Saturday, April 26, 2008

Psalm 46:10

"Be still, and know that I am God"

I am trying and failing.....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

with a toddler EVERY DAY is eventful!!

what a day today! Sue and I went out to Coquitlam to go to Old Navy. I was on the hunt for pants for Phil. So we shopped most of the afternoon. Cooper was VERY well behaved. Then I decided to go by a bathing suit store (BIG mistake on my part. I should never go into those.) But anyway......
both Sue and I saw Cooper hiding in among the bathing suits. We figured he was pooping. We were right. LOL! So we walked over to the washrooms to change his bum. Slight problem, there were no diapers in his back pack. So I check my purse only to remember I took them out the other day because I was going out by myself and didn't need to carry them. DANG! Not even the type of poop you could shake into the toilet. So I remembered the diaper bag in the car so we went out there. Only to realize it was an empty diaper bag. No change of clothes or anything. NO DIAPERS! I couldn't let him sit in it.
So being a mom I improvised.....I found a maxi pad in the diaper bag. PERFECT! LOL!!! So I put it on him then Sue handed my his winter hat. I put it over top of that and tied it the best I could around his waist. Then I put his pants on while Sue took a plastic bag and put it over the car seat to catch anything. Dreading the trip home but he was none the wiser. And the pad soaked it right up and there were no leaks! Maybe I should write the company. LOL!!

On the way home he was talking to us and calling us and trying to show us pictures from his book. I told him, "Cooper honey, Auntie Sue and I cannot see what you are pointing at right now. So please stop."
Sue turns to me and says "good luck with that. I remember when my boys....." then IN FLIES A BOOK!!!
Cooper threw the book from the back to up front so we could look. The timing was PERFECT. Here mom, now you can see. We laughed for like 10 minutes. Both Sue and I were sore!! I couldn't even give him trouble cause we were laughing too hard. And he is rear facing passenger side. So he flung the book over his head and it hit my hand. I have one smart kid there. I am screwed!! LOL!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

a devotional from this morning

I find myself thinking I need to follow this.


Become a Quick Listener
by Rick Warren

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ….” James 1:19 (NIV)

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The Bible says we should be quick to listen. There are three things that generally hinder our ability to hear what others are saying:

1) Presumption – This is when we think we already know what the other person is going to say; yet, the Bible says, “He who answers before listening – that is his folly and hisshame.” (Proverbs 18:13 NIV)

2) Impatience – This is when you interrupt and jump to conclusions: “There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.” (Proverbs 29:20 NLT)

3) Pride – This is when we become defensive and unteachable: “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15 NIV)

What does this mean?

Let me suggest three HEARING AIDS:

· Listen with your eyes – Research suggests that about 80 percent of communication is non-verbal.Our facial expressions and body language tend to tell the real story.

· Listen with your heart – Be sympathetic.Tune in to the emotions behind the words.

· Make time to listen to the people around you – You show people how much you value them when you take time to listen. Imagine how your home or where you work might be transformed if you make an effort to be “quick to listen.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Our little boy is officially 2!! Turned two at 6:40am this morning. Was up at 5:45 though...grr....LOL....where has the time gone!!

The day God brought this amazing boy into our lives:

First Birthday

This morning

Saturday, April 12, 2008

how's THAT for prayer!!

So today is Cooper's 2nd birthday party. The weather has been pretty gross the past little while. We had about a week of sun then it went right back to rain. So myself and a few other people have been praying non stop for nice weather.
I in specific have been praying that the weather be dry on friday, yesterday, so that the grass is dry on Saturday for the kids to have an easter egg hunt. Then prayed for a beautiful sunny day for today.
Guess what I woke up to! SUN!!! There are only whisps of clouds in the sky. You know, the ones that God puts there just to decorate a bit more. ;) Yesterday was partly sunny with no rain. So we have a nice dry day today.
God is so darn amazing! In my heart I knew that he would do it and to see it like this today just makes my heart swell with pride for having such an awesome Father.

Thank you God for such an amazing day. Thank you for a look into your splendor and for answered prayers. Thank you for this opportunity to tell non-belivers about the power of prayer.

My family is all non believers on my side. Except for my oldest younger brother (got that?) So to me I see this as an opportunity to slide in, yep, the power of prayer. When they mention how beautiful it is. Always given opportunities to praise Him!! Pictures to come!! Now hopefully the day will go smoothly!

oh and by the is supposed to go back to rain the rest of the week, with even a chance of snow flurries on Wednesday!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

a bit of a sad reality thrown at me today

I was talking on the phone with my mom the other day. She mentioned how she was in need of a job. She said she really can't get anything because she is not educated and has no other training. OUCH!
That is when it kind of hit me. I have no post secondary education. I would really like to get my Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) certificate. It will cost about $300 but at least it could make me money. I could work somewhere. But it got me thinking, oh crap....what am I going to do.
I am a SAHM (stay at home mom) and I LOVE it. I look forward to being there for my kid and their plays, field trips, etc. But what happens when my kid(s) are out of school and we are on our own. Empty nest. What kind of job could I get?
A little dose of reality for me. Still though I don't want to change being a SAHM. Plus I am comfortable in the fact that right now I am right where God wants me to be. Right where He needs me and thinks I am best suited for. I have a LONG time before I really have to worry or anything but it was just a bit of a check for me. Guess it will just have to be something God shows me when the time comes.....