Friday, April 27, 2007
God bless to you all!
Heading to the carnival tonight. The kids can't wait!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
We got our couch and the kitchen set for the kids yesterday. The couch looks nice. I think I am going to be really happy with it. I would take a pic but I am leaving it in the wrap until we have floor and walls down there. So, our house is officialy too full for comfort! It has been for a while but now the kitchen set through it over the edge. I am ready to be done with this. Yippee, we are on our way!
The new news is that Adam and I are in the midst of planning a little trip for the 2 of us. I am getting concerned though because we were going to do it on airmiles but we have not finalized anything yet and we are running out of time to get the tickets. More to come on this topic as we get some final plans made.
I need to make lunch for the monkeys so I need to go. God bless you all!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I will not have a doubtful mind. I know that God is the one who wants this for our children and we need to remember that He will make sure we have enough. And we did get a pretty good income tax return, Thank God for that, and we are using some of that to pay about half the tuition in advance. Can you all pray for me when you think of this, for peace of mind and provisions. I would greatly appreciate knowing that others are thinking of us. I find that consciously I know that we will be fine, but subconsciously my silly fears come out in my dreams. They are silly, because it is not a huge number that we have to come up with but I just know that we have to, I don't want to back out.
Just my thoughts for the day. Hope all of your day is blessed by God. Relax, and don't worry!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Deep freeze. I love it!
Nothing in it yet but I will be going shopping and stocking up this weekend. I can't wait! And we can feel free to catch lots of fish again okay Adam?!? hahaha, as if he need permission.
The box for the kids, I will make them a house that they can paint soon! They are fort kids for sure!
And an overall look at the, not so much progress. Yes, that plastic is all that goes between our place and our neighbor's house. Not cool! I am praying for the rest to go quicker than it has so far. God bless you all and have a great night. Oh yeah, and of course... the Canucks did it and I am so glad. We move on!!!
Obviously Adam didn't fix his hat but he looks none the worse for wear. They listened to the ipod with a splitter for the headsets so they could each enjoy the music. So cute, taking a break.
On the bridge, what a cutie pie. Adam said that after the bridge Joshua said he was getting tired so Adam gave him a shoulder ride the rest of the way.
And there he is, pleased as punch as they arrived at the church. How cool! I loved it when Adam got him to give me a call when he got there. He sounded so proud. Fun times with Daddy.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the annointed of the Lord (our king), was taken in their snares- he of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the nations. (Amplified Bible)
If you are bound by the snare of drugs may you find freedom and escape through the blood of Christ.
So the concrete guy came to look at the cracks in the floor and he said that the floor is just fine. That this is normal and the problem is that there is bad dranage, most people already know that about this area so I don't think I have to expain about the drainage quality in clay. So anyway, there needs nothing done to the floor, but they are probably going to have to dig all around the units that have the cracks especially and put drain rock in there as it is not done properly. These buildings were built in the late 60's I guess so the code wasn't quite as good back then :) . So, I have to wait and hear back, but in the waiting period I am pleased that he said, there is really no point in even sealing the cracks as the water will find the places that the concrete is thinest and come through anyway. He said that a lot of people try to do that because they don't have the money to deal withthe drainage problem but it is pretty much a waste of time as the water will find its easiest entry point. And if they fix the drainage issue then it will just drain away and the cracks will never be a problem! I am praying a lot in this matter as the Strata will now have to vote if they do the work or not and find where the money will come from. I just want to put my floor down again and have a basement.
I am going to go down stairs and take some pics of my new appliances. Then I will post them.
Hopefully I will have something more exciting to post soon, this is overtaking my thoughts and my life. But I did make it out for a little time at the park yesterday with Jenny which was such a blessing! I was so tired and worn out but it was just nice to go and see the kids play and get together with a friend. Sometimes I feel so house bound, I am not really though, I just need to go out more. God bless you all today.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
In a quick update... our washer, dryer and deep freeze should be here on Friday. I can't even imagine being able to do my own laundry! YAY! And my new utility sink is installed with the leak under it fixed! And on Saturday someone is coming to check out the cracks in the basement floor. Monday our couch and new kitchen set for the kids will be here. I don't have any clue where we will put it though! Hahaha. I just can't believe things are actually coming together. Slowly but surely!
Here are me and my beautiful sis. I will so miss her when she moves at the end of April. I can't imagine not having her around for our frequent visits. But life moves on. Like my necklaces? Annabelle bought those with my mom for me for my birthday. She wanted me to wear them all. Cute!
There's a little eating going on!
Here are some of the food pics from the night. I can't believe how hungry these make me! And, I took almost no pics of the girly fun, but got plenty of food! haha
I think this is my sisters
Mine before I mixed it and made it the most deliciouse thing in the world!
And the outcome of the product! hahaha. This picture turned out a bit creepier than I thought. Love you ladies and thank you so much for celebrating with me. You all blessed me so much! God bless! You too Gwen, as you are not a part of the food but were a blessing none the less being there at Tamara's house!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Enjoying a nice family fellowship meal with my mom, Adam, me, Virginia, and Blaine. The kids got a rented movie and are eating in the living room which they love to do as it is quite a treat!
Then on with dessert. My uncle and Grandpa came for delectable dessert of chocolate and strawberry fondues. My sis and I made little cream puffs, minus the cream to dip in the chocolate or straberry also. So yummy!!!
After that we watched the Easter story, read some books and then made these cool eggs. I had previously blown everything out of the inside of the eggs so that the kids can keep them around for a while. Then we painted them. It was then bed time and the end to a very awesome celebration of new life, and the wonderful resurection.
Just before baths, the kids needed a little colouring time in their new Easter colouring books.
The finished product of the eggs.God bless!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
As it is Easter today, the kids and I are watching the Easter Story on video and have read the book, Miracle in the Morning, The Wonderful Story of Easter. It is beautiful, Joshua really does appreciate the whole story and he has such faith in God, it is such a picture of that child like faith that we are to have to enter the Kingdom of God. What a wonderful child God has blessed me with. Joshua told me this morning that even though he is a little bit shy about people, he wants Jesus to be proud and smile at him so he is not going to be shy to lift his hands and give himself to Jesus in worship. He told me that one of his friends said that it is weird but that he doesn't even care what people think, he is just doing it for Jesus. I say "AMEN!!!" And pray for that boldness to be in me!
We are painting Easter eggs soon and reading this book
Which is a story about 2 young children. It has the comparisson between a chick coming out of an egg and the new life of that, to Christ coming out of the tomb... RISEN, and new spiritual life. I just love it to read while painting Easter eggs so that hopefully they will know that this is why we do the Easter eggs, not because a bunny dropped them by.
I did hide easter baskets around the house with a little chocolate in them to celebrate the season, too and of course that was a huge hit! I will post tonight I hope, pics from today and our Easter fondue last night. God bless you all in however you are celebrating this awesome day worth celebrating!