Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just in case you can't read it, her shirt says:
"Proof that Miracles Happen Psalm 77:14"

Psalm 77:14 (New International Version)

14 You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Homeschool Memoirs #22

Over at The Homeschool Post they are hosting a weekly meme, I've not been very good about participating but I am hoping to improve that here in 2009. Please come visit this week's Homeschool Memoirs and join the fun by describing yourself with the ABCs

A - Argentina (I lived there for 3 years as a child)
B - Bonita (the horse we owned when I was a little girl)
C - Coffee Coffee Coffee!
D - Daughter (I'm a daughter and I have 2 daughters)
E - Eggs (one of my favorite foods)
F - Flying (as in an airplane, I love to travel)
G - GOD (I server an awesome God)
H - Heather, thats me!
I - Internet (I certainly use the internet a lot)
J - Jelly Beans (yummm)
K - Kisses (just love those kisses from my kids)
L - Licorice (yummmy)
M - Mom ... I love being a mom!
N - Nice (its very important to be nice)
O - Outdoors (I so enjoy all the wonders God has created in the great outdoors)
P - People, I really am an people person
Q - Quilt, I love the quilts my grandma has made for me
R - Respectful
S - Snow! I love snow
T - Tea
U - United States Navy ... Go Navy!
V - Visit (please visit my daught's ABC list)
W - Warm Water (my favorite way to relax is n Warm Water)
X - Xray, my poor little baby needed a chest xray this
week (absolutly no fun at all!)
Y - Yellow (my favorite blanket is yellow)
Z - Zoo (sometimes I feel like I live in the Zoo! LOL)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My, how time flies ...

... when you are having fun, but also when you are sick. Its been way too long since I've paid attention to my blog. The kids and I have taken turns being sick ever since new years. We finally got to a mostly healthy point and just in time to take a long weekend and go enjoy the great white north. We posted a lot more pictures of our time in Grand Marais here

Our first day up north was pretty cold, but it was above zero unlike last week when it was -30 (yes below zero!!!) As long as its above zero we bundled up and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors:

The next few days it got even warmer, like 15 degrees:

And my kids are really blessed to have such an adventurous Papa, my dad loves to take them and do cool things like dogsledding. In these pictures are my two older boys and my oldest niece:

Friday, January 09, 2009

Be still ...

I keep hearing the words "Be Still and Know That I Am God" in my mind and in my heart, and then I found these videos today:

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy First Birthday Gwyneth!

Today is pink and brown day! Its in honor and celebration of a very special birthday girl, her name is Gwyneth and we wanted to wish her a very happy day. Please go visit her daddy's blog to learn what makes her story so special:

Monday, January 05, 2009

Simple Womans Daybook


FOR TODAY 1-5-2009

Outside My Window...

I am thinking...
sick kids ... no fun, but sick mom is even worse

I am thankful for...

From the kitchen...
soup ... ahhh warm soup

I am wearing...
grey jogging pants and red shirt

I am creating...
nothing extra ... no extra energy today

I am going...
to take our eldest son to the Dr.

I am reading...
lots of emails and blogs I'm trying to get caught up on

I am hoping...
for speedy recovery for the myself and the kids

I am hearing...
my poor baby snore as she sleeps on my lap

Around the house...
total disaster, what a mess!!!

From the schoolroom...
can I call on a substitute teacher today?

One of my favorite things...
warm russian tea

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
rest and recovery

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Our teething and drooly little girl!

Please come share your simple day with us at The Simple Woman's Daybook

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year From Us - Finally!

Sorry to have been so removed, but our Christmas holidays are usually rather crazy and chaotic. And our New Year celebrations were cancelled due to food poisoning and now due to me and Mary having bronchitis.

We did have a wonderful Christmas. Our church had the most beautiful Christmas Eve service where our eldest played her harp. I so appreciated the opportunity to reflect and think of Christ's birth. To think that our Creator would choose to become an infant in a lowly manger, that He might choose to live among us and save us. Praise the Lord!!!!

We had a great time spending Christmas Eve with my paretns and sisters and another wonderful day at my in-laws for Christmas Day

Our big crazy clan on Christmas Eve

Christmas Morning

Christmas afternoon at my in-laws

Cousins at Christmas