Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Family Pictures

We just can't get enough of those gorgeous fall colors!
So the other morning we headed out as a family(the ones at home with us) and we took family pictures and also some photos of the children. We do look a little cold on some pictures as it was still early just as the sun was coming up. This way we got the early morning sunshine on the leaves,making them look even brighter. Although it was hard not to squint :)
Now after having some wind in the area alot of this beauty has been blown to the ground. Seeing the trees go bare again always puts a tinge in my heart. We know that this is what we will be looking out to for the next 6 months or so. But I am so thankful that we have a creator who takes care of our seasons and gives us each one to enjoy to the fullest.
We need to make the most of the time that God has given to us. Time and again we see and hear how God takes away health or life and our lives are just not the same anymore. So often in our everyday lives we would like things to be different or how we wishes we could change things. But we are not in control of any of these things and need to fully give God control of our everyday lives.







Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

Sun,moon and stars in their cour es above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness,mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed thy hand hath provided-

Great is Thy faithfulness,Lord unto me!

The Lord is faithful, are we faithful to Him?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hiking in the Beautiful Fall Colors

This past Sunday must have been one of the most beautiful time to go for rides or hikes and see fall colors. We have not had a hard killing frost in our area. But with all the rains the past week the leaves have had a beautiful change of color. We went to a nature preserve nearby and went for a hike there with some of the family.

Andy couldn't figure out why ALL the things had a different color,not just the leaves :)

Rita,Becca,Josh and Ben. Part of the happy hiking crew.

A group picture up on the lookout.

Looking across the miles.

Andrew and Papa where having fun.

On the way home from the hike we enjoyed this beuatiful sunset. Thanks be to God for letting us enjoy such marvelous beauty.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Psalm 19:1

What an Awesome God we Serve!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Matthew and Andrea's Wedding

Last week Saturday (September 18th) we celebrated my cousin Matt and his bride Andrea's wedding.
It was a beautiful wedding,we all had a good day and we are so happy for them both!
Here are some pictures of the bride and groom on their special day!
Matthew & Andrea

The bride's bouquet.

The happy couple.

The Maid of Honor,Tracy (Andrea's sister)
Matthew getting a little tired after a long day of pictures :)
All the best to you guys!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Camping at Sprucewoods Provincial Park Sept.10-12, 2010

After the combining was done and we had a few inches of rain,making it to wet to do field work,we got the family together for a short camp out. While packing up and loading the van it was raining. Do we really want to go camping in this kind of weather? My husband was saying this kind of weather won't last all weekend. So in faith that we would see some sunshine throughout the weekend we left. Sure enough the clouds broke up and once there we had sunshine! The weather was not hot or anything like that but we dressed in layers and depending on what the activity we took off a layer or added. We all enjoyed the outdoors and even little Andrew thought he was getting a alot of fresh air in. It was so nice to have all our children there with us. Something that does not happen just like that anymore.

We had two electric campsites and moved the picnic tables on one and cooked altogether. On the other site we had two tents set up.

Eating, a camping highlight!

Even AJ thought that the food was really good!

There was never a shortage of arms the love and hold Andy!
AJ giving his mommy a goodnight kiss.
Biking was enjoyed by old and young alike.
The water was to cold to do any swimming but was still an attraction.
Sand castle competition. The guys made theirs with might and strength in mind.
The gals had more beauty and design in theirs. Both were done very well.
Papa and Andrew were happy to be looking on while the castles are taking shape.
A football game,of coarse!
Aunt Shelly and her favorite nephew.
What a cute smile AJ !
We all went for a round of mini golf and tried our skills at putting. Raechelle and Henry both got a hole in one. Good for you guys!
The colors were magnificent! With the cool weather in the air the trees were showing off their fall beauty.
Ryan and his new wife, Yvonne. They are still a little camera shy, but that to will change.
To top off the weekend we all went to the Pine Fort IV for an ice cream treat! Everyone trying to decide what they want to order and placing it. The list was to long for Henry to remember!
Yummy, yummy.
So thankful for a wonderful weekend and the Lord's protecting hand over each of us!