Friday, June 19, 2009

One Happy Family

this week i was busy downloading wedding photos that bernie and i took one year ago of a young couple.
now the groom's sister and her lovely family were down for the happy occasion.
as they were running to the out door wedding, i took this shot of the mama with her five little ducklings following her and i am so ashamed that i never gave her and her handsome husband this picture a year ago...
so this is what i am doing...i will just post it here and surprise her.
this mother, believe it or not was in my sunday school class when she was three and her eldest child was in my sunday school class when HE was three!
sharlene's goal in life was to marry her sweetheart, paul who she had met when she was just 14. they were married two years later.

sharlene is a great mother.
she home schooled all of her children and paul and she have done a marvellous job of bringing them up in the ways of the lord..

here is a picture of paul and sharlene
after all these years, you can sure see that they are still deeply in love!

and here is the whole happy family!

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Psalm 127:4-5

4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:

the lord has richly blessed you paul and sharlene!

love bernie and terry

Monday, June 15, 2009

Red Roses For A Ruby Tuesday

mary t

today bernie and i set out to search for roses.
welland is known as the rose city but i must say that they are really hard to find so far this year.
this lovely bush was found just in the neighbours back yard.
i snapped this picture of bernie as he gazed at it

two can play at that game...bernie insists on taking my picture...and at that moment where bernie snapped my picture made me to feel one of them.

down the street we see that the rose is no respecter of houses.
while our next door neighbour had diligently worked on his work of beauty, and produced his lavish rose bush, this house which has been empty for some time is just bursting with red roses in its front lawn!
in amongst the long grass and the weeds they are flaunting their ruby red beauty for all the world to see and filling the spring air with their sweet perfume.

even though we had plenty of rain last week, these roses along the parkway seem to be wilting in the dry ground.
the little red car insisted on our taking its picture to add a lot more red to the sad sight of these famishing roses and i must say that it worked!

being as it was flag day a few days ago in the united states, i figured i could add a little more red if i put in these veranda plants with their waving canadian and american flags.

this red breasted robin wants a piece of the action.
he came by for a drink of cool water and posed for this picture

well even though these snap dragons are bright yellow and even though the little red car said it was a crazy idea to be including them in this ruby tuesday post, i had thought them so pretty as bernie and i passed them along the country road, that we stopped and took their picture.
after all little red car, who is the boss of this whole operation anyway, eh?

happy ruby tuesday everyone and blessings to our beloved teach who created this special photo day for her friends......God bless you terry