Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

As an American living in Canada we usually have dinner and celebrate on the Saturday after. The third Thursday in November doesn't mean a thing up here. It is just like any other day...still can't wrap my head around that. I am all about traditions and our new one this year......... we are moving for Thanksgiving!

I can smell turkey but probably won't eat any! I am very thankful though for my new house and my family!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nine Weird Things About Me

I have been tagged by Heather to list nine weird things about me (see link below). So I am taking a packing break and making my list.

1. In my early 20's I owned and rode a 650 Honda Hawk street bike.

2. I lived on a 275 ft ship for over 2 years.

3. I love to read but struggle to finish books because I read so many at once.

4. I dislike talking to strangers...even to the point of not asking the time sometimes.

5. I have eaten a fish eye ball.

6. I am related to Oliver Cromwell. (not necessarily proud of that)

7. I lived in the Dominican Rebuplic off and on for two years.

8. I refused to wear a shirt until of was 8-ish years old. My older brother didn't have too ;o)

9. I dove off the bow of a ship in the Bahamas...what was I thinking.

Most of these things aren't weird just things most people wouldn't know about me. It was fun! I might tag some other people later...but I have hungry little hobbits right now......and empty boxes calling my name.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I have given up!

I keep holding off posting because I want to post about the women's conference and take my time. isn't going to happen. Hopefully I won't forget everything by the time I get around to it.

Major things I accomplished this week:

1. Made my first homemade Mocha ( I needed that) I am kinda proud of myself!

2. Packed my school room and kids room. Started my room.

3. Laughed at myself lots.

4. Just switched my phone service, gained 3 new features, and they waved the moving fee for $.78 less then I was paying before.

5. Found the Ikea loft bed for my 6 year old I have been drooling over. The kicker is I found it for dirt cheap and it's only 6 months old. I love a good bargain.

Back to packing...........

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

By Design.. Embracing Biblical Womenhood

I leave VERY early Thursday morning for Phoenix, AZ to attend a women's conference hosted by Sovereign Grace Ministries. I attend a SGM church where I live. There are over 50 women from my church and we are traveling as a pack. It is going to be lots of fun. I'll try to get pics of the house for next week. Tomorrow I am taking the kiddos to their grandparents because my husband has to work. It is an all day adventure considering we have to take a 2 hour ferry to get to them. So I will see you next week in between packing boxes :o).

Check out the conference schedule and web site

Sunday, November 05, 2006

We Found a House!

We just sealed the deal today on a little farm house on 12 acres. There is a horse to the right and straight across the street. My 6 yr old is excited. We also have 4 cows in the field behind our house. This is one of those old little character houses. It has 3 bedrooms and a loft in the attic space. The loft space isn't really usable in the summer because it is so hot. Haven't really decided what I am going to do with it yet. It has those diagonal closet doors under the loft steps. So adorable. The hard wood floors are the original. It is beautiful wood. The door knobs are the glass antique kind and some of the doors have skeleton keys. The landlord has meticulously taken care of this place. We are blessed to have found it. Will post pictures once I can get my girlfriend to take pics with her digital camera. Now I need to visit Ikea!!!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Nearest Book

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog (or here in the comments section if you don't have a blog) along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig around for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelves. (I know you were thinking about it.) Just pick up whatever is closest.

The book closet to me is a dictionary and World Atlas.....both to boring for this.
So I choose the next nearest book LOL!

Yet she desires the warm south wind of comfort, too, the smiles of divine love, the joy of the Redeemer's presence; these are often mightily effectual to arouse our sluggish life. She desires either one or the other, or both; so that she may but be able to delight her Beloved with the spices of her garden. She cannot endure to be unprofitable, nor can we. How cheering a thought that Jesus can find comfort in our poor feeble graces. Can it be?

So.... who is this?

Below is where I got this idea.

P.S. I just realized I did page 122....oops!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Jonah Ethan

Woke this morning to much thought of Jonah. It will be five years this coming April since he was born and then we said goodbye to him. It's funny how you do get back to some kind of "normal" (whatever that is) but it stays with you. There is this part of me that is always aware of his absence. These moments where I feel I am missing something. Still after almost 5 years the grief surprises me. I don't know if it ever won't.

See you later little guy!