Thursday, August 30, 2012
We had sooooooo much fun on Tuesday when #3 and I went to the fair. We met Chase and his family and Grandson went on some of the rides with his cousin. Grandson loved it and even though he looks absolutely terrified, he told us that he liked it. Being his usual cautious self, he preferred the slower-paced rides to do over and over again........we all had a great day and spent 8 hours having fun with our two 1 year olds and our 4 year old. We painted and played, saw The Doodlebops and Superdogs, spent some time in the barn and at the rides; and our day flew by.
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Miracle #1 sent this to me this week via email. I actually don't remember ever seeing it before. I am guessing it was taken in the summer/fall of 1964, which means that I was 4 1/2 years old. About the same age as Grandson is right now. I love looking at pictures! And this one makes me smile....
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Last Thursday, we participated in a fundraiser at A&W. (buy a teenburger and $1 goes to MS. Grandson had his very first root beer and was so pleased to tell his Daddy that he was drinking 'beer') We looked at all the fancy cars that were displayed. Great-nephew calls them funny cars. Grandson just loves them all and knows a lot about them. His favourites are the Mustangs....he found a lovely blue one that was for sale for $42,500. He told me that he wanted it for his next birthday. Everyone really liked the transformer car!
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
When I am unable to sleep I usually lie around for a few hours attempting to try, but for the last week or so I just get up and read or play on my iPad. I did go to the doctor on Friday for a prescription renewal and he sent me for the usual bloodwork which I went to do yesterday morning. I have been awake since 1:45 waiting for my brain and my body to get tired. So far, it's not really working. Yesterday was a fun-filled action-packed day. Started it at MyGym at 9:15 am and never really quit until just after 8 pm. After the gym I went to the lab, came home and had a bite to eat and did some laundry while Hubby went to his massage appointment. We went shopping for some daycare stuff after that, and came home just in time to freshen up before SIL picked me up so we could take Grandson and Sweetheart to Jade's birthday party in Port Moody. (#3 was working at her second job, which is helping to decorate weddings) Such a fun time was had by all! Lots of pics to post but I am still working the kinks out of this Blogger app. Because I am only working on just under 3 hours of sleep, I don't think now is a good time. I have been Facebook stalking, blog reading, perusing health and wellness websites, and playing games for awhile now and here is something that I found worthwhile to share. I am going to head back to bed now, even though I can honestly say that I still don't feel sleepy. I am grateful that it is the weekend and I can have a nap later!
Posted by Joanne at 5:47 AM
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
I just got back from a day of appointments, meetings, socializing and shopping. I stopped at the new Apple store in Coquitlam Centre and had way too much fun. I learned a lot and am currently overwhelmed and on Information Overload. I am on a new Blogger App and am seeing if this works. If it does, then you will all be seeing a lot more blogposts. Especially if I can upload pictures. Stay tuned....
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Last Sunday, we picked up my cousin's daughter from the airport. And because of the airshow, the plane left Calgary early and arrived early. I LOVE it when planes are early!
Grandson was so impressed that Tessa was having five sleepovers......and tells me that when he is 19 then he will have 12 sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa's. It changes all the time to when he is 15, he will have 10 sleepovers and on and on. Anything more than one night is impressive to my favourite four year old.......and he makes us smile with all of his ages in his teens. To him, it is just one of the best treats ever to stay overnight, so he stayed over on Sunday night too. As soon as Tessa was out of bed on Monday morning, she had two little friends to play with.
We started our Friday by going out for breakfast with friends. Grandson was supposed to come too but he woke up coughing that morning and wasn't able to. So after our shopping spree at Coquitlam Center, we went back to his house to have a quick play and to say good-bye. These two love each other very much!
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
.....to raise a child. Nigerian Proverb
Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
I agree with this one hundred percent. I listened to Pastor Paul speak of this on Sunday and he had me totally captivated. 50 minute sermon. It went by so fast and I couldn't believe that he had spoken for so long. Loved it. And I love him. He totally reminded me of my christian heritage. My Mom and my Sunday School teachers are responsible for me learning about Jesus.
This passage is so true. This was one of my Mom's favourite bible verses, and she wrote it on many of my baby and baby's cards and even on my friend's baby cards. My Mom was a card person. She loved giving them and she loved receiving them. Me, not so much. I love the whole idea and I like giving and receiving them but I am not very intentional. Not like my Mom. And at $5 or more a card now, well, I would rather spend that on a coffee visit or any other kind of visit. I like the personal touch.
I really like texting and email though. Snail mail doesn't really work for me as I am so good at getting it ready to mail and then tucking it onto a desk or a table and forgetting to send it. Or is it that I would rather just do it the easy way and text or email? I have been picking up the phone a little bit more lately and it has been wonderful to talk to my friends. I haven't been all that intentional about phone calls of late either. Had a great visit with my friend of 50 years today. She has been very sick with pneumonia and lots of other health issues. We started out on facebook messaging and then I finally just picked up the telephone. So much easier and so much more efficient.
I have tried to be more intentional with all of my calling and messaging lately, and have tried to be a better friend and sister. A few more emails, a couple of texts......I just think that we all need encouragement and assistance and we all need our friends and family. Sometimes more than other times, but I sure do think that we need them more than they even know sometimes. Because you know.....we are all busy. Sometimes more busy than other times. At the beginning of the month, I realized that Summer was already halfway done and wondered what I had been doing to remember it by. Not really very much. Working, eating, going to appointments, chores.....a little bit of visiting. But yeah, not much. I was in a bit of a rut.
So I am trying to change that. Paul reminded me last weekend that we all have a life purpose. What would your epitaph say? What would your family and friends say about you? He had good points and I loved listening to him. I needed to listen to him. I love church and I love God. I am proud of my christian heritage and I think that Jesus is pleased that I am His friend. But yeah, I could push it up a couple of points and I am challenging myself to do that this month. My christian walk is at a bit of a stalemate right now and I need to step that up a bit. That being said, I am going to try harder to get to weekly services. I don't always like the preaching right now, but it isn't all about the preaching. It's about seeing my friends, and praying and worshipping together. And serving. It takes a village to raise a child......and I am part of that village. Yes, my children are raised but I have lots more to influence and pray for. And with. And teach. Hugs and prayers to you all.....I am off to Saturday night service this week!
Posted by Joanne at 6:21 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Hubby and I attended a Celebration of Life yesterday.
And we participated in a balloon release.
I had a date with my youngest grand-daughter this morning.
We met Sweetheart and her family at the pool tonight.
And this is the face she makes when someone splashes the water!
Grandson was quite excited to show Grandpa that he could swim. So he went to one side, told me to go to the other and here is our little swimmer....
Working hard to get across
Very happy that he is almost there.....
Ta-da! His smile says it all, don't you think?
And sweetheart was braver this time too....here she is swimming with her Mommy.
He had such a fun time in the pool tonight!!
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