Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Busy Life

Life has been so busy as of late. I started a job that required me to work 2 twelve hour day shifts and then 2 twelve hour night shifts back to back and then four days off. I just barely made it through the two day shifts and realized it was a bit too much for me. I quit and they didn't make me finish off my week with the night shifts, whew! That was a Tuesday and by Friday I had a new job, one that is perfect for me! God's timing is amazing. I now work in a daycare with the infants. I have evenings and weekends free and I get to play with the cutest babies. Sounds great to me. I've always wanted to work with children so this is a great opportunity. I have to do some online training for certification so in November, the whole family will be in some form of school! Life is about to get busier.

We've also had a lot of sickness in the house lately. I think between all three boys they've already missed 7 days of school and they haven't finished the first month yet. Now it's my turn, I'm fighting a head cold. It was only a matter of time, all the babies at the daycare are sick and seem to always direct their coughing and sneezing right at my face! My baby turned 7 on the 23rd. It feels like forever ago he was a baby and yet it has gone so fast. We had to postpone his birthday party until next week because of me being sick and him throwing up this morning. Like I said, lots of sickness!

We are having a new septic system installed. We've been waiting for months but they have finally started the work so hopefully in a few days we'll have it done. I won't miss the open hole full of sewer water in our back yard, yes it's true. We haven't had time to do anymore renovations except to install a dishwasher. That was the best renovation yet!

That is all that has been happening this month and keeping me away from this blog. I hope this week is finding you all happy and much healthier than us! I'm off to take some nighttime cold pills and go to bed, night all!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

More Pictures…For Now


It has been busy around here, getting ready for school and interviewing for jobs.  A new post is in the works but until then, here are a few pictures…for now.  I’m loving the flowers a friend started for me and I planted here.  I’ve been harvesting green beans out of the garden and now the tomatoes and potatoes are getting ready to be harvested next!  There are so many bright green moths (or butterflies?  I’m not sure) and I managed to catch a couple but this one was the most compliant for photographing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Now That I Live In PEI, I Had To Try Making It!

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Few Of My Favourite Pictures From Today:

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Someone make them stop growing.......please?

Friday, July 30, 2010




I spent the morning at the raspberry u-pick.  The biting black flies got to pick too, as much blood as they wanted.  My arms look like pin cushions but it was so worth it.  Aren’t they mouth watering?


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Now to figure out what to do with them.  Make them into jam, do some baking or eat them as is.  Maybe a bit of all three!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

A Diamond In The Rough

There is so much work that goes into fixing up a century home. When I look around and think about it, it is almost overwhelming. But there are so many neat things about owning a century home. Here are a few that we have found in our place:

Neat old wood floors that look like this:

But can be turned into this:

And even this:
From neat old door knobs (which are all over the house and use those cool old keys):

To pretty antique light fixtures:

We were lucky enough to acquire some antique furniture with the house (along with a lot of not-so-wanted items, more on that later). There are several antique stores around and it is fun to look and find things that fit with our old home.

We saw this and just knew it had to be ours (this used to be a pig farm):

Isn't it cute? It's a little worse for wear with a fair amount of rust but I just love it and think it fits right in here!

There are so many gems to be found, I look forward to sharing more, as I find them!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Renovatons Begin!

Currently, my days are filled with this:

Lots more stripping of wallpaper to go but above is one section that is re-papered. That had to be done to install the heat pump that also provides AC in the summer, much needed AC! No lazy summer days here although we did manage to spend one day at the beach. More house pictures to come!

I know it is time for an update but....

I'm going to be redesigning this space first. It will be going through some changes and will have some kinks to be worked out (kind of like me these days). Just ignore all the craziness for the next few days and hopefully soon this blog will be ready to go again! Let the fun begin!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Big Changes!!

There are some big changes going on in my life at the moment. My husband has resigned as pastor and I am finishing my last week at work. We are moving to PEI to start a new chapter in our lives. My husband will be going to school for a year as a cabinet maker. This also means big changes to this blog! I would like to get back to blogging more regularly and will have lots of blog fodder coming I'm sure! We are moving into an old house that we are renovating that has over 3 acres of land. I plan to have a big garden and maybe even some animals at some point and all my adventures or misadventures, as most likely will be the case, will be recorded here! I'll soon be posting some pics of the house and what we've done so far. This house will be beautiful but I'm telling you there will be a lot of sore muscles in my future as it needs a lot of work!! I think this blog needs a makeover!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Just Checking In

*I'm sitting here trying to think of what to write. I don't have anything interesting to say or I don't think what I have to say is very interesting, one or the other!

*We are looking forward to spring break in a couple weeks. We are heading over to PEI to visit friends and family and the boys are counting down the days.

*We've had such an amazing winter over here that it already feels like spring is on it's way.

*Things are busy with me working full time. I've started with Sunday school again and still lead worship. My husband has been preaching some challenging sermons and once and while I'm lucky enough to catch one!

*The boys are growing like weeds. They are now 11, 8 and 6, where does the time go? Our kitten is now 11 months old and getting quite the round tummy (not a surprise since she eats more than the 6yr old cat).

*We've barely been sick this winter which is amazing. Everyone is well and seems happy! Not much else to report but like they say, sometimes no news is good news.

*We are thankful to God for our many blessings and look forward to all He is going to do in this new year!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Guide for Every Pastor's Wife by Lisa McKay

Check out my book!

I'm so excited to read this book, I have entered for a free copy and you can too. It would make a great gift for your Pastor's wife!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Into the Sunset

I was posting some pics for The Pioneer Woman's photography assigment and thought I'd share them here too. Doesn't everyone love a sunset? I sure do and I have about a million of them stored on my computer. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

What I Wish...

1. that you all had a great Christmas with friends and family and made a ton of warm memories to take into the new year (I sure did).

2. that you have a lot of hope and excitement as you look ahead into 2010 (I sure do).

3. ....that I could be a stay at home mom again, so we could have more days with this:

Homemade soup, homemade biscuits and cookies!

Notice a theme with this pictures? Everything is HOMEMADE! Working full time just doesn't give me the time to cook like this as much as I'd like to, although I try. The consensus was that it was all good!

Well mostly...

Just so you know, those cookies (Mexican wedding cakes or Russian tea cakes, whatever you call them) cook a lot faster if you don't turn the oven off after making the biscuits but think you left it on, and after 15-20 mins think your oven is broken only to finally realize you turned the oven off. Just sayin'

I also got to lay on the bed with the boys and watch a movie (Santa Buddies). I enjoyed this time at home I've had this past week (next holiday isn't until Easter? Really?). I realize how much I'm missing being at work but I do know how valuable my time at home is and my resolution is to make the most of that time, along with the usual ones (lose weight, eat better, get the idea!)

Do you have a resolution for 2010?