Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
But because of this illness Chris and I are trying to figure out if we are gonna get the H1N1 shot or if the kids should get it. There are so many mixed messages out there, I'm not sure what to do. How about you guys? Are you getting it? What are your thoughts on it - any help would be appreciated cuz we're not sure WHAT to do! Gimme your opinion!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
They just refused to do it. But one day, they both picked up a
Even though Winnipeg had rain for most of the summer, we were fortunate enough to have a couple of days of beautiful, hot weather so that we could enjoy the outdoors of Manitoba. We managed to spend one day at Birds Hill Park so the kids could go to the beach. They love being in the water and building sand
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I am kinda looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I am probably going back to work this week too.
Anyway, I will be posting photos in a bit, going to check out everybody else's blogs out now. It is soooooo good to be home. Can't wait to catch up with you all!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
So, our challenge for Salt this week was from 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficent for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
This was a good challenge for me - it reminds me that even though I'm going through a tough time right now His strength will shine thru my weakness.
Head on over to Salt - check out the work of the other girls. I'd love to see your take on this challenge!
Have a great day all!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
In other parts of my life, I am persevering my job these days and feeling I am JUST doing that. Can't say to much, but to my friends who read this, keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I try to get through a really tough situation right now.
I am also looking forward to National Scrapbooking day this weekend - hangin out with all my girls and really looking forward to just being with the girls all day. On that topic, I did the Color me Quiz on Creating Keepsakes. Try it out - this is what colour I am and I think it talks about me to a tee:
You have a real passion for this hobby. Your pages are colorful, bold, lively and full of adventure. You may enjoy travel and have many vacation photos. You like your albums to reflect your zest for life and the varied experiences you enjoy.
Hope you have a wonderful week everyone! i love ya.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
If you have a moment, please pray for her at 2:30 this afternoon. Pray that her heart is calm and she does the best she can and not stress about her performance.
Don't forget that tomorrow is the new Challenge at Salt!!!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Autism is a family member that we have accepted and have made a part of our lives. Today I pray that others will learn and accept what we have spent the last 10 years working and doing.
Kiana, Malachi and Chris, I love you for what you are. Thank you for showing me a different view of life!
World Autism Day
Monday, March 30, 2009
On a more positive note, this is what I have spent the last few days doing. I am trying to get our Disney trip finished and I think I am getting a pretty good start on it this week. Hope you all have a great spring break. Can't wait to post more layouts as they get finished!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
I wait for someone to see me
Don’t get me wrong, people see me
Just not the way I feel.
I don’t really wish to talk to anyone,
I just wish I could talk with someone
I live my life just as any other would do
But my home seems to be unoccupied.
The little girl you see sitting in the corner
Lines her popsicle sticks in rows
And sometimes appears to ignore the fact that you have brought her something
She’s just not aware that you are at her side
A the picnic, she slops the sauce all over the table,
“Why” you wonder, “How does a butterfly cause her to lose control?”
The movies lead to passers-by staring
For the five year old covers her eyes
The light is so bright
And holds her hears because its too loud
Her mother cries behind closed doors
Her little girl isn’t like the child she dreamed of having
Her daughter won’t even bake with her
“Please don’t cry mommy, the mittens just hurt my hands too much.”
“I’ll help you stir” your little girl screams and cries
Socks and shoes traumatize her, so barefoot you take her out the door to ease her pain
People stare back at you “ That parent has no control over her child”,
I want to speak “Please please be kind to my mommy, you don’t understand”,
You’re walking through a grocery store, once again she blocked the aisle
Throwing her body down to the ground because she wants to feel the cold floor
She hides between the clothes racks and blankets in the mall
Once again the clerks as you to leave
The parade causes too much movement
This time moving her fingers in front of her eyes and making a screeching sound
“Why, Oh Lord” the mother asks, “do you leave her heart like this?”
I dream that my daughter can fly high in the sky
I wish she could eat carrots and apples like her brother, but she gags
She views the world in a different way
“I can’t go into her eyes and see what the world looks like to her” says the mother
She catches a bubble and screams
She even hugs the construction man she doesn’t know
Because he is wearing a good feeling coat
Her memory so sensitive she can repeat whole movies after seeing them only once
“My dear child, how can I show you that I love you so very much?”
“Dear Lord,” the mother says “I no longer ask why you let her be this way.
Instead, I now know that you picked her to be my little lamb.
Thank you Jesus for giving her to me!”
Monday, February 23, 2009
Gonna post my projects as soon as I get photos taken of em, but for now I'm off! TTYL!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I am so frustrated right now. For the past month I have been dealing with situations at my daughter's school. She has been mistreated (which she is used to and it rolls off her back). The problem is we have been working with the teacher and the teacher's aide to help us solve the problem, but they are missing the mark on this one. It doesn't matter what the students do to Kiana, somehow it ends up being her fault and she has to apologize for it. I know she has retaliated in the past and we have dealt with that. I know she sometimes lies, but we've dealt with that too. I know my daughter isn't perfect, but since when should she apologize for girls in school calling her a bitch. Her teacher's aide went so far as to ask her "are you sure you're telling me the truth?" before Kiana actually got to tell her what actually happened. The other two girls got their stories straight and Kiana was made to apologize for thinking they called her "bitch" instead of "witch".
