Forever Grateful to God for


Thursday November 25th

Today I got to see my middle boy get an award at school!
Way to go ZACH!!!
Love you:)

For Gabe being happy for Zach, not miserable that it wasn't him.

My hubby's day off.  Always a good day when he gets to be home with us.

A wee bit of a nap.  Would have LOVED it to be longer, but hey, atleast I got a little one.

No issues with reading time today.  Thank the good Lord!


Wednesday November 24th

I love Wednesdays
Mostly because my older sister comes out and spends almost every wednesday with me (and of course with the kids).
It is always one of the best things of my week. 
I am so thankful for her.

It was weigh in today.
After my fabulous weekend I knew I had gained....ALOT.
I didn't want to go.
Yes, it was a big gain, but I do NOT regret my weekend at all!!
I'm glad I went.

Bath night.
Actually went pretty smoothly.
Virtually no tears.
Great smelling boys after.

A good batch of cookies.
After cooking two batches too long,
the 3rd was the charm.
Look out Cookie Exchange.
Here come my Lip-Smacking Lemon Cookies.

I am thankful to be making the time to post here.
It makes me look back and remember the positive things of my day instead of thinking about all that I didn't do or stressing about things to come.


Tuesday November 23rd

Another day has come and gone.  It started out rough, but we got through it.

I am grateful for the bus driver coming back for my boys.  Thank you!!

Errands completed before lunch :)

All of my kids ate the dinner I had made with NO complaints!

There were leftovers of dinner to send in their thermoses for a hot lunch on wednesday.  They LOVE taking their thermos.

I got to watch my Makeover Week episode of The Biggest Loser.....UNINTERRUPTED!!! 


For Monday November 22nd

Here is my list for today, well actually for yesterday.  I post the morning of the next day so that I have a whole day to draw from.  Some days I find it very hard to find 5 things to be grateful for, and need all the day I can get!

Posting two days in a row! Wahoo.  I am on a roll.

Getting out to the bus on time today.  Seems simple enough, but some days......OYYY!!

When people leave comments (preferably nice ones) on my blogs.  It is nice to know that someone is reading them (other than me of course).

A day at errands today. A perfect day for it.  Who wants to be dragging their little boy in and out of the car in the rain?  I'm sure he enjoyed staying in his pj's a whole lot more :)

That it is raining, not SNOWING!! 
Have I mentioned that I REALLY dislike snow?  I'd be very happy if it would come December 24th, and be gone December 26th.  I pray for it every year, but I guess there are enough others praying for a long winter to counteract my pleas.


It's about time!

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of November!  I have neglected this blog for a very long time.  I have come to realize lately that I NEED this blog, and it's about time I get back to it!

There is so much to be thankful for if we just take the time to realize it.

So, without further ado....

An awesome weekend with my hubby.  Some much needed adult alone time. Truly a blessing.  Love you Gord!

For a fabulous sister-in-law who took the boys for the weekend.  They had a wonderful time and I knew they were in great hands.  Much thanks to you!!

Having some of my Christmas shopping done.  Usually I am the one doing it the few days before Christmas.  Still have more to do, but thankful to be a little more organized with it this year.

My brother and nephews will be coming home for Christmas this year!! Can't wait!!!

My little Isaac.  He is a going concern.  If you take your eyes off him for too long, he'll have his pants and socks off.  LOL

My darling Zachary.  My middle man.  He loves JK, riding the bus, and getting his older brother in trouble.

My precious Gabriel.  My first born.  Growing like a weed and anxious to celebrate his 7th birthday in a few weeks.  We are looking forward to partying with family and friends.

I am thankful for all 3 of my little men.  Each has their own quirks, and even though they can push every button I have, and I have questioned God at times for giving them to me, I love them dearly!!

For today.


