November 27, 2010

Beautiful journey

My amazing husband took this photo during a hike of Mt. Monadnock.  God paints such glorious scenes here in New Hampshire.  
This type of photo always makes me ponder how God alone knows which way we should travel and He takes such pains at times to give us beauty along the journey so that we may bear the difficult roads as well as the smooth paths.
May you find beauty in your journey today and always know that you do not travel alone.
Blessings on the journey,

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so many things to be thankful for - each and every day - far too many to just to be remembered on one day in November.  The Lord of all creation has blessed me beyond measure and each day I try to remember to offer my praise to Him who has given me eternal life and every good thing in this earthly one.

November 11, 2010

Sniper training

During J's piano lesson recently, B walked the neighborhood loop with me and we talked about his dreams for the future.  He's pretty consistent for a boy of 11 when he talks about what he'd like to be when he grows up.  A policeman, an MP (military policeman), Army soldier, a Marine.
All of which I heartily support - he's my son - I want him to be happy and aspire to greatness while humbly serving the Lord in all he does.
He talked at length about becoming a Marine and needing to gain some muscles on his 11-year-old frame to reach that goal.  When I asked what type of job he might want within the Marines, he suggested he might like to be a sniper and reminded me of his accomplishment this past week with his Daisy air-rifle (aka BB-gun).

He may have some talent here.

November 4, 2010

Something fun

Yesterday over at The Frugal Girl it was the regular Wednesday baking post and it looked like such fun that I had to try it out today.
So I made up a batch of white bread dough in my bread machine while also making up a batch of King Arthur's Whole Wheat bread recipe with my big Kitchen-Aid mixer.
I let them rise and then with the input from J, made up the two loaves and set them to rise & bake while she whipped up a batch of one-bowl brownies for us all to enjoy.
My kitchen smelled wonderful all afternoon!
This was the result of my efforts - and it met with hearty approval from both B & J as well as our neighbor's 5-year-old son that was here for the afternoon.  Warm bread with butter makes a lovely snack on a rainy afternoon.