Backyard Birds

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

We are spending a long weekend on the western side of the Cascade mountain range. We drove over the pass on Saturday with mostly clear roads for the 365 miles. We are staying with our oldest son and our dear daughter-in-law. While here we are celebrating her birthday.

On Sunday I traveled north to Canada for our annual Mennonite Girls Can Cook Christmas party/dinner. Dear was supposed to go with me but alas we realized we both forgot to bring our passports with us across the mountains. Oye. I have an enhanced license so I’m able to travel across the Canadian/U.S. border with that. It was a very sad realization that Dear would miss out on this event. I made the 2+ hour drive each way by my lonesome enjoying my new Lauren Daigle CD. Dinner and time with the “girls” was rich and wonderful. Lovella and her beloved created a beautiful setting for us all to enjoy. Everyone contributed to the meal and it was over the top delicious from the Charcuterie board appetizer, Potato Leek soup, plated salad, stuffed pork loin with noodles and gravy, roasted carrots, broccoli salad, fresh rolls and a beautiful layered cake dessert.

While I was in Canada Dear had dinner with our Western Washington Kids (WWK). For Monday we will meet up with dear friends for lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant on this side and be able to hug our favorite waitress! This evening we will gather together with our WWK to celebrate Laura’s birthday. My take away gift from the MGCC party last night was a beautiful home made pie that Judy baked and we’ll enjoy that as Laura’s birthday “cake” after dinner. Photos to follow sometime soon….

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Backyard Birds

  1. The birds in your backyard are beautiful! Great shots. I was thinking of you all on Sunday and just had a feeling it was your get-together time. Special forever friends – too bad Dear had to miss out. Looking forward to seeing your pics of the occasion. The menu sounded wonderful – as always!

  2. You are enjoying some lovely gatherings with family and friends. Too bad your hubby had to miss the MGCC gathering. I am sure that he was missed by all, especially you! Happy birthday to your daughter-in-law!

    Cute little feathered friends in your backyard!

  3. Wonderful photography! Those birds are so clear and beautiful. How maddening that your husband could not go to the party. I have no idea what an enhanced license is, but I want one. I have not been able to visit Canada for many years because I don’t have a passport nor do I want one. I did see that you folks had a wonderful time!

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