Saturday, December 30, 2006

2007...just around the corner :D

i'm so excited for 2007...
in thee oh Lord do i hope!

May you be blessed these last two days of 2006!
May 2007 be a year of hope for you....refecting on the
joy that our Creator brings!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

i'll stand

with arms high and heart abandoned
in awe of the one who gave it all.

i'll stand
my soul, Lord, to you surrendered
all i am is yours.

i've been so enjoying our new Michael W. Smith CD, "stand"...
truly amazing :D

i have been thinking about 2007 a dd and i have decided it would
be our year of "hope"...2006 was "joy"!
my dd - Breanne - who is in the above layout i made early in 2006,
is such a joy to me...a true helper....thank you Breanne....i love you TONS!

Friday, December 22, 2006

blessings to you!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish you a very happy holiday!
My parents are here and my inlaws arrive tomorrow :)
My most favorite part of the season is family time...
but i so enjoy sitting at night...when all is quiet and think about
my Jesus! How every year He becomes more and more to me.
How He comforts me, and loves me, and most of all forgives me.
Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
sake hath forgiven you. Eph. 4:32

Thursday, December 21, 2006

our gift

i love reading the plaque on the bench at the park.
"God's gift to us is we live our life is
our gift to Him." So beauiful!

Just says it all.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

our hope...

is built on nothing less than Jesus'
blood and righteousness.

really enjoying the word "hope"
in the Noah Websters 1828 it is defined as
to cherish a desire of good, with expectation
of obtaining it; As hope founded on God's
gracious promises.

i love this scripture from
Hebrews 6:17-20
When God wanted to guarantee his promises,
he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee.
God can't break his word.
And because his word cannot change,
the promise is likewise unchangeable.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to
grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.
It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances
right to the very presence of God where Jesus,
running on ahead of us,
has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us,
in the order of Melchizedek.
May the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

11 years ago

i feel as if God has given me an *extra* year this day!
i feel blessed, very blessed.
since December 17, 1995 i have
become a mom two more times
became an Aunty
met many new friends...

but most of all
i have come to know my Saviour,
The Light of the World...
Our Lord Christ Jesus
who is my all in all.

I praise God for this wonderful life!
journaling from above layout...
Seeing this picture of Dr. Sutherland immediately takes me back to December, 2005. A time of excruciating headaches. There can be miracles. The surgery was a success then the trials of learning the little details began - like holding my seven month old baby girl. I was crushed *why was this happening to me? It is now a little over 10 years since my brain tumor was removed. I love to hear my Dad quote this conversation..."what are you going to do to her?" He asked in desparation. A very calm doctor replied, "I'm going to save her life!" It is such a miracle for me to hear...because four years later Jesus saved my soul! There were no guarantees that lonely December ~ but i know that someone prayed to God for the first time...someone stayed close by my side...someone believed they were going to save my life. There can be miracles...if you believe. *God answered my question...
"So I can show you how beautiful life can be."

Thursday, December 14, 2006

...His love

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that
He gave up His only begotten Son,
so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on)
Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
"I've never quit loving you and never will
Expect love, love, and more love!"
God's love is incredibly amazing :D
I'm going to have a "sleepover" with my girls
at Nan's house today and then I get to look
after "my" Jaxson :lol: for the weekend!
May you see God's amazing love and have a safe and
happy weekend...God Bless!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

a little child....

Yesterday i was starting to feel my anxiety rising....
our visitors are coming next week and for some reason
i thought we should start cleaning!
My youngest, Emma (7), was told to tidy
her clothing drawers. i went to inspect when she
said she was "done" and clearly it was the job of seven year old.
Instead of recognizing this...i got angry with her.
i fixed it for her, then went on my way.
i never apologized.
That night i was reading and God brought it
to my attention. i cried out to was 10:30 at night
and i so wanted to say sorry! i quietly snuck into
her room and Praise God she was awake!
i got to hold her and say sorry.

