With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 5/30/10 - 6/6/10

Friday, June 4, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday ~ Hockey Boy

A sweet little face like this doesn't require lots of photo skills to melt a Mom-Mom's heart!
An enthusiastic little boy with flushed cheeks from wearing his heavy helmet on a hot day, a slight cropping to eliminate boring background, a little lightening and slight increase of contrast. And there you have it.
Ready to bring home the Stanley Cup!

Photo Stats:
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Aperture f 5.6
Focal Length: 68mm
Auto flash ~ on
ISP speed: 400
Not posed: just a little guy who ran up and asked to have his picture taken with his beloved hockey helmet.

No time to relocate to more frontal natural light that might have eliminated the horizontal shadows on his face. I just wanted to capture a fleeting moment before he ran off.
Since the shadows don't run through his eyes or mouth, I am not too concerned with them.
I think attention is drawn to his eyes, each framed by the squares in the face mask.
That's a lot of helmet on those wee shoulders!
Know who he's cheering for...
F L Y E R S!
of course!

Come join in and post a favorite photo YOU took this week at Favorite Photo Friday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Bible Commentary

I bought this two volume set of books after continually borrowing my daughters when she was in college. I found myself running to them frequently with questions I had or help in understanding a Bible passage I was reading.
Sometimes it is helpful to have background information when studying Scripture and this set has been so helpful.
Maybe you are following the schedule for the audio reading/listening plan for completing the Bible in a year. The link is over in my side bar.
It's pretty doable... just 12-15 minutes a day.
This set includes an Old and New Testament volume.
Each book of the Bible section includes an introduction including historical setting, characteristics, audience the book is addressed to, author and date, historical proof for the book, and the book's purpose.

There is a detailed outline of the book, and a commentary on the book.
Time lines too

Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

May in Review Collage and Baked Beans

It took me until adulthood before I realized just how good baked beans were. It took me even longer to like Lima beans. This hearty baked Lima bean recipe, in a sweet molasses sauce is just so delicious and satisfying it will change your mind too!
(Navy beans can be substituted)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day with Family

Lots of laughter and fun on a hot, humid day.
Jamie and family, my sister with one of her granddaughters, Olivia, my mom and Patrick came over for a day of eating and playing and celebrating Memorial Day.
Lots of photos of and for family
(that peek at my blog and never comment ;)
Baby Cambrie
How I love those baby feet!
Most pleasant, happy baby.
The girls
The boys
The family
Little ones
My mom and baby Cambrie.
Abbey & Patrick.
Mom-Mom and little ones.
Toddlers trying to escape.
Feeding the pond fish.
Little Livvy meets Raider for the first time and she's not
too sure what to make of him.
hehe... she's amused!
New friends!
For the rest of the day, toddler toddles and puppy dog follows.
(click on photo above to enlarge)

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

This is the second season I have had lavender growing in my garden and it has yielded a nice amount of lovely flowers. I was so intrigued to come across a few recipes that use lavender as an ingredient and decided to make a batch of Lavender Shortbread Cookies.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


...with a thankful heart.

Linking to Mosaic Monday @Little Red House


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