Monday, July 29, 2013

It's Summer Time ~ Time for Revenge!

Summer is a time for fun, for revenge, while camping.
I'll tell you one thing...This summer was time for 'payback"
There's nothing like camping with family in summer time.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's Summer Time!

It's Summer Time!
And I'm enjoying the sunflowers from our 'alien garden'
We took seeds this spring and scattered them on a dirt pile in the back forty.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Summer Time!

It's summer time.
The hay crops are cut again.

The blackberries are beginning to ripen.

This little guy enjoys the raspberry patch.

The sunflowers have reseeded from last year's wedding,
and become part of the boys alien garden....and away they go....

into the back 40 where there lies a maze of trails, an alien's garden, and hours of play.

"Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine
and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw

The Chilliwack Corn is planted and ready for late harvest. September!

The wheat has a glowing color, just like the smile of his face..

It's summer time and for now I am going to take a break.
We've got fun things going on with our family,
and I'll  be back in the fall.

"Then followed that beautiful season....Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood".
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Step Aside Alaska! We've Got News that Matters!

While we were on the Alaskan Cruise, it poured buckets.
It was windy, foggy and cold.
While you were all at home enjoying the sun, we too felt a few special rays.

Our first glimmer of sun shone brightly on our last day...
and since then the sun has been shining in more than one way.

Just prior to our trip, our daughter Mikki broke the news.
We got a text that said,

"I said Yes!"

And then the text messages flew as she unraveled her story.
Joe, her fiance, called us earlier in June asking permission for our daughter.
So we were waiting....for that text...but who knew when.

Would he have the courage to ask?
Would she say Yes?

And where did it take place?
Of course on the top of a mountain, where there romance began.
They celebrated with a snickers bar, and watched the snow fall softly.

"Send me a photo of the ring!" I've seen that it's for real and I was satisfied.
 Last night, two weeks later, she came home and we got to hear her story.
It was a warm summer evening and we made her favorite meal.
Prawns, Corn on the Cob, Raspberry Salad and Watermelon.

I love watching her Father take time to hear her heart.
There's something that tugs at the heart of this Father.

We toasted together, shared stories, and wished her God's blessings.

 Meanwhile, the excitement of browsing through wedding books begins.
Themes, colors, dresses, decor, invites...and the list goes on.
Wedding plans are for 2014!
 And within the beauty lies her ring.
A ring which symbolizes commitment.
May the two of you go forward in your journey together,
with God's countless blessings shining on you!