Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paint by Number Fun

Awhile ago Graham bought Abby a set of three paint by number pictures. She absolutely loved working on them and would beg me to get them out every day.  I was amazed by her persistence and diligence! She started off by painting all the colors that didn't need mixed, and then I'd help with whatever needed mixing, but she did 99.9%of the paintings herself. 

Working away! 

She was more than a little excited to finally have them all finished! 

It took a long time, but they turned out amazing. :) 



  • 1.careful and persistent work or effort.synonyms:conscientiousnessassiduousnessassiduityhard work

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Turkey Dinner and Cinnamon Rolls

This past Sunday, Graham's Mom made and brought over turkey dinner. It was so thoughtful of her, and the food was delicious! 

The feast! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade stuffing, nifty carrots, corn, cranberries and sweet tea. 

This is absolutely my favorite way to eat carrots! 

Turkey, potatoes, and stuffing. 
Then a few days ago she brought over a pan of these:

Still warm cinnamon rolls!

Oh no, these were too amazing to just have one. ;) Cinnamon rolls are one of my top favorite treats, and these were soo yummy! :) 

Feeling blessed! So thankful for wonderful in-laws! :) 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Scripture Verse for Today

"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."  -Isaiah 30:28

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Think about yourself.
Talk about yourself.
Use "I" as often as possible.
Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others.
Listen greedily to what people say about you.
Expect to be appreciated.
Be suspicious.
Be jealous and envious.
Be sensitive to slights.
Never forgive a criticism.
Trust nobody but yourself.
Insist on consideration and respect.
Demand agreement with your own views on everything.
Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown.
Never forget a service you may have rendered.
Be on the outlook for a good time for yourself.
Shirk your duties if you can.
Do as little as possible for others.
Love yourself supremely.
Be selfish. 
-Taken from an Above Rubies Facebook post.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Random Favorite Photo #5

Some of the children out crop checking with Graham. :) I took this picture several weeks ago, the peas have grown a lot since then! 

Jesus, Master, I am Thine

Jesus, Master, I am Thine:
Keep me faithful, keep me near;
Let Thy presence in me shine
All my homeward way to cheer.
Jesus, at Thy feet I fall,
Oh, be Thou my All in all.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Saskatchewan Sky

This past Sunday, around sunset, the sky was absolutely beautiful!  I took all these pictures at the same time looking different directions.  

Looking up. :) 



East. :) 

"Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Psalm 29:2

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Trim Healthy Mama Snack

I was so hungry this afternoon that I decided to do a little baking! If you have never visited Briana Thomas' website, you need to! :) She has so many yummy Trim Healthy Mama recipes it's hard to decide which one to make.  I'm really excited that she is planning on publishing a cookbook soon as well!   Today I made her chocolate chip cookie recipe.  They turned out better than I was expecting!  For my drink I make the "Singing Canary"from page 398 in the THM cookbook.  It tasted amazing!  I was looking for a good way to take my protein powder and this is the answer!   If you don't have everything on hand you can still make it, it's versatile. Next time I might use equal parts lemon and lime juice.  Here is how I made mine:

4 T. Lemon juice
3 doonks Pure Stevia Extract
1 scoop unflavoured protein powder
1 scoop Intergral Collagen
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2c. water

Mix everything but the water and ice in the bottom of a quart jar. Fill with ice to the top and then dump the water in. Stir and enjoy! :)

Note: Be sure to check out the original recipe as I left out a few ingredients I didn't have, and also changed amounts with the protein powder and Intergral Collagen.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What Have you Done Today?

"...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:3b

What HAVE you done today?

I nursed a baby ‘till he slept,
I held a toddler while he wept,
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak,
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.

What DID I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess it’s true,
Unless you think that what I’ve done
Might be important to someone
With bright blue eyes and soft blonde hair,
If that is true, I’ve done my share.
~ Anon.