Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baking Cookies, Unloading a Trailer, and Thinking...

The story God is writing with our lives is so much better than the fairytales we imagine...and very exciting to watch, or walk through, as the events unfold!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Introducing...

Introducing…Betsy and Tacy!


Recently Builder told me that we girls could get him a kitten for Christmas…he needs a mouser! So about 2 weeks ago I took a look on Craigslist, and these little cuties are what we found.

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Just about all of our animals over the years have been named for favorite characters in the books we read. These two little kittens are no different. Have you ever heard of Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill?

IMG_0002Petal Rose and Betsy

IMG_0005Mae and Tacy

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Recycling FYI

It's a sure thing, each year, as we unpack those red tubs of Christmas decorations ~

There will be strands that remain dark, despite being connected to the electrical outlet...

And since having a recycling cart pick up every week, and 10 months in the very GREEN British Columbia, I look at everything that no longer has use in our home and just don't want to throw it in the trash!

So, today I called around and discovered...

Those Strands of Christmas Lights that just don't LIGHT...

Can be taken to Ace Hardware or Lowes to be recycled  :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Celebrating relationships, a Gift of our Creator

252. Hope.


253. Peppermint Café Mocha, half sweet. A treat.

254. Sleepy “good mornings

255. Anticipation

256. Cable internet! No data counter clicking away!

257. Audio books

258. Fellowship with dear friends.

259. Laughter

260. My friend Tami’s eyes, sparkling at her beloved, while we all converse.

261. Safe travel for Builder to BC and for us driving to KS and back home again.
262. Hugging my sister and dad as she cried on his shoulder. Truly miraculous! Friends, it sounds simple, but it is no small thing the LORD has done in these relationships!

263. Cousin laughter ~ I never knew these kinds of relationships and am loving watching my girls and my sister’s kids build deep friendships.
Friendly beatings


It doesn't matter how old any one is, or whether they are boy or girl, they are each and all friends.




Ice cream dessert before bed


BEAUTIFUL smiles


Celebrating the BABY of the Family


264. Christmas lights, reminding me of the Light of the World, who ignites light in those who choose Him.





Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Gift of Love and Creativity

Miss Mae's talents continue to grow and expand and develop.  Today she is busy making a gift of chocolately love for a dear friend's 12th birthday.



Good Times!

We just returned from a short trip to visit family 500 miles away.  What a delight it was to see all again!  The cousins had a blast and kept Dad/Uncle, Mom/Aunt and Aunt/Mom laughing and in need of some extra sleep.

Thank you Builder for the gift of this time to visit my Dad, my Mom, my Sister and her wonderful family.  I am a very blessed woman.

  We can't wait till you are here too!