Sunday, September 24, 2006

busy times

Well we are all preparing for Tuesdays "big Fair", and doing all we can to amek sure things are all in order. I have to get some new things up on the website, and get a few other things changed on the site. But I am hoping that the site will be a total show of what you would also find on any table I have.
We have been talking about some things, and how we can make the business boom. I think we might make just the pillow cases for sale now also. So we will have the cases, the pillow & case, the blankets, bibs, and a few other little things.
I will keep you all posted as to what is going on. I am now going to bed and going to try and get a few more things done for morning!
Thanks so much to all for your prayers and encouragments! It sure isn't easy starting your own business.
Thank you to Jason, Nanny, Alyson, and Taylor for being so understanding, and helping me along the say! I love you all!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Awaiting Jason's return

Well it has been a very long week with Jason being in Alabama. I am so glad he is returning tonight. I just wish it was earlier then midnight, and not at TO airport!
Things have been very busy this week. Taylor has been having a hard time in school, and not wanting to listen to his teacher, kind of sounds like the wa he has been at home! I am sure that it is just a phase, and things will smooth out soon. Taylor has been working on his word sounds. I am looking for a good game that might keep him intrested in learning. I have found this past while, he has lost intrest. I don't know if he is bord, and beyond what we are teaching him, but it is rather upsetting with him not wanting to learn. I am sure that things will get better. I have been looking into different books that might get his intrest.
Things in our house are settling in. Now that we have a rutine, and things are getting done. Taylor is looking for other ways to sing Grace. we always do the "Jonny Apple seed" and he wants to learn more. We have tried to tell him, that you don't always have to sing Grace, but he is more intrested in singing, and said he will save his talking to God for bed time.
I am so very happy with him, and his faith in God. It is amazing how children have no fear, and just trust in the Lord. Why is it that we as adults have a hard time with trusting the Lord. I for instance, read my bible more then I read it to him. Yet he is so much stronger in his faith then I am. He knonws that God will always be there for us, that we can trus that God will not let us do without. Why do I have such a problem with that?
Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be knows to everyone. The lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

ASAP- Always say a prayer!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Well.. I said I would never feed my son something I wouldn't eat myself... However.. tonight was an exception... I didn't feed him... Aly did.. She made brussel sprouts with cheese. My mom can tell you that is something that she couldn't get me to even think about eating! I found so many ways out of eating them!

Ok. so Taylor has been having a blast with his hambster. This is what we have done with his cage now. We had it different, but I went and got more tubes, so we changed it to this for now!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Brick


A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
sorry for taking so long to post.. but I havn't been in th emood.. and I just don't feel like posting much. nothing new is happening around here.
Jason is away for the week. He is in Alabama on training. Taylor and school are going well. I am waiting to hear bafk from CRA about a job I applied for.. other then that.. not much has been happening.
I have the laundry all caught up, house clean..lunches made for tomorrow.. baking done.. what else is there to

I have to get ready for the fair on tuesday, but I can't seem to get in the mood to pull out the sewiing michine.. so I hope to try and get that done today. Maybe since it is raining I will get that done.

well off I go to find something to do! Have a good day

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Small group

Ok, so even though we were a wee bit under the weather, Jason and I attended our first Small group. We got together with our Assistant Pastor, his wife, and 5 other people.
We did a nice little dinner, and a chat. We got to know eachother with a few questions Pastor Steve put out to us. We talked about so much.
I have been struggling with my faith for a while now. Some of you I have spoken to about my struggles, some know tid bits. I spoke out tonight. I spoke out, and promised that I would continue to let the Lord into my life, let the Lord show me the way, open my eyes and heart to learn more. I have committed to a daily time with the Lord. This is something that I have not really done before. I have decided that I will take the time between 9-10 am daily to be with the Lord. To read his word, praise him, and open my eyes to see him. I have this time daily to do this. I have never been good with commiting to this. I need to learn how to be commited to this, how to make sure I do this.
I need the Lord to be in my life, to pray to him daily. He is who made us. He knows our thoughts, and our lives, long before we do.
I praise the Lord for his ever loving pactience with me, and my faults. For always standing by me when I am lost. For never letting me fall. Thank you all for standing by me, and for teaching me how to grow in the Lord.


