Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Elikia Village Project

Cammie Clarke shared in our church last Sunday. It was encouraging to see what God is up to in the Congo. Check out this video which she showed at our church. The site about the Elikie Village Project is

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Years fondue

We didn't do it on new years eve this year but the fondue was a great success. It is my all time favourite meal of the year. I love it. It was delicious and I think I gained about 5 pounds that night! Here a just a few pictures to show a bit of the greatness of it. We were too busy eating to take many pictures.

January 4th

Joshua was supposed to go to a birthday party after church but this snow managed to keep us home from church and the birthday family had to pick up Joshua and drop him off in their 4x4! The path to our house had about 3 or 4 feet of fresh snow when we woke up in the morning and it was snowing so hard that the plows could only clear the highways so there was no way to get our car out.

It was so amazing for the kids! I love the snow so a day of being snowed in is just awesome! Joshua had a blast at the party and they got to play out in the snow the whole time. How great! I must say, I can't imagine living anywhere but here. How beautiful it is!


One of Joshua's favourite things to do is play games. For Christmas he got a few new ones including Sorry, Mouse Trap, and Twister. Here is us playing Sorry for the first time after Christmas. So much fun and even Joel will play through the whole game.

But Joshua's game of choice these day is definately chess. Adam has been teaching him the basics and he is quickly becoming about as good a player as Adam! They love it. it gives them something fun to do to pass the time together. I love seeing them building their friendship. Here is Joshua and his Uncle having a great game.

Marble Run

My dad and my sister sent Joshua some money for his birthday so I took him down to his favourite store, Teaching Tools. He chose this as his gift. They have similar things in their class in school and he has always loved them. So, you can build it however you want and then let the marbles go at the top and watch them go through the whole contraption to the bottom. Adam helped them build this first one. It was great!

Hours of fun!
Thanks Dad, Deb and Virginia and Blaine. Joshua loved picking out this cool gift for himself. What a treat!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Well the day has finally come!!!! My little twin brother is getting married!! I'm very excited for him and will be staying up to pray for him and Che, that all goes well.

4PM Manila time which is 12AM here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Just a moment of beauty that Adam managed to capture last time he was out fishing. Just thought that I would share it as Adam has not had the time.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

My Baby is 7!

Hard to believe the time is flying by so quickly! My first wonderful blessing from God turns 7 years old today and I am astounded at the man he is growing into.

Joshua blesses me every day. He is a gentleman, and a "boy" in the best of ways. He can climb, swing, run, jump, play sports, wrestle, make a huge mess and eat as much as me. He also cuddles, reads, sits still, cleans his messes, and laughs as much as possible.

Joshua loves the bible and God. He is a good friend to many, even his siblings and most of all, Adam and me.
He loves the snow, sun, rain, and wind. He is learning to cook, clean, fish, play soccer and much more. He desires God, purity, and true friendship. He is a true friend and an extremely genuine child. To sum up my little love, he is passionate, kind, strong, and brave. I thank God for this wonder all the time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSHUA!!!
Let the pirate party begin!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Goodnight y'all

Life is just fine around here if anyone was wondering. I have lost focus on blogging because I am rarely on the computer. I am getting into routines and reading a lot more, to the kids and myself. The plan is that I will try to share the odd thing that God is speaking to me and about the books I have been reading with little updates of life here and there.

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday time. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I had with my beautiful children and Adam. We did much crafts, baking, reading and visiting. We had so much time with family and friends this year. What an unbelievable blessing! I am looking forward to catching up with the friends who were also busy with others during the holidays.

Have I ever mentioned that winter is my very favourite time of the year? Well it truly is. I love the holidays but especially the short days, dark nights, candles lit, house warm, cuddles under blankets, hot chocolate and candy canes, food, friends, family, and the greatest thing is that with all that, so much more time to focus on the blessings and goodness of God. The whole thing is so lovely to me! I hope I am instilling a love for it all in my children.

We honestly had, I believe, the best Christmas since I met Adam. It was so full! there was so much laughter and food and fellowship! So much love and contentment with our blessings. I thank God for that. I have seen a beauty in my children that I am only now starting to really appreciate. They are more sincere and "real" than I could ever have expected. I don't believe that they will ever stop absolutely amazing me!

There are some pictures I will post but not tonight. As one of my scheduling changes I am trying to be in bed by 11pm... not tonight obviously. This will probably be very tough for me as most of you know. I am a night owl but I love being up in the morning that little bit earlier with my children also so change was in order.

Here is a simple something that blessed me today.

Bible Verse Of The Day

Monday, January 5, 2009

— 2 Timothy 3:14-17 —
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The whole Bible is God's inspired Word. Because it is inspired and trustworthy, we should read it and apply it to our lives. The Bible is our standard for testing everything else that claims to be true. It is our safeguard against false teaching and our source of guidance for how we should live. It is the only source of knowledge about how we can be saved. God wants to show you what is true and equip you to live for him. How much time do you spend in God's Word? Read it regularly to discover God's truth and to become confident in your life and faith. Develop a plan for reading the whole Bible, not just familiar passages.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

First book of 2009

Adam got me this book for Christmas and I started reading a couple days before the New Year. Next chance I got I read the rest. It was an awesome story. Can't believe I read it in 2 days but I couldn't put it down.

This is a fiction book but could very well apply to almost any life and marriage at different parts. I cried and laughed and loved every minute of it!

As firefighters are taught in a fire you never leave your partner, this story parallels that to the fires in our lives, never leave your partner. They also bring to attention that fireproof does not mean that the fire won't come but that when it does, you can withstand it. What a moving story!

I am trying to read a lot this year so I will mention every time I finish a book. If you enjoy a drama/love story you will probably enjoy this and if you love the Lord and His plan for marriage you will appreciate this!

There is a quick review. I wish I had more time to write this well but I have so much to do. Hope your Christmas season has been full of Peace, Joy and especially wonderful Hope for the New Year! I am excited to share this year with my friends and family. God bless!