Forever Grateful to God for


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!