Well take some advil for the headache, try some Tylenol Cough for the sore throat, and rest... right.. Ya right... not when you have kids!
So, I wake up today with such a headache, so bad that I feel I could puke. What can I do about it.. not much. Take some Advil, rub some Lavender, and continue on with the day. Nobody is up yet, but I can see it now......
.... Mom I need this... Mom can I do this.... Mom.... Mom.... Mom.....
and so on...
I love my son so very much. However on days when you just don't feel so great... It would be nice to change your name.... or at least be able to hide.

He is our blessing, and there is a reason... I have to keep telling myself this~~

I would hug you all, but I don't want to pass this around... Going to find more coffee, and something to help the sore throat... the eucalyptus isn't helping....

Monday, September 11, 2006

Post as promised

Well we spent the weekend at Forest Clif Camp. We had a wonderful time. This is us infront of our cabin.

To the right side of our cabin are these stairs (100 some odd of them have to ask Dave Naus for the right number) that we climbed a few times on saturday. Taylor didn't find them so hard, but Jason, Aly and I found them harder after doing the "Amazing Race" Saturday morning.

These stairs lead to the Beach. The Beach was beautiful. It was also the place where our "Amazing Race" started and ended. We had things such as Volley ball,

Sand Castle building, and teather ball

It was such great fun. Our first night, at the welcome time, Taylor dissapeard on us, and we found him here....

After our "Amazing Race", Jurney to the Cross, Bond Fire, and other things that included lots of good food and excersise, our time at Forest Clif Camp came to and end. But, there was nothing sad about it ending. We made so many new friens, and felt so comfortable that we hope to go again next year!
Upon leaving the camp, we went for a wonderful visit. Who could be so close to Sarnia, and not visit the Nauslings!

We had a great visit with them. Taylor and Julia played, and enjoyed eachother's company.

After Julia went for her nap, we enjoyed a new game. I can't remember the name of it, but I am sure Sue can let us know. It was really neat to learn a new game, and I won!! LOL Taylor enjoyed playing with the small pieces of the game.

Thank you to the Naus Family for teaching us a new game. I think it will be great for us to find it, and have some family time. Also thank you for lunch, and wonderful time of fellowship.

That is our weekend in a nutless, fishless shell

Sunday, September 10, 2006

we are home

we are home.. I will update tomorrow when I get my film developed... I dont' want to blow the surprise! and we all like blogs with pics!

So until tomorrow...

I will say, we did enjoy our weekend!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Robyn! Since we're going out to camp tonight I promise a dinner for two next week :)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

1St Day of School

Ok, so I am a few days late, but better late then never!
Taylor and Aly started school on Tuesday. Taylor has been very happy with his new school, and the freinds he has been making. His school is very large, but he is in a smaller class. There are only 18 students in his class, compaired to the 28 in the other grade 1 classes. I am hoping that he will continue to enjoy school. I have been sending him some little notes in his lunch box. He is going to be staying at school every day but tuesdays. This scared me at first, but I think I am ok with it now. I know that I have to let him out of our little "shell" and let him try the "big world" on for size. I have always sheltered him from nuts, and nut products, but in a school with 800 students... I can't always be there.. yes.. I could always bring him home for lunch, but I didn't think that was fair either. He has always wanted to stay at school for lunch, so he might as well while he can.

On a different note, we are heading out to Forest Clift Camp, with our church for the weekend. Since we will be out in the Sarnia area, we will stop by on Sunday to visit with the Naus family! I am very much looking forward to the weekend. I know that we need the weekend away, and I am sure that we will all learn lots.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Special visit

Well Taylor was bouncing off the walls today. His best friend came to visit! Neal, Kim and Dano came to visit today. It was such a great time. I sure miss being able to do things like this more often.
The boys had a blast. Dano brought Tic a pordable cd player for his bday. All Tic could say at bedtime was "its just like dano's, they are the same, they match"
The boys had some great fun together! I am so greatful that they were able to make the trip down here!
Thanks so much you guys. It was so so wonderful to see you again! Looking forward to doing this again soon! Hugs!