Then i was thinking of awesome of a Father God is.
He never gets mad at us.
He extends His grace over and over.

love this scripture from Isaiah:
He will not judge what He sees with His eyes,
or decides by what He hears with His ears;
but with righeousness He will judge to needy,
with justice He will give decisions for the poor of the earth.

May God bless you today...may you see His Grace that Overflows.

Monday, December 11, 2006

be joyous!

This past weekend on Caroline's blog
she asked "what fills us with joy!"
i responded...
"when i wake up in the morning and hear the pitter patter
of my children's footsteps that is joy...
and knowing that all of have comes from the Creator...such joy!"
Just after i typed that....i heard CRASH!
i just had a feeling that it was one of my favorite
snow flake mugs! Sure enough it was...immediatley my mind
goes back "joy....pitter patter...Creator".
Right away Andrew says
how sorry he was...such my sweet boy!
i felt like God was testing me....could i still be joyous?
Only with God's help, i was :D
i love the verse on my scripture art....
you think how could Jesus be joyous on the cross?
because He was dying for the
sins of the world....AMEN!

God be with you this week...may He fill you with joy!

Friday, December 8, 2006

good cheer

But straightway Jesus spake
unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer it is I;
be not afraid.

Thursday, December 7, 2006


I am under vows to you, O God;
I will present my thank offering to you.
For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling.
That I may walk before God
in the light of life.
Psalm 56:12 and13

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

...treasures of snow

these layout are in the
Winter issue of
when i first saw the
magazine at our little
post office.
i had to peek :)

when i saw that "delight" is on a page all by itself...
and it almost takes up the entire page...
i had a little tear of delight...
because the last line of the layout says
"(delight) in the Lord and He shall
give you the desires of your heart."

Praise God!

"hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?"
Job 38:22

Monday, December 4, 2006 fun!

This weekend was just so fun!
Looked after Jaxson all weekend...
i love taking him to church!
The children loved taking him
sledding while i was doing
make n' takes at Memories and More .
There is a picture of him sitting
in the snow, it looks like he is in a
snow bumbo! too cute :)
We took him to a sing at the nursing home
and the people just loved him!
He was kissed many, many times...
one man started crying!
We will for sure take him again :)

i used a couple of CK fonts that i designed
on the above two layouts....that was really cool!

Received my Maya Road rak!
I can't make a real
i made a bead pie :)
doesn't the rick rack really look like pie crust!

So excited to start this week...
i've got to make a baking list!
i love my winter baking!

Have a very blessed week ahead, take care!

Friday, December 1, 2006

merry and bright

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
For those who lived in a land of deep shadows - light!
Sunbursts of light! You repopulated the nation, You expanded it's joy.
Oh they're so glad in your presence!
Festival joy! The joy of great celebration,
sharing rich gifts and warm greetings!
i love this scripture from just fits the layout perfectly.
i believe for every scrapbook page there is
scripture to match...God is wonderful :)
may God bless you with a warm weekend filled with TONS of love!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

abounding blessings

just wanted to share this card!
i'm just so won third place in
a fall card contest....
make sure you check it out, they
are having a winter card contest :)

have a great evening and i'll
*see* you tomorrow...
God bless :)
i've been enjoying these scriptures
from Isaiah...

This is the LORD; we have waited for Him,
we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee;
because he trusteth in thee.
such beautiful words :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

grace and truth...

and if by grace, then it is no more of works.

i've so been enjoying
grace and truth
and wanted to make
something to put on the wall! i made a 16 X 20 using
my new favorite Basic Grey papers
from their fruitcake collection.

i LOVE the definiation of "grace" from the
1828 Noah Webster dictionary:
"the free unmerited love and favor
of God, the spring and source
of all the benefits received from Him."

glory full of grace and truth

Monday, November 27, 2006


Being that it was "American Thanksgiving"
i was feeling very "thankful"
and made thank you cards!

I was very thankful that
on Saturday Jaxson spent the night
by himself....
i so forgot how much work
the babies are :) but it was
tons of fun!