May 23rd to June 5

I seem to keep letting this blog get away from me. Its not that I don't have things that I am grateful for that I want to share, I just am not making the time to get in here and post. But alas, such is my life. I do need to find more organization in my day. Regardless, her are some things I am grateful for from the last two weeks.
My 'Ladies Day Apart' with the women of Hope Fellowship. It was a great day. It was my first experience with that kind of event, and I am thoroughly grateful that I went...even if I did need to be signed up by my hubby.
For seeing an old friend. I haven't seen her in more than 8 months. Our visits have been few and far between over the last many years, and I am hoping that will change. I have missed her.
That family has come to watch Gabe play baseball. This is the first team sport that he has been involved with. He is enjoying it, and I am so glad that his Grandparents are getting a chance to come out and see him have fun with it.
Our home has become the Sunday Gathering Place. We have started opening our home on sundays to family and friends. It is a time when we can get together and have fun enjoying each other's company. You come whenever you can, bring something to add to supper, and just have a good time. I am really enjoying it. I am so glad that other's are enjoying it too.
My boys.
For their smiles, their hugs, kisses, giggles, snuggles, pictures, stories, and their dreams.
They are my joy.
I love them with all of my heart
I am thankful to God.
Thankful that no matter what, HE loves me.
That HE is with me always.
That I am precious to HIM.
That with HIM all things are possible!
For our home. I love being in the country. I love looking out my kitchen window and only seeing farmers fields. I love not seeing roads, or power lines (other than that on my property). I love having lots of space for the boys to run and play.
My Husband.
He is my best friend, my lover, my partner.
He is the one I want to share my life with.
He loves me for who I am. He thinks I am beautiful.
I love him.


Thursday May 20 to Saturday May 22

This week has just flown by and again I have to do a multi day post.
I am grateful for....
A day at errands today :)
Gabe having a good day at school.
Getting some much needed cleaning done.
A chat with my sister-in-law.
A nice long shower.
My hubby's day off.
A nice lunch together.
Enjoying a movie.
The kids being good on our drive to Alliston.
Having my Mom come with us.
Being able to watch my neice's gymnastics meet.
My hubby letting me use his SUV :)


Tuesday May 18th & Wed May 19th

I didn't have a chance to post yesterdays list, so here I go with both.

I am grateful for...
my Dad being okay after his pacemaker didn't work
my 3 precious little boys
finishing Gabe's 'recycled' guitar
getting my workout done even though my baby was not wanting to go to sleep
freshly mown looks so much better.
my sister spending the day with the kids and I
a good weigh-in and meeting
the amazing encouragement I get from my hubby
having friends join me on this weightloss journey
some yummy cookies from my sister-in-law!


Monday May 17th

Today is almost over, and I should be heading for bed. Instead I'm going to post today's five :)
Today I was weeding the garden and found this....
in one of my bushes as I was pruning it.
I am grateful for the beauty all around us.

Tonight was Gabe's softball practise

I'm grateful he's enjoying it.

I got a call from Gabe's teacher today with an update on his progress.
He is doing much better with his reading and writing.
I am SO grateful for this.

I am grateful for Zach's imagination.

He is happy making up stories as he plays.

Tonight my husband needed a ride home from work. He works about 45minutes away from home. My wonderful sister (who lives 30 minutes in the opposite direction) was gracious enough to come out to watch the boys so that I could go and get hubby. She is the best. She finished giving them their baths and put the clean linens back on their beds!

I am SO grateful for her!

Tuesday May 11 - Sunday May 16

It is truly amazing at how quickly the days get away from me. I miss one day and then BOOM a week has gone by. So, here I am to get caught back up.

Tuesday.....grateful for Pizza Day! Every tuesday my oldest gets Pizza and chocolate milk at school for lunch. He loves it, which makes me love it too!

Wednesday.....grateful for a good checkup. Zach (the middle boy) had a Preschool Health Fair today. They checked his teeth, ears, eyes, nutrition, and immunization. He checked out all good...and had fun doing it. That is a total PLUS!! Totally grateful for that.
....for getting to my WW meeting and being down 0.8. Finally heading back in the right direction. Grateful!

Thursday....for having a really good ON PROGRAM day. This just means that I stayed within my points. I wasn't hungry, and even got in my exercise which I have been definitely lacking. A good to be grateful for!

Friday....ended up having a funeral to go to today. My stepmom's Aunt died this week. She was very close to her. I was grateful to my sister-in-law who graciously agreed to take my kids so that I could attend the funeral and show my stepmom and Dad some love and support.

