Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another interview

Hubby had another interview today. He says it went well....they showed him around, talked about the position, talked benefits and salary a little, met with several people, and will get a call back with a decision. I don't know what God has in store, but we just wait and pray for His will!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The many faces of my boy

Trying to take pictures of a 2 year old is tough! I just want one good smile :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our trip 3

First off, hubby doesn't think anything will become of this job offer. It sounds like they have interviewed other people for the position that meet more of the job skills necessary. So we just wait to see what God has in store :)
As for the rest of our trip, we spent time catching up with family and friends. We had a nice visit with the kids great aunt (my Aunt L!) and then we were off to see their great-grandparents for an afternoon. Hubby always enjoys going down and walking my grandparents property. He thinks it is so gorgeous and prays one day to have a similar set up such as that! We were able to get some 4 generation photos and it was wonderful seeing my grandparents play with their newest great grandchild. Great grandpa used to work for the railroad and the kids like looking at all his trains! Several years back he even made a life size train and track in his backyard which I enjoyed a couple times growing up :)
We also met with friends which have children the same age as ours. It is so funny watching the kids interact with each other. They also gave us bags of clothes filled with coats, shoes, summer and winter clothing! We don't have to worry about his wardrobe for the next year or so! I have never seen a boy get so excited about new clothes before....especially the spider shirts. Thank you guys :) and praise the Lord! Here is a picture my friend took of the kids. We then finished off our visit with a surprise birthday celebration for moi a few weeks early....what a yummy cake!! It was such an enjoyable trip and short lived but greatly needed.

A few more pics of our trip....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our trip 2

The next day the kids along with Daddy, Grandpa and their cousin, went to the Sugar Bush to see how maple syrup was made. Some fun facts for you: did you know that maple syrup is a low glycemic food and that 2 tbsp of maple syrup has the same antioxidants as 2 tbsp of broccoli? Cool huh! Here are some pics of their field trip and some of the kids taken during our visit. More about our trip tomorrow!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our trip

First I want to give a prayer request. Tomorrow hubby goes for a sort-of job interview. He's been on his own for almost a year now and things are really slowing down. A little too much!!! A co-worker he used to work with was talking to a company which is looking for someone with alot of hubby's skills. Hubby will go meet with them tomorrow and talk about the position. Although he enjoys working from home, we live month to month wondering if the bills will be paid....which is a little stressful :) God has been so good to us and has met our every need....and if He is opening up an opportunity for full time work, that would be great!
So onto our trip!!! It was a very enjoyable and relaxing time. The kids enjoyed their time with grandparents, great-grandparents, aunt/uncle and cousins, great aunt and friends. Our first big outing was to an Iroquoian Indian village called Ska-na-doht. We have been studying explorers and Native Americans in History, so it was nice to be able to actually see how some Indians lived rather than just through pictures! We finished off the day taking the kids to the place where Mommy and Daddy had their first date and where we got engaged (on the same bench in Springbank Park).
Here are some pictures of Ska-na-doht.....more about our trip later :)

Animal hides

Longhouse - 50 people would live in 1 longhouse

inside the Longhouse
temporary shelter built while traveling

bench where we had our first date and where hubby proposed
look what God has given to us 12 years later!!

Home again

Back home from our trip to see family in Canada! What a great week we had. I've got some fun stuff to post about but need to get a little organized around here first :)

Friday, March 19, 2010


We are enjoying our vacation time in Canada visiting family. We will have lots of great pics to post when we get back. The kids have been able to do some fieldtrips while they are here which has been really nice. Our trip was long but very smooth. We were on the road for 17 hours but all the kids did really well, especially the baby!! She slept the entire way with stops for nursing every 4 hours.....no crying at all :) Hopefully the trip back will be just as enjoyable! We have a fieldtrip today and hopefully will see the kids great grandparents tomorrow. Our time here is always so short, but we pack alot in and make some great memories!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Puzzled again

I know I talk about puzzles alot....but I really think they are great and inexpensive learning activities for the kids! Our little guy (2 years old) is now a pro at them. We have picked up several 25 piece puzzles and he loves them!! (especially the Crazy Critter puzzles shown below of the animals) He can whip it together in several minutes. Our 4 year old has been doing 100 piece puzzles and will get to move up to the 150 piece. Our 7 year old is now onto 300 piece puzzles and I'm amazed at how quickly she gets chunks of it done! I was so interested in the current one she is doing, we've been spending some mommy-daughter time together at the table :) The funny thing is, they put them together and 15 mins later they want to do it all over again. Here they are busy at work......

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finally home

A very dear man has finally gone home to be with his Saviour. At the age of 93, Pastor Fred Howard had touched many lives and led many to Christ. He officiated my parents wedding, baptized me, encouraged me to become the church pianist and then organist of our church, and officiated at our wedding. Under his teaching I learned much and he led by example. Although he will be missed among us, we rejoice at his homegoing!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pic of the day

Such a doll...3 months old tomorrow!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fountain fun

Last night we had fun.....with chocolate! A little too much chocolate I think :) The kids had a ball dipping their strawberries in the flowing gooey delight as you can see by their chocolate covered faces!
There's a few pictures of the other 2 as well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another giveaway

Posting another great giveaway! Visit Life in a shoe to enter. I've entered for some beautiful fabric to make matching dresses for the girls :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Where'd the week go?

Has it really been almost a week since I've blogged. Goodness!! Life with 4 little ones sure does change things :)
First, I hope Grandma N had a good birthday! Hope to come see you soon. We are planning our trip to Canada which I'm excited about. The kids are excited and keep asking is it time yet???? It's been over a year since we've been there, so we are all looking forward to our trip!

In schooling news, things are going well. The kids have been having a good attitude lately and focusing on their work. Here, we don't have required testing for homeschool but I really wanted to find a way to test the kids on my own here at home. I found these great diagnostic tests and our daughter completed her end of year test. It gave me a really good idea of the areas we need to work on and how well she is doing. http://www.edudps.com/dpa.html

On the home front, we are all doing well. No one is sick right now....yay! After all those colds we had, I sure hope we have a nice break and stay healthy for awhile. Baby is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Everyone loves her plump cheeks and double chin :) She is staying awake alot more now too throughout the day. Sometimes that poses a little more of a problem with schooling since she would rather be toted around in my arms all day. We've also put our bird feeder back up so you may see some bird pictures again :) So far our cardinals and titmouse have been spotted (along with the unwelcomed squirrels!)
That's about it for now.....a quick update!