Sunday, July 27, 2008


Last week, Michael was looking for his old work notebook. He still can't find it. He did find a notebook full of some notes and prayer requests from several years ago that I started. It was like a kick in the pants really. The dates just blew my mind that it had been so long! :(

So today I started again. I got out the notebook, a pen, and my Bible. The kids and Michael watched some TV for 'rest time' and I closed the door in my room and started to read and write. I have a book to help me read my Bible in a year, but couldn't find it. So I simply went to 1 Corinthians and started to read. I read 2 chapters. The theme I kept reading over and over is "GOD IS FAITHFUL!" Oh how true that is!! God has proven himself faithful time and time again in our lives - in the mundane, and the magnificent! Not that God *has* to prove himself, but it's just something, well, something we as mere mortals seem to desire. 1 Corinthians 1:9 says "God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful." And then onward in 1 Corinthians 2:5 is says "so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power." I so need reminding of that... more than I'd like to admit!!

So I'm asking for some accountability. I want to read my Bible and talk with God every day. I want it to be more meaningful. I want to set aside time daily to do that... and keep notes. I want to add your prayer requests and praises to my list, and see how God is working in your lives as well as my own!!

If you have a moment, will you do this one thing for me? Leave a comment or an email, just a little 'poke' to see how it's going :)

Thanks all....

The first week!

Whoohoo!! The first week at the new job is behind him! :) It was an excellent week! Things got settled with his shifts/hours, and the are not the greatest, but they are not unreasonable (as some suggestions were!) It looks like he'll be making a wee bit more money then he was initially told. :D That's a huge blessing!! We learned a few interesting facts - F-B Tool made the die for the Canadian Toonie! How cool is that?!! It's a place that is going places!!

Only God could provide for us the way things are going :) YAY GOD!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Quick Update!

So this past Tuesday, JA headed to the trailer for 13 days with Mike's Mom. I whipped her up a little note card for each day with a little message for her. She's called home twice. We miss her. A lot. She'll be home next Sunday... many sleeps away yet!! It was hard for me to let her go... she is only 7 after all!! She's having a great time though - feeding chipmunks, bunking with her two older cousins (Ricky aged almost 12, and Jessica just turned 10), and swimming... lots of swimming!! Apparently last night she roasted 4 marshmallows - 2 were PERFECT GOLDEN, and 2 she burned! LOL! I can't wait to hear more about her trip!

So today... today was Michael's last day at the old job. 10+ years of the same place. He starts his new job on Monday. It's an exciting time in our lives!! There's a bit of turmoil going on at the new shop with the changing of the shifts... and it's not making me a happy camper - however, it did lead to my floor in the kitchen/dining room getting EXTREMELY well cleaned! LOL!

I will have pics to share later...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Congratulations to MEG!!

Using she was the chosen winner for my BIG NEWS post!!! Thanks for all the comments guys!

I will get your prize off to you shortly, Meg :D

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fast and Easy Super Hero Capes!

I stumbled on this blog quite some time ago. It's called TIP JUNKIE. She has some scrapping tips, some household tips, recipes, and whatnot. Well today, I found SuperHero Capes made from old t-shirts!! Here's a totally unknown to me kid modeling one :) She gives great instructions, and I may just try my hand at it! :D

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How will I survive??

I don't know how I'll survive the pre-teen years... and my kids aren't really that close yet!! I'm sure that God knows what he's doing. No, I *know* God knows what he is doing. As sure as I know that God knew NOT to give me more than 3 children. Really. Truly. I can only be a mom to 3. I can take in 'spares' when it is necessary, but it just confirms that I should. not. have. more. kids. :D I love the three I have.... I could not ask for better kids.

OK... so I'm complaining. I don't like doing it here. I am just at my wits end tonite with 5 kids, a late bedtime... ugh. Tomorrow IS another day. :)

OK, don't forget the BLOG CANDY that I am giving away at THIS POST! Leave a comment there, and enter yourself into the draw!! I will visit to find a winner!! Keep your eyes peeled!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A gas Card giveaway

So I visit my friend Nancy's blog. She posts things that are freebies or givaways! Now there is a gas card giveaway. At the price of gas these days, WHY NOT?! LOL!

Check out THIS BLOG to see what I'm talking about :D

Have a great day! :D

Monday, July 7, 2008

A new endevour - Photography!

So my friend Karen asked me to come to the beach at sunset last night to take photos of her and her husband. They turned out FABULOUS!! I thought I would share a few here with you. I'm LOVING this venture, and would dearly love to take it further... to find classes that fit my schedule would be good! LOL!



Thanks to Karen and Mike for letting me share these with you! I will share a few more tomorrow.

The BIG news!! Two Week Notice Man!

Ok, so several of you have asked if we are expanding our family... a resounding NO to that! LOL! No room, no money, no more mental reserves LOL!

So without further ado...


I have so been wanting to post it for about 6 weeks!! The interviewing process has been lengthy with 3 live interviews, a few phone calls, one walk through, and FINALLY an official job offer! :D His start date is July 21st. The hours are fantastic, the pay is decent, the environment is so clean you could eat off the floor! It's climate controlled (boy I bet he wishes he were there today!), pension plan, etc. It's amazing.

He'll be working at F-B Tool & Die and it's only 2.4km from home, where he is 6.3 km from home now (not a huge difference, but at 1.35 a litre!!)

He's in the same field, but it's a change as he's been with his current company for 10+ years. It's time to move on!! He says this could be the place he stays at until he retires. I can see that too!! YAHOOOOOOOO!!! GOD IS SO AWESOME to provide for us this way! :D

So to celebrate, please leave a comment, and I will randomly draw a winner for some BLOG CANDY next Monday!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Last Day of school!

I am about a week and a half behind in posting this, but thought, better late then never :D

So here are photos of the kids and their teachers.

JA finished grade two, and she had a fabulous teacher in Mr. Reimer! At the end of grade 1 JA and her friend P. didn't want to have Mr. Reimer for a teacher... he called one Elvis, and the other Julie-Wahnah! LOL Of course, both girls ended up in his class come September. By the end of the first day, you could not have asked these girls to change classes! Thank you Mr. Reimer for a fabulous year!

Zachary had Mrs. Goodman this year. She was JA's teacher for her two years in Kindergarten. Mrs. Goodman retired this year!! HAPPY RETIRMENT Mrs. Goodman!!


Both kids passed into the next grade, and Sophia will join them when she enters Junior Kindy in September... may how time has flown by!

I am so excited!

I'm drafting tomorrow's entry. I wish I knew how to have it auto post, but I don't!!

Stay tuned for the big announcement and exciting news. In light of that, I will be offering some BLOG CANDY for those who leave a post comment!

I have much to share beyond that... a day trip to Marineland, end of school photos and such. :)