Saturday....Gabe got to go to his first friend sleepover tonight. He was so excited (has been all week waiting for today to come). We packed his backpack and off we went. I don't think I even got a bye Mom. LOL
I am grateful that he has found his "best friend" and its an added bonus that they just live a kilometer and a half down the road :)

Sunday.....a wonderful church service that really made me think..(I love our church family), and then off to lunch at Gabe's friend's house. We had a wonderful time getting to know their family. I think we will become good friends. I am grateful for a great day had by all.

I know this is only one or two things for each day instead of the five that I try and post, but that would have been a bit much for one post. Hopefully I will keep up this week :)


Monday May 10th

It is 7:30pm and all is quiet. Usually I would be getting the kids to bed now, but Gabe is doing Softball right now and had a practice tonight. I am usually the one who takes him, but my baby Isaac has been running a fever since yesterday and I didn't think sitting outside for two hours with him ws the wisest move.
Thankfully my Dad..aka Grampa...was able to come out tonight and take him. For that I am grateful.
He also took Zach, which saved me from lots of tears....for that I am grateful.
That left me with just my fevered little boy. He is sleeping peacefully for the moment. For that I am grateful.
It has been a relatively quiet day...for that I am grateful.
It was a beautiful sunny day ( a bit cold, but still beautiful)...for that I am grateful!


Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th

I have had a really nice weekend.
Saturday night hubby and I went to friend's place for dinner. What a delicious meal we enjoyed with our friends and two of their grown boys. It was fun to see what kind of conversations we might be having with our boys in another 16 to 18 years.
(A fabulous dinner that I didn't have to cook or clean up after....For that I am grateful)
After dinner we sat in their livingroom and laughed. We chatted and laughed. Laughed, and laughed some more. It was glorious. The time just flew by. It has been a long time since we laughed that much. What a wonderful that I am truly grateful for.
Now, for those that know us, you know that we have 3 small boys. So, for us to go out for an evening, we need a babysitter...or two LOL. We are lucky enough to have become really good friends with another couple in the last 6 months. We love them, they love us, and they love our boys!! They were more than willing to take on our boys for the evening....for that I am grateful.
They AND our boys had a great time....for that I am even more grateful!!
Today was Mother's Day!
I have 3 beautiful boys that even though they can make me want to pull my hair out, I can't imagine my life without them. For the gift of these boys from my heavenly Father, I am truly grateful.
We enjoyed a nice lunch as a family at Swiss Chalet, and I got a gift certificate for some "pampering" ! Looking forward to using that!!
Wonderful Mother's Day and for that I am grateful!
I love ALL my boys, and they love me! For that I am grateful!!!!!


Friday May 7

Today was a wonderful day.....for that I am grateful :)

Today was my hubby's day off and he took it. Actually, since he started at his new job he has been able to take almost all of his days off. This sounds unremarkable, but when at his last job he worked virtually all of them this is a very welcomed change. For this I am grateful!

We were able to enjoy a really nice dinner out...with the kids. (Hopefully a full fledged date night won't be too far in the future :)) For that I am grateful.

Then tonight we watched "The Tooth Fairy" together as a family. For that I am grateful.

It was a very cute movie.
Now hubby and I are in bed watching "It's Complicated"...thankfully hubby is encouraging me to make sure I do this blog every day so he isn't complaining that I am watching and typing at the same time. For that I am grateful.
Good night blog readers :) I am grateful for you too!


Thursday May 6

Another beautiful sunny day. I must admit that I am affected by the weather. The days that are sunny I have an much easier time staying in a positive mood. I find it very difficult sometimes on cloudy days to see past that gloominess. So I am grateful for the sunshine today.

I am grateful to know that even when it doesn't seem like it, and I don't feel Him, God is still with me.

When I look out my kitchen window this is the view that I see (believe me it looks much, much nicer in person) There is a road, but you only see it when there is a car on it. There are wires and hydro lines, but only if you look for them. It is just beautiful wide open space that I get to enjoy every day. For this I am grateful.

