September 29, 2016

Thursday's Quote | For Somebody Else


I hope you're proud of yourself for the times when you've said "yes,"
when all it meant was extra work for you
and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.
- Mister Rogers


September 25, 2016

Celebrate | Married


http://www.ruthayreswrites.com/p/celebrate-this-week.html

On September 22nd, 1956, the day Mom turned 21,
my parents were married in a little country church.

Sixty years later, Dad still talks about her like they got married yesterday.

Our family has so much to be thankful for.


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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!



September 22, 2016

Thursday's Quote | Look to Jesus


Keep looking in the right direction in everything you do - to Jesus;
keep looking up and kneeling down. We are not ready for the battle until
we have seen the Lord, for Jesus is the answer to all problems.
- Corrie Ten Boom


September 15, 2016

Thursday's Quote | Beautiful Stuff


To a young child, the world is full of materials to touch, discover, and explore.
To find, collect, sort, and use materials is to embark on a special kind of adventure.
- Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini, Beautiful Stuff


September 11, 2016

Sunday's Photograph | After Church



Eliza and Ethan

We played a game of washer toss at our church picnic today.


September 8, 2016

Thursday's Quote | Toward Him


...I need to be able to worship God in any situation.
I don't need the best lighting, the best band, or the best anything to worship God.
I can turn my heart toward Him in any circumstance.
- Stan Endicott


September 6, 2016

Slice of Life | Retainer


On Sunday, when it was time to leave Beulah, Annie realized she couldn't find her retainer. We looked everywhere and time was ticking away. Then we started to talk about how costly it could be to replace it. I said, "Dad, can you pray we find the retainer?" He replied, "Pay or pray?" I think I scared him and we giggled!

Dad started to pray and about 30 seconds into the prayer, Mom laughed and held the retainer up high saying, "The Lord has delivered!" (I guess she wasn't praying with her eyes closed!) The look on everyone's faces was priceless. It was found between the couch cushions where Annie had slept and we had already checked there multiple times. 

Thank You for helping us find the retainer, God. What a sweet reminder of YOU on that Sunday afternoon in the cottage!


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September 4, 2016

Sunday's Photograph | Kayaking




Thanks to Cousin Dwayne and our neighbors, Annie, Eliza
and Ethan enjoyed kayaking on the Saint John River.






September 3, 2016

Happiness is...


a weekend we can all be at Beulah
riding on the ferry
a dependable car to travel in
going to yard sales with family
hearing Dad tell stories
Mom's cooking
the kids kayaking on the river
the family playing Parcheesi


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Inspired by Happiness is | lastlemon.com



August 30, 2016

Slice of Life | Just Stopping


On a beautiful, sunny day, Lisa and I headed to one of her favorite places, Cape D'Or

My dream of a perfect trip is driving

   with no destination

      and no clock.

Just stopping wherever along the way.

The day was dreamy.

We stopped when we first saw the ocean view.

We stopped when we saw multiple sign posts in front of an old church.

We stopped when we saw a quaint little shed with a local selling pottery.

We stopped when we needed a store.

We stopped to see her favorite restaurant, the Wild Caraway even though it was closed.

We stopped to live in the sounds and the sights of the ocean around Cape D'Or.

We stopped at the charming Spencer's Island Beach Cafe for lunch.

We stopped to cool our feet in the water while we waited for our meal.

We stopped when we saw a beautiful old school house on Hatfield Road.


We stopped to chat with people along our way.

It was a perfect day

   filled with wonder

      talking about whatever

         and laughing.

Thank you, Lisa.


Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia



 Beach Cafe | Spencer's Island

Spencer's Island

Port Greville Lookoff


8-3-2016


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August 28, 2016

Sunday's Photograph | Princess TigerLily


2007


How can this little girl be 16 now?
We've always told her that she is a princess and I call her Princess TigerLily.
Eliza is a wonderful combination of a tiger and a lily.
Thank You, God.


August 25, 2016