Keep Hope Alive!

It’s funny how a simple remark can lead you to reflect on your life. Last week, my brother-in-law stopped by to visit. As we stood in the driveway, he pointed to a large bed of Cosmos flowers still standing on the first day of November. “I see you’re one of those gardeners who lets their… Continue reading Keep Hope Alive!

Apple of My Eye!

When my daughter moved to Cedar Springs in the late fall, I was intrigued by her next-door neighbours—an orchard filled with what I believed to be apple trees. After taking a photo of the trees— I vowed to take pics in every season. The photos would make a unique pictorial display for my daughter and… Continue reading Apple of My Eye!

Easter Dinner Planning 101

Life is busy but holidays come regardless, don’t they? A time to relax with family over a shared feast is something we all look forward to enjoying. Yet, sometimes life does get in the way of grocery shopping for those big feasts. I had purchased most of the groceries ahead of time but needed to… Continue reading Easter Dinner Planning 101

The Good Shepherd

Being a decent mother-in-law can be tough considering how many jokes you hear about them. There’s definitely a unique bond between in-laws. Some would call it something different, that’s for sure! Yet, you really have no say in the matter when it comes to who your children fall in love with, do you? No one… Continue reading The Good Shepherd

Thanksgiving Thankfulness!

It’s Thanksgiving today in Canada. This year, I’m celebrating in a quiet way…my hubby, Guy, and I are having pumpkin pie with Mom tonight. After many years of frenzied cleaning and cooking for the family, Guy thought it wise to take things slow for once. Life has been a whirlwind lately and it’s time to… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thankfulness!

Top Ten Camping Tips!

My hubby and I just returned from an early September camping trip. Having camped together for 35 years, here are some tips we gathered through experience. 1)     It will always rain when setting up or packing up for home. Accept it and carry on. It’s beyond your control. 2)     Something will be forgotten. Just to… Continue reading Top Ten Camping Tips!

O Christmas Tree!

Designer Christmas trees. We’ve all seen them.  Towering trees boasting one colour of lights, adorned with bows and having every matching ornament hung at precise angles. The trees are a beautiful sight but it’s not what you’ll find in my home. Nope, not at all. This year’s tree is a shortie. You see, the large… Continue reading O Christmas Tree!