Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"She said Yes..."

Well, I have some pictures to post of our big news!!  Our son, Kaleb, is engaged!!  Jami said yes!! and there is a wedding to plan!!  He proposed on November 18th.  The happy couple was home this past week end and we had a fun "photo shoot"!!  We had some challenges with the windy day, and then some of the shots that we took inside should have had a tripod for....but remember I am not a professional...just learning as I go.

Pretty eyes.....

 Some shots in a neat old building...even hauled the Ikea couch along for the photo shoot!

Fun trying different editing in Picnik.

The date is set for May 5th
We are so happy for both of you!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Kitchen Mantel ready for Winter

This is the first Christmas with our new kitchen...and I have a mantel to decorate!!  Hard to believe that it will soon be a year ago that we tackled our kitchen reno. Here are a few more shots of my "winter decor" that I have in the kitchen.   The rest of my Christmas decorating is pretty much complete, so will post some of that later.   I know alot of you are busy decorating your homes as well for the holidays.  What are some of your special traditions, things your family looks forward to? The other day when I was decorating the tree  I was talking to Ben on the phone.  He said to be sure to leave his ornament out for him to place on the tree when he gets home.....made me miss him  :)

The wreath is a wee bit small, but it was light in weight and I could use
sticky tack to hold it in place.   Darrell's first question when he saw the wreath...
"How is that wreath staying there?!!"

The "word" tree was originally gold, but Darrell spray painted it silver for me.
The sparkly reindeer are popular this year I've noticed.

Old jars and insulators make good candle holders...

Darrell and I went to see "Sarah's Key" at the movie theatre tonight.  Have any of you read the book?  It is a very good book and the movie did not disappoint either!  I won't give the story away, but highly recommend it.  Funny story at the movie theatre though....we were sitting at the back and 2 young guys we know from Hanna slid in the row ahead of us!  They thought there was a different movie playing!!  So we gave them a hard time ......they did stay until the end of it and hey..maybe they learnt some history as well!  They were standing in line to get in and were wondering why there were so many "older ladies"in line!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Some ~ modern.country.winter~ decor...

Well, I am not quite ready to decorate for Christmas yet, but I have been drawn to some of the pretty turquoise colors that are out there.  I am a pretty traditional Christmas girl, but thought that doing up a few "wintery" things in the kitchen might be fun.  So, hope you feel cozy and warm as you stop by my modern country  kitchen today :)

A gift certificate from friends for "Home Sense"
came in very handy!!

The silver "JOY" tree was another Winners find..

I bought a white wreath at Michaels and then just added the
Christmas balls and hung it with a ribbon.  

How about you?  Are you getting the house ready for Christmas yet?!
Happy decorating!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter has come to the country!

Its here!!  Winter has come to the prairies!  We all knew it was comin, but you know how it can still take you by surprise.  Time to get the battery in my handiest little gadget ever....the remote controller starter for the car!!  Who knew such a tiny little thing could be your best friend when the winter winds want to knock you over!!

These shots were taken from last winter,,,but {they} say its suppose to be another winter with lots of snow!

Have a wonderful week end ladies!!
Stay warm!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Standing Strong....

Ever have one of those days where you know that you have no other choice but to STAND STRONG.  I choose to stand firm in the promise of God's word to me and to trust that it will all work for the best.

This old barn reminds me that through the many seasons it has seen on the open prairie, with wind, rain, and snow, that it still remains upright and strong.  Yes, a little weathered, even with a few cracks in the foundation....but still standing.  I am glad that my solid, uncracked foundation is the God of everything!!

Psalm 42:11
"But, oh my soul, don't be discouraged.  Don't be upset.  Expect God to act!  For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise Him for all that He will do.  He is my Help.  He is my God!"

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