It was our *test* run as my sister
and her dh are going away next weekend...
then i get to look after him again...
for two sleeps!

have a wonderful day :)

Friday, November 24, 2006


this layout was in the fall issue of
Canadian Scrapbooker
the little cards on the front
open up to reveal what pictures i *wish* i had.
~Those animal pictures i always seem to miss. Tailor (rabbit) sleeping on his back and the way Sheriff cocks his little puppy head. That great blue haron that flies over our house almost daily...just never ready!

~My Saviour, my Lord Jesus Christ!

~When I told the children that they were going to have a cousin...the batteries ran out just as i was about to take your picture!

~the wonderful facial expressions of Dada reading and telling stories :)

~Grandad holding his great-grand babies.

~...your eyes...the way they looked at me on the day we met and only God knew that we would be married 2 1/2 years later!

~a picture of Dada when i told him i was pregnant...and the expression on his face when he saw his babies! were too quiet! You were almost two and you decided to sprinkle glitter over my entire bedroom...i asked "what are you doing?" you replied "making your bedroom pretty!"

~those times that butterflies land on you!

~Breanne's first hold of her long awaited for baby sister Emma!


~"faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe" St. picture i will never have is one of the expression on my face when i look into the most wonderful and beautiful face of my saviour, the one who died for my sins, when i fall at His feet and praise Him forever more. That sweet and blessed day when nothing else will matter.

may God bless you with a wonderful weekend...see you Monday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

...dancing hearts

this makes my heart sing
with joy! It has always been
my prayer to have children
who "get along" with each
other...but when i hear you
call each other "friends" it is
music to my ears...make my
heart dance...Praise God!
i took this picture at the Gelatly Nut Farm
on the day it first started to snow.
November 2, 2006
i love the first snow when the children
try and fit into their last year winter clothes...
of course no boots fit so they were wearing runners...
i love winter, so fun :)

Monday, November 20, 2006

..because He lives

i made this little tiny mini book
out of a Maya Road container!
we sang hymns at the nursing home
yesterday and i just love this one...

Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

A big AMEN to those wonderful words!

Hope you have an amazing day
filled with God's wonderful grace :)

Friday, November 17, 2006

happy day...

i just finished cleaning the house :)

my parents, sister, and Jaxson
are coming for a sleepover :)

i'm going shopping, but first
a stop for a Gingerbread Latte :)

and...i'm trying to blog every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
and so far so good!

the little book is for a contest
at Shauna's Shabby Shoppe
soon so be Sarah's Shabby Shoppe:)!

Have a blessed weekend!

"My soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation."

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


i love this photo.
thank you Vanessa :)
it just says so much,
everyone sees something different.
my dh saw
"an ever yearning why?"
~~it thrusts forth its branches
as far as the sea, and unto the river
it shoots. wherefore 'hast thou broken
down its fences so that all who pass along
the way pluck its fruit?~~

i saw that God has a work to
complete in me and my task is to testify
to the gospel (or good news!) of God's
[amazing] grace :)


have a very blessed day!

Monday, November 13, 2006

little creatures...

"oh Lord, the earth is full of your creatures..."

i made some *pet pages* this weekend.
i wasn't planning on making the
rabbit is hard to make a page
about a mean rabbit who bites me
and attacks everyone in our house...
except for Breanne!

So the "tailor" page is for Breanne :)

I just love the picture of Sheriff...he is so fun!

Friday, November 10, 2006


these pages are from
the mini-book i made for my
Maya Road dt entry...
i didn't make it to the next round...
but i sure loved making my book!

it is titled "today"
and it is a reminder for me
of what i need to do

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

more joy!

i've never *altered* a canvas before
so i thought i would give it a try!

Our weather has been sooooo
beautiful...i feel like using
spring colours! It is amazing how
colour can make us feel :)
I tried to take several pictures
of the canvas but they all
seemed "funny" favorite
is the one with little Emma holding it:)

i used felt and beads to make the flowers
and Maya Road chipboard petals
to make the butterfly!

and this felt flower is eagarly awaiting her
thank you!

