~Weekend at the cottage ~

 Hello friends!
What a wonderful weekend it was for us.
We enjoyed a cosy fire, and rainstorms, beautiful skies.
We watched General Conference. 
Messages filled with hope and faith. 
Seeking good things, and following the example that our Savior set for us.
 Along our walking path, we saw a sweet reminder chalked onto the sidewalk.
 Puppies ran up to a gate to great us. 
Awww... they are so cute! 
Golden retriever pups.
 As the rains increased, this sweet little bird found a natural umbrella and lunch as well. 
Clever bird! 
 The rains continued and the sunflower head sheltered the bird as he gathered and ate sunflower seeds.
 As the clouds moved across the mountains, a dusting of snow across the peaks is revealed.
 Fall leaves glow, and white snow makes for a beautiful scene.
This week, I am more resolved to seek the good.
Smile more.
Show kindness to strangers.
Serve my family.
Bless my home and family each day. 
Happy heart experiences.
It is easy to be dragged down by negativity. 
It takes courage and faith to see the positivity and the good and seek after these things. 

Attitude of gratitude:
~Feeling grateful for a loving husband. 
~Thankful for a cosy warm fireplace.
~Thankful that we finished the items on 'The List' in order to be ready for winter'
~Grateful for the rains that have soaked lawns, plants, and helped to fill reservoirs. 
~Thankful for a stack of great books to read as the weather turns cold, and I spend more time indoors. 


  1. What a very nice post. I love seeing the clouds over the mountains. Oh my goodness those puppies! They would put you in a happy mood right away.
    I am glad you are getting to enjoy the weekend and the weather.

  2. Kerin: All is beautiful where you are, my friend..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

  3. Beautiful pics! I love the bird. :)

  4. Good evening, Kerin~

    A gorgeous view of the mountains AND puppies? What a wonderful weekend.


  5. Wonderful pictures.
    Love seeing the gold color of fall . . .
    A treat to see the snow in the mountains . . .
    Oh my, I would love one of those pups!

  6. Hi Kerin!

    Wasn't Conference wonderful!! So many changes...and challenges, I loved it!

    Your photos are so beautiful! I can't believe that it's time for snow and cold. I kind of look forward to the downtime though, like you, I have a big stack of books to read. I loved the positivity in this post...thank you!!

    Enjoy your week!

    Hugs and Love,

  7. So pretty...love the mountain pics.
    The puppies are cute too.

    M : )

  8. Beautiful area and lovely post :)
    Thanks for telling me about Baker Creek Seed Savers. I visited their web page and set up an account and a wish-list for next year. The place that I was buy my seeds, stop selling them and is now just a nursery, so this is great. Although I save a lot of my own seed, I like trying new varieties.
    Thanks again.
    God bless you and your family.
    Connie :)

  9. Your photographs are delightful and who could pass up those puppies?!!

  10. Beautiful pictures, my friend, and oh, those puppies are just precious!

    Happy weekend to you. Hugs!

  11. Love seeing the gold color of fall . . .

  12. Oh I love those puppies, I want one!!


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