Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Happy Halloween

and CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow...

...also known as my son Harold. He won first prize at the company
Halloween costume party at lunch today!
don't eat too many candies now...

Monday, 29 October 2007

More Pumpkin pictures

Mrs Wizzle wins the prize...not sure what it is you win! I got three comments within 20 minutes of posting! SEE I knew you guys were out there!! Okay so they all came from the same person...cheater!!! I think Mr plumber and his wife is a great as promised....more pictures and some ideas for all you pumpkin carvers... (read the next post first if you want to make sense of all this)

and the one I laughed the hardest at...although I am not sure why?????
Okay - eight comments and I will post one last pumpkin picture. No cheating! :) Okay a little bit of cheating...

Pumpkin Fun


I had decided I was not going to post again until some of you get with it and do some posting and leave some comments....where is everyone? Are Angie and Laura the only ones out there on their computers????
But....well...this is toooo funny to leave. So here is another post! But read all my other posts and leave a comment will ya? My hits have never been I know you are out there..but hey we all thrive on our comments, right? LOL
Okay here is......
If I get 3 comments I will post a few more pressure...

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Military pages

These layouts are posted for Joanne a mother and wife in Edmonton whose husband will soon be going on tour in Afghanistan. I am looking forward to Joanne getting her blog up and running with pages of her husbands experience overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces. Buy the best digital camera you can for him Joanne and have him send those photos home regularily!

Mark's journalling reads....

Before I came to Pakistan I thought that I would leave here having an extremely rewarding experience. As time wore on I began to think more and more that the rewarding experience would escape me. I would do my shift, eat then sleep. As the weeks went on, days would blur, every day being the same as the last except the noticeable difference in sunlight and temperature, escaping camp a few times to go for a brief walk through the small town.

My big opportunity finally came for that experience that I wanted so much. I was asked if I would like to join one of the mobile medical teams going up into the mountains. Of course my heart leapt for the idea and I said, “Yah sure, that would be great.” trying not to act too excited. This was my big opportunity! The night before I made sure all my kit was ready to go; preparing as if for a grand adventure. And it was!

The next morning brought some small delays, but none of that dulled my enthusiasm, which I did not hide as well as I would have liked. We made it to the airfield by 10 am and within 15 min we were flying high over Garhi Dupatta. We were dropped at a village called Toki Shekhan. After the initial welcoming crowd had dispersed, there was a peaceful quiet, one without generators, horns and traffic. Within an hour we had selected a set up spot for our mobile clinic and began seeing people from the local area. I began that morning doing triage of sorts, getting the names, ages, and complaints of the people coming, and moving the serious cases to the beginning of the line. The local ‘mayor’ was of tremendous help in this regard. He knew every person there by name.

We were also accompanied by our Pakistani soldier for security. Private Sultan had previously fought in the Kashmir region against India. The gun he is carrying is an MP5, 9mm.

I will try to get to Marks album and scan a few more pages as soon as I can. You know, one day Lord willing, Mark's children will read this and look at these pictures.
THIS is why we scrapbook!

Thursday, 25 October 2007

How many women with MENOPAUSE does it take to change a light bulb?

I am soooo tired, coming down with a cold...or something...and I have to go to bed. But first I thought we could all use a little levity in our lives! So this is for all of you tonight!

Q: How many women with MENOPAUSE does it take to change a light bulb?

Woman's Answer:
One! ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb! They don't even know that the bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it out. And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER THE LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO ONE EVER PICKS UP OR CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE A FOOT DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS PLACE! AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON WHO CHANGES THE TOILET PAPER ROLL !!

I'm sorry. What was the question?

Monday, 22 October 2007

Autumn Elizabeth Lee

There has been so much sorrow these past few days, and yet Autumn Manz has caused so many to love the Lord even more, to trust Him more and to know that He is good and perfect and His ways are perfect. How can so much joy and love come from such a great and tragic loss? Read below our pastors message to us this morning. I hope it encourages you and I pray all who read this will know the hope, joy and peace of Christ that this world can never offer.

We have all been impacted by Autumn Manz’s brief life of 9 months. If you have not already, I would encourage you to read Kendall’s blog . Kurt and Kendall have become living epistles of faith in the God who has loved us, and who Himself suffered to the uttermost for us. Through them, we are being exhorted to walk by faith and not by sight. In them, we read that the Lord’s loving kindness is better than life. In them, we read of a Lord who is worth trusting, though He leads us through dark valleys. In them, we read of the hope that is ours in Jesus Christ that goes far beyond a vaporous life in this sin-cursed time – a hope that extends to a restoration of things in the new heavens and the new earth, where all the wrongs are righted – where the light affliction which was but for a moment has become for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory – where joy will abound to heights that could never have been known had it not been for the circumstances of pain and suffering in the now.

“ For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” Phil. 1:29

In the love of Christ,

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Please Pray

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

Our dear friends and brother and sister in Christ, Kurt and Kendall lost their full term baby on Friday. I feel such great sorrow for their loss of this precious child. I praise Him that Kurt and Kendall know the true source of comfort found only in the redeeming work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." Lam 3:21-23

Please pray for Kurt and Kendall and their family in the coming weeks.

Love in Him,

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Nick Vujicic

We whine, complain and pout about silly and frivolous things when all He wants is a pure and righteous heart. Check out this testimony of Nick Vujicic a young man born without any arms or legs.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Beautiful new paper and Prima Fancies

On Friday, several designs of embossed glittery paper arrived at Just Scrap It! from Best Creation Inc. It is so beautiful! Primo flowers also came out with some new glittery flowers - Prima Fancies - very unique.

I bought both and was able to put these layouts together in no time. You can't really see the embossing and glitter on these scans - but they really add depth and beauty to the page. Very classy and so fast and easy.

I also added a clock to this page after I scanned it. :)

Thanks for looking.


The Decisive Moment

Photography is about getting all the settings right, at the right time and the rights place. You know - capturing those split second moments that happen. Famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson referred to this as..."The Decisive Moment". This is for all you photographers out there. Take a look at some of these photos. None of them are mine BTW...

and my favorite......

Enjoy the day, Carpe Diem!
..and keep that camera at your side!!


Friday, 12 October 2007

Family Picture

David and I flew to Victoria on Sept to attend my parents 60th wedding anniversary. All my siblings made the trip and their spouses (except one). We had a grand time and David and I had a wonderful get-away (again). It was also wonderful to spend time with Paul and Allie while we were there. They took us to a great place for diner Fifth Ave Grill.

We sure do love getting away together. Stayed at a fantastic B&B on the golf course and walked the 4 miles around it every day. Had some fun meals out for Sushi (our favourite) and gelato ice cream. mmmm Here is a page with my family.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Sit Down and Think...

when you are angry with someone
it helps to sit down
and think about the problem...

Have a great day!


Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Gingerbread house

Finally finished up this page this weekend after three weeks of having no time to get to it! It is a busy and "messy" page but that's okay because making a gingerbread with 16 bags of candies, sticky icing, slabs of gingerbread and four kids is a busy and messy proposition. Nevertheless it is a fun yearly tradition at our house and since 1997 when Allison and I studied Anne of Green Gables all year, the gingerbread house has been a replica of Anne's house. Christmas is such a sweet time of year.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 6 October 2007

Night sky

The other night on my way to Choir I had to go back for my camera - the skies were so beautiful. And when I got home from choir I grabbed it again - the moon was spectacular.

Isn't His Creation awesome?

Thanks for looking,


Gonna Be a Bear

In this life I am a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.
When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business, You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.

Yup! Gonna be a bear!