knew I wanted a special cake for a special friend and decided that attemping to make one was out of the question! As I mentioned above, I found this site and was quite taken with her beautiful cakes and the lovely site. Best, she was close by! I love local talent!!
Everyone brought with them five gifts that represented something special about SP. What a treat! She opened some beautiful gifts and some hilarious ones too! So fun! Celebrating friends or family is something I love to do! Whether it be with a party or meeting for a coffee, lunch, shopping, praying whatever can bring us together is worth celebrating! The evening was full of precious, hilarious moments and those are memory makers. Plus that restaurant was spectacular! Amazing cuisine and the staff fantastic! Visit in Oakville!!

Happy 40th SP!
Robynn, we managed! What would we do without voicemail, texting and just laughing!?

Love ya my friend and may God richly bless you in this your fortieth year! I am thankful for your heart for God and your love for others. You serve and care for so many that are forgotten in this world. You inspire me to do more!

Can't wait to have another reason to order a cake!