I posted this verse this morning, because I need to make that my prayer right now. I want this situation to get better without me having to go into school and start yelling at staff. My dh is going in today to talk to them about this situation for the 4th time in a month. I need to trust that God is going to take care of this and help me find the strength and the right way to deal with it. Please pray for us as we deal with this situation and that Kiana's teacher's aide learns how to deal with Kiana correctly and realizes that it isn't ALWAYS Kiana's fault.
Chris is going in this morning - I'll let ya know how it turns out!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I am thinking... how wonderful it is not to be working today
From the learning rooms... I am learning how to deal with Kiana in a way that will be productive and not cause a meltdown of volcanic proportions
I am thankful for... my husband, who spoiled me immensly this weekend
From the kitchen... I am having coffee with a smidge of Cappucino flavoured whipping cream
I am wearing... sweats and a tshirt
I am reading... Scattered Minds - A New Look at the Origins and Healing of ADD
I am hoping... that I will get some new ideas on how to deal with my darling child
I am creating... layouts for my kids scrapbooks
I am hearing... background noise from the tv
Around the house... little bit to tidying today
One of my favorite things... coffee in the early morning before anyone else is up
A few plans for the rest of the week... getting ready for Memories Wholesale event
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Monday, February 09, 2009
I am thinking... how the weekend is far too short
From the learning rooms... God is teaching me to talk less and listen more
I am thankful for...life
From the kitchen... sounds of hubby making breakfast
I am wearing... black jeans and a red shirt
I am reading... Girls of Riyadh
I am hoping... for a positive week with my students
I am creating... layouts for my niece's album
I am hearing... the conversations of my children
One of my favorite things... reading on the corner of my couch
A few plans for the rest of the week... birthday party for my daughter's best friend
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Before Christmas, I hung out with a great group of scrapbooking girls. We hung out all the time and had alot of fun. Then there were angry words and friendships have been destroyed, possibly permanently. I want to be a person of substance, I don't want to be angry and bitter, so I stepped away from a few of those relationships. It is so hard when they try to suck you into a fight and become very confrontational.
God really spoke to me in His word this morning. This is the verse that he gave me and I feel at peace. My nasty words will make things worse - and what kind of witness is that for the Father? I will continue to pray for them and hopefully their hearts will change. Until then, I will surround myself with people who love me and are healthy people to be around. God will take care of the rest.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I am thinking... about history being made in the U.S. this week
I am thankful for... a family of love and support
From the learning rooms... Set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things
From the kitchen... my refrigerator is broken and I am waiting for the repairman
I am wearing... my favourite white sweater
I am creating... some layouts for a DT call
I am going... to work
I am reading... my Bible
I am hoping... my meeting with my principal goes well today
I am hearing... my kids chattering
Around the house... everyone is getting ready for a new week
One of my favorite things... sleeping
A few plans for the rest of the week: seeing a movie with a friend and getting my kids Disney albums finished
Here is picture thought I am sharing... I love my kids school picture this year
Friday, January 16, 2009
In 2005 my cousin Shawna was involved in a car accident. The guy that hit them had a suspended license, he stole a car and then proceeded to drive it (stoned and drunk) into my cousin and 3 of her friends. He killed one of her friends and injured everyone else in the vehicle. And a sentence of dangerous driving causing death and 3 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm got him 18 months in jail.
I am so angry!!! How is that fair? And after all is said and done, this guy's girlfriend turns around and threatens my cousin with her life. Are you kidding me? This is our justice system - doesn't that just make you proud?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
FOR TODAY January 5
Outside my window... the weather has warmed up and the car is being warmed up
I am thinking... how little I want to go to work and how much I want to go back to bed
I am thankful for... my health
From the learning rooms... how to depend more on God's strength and less on my own
From the kitchen... I am getting my lunch ready for work
I am wearing... jeans and a sweater
I am creating... my kids Disney albums
I am going... back to work today
I am reading... my Bible right now
I am hoping... that a friend's boyfriend recovers from pneumonia
I am hearing... my son singing
Around the house... is the buzz of routine starting again
One of my favorite things... my hot coffee
A few plans for the rest of the week... starting to work out again
Here is picture thought I am sharing... a great photo of a silly friend
So, you saw my last post about my word for 2009. I was wondering - do you have a word? Did you make a resolution? I'd love to know what it is.
Have a good day!
Friday, January 02, 2009
I have spent the last couple of days contemplating 2008 and looking toward 2009. What do I want for 2009, what really matters to me? I decided that I want my word of the year this year to be "conviction". Conviction is a fixed or firm belief. Conviction is also the state of being found or proved guilty. This year is about both .
I have been convicted - over and over again and I still continue to dishonor Him and behave in a way that proves me guilty. This year is a year about HIM. I want my life to show my conviction in HIM rather than about what I have done. I want this year to mean something - if I die tomorrow, what will my legacy be? I want my life to be a legacy in which people say they were better off because they knew me - THE REAL ME! I want my life to be a legacy that says they knew HIM because they knew me.
I have decided to focus less on this life and more on the life that is to come!