Monday, February 13, 2012

Abide With Me

Abide with me Fast falls the eventide The darkness deepens Lord, with me abide When other helpers Fail and comforts flee Help of the helpless O, abide with me Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not abide with me I need thy presense every passing hour what but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine O abide with me I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless; Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still, if Thou abide with me. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes, Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies; Heaven's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Fill Thou My Life

Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, my God, in every part with praise, That my whole being may proclaim Thy being and Thy ways. Not for the lip of praise alone, nor even the praising heart I ask, but for a life made up of praise in every part. Praise in the common words I speak, life's common looks and tones, In fellowship enjoyed at home with my beloved ones, enduring wrong, reproach, or loss, with sweet and steadfast will, Loving and blessing those who hate, returning good for ill. So shall each fear, each fret, each care, be turned into a song, And every winding of the way the echo shall prolong. So shall no part of day or night from sacredness be free, but all my life, in every step, be fellowship with Thee.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Hula Girls

My husband is in Hawaii - where the hula girls live. That is what A2 will say. It is my own fault. As his trip was approaching, I told the kids that Dad was going to visit the hula girls in Hawaii. He kept saying, "my hula girls live right here with me." Then he would tell me that I was going to be sorry I was saying that.

I changed my story and started saying Dad is going to Hawaii - where the hula girls live.

Needless to say, my girls have been very interested in hula girls. They each have a grass skirt, and did a dance for their dad before he left. Funny thing is, he won't be seeing any hula girls while he is there. He is working 60 hour weeks, missing us, and doing a bit of exploring at the beach night.

I am excited for him. This job has been talked about for about a year. He was excited at first, but as time wore on, he figured it was not going to happen. He had never been there, and now he is getting paid to be there. I tried to go out and spend some time with him, but it did not work out this time. Hopefully, it will next time. I will take him to see the hula girls.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Photo Shoot

One of my coworkers would love to start a photography business on the side and is putting a portfolio together. A couple weeks ago, I told her she could take pictures of our kids whenever she wanted. Well, she got a new lens last week and today we went out and experimented with it.

I took my camera along, and here are a few of the shots I got. I can't wait to see hers....

The kids had a great time! A2 just made me laughed, because she often put one or two hands on her hips without being asked. Here she is...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Retirement and Beautiful Girls...

My dad will be "officially" retired from his office job on October 31. He retired on August 31, but due to his company not finding a replacement before that date, they asked him to stay on for an additional 2 months. He agreed, as long as he could work from home the majority of the time, so that he could help out with harvest on the farm.

They had a retirement party/lunch for him last Friday, which the kids and I were able to attend. It was very nice and fun to see people who knew me (and my siblings) as a child and now they got to see our children (they think A2 is a spitting image of me at that age).

This picture is of my mom and my niece at the party. Aren't they both just extremely beautiful?

Grandpa's Gifts

Canada grandpa came bearing gifts last week. He made a very cool truck for J3 and an awesome "marble maze" for the girls. All the kids are enjoying their toys. Thank you, Grandpa!

K1's first day of K

Back in August, K1 had two big milestones. She had a birthday and she started Kindergarten! This is a picture of her first day of school. I can't believe how big she has grown. Of course, I remember the 6 lb. 7 oz. little girl that God blessed us with just 5 years ago, and now she is learning to read.

God has richly blessed us her, and we can't wait to see what else He has in store for her.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

October 2008

We just had Grandpa and Grandma from Canada visit us for about 9 days. The kids had a blast with them, and we got to go on a date while they were here. I also attended a technology conference (they were here to watch the kids) for 3 days. It was an excellent conference. I will be able to use a lot of what I learned.

Anyway, I thought I would post this new picture of our family, since the pictures have been few and far between. K1 is now 5, A2 is 3 and almost a half, and J3 is 18 months!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wiki fast

Well, that was fast. Now on to the next thing...

A Post?

I am sitting in a class about blogs and other things. We were supposed to create a blog, so I thought I would just post to this one instead. I know it has been a long time since the last post, but that is how things go these days.

Now on to wikis...