Saturday, December 19, 2009

Prayer requests

Dec. 19th.... what's up folks? I hope you're all doing well. And those of you who are sick I hope you heal quickly and wont be in pain.
Hey could y'all pray for Gabrielle W. ? She had to go into emergency last week and have part of her intestine removed along with her gall bladder. She's in quite a bit of pain. Please pray for her and for her family as they have to deal with this. Pray especially that God will use this to bring Peter and Gabrielle's sons to Him. They're nice kids but haven't asked God to become their Savior. Peter and Gabrielle were saved last year. :-) Thanks.
It's warmer here... around -10 to -5 f the past couple days. :-) A real blessing from the past week or more with it being -35 f. :-) It's been foggy the past two days.... so that's probably one of the main reasons it's warmer. But I wont be complaining about the warmer weather. :-)
We have the three Covlin girls here for babysitting. I think we'll be bringing them home. The whole family came yesterday evening for a little visit and some music. I got out of playing.... not because I really wanted to, but the day before I had sliced the top of my middle finger on my right hand so playing banjo is out of the question. It's healing nicely, and it should be good to play in a couple more days. :-)
Dad put his back out again... that's twice since we've moved here. This last time he was hauling a Railway tie with Jesse and tripped over another one. I guess it pulled something, so he's been laying around the house a bit. Couple of the bearings on the sawmill went bad so he had to pick more up. The sawmill's been kind of silent anyway since it's been almost to cold to run it. I think Dad has to bring the gear shaft and something else into Endeavour to the shop so he can get it back together. Can you please pray that Dad will heal that also that the sawmill will be put back together quickly and correctly. Thanks. :-)
Wow we're being hurt and sick right and left... Thanks so much for praying. :-) Thought you'd enjoy this verse(s). Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy way; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psalm 51:12&13

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More pictures

I love my litte sister.... she's getting big so fast.


Town, Candy recipe

Dec. 15th.... it's up to -15 f here... Yeah! :-) Only 10 days till Martha's birthday. She'll be 13, my little sister is growing up. :-) I believe I and Lydia bought her a present together but I might pick up something else depending on if I can find anything. :-)
Tomorrow Lord willing we'll be hauling Eugene's two Standardbreds back to his place and after noon we're meeting Murray who has 3 Dexters and 1 Tarantaise that we're buying.... well Dad's getting the 3 and Lydia's buying the 1. So we'll be in Yorkton for a bit, I'm hoping to go to the library with Naomi and I also need to go to Wal-mart and Superstore. If I want something special for my birthday dinner I have to pick it up. :-) And I also am down to one pair of leggings and those are rather thin.... :-) Not the nicest for winter weather. :-) I want to look at Wal-mart, see if I can avoid ordering from Sears.
Have y'all ever heard of Almond bark? Not the actual skin on the tree... :-) But white dipping chocolates melted and mixed with slivered almonds and craisins... (dried, sweetened cranberries) it's really good. As is Soda Candy. :-)
Soda Candy
You should get two 9x13 pans from this recipe, but it's kind of thin on the caramel.
Layer cookie sheet with foil and grease well with salad oil (or butter or any other oil)
Put one layer of salted soda crackers on foil to cover cookie sheet.
Boil 1 c. margarine (we prefer butter, tastes lots better)
And 1 c. brown sugar for 2 minutes
Spoon onto crackers and spread.
Bake at 350 f for 5 min.
Remove from oven.
Top with one 12 oz pkg (about 1 ¼ cups) chocolate chips
When melted, smooth out chips and top with nuts (if you wish that is we like it either way)
Tastes like toffee and your family will love it! :-)
Have fun.... :-)

