Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Canadian Ice Fishing Crazy Canucks

WAY TOO CRAZY!!hahah

Friday, December 4, 2009

"Love has no meaning if it isn't shared. Love has to be put into action. You have to love without expectation, do something for love itself, not for what you may receive." Mother Teresa

Monday, November 30, 2009

My new fav. drink Peppermint Mocha!

Saturday

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Got this from a friend on facebook...and I like it.

Let us all ask God for wisdom, wit, and grace...Let our tongue be as gold when accusers talk like clay. Let us be warriors when giants call our name, to be His ambassadors, and speak of a higher place.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Easter Sermon Video - True Love by Phil Wickham

I know it is not Easter time. But.....it is always a good time to remember what He did for us. This song has really hit my heart thismorning...so I thought I would share it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tim Tams!!!


They have Tim Tams at Wal -Mart!!! Only in three flavours though. (plain, dark chocolate and caramel) I am hoping that they will get the double coated ones too! (you can never have too much chocolate on a Tim Tam!)

Proper way to eat: Bite off opposite corners (see pic) and then stick one end in the hot beverage of your choice and suck on the other end like a straw till you have liquid in your mouth. Then shove the whole thing in your mouth quickly because it is about to melt.haha

Saturday, November 14, 2009

C.S. Lewis

I think I need to actually read some of his books. Every time I see a quote from him....I love it. But I have never read anything but quotes from him.

Distracted again...

Trying to get caught up on every ones blogs.......(working on Cheryl's right now)...and somehow ended up on youtube watching videos of an artist that I had never heard before. (Jill McCloghry) and then.....somehow ended up on Jill's blog and loving it! Then.....ended up hearing a song that she wrote that I am playing over and over and over again. "Strength of My Heart - Maxs Songs" (my poor husband put ear phones on and listened to something else)hehe This song is so tender and gentle...it is soothing to my soul.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Misty Edwards - Favorite one

This is my 200th post!:o)

This song has been going thru my heart all day....so I thought I would share it.

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Sometimes....I just don't know what to think....or if to think at all.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It is quite possible that I just "might" have an addiction...

It is not however to this game. I am quite competitive...I like having the high score. On facebook I get to compete with any of my friends that decide to waste some of their time playing such games. On this game...I am rarely without the highest score among others. Usually only happens when I don't have time to play. I am good. I get medals and I LOVE all the kewl noises they have....I LOVE beeping and I LOVE the sound of squeaky doors. Especially if I know that it could possibly annoy someone else.hehe (not mischievous at all)

Seriously though...I come by it honestly. In my house where I grew up...we were always trying to get the high score on some game or another. It was not about the game really. It was about being the best at something and getting the recognition. Someone saying "nice score" and playing for hours to try to beat it was a really great feeling.

Now....if only I could be putting such dedication towards some other more important things that I have been procrastinating on.

Welcome a new blogger people!!!:o)

My sister-in-law.....and friend.......has now joined us!

Check out her blog!

www.telola-thereisnotry.blogspot.com

What did you wake up to?





















My neighbor and I are going to put our mail boxes on the same post now...since we have to get new ones...they suggested saving a bit of money.
The police came and took a report.....and as I was cleaning up the mess I was thinking about what the car that hit it could look like.....and I was hoping it was damaged beyond repair.....then I felt bad for hoping that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Life is hard....no doubt about it...it just is.

I thank God for the grace to endure...and the freedom to be able to have joy and be content in every circumstance.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In honour of my friend Holly:o)

Things that I did not do today...

I did not spend all day trying to catch up on her blog. (and I will not finish that up tomorrow either...there is WAY too much stuff to do for me to do that)

I did not drink all of the broth off of my soup and then plaster way too much butter and salt on the rest of it before eating it. (I would never do that)

I did not talk to my dog as though she understood me all day. (I NEVER do that)

I did not listen to song after song of Brian Adams. (that would not be edifying to my spirit)

I did not have a bath at two o'clock in the afternoon. (there is WAY too much stuff to get done to waste my time relaxing)

Contentment

I am tired of sentences coming out of my mouth (or just going thru my head) that start with things like: "I wish we had...." or "I can't wait till...." or one of the worst is "We REALLY need to..."

Help me Lord to be happy with what we have!

Things I am thankful for today...

1. We have a beautiful house
2. Lots of wood to burn this winter
3. Family living near by
4. Lots of friends that are like family
5. My husband loves me despite my quirks
6. My sister loves me despite my quirks
7. My Australia friend is coming to visit! (only 35 more sleeps...but who is counting?)
8. Shyla loves to play with Snickers (no...not the chocolate bar...the dog)
9. God NEVER gives up.
10. God loves my family even more than I do...so even if I don't know where one of them is...He does and is very much interested in his life.
11. I am SO thankful that this list is pouring out of me...without even having to take time to think!:o)

Trying to get caught up!

