Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday at Camp Grammy's...
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Mexican Tomato Chowder
Thursday, September 27, 2007
We won't wait two years to meet again. Marg, are you busy next Thursday? Let's do another hike.
Happy Birthday, Sister!
It’s birthday number fifty-_____.
She's creative & crafty; she's a gardener and loves to travel
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
the fall garden...
These aren't actually supposed to be on the lawn...but there's lots of them, so I guess they are part of the fall decor.
Throw in a few rudbeckias (and lots of spiders!)...add a pot or two of mums, and
...it looks a little more like autumn!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
getting lost in the corn...
... except that the darkness came so much sooner than we expected! I think John (the owner) actually thought we might still be there on October 31st when they cut the corn, so he came to our rescue with his flashlight!
Monday, September 24, 2007
they call it puppy love...
The halls are empty...they really are late! Oh well, the teacher will understand that a new puppy took priority today. Ryder likes the puppy well enough...he just doesn't like Mommy to pay too much attention to it. And Chief thought it was best just to ignore the whole thing...he walked across the fields today & paid me a visit.
He is a thirteen year old Malamute and isn't doing a whole lot of running these days. Jeremy & Broni had actually ordered a Bernese Mountain Dog pup, but changed their mind because they don't bark. They thought it might be nice to have a 'watchdog' on the farm with all the break-and-enters that have been happening in our neighbourhood recently. So hopefully Nora grows up to be both a wonderful pet and a watchdog...and a friend to Chief.
This afternoon Ranen came to visit Grammy. She is all grown up at sixteen months...she had lots of new words for me today.
There won't be too many more barefoot days this year, so she was enjoying this one.
Mmmm...there's not a fruit she doesn't like!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
it's a good day...
And yes, she started nicely after church...so we never had to call the kids for a ride!
The pastor had a wonderful message this morning...as usual. He talked about 'the heart of worship'. To quote Pastor Ron, "We don't see the glory of God because we're so blinded by our own brilliance."
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Emme & Ryder were my helpers when I baked this cake last week, and Emme loves to add all the ingredients. Since she doesn't like 'mayo', she wasn't all that excited about this cake once she knew what was in it. Ryder got to lick the beaters...Emme said she would pass. However, she loved the cake in the end (even had two pieces) and promised not to tell Uncle Kris it had mayo in it! I'm pretty sure it's the frosting that redeems this cake...it would make any cake taste good.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
in loving memory
I met Hildegard during my junior high years at MEI in Abbotsford so many years ago. We were good friends during those years and spent time in each others homes. We each went our separate ways, and lost touch after high school. The last time I met Hildegard was several years ago at Costco...she was buying flowers for her husband because they were celebrating their love (it was a special anniversary).
This summer I met Hildegard's daughter, Lara, who was engaged to a friend of my nephew's. We exchanged notes about her mom (she wanted to know 'what was she like when she was a teen'?). Lara was so excited about her upcoming wedding! Several weeks ago we heard that Hildegard was losing her battle with cancer and had been hospitalized. The wedding which was to take place last weekend was postponed. Today Hildegard has gone to meet her Maker.
Our hearts go out to the family...I can only imagine what they are going through at this time. No words will take away their sorrow, but may they feel the love and prayers of their friends.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Let's enjoy our time with our family and friends and keep our relationships alive and healthy...our days are all numbered!
* * * * *
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no one has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop,
At late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own,
So live, love, toil with a will.
Do not wait until tomorrow
For the hands might then be still.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
bath and body works
Heidi got me started on their soaps...they smell so good!
.... I also have the wall flower deodorizers in the coconut/lime/verbena scent.
I gather they won't be opening shops in Canada anytime soon, so I guess we'll just have to keep visiting the States to stock up!
Last Christmas I gave the girls (Heidi, Broni & Lisa) gift certificates to Bath & Bodyworks, so we went to Bellis Fair together and went on a shopping spree. What fun! It's sort of a grainy pic...so you know for sure it's not a promo for Bath & Bodyworks (or Target, for that matter!)
Anyhow, I am happy that my favorite bath products will be soooo much more affordable.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
the great blue heron
I actually took those pic's through our patio windows. They are very skittish & don't like being photographed. We have a 'blue heron reserve' in Chilliwack where people can observe the heron in it's natural habitat...they have over 200 blue heron nests. However, we have lots of them right on our farm. Since I had my camera with me, I caught this one beside the road this morning. He gave up his fishing spot when he saw me coming, so that's as close as I could get.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Late Summer Picnic...
The kids loved the old water pump.
Oh yes, and the reason we were picnicking was...
"Happy Birthday, Grandpa!"
It was a good way to end the season. In a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and we will be enjoying the beauty of fall.