Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What do you do when it's hot?

Well yes, here you see it all. This is my Dad in the most flattering way possible.
Instead of complaining about the heat, we find something to joke about. Our body's where the joke of the day. "Not really, just for the photo shoot."
I love taking picture with my Dad because it doesn't happen very often. He's a great man with the best sense of humor ever. It can never be a serious picture, "I'm to blame for that". He's a funny man and I can get him to do some of the funniest things in this world. This for instance is one of them. LOL...
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Monday, July 30, 2007


Congratulations Steve and Stacey.
You two make a great couple.
I had a great time just hanging out at the beach. Now that's a way to have a wedding... No ceremony, just food and fun at the park. We were fishing, swimming, playing ball and sweating our butts off.
Stacey was so beautiful...

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The Weekend

Friday we figured we would start our weekend and head out to the lake a day early. We spent Friday night around the lake with some bikes from the resort. There where so many deer out and about. I was almost afraid I would hit them. I think the deer would win if it ever came to comparing. Jadden had a really hard time biking seeing he had a very small bike. We had such a great time just relaxing and enjoying each others company.

Saturday, we felt that we would get a head start to our day and we went to the Pinowa Dam before we went to my Cousins wedding. What an interesting place. We have found out that we haven't seen half of our Provence that we live in, so we've decided to take every chance that we have to go and explore the areas around us for the rest of the summer. I'm pumped about it. I feel like not only will we discover a lot, but Jadden will get to know our Provence in a completely different way then we did. We'll be learning together. Won't that be neat?
This summer has already been such an adventure for us and we have never spent this much together as a family. We are really enjoying it. For last couple of years we have been so busy during our free time with our paintball field. Seeing it's five years now, we have it all under control and we have made sacrifices to get our family some time together. I feel like God has totally helped us through this time of drought. I'm so thankful.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Way To Go John...

Woo Hoo... We had a blast at the John Fogerty concert. Sheldon and I went out on a date and rocked the house. John really knows how to put on a great show. He sang for two hours strait with one sip of water. We thought it had only been an hour when he finally sang his last song. Jim Cuddy started it off... "the greatest artist there ever was" He was a big inspiration to go in the first place. We will never miss a Blue Rodeo of Jim Cuddy concert. This is a night I will remember for a life time. To bad you wern't there.
And we look pretty good too. LOL...

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Thursday, July 26, 2007


What a beautiful day. After toiling through 33-38 degrees (with the humidex 46) for the past week, we are now sitting at 22. Hallelujah... I'm thankful. It's to wet to work outside, so I think I'll just sit and relax. Cheers to you all, who have made it through the heat wave.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Congratulations to my sweet hubby who won first place in his division at the Paintball tournament this weekend.
I know he did most of this for me. It's my passion to go out and watch Sheldon play. He had decided to skip all the paintball tournaments this summer even though he loves being out there, and he was only going to work on the paintball field. I was so angry with him that I told him to sell the paintball field if that was his only plan.
Sheldon is a great paintball player and I didn't want to see him through it all away. It seems that any thing that guy does, he becomes a pro at, it or he gives up. He's a perfectionist!!!
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I know I"m a little behind, but I wanted to share my weekend with you.

I took a long weekend off and we headed off to Pinowa. We had been invited out to a surprise 40th B-Day Party for a friend of ours. The evening was great, but the next day was awesome. We spent the day out with a ton of friends, white water rafting. I haven't had such a relaxing day in a long time. I got to meet new people and got to know some of my distant friends a lot more. They are so much fun. Thanks to who ever participated in my day of fun, I had a blast.

I love this Picture of Louise and I.

Howdy Cowboy!!!

Sheldon, Jadden and I went out and faced the heat on Sunday afternoon.The temp went as high as 35... Sweaty... We had a blast...

We went out to Morris for the Stampede. To watch though's cowboy's risk their lives for a little fun was quite intense but I'd go see it again. LOL...How do you like my hat?

Jadden and I had planned before we even got there, that we each wanted our very own bag of Donuts. I have to say... that's got to be one of my biggest weaknesses.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


This might sound weird, but I have never experienced something like this in my life... If anyone has any insight for me, I ask that you please answer some of my questions.
This afternoon as I was spending some time with God, I was asking God to reveal what I was supposed to do with my life. I have been spending this year finding my purpose in life and it was a question that I asked many time's, but I never got a response.
Today He gave me a vision. It was a very clear vision.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw I glow grow larger and larger until I saw a face, two faces. It was of me sitting and playing patty cake with a little girl. This girl was only a year or so old and looked just like me. She had beautiful red curls and crisp blue eyes. Her chubby legs peeked out of a little yellow sundress. She was filled with smiles just as I was. I felt this wonderful warmth come over my body. I felt joy and tears welled up inside me as I watched us play on the quilted blanket.
I closed my eyes and I could still see the two of us on the blanket. I asked God what this was and He answered "Zion".
For though's of you who don't really know me or my husband, we are unable to have children. We have been trying to find a way to expand our family for almost eight years now and we haven't found the answer. This last spring we physically gave it to God with a bunch of loved ones surrounding us. We felt led to work on a marriage more then or fertility problem and we've been walking on clouds ever since.
My son has never given up on having a sibling, but Sheldon and I have felt enough comfort that this problem has been left in the dust. "PRAISE GOD" Is what I've been saying. God has freed us completely from our pain.
Going back just a little... During the years that we've been trying, Sheldon and I had found a name that meant a lot to us. You want to guess what it was?
I was filled with so many questions after the vision left me and God is staying quiet.
I know a little about reading dreams and seeing visions and I don't know if this really was God talking to me. I have heard that the feeling that you feel during a vision can answer a lot of questions... I was happy and satisfied and as I said earlier, I felt a warmth come over me. If I was feeling scared or angry, I would know that this was Satan trying to destroy the new content me. But I didn't feel the anger...
What is this?
Is God talking to me?
Am I imagining this all?
If you have any answers on how to read visions, please let me know.
If you don't, I ask you to pray for me that I can finish this conversation with God and see what he's saying.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Green Featherd Buzzer