Cold and Youth

Dec. 12th. Well folks how it been going? Are y'all having fun in the snow? :-) It's been rather chilly up here, keeping around -30 to -35 C ( -20 to -30 F) Not exactly fun weather to be out in. :-)
Dad's been working with the sawmill but he can't stay out for long periods of time since it's cold so he has to do other things from time to time to keep himself warm. Jesse's not so eager to go help him any more but he still goes out at times to help. :-)
Went to Youth last night...we played road hockey. First time I had done anything with a hockey stick and for the first ¾ s of the game I wasn't sure exactly what was supposed to be going on, but when the puck landed in front of me one time I actually was able to send it toward to right goal and then I was in, occasionally hitting it and once making a goal on my own. YEAH! LOL! :-) We couldn't play long as it was so cold even with the moving around our hands were freezing. So we went in and played 4 square ball, which I was a total failure at. :-) We had used the brown paper hand towel stuff to make the lines and then we taped them down to make a square 10 x 10 feet and that we divided into 4 squares each about 5 x5 feet. Any how at end Jay S. (pastor's son) and Josh M. (son of Roy whom we helped with cows) were being pretty ornery to each other they happened to be in the squares when Brad and the other Youth leader were pulling up the tape and paper so they wrapped the two of them up in the tape. :-) I can't describe it all but it was quite funny when it happened. :-) We went down and had snack and then Rod T. ( the other Youth leader) taught a lesson on forgiveness. He really stressed how God says in Matthew 18 beginning in verse 21... when Peter asks God how many times he has to forgive his brother? And at the end of the chapter God says “And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, it ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” We can 'forgive' in word only but God knows our hearts. If we don't forgive from our hearts we are not doing His will. In Luke 7:36-50 we read the story of when Jesus is invited into a Pharisee's house for a meal. There a harlot comes and she weeps over Jesus' feet, dries them with her hair then pours ointment on them. And God says at the end of this: “Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.” God is saying that as we forgive from our hearts our brothers who have wronged us, then we can learn to love them more as God loved us. I'm not explaining this very well.... sorry. :-)
Talk to you later.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cow work in the cold

3rd..... Yesterday afternoon Ellie, Lydia, Martha and I went down to Roy M.'s place and helped him and a neighbor for 4 hours work through 60 or so head of cows. We gave shots, poured on Ivomec (I think that's spelled wrong) and occasionally gave new tags. It was rather miserable working since it was around 0 f all day and the wind was blowing a bit. We had ridden down with the wind to our backs and it wasn't to bad of a ride but the ride home after back was pretty cold. The wind had picked up, temp dropped a bit and the snow was hard little 'flakes'. Not fun riding. :-) But we made it home without any mishaps and we were very glad to get into the house to warm up. :-)
I was wondering if any of you had John Denver sheet music? I've been trying to sound out a few of his songs. I've always enjoyed listening to him and I would love to be able to find music, so far I haven't seen any sheet music for his songs.
Youth is going to Yorkton for a Raise the Roof Music program, we'll be staying at home, maybe Dad will let us go next time. :-) Y2J is this afternoon, I don't know who all will be going, Naomi and Lydia are tired and I don't know what Ellie is up to. Guess I'll see when the time comes. :-)
Thought I'd close with this verse.....
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
God is always with us. He will always work things for good if you are following His will and His way in everything you do. :-)


Dec. 1st.... it's hard to believe that this year has moved to the last month. It was a pretty full year for us with moving, settling into a new place, and then leaving within a couple weeks to go down to Grandpa and Grandma Holters' 50th wedding anniversary, going to a new church, being allowed to help with Y2J and this past month being able to go to Youth. The girls getting in more horses that they're putting miles on, helping Covlins process hundreds of birds (it sounds weird to say that :-), us four eldest being able to go to music camp, I was able to work out a make-shift smoke 'oven'.... and those things hardly scratch the top of what new and exciting things we've done this year. :-) God has moved so much, he'd opened so many new doors (and windows). :-) I have everything to be thankful for.... God is an awesome God, he's moved mountains (figuratively speaking) in some areas. I'm so glad that He is my God and I can walk by his side.... when I'm tired and worn out he carries me through. :-) Thank God for every day and blessing that he sends. :-)
Music practice in well under way for the 9th, I found the chords for a couple songs on the net so that helps Lydia and I so we don't have to guess what chords go where. :-) Willie and June J. from church came over last Sunday, we had spaghetti with garlic buttered French bread, then pineapple upside-down cake with cream over the top for dessert. Afterwards we jammed for 45 min. to an hour playing and singing different songs.
Yesterday I put another chicken in the smoke oven it should be done in a few days. I'd love to be able to slice this one up so we can have it with crackers and cheese. :-) Martha and I peeled two logs for the bunk-house, not hard but slightly a pain since there were some knots. :-)
See y'all.