Friday, 29 April 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Eva Updates

I babysat on Monday...while I baked cupcakes and cooked a turkey dinner for the gang.

I haven't lost my touch. :)

Eva has 1.2 teeth. And she was happy to show them to me.

She likes yams. A lot!
"stop with the camera grandma and fill the spoon!"

 Just as an aside, Tanis saw a picture of a lady holding a camera in a book and exclaimed "Ahma!!" (translated: Grandma)

 She looks 
absolutely adorable 
in the dress 
we brought her 
from Los Cabos!!

Okay, she looks absolutely adorable in anything.

I mean look at those big brown eyes and those beautiful lips and those incredibly squeezable cheeks!

Not to mention the very stylish hairdo.

Just pure cuteness!

And if that isn't cute enough, add the sunglasses and hat.

Grandpa and I just had too much fun 
shopping one afternoon in Victoria.
She would rather look at Daddy then a black camera with no one behind it.

Missing my Dad....
Finding great joy in my grandbabies.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

My Dad

February 13th 1925 ~ April 14th 2011
A very special man. A very special father.

Just a Thought in the Midst of Mania

"It's God's problem, not mine, to orchestrate the universe and make it all pan out. ....Am I fearful? Fear is a focus on phantoms of the theoretical future. But the future is God's, not mine; mine is only the present moment. I am fearful because I'm thinking I have to live the rest of my life. But I don't. I only have to live the next five minutes. To me belongs obedience; to Him belongs outcomes. "    AndrĂ©e Seu  World Magazine

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Natural Debtors Forgiven

We are all by nature debtors. We owe to our holy Maker ten thousand talents, and are not able to pay. We cannot atone for our own transgressions, for we are weak and frail, and only adding to our debts every day. But, blessed be God! what we could not do, Christ came into the world to do for us. What we could not pay, He undertook to pay for us. To pay it He died for us upon the cross. “He offered himself to God” (Heb. 9:14). “He suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18). Never let us forget this!

~ J.C. Ryle

Friday, 22 April 2011

The Death of the Cross

What was a crucifixion? Let us try to realize it, and understand its misery. The person crucified was laid on his back on a piece of timber, with a cross-piece nailed to it near one end – or on the trunk of a tree with branching arms, which answered the same purpose. His hands were spread out on the cross-piece, and nails driven through each of them, fastening them to the wood. His feet in like manner were nailed to the upright part of the cross. And then, the body having been securely fastened, the cross was raised up, and fixed firmly in the ground. And there hung the unhappy sufferer until pain and exhaustion brought him to his end – not dying suddenly, for no vital part of him was injured – but enduring the most excruciating agony from his hands and feet, and unable to move.

Such was the death of the cross. Such was the death that Jesus died for us! For six long hours He hung there before a gazing crowd, naked, and bleeding from head to foot – His head pierced with thorns – His back lacerated with scourging – His hands and feet torn with nails – and mocked and reviled by His cruel enemies to the very last.

Let us meditate frequently on these things. Let us often read over the story of Christ’s cross and passion. Let us remember, not least, that all these horrible sufferings were born without a murmur. No word of impatience crossed our Lord’s lips. In His death, no less than in His life, He was perfect. To the very last, Satan found nothing in Him. (John 14:30.)
~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Catching up.

For those of you who don't follow my 365 blog, I am in Victoria with family. My father died last Thursday and we are gathered here to help Mom. So a few photos from the last couple of days. When not gathering at Mom and Dad's we take long walks, we talk, we reminisce, we laugh a little and we keep busy. I take photos - which I find very therapeutic. I also find my sweet granddaughter very therapeutic too!

 Tanis keeps smiles on our faces.
 Flowers - appreciating them all right now - love the ladybug!
 A walk in the harbour to see the first cruise ship of the season  - a Japanese cruise ship. Tell me how does this boat stay upright?
 Morning sunrise on Victoria harbour and a pelican ignoring me. Can you find him?
 A new take on row housing. I am not sure I could handle living on the ocean.
Tanis - taking learning seriously! She counts to ten in English and Mandarin, knows her colours, can identify her alphabets (capitol letters) and strings three words together accurately. She is 19 months old! Here she sits with grandpa learning the sounds of different birds. Ummm..... reminds me a LOT of her father at this age.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Eva is 20 pounds

Eva and Dr Malan - the sweetest doc ever, I might add.

New Look

Still a work in progress and sorry Laur but refresh will not take me back - I even saved the HTML code for the old look - which was old blogger but it was not saved with a lot of adjustments. And I need something new. Just because! It's apring and it has been a long winter. :)

So between flying in the door and getting some photo orders together, throwing the chicken in the oven, pouring a glass of wine and tidying up the Fam room for Bible Study tonight.... I came up with this.

And one day when I have four or five hours I will come up with something different. or hire someone. :)

BTW - Sherpa took that photo of me. :)

Oh and stay tuned - I had 6 hours with EVA today and got some really adorable photos of her ('are there any other kind' says Grandma) which I will post after the gang leaves tonight.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

So What do you think?

Okay - I played on the blog a little tonight.
So honestly - your thoughts??
Sweetheart says go back the way it was.... but I am not sure how to get there.
What do you think.

And some photos because Eva came over today, had a bath and played on my bed in the afternoon sun - love it!

Saturday, 2 April 2011


Hang in there - in the midst of sprucing the blog up  and dang if Blogger didn't create a mess and I forget how to mess with the HTML to get it the way I want.......

... it's kind of a mess!!!

And what is super frustrating is that Firefox will not allow me to edit my Blog. I have to switch to Safari. Silly! 


I have been very very busy lately. Last night I was up until 2 am doing my favorite thing - editing photos.

This is Olivia. I was sure I had posted this already but I guess I hadn't.