Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday morning latte...

Because time so easily slips by, because I don't want to forget, because each day is unique and special, I plan to use this space to record the week's happenings, blessings, and thoughts. If you want to join me, write a post of your own and leave a link in the comments.  : )

Saturday morning latte... a time to ponder, to reflect, to record the week's blessings.

Other than Valentine's Day falling on Thursday, it was a rather ordinary week in which the kids and I spent the bulk of our time on lessons. The sky has been gray of late, and I think we're all suffering from a case of the February doldrums. In an effort to boost our spirits and add some Valentine cheer to our home, AnnaLynn and I spent Wednesday afternoon creating a Valentine garland to hang above our kitchen window...

Our garland was inspired by this one, but rather than sewing the ribbon in place, we simply cut little slits into the felt hearts and wove the ribbon through. I like simple. :)

Our study of geography and science was made just a little exciting this week due to the meteor that came down near the Ural Mountains of Russia -- amazing and s-c-a-r-y!!

Daniel & AnnaLynn worked on some super cool coloring pages during our read aloud time this week. If your kids (or you) enjoy coloring, too, we'll be hosting a giveaway here on the blog next Monday! In the meanwhile, take a look here.

In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's granny square featured a heart.

And while I'm on the topic of crochet, I'm excited to announce that our crocheted brooches are now available at our online Etsy Market! Use coupon code "thankyou10" for 10% off your purchase. :)

Speaking of hearts, have you ever served up heart-shaped eggs? Love this. This picture was taken a few years ago and I've always wanted to use it in a post...

I treated my sweetheart to some sweets. He treated me to a bottle of Malbec and dinner at Laurelwood. Love that man. :)

 And since love is the theme of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share I Corinthians 13...
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The greatest of these is love...indeed. Hope you all had a love-filled week!


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  1. Lisa,
    I enjoyed thsi peek into your world! Have a joyous Sunday of worship together!! Are you on FB?

    1. Greetings, Jacqueline. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, my friend. :) Wishing you and yours a blessed day of worship as well. We have a baptism and baptismal feast tomorrow, so it'll be a joyous day indeed! About your FB question, no I'm not over there...the husband really tries to keep my time on the computer to a minimum. Blessings! ~Lisa :)

  2. Hi Lisa! I cannot WAIT to have the peace at my home that your blog always inspires, LOL! I think it'll be a few months, much going on. I'll step away from blogging for a while again after I write one more post, hopefully soon. :-)

    Love your heart square...will it be part of a blanket?


    1. Hi Lori! The granny square will indeed be part of a blanket. Peace in my home? So glad my photos portray and inspire it. :) Hope all is well -- looking forward to news from you soon... Hope it is good! Blessings, ~Lisa :)

  3. That heart shaped double-egg is cute, I'll have to try that next time I fry eggs for hubby :)

    1. Simona, the funny thing is that those eggs fried up like that (heart shaped) all on their own -- believe it or not! Hope it works when you give it a try! ~Lisa :)

  4. Did you guys get the glorious sunshine on Friday? It was so wonderful here and my daughter was off school for midwinter break. We had such a nice day in the garden together. It helped so much with our February blues...

    1. Oh my!! It was glorious indeed! We hit 60 here (45 min. north of Vancouver). We hiked up a nearby logging road, washed two cars, weeded the herb garden and flower bed, and discovered our garlic is up! An afternoon out in the sunshine was just what we needed. So glad you go to enjoy it as well, Joanna! Spring will be here before we know it! Blessings, ~Lisa :)


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