I have been enjoying some blog hopping lately. I have hopped into some really great blogs of christian moms. I am grateful that God is leading me to them:)

Last, but certainly not least, I am extremely grateful for my hubby.
I love him with all of my heart. We have been married for almost 18 years now and I can honestly say that we are happier now than we have ever been.

I love you !


Wednesday May 5

This morning didn't start out the best. I fell back to sleep after hubby left for work, and Gabe woke me up asking for breakfast with just 20 minutes to get him breakfast, make his lunch, and him to get dressed. Thankfully we made it out to the bus on time...for that I am grateful.

Wednesday's are my weigh in day for Weight Watchers and I go to a Parent and Tot meeting so that I can take the boys with me....much easier than finding a babysitter to go. However, some weeks I am VERY lucky and my sister comes out first thing in the morning to watch them and I get to go to the meeting by myself. Today was one of those days. For that I am grateful!

It takes me 30 minutes to drive to my meeting (and obviously 30 minutes back). With no little boys in the car with me the drive is nice and quiet. I enjoyed the peace, enjoyed some music, enjoyed the drive, and the drive back :) For that I am grateful.

My sister usually spends the whole day when she comes out. She plays with the boys and we get to chat...especially nice when the boys are napping....I really enjoy when she's here. For her I am grateful.

My boys love their Auntie Joe, and Auntie Joe loves them. For that I am grateful!!!


Tuesday May 4th

Oh my goodness....

I just realized that the post I thought I was writing for this blog I actually posted on my other blog. LOL!

Please visit today's gratitude list here.


Monday May 3rd

I can't believe it is already May!! I missed the whole month of April. Not once in April did I come in here and tell what I am grateful for. Oh, I made time to visit Facebook, play a game or two of Combine, stare off into nowhere, but not once did I make the time to notice and remember all that I am blessed with. No more. I HAVE to make this a priority. I NEED to remember everyday that there are GREAT things EVERY day. Even on the days when I am exhausted, frustrated, and mad at the kids or my hubby...there are GREAT things.

So, I begin again. A fresh outlook, a renewed desire.

Yesterday was a great day. We got up and had breakfast together as a family...that doesn't often get to happen with hubby getting ready or already gone to work, and Gabe getting ready for school. Then it was showers for all and off to church.

We never seem to make it to church on time, but we got there. I am VERY grateful when we do. I LOVE our church family. I love seeing their smiling faces, sharing hugs and encouragement after the service, and just knowing that people care how we are doing...and I mean genuinely care.

After church, back home for lunch...again as a family:) Then naps for the boys. Even Gabe napped, and was the last one back up! Got some cleaning done while they were asleep, and hubby dug a firepit. We are looking forward to being able to sit out and enjoy a nice fire, maybe some marshmallow roasting and good friends in the coming summer evenings.

Late afternoon our company started to arrive. We enjoyed a wonderful evening with hubby's parents, one of his sisters, and her 2 kids as well as 2 other friends of ours. It was a simple meal, but the conversation and laughter was wonderful.

It was a great day, one I am grateful for :)


Tuesday March 23rd

Good Morning.

A little catch up time again.....going to just make a point form list

I am grateful for.....

...Gabe's bus driver taking him(and a busload of kids) to Laser Quest and bowling during March Break

...for the break that the previous entry provided for me

.....for the beautiful weather, and the time outside that made possible

....for fun with friends on the you guys

....for finally getting to the library in Plattsville

....for the wonderful librarian giving us some great information on upcoming events

....for the literacy event at the library in stories, songs, and a free book for each of the boys

...for making the time to actually read a book!!!

....for the beautiful smile of my little Isaac

....for enjoying some really fun time with the older two

....for getting some clothes that Isaac has outgrown (3garbage bags) given to a friend for use at the Pregnancy centre

....for hope that I might actually get some things done this week

....for finally deciding that I don't need to apologize when i haven't been able to make the time to get in here and post

.....for still having the desire to get in here on a more regular basis

....for this journey of life that God travels with me


Monday March 8

Some days the best thing I am grateful for is that the day is almost is one of those days. Nothing really wrong, just ready to be in my bed, snuggled with hubby, sleeping peacefully.

