Monday, July 29, 2013

Morning Play Time

Ahh, today is a most beautiful day here in north Maryland!  The sun is shining, not a cloud in sight, it's cool and breezy, the birds are chirping,  the hens are clucking, everything is green and the irises are in full bloom.  It doesn't get any better than this.  I have so much work to do in the house, but we wanna stay outside to enjoy this weather as much as we can! So, out to the front porch we went.  We have a great many mini pumpkins already here on the farm and the girls ask to paint some.  Below is a pic of Vaishali giving me a thumbs up saying "mommy you're awesome". Then I created a Pinterest inspired idea.  A play river made from aluminum foil.  A big hit with the kiddos, but next time I do this I'll get heavy duty foil.  The regular is a little flimsy, but still fun.
Yesterday evening Dinesh and I worked on canning tomatoes and making cucumber bread and muffins.  The girls loved them!  I think ill be making this a lot every summer. 
And a great big thanks to our neighbor Brianna! She came over Saturday to get the girls and played with them for a couple of hours while me and Dinesh got some work done around the house.  They were so tired when they came home they slept for over 2 hours! They even brought back flowers for momma. It was a great and restful weekend.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peter Rabbit!

I love the Beatrice Potter stories of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottintail & Peter, and so do the girls.  We have an awesome library system here in our County and were happy to find they were having a puppet theater show featuring those characters.  I told the girls about it last night, so naturally they woke up asking about it.  They are so excited and we had so much fun discovering the new to us Finksburg library.  Last Friday we attended a little carnival at our YMCA, and I hope to attend the 4H fair at the agriculture center next week.  For such a small farm town we do manage to find lots of fun stuff to do near home.  Today the weather was cool and breezy.  A windows open kind of day,  my favorite!  The girl's are taking their evening walk with daddy while I sit on the porch enjoying the quiet,breezy weather and breathtaking views. It has been a great summer!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Fun

I still have so much to share,  but I thought I would do a quick post with a lot of pictures. The girls playing soccer in the morning before itgets too hot, eggs from our chickens finally, flowers and lavender picked from our yard by the girls for momma.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Scripture no. 2

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; the new has come.
For so long I had a hard time understanding this, and I don't know how to explain it, but it has all come together for me today. I can only say that I guess it has to be the most important thing to you; you can not simply say I want to be different, and then wonder why God hasn't made you different.

Picture from examiner.com

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Scripture

Every Sunday at church we're given a scripture to memorize for the week.  It goes along with whatever topic the sermon was about.  So often I find that once Sunday is over I have totally forgotten what the sermon was about,  but given the scripture to memorize for the week brings it back to memory.  I have started posting it on my bathroom and on my fridge so that I will see it many times throughout the day.  I'm also going to post it here every week so that I can go back and look at them. This week's verse is:

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything.

Sundays are becoming my favorite day of the week.  Since we don't have to be at church until 11:00 we don't have to wake up any earlier than we normally would.  We have cereal and get ready.  When church is over we either eat out our have something quick like sandwiches.  And then. ..I have a nice nap while daddy spends time with the girls.  Ahh, such a restful day.
For fun I took some pictures of flowers in our flower beds this evening after dinner while sitting on the porch.  It had just finished storming and felt so good outside.