Saturday, August 13, 2016

Happy 40th Birthday, my Tim!!

Today is my Tim's 40th Birthday!!  I asked him if it bothered him that I was emphasizing the 40 so much, but he said no, that my birthday is next year and he gets the last word.  =)

Timber, I am so grateful for the 40 years the Lord has blessed you with, and that I have been blessed to walk these last 15 along side you!  

I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and direct you.  That you will be moldable clay within His hands as He desires to make you more like His Son.  I pray that, as great as the first 40 years were, that the next 40 will be even better.

I love you, my Tim!  Happy Birthday!  XO

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June Birthdays

Hello there!

I'm writing from Ontario, where we're spending time with some of the Sharp family.  We're looking forward to a family reunion next week where we'll catch up with even more of the famjam - can't wait!

It's almost July, and I hadn't gotten the June birthdays done - argh!  So, here we are:

My brother, Jeff -

My Dad -

Tim's brother Rob's wife, Ada -

My sister Liz and Trevor's eldest daughter, Katja -

Happy, Happy Birthday, dear ones!  We love you all so much!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Trip to Canada 2016 - 1

Hello from Wichita, KS!  We have reached the first destination of our trip, and are staying with Tim's sister and family for a few days.

We left early Monday morning at 430am, had lunch in Phoenix, and reached Albuquerque, NM, the first night.  We arrived here about 730pm last night.  Adventures in Odyssey, books, snacks and some videos kept us occupied for a lot of that time.

We had a yummy supper after we arrived and the kids hit the floor running with their cousins and had a blast until bedtime.  This morning we went and spent some time at a community pool (which we had all to ourselves!), and everyone had a great time!  Looking forward to enjoying the next 2 days here before heading our way again.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

15 Years!!

Today Tim and I celebrate 15 years of marriage together!  I actually went through our wedding memory box this morning, and drifted down memory lane reading letters, speeches, lists, etc, from that special day - it was lovely and sweet!  

I wrote a longer post last year, but just wanted write another short note of thankfulness to the Lord for  His hand upon us, keeping us together, and even growing stronger each year.  I don't take this for granted; I feel very blessed!  Again, I don't have an anniversary card for him. Last year, I made a pavlova, which he agreed was far better than a card.  This year, I'm getting ready to make a pecan pie.  I think he'll be okay with that, too.  =)

Tim, you light up my life!  You are truly my best friend, and I love you so much!  Thank you for loving and cherishing me like you promised - I am a very blessed woman!  Happy Anniversary, with all my love!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Birthdays!!

Four birthdays to celebrate this month!

Our Nathaniel:

Tim's brother Rob and Ada's son, Joshua:

Tim's mom:

Tim's favourite sister, Joia:

Happy Birthday each and every one of you - we love you all so much and hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel!!

Our little man has turned FOUR!!  Our funny, serious, ticklish, roaring, teasing, car/truck/sea animal loving, big hugging, pink enduring, sweet-natured Nathaniel.  I love hearing, "I wuv you, Mommy!  Sweet dweams!" each night from this little boy.  He can scream as loudly as the girls can, and has no problem donning a princess crown, but his go-to is cars (especially tow-trucks) and/or his plastic sea animals that he spends hours playing with each day.  Nata prefers to sleep with one of the girls at night if he can, and it makes no difference to him who it is (although, if it's Alisa or Gwennie, they're usually removed within a 10 min period to go to sleep in their own beds).  This past year he has especially latched on to teen aged boys to play with.  We have a few at our hall he enjoyed spending time with, but if we're going on a trip somewhere, he goes through a list of names wondering if one his "fwends" will be there.

Nathaniel, we are so thankful for the gift of you!  You bring such joy and variety to our family, and we love you so very much!  We pray the Lord will save you and direct you in His way!  Happy 4th Birthday, Buddy Boy!  XO