Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Wonder

Psalm 34:1
I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips

My Gratitude List

~ sisterly love
~ lots of yard to delight them

 ~ toothless smiles
~ eyes like the sky, and a heart just as big

~ His little boy face, here to stay.

~ Shin guards found at first garage sale we stopped at, along with a doll cradle for the girls, and jeans and pajamas.......all were on our list.....daily manna testimony.

~ Two- and four-year-old wonder....even at tomatoes they see in their own garden every year

~ The year of the matching pink hats.....they always make me smile
~ Littlest one watching big sister's every move.

A thunderstorm brewing, we had the whole farm to ourselves.
~ Little girls running back and forth between Mommy's and Daddy's berry baskets
~ Beth picking fruit like a champ this year, while last year she was stuck in a stroller.

~ A daddy who spends time teaching and loving his family
~ Kids eager to soak up Daddy's lessons

Raspberry pickin'

~ Green, green, green. I'm not in the desert anymore! 
~ August weather infinitely better than July's.

 ~ Pictures reminding me how fast the years pass.....encouraging me to say thanks for this moment, today.....and live in it.

 ~ Their smiles, telling me thank you for this day...meaning more than the words. 

 ~ Two year olds in Dora nighties, shucking local corn

~ The Lord's earth, blessing us with wonder, joy, peace and flavor.

~ The joy of cooking together.....Momma the cobbler......Daddy the meat and squash.....children the corn and potatoes......the Lord providing the bounty.

~ Sharing the most brilliant rainbow I've ever seen with amazed children, and hearing them give credit to Him. At one point this was a double rainbow. Magnificent way to end a weekend!

Easy Peach Cobbler (print recipe here)


1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)


Melt butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly, pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.

What did you enjoy this weekend?

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