Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It was my Birthday on Monday and I wanted to put something special up on my blog, but I just couldn't come up with something great. So what is great? Memories, and alpha post, what? I really don't know.

So I decided to post what makes me happy...

My joy comes from conquering the world. Fighting my fears and putting all my effort into the things I love. What are the things I love, you ask...

My husband, who spoils me rotten in words of affirmation and gift's of love and understanding. He has given me strength to be comfortable with the person I am, he has shown me great beauty in myself, and he's given me the freedom to recognize who God wants me to be and supports me in my travels God has set out for me.

My son is a gift from God. He has brought me to a place where I want to better myself that I can be the best for him. Jadden shares his amazing insight and feelings through our devotion time and it brings a closeness I could have only dreamt for us just a year ago. His mind is full do's and don'ts, but with time he finds the right path and we have been able to celebrate those huge defeats together.

My Friends have given me strength to carry on. They give me rest through my busy weeks and fill me laughter and joyful tears.

My family has given me challenges to conquer. They have given me a shoulder to lean on and a helping hand when I've needed one.

God has given me opportunities build my faith and friendships. He has given me tests and challenges. And I have been able to see Him through out my day's and feel so Blessed to be me. I can celebrate me in my growth, taking chances, and being looked at as CRAZY!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On The Hunt

Who would have known that trapping moles could be so much fun. My son started a new job. A job that not only has been past down from me, but it's also been past down from his Grandfather. It only pays a lot better now. My dad was paid 10 cents for every mole he trapped, I was paid 25 cents for every mole I trapped and Jadden now gets $1.00 for every mole. "I can't say that's fair"
Yes, This is a family tradition, not as a sport, but for the sake of our fields. These crazy CUTE animals can ruin a field in such a short while. "IT'S CRAZY" So my father hired Jadden do get the job done. As you can tell, these boys got a little carried away with their job. They thought it was great to play tackle football with the rodents every time they caught one. I couldn't help but laugh... and take pictures! I love watching these two boys bond. Jadden really has found a true friend.
After three hours we finally finished our job and made $7.00. It's become a great way to give Jadden a little taste of responsibility. And I've found that it's becoming a great time of bonding for all of us every day.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Spring clean up

It was time to take charge. "as you can tell in the pic, we were very serious"
My aunts thankfully planed a day for the family to bring my grandparents yard back to it's original beauty. I worked along side my aunts, grandparents, uncles, cousins and sis-in law to get the job done. What a great way to bring back the unity in our family after so many distractions.
Here is my loving Grandma who made sure we were all well fed. We never have to worry about getting hungry with her around. Thanks Grandma...
We raked and raked and raked. I think that was main part of most of our day.
Pruning, gardening, mowing, fixing up my Grandmas green house, and much more went into our long day before we could call it quits.
I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa are so thankful for everything we did. So on behalf of them, thank you all for your dedication and blisters. These are day's I never forget.
When we all grow up and move onto our own families, we very often forget about the ones who have nurtured us in our childhood years. When I have a chance to bring that back, I jump at it because it brings back so many great memories and laughter. I am so lucky to have my extended family live so close to me and make an effort to keep that family alive in all of us. Thank you to every person in my family who was there in my world. I am grateful for every one of you. "and you know who you are"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Time for a BIG MAC!!!

Tis the season to be busy.
My father-in-law was busy seeding his crops and Sheldon wanted to treat him, so he stopped by the Field and took a ride with his dad. "He said he felt like a little kid again" and I could see that dad was in his glory.

And to end it all off, he got his Big Mac too. It was great to sit and eat supper with him. So many time's I do it with my dad, but I don't get the opportunity to join my father-in-law to a meal on the Field. Ever since I was a kid, eating on the field has been a highlight for me. I love the farmer talk and the sound of the tractor.

Of course, Jadden had to have his turn. He was amazed at the GPS system Opa had. He never knew that they could actually put a computer in tractor. We all had a great time.

Dad, I'm so proud of you and all the work you put into the land.
I hope you had as much fun as we did. "Thanks for sending Sheldon home before his curfew" lol...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mothers Day Out

Wow... What a day. I didn't know that I could do so much in a day. Or should I say that I have never felt so many different emotions in one day. Of course, I would have to only expect that on a day our with the girls.
I look forward to this day all year long. It's a day out with the in-laws. (girls only)
We started our day with a pedicure (for mom and Rose) and gel nails (for me and Louise). Unfortunately I've had better "TeeHee". But being able to share this time with Louise was great, seeing she was loosing her virginity to Gel Nails. lol
I didn't get any pics of our time at the salon because the chic doing my nails had issues with the glue. "bad mistake" I think she was a little blond.
After we finished up at the salon, we headed off to Earls.
Wow did we let loose. No booze involved, well at the beginning...anyways.

The music in the restaurant was all Cuban so I had to have a Mojito. MMmmmm... Loved it. It made me miss Cuba so much, I was ready to check the air fair.
We spent a lot of time sharing stories in our lives and celebrating our love. I always think it's so interesting to look at all the differences in our lives but yet how we share so much of the same feelings and interests in our lives. Mom has always been such a great influence to me and I love her deeply for her honesty and humility she shares at a time like this. After hearing mom speak so deeply at last years mothers day out, we all took the initiative to share our hearts desires. Tears were flowing..........
And then we laughed so hard tears were flowing
Down our legs ...............LOL...
Never a dull moment.
After our great lunch we went shopping. And again we were a little silly. "Louise"

Thanks girls, for being so much fun and being such a great support in my life. I had a blast and I'm counting down the day's for next year.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I'm sending out a big prayer request for my mom. She had an emergency appendix surgery this afternoon. She is doing well right now, but I know that the recovery will be long and hard for her.
She is a great mother and a wonderful grandmother to our children. Very caring and compassionate. I feel so bad for her that she has to go through this right now and I know that she will miss a lot of time with her grandchildren. (She had a big week planed.)
Mom I love you and I pray for a fast recovery for you. "All of us wont know what to do with out all help and food" lol... You have such a big heart and so much love to give. Thank you for all you do. God Bless you...
Get well soon.

Great Weather...

Ok, It took a long time for me to get it together and get my pictures together, but two weeks ago we went from + 21 to -20 with rain (ice) and winds gusting up to 70 klm's and hour. Our power was constantly going off.

I bundled up and took a walk outside for some great pics.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What a great way to welcome spring. One of our local greenhouses (Oakridge Greenhouse)started a new program for children. My bro, Mike is a very gifted man in the garden and has taken the time out of his day to teach kids ages 4-12 all about plants, bugs and what a garden is truly made off.
Today was BUGS!!!
Here's Mister Mike "the bee". Teaching us all about bees and how they pollinate.
The Children new everything about bugs and took the time to "teach" us adults about the good and bad bugs in the garden. "What ever happened to raising their hands?" lol...
Nothing we could do but chuckle our way through it.
Something about 35 kids verses 3 adults. lol...

We had a tonne of worms come for a visit... This was the highlight. They felt really important with the magnified glasses.

And to finish it off, they all got their own butterfly nets for their own adventures in their moms gardens. Thanks Mike and Shari for all your hard work and creativity.