Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lovely Month of...August

August is such a glorious month of the year...spring is just around the corner and all around me there is new life! 
On the beautiful sunshiny days, I have to fight the impulse to rush outside like a little child, throw back my head and drink in the gorgeousness of nature and the splendour of our King... 
On days such as these, my thoughts are filled with wonder for our Lord who spoke everything into being... 
I am in awe of His strength and majesty when the moon makes way for the glowing sun in the early mornings...humbled by His creativity when I notice the fresh pink-sprayed buds on the fruit trees and the new intricate plants popping up in what would seem the barest of places.
I am so thankful to live in a world as rich and wonderful as this one...a world where the workmanship of our Father is so evident if we would only stop and look for it...

Growth in the garden is always such a delight...

{How I look forward to sharing once again on my very dear blog.  I have been somewhat busy this last while and had to take an unexpected short break...}

I hope all my readers are having a perfectly splendid August!

Much love and blessings on this very beautiful day,

Today I am sharing with...

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

“The most obvious lesson in Christ's teaching is that there is no happiness in having and getting anything, but only in giving.”

~ Henry Drummond

~ Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  Luke 6:38 ~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We Have Another Blogger...

Hello my dear friends!  I have some lovely news for you this morning...
My younger sister, Beth, has finally joined our wonderful little world of blogging and can now be found at A Bit ofBeth where she will be sharing daily bits from her life, her favourite recipes, books, etc. 

I know she would love to have you pay her a visit!

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Decade of Memories ~ Beth

 Can it be true that our dear sister, Beth, is ten years old already...? 
My, my, how time does fly!  It still feels like yesterday I answered the phone as a seven year old to receive the wonderful news that Nancy and I were the proud big sisters of sweet Beth...

I remember holding this tiny bundle in my arms for the very first time...not being able to pronounce her name properly (I lost my front tooth and could only say a simple ‘Bef’ for quite some time)...giggling at the funny noises she made as a wee baby...delightedly feeding her the first few spoonfuls of ‘real food’...splashing in the pool with her as a toddler during the hot summer months...watching her grow and change...making a caterpillar for her first birthday cake...painting a huge cardboard box as a house as part of her second birthday present...

There is so much to look back on and I thought a post of photographs taken over the last decade would be ideal for remembering... 

~ To my not-so-little-anymore sister, Beth – a very happy birthday to you...  I pray our Lord and King will continue to lead and guide you as you strive to walk in His ways.  And know that you are loved and treasured by your family and by Jesus!  This post is especially for you...

* Unfortunately Beth’s baby pictures were taken before we upgraded to digital so they’re not on here :(
 ^ Beth and her Daddy
^ Oh my goodness – was she actually that small?
 ^ Beth and her Mommy

 ^ Classic

^ Pure joy

^ Those eyes

^ The girls in our family 2006 

^ Too adorable for words!

 ^ Big little girl

^ Almost two, Beth enjoying a treat with her sisters.

^ One of my favourite photographs...

^ She has always loved animals  

^ On my tenth birthday, 2007

 ^ In deep thought...

 ^ Big sister Beth and her baby sister, Gabrielle

^ Another favourite capture of mine

^ Mommy and her little girls, Beth and Gabrielle

^ Such sweet princesses, Gabrielle and Beth

 ^ Gabrielle and Beth

^ Big sister Beth and her little sister, Rebekah

^ On her fifth birthday, 2009

^ Little flower girl

^  Our little tomboy...

^ ...Who also loves to be a lady!

 ^ In action at six...

^ Beth loves her pets!

 ^ Daddy and Beth

^ In the apple orchards

^ Another photograph of Nancy and Beth with goslings...

^ Beautiful seven year old... 

^ Big sister Beth with baby sister, Sofia, 2011

^ Beth and I

^ Always willing to pose for her sister!

^ Beth and Sarafina

^ Eight years old...

^ Strawberry picking 

 ^ Sweet sisters and best friends

 ^ Tea time...

^ Nine years old

^ Giving piggy back rides

^ Beth still loves her daddy...

 ^ ...And her sisters!

I couldn’t have possibly fitted in any more photographs, although there are hundreds more I would have loved to share... 

Do stay posted for more on Beth’s 10th birthday coming soon :)

~ Blessings lovely friends ~