I am happy that our upstairs windows are one day closer to being finished. No more drafts and no more raining in the kitchen.

For getting most of the laundry done.

For Gabe doing his homework with relatively little fuss.

That my Spinach and chicken lasagna actually tasted pretty good. Gabe and I liked it anyway. Zach on the other hand chose not to eat.


March 2-7

This first week of March has just flown by. I have barely even checked my email this week nevermind having a chance to actually post.

Spring....oh, come quickly please....

Atleast we have had some warmer weather this week and some of the snow is melting.

This week I stopped breastfeeding. I am glad to finally have my body back, but also a little sad. Isaac is my last baby, and that was the last time I will share that type of bond with my kids.

Gabe had his first birthday party of the year to go to on saturday. He was so excited. I am grateful that he not only found a friend on his bus, but that he lives on our street too:)

We enjoyed an evening of fun with friends. We have entertained more at this house in 6months than we did in several years at the other house.

Here we go onto another week.


Monday March 1st

Hard to believe it is already March...where does the time go.

Today I am grateful for thinking ahead enough to use the crockpot for supper.

For getting Isaac's crib into his room finally.

For a cheque finally coming so that our insurance didn't bounce.

Finally having my body back. Yesterday was my last day of breastfeeding. (the pain I am hoping will be gone quickly)

For not having to fight with Gabe tonight to get him to do his home reading. AND!!!! He did a great job......go figure.

Sunday February 28th

Since I am behind, I will keep these short and sweet.

Today I am grateful for a fun time with friends.

For enjoying the Canada vs USA game with those friends.

For sharing a delish meal of pizza and salad with those same friends.

For the boys not destroying friends home or terrorizing their dog too much.

That it was bedtime as soon as we got home!A fun day.


Saturday February 27th

Some days I find it hard to believe how fast the days get away from me. UGH! Missed posting again.

Anyway, Saturday was a pretty good day, even though it didn't start out quite as well as Daddy would have liked. Unfortunately Isaac was up ALOT during the very early morning, which made sleeping virtually impossible, which in turn made Daddy grumpy having to get up to go to work. I don't think it helped that he knew I had a friend coming over to play with the boys for afew hours so I could sleep. ( in my defence sleep has been lacking for me for several weeks now)

However, we got through. Daddy had his shower, I ironed his shirt, hugs from the boys and he's out the door. Now, my house spends more time in the "needs to be cleaned" state than the "clean" state. I didn't want to be totally embarrassed when my friend arrived so after a little straightening in the livingroom, and stacking the dirty dishes orderly on the counter (to be done after my nap), I even got in a batch of muffins.... but I digress. This is supposed to be what I am grateful for, so here it goes....
For my wonderful friend coming over to occupy the boys so I could sleep.

For my wonderful friend and my boys doing the dishes!!!

Ready to use muffin mix. Makes for very simple, quick baking.

For the smell of fresh baked blueberry muffins in the house

For getting outside with the older two boys. They played, I shovelled.

For Daddy and the boys sitting quietly watching a movie so I could have a shower before bed.

For the chocolate bar my hubby brought home for me. Not points friendly, but thoroughly enjoyed anyway!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. GO CANADA GO!!!!


Thursday February 25 - I'm Back!!!

Okay, so here's what happened....the short version....
I left my bellstick plugged in, in not a great place (especially when I have young kids)...oldest son (only 6) accidentally demolished it while jumping around playing Wii, not paying attention to his surroundings. (I won't mention all the laundry, toys etc that he knocks over regularly while doing the same thing).

Demolition by 6 year old....NOT covered under warranty.....wait til payday, skimp in other areas to be able to afford new bell stick...
And, Voila! Thank the good Lord I have internet service back. PHEW!

So, I know I have missed many days, so I will note afew of the thinks I have been grateful for since my last post, and then move on.

I am very grateful to have my internet service back. Living out here in the country is nice, but I use my computer alot and not having anyway to be connected really sucked!

For a good first couple weeks at Weight Watchers. Down 12lbs in 3 weeks. A long way to go, but a great start.

