Sunday, April 30, 2006

Spring is Here!!!

Wow, we have been having the nicest weather! All week it's been sunny and hot up until today! Emily has been away at camp with her Sparks Unit (kind of like Brownies but smaller) all weekend. hmmmm....I wonder how she's doing. I pick her up today at 3 pm. It's been a nice break for me only to have Haley and Ally. Yesterday I took them to this HUGE garden center just off the Yellowhead. Everytime I pass it, I think I should go there- I've said this I'm sure for 3 years in a row. Well, Yesterday I finally did it! It was great! They had a rose house, with hundreds of varieties, and an annual house, and a perrenial house, and a watergarden house. It was amazing! There was a playground for the girls to play at when they were bored, and wagons and cars for them to ride around the grounds. They had so much fun, and so did I! Now that we have some money, it's so nice to be able to dream and plan things. So I'm having so much fun planning the garden-the way I want it! My aunt gave me some plants a couple of years ago- they are really nice, but I don't know what they are, if they are in the place where they should be(sunny spots, shady spots). So I'm going to buy some good garden soil(cuz what I have looks like crap), and start all over again. I also want to put in some vegetables in the back yard, and of course more flowers. I wish I lived closer to my nanny. She had the most beautiful garden! She grew all kinds of vegetables, and flowers-I'm sure that she could teach me so much. I'm thinking that I might take some pictures with my digital camera, and let her help me that way.
It was funny, because I went to the bulk garden section- where you can buy a truckload of garden soil, rocks of all shapes and sizes...etc. I was writing down the prices for the Rox Blox (kind of like Allan Block) and this man asks me if he can help me anything. I didn't look up from my notepad and just told him, "We're just.....(then I looked up and he was sooo handsome and I forgot what I was going to say-this has never happened to me before!!) ...... looking around. He turned to leave and then I remembered what I wanted to ask him about while I had him there (delivery charges!! Thank goodness I remembered!) It was just weird, because I've heard of stuff like that happenning to other people -like my mom and this Richard Gere look alike, she was gaga for weeks!- but I never thought it would happen to me. ANYWAYS......
On Friday, Brian brought out the kites, it was so windy and perfect for kiteflying! We bought some really nice ones for the girls. I think we're going to take them out again today. It's cool and windy, I'm sure it will be perfect conditions.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Welcome! I thought I would start my own blog, after seeing tanya and Bob's blog site. It was SO great! Rachael told me about it. We were talking on messenger about Tanya and she said, you can see how she's doing! So she sent me the link and the rest was history!!Life has been great here in Edmonton that last couple years! Brian is working at Sleep Country Canada-He LOVES it! And I've been staying at home with the girls, Haley (7), Emily (5) and Ally(allison) (4). We go to a GREAT church here in Edmonton- Church on 99. If you ever are in the area you HAVE to check it out! This is the BEST church that I have ever been to, and that INCLUDING Peter Youngren's church in Ontario! The reason is that EVERY time I go to church, There is something that comes STRAIGHT FROM GOD right to me. Every message! It's the coolest thing! (Maybe my heart is in a different place, more ready to hear than before, WHO KNOWS!!) We've been going for 3 1/2 years now and I've grown so much! Ever since we started going, I wanted to be on the worship team, but it just didn't work out.I tried so hard to make it work, but nothing that I could do could make it work. It was so hard for me, because I've always been involved in music. And I was used to the attention that you get when you're leading-every always says so much nice things to you, it's GREAT! Anyways, i had to come to grips that maybe, just maybe that it wasn't Gods timing. So I applied myself in other areas. They were starting a band for the children's church, so I started there. I lead praise and worship for the kids about once a month.Every year our church puts on a Christmas dinner theater, and i heard that they were having trouble finding volunteers. In fact, I was told that they needed some singers. So I phoned the lady, and told her that I could sing, and was willing to help. It worked out. It was so amazing to be on stage after not being for so long! I ran to the washroom after my first performance, just crying tears of joy and thanking God for letting me have another opportunity to sing again!! Pastor Dennis-who had never gone out of his way to talk to me before- said that "I had an amazing voice"(his words not mine!), and that they needed people for the worship team. I told him that I was committed to Kidzone right now, and he said that I would be better used in the main church.So that's how I got started. I've been singing on mics for a couple months now and loving it! Sorry for all the babble...It's just so exciting to know that you are in the place that God wants you to be. I have a quiet assurance that I don't have to feel insecure about my place in the worship team, because I didn't get there by myself, But GOD wants me there!I also started working at the church once a week- also an answer to prayer. I've always wanted to work there, and a couple weeks ago Pastor Lisa, the children's pastor, asked me if I would be willing to be her assistant. I said, OF COURSE!!! Our church is growing at such an alarming rate that they are needing to hire people. I'm only working temporary for a month, but i'm going to work so hard, that they will want to keep me on longer. I have lots of experience working in a church office, but no official schooling to show for it. I hope that I'll be able to show my talents and abilities.well.....blab...blab...blab I'm going to go...I feel like I've said too much already.