Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Day of Spring

Happy Spring! While it's still cold and snowy where we live, I'm looking forward to all the coming delights warmer weather brings!  Such as...

Seeing the first robin


New leaves on the trees

Having hummingbirds come to my feeders again

Colorful flowers growing

Green grass

"And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:"  Dan 2:21

Friday, March 10, 2017

Planting Flower Seeds

When it looks like this outside, I needed to do something to remind myself spring will actually come to Canada. :) 

So we went to the store and bought dirt, pots and flower seeds! The children and I planted marigolds, asters and zinnias. 

On Thursday we saw that some of the seeds have already sprouted! It's been good to see things growing when it's freezing cold out. :) 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lunch in the Basement

A few days ago I decided to buy a few treats and have a picnic lunch in the basement with the children.  We had fun, and it helped break the monotony a bit from being in the house to much this winter. :)  It warmed up to above freezing today, which was nice, looking forward to springtime! :) 

Making the food. 

The children were eager to help get the plates of food ready. :)  

Ready to eat! 

Yummy lunch. Chips, ham sandwich, cheese stick, chocolate bar, and orange juice. :) 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Way to Start My Day

The Bible, French vanilla coffee, and a pancake, sausage, egg, maple breakfast sandwich my husband found at the store for me because he knows how much I like them. <3

"I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." Psalm 101:1-3 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Little Ones

Precious, no doubt, are these little ones in your eyes;
 but if you love them, think often of their souls.
No, interest should weigh with you so much as their eternal interests.  No part of them should be so dear to you as that part which will never die. -Selected  

Two Tips to Help Speed Work in the Kitchen

#1 To chop an apple very quickly, first turn the apple stem side down. With a large knife make four cuts around the core as shown. You will end up with six apple slices and the core. 

#2 When you have a lot of small children like we do this tip comes in handy! To quickly cut up waffles, pancakes or French toast use your pizza cutter! It's very fast and easy! 

These are just two kitchen tips I've used recently that have helped me out. :) 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hot Soup on a Winter Night

On a freezing cold winter night, a bowl of hot chicken noodle soup, along with some buttered bread is  perfect! :) 

 I didn't use a recipe this time, but that's the beauty of soups you can use what you have on hand. :) Tonight I decided to first sauté and onion then add in the chicken along with a few of my favourite herbs: rosemary, oregano, and basil and also some garlic powder.  Then I added in some cubes of mozzarella, chicken broth and bow tie pasta. 

Sprinkled with a little Parmesan it was yummy. :) At least the children's response told me so, they were asking for seconds and Luke (almost two) had three bowls! Lol :)  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

So thankful for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! 

 "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Praise the Name of the Lord

“Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.” 

Psalm 148:12-13

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Favorite Hymn: When I Survey the Wonderous Cross

  1. While flipping through our hymn book today I came to this song. It had been awhile since I last sang or played it, and it was good to come across it again. 

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16

  2. When I survey the wondrous cross
  3. On which the Prince of glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.
  4. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
    Save in the death of Christ my God!
    All the vain things that charm me most,
    I sacrifice them to His blood.
  5. See from His head, His hands, His feet,
    Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
    Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
    Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
  6. Were the whole realm of nature mine,
    That were a present far too small;
    Love so amazing, so divine,
    Demands my soul, my life, my all.