For a friend to do WW with. I have buddied up with a friend who also wants to lose and get healthy, and I am really looking forward to being able to encourage one another, swap recipes, etc.

For that same friend offering to watch the boys so that I could catch up on a few hours of sleep. This last week and a bit has been worse than normal for lack of sleep and she was a Godsend. She has even offered to do it again saturday morning!! Apparently she like our boys LOL. Hallelujah!!!!

Well, my few moments of peace are up. Isaac is back up and crying to be fed. Poor Zach is still trying to nap while hacking. Any tips for dealing with coughing children 3 and under would be great help.


Wednesday February 10th

Wednesday. Hump day. This week, a good day :)

Today I am grateful for my first Weight Watchers meeting. It was nice to be back.

For a GREAT first weigh in!!!! Now the trick is to not be disappointed next week when its a smaller one.

For Joelle coming out to spend the day with the boys and I. These times are not as often since we moved to the country, but definitely enjoyed

For the love my boys have for her, and she has for them. They


Tuesday February 9th

Getting this post in tonight, Yahoo!! I am happy with the way that I have allowed myself to get my posts in morning or night as long as I get them in. It is making it easier, and doesn't feel like a chore to do.

On this tuesday I am grateful for getting the dishes and laundry done...well almost. The laundry I'm still working on, but it will be done before bed.

For the first night I have put Isaac down to sleep without rocking him asleep first. It took him about 20 minutes to settle, but not too bad.

For a successful on program day. Tomorrow morning is my first weigh in, so wish me luck.

Getting some avon orders today:)

I am grateful for my family. I love them so very much.

Monday February 8th

Today I am grateful for the sunshine!! I always seem to be in a better mood, and usually more productive (I say usually, cause that one didn't happen today)
Some "unmentionable" time with my husband. Those times can be hard to find with 3 kids, and long work days.
Points left for popcorn. Today I kept my points in check to leave enough to have some popcorn! Yummy!
Good reading time with Gabe. Some days it is a real stuggle to get him to focus on getting his home reading done. Today he read really well and we got through 2 books with relative ease.
Getting one of the things done off my to do list that has just not been getting done. Stupid thing is it was a 5 minute phone call. Yes, I would be a procrastinator :(


Sunday February 7th

I am grateful for the beautiful sunrise this morning out my kitchen window. It was so pretty. I great way to start the day. (this isn't today's because my camera was dead, but you get the jist)

A guest speaker at church today. Steve McVey of Grace Walk Ministries. It was a full house :)

Watching Gabe have a blast playing a new video game. We rented Bolt and he is enjoying figuring it out. Even Mommy was getting into it.

Moments of fun (see above) in an otherwise VERY frustrating day!!! I think Zach's ears are painted on.

The safe arrival of a friend's new baby yesterday:) Welcome to the world Laura Elaine.

As we beginning another week, remember to take the time to enjoy the moments :)

Saturday February 6th

( This is a piece of Gabe's artwork from Kindergarten)
Okay, this one is going to be short and sweet. That way I can get yesterday's and today's done at once. ......hopefully before Isaac wakes up again.

Today (yesterday) I am grateful to not have to get Gabe out to the bus. I am ready for spring!

For the smiles and laughter of my kids. They drive me totally crazy, but they have such beautiful smiles and laughs that can't help but make you smile.

For a new garbage can...yup, a garbage can. As hard as it is to believe, we have been using just a big black garbage bag since we moved in here. It is much nicer to have a garbage can. :)

A good first day back on program. A long way to go, but one day down!!!

Grateful to be back doing this blog. My days have been rather...ummmm frustrating. This is making me look back and have something good to say.

For getting to enjoy a movie in bed with my hubby. He did sleep through a good chunk, but nice anyway.


Friday February 5th

Getting this post in before bedtime....amazing :)

On this first friday in february I am grateful for a few moments of peace and quiet. I'm not soaking in a soothing bathtub, but its nice to have all 3 boys asleep and be able to do some "me" things.

Got signed up for Weight Watchers today. Starting fresh in the morning.

