Monday, March 31, 2008

Busy Times

It is almost spring, and we are longing for warmer weather and anticipating our annual trip to the beach. We only have about 2 months of school left - YEAH!! End of school activities are picking up. This past weekend Hannah participated in the CHEO Showcase with is for homeschoolers ages 8 and up to participate in different categories and showcase their talents. Hannah performed in the piano category and entered her "Seasons" poem to be judged. She did very well. She received a "Well Done" in piano and "Excellent" on her poem. She did great for her first Showcase. It was just a long day.

This week will be busy with our trip to Athens with the girls. You can listen to Hannah and the other children's books 10:30-11:30 a.m. on AM radio on Wednesday. She is excited. Then hubby and I head out of town for a couple of days. I think it will be a nice break before things really kick into high gear, with things such as Global Focus, parties, recitals, and various other adventures.

Everyone have a good week. Stay dry!


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Our Little Writer

Congrats to Hannah!!! Her book she has written has won 2nd place in the 3rd grade category for the WOUB 2008 Reading Rainbow Young Writer's and Illustrators Contest. We get to go next week to Athens for the celebration. You can read the story here.

We are just proud parents!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


I serve a risen Saviour,
He's in the world today;
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy,
I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him
He's always near.
In all the world around me
I see His loving care,
And tho my heart grows weary
I never will despair;
I know that He is leading
Thro' all the stormy blast,
The day of His appearing
Will come at last.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs
To Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him,
The help of all who find,
None other is so loving,
So good and kind.
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and He talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives:
He lives within my heart.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday!

TGIF! Thank God it is Friday! This is so often used, but do we really thank Him for it? Should we thank Him for every day. Today is an important day for christians everywhere. Everyone celebrates it in different ways. Some just think it is day off work or school, but it is the day our Lord suffered for us. He took every sin we have or ever commited paid for it TODAY!!! When I think back to the movie "The Passion of the Christ" I am just humbled and sorrowed for what my Lord endured for me. Just to think he would do that for me a wretched sinner. We as humans do not deserve it, but thankfully He did it anyway. Be thankful you have another day.

If you are a first time visitor to my site and have no idea what I am talking about, or would like to know about my Lord click here or go to our church's website or contact my hubby. It is one decision that will change the rest of your life.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

BLIZZARD 08 - Pics Finally!!!

After a long day of shoveling the driveway and deck we ventured out to see if we could have church on Sunday. This is the way Main St. looked. We are at the corner of 33rd and Main.

This is the view out our front door. You can see the deep ruts in the snow. No one was getting out this early.

Remember the plants in the above picture. Here they are after the shoveling. Sorry Greg, I hope they will survive.

Here are Hannah and Emily standing next to the mail box on a snow bank. No, our mailbox is not that short, it is the snow bank that tall.

Hubby wanted everyone to know how deep the snow was he had been shoveling. Ask him how much the snowed weighed on the deck. It was ALOT of snow!!! I did help not just take pictures.

Thankfully in the afternoon the snowplow came and the entire street cheered them on. After they came thru it allow some good sledding on the street. We did have one snow bank we shoveled come up to my thigh. Did I say we had ALOT of snow?

what is up with google? i am trying to post pics, but it is not working. hopefully it will soon. has everyone dug themselves out? no cow racing but we did play carnival games. note to self - let hubby go first in a new game.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Gross Weather!!

For all you readers not in the midwest, our weather is really gross currently - level 2 snow emergency, bad roads and snow for 2 days with potential 17 inches - YUCK!! We were planning a family outing to a hockey game, but now staying in and watching the snow. Maybe we can strike up a game of Cow Racing on the Wii.

Anyway, I have been playing with some pictures on photoshop and wanting to see what ya'll think.