Every time I neglect my blog world....I miss it...and end up doing a lot of reading to get all caught up on everyones blog! And.....as I read thru I see some different ideas that make me want to do a post about something else.lol Makes it hard to get caught up with such distractions. So instead of re-typing it all out. I will just let you go read what I just read...and then commented on.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bed Bugs Video

I know this is nasty....but I have access to a product that will let you rest well at night! Ask me for details!:o)

Yummy Chili recipe (thanks to my sister-in-law):o)


6 ounces hot turkey Italian Sausage
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and next 4 ingredients to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.

2. Add tomato paste and next 6 ingredients, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3. Uncover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Praise the Lord!:o)

I am currently listening to the lovely sound of a chain saw!:o) I am SO excited about this. We have not had the money to buy our wood yet for the winter...and it is getting quite cold out these days. Today....this wood that is already seasoned for two years...was given to us for free!:o) An awful lot of work for my hubby...but he's a lumberjack and he don't care!:o) And....we have wonderful neighbours that are helping!:o)

My heart is filled with thankfulness for what the Lord has provided!:o)

10 Year Old Minister Delivers the Word

WoW!:o)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MonaVie Momentum

I tasted this product today. I am going to take the jump and join the company. Anyone else wanna come along for the ride?

Friday, September 25, 2009

I am a Norwex consultant!

These products can save you time and money! My friend that is helping me get going in this business....used to clean houses...and a place that would take her 3 hours to clean would only take her 2 hours!

As well....since this is chemical free....your health is not at risk either! (come on people...nobody is "really" allergic to cleaning!)haha

Anyways....this is just a quick post to let you know about my new endeavors and asking that if there is anyone out there that would like to help me get going faster...could you please consider hosting a party for me in your home. (Tupperware style) I need practice!!

Thanks!:o)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Today I got to drive to Bancroft!:o)






My nephew Mike came with me and kept me company...and we enjoyed the beautiful view on the way there and back!:o)

What is next?

I am filled with hope for what the future holds!

Jeremiah 29:11-14
11 For I know what plans I have in mind for you, says Adonai, Plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. 12 When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me whole heartedly; 14 and I will let you find me, says Adonai.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sisters!

















I am SO thankful for my sister Rebecca.....without her my life would be pretty boring!lol She has helped me to have a different perspective on things. She looks at things from an angle that sometimes I would never think of. I love you lady!:o)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The History of Father's Day


Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad.


The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.


Gift Kids Can Make For Dad

Fill a jar with Hersheys Hugs and Kisses. Take one pair of new sports socks and one pair of gloves (gardening gloves, work gloves, etc.) Tack the socks together toe to toe. This makes a pair of arms. Tack one glove to the the open end of each of the socks. Now you have arms and hands. Wrap the arms and hands around the jar a couple of times, crossing the hands at the front and tack together. Attach this poem:
DADDY, If all these Kisses aren't enough,There's two hands to help with garden stuff.If all these hugs don't work their charm,There's two arms to help keep you warm.If this gift doesn't show how much we care,We have REAL hugs & kisses to share!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

HELP!!!

Does anyone know any life guards that may be interested in making a bit of extra money? I have some dates that need life guards at my work place.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I am learning...

I am learning that I need more time with God and less time with others. Not that I don't need others...cause I certainly do. But life has been SO busy...and I miss Him so much. I need to make time for God time...after all...if it were not for Him...I would not be living right now.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a few of the sights I have seen to and from Wesley Acres!


This one above was seen the day I took my resume out.


You can't tell from the picture...but there are babies out there too!


Same turtle above and below...cute!:o)


I LOVE MY NEW JOB!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

THINGS I BELIEVE

A Birth Certificate shows we were born

A Death Certificate shows we died

Pictures show we lived!

Have a seat...Relax.. ...And read this slowly.

I Believe...

Just because two people argue,

Doesn't mean they don't love each other.

And just because they don't argue,

Doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...

We don't have to change friends if...

We understand friends change.

I Believe....

No matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...

True friendship continues to grow, even over

The longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe...

You can do something in an instant

That will give you heartache for life. (and that Jesus can heal the heartache)

I Believe...

it's taking me a long time

To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...

You should always leave loved ones with Loving words...

It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...

You can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...

We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...

Either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...

Heroes are the people who do what has to be done

When it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.

I Believe...

Money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...

My best friend and I can do anything or nothing

And have the best time.

I Believe...

Sometimes when I'm angry,

I have the right to be angry,

But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...

Maturity has more to do with what types of

experiences you've had

And what you've learned from them,

and less to do

With how many birthdays you've celebrated..

I Believe...

It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others;

Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself..

I Believe...

No matter how bad your heart is broken,

The world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...

Our background and circumstances

may have influenced who we are,

But we are responsible for whom we become.

I Believe...

You shouldn't be so eager to find

Out a secret.

It could change your life forever.

I Believe...

Two people can look at the exact same

Thing and see something totally different..

I Believe...

Your life can be changed in a matter of

Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...

Even when you think you have no more to give,

when A friend cries out to you -

you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...

Credentials on the wall

do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...

The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon!

I Believe.....

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;

They just make the most of anything

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I caught one!:o)

It took forever to land this baby! Oh SO much fun!:o)And my friend Jamie cleaned it for me! (thanks Jamie!)