A nice visit with some cousins. Had been way too long:)

Zach's stories. How can you not laugh when he tells you one about pirate Moniqua(her name is Uniqua) searching the island for married treasure:)

Thursday February 4th

Day Three - looks like mornings might be what is going to work for me right now.

My five things I'm grateful for on Thursday February 4th are.....

My Neice Aubree.....This bundle of spunk and attitude made her debut in the world 6 years ago today. Happy Birthday beautiful girl:)

Groceries.....I am so thankful to be able to afford to buy groceries to feed our growing, taking them with me to do the shopping is another story.

My husband's understanding......I have been growing increasingly unhappy with myself and how I have allowed myself to regain a good portion of the weight I had lost before getting pregnant with Isaac. I have struggled with wanting to get back to Weight Watchers, but knowing we really couldn't afford it right now. My husband however has seen my unhappiness and has made it possible for me to rejoin WW now. I am very grateful.

Getting back to this has been along time, but I am glad to be back at it. I am hoping to get back to my other one as well very soon.

Free desks.......Gabe's school had some student desks that they were giving away free and I was able to get two (one for Gabe and one for Zach). Now they will have their own spaces to work. Both of them seem excited about it. Now I just have to figure out where I am putting them LOL

Enjoy your day!


Wednesday February 3rd - A New Day

Day two...almost let this one get by me, but here we go...

I am grateful that every day I can start again. No matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day and there is no reason I can't start fresh. What a blessing.

The love of my hubby. It doesn't matter how I am feeling about myself, he loves me, no matter what.

Our home. I still don't have everything put away from our fact there are still boxes in every room, but its home. As long as I am with my husband and my boys, home is wherever we are.

A nap. Got to nap with my two youngest. Always a welcome bonus to the day.

For Gabe's encouragement. Several times lately he has told me that I make great supper. LOL...gotta love him.

What are you grateful for today?


My Boys

It is so hard to believe that it has been more than 6 months since I last posted on this blog. On my other one, 'Darkness to Life', its been even longer :( However, I choose not to dwell on that and begin fresh, right here, right now.

So.....Happy New Year!! We are already one month in to 2010. A new year...a new day! I want to get back to focusing on what is important. Find the good in each day, and thank God for it all, no matter whether its good or bad. Five things every day....lets go.

What am I grateful for in this brand new year???? SO VERY MUCH!!!!!

I truly have so much to be grateful/thankful for, but the first five I want to share in this new year are MY MOST IMPORTANT ones.

GOD.....I am so blessed to know my Papa. He has brought us through a really tough year, and continues to show us His love. I desire to know Him deeper, to trust Him completely, to let Him live His life through me, to see what He will do with ALL of me if I let Him. He has blessed me abundantly, and I am so grateful.

Gord.....My darling husband. We have been together for 17 1/2 years. We have been through ALOT. There have been many times that I didn't know if we were going to make it....but God is faithful, and by His grace we have a better, stronger, healthier, happier marriage than we have ever had. I love him deeper than I would ever have imagined possible.

Gabe.....My first born son. A blessing after almost 12 years of marriage. He has such a kind heart. He is sensitive and trusting. Full of energy, and love and hugs. Attitude, yup he has one and it gets bigger with every day of school. LOL I love when he whispers his secrets in my ear. He is a my big boy, and I pray that the mistakes I make with him he will forgive me for :)

Zach.....My second son. Loud, definitely loud. Zach does not know the meaning of quiet. But, he is so darn cute and has the absolute best laugh. Just thinking about it makes me smile. He is a brute, and will get his brothers in lots of trouble over the next many, many years. But, he is so generous with his snuggles and kisses. My second blessing.

Isaac.....My unexpected son. Isaac was a big surprise. One I wasn't sure I was ready for. He is 7 months old today. He is wonderful. He has a beautiful personality, my Gramma's red hair, bright eyes and a huge smile. I didn't expect him, he takes alot out of me, but I couldn't love him more. My third blessing!!!

I am so grateful to have my God and my family. I have been blessed with three wonderful boys. They stress me out, drive me crazy, and wear me out. But I love them will all the love a mother has. I worry about not being a good mom, but with God, and my loving husband, together we have an awesome, AWESOME family!