Sunday, May 31, 2009

The rugged Cross.

About 2 years ago our two oldest grandchildren in our oldest daughters family were very much into pounding nails, hammering and building things with scraps of wood they found laying around the area. You can see what was on their mind. Yes, a cross! They had built several of these cross's. Most were quite large and some they had even painted with a variety of colors.
This particular cross was built especially for me. I have had it in my flower garden ever since.
It reminds me of the ultimate love of Christ Jesus.

You can see the ruggedness of this cross and how it was nailed together by my grandchildren.
I know a few people have thought we have a pet buried in our flower garden but they are wrong, its a gift! Just like the gift of Eternal Life through Jesus death and Resurrection!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lily Of The Valley

Song of Solomon 2:1

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”

The lily of the valleys were beautiful flowers that in a typical fashion express the beauty and loveliness of the Lord. These were common flowers of the field, which portray that Christ is willing to share the beauty and fragrance of His life with everybody.

There are many Hymn's that refer to Jesus as The Lily Of The Valley.

He's the Lily of the valley, He's the bright and Morning Star
He's the fairest of ten thousands,Everybody ought to know.
On the cross He died for sinners, And His blood makes white as snow.
He's the fairest of ten thousands, Everybody ought to know.

This plant is very hardy and will grow almost anywhere. Especially in the shade. Just like the shade, darkness of our sin!
My Lily of the valley are blooming now. If any of you have some in your yard or have seen them, you know how this small white bell flower stands out next to the deep green leaves.
You also know the strong distinctive fragrance. I feel this is the smallest flower with the strongest, permeating fragrance that I have ever seen. No wonder scripture calls God the Lily of the valley.

I remember these plants from the time I could walk when I lived in ND. This plant even withstands the cold sub 0 degree winters and gently pops its camouflage stem out of the cool ground every spring! I hope you have all had the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent plant and smell its beautiful fragrance.

Monday, May 25, 2009

We forgot the PIE!

We had a very enjoyable weekend with our youngest daughter, her husband
and our Grandson (above and below with a friend).
A friend of my Grandsons, who he has known for quite some time and also went to school with her for 3 years, came over Saturday afternoon and for supper.

I had baked two pies for the weekend. We enjoyed this strawberry pie after supper on Saturday. The second pie I baked was a Rhubarb pie.

Since our supper last evening got very late due to our Porcupine Mission Church on the Reservation, I decided to have the Rhubarb pie on Memorial Day after our noon meal and before they had to leave for home. Well, after a grilled pork rib meal, we were a little full and I guess I forgot all about the dessert! Don't you hate that when that happens? If I had thought of it, I might have been able to convince them to stay a extra hour or so! That would have been a good thing!

Sorry Guys!
We had to enjoy it without you! I just thought I would include this close up picture so you can see what you missed. Thank You for spending the weekend with us, It was fun!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Heirloom

An heirloom is any treasured possession handed down from generation to generation, according to Websters Dictionary! Well this is certainly a heirloom! This is the very Baptism Gown that my 87 yr old mother was Baptised in, September 1921. It was hand made by her mother, my loving grandmother. She gave birth to 12 baby's and one was dead at birth. She hand sewed a Baptismal gown for each child. What a special talent and gift for each child to pass down from generation to generation.

This is the delicate front and the tiny hand stitching. I just love these old heirlooms.

This is the back and as you can tell, even the tiny buttons were hand made and stitched.
My older brother wore this beautiful gown in September of 1948, and I wore it in August of 1949.
Then came my brothers three children who were also Baptised wearing this gown. Angela in January 1977, Amber in August 1979, and Jamison in December 1981. And then again, maybe I am wrong, I could not be there for all their Baptisms and maybe not all three wore this Heirloom Gown.

This is little Brayden, Amber's baby son, My Brothers first Grandchild and My Mothers Great Grandson. I tell you this because tomorrow He too will wear this Heirloom gown as He is Baptised. The white reminds us of the forgiveness of sin and also that through Baptism we are made white as snow. Is 1:18 . . . "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; . . . Brayden will be adopted by God as His very own child, a child of God now bearing the name of Christ, Christian! The white gown also reminds us of heaven as referred to in Rev 7:13-14 Then one of the elders asked me, "these in white robes -- who are they, and where did they come from?" I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Little Brayden often folds his hands, since he was just days old. I think this is such a unique thing for a baby to do. I know he dose not know but it sure is nice for all who see his little hands folded and reminds us to take it to the Lord in prayer.
We will be saying a special prayer for Brayden on His Baptism. We wish we could be there but
our thoughts will be there with Brayden and the family.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's that Lilac time of year!

The lilacs have just opened, just in time for our light frost and 60 MPH wind yesterday. Normally the Lilacs are in full bloom For Mothers Day but not this year. Things are a little late due to lots of snow and the colder weather.

This is what they looked like on Mother Day. Very Pretty but not open.

This picture was taken yesterday on out very windy day. You can see the blossoms hanging on for dear life. They did a very good job and the light frost did not hurt them at all. We have two bushes, they are different shades of lavender. The earlier blooming is a way purpler color and the latter to open is pinker. They both have a very nice fragrance but a little different scent.
Cant you almost smell them?

Below is a Oak leaf! My Dad always tells me that when a
Oak leaf gets the size of a squirrels ear, its time!
So, I guess that is what I will do tomorrow, plant my sweet corn.

YEP! time to plant corn!

The flowering crab trees are also full bloom too!
They are doing quite well with all the wind but at times, it looks
like it is snowing pink peddles.
And God the Creator saw what He had created and IT WAS GOOD!
and it still is good!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Now doesn't this look like fun? I just love this time of year when I start looking at garden centers and purchasing my bedding plants for the warming growing season that is upon us. This morning when My husband ask if I wanted to go with to purchase some lawn crabgrass preventer and fertilizer, I jumped at the chance to go to another garden center.
And FUN it was!
This year I have purchased 2 different plants that I have never had before. Above is the Lemon Symphony Osteospermum. Quite a name for such a pretty delicate flower. Last summer during our travels, I saw a lot of these in planters and beautiful flower gardens. So we will see how it will grow for me.

Another plant I am trying is the famous Gerbera Daisy, this is the Festival Dark Eye Cherry. My good friend had one last summer and it bloomed so nice all summer long.

This is one of my favorite plants if not my favorite. The Fuchsia! This hanging plant was so full and beautiful I just had to have it! My husband said this is my Mothers Day gift and I'm not even his mother! He knows I love flowers and that they make me happy. I caught him at a week moment! I guess he forgot about the TAHOE! I hope this hanging plant stays full and beautiful all summer long.

I hope you are all enjoying this spring time, planting time of year. Try your hand or should I say GREEN THUMB at raising a few flowers. Let me know if you have come across any great unusual new plants! God's creation is marvelous.
Genesis 1:11-12 And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Grandfather Frog

When my husband and I found this book, we just had to save it for our friend. You see, his Grandchildren call him Grandpa Froggy. I would guess it has something to do with his deep rich voice. It is his Birthday today! We are remembering him and wishing the very best in the year to come.

The title of the book and a couple of pictures from the story.
Below are a couple pictures of our friend.

He is always happy and something to say!

This picture was taken at the Bus Barn where he works.
He takes a lot of pride in his work and is a wonderfull
responsible Bus Driver.

This is the big school bus that he drives.

This is the #108 Bus from the side. I know most of you have not seen the inside of the bus so I will show you how big it is.


This is the nice sign he has put up in his bus so all will know his name.

These two little school bus's are on the dash. Very Cute!


Friday, May 2, 2008