"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Sunday, August 31, 2014


The Summer has been filled with one spectacular event after another....

Camping at Lake Siskyou
Fishing for rainbow trout
Cooking rainbow trout

AHG Camp
Learning to tie knots...among other skills
Achieving the Climb on badge

Train Ride from California to Washington

Catholic Family Conference

San Francisco Stay
Investiture Mass

Dinner at the St. Francis - Celebrating a joyous occasion

Mass at the Carmel
Mass at the Carmel - Imposition of the habit

and Fresh Eggs!  My Little Lamb has now been gathering fresh eggs on a daily basis.  Which means, Butterfly has been doing a lot of baking using up some fresh plums & peaches from our families gardens...one "eggstravaganza" event after another.

Our summer is officially over...it is Back to School time.  I am hoping for a successful academic year and praying for a rainy Autumn & Winter...

"O God, in Whom we live, move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain, so that, being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever."  ~ The Roman Missal of the Catholic Church, #35

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter  for some pretty, happy, funny & real...


  1. Wonderful photos and happy memories, Hand-Maid. May you all be always blessed.

    It never ceases to amaze me how clever chickens are. How do they all climb up to that white basket to lay their eggs?

    God bless.

    1. Thank you, Victor.
      Funny thing is, each chicken has its own nesting box. Yet, they all seem to lay their eggs in the same one.
      Do they stand in line and take turns? Do they not see that the nest is already claimed & used?
      Now, how they transfer from the nesting box, to the egg basket, is another query...

      Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful week! God bless.

  2. A summer rich in learning and family bonding! You have a "bank" of good memories to tide you over the occasional difficult moments during the coming school year. How blessed your children!

    Have a good school year, and please! keep up with these inspiring posts.

    God bless...

    1. Hello Marcia! Thanks for stopping by...Hope your school year is off to a good start!
      God bless!!


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