Saturday, May 16, 2015

Halah and Caleb's Wedding

The last Helmuth child just left the nest. Today we hosted the 3rd sibling wedding in our front yard.

It was a lovely day... it was calling for rain but held off until after the ceremony. Thank you Lord!

A few photos from what little time I had with my camera.















 















The End...
Hope

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lately...


 




I've been trying my hand at pie making these days. So much work goes into a pie -but its worth it. Rhubarb and peanut butter are pictured.

And then there is Caroline. She keeps me skinny these days... running after a toddler is good for the waistline. I don't know what we'd do without her. She brings so much joy to our lives.

I've been busy these days working on a dream of mine. My friend, Amy, and I are building a commercial kitchen in her home with the plans of selling baked goods to markets, hosting workshops and events on site. We've worked together for a couple of years now and decided it boiled down to us needing a commercial kitchen as our home base. I will talk more on that later and keep you posted!

Blessings,
Hope

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

a good read

My camera is currently getting fixed from me dropping it. YES! I will wear the strap around my neck next time, husband:) It's been quite freeing to just not have to take photos of anything for a week or two. But I do miss my camera, especially since Caroline is toddling around here.

I came across this post I have posted before- but it's such a good read, you need to read it again.

Blogs and Women.

 Jenny has such a gift with words- and this truly has been on my mind these days. Especially as a mother, it's easy to compare ourselves with other mothers. But we all have our gifts and need to be content with what we have been given. Also along with that- finding out our gifts and using them to the fullest extent for the glory of GOD!

On another note... I am dreaming of garden salads and strawberry limeade.



 

Happy Wednesday!
Hope

Friday, April 3, 2015

Caroline Turns One

I've baked cakes for my nephew's birthday parties for years. Yesterday, I had the honor of making my little girl's first birthday cake. 

It was more than just a celebration of her turning a year, it was celebration that we could have children. I had some health issues before we were married and we weren't sure if we would be able to have children. The ever present question after having an ovary removed, "Will you be able to have children?" I would always reply with an hopeful answer- but it the back of my mind I prepared myself for the worst. After much pain and waiting, we were blessed with a child! We had something to celebrate... so we did.




Praising Our Creator!
Hope

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

11 months..

Our little girl is almost one. Here are a few photos that capture life with Caroline.


 Her poor baby must have a head rush.

 She 'seemed' old enough to feed herself. No mom she isnt.

 Baker in the making.

 Kitty on a call.

 Carrying around her favorite pajamas. She finds them in the dirty laundry
or on the drying rack and carries them around.

 Early morning horse ride.

 Her personal jacuzzi, aka entertainment while mom cooks supper. 
 She's becoming quite motherly. 

I just took her 11 month photos...









The 'few' photos turned into 'many'.

Hope