Saturday, October 24, 2009

Apparently I've been remiss... posting about my children! LOL!

There's not much going on with us, just the same old same old. I should have posted about birthday's, and I forgot. I coul do that now I suppose.

JA turned NINE - um, not sure how that happened, but all Mother's say that! I will say that when she's fifty I'm sure! LOL She chose to have an unsleep-over party. All the girlies came in their jammies and brought their pillows.

We played musical pillows, and pin the blankie on the bed. We had pizza, pop, chips and carrots with dip for supper. The girls watched "17 Again" whichin hindsight was NOT the best movie, but c'est la vie. She was spoiled rotten!! Lots of money, which she is spending pretty carefully :)

I made a cake shaped like a bed... and it was SO delish!! I got the recipe from my friend Bernadette and it was fabulous!

I had fun making it, but I think any aspirations to be a cake lady have vanished! If I had a better kitchen, and kids who didn't want to always HELP.... but no, I'm doing the paper crafting thing, and that is fine with me :)

Happy Birthday Baby girl!! :)

AND it's my birthday on Wednesday... so maybe I will post then too :D

Friday, October 23, 2009

One week down

...two to go!

Michael signed up for the Job Finders Club through EI. It started this week. It's insane the schedule I am keeping! With all the stress going on, with a friends Mom passing away suddenly on Sunday, and then Brian and Stephanie's baby Dean not living past birth, it's just been awful.

However, I thought that today I would post 7 things I am thankful for, in spite of all that is going on.
  1. There are no children or parents sick in our house, despite all kinds of our friends being sick!
  2. I had a GREAT hostess club get together last night!
  3. I have been spending a lot of time, b/c Michael is 'letting me', making cards and other paper crafting things to put in the craft shows I am in during November.
  4. For a supportive school during our time of unemployment, and the breakfast club they started up three weeks ago!
  5. For the little job I have with the school board, that will help keep us afloat until God provides us with a job.
  6. The furnace. It's cold outside today!
  7. Pizza night... which has moved to tomorrow! Every Friday is family movie/homemade pizza night :) Gotta love it!
  8. Ok, I said 7, but really, there ar emore, but I had to share this last one. For Michael. Because he loves me. Because he loves our children. Even when we drive him around the bend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Word of God Speak - Mercy Me

This song... it is just speaking to my heart right now.

My heart is breaking, and it hurts so very very much

My brother-in-law and his wife were expecting their first baby last week. Baby was late, as babies tend to be. Dean Aiden Beaudry was born this morning, but he lived only a couple of hours. My heart hurts. My heart hurts for Brian and Stephanie, for the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins... it just hurts.

It is ripping open some fresh wounds in my own heart of the babies we lost. It does not compare, I know that... but I do find a wee bit consolation that Dean is now playing in heaven with his three cousins!

The chilren are sad. I'm not sure the totally get it, as they didn't see her growing belly, or get to see and hold the new baby. I told them today about the babies that we lost, and that seemed to console them a bit that there were four Beaudry cousins playing in Heaven together. I don't think they get it that the other three cousins would have been their siblings - no, we would NOT have had 6 children!! Just you know, ya know.

So that's al I have to say about that. I'm shedding lots of tears... and hope to get a good nights sleep and waken refreshed tomorrow in spite of the sadness.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tom the Turkey in trouble with the law!

Indeed it is true, I saw Tom in serious trouble this morning!

In the spring, we had a flock of turkey's living on our street. We had Tom and his harem. I never did get a photo of his women, but we got some photos of Tom. He would roam the streets, zip into our front and back yards, fly up to our roof tops, etc. The neighbours would comment, take photos, watch for the turkey.

Me?! Scared spitless! I would quake with fear every time Tom ventured into our yard or driveway. I would panic that he'd come up to the porch, ortrap me somewhere - at the bus, on the porch and I would miss the kids getting off the bus, you name it!! LOL! Yes, I am terrified of birds of all kinds, and Tom is BIG!!!

Fast forward to today. Tom is bigger still!! He and his harem have left our neighbourhood b/c one of the neighbours chased him with a big stick. Other neighbours were not so happy to have him go... but secretly I cheered for the big stick weilding neighbour! LOL! :) So Tom has been hanging out near Geneva and Lakeshore, two main roads that are quite busy. I pass by those streets M-F on my way to school. I have seen Tom wandering from yard to yard.

Today, I am driving down Lakeshore, and Isee blue flashing lights. I think to myself that it must be an accident. Nope. As I approached the cruiser, I see another car, and think "phew, not me getting a speeding ticket!" Btw, I don't *usually* speed, so no worries. I get closer, nope, not a speeder, another cruiser! They are both ont he side of the road, BLOCKING IN TOM!! I laughed so hard!! I could see one cruiser door open... I'm not sure what they thought they would accomplish... arrest him? I think they have tried to move him before, but he ALWAYS comes back! LOL So I expect to see him on the Most Wanted list soon!! LOL

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blog Candy at my paper crafting blog!

I hit a milestone lastweek, so I'm offering some blog candy at my other blog! Check it out to win a great fun prize! :) Here's a hint...

For Today - Oct 6th

Outside my window. . . it is a bit overcast, trying to be blue!

I am thankful . . . that Michael has a little job to do this week.

I am praying . . . for Lynn M. as she heads to work for her first day back since Andrew went to be with Jesus.

I am thinking . . . that I need to get on my bike!

I am celebrating . . . JA's 7th birthday tomorrow:)

From the kitchen . . . um, chicken ring for supper... yummo!(recipe to come if you want it!)

I am wearing . . . black hoodie shirt, work out pants(see, I am going to bike!)

I am reading . . . Best Friends Forever (Jennifer Weiner), The Ezekiel Option (Joel C. Rosenberg), The Choice is Mine(Tops), Crazy Love is on the list, but I have not started :(

I am hoping . . . to get a lot accomplished today!

I am hearing . . . the garbage truck backing up!. . .

I am creating. . . lots of great cards for the craft shows!

Around the house. . . I need to do some laundry, and dishes...

One of my favourite things . . . hugs from my children :)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . make brownies for JA to take to school for her birthday tomorrow, make the 'bed cake' for the 'unsleepover' party on Friday, get loot bag treats, work, cards, etc...

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . it is romSophia's brirthday 3 weeks ago!:)

It's magazine time again!

It's that time of year again!! Magazines are ready to be ordered and/or renewed! Lots of great magazines to choose from- crafty, sports, cars, cooking, healthy living, news, etc... :)

Please go to to check out the selections. Our school number is 8089(Port Weller Public School). Please choose one of the children to sponsor:
Julie-Anna (Mrs.Nesbitt)
Zachary (Mrs.McCann)
Sophia (Mrs. Crowther)

If you place your order before midnight on Oct 7th, the children will recieve DOUBLE POINTS towards their individual rewards! :)

Thanks for considering us!!
Kristi-Anna (for the kids!)