Tuesday, August 28, 2012

10 on Tuesday

1. I didn't have anything to say yesterday, so I didn't post :)

2. I need to can a whole bunch of peaches

3. I had my mid way ultrasound last week. Yep I am half way to having this kid.

4. MY kids are getting excited about the baby.

5. I am SO tired of all of my family living in three rooms. I wish our basement would get fixed already! When Oliver naps the kids pretty much just have to be outside or else they wake him up.

6. I picked out carpet for the basement and now we just need it put in.

7. I am excited about back to school.

8. I have a few ideas for Oliver's bedroom decorating. And as soon as our basement is put back together I am decorating his room.

9. Speaking of Oliver, he is almost a year. CRAZY hey?

10. I am going to Calgary to do some school shopping probably all by myself. And that sounds awesome.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spiritual Sundays

This great talk has been on my mind lately. This part specifically:

"I cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure you that your trials will seem to you to be only for a moment. One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop.

There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort, but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from this one fact: in Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior want you fitted to be with Them to live in families forever. Only those washed perfectly clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can be there.

My mother fought cancer for nearly 10 years. Treatments and surgeries and finally confinement to her bed were some of her trials.

I remember my father saying as he watched her take her last breath, “A little girl has gone home to rest.”

One of the speakers at her funeral was President Spencer W. Kimball. Among the tributes he paid, I remember one that went something like this: “Some of you may have thought that Mildred suffered so long and so much because of something she had done wrong that required the trials.” He then said, “No, it was that God just wanted her to be polished a little more.” I remember at the time thinking, “If a woman that good needed that much polishing, what is ahead for me?”

If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the plan of salvation, we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up.10 And He always keeps His word.

I testify that God the Father lives and that His Beloved Son is our Redeemer. The Holy Ghost has confirmed truth in this conference and will again as you seek it, as you listen, and as you later study the messages of the Lord’s authorized servants, who are here. President Thomas S. Monson is the Lord’s prophet to the entire world. The Lord watches over you. God the Father lives. His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, is our Redeemer. His love is unfailing. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."


Friday, August 24, 2012

Foto Friday: Our Year in Photos


Month 8 Week 4: Details Summer Feet.

Well I totally forgot to take this shot :) But I do have THESE summer feet that I caught of mini golf :)

Our Year in Photos: Summer Feet

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Listography 85 & 86

List 85: If I could I would

1. Pay off all our debt today
2. Travel. Lots.
3. Buy land and start designing my dream home
4. Learn to speak French
5. Get a community center built in Raymond.
6. Buy a whole lot of new books for the library.
7. Wave a wand and have our basement fixed TODAY.
8. Take my mom on a trip somewhere fun.
9. Be better.

List 86: The Best Snacks:

1. Chocolate
2. Fresh Nectarines
3. Fresh peaches
4. Goat cheese, crackers & cranberries
5. Strawberry bread
6. Chocolate Chip cookies
7. Muffins. Like these or these
8. Fresh peas or carrots from the garden

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

10 on Tuesday: Vacation Edition

1. We rented this house which was in Canal Flats, BC. We were looking on the website VRBO for places to stay in BC and a friend was over and she said that we should rent from her friend who had a house there instead. And we did. If you are locking to rent it here is the listing. It was soooo good. Perfect for a family. And nice and quiet and close to lots of things.
Our place for the week
Bedtime stories
Playroom fun

2. My parents came to stay with us for a few nights which was great too. Even one night Regan and I went out for a date night since our wedding anniversary was over the holiday. We went to this restaurant and it was great!

3. We spent a lot of time swimming in one way or another. Even Oliver was into the pool. Although I am SURE it is because it was warm. He hates cold water. So does Eli. And so does my dad. So it was a win win for all of them :) Alden did a lot of this....
Fairmont Hot Springs

4. We had to stop off at the world's biggest truck of course!
World's Biggest Truck

5. On our last full day we went on a little adventure to find Whiteswan park, or more specifically the Lussier Hot Springs. They are natural hot springs and we thought that would be cool to see. So we google mapped it. And started following the map. It took us through a CRAZY off roading 40 minute drive through logging roads and across a do not enter bridge. Google maps steered us WAY wrong. But we did end up there. And on the way back we used the regular road that everyone else uses :)
Our adventure
Natural Hot Springs
His happy face?
Loving the hot springs.
Us relaxing

6. The ridiculous sleeping of Lucy is still going on. It seems funny (well not really funny... but I don't know what other word to use...) that finally Eli is sleeping relatively normal and now Lucy is the crazy one. One day I am going to sleep again.... right???
Lussier Hot Springs

7. One of the cool things of the house was the main floor bathroom. Eli sure loved it. Because it had an old fashioned tub with one of those shower heads you can hold. He had a lot of baths :)
Bathtime Buddies

8. One our first full day there we went to Fort Steele. My kids really loved that! I took so many pictures there that I'll do a whole post about it tomorrow!
Fort Steele Train Ride
The Whole Family

9. We had lots of hot dog roasts and s'mores.

10. This really was our first "family" vacation. And I think it was a success! A few other random shots that I loved....
Big Horn
Milky Face!
Great views hey?
Checking out the Big horn sheep
Learning to Crochet
Water finds
Beach Day
Outdoor fun
Columbia Lake
Mini Golf

Monday, August 20, 2012

15 on the 15th

Well we were gone for the whole last week on vacation in BC. (hence the no posts.) It was glorious and I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. But first here is my 15 from last week on the 15th.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

10 On Tuesday

For this week's 10 on Tuesday I thought I'd share 10 random pictures from lately that I love.

1. He loves to show people how old he is now.
He's 4

2. He did a basket ball camp.
BB camp

3. A prairie sunset.
Prairie Sunset

4. One of the views from my parents home.
Hometown Views

5. He is often smiley.
Smiley Man

6. The cousins had a sleepover at Grandma Davis'.
Cousin Sleepover

7. She learned to ride a two wheeler. (Although she can't turn corners and is still quite nervous.)
Learning to Ride a 2 Wheeler

8. Lately I've been trying a lot more meals with potatoes cooked in various ways. This was one yummy way.
Yummy Potatoes

9. He celebrated a birthday.
Happy 34th B-Day

10. See... there he is again smiling.
Always smiley