Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Somedays I feel like this...

(TJ took this picture himself.. he was experimenting with my camera.. I had to laugh so hard when I saw this one!!!)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tasha :)

Things have been going well so far with Tasha. The kids LOVE her! They got up at 7:22am this morning just to see her! We had a wonderful walk outside with her while huge snowflakes were falling (it's only -5 to -8, very mild anyway). Here are a few pictures of TJ and Tasha.
TJ and Tasha were watching the graders outside. (Tasha was actually watching the door because her previous owners had just left an hour earlier)(I know I need to clip off the long end of her collar yet)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Excitedly Waiting!!

We are awaiting the arrival of a new member of our family this afternoon. She is about 3 and has golden hair, a wagging tail and a slobbery tongue :) I will try to get some pictures up soon of our newest family memeber :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Help for Haiti!

There are many bloggers that are doing what they do best, for the sake of helping Haiti! Here are just a few, and each of these blogs have about 20-60 links to other blogs that are also doing what they can to donate to Haiti's cause!

Many are donating through:
We have chosen to donate through MCC's Relief program
If money is tight and you feel like you can't do anything to help - check out the blogs I listed, and the blogs that they have listed, many are donating money per comment left on their blog - so even if you don't give the money yourself, by promoting the cause, you are helping with what you can!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who are you??

Courtesy of the Growing C's, I realized that it was delurker day :) (I got a good giggle from the pic, so I had to upload it too)

So YOU! The one reading this.. You stopped by my blog... so please take the time to say hi :)


"Hope frees us from the need to be secure. Consequently, hope frees us from the driving need to protect our self-interests and releases us to take risks for God.

Hope allows us to live for God, regardless of how perilous it may be, and enjoy God's gift of peace while doing so."

Taken from The Messenger, volume 48, number 1, January 6, 2010. Article, "A Hope That Lives On" by Arden Thiessen, D.Min.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Little Moments

As a mother there is always so much to do.. especially with a preschooler and a toddler! Most days are filled with the busy-ness of housework, laundry, making meals, refereeing, dressing and making sure kids eat and go to the potty, plus many other things that come along the way. It's easy to miss the small moments. Even when those small moments seem to present themselves, too often we are too busy, too impatient, too tired, too cranky, too much of anything to take those moments. Last night I had just crawled into bed, layed there for about 5 minutes until I heard someone's door creak open and saw a little shadow. It was my little K. So as I got up to usher her back to bed when she told me she wanted a snack. Now, all too often I would grab a few crackers and convince her to get back to bed so I could get back to bed, but tonight was different. I realized that she had only had a few bites of supper (due to being out and her being distracted) so I picked up my little girl, grabbed a fresh bun, and curled up with her on the couch with a blanket. I sat there, just enjoying my little pumpkin while she picked away at her snack. What precious moments they were. Looking at my daughter, knowing that only a short while ago she was always nestled against me for her suppers and snacks, and knowing that in a short while she will be beyond curling up (or wanting to) in my lap! So even if I was up until midnight because of my daughter, I am thankful for the stolen moments we shared! I realize I really need to keep my eyes open for the opportunity of these tiny moments and take them, no matter if they seem inconvenient!! I challenge you mothers (as well as myself) to watch for the little moments in your life, particularly this week!

Saturday, January 02, 2010