Another Sunday and after church another lunch in Chewelah and on the way home we diverted here and there to see some new roads. It was our goodbye to summer drive. I didn’t have my big camera with me so had to use my phone.
As you drive into Colville you’ll notice a mountain above Main street. Besides the cross there is a big C on this mountain.
Continuing on through town we turn onto our road which is sometimes called skunk alley.
Sorry for the visual of why it got that name. Hold your nose and turn off your air vents.
A favorite weeping willow we see close to home.
Into our drive and we notice one of the trees changing color.
The last day of summer afforded us a nice drive and a relaxing evening. It was the calm before the storm.
The footings for the shop are ready for the support posts to be set and the concrete to be ordered. We were so grateful for our son’s help. Dear continues working hard. I’ll need to take a photo of the holes.
Hope your week is going well.
Borrowing part of a prayer from Spurgeon…
Lord let your living water flow. Flow to my family and my friends, and let it not pass me by…
It was fun to meet up with our kids in Chewelah for the annual Light Up the Park event. We didn’t stay till dark so I didn’t get photos of all the pumpkins lit up. Maybe next year.
Time will tell if we will get any trick or treaters this year at our Country Bungalow.
Happy new week to you!
We gathered for our 2nd Annual Family Hunting trip. The guys spent a couple days hunting and then we filled in the days with Fallish things to enjoy. They are able to hunt a few miles from where we live. We now have a cold room which is a good place to hang the deer while they are prepped for the phase two job of butchering and packing the meat. This year Josh and Dan each got a buck their first day out. Josh opted to take his deer to a local meat processing company. Dan and Jamie packaged their deer on their own.
Before the Western Washington kids headed home we all enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal together. The family shots from our Thanksgiving are coming soon.
One of us is East and one of us is West. Soon we’ll be settled with all our stuff and ourselves facing the same direction.
My drive was very pleasant with clear skies and temps in the 70’s. Since I was doing a solo drive, leaving Dear in the west, I left later in the morning. Books on Cd are helpful to me on these long drives. This time I listened to a murder mystery by Anne Cleaves. She writes well and the miles go by quickly. I stopped here on my way this time because it was open and bought some whimsy for our new property. I’ll show you all later.
I read these words from C.H. Spurgeon this morning:
Lord Jesus, turn in with me and be my guest; and then walk out with me, and cause my heart to burn whilst thou speakest with me by the way.
Being in the country with acres between my son’s home and other homes I am enjoying the sights and sounds that I do not experience living close to a big city. While enjoying what I’m seeing with my own eyes right now out the window then reading this verse from the Bible it makes me wonder about what we have yet to experience from God.
So much beauty for us to enjoy in the here and now and yet there is more that God has prepared for those who love him.
This is a post from May 26th a few years ago and I’m posting it again today. We are busy moving our youngest and her hubby into their new apartment today and then I’m headed to California with our oldest and his dear wife tonight. Whew! Packing it in. Here’s a photo of my dad taken yesterday on his 95th birthday.
He’s fallen a couple times over the last few weeks. The bruising on his face is from falling into a doorway. It’s hard growing old.
I’m trying out a new look for my blog…time will tell if I change it again, soon. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of you in the USA!
These photos were taken Tuesday October 17th. Auntie and Baba were Addy sitting while her mommy was at Bible Study.
We got a kick out of all her expressions and those eyebrows!
Looking at Auntie Katie and reaching for her hand.
We were tiring her out.
Tuesday the guys made a run to the dump and then were in the forest getting a supply of wood with a permit. When they brought the Lodge Pole Pines home they cut it down into sixteen inch rounds to Chop later. I was watching Addy while all the wood activity went on so I didn’t get a photo of the wood. After they cut and stacked it we got ready for dinner out at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Chewelah, El Ranchito.
Addy looks like a pro in the restaurant highchair. The padded high chair and shopping cart seat covers are such a great invention. I found this one in near new condition at Goodwill for $3.99. This was another full day with everyone dropping into bed early.
Back to the present: Our kitchen is ready for measurements to make templates to cut and prepare the quartz for installation. The new sink arrived today and the new cook top arrived last Friday. We picked the tile company we are going with for the back splash. We won’t purchase the tile till after the counters are installed. I’m parting with some items that have been on my counters forever and a day. I hope to get good photos for the before and after.
Today is Halloween. No tricks but I have a treat for you over at Mennonite Girls Can Cook. Click here to get the recipe for this treat…
I’m looking forward to seeing all the cute little trick or treaters tonight and shouting out a hello to their parents standing back and watching them approach our door. I’ll try to keep track as to how many come. I’ve got my old tupperware bowl full to the brim with a variety of candy. Do you get many trick or treaters?
Lovely, lovely October
Ere, in the northern gale,
The summer tresses of the trees are gone,
The woods of Autumn, all around our vale,
Have put their glory on.
~ William Cullen Bryant
Hoping to see more views like this one above soon. Our family and friends who had to evacuate their homes are back now safe and sound and they did not have any damage just a lot of smoky air. I’ll be sporadic on the internet the next several days. Cheers!