Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Antique Drainage Tile Digger

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma go camping

It stopped raining in Salt Lake City mid morning on Saturday so once again we ventured out walking and walk we did.  Ever corner presented something new to experience.  As you can see it was cool after the rain, not a problem because there were many outdoor cafes to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea.  

Again sorry for the poor formatting posting at a cafe from my iPod we will clean all this up when we get home.

Grandma Snyder

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma go camping

The Internet is very poor so posting is problematic.  We are sitting in a mall with Internet now so will post some of the photographs we have taken today.

On a rainy day what would you have except ice cream. 

A photograph from temple square in Salt Lake City. 

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls  

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Poor internet connection

We are on vacation and the Internet is terrible this has meant that our regular post are not happening and 5 minutes of my day will not be daily and we will catch up.  There is lots to see on our blog and thank you for understanding.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma go camping

The first thing we realized is that posting a blog when the Internet is unreliable well that's just a formula for disaster so when we have good Internet we will post some pictures and tell you about the wonderful things we have seen.

We picked up the I 80 around Jolliet Illinois and we have been travelling on it for the past 2 1/2 days.  We have been amazed at the size of the fields.  At times it's like looking at an ocean of corn and beans.  Those are the two primary crops that are growing along the I 80.  At some point sunflowers must have been grown because the ditches boast mile after mile of now wild sunflowers.  

This is the third night that we put up our Rightline tent and we have it down to an art.  We had no idea our tent and van combo would drawn attention.  At each  campground we were have been told it's the first time a set up like ours has come in.   This surprises us because it's easy to put up and comfortable to sleep in the bed of the van on a futon mattress, ideal thing for baby boomers who don't want to give up camping and want to sleep off the ground.   

Grandma Snyder 
©2013-2016 twosnydergirl

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Grandpa and Grandma Go Camping

Day One September 17, 2016 

We left home at 5:00 am under a very threatening  sky 

And our first stop was for coffee of course!

The beauty that surrounded us today

Our Home For the Night

and our New Rightline Gear Tent 

The first campsite we were given was under a 

Hedge Apple Tree
Maclura pomifera

We were afraid if one of these seeds hit us well it would be lights out for sure!

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016  twosnydergirls

Friday, 16 September 2016

Rainbow Cupcakes

Our Mennonite Church has a cupcake tradition on the Sunday that Sunday School starts up following the summer break.  Our Granddaughters are now old enough they want to be part of church life and on the Saturday prior to the start of Sunday school we were making cupcakes.

We would like to credit the creator of the rainbow cupcake and try as we might we could not because Pinterest is full of rainbow cupcakes and each offers just a slightly different way to make them. 

Our offering differs only in that we used Grandma's white cake recipe written down so many years ago that the paper is yellow and brittle with age.

White Cake
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup egg whites unbeaten - about 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 different food colourings

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together
  2. Into this mix the margarine, milk, egg whites and vanilla
  3. Mix until the batter is smooth
  4. Divide the batter into 4 different bowls and add the food colouring
  5. Using all of the colours in each cupcake paper fill 3/4 full
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  7. Ice your cups cakes.

On Pinterest we also cupcakes baked in ice cream cones.  We used mini cones note these may take longer than the cupcakes to bake - at least ours did. 

From Our Table To Yours
Grandma Snyder

©twosnydergirls 2013 - 2016    

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Your Abundant Mercy

The children’s story this morning was instructions in how a porter reuses the clay over and over again until the potter has created the vessel required for the need for the task of the day.

The children were amazed that the wet clay could be molded and remolded over and over again.  That the clay is never wasted never tossed away.

We are the clay that God molds and when we fight against him, he does not throw us away nor does God place us on some shelf out of his sight to be forgotten.  God places us on his work table always within sight always within reach, waiting until we are ready to be molded again.

God is always working in our lives ensuring our beliefs, values:  our sense of ourselves and our entitlements are ready for his molding so we can in turn become the vessels of love he requires.

Our task as Christian’s is to embrace the potter’s hands, for is not the Whole World in God’s hands and with his loving embrace.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls