Showing posts from January, 2014

I asked God...

"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for - but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among all men, most richly blessed!"

-credit given to an anonymous soldier from the War of Northern Aggression

A bit behind, but for good reason....

Our oldest daughter, Honey Bunches, arrived in New Zealand yesterday!  Here she is, hiking through the gorgeous countryside....summer, warmer than here (I think it's like 3F today)....very dreamy & Hobbit-ish.  Very strange to have her gone; we last saw her Saturday when we took her to the airport, and she won't be back til April 20.  When I am up to it I'll be back here to show more pics of what we've been up to....but for now I'll let you dream your way into this picture with my girl, my friend, my daughter.  sniff :0)

If you do want more pics and daily updates, I'm on Instagram as MamaJ41 and HB is darthabbey ...somehow that has been easier!

Visiting cousins & a bit of henna


Rose Hips

This is a great time of year for collecting rose hips!  They are sweet & perfect for making a deep, rich tea :0)  We have tons of wild roses on our land, so now we collect them instead of buy them.

Last visit w/ Kiwis for awhile & a visit with Great-Grandma