Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free Spirit Cakes

Here is one for you to go check out:

Free Spirit Cakes

(below is Andrea Salmond's "about me" on her blog)

I am a self described cake nerd. I admit it. I think about cakes and cake designs and cake flavors and fillings about 90% of the time. Which might explain why my socks usually don't match. I have a creative mind, and I love to be in the kitchen, and I guess that makes for a deadly combination!

I have always loved the arts... music, drama, drawing and painting. After stumbling into artwork by trying to fill my core credit requirements in college, I eventually declared my major as Fine Arts and never looked back. I went on to dabble in portraits, paintings and murals which I still do. I then branched off into sign work, painting mainly business and yard signs, which I also still do. I thought I had done it all until I started decorating cakes. Then I realized you haven't really lived until you've licked the beaters and lived to tell about it!

My friends and family would definitely tell you that I like to march to the beat of a different drummer, but I am also very organized and manage to be fun but professional. I love the challenge of a new cake and I appreciate my customers! I am excited about growing my new business and I look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Salmond Family Reunion

September 2009, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.

It was a wonderful weekend. The weather was great and everyone (I believe) had fun!

The Lads and Yancy CD's

I won these too!

And they came yesterday. It is very exciting to receive them. The Lads and Yancy CD's were one of the giveaways that the SSDR were giving away in the month of Aug.

Thanks "The Lads", "Yancy", and SSDR for the opportunity!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Moonlight Pillows

I won!!!

And I just received!

I entered the SSDR Launch Party they had in August, and just received the Moonlight Pillows that I won. I am very pleased with the pillow and know that it will be a fitting gift for someone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 2009 Prayer Letter

Dear Family and Friends,
So looking back, we see that some of you may not have heard from us since March, as that is the last time we sent out a Prayer letter, PLEASE FORGIVE US! Others of you have been to see us or we have dropped by, or we have chatted by phone or email. We love to know how all of you are doing, so keep it up!
Romans 15:5,6
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Peter has been working on maintenance at HDQTS all this year, and has had some help with it. Thanks to Bill N. for coming and helping out on the Tribal Trails building roof, also thanks to Gerald C. for helping with the garden sheds that have been taking shape! The flooring got laid in the print shop office and kitchen with help from Dave & Dorlene. The trailer home addition had some work done on it but still needs to be finished. The turf got laid by the trailer with help from staff. If you still think that you would like to take some time this fall for a day or more to help, just give us a shout and Peter will set it up.
Diane has been working on new programs for the fall and winter. Tribal Trails is now on 3 new stations! Praise the Lord that His message is getting out to those that need it. Continue to pray for those that watch TT, that they would change their lives and want to live for our Lord and King. Continue to pray also for the change to producing the program in High Definition. Purchasing equipment is a big decision and wisdom is much desired in this area.
August took us to Conference at the Pinawa Wilderness Edge Retreat Centre, MB. Enduragement was the theme and we were encouraged with the messages and fellowship of other missionaries.
There is some training in September that the mission would like us to take at Lac La Biche, AB, so we will be going away again for another week for that.
Personal life:
We praise the Lord for the way he is supplying our needs. Although Peter didn't want to work this year at an “outside job” to help supplement our financial support - he has had to off and on. He has been able to work less at an “outside job” and that is great! We praise the Lord for the odd jobs that have come up.
We had a wonderful surprise this past June when all of our children and their spouses (and our youngest son's girlfriend) and grandchildren got together for Diane's 50th B-day! The family doesn't often pull something on Diane, but this one they did, and did it well, might I say! Even Peter was surprised as they kept some things from him too. We had a wonderful few days together and lots of pictures and memories to last a lifetime!
Peter had his oldest brother Richard go to be with the Lord this year! He will be missed! But thankful that he is out of pain and can run and jump for joy now!
After conference in Aug. we spent two weeks with Jason & Becky, Nolan and Makenna. Becky had surgery and so we stayed longer to help out. The first week Peter spent at Turtle Mt. Bible Camp as maintenance help.
As you can see above maintenance was enjoyed!

 Crabapple picking with Nolan!
God Bless you,
Peter and Diane Salmond

Friday, September 4, 2009


Nolan loves to catch crickets and there is no shortage of them in his yard. And he didn't mind having his picture taken with them!

My privilege was to care for Makenna, so I got to change her diaper, feed and put her to sleep.

Once Grandpa came back from camp, Nolan had fun picking crabapples, and painting the table with Grandpa, that Grandpa made for N & M.


Some pictures of Peter's last day of a week at Turtle Mt. Bible Camp in Manitoba.

Makenna in Grandpa Pop's hat!

Nolan taking another horse ride!

Practicing for the Rawhide Race!

Potato Race!

Barrel Racing!

Posing for picture taken with horse just like his dad's!


Wilderness Edge Retreat & Conference Centre, Pinawa, MB was the place, 'Enduragement' was the theme, and following are some pictures of "off time".

"Seven Sisters" hydro dam.

"Okay are we done, people are going to look at me."

Peter's Surprise!!!

So when we got to Manitoba, there was a suprise for Peter!

Jason & Becky, Nolan and Makenna showed up where we were staying at Becky's parents place for B-day cake!

Thanks all, especially Dave and Donna for the B&B!


In the middle of August, just before we left for a couple of weeks, we had a Wonderful Surprise visit from a very dear couple who support us in the ministry. We were so encouraged and blessed by their visit. They had been trying to meet up with us for a number of years (goes way back to when we were living in the Yukon - 13 years ago!) Thanks G&J C!