"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

06 June 2014

Beginning of June Faves

It's June!!

Which means here in New York State, we will be saying good-bye to the school year in just 3 weeks!! YIPPEE.....er....I mean, I will miss the students but I will NOT miss the hectic days and evenings.....the summer season is beckoning to me......as well as to my 15 year old.  The school year has flown by and it's been a good one, but we really are ready for a slower-paced 10 weeks.

This week was exceptionally busy but I managed to find some blessings in it........how about finding some in your week and link up with us......head over to Susanne's to learn how!

Claire and Courtney
  • MY DAUGHTERS' COOKING!  Wow....Dave and I were pleasantly surprised when the girls actually agreed to cook dinner for us on Sunday evening.......Dave had been busy all afternoon finishing up the kayak rack and running errands....and I was doing some Bible Study lesson prep for my moms' group and wanted to complete it.  The girls decided to make homemade white pizzas.  One was with tomato and garlic and the other one featured green peppers and tomatoes.  I had a slice of both and they were PERFECT!!  It really was the best crust I've had in a long time.  I just had to share a photo! Claire, the 15 year old ballerina, is the one with her back to us and the long loose hair.  Courtney is our almost 21 year old, home for the summer from college.  These two are the greatest blessings in my life next to my husband and Christ.
Dave's new kayak as of 6/1
  • SALE!  I received an email message from this place saying that all their kayaks were on sale for 20% off until midnight June 1st.  Dave decided to go buy himself one on Sunday.  AND...the good news is, we have a buyer for our 2 old kayaks....my brother in law (married to my youngest sister).  He will come pick  them up after church this weekend. So now we each have a new kayak which is something that was on our bucket list of things to accomplish......I'm thankful we can enjoy this sport together!

Daisies in my backyard
  • FIRST WILDFLOWERS!  I discovered on Sunday afternoon that the first of our wildflowers have bloomed.....I love these daisies! They look so "country" up against my neighbor's rustic fence...who says you can't do country in suburbia?  Thankful for flowers!

color for the deck
  • CHORES COMPLETE!  Rather than hike again this past weekend, we decided to get some much needed work done around the house.  I had errands to run for last minute items for Claire's dance show costumes.  I also had to make a run to get some fresh fruits and veggies.....and then I saw these pretty flowers at the farm place where I bought the veggies so I picked them up and placed them in this white pot.  The little ceder table on our deck needed a spot of color and these look perfect there against the trellis.  I got all the vacuuming done, laundry caught up and Bible study notes prepared.  It felt great!
photo courtesy of p base
  • SCRIPTURE!  I needed this Scripture this week....I was feeling a bit unsettled about something and was questioning my self as well as the other person. So, I turned to the Scriptures and this just kept leaping out at me......it  kept popping up in my mind so I turned to that place in my Bible and re-read that chapter.  And it showed me that yes, only God loves us the way we need to be loved.  Unconditionally!  He rejoices over us!!  I have people in my life who rejoice WITH me over the blessings and triumphs of the journey...and who quiet me when troubled, etc.  BUT...only God really loves us with no conditions or strings attached. It is awesome to think about Him singing over us.  There is someone in my life who tends to be a complainer and I determined in my heart I am no longer going to let that get to me.  I will always say positive things over the negative. And I am learning to let negative people go.............Or people who don't see the whole picture...or the real truth.  It is very free-ing! And it's a blessing to know that God is with us each step of the way.
Those are just some little things that blessed me this week.

What is something that blessed you?  It can be a big thing or a simple thing.....it all comes from our heavenly Father.

Tonight is Claire's ballet show.....if you think of her, please lift her in prayer....she is dancing in 3 numbers:  ballet, pointe, and lyrical. Her lyrical is a solo to "Amazing Grace". I will hopefully have a video to show next week.  Her ballet is to some music to Phantom of the Opera and her pointe class and pointe solo is to music from La Bayadere.  Last evening's dress rehearsal was long but it did go fairly well.  

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!


Dianna said...

A beautiful list of blessings, Faith! Your flowers look so pretty! And congratulations to you and your hubby for being able to cross something off your bucket list! YAY!

The pizzas the girls made sound delicious!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful said...

Love the color on your deck! Beautiful! and daisys are my favorite flower!
Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Susanne said...

Are those blue petunias? I don't think I've ever seen that gorgeous color around here.

I love finding things on sale. It's great that you and Dave enjoy an activity like kayaking together. For me and my hubby it's biking.

Barbara H. said...

It's so nice when the kids can cook.

Glad you found a good deal on kayaks and a buyer for the old ones.

Love those flowers! I don't think I have ever seen petunias that color, either.

Love that verse!

Karen said...

How nice that your girls cook for you! I love homemade pizza;)

The daisies look beautiful up against that fence, and like some of the other comments, I've never seen petunias that beautiful color. So pretty.

Have a great weekend, Faith!

LivingforGod said...

Yeah for homemade pizza! Pretty flowers. I just posted my thoughts about Zephaniah 3:17 on my blog on Wednesday: http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/2014/06/god-rejoices-over-me.html .

Have a blessed weekend in the Lord!

Melissa said...

Those pizzas sound amazing! It sounds like you had a lot of fun and your summer is going to be fun with the new kayaks to test out too! I hope Claire's ballet show went well - I danced ballet for awhile, so I know how difficult it can be! But so beautiful when you put the work in.

Willow said...

I'm sure that Claire did great at the ballet recital. I should have added in my faves this week that I attended the local ballet school's performance of Peter and the Wolf. Two of my students danced in it--it was wonderful.
Love those little wildflowers and the bright blue blossoms, too.
Happy Weekend!

Jerralea said...

I love flowers, too. You're right, your daisies look "country."

I love that verse in Zephaniah. It's kind of amazing to think of God singing, isn't it? Today, in class, Bro. Chapman said it has been discovered the universe "hums." Guess who might be humming?