For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14


Friday, September 17, 2010

Thankful for Friday!

Wow, I know I say this every week, but's Friday already? We've had another busy week here, shocking I know! :) Canning, school here at home, the beginning of classes at the school and co-op and more canning. :) In the midst of it all, we've had a good time, despite the threat of a cold or two. Our pantry is getting fuller by the day and we are finally seeing the end of the canning season in the distance.

So, what am I thankful for this week?

*My hubby is still working, as is his brother...YAY!
*The kids first week of the full school schedule went well and everyone enjoyed their outside classes!
*The fall color is everywhere, overnight it seems, and it looks like it will be a BEAUTIFUL fall around here.
*A friends daughter that had open heart surgery is doing fairly well...please be praying for little Lily.
*Our new layers should be laying any day...SO excited!
*Made 17 pints of tomato soup yesterday...might make more, but it's a good kids will be thrilled this winter! :)
*My pantry is filling up by the day...I LOVE that feeling!
*We pick up this year's steer this weekend....he'll live at a friends house until he's ready to butcher...we'll have beef in the freezer again in about a month and a half!! We're starting out with an older guy this time...not really by choice....but that means we'll have the meat a bit earlier. Good timing!
*Hunting season starts in a few boys are excited and so am I...praying for a good harvest this year with the three of them hunting. :)

It's been a crazy busy week, and today will be no different. Canning more tomatoes today, perhaps a batch of plum preserves and working on school, laundry and baby sitting too. Pray for me in the midst of it all...I'm feeling a cold coming on. I need my strength to get through the last of my canning. :)


Mountain Home Quilts said...

My hubby is off hunting with his brother, I'm praying for LOTS Of bucks! They have 2 tags each!

Cinnamon said...

You must be soo glad when canning season is over :-)

I bet the fall colors are so beautiful. I know it is our favorite season~

How fun to have the boys bringing in the meat:-)


momoflots said...

Oh, I hope your family gets to fill up the freezer. My brother bow hunts and he got an elk a few days ago. They are so thankful as they really need it. Isn't it such a great feeling to give your kitchen that final cleaning, put away the canning gear and then go look at your pantry shelves!!!! All those gleaming jars standing in rows waiting for the cold weather - the best!!!! Btw - I'd really, really love your recipe for canned tomato soup!!!

Valerie said...

Christine, I'll be VERY happy when I get to the cleaning up stage of canning, other than in between batches of this and that. :) That WILL be a wonderful feeling. As far as the tomato soup recipe, there is a link to my friend's blog where the recipe can be found in my last blog post....or one of the ones from a few days ago. :) If you don't find it, let me know and I'll send it to you. :)

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