What a beautiful weekend we have had here in Maine. Finally the snow is melting and we were able to get outside and enjoy our yard without tons of clothing on. Yesterday we picked up in the yard so that today we could play in it. This afternoon we spent some time as a family out fishing, or at least trying to fish. The only thing Ian and I caught were trees. It was the funniest thing. Ian's first cast he landed himself a hug oak tree. I think we sacrificed more worms than anything. The kids giggled and ran around which was fun. We took some sandwiches and had a picnic which was great too. We had to promise the kids another fishing trip next weekend to get them back in the car. I think we will be fishing our summer away, if the kids have anything to say about it.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Back in March, Anna and I took my mother-in-law Sue to see the Smuckers Stars on Ice Show in Portland. It was a fun time for us girls to just go away and spend some special time together. We don't get to do that much right now as I am in school and working full time. However, this special weekend was tons of fun. So its not the best picture, but it sure was a fun time. We left early cause it was late and Anna was sleepy, but well worth our time. The skating was amazing. I am hoping to go next year. The three women we sat next too have been going for years. The mother said that "Santa" has been bringing her now adult girls the tickets since they were young. We couldn't see the faces very good, but it was our first time so it is definately something to learn from. We will get better seats next year that way we can actually see expressions.
So, once again it isn't Thursday, but being thankful is an everyday thing anyway! Thank Goodness.
Sometimes I wonder why God has given me the family he has given me. I have two beautiful children that are pretty healthy (when they don't have the seasonal sinus thing going on). I have a husband that believes in the same Lord and Saviour I do. I have parents and in-laws who support me in whatever I find myself getting into next (for example my CNA class). Which brings me to the reason I am thankful.
In my CNA class there are 11 of us. Eleven diffrent women who come from very diffrent backgrounds. Praise the Lord for my upbringing. I am thankful for my salvation and the parents who were faithful about taking me to church and willing to help me learn about the Lord at a young age. I am thankful that my parents allowed me to go to Word of Life Bible insitute and have the experences there that I had. The ones that pretty much have made me who I am today.
I am Thankful for the Lord who is faithful to me.
I am Thankful for my kids who keep me laughing daily.
I am Thankful for my parents and in-laws who do continually support me.
And I am thankful for my friends who continue to encourage me in my faith.
So, Anna is now 5 years old. She is getting so big. I can't believe its been 5 years since she was born. Anyway, her birthday was Easter Sunday so we celebrated her birthday at school on the 10th with her "friends". I can't tell you any of their names other than Kaylee and Ashley, but they are all her "friends". She is so cute about it. She always has "homework" to do and wants her brother to leave her alone. Too funny. Well, enjoy the pictures.
Friday, April 6, 2007
So, we were almost actually feeling like Spring up here in the North Land of Maine. I went to bed on Wednesday night and woke up on Thursday with 15 Inches of snow. Ugh! So, I thought I would share it with you. If I have to suffer, you can at least see it! Wouldn't you all love to come and visit me in the Icy North.