"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ...

Jake and the pumpkin caper looking for a green one.

This one isn't green ... but it will do ;)

Imagination at play!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fruit Of The Spirit

photo by Mrs. Mac
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other."  Galatians 5:22-26

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scarf Sisters Reunion - Day Three

On Sunday I loaded up the gals into the 'tour bus' (my old van;) and we headed out of town ... final destination .. to tread ever so quickly into and out of the state of Montana ... just to say 'We Were There' ;)  Sister Deb wants to visit all fifty states ... so with this trip, she was able to check off three. 

Scarf Sisters at the Greenbriar Inn, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
We started the day with a beautiful and delicious brunch at the Greenbriar Inn.  A lovely brick home built in 1908 that serves dinner, brunch, and is a B&B.  The food was so good, and the interior of the home right up my alley .. vintage!

A trip to North Idaho wouldn't be complete without a visit to the oldest building in the state.  That being the Mission Of The Sacred Heart in Cataldo.  Built between 1850-1853 by Catholic Jesuit missionaries and members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, it has a feeling of rich history blending religious traditions of the white men with that of the native.

Mission Of The Sacred Heart, Cataldo, Idaho

Parrish House .. next to the mission

Parrish House Parlor

Parrish House Kitchen

Wooden Urn at Mission

Inside the Mission

A Black Robe worn by Jesuit Missionary
The afternoon was spent having authentic BBQ at the Smoke House in downtown Wallace, ID .. and a little shopping for silver jewelry (Wallace is in the Silver Capital of the world).  Sister Cheryl was a brave soul standing on the spot (in the middle of the street) dubbed 'The Center of the Universe' ... There is much more to see in this area ... but not enough hours in the day.  I think the sisters need to come back for a longer stay one of these days :)

Sisters At the Center Of The Universe :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Weekend Not Soon Forgotten

Scarf sister style!  We finally met for a reunion.  It was with regret that more could not attend in person, but I know many were with us in heart and spirit.  Can I just say BLESSED!  That is the overwhelming feeling after the fact.  God ordered such a perfect weekend:  good weather, safe travel, good food, conversation, Bible study, and a lasting friendship between gals that were once strangers and now friends.  Amen!  God is good.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Getting Ready For The Scarf Sisters


This coming weekend ... a long awaited gathering is scheduled to take place with some of my dear blog sisters ... otherwise known as 'The Scarf Sisters' ... we have been meeting online for years .. and are taking the plunge.  Will be posting more over at my other blog titled (what else;), The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Scarf.