Sunday, November 19, 2017


My sister-in-law sent me this picture that she took of the three little girls at dinner last night. Aren't they lovely?

Sweetheart had a sleepover last night. She went to bed at 10 o'clock and was asleep in seconds. She actually lost her second tooth when she was brushing her teeth so she was very excited and Facetimed her Mom and Dad. She decided that she wanted the tooth fairy to come to her house tonight instead of our house last night so that was okay by me. I checked in on her when I got up an hour ago and she has barely moved since last night.......she is so precious!

Pray for Abby

Vancouver was lit up last night in memory of a policeman who lost his life in Abbotsford on November 6th. His celebration of life is today and even though this is not affecting me personally, it's affecting my Abbotsford friends.  

We live in a beautiful place. I love Vancouver, and I love that they are supporting Abbotsford. 

More blue lights ar Canada Place. They are at the conservatory and City Hall as well.

John Davidson was killed at a shootout over a stolen car. Both of my friends who are Abby policemen were working that day. 

This was on the Cops for Cancer tour in September. John Davidson is on the right and Mason's mom is on the left. She knew him very well and he was very close to her entire family. 

Today is going to be a tough day. Please join me in praying for Abbotsford and all the other people who are going to be there today. These are the kinds of things that truly break my heart. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Busy day!

We left the house today before 9 am. And we were home briefly between 2:45 and 3:30 to get ready for Christmas photos, but we arrived for the night at 9:30 pm.  That's a long time to be away from home on a Saturday in November. 

I was at the clinic for almost 2 hours to find out that the Dr has no idea what's wrong with my elbow. I have antibiotic steroid cream to help get rid of the infection, but at first he thought it was shingles, ruled that out and then he swabbed it to figure out what kind of bacteria it is. He didn't think it was a bug bite, but didn't rule it out completely. Anyway, I am under strict instructions to get back in to the Dr if it doesn't start to go away in 2 days as I may need an oral medication. Fun hey?

We did manage to get the grocery shopping done as I went in and out of 
the Dr's office so that was a bonus. After Hubby went home to put the groceries away and came back to get me, we headed to an appointment and then checked out a craft fair at the Albion fairgrounds.  We had a wonderful lunch at a food truck that was parked there, bought some yummy Christmas treats and then went to put my prescription into the pharmacist. I got my bangs cut, we went back to Superstore to return a couple of things and the next thing you know, we headed into Pitt Meadows for pictures that were scheduled for 4 o'clock. 

Grandson and SIL headed to hockey and #2 and his family headed home to get ready for Pretty Girl's musical theatre production which was tonight. Pat, Tammy and Gracie met the rest of us and Miracle #1 at the White Spot for dinner, before most of us headed to the show. 

It was an evening show so this sweet little three year old went to her brother's hockey game with her Mommy. She renamed herself in my blog last week because even though she is our baby granddaughter, she isn't a baby any more. She will now be called Beauty. It suits her, don't you think? She is fairy obsessed with the Beauty and the Beast movie too.

There is a huge Christmas tree set up in the lobby of The Act. These two loved it. They are both loving all the lights and sights of the Christmas season. 

According to our photographer, everyone smiled beautifully for our Christmas photos. She said that I was going to have a hard time choosing.  

Auntie J loves all of the Christmas decorations too. She insisted that she needed to pose with her niece. 

Such a happy and proud performer!  She was amazing!

Merry Christmas to me!

Leslie and I each bought the three-CD gift pack last night and then we exchanged them with each other and told each other "Merry Christmas."  I love Christmas music and have playing CD's for the past couple of weeks. It's the only time if the the year that we can sing about Jesus and the secular world embraces it. 

Michael W. Smith has a beautiful voice and so do all of his friends. He's been coming to Abbotsford for the last couple of years and I finally went to see him. I am so glad that I did!

Amy Grant is really fun to watch perform. She wore a dress that used to be her mother's and it was so sparkly. She also has a beautiful voice!

Jordan Smith won The Voice in 2016. It's one of Hubby's favourite shows and I watch parts of it with him, and I remember being quite interested in this particular singer. I'm not good at knowing who is a great singer and who shines more than the rest. But Jordan caught my eye right away. And after hearing him in person, he's even better than on tv. He definitely stole the show, and is extremely talented. I am sitting here enjoying his music this morning before I start my morning.  It's going to be a busy day....first stop is Superstore and the clinic. I have a bug bite on my elbow that appears to be infected. My nurse friend was here on Thursday and she recommended oral anti-biotics if it didn't get better by yesterday. It's not better. It's not worse, but I best go get it checked out. 

As their caregiver...

Friday, November 17, 2017

Amazing concert!

I went to a concert tonight. That isn't something I do very often and it was amazing.  My friend and I went to see Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith. It was a Christmas show and we enjoyed it so much that we think that we should make it a yearly tradition. 

This is our dinner view. We opted to take advantage of a pre-show dinner buffet and it was a bit pricey at $44.95 but it was worth every penny. The food was delicious and it was so convenient to just walk downstairs when the show was about to begin.  

Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant were the main performers but Jordan Smith was the star. He only sang five songs but his voice sent chills down my spine. He's only 24. (This is a pic of MWS. The stage was so pretty)

I went to a few concerts when I was a teenager but not very many. Back in the day we used to light up the arena with Bic lighters. Now everyone uses the flashlight on their phones. 

My friend Leslie is the queen of selfies. It wouldn't be a night out without at least one. We had a fabulous time!