Tuesday, November 7, 2006


had a happy weekend...

number one:
Jaxson is out of the of hospital!

number two:
after church on Sunday
we went to a nursing home
and sang hymns...
it was THE BEST!
i've never wanted to go
before (i'm not sure why!)
but now
i don't want to miss one!

number three:
my garage is CLEAN!
(a miracle in itself :)


i was so sick yesterday...
but i'm almost better today!

may your day be joyfilled!

Friday, November 3, 2006

Jesus loves me...

the above page is a
scraplift of
Nisa Fiin from the
November CK page 234...
it is for a challenge!

Jaxson update...
i got to go and see him
yesterday, wasn't sure if
i'd make it due to the snow!

it was my prayer on the way
to see him that he would
talk to me...we have a special
"haaaabooooo" talk!

unfortunatley...he was not a
happy boy...very drowsy from
the morphine. i was just going
to leave and he looked at me and said
i was so excited i didn't want to leave.
we talked for while then he got a little
upset...his heart rate skyrocketed.

my sister said that singing calms him.
my mom stated singing
twinkle, twinkle, little star...
he still was upset, my sister said,
"no, he likes Jesus Loves Me".
so my mom, sister, and i sang...

"Jesus loves me this i know,
for the bible tells me so,
little ones to Him belong,
they are weak but he is strong"

and you know what...
he calmed right down
and fell asleep.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

best friends...

i so love it when
Andrew calls Jaxson
his best friend.
love comes in all sizes.

Jaxson's surgery went well.
The doctor was able
to fix his lip, nose and gums!
Praise God :)

The poor little guy
is in ALOT of
please continue to pray
for him. I'm going to visit
him later today.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006


i made this from a Maya Road
flower chipboard coaster
that was left over from
a book the children made
for their Nan!
i put a magnet on the back to put
on the fridge...i need a
constant reminder to
wait on the Lord!
My nephew Jaxson,
who has completely
captured my heart, is
having his first surgery on
his cleft lip today...exciting
and nervous at the same
time. He is almost
5 months keep him
in your prayers today...
thank you, very much.
have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


of paper! i did this layout
for a challenge! and i loved it...
i loved that paper could
evoke such emotion!
Emma ~ you little picked
out this paper for me so long ago and i
feel so bad that i haven't used it ~ until
today! Everytime i'm looking through my
paper i see this and it brings a smile to my always can bring a smile to my is a constant procession of joy & laughter
with you! What a gift from God. You truly
bring a gift of laughter to our home.
Thank you sweet baby girl! i love this
"You never saw Him, yet you
love Him. You don't see Him,
yet you trust Him...with
laughter & singing!"

Monday, October 30, 2006

...a promise

nothing can separate
you from my love.
(can also been seen here :) so excited)
have a blessed day,
i'm off to visit my Nan
for the day :)

Thursday, October 26, 2006


i went to visit my Nan.
she has been diagnosed with an
aortic aneurysm.
the Doctors say she has less than
a year to live.
you immediatley think
"i really should
live each day like it
were my last."
then i thought, no, that would be
so selfish. we would only
do what i wanted to do!
so instead i need to
"love like there's
no tomorrow".
then they'll remember the

i made it through the
entire visit without
a tear, until it was
time to say good-bye.
i even made it though
one good-bye.
then i went back for
one more.
i look her in the eyes and said...
"God bless you, Nan".
as soon as i brought God into
our good-bye, i brought
in true love.
"God is love".
she held me
through my tears.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

so easily sidetracked...

i'm supposed to be
packing the van, but
this news:
has got my
mind thinking...
and not about

i'm off...

on a little road trip...
my Nan is in the hospital
so we are going to
take her some love!
take care,
God Bless You...
see you Monday!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

angel footprints

I am sending an angel
ahead of you, to guard
you along the way.
I was so taken back by the
beautiful clouds on my morning walk
that I had to take some pictures.
I thought the page could be called
"my heavenly"
...when Andrew saw the pictures
he said, "Dada said those are
angel footprints"!
So angel footprints it is!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

be bright

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar,
Brighten the corner where you are.
Ina D. Ogden