Friday, October 30, 2009


I've had several people email me and ask where I got the photo that appears at the top of my blog. I took it at Birch Bay State Park last spring...we were sitting at a picnic table and it suddently occured to me the table would make a great tripod for a pic in the diminishing light!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bite of Bellingham

Jessi and Josh came to visit this past weekend. Beau.....or vampire? Hmmm.....

Monday, October 5, 2009

Enduring Friendship #5

If it's October, then it's Stoney Ridge Apple Farm time! Derek and Debbie own and operate this amazing family farm and every October they open their doors to the public, inviting families to come for a day of farm life and fall fun. This is our 2nd year of helping out with this great ministry.

L to R: Ridge, Wally, Derek, Debbie
This is a favorite spot for family photos.

To the left is my FAVORITE building, which houses the dozens and dozens of fresh baked apple pies served a la mode with hot caramel sauce and at the other end is the homemade donuts...can life get any sweeter?

And of course there are the apples---many varieties to choose from, pick your own or buy already harvested.

No, this is not a diseased pumpkin. It's a sugar pumpkin and all those "warts" are globs of sugar that this sweet pumpkin couldn't contain!

Fresh snow on the Canadian Coastal Range and a field of pumpkins just waiting for kids to scavange in!

Love this truck!

And of course the day wouldn't be complete if "Uncle Wally" didn't manhandle Juan and Zane, adopted from Guatemala!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Enduring Friendships #4

Prayer Availeth Much
These are my two dear friends and sisters in the Lord, Jill and Cheryl. We work at the same high school. (Sherry: Cheryl is Tom Beaumont's sister....I worked here for 8 years before I figured that out!) We work in a difficult environment, it can be quite negative at times. Last year began on a dark and discouraging note. Communication between staff and administration was non-existent and our enemy was having a field day dividing and conquering. It seemed a hopeless situation, but our Father relishes in these times because only He can accomplish anything when man comes to the end of his own devices. So we ladies buckled down and met once a week at 6:30 am to pray for our school and for those individuals who were bound and determined to create chaos. You already know the end of this story because there "is no shadow of turning with Him" and he brought about the changes in hearts that were needed to bind this staff together again. It was nothing short of miraculous. I wish I could say it was perfect--it's not, we still have those who are determined to be negative at every turn, but at least communication has been restored and those who are determined to be positive generally have the upper hand. Nothing is impossible with Him!