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting outside enjoying the shade when out of the blue, a humming bird came to visit my garden. It's not all that often that I get the chance to share my garden with such an unusual bird. What a beautiful bird, Sheldon and I couldn't believe our eye's. In the six years that we've lived here, I've only seen a humming bird three time's. So I freaked out, and tried to get my camera out of the car that I could get a picture. I have to tell you, only thinking about that picture wasted enough time that that little bird could leave without his photo being taken. LOL... That little guy buzzed from blossom to blossom feeding off of the flowers and was gone in the blink of an eye.
So I don't have picture to share with you, but I'm on the lookout, and I will get that picture. I'll just have to work around the yard holding a camera in my hand. hehehe...

But Sheldon and I did get the chance to admire the little bird. Though's green feathers are truly amazing.

Monday, July 16, 2007


So this is the other half of me. My love and best friend.
He has helped find who the true me is. Through many frustrating moments (i'm sure). He holds me when I cry, he prays with me when I'm afraid and he makes me laugh like crazy. I'm so thankful that God has given me Sheldon. He is the bestest friend I could ever have. Only he can stand me every day. LOL...

If you read my comments form my last post, you will understand this next comment. It's amazing what you can do with cameras now- these-days!

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Beautiful Boy...

Isn't he darling?
Jadden is the joy of my life. My stepping stone in life that fulfilled every dream a little girl could have. I've got his whole world in my hands, trying to raise him to respect others, enjoy life and make good decisions. He is a boy filled with joy and love and a lot of laughter. The determination this little guy has in school and his relationship with God gives me so much pride and a reason to celebrate him.
May you find your place in this world Jadden. My prayers for you are never ending. Thank-you for choosing me to be your mom.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

My Sanctuary


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After spending much time and effort on my yard, I have made myself a place where I can rest, relax and share a cup of coffee with a bunch of friends. I have made myself and outdoor room, giving me a chance to listen to the birds as I do my devotions in the morning. I have given my friends and myself a place to hide in the shade on though's hot afternoons.(Jo is against my shade)And we always wander that direction when Sheldon and I have finished the day and take our chance to relax and have ourselves a good long chat before we head off to bed.
To bad for Sheldon... This has given me inspiration to do much more on my yard.
And I want to thank my Bro Mike, who planed this area out for me and my family. He has to much talent... If you ever want a place that you can enjoy outside on your yard, let me know and I'll send Mike over. He has the schooling and the imagination to create just about anything.
Cheers to you all...
Come by for a cup of Joe any time.

Friday, July 13, 2007

My Sweet little Girl


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I now know why God never gave me a girl for my very own. He has given me Keziah. She has brought me such joy in the past year. Especially this last weekend, she was my left leg. We laughed together, talked forever, or should I say that I listened forever and we spoiled each other rotten. It's an honer to have such a beautiful girl look up to me like Kezi does.
Her beautiful smile is contagious. As you can see, her blue eye's are like beautiful flowers I find in my garden. She has lifted my spirits. She has helped me see God working in my life. She has warmed my heart and given me a lot to look forward to.

Thank you Keziah for be a light in me life. You are caring, giving and Hilarius. Keep growing into the beautiful flowers that you already are, and live your life to the fullest.
I love you forever and for always Kezi...
Love, your Auntie Candy
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Sunday, July 8, 2007


In the past year i have stumbled and I have grown in amazing ways. It seem like at times, I can see myself from the side. It's been happening more often this last year then ever before. God has given me this opportunity see myself in a completely other way just to build myself in to a a better person. Seeing my gifts, passions and failures has transformed me to being patient, loving and the biggest one, THANKFUL!!!
How often do people look at their life, house, children or marriage and thank God for what he has given them? Is it a blessing or is it a burden? I have found myself looking at life as a burden more then a Blessing for so many years...Please don't judge me on this one sis's... I know that I have so much to be thankful for. But I couldn't look past my selfish desires and take a closer look at my beautiful life, house, marriage,BODY (That's a whole other topic), and family and friends.
God has changed me so much and I am so thankful that I gave in to his plan for me that I could be freed from this depressing state that I was in. I just want you girls(and Boys) to know how thankful I am for my life that I have. Sometimes it's necessary to share that with others. I have found that it helps me to take a double take of my on life when others share their feeling and blessings. (Louise you kicked me in the but on that post on differences.)
God Bless You All...