Saying Good-bye to Great Papa – 3-30-13 {Flashback Friday}

Soon after my Great Grandpa moved in with his daughter (my Gramma) because of his decline from lung cancer, we noticed his health deteriorate even quicker. It was time for a barbecue to spend some last moments with the patriarch of the family. It was bittersweet for all of us since we knew it would most likely be our last time with him, but we also knew how much he was eagerly waiting to be reunited with his dear wife in Heaven as well as meet his Savior whom he had served faithfully.

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Watching Papa grill

Watching Papa grill

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After Great Papa woke up we all got to spend some special time with him.

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Daniel showing off the wordless picture book I made them from their hike on the mountain.

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Now we couldn’t have a visit to my grandparents house without having the traditional egg hunt. No matter what time of year or what holiday we are celebrating we hide around 12-24 wooden eggs!

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We also had some time to spend with my Aunt Becki and my dad’s cousin (Nate) and his wife (Sandra).

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Plus we got to chat with my Aunt Kris to wish her happy birthday on Skype!

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My favorite picture of the night… my Dad having his last conversation with his Grandpa

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The beautiful sunset that night

We love and miss you Great Papa!

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Bananas, bananas and more bananas!

Today I did a lot of cooking, with a lot of bananas. They were ripe and I wanted to cook something, ANYTHING. So I made banana muffins, banana bread, banana slices with peanut butter on them that went into the freezer and a banana and peanut butter smoothie. Everything came out pretty good, besides the banana bread that didn’t cook as hard as I would have liked it to. It was very (I mean VERY) moist on the inside, but at least my sister liked it!

After today, lets just say I don’t want to touch a banana again for a while 🙂

It felt good to be able to cook for my family in this way (and to be able to get those brown bananas off our counter 🙂 )

I hope you had a nice Tuesday!

Riahjoy

Mother’s Day

Wow! I don’t think that there are enough words to describe how wonderful my mom is and how blessed I am to have her as my mom.

My mom is a…

Christian

Wife

Mother of 5 children

Daughter

Sister

Friend

Cook

Teacher

Gardener

Nutritionist

Librarian 🙂

Nurse

Singer

Guitar player

And many more…

I realized today how blessed I am to have a Proverbs 31 woman. Listening to the sermon this morning really opened my eyes to how much she really does on a daily basis. She is a true Ruby.

I LOVE YOU MOMMY!

XOXOXOXOX

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “ Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.


Counting my Blessings {#5}

My older sister, Jordan who has taught much of what I know like sewing, crocheting, knitting, making sourdough bread, kombucha, civil war reenacting, and so much more. She has also done so much for me, sewing the cutest dresses and skirts for me and she has also encouraged me with my photography hobby by asking me to take pictures for her Zibbit shop.

 

Thank you Jordan for all you have done in my life.