Thursday, October 30, 2008

So Sweet... my Hubby! I was quite hormonal last weekend, grumpy and in pain. I just didn't feel good and every little thing set me off and I ended up taking it all out on my husband. I feel bad about it now but he did cheer me up (for a few hours) with these flowers. Wasn't that sweet? He doesn't buy flowers often, money is tight these days so we only gift on the appropriate day. But he could tell I was really struggling, and wanted me to feel better. When he presented me with the flowers, I just broke down, sobbed! I'm glad to be feeling better now (but still can't shake this stupid headache I've had for 5 days now!) and thank Jim for being so loving and thoughtful. I am so lucky, so very lucky.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Make Me Laugh Monday

Another Monday, another funny! Here are two Jimmy the Janitor clips, quite funny. The second one really struck me for some reason, I was laughing quite loudly... .at work!

How to get rid of mice in your church!

Do you know someone not suited for their job?

Check out more Make Me Laugh Monday posts over at Jenny on the Spot

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Linky love

Here are some links to some posts I enjoyed this week:

Why Me?
Why would God use such a flawed person as me for His work? Shalee's post says it best!

This is an amazing post, one that will make you laugh and cry!

Protect Your Daughters From Breast Cancer
Yet another reason to eat healthier.

An Excerpt
Sound Familiar?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary (better late than never!)

My first official post was October 16, 2006. Two years have gone by and I didn't even realize it! Of course at first I wasn't too serious about it and there were large amounts of time where I didn't post. It wasn't until May of this year that I really got into blogging, when I discovered there was a whole bloggy community out there! I don't have many readers and I don't have many followers but I do receive some encouraging comments and that means a lot. I love to read and follow other mommy blogs and it really makes me feel like I'm a part of something. We all share parts of our lives and let others know they are not alone. I love how we mommies encourage each other! So, I guess all that is left to say is, "Happy Blogiversary to Me!"

Monday, October 20, 2008


....just thought I'd put in another plug for my husband. Not sure why I am whispering this (couldn't you tell? Isn't it okay to advertise for your family? ) but check out his blog to see his newest wooden toys.

Okay, no more whispering! He has been hard at work making new characters and I've been over there, redecorating (is no space off limits?). I'll let you all know when he will have some ready to put ebay. Also, if anyone has any requests of themes or characters you would like him to make for you, he has no problem doing custom orders. We are in the process of setting up some price points and shipping info but currently he just puts them on ebay, although he does have some custom orders to do. He can also make some of them as Christmas ornaments if anyone one is interested. The toys he has made now fit with the older Fisher Price play sets (he is still trying to live out his childhood with our boys!). They are all handmade and he really enjoys making them. Pop over and pay him a visit. Even if you aren't interested in buying anything, be sure to leave him a comment, we all love to receive positive comments, right?

...thanks so much!

I mean, thanks!

Make Me Laugh Monday

I'm not sure if you can read these, I found it hard to make it bigger but it is kind of cute.

For more Make Me Laugh Mondays, check out Jenny On The Spot

Thursday, October 16, 2008

No More Turkey!

Okay, how many days in a row can one person eat turkey! We had our Thanksgiving dinner Sunday and every day since then I have eaten turkey in one form or another.

Every. Single. Day.

gobble gobble

I have eaten turkey casserole, turkey soup and turkey sandwiches. Do we have to have turkey for Christmas too? Unfortunately, turkey supper is my husband's most favourite meal so I don't think I could get away with having a Christmas ham. Oh well, turkey it is, this time we might not be making the meal therefore won't have to battle with leftovers so I can be thankful for that. Not that I am trash talking the turkey, turkey is delicious. I'm sure you are all so creative with turkey leftovers so your family doesn't feel like they are eating the same thing for 5 days in a row (want to share how you do it?) but I am not so creative.

Well, nothing to interesting about this post, I am just fed up with turkey (pun intended) and thought I'd share because I just know you would all be sssoooo interested, right?

Yah, right!

Well, that's it for me, that's my deep thought of the day (sad isn't it?). I'll just finish reading your blogs today for some great posts, Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Lovely Day on the Trail

The Cabot Trail that is. It is a lovely road to travel in fall in Nova Scotia. The colours are amazing. We finally took the trek on saturday and it was a long day but so worth it. Here are but a few of the many pictures I took. Aren't they gorgeous? (I even got a few pics of some moose but they aren't very good, it was dark out! But it was fun to be on the hunt for the elusive picture!)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Are You Worried?

I just wanted to share a great blog post with you. I know we are all a bit concerned with what has been on the news lately regarding the financial crisis and how it will affect us. The Preachers Wife really addressed this well and said it better than I ever could so check it out. A great reminder that God is in control!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I love fall and thanksgiving. It is probably my most favourite time of the year, after Christmas of course. I love the beautiful colours, the cool nights and the fresh smell in the air. I figured I'd do my Thanksgiving post now since I'll be very busy as the day approaches, this weekend in Canada.

There is so much to be thankful for. I think of my husband's sermon from last sunday. He mentioned that as Canadians, we are so blessed. We can get so caught up in worry, stress and money problems, meanwhile, most of us have a roof over our heads, transportation and amazing families.

I am so grateful for my amazing friends and family who show me daily their love and support. I'm so thankful for my husband who serves God with all his heart and loves his children and is my best friend. I'm thankful for friends who live near and far. I do not go without food, I never have to sleep on the street and I am never lonely. Number one, I have free access to the Bible and to God. I don't have to worship in secret and fear for my life because I choose to follow Jesus. Yes, I am truly blessed.

This thanksgiving, lets choose to focus on our blessings instead of our burdens. Lets tell others how much we care and love them and lets show them too! Lets remember to show and share God's love to those who do not yet know.

Thank you God for saving me. Thank you that you sent Jesus for my sins, even though I fail you time and time again. Thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you for your peace, healing and love. Help me to boldly share your message of hope. Give me wisdom and patience with my children. Help me to be an encouragement and comfort to those around me who need it. I pray a special unspoken prayer for a dear friend. Thank you God that you care and are listening.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. Don't forget to hug your family and friends and thank God for His blessings!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My Budding Artists!

While we were in PEI, we visited an Artist's studio and it inspired the boys to do some painting. I brought home some canvas, brushes and paints and they had a ball. First they figured out what to draw on paper and then copied it onto the canvas. Andrew painted a jungle with an elephant and monkey. Joseph painted himself, I think, with super large boots on! Nathanael did an amazing job painting a light house, with shells and water splashing. It was so fun and I enjoyed watching them create and now I have some amazing art work to hang up!