Friday, November 25, 2011

A Sneak Peak..

We took Christmas pictures today. I will post them later.
But, for now, here is my favorite!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So many reasons to be thankful.....

As I sit here writing this, I am amazed at how many blessings God has given me. He has given me: A family, a house, food, water, clothes, shoes, friends, church, dogs, musical instruments.... I have so many reasons to be thankful!

It is amazing to think that people take these things for granted, me included. I don't think about how blessed I am to have a family. There are so many orphans out there that don't have anybody. No one to love them, take care of them, hug and kiss them- they literally have NOTHING. There are people in the world today that cannot even afford to have a Thanksgiving meal. But, there are some that still give thanks to God, no matter what they have. I am inspired by these men and women.

So, today, I am trying to think of how blessed I am, how God has provided for us, and most importantly how He died on the cross for us. That is something to be truly thankful for

In Christ,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


For church on Sunday, I tried a new hairstyle. First, I got it wet and scrunched it. Then I pulled it into a ponytail. After that, I pulled all of my hair in the pony straight into the air. I then rolled it into a ball, and pinned it!! Here is a picture!(:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Flip Flops!

I am so lucky to be wearing flip flops in November! Right now it's about 77F outside- not winter weather!! I do wish it was in the 50's, but then again, flip flops is pretty nice(;

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Canada Part 1!

Hi Everyone!

Here are the promised pictures of Canada this year. I will be doing a Part Two soon, so keep a lookout!

In the Airplane

The beautiful fall weather in Minneapolis


Reading "Joyfully At Home"

The gorgeous Canadian Prairie

Emma ice skating!

Me ice skating!

My talented sister, Mary

The pretty, pretty sunrise

My precious little boy, Ripley

Mother and Daughter bonding!(:

Out scouting

My Fella smiling for the camera

The little town that we stayed in

Me-Emma was in this pic, but it cut her off...?

Now the Farmhouse Tour!(:- the living room

The Kitchen

More to come!

In Christ,


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Story Contest

I am entering in the Vision Forum Story Contest this year! There is a $1000 reward for the winner! I finished my story today, and am going to send it in soon. It has to be based on the one of the covers of the magazine for 2012, themed "Women and Children First!".

I am very excited about this contest, and will post my story soon.

In Christ,

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm Home!!!

I am overjoyed at being back home. Even though I already miss our good friends in Canada, I have missed being at our nice, comfy house.

Yesterday went very well. We had to be at the airport at 8:00, but security didn't open until about 9:30, so we had a good hour and a half of nothing(: We were also late leaving on the flight from Winnipeg to Minneapolis by about 45 minutes, but thankfully we made all of our flights.

I am going to do a post with tons of pictures ( I took about 300!!!) soon.

In Christ,

Friday, November 11, 2011

Leaving Our Second Home

Tomorrow we are leaving Canada. I'm really sad. We are staying at a hotel right now, and flying out tomorrow morning. I hated saying goodbye to all of our friends, and, yes, I did cry! But, I am excited about going home to see my Dad. He drove back home, and will be picking us up at the airport tomorrow. I took lots of pictures, and will do a long post soon.

In Christ,