Remembrance Day

We take this time to thank the many men and women who have fought for our freedoms in Canada.  Also thank you to the many men and women who are still are fighting for our continued freedom in Canada.  We thank you very much for all you do.  You are remembered especially this day and you are our prayers!

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It is snowing….

Woke up this morning to it snowing outside.  Not a lot of snow, but it is still snow.  I am not really ready for this yet, but the weather does what it wants regardless of how we feel about it.  It is coming down in a steady wet stream, sticking to the grass  but not the roads.

It gives that kind of cozy stay home feeling that I had forgotten winter brings. As much as I would like to be all curled up, reading a book and having a PJ day, it is time to get this day going.

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November… Already?

This year is going way too fast.  Where did it go?  Why are the years going by so fast?  It is said that the older you get the faster the time goes.  Why is that?



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Happy Belated Thanksgiving

I hope that you all had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving with your families and friends.  Our family spent Thanksgiving Day at my parents place.  It was nice to visit with them again.  It was short but nice.   Almost everyone of the immediate extended family was there, just missing a recently married niece that lives a bit too far to drive for the day.

We all pitched in and brought fixings for the meal, some traditional and other not, but yummy all around.

My youngest daughter made a humongous fallish card at her co-op art class which she brought along and had everyone sign it and write down what they were thankful for.  It was a different idea and we all got to read what each other was thankful for.  There are so many different ideas for ways to express what you are thankful for: writing on a plastic/paper table cloth, going around the table and saying what you are thankful for, writing it down on pieces of paper and people read them, etc….  no limit to what the imagination will think up.

So even though it is once a year that we celebrate Thanksgiving,  let’s not forget to be thankful year round and daily for that which we do have and those that we love and hold dear.

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Oops..where did the time go???

I finally got a chance to get back on here and update and looking at the date of the previous post, I can’t believe that 6 months have gone by since.   Oh boy, where has the time gone??  Alot has happened in this 6 month time span.  Weather wise: spring has come and gone, summer has come and gone and fall is here.  Healthy wise:  I am slowly getting there and feeling a bit better than I did and doing more than before to help my body start to help heal itself.   Also completed a course called Natural Health Fundamentals  (more of that in the Health section).  School wise: we completed another school year in June and started another here in September – and organizing and figuring out what to do for this year in between. (see more on this in the Homeschool section).  Read really interesting books of various genres (which I will post in the Books Read section).   And of course the usual things that go on in a family and in summer months, as well as missing one person in the family.  Well I guess that explains where the last 6 months went.

In the last post I wrote that our oldest left for YWAM in Kona, Hawaii.  Well, after 6 months, and numerous Skype calls throughout, she is now home.  What a change in her life.  It has been so great to see the changes that have occurred in her life.   She came home a very confident woman, and is now concentrating on the next stage of her life.

So now we are enjoying having her back home and hearing all about her time at YWAM.   Fall has come and we are getting into a routine as a family.  It is good to be together again.


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Wishing you all a Happy Resurrection Sunday.  Here is a you-tube video that I would like to share with you.  Gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it, and can’t help but say AMEN!  It says more than my words ever could!

JESUS is why we celebrate Resurrection Sunday!  DO YOU KNOW HIM??

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One Flies from the Nest!

Well, we have officially helped a daughter to fly the nest!  Literally.   This week we put our oldest daughter on a plane bound for Kona Hawaii.  We drove her to Sea-Tac Airport and along the way were able to stop and visit extended family on both sides.  That was a real blessing to her, as they were able to shower her with prayers and hugs and well wishes.  She is and will be at YWAM taking the Photogenx DTS, and will be gone for 6 months.  She is missed very much already, but she is so far three days into it and enjoying all that has transpired.  I will write more details later on!

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