Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving, 2017

First Thanksgiving is always the weekend before the "real day" but it helps the whole family see more of each other and then see our spouse's family. Here are some photos from our fun event. Not everyone is represented here, and I wish in hindsight that I'd taken more photos!

So many of my babies are grown - three out of five are now adults. Life comes at you fast!

It was lovely to see the aunts and uncles and my cousin Byron and his beautiful wife, Judy, were also there in addition to other cousins. It's a real blessing to have family that love each other. I know not everyone does. We will get to spend actual T-day with more family on my husband's side. God is a giver of good gifts!!

I hope your Thanksgiving is as lovely as ours was. May your focus be on the good gifts that come from above.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cranberry Orange Bread

We are prepping for our annual early Thanksgiving weekend and I am in charge of all things cranberry. That means cranberry bread and cranberry sauce as well as some form of rolls that do not involve any cranberries at all. I am still mulling over that one.

One of the many pluses of blogging is that when I cannot locate a recipe in my gigantic recipe holder, I check my blog. Many of my favorites have been shared here and this is no exception. :D This was posted WAY back in 2013 when I had all five children still at home!

This recipe has been a family favorite for many many years and I make it every year. It is hard to keep our hands off of it when it comes out of the oven it is just SO good. If you love oranges and cranberries together then this is for you.

So, for you lovers of cranberry out there, I give you my Cranberry Orange Bread. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

By His Grace Alone We Are Saved

On this Easter, 2017, let us never forget that it is by His work alone on the cross that we are saved from the punishment for our sins. He took that punishment for us - bore our sins - that we might be raised up with Christ; that He might show the immeasurable riches of HIS grace.

I am so grateful.

Friday, March 17, 2017