my favourite view ..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth today..
How are you all doing?
Spring is just around the corner here in Canada...
Yesterday we woke up to an icy day..
Charlie (our dog) goes outside first thing each morning and as he walked across the deck he slipped since it was so icy.. He was very careful going down the steps.. Usually, when he is coming back in he just bounds up the stairs and goes sideways as he is going so quickly.. Yesterday he very slowly comes up the steps and gingerly walks across to the door.. He is so smart! grin..
Then as the day went on the sun was beautiful and snow and ice was dripping everywhere.. I think it went up to 12 degrees C..
Terry is beginning to panic as Spring will be here and he still has lots of inside stuff to do..
I have really enjoyed this winter as the weather has been weird but not many snow storms.. So thankful!
Of course, we could still have a few.. smile..
On Valentine's day, we went out for a little day trip..
We had planned to stay home and I had planned a nice supper as we had dined out the night before..
We were talking and I said I was longing to see the Bay of Fundy..
That happens several times a year and we have to make our way there.
He wasn't too keen but when I said I would pay for the gas then he said, "Get ready and let's go!" grin..
I packed a bit of lunch (biscuit, dried fruit, cheese) and the camera and away we went..
Oh and we took Charles.. Always!..
He is always ready for a drive..
Just like me.. grin..
Of course our first stop was for a cup of Tim Horton's coffee and away we went..
We decided to go by way of the farm instead of down to Sussex..
Everything was well there..
Just waiting for Summer and our company.. grin..
Onward we go...
This old barn is beginning to fall down..
It makes me sad when we pass so many of them where the wind and weather are slowly destroying them..
Love old barns..
We stopped and had a snack and let Charlie run around some..
This is in Caledonia Mountain..
My Gramp was born and raised here..
A bit of folk art... smile..
Lots of snowmobile and ATV trails everywhere up there..
The Bay of Fundy is only a half hour from our old farm when we are there in the summertime..
There it is ...
The beautiful Bay of Fundy in all of it's winter splendour!..
Here is the first little town called Riverside Albert...
A pretty little place..
In Albert County.... smile..
A lovely old school, I think....
Then onto to Alma...
The winter is almost gone and pretty soon there will be tourists here everywhere..
The ice and snow will be gone ..
And the freshest of breezes will blow across the beaches..
I told Terry my eyes were not full yet and to just wait a bit..
The poor man is so patient with me..
All good things must come to an end and so we headed homeward..
Drove to Sussex and had supper..
Not fancy.. Just take out..
It was a lovely day and I am so blessed to still have this man beside me for all these many valentine's days..
Thank you, Lord..
Next day we are back to normal..
We only have pasta once a week now so I always want it to be good..
I so love pasta...
This is a recipe from a dear friend that I have had since childhood..
She makes it for our church potlucks and shared the recipe with me..
I know she won't mind you having it..
Macaroni Casserole by Evelyn...
1 pound of hamburger
1 chopped onion
1 can of mushrooms (drained) or a cup or two of fresh sliced one..
Fry this all up together..
Cook up at least 1 cup of macaroni
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup and half a can of milk each..
Mix all together in a casserole dish.
(I seasoned this with a bit of garlic and a few hot pepper flakes) opt.
Sprinkle with paprika and bake in a 350 degrees F. oven for 20 minutes..
Terry really likes this casserole as well as me..
A salad goes very well with this meal..
My buddy keeping me company as I pudder around with my layered journal..
You may have seen the two above pics before..
I think my sister may recognize something there.. smile..
This is the base for the latest pages I am doing..
I loved the layered journals..
Do any of you journal?
Here is the link to my Pinterest Journal page.
Well dear hearts this is all for tonight..
On Saturday, I will be visiting our daughter and the group of ladies call R.E.A.L. at the Mission Point Church in St. John..
Making and doing a couple of fun things..
I know you would be welcome if you are in the area..
Hope you all have a grand weekend and will chat with you all later as the Lord wills..
Thanks for all your sweet comments on the rather long valentines posts last week..
Praying for all the sad things that happen in our world..
Good things, too...
Praising the Lord for the example of Rev. Billy Graham and the impact he made upon the lives of so many people..
Thankful for the hope we have in Jesus..
He is a good God..
Have a great weekend, my friends..