This is us on our wedding b/day and this is j’s present.
look at all my presents!! yes, today we have been married for 14 years. wonderful wonderful thankful years.thank you Lord! God has been so faithful in our lives and has been faithful to every one of His promises to us. we got married at 20 (yes, i am 34 and j too) on God’s pomise that we will live in houses full of things that we did not gather. (Deut 6:11) and on the promise of Isa 42:16 that says I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken. so today i can say with all confidence in my God that He that have brought us thus far will lead us on. i am thankful, grateful, humbled. my heart overflows. thanks Lord, you are worthy to be praised. 🙂
so, i told j that any little thing will make me happy. just go to shoppers. i just love that shop. anything in it will do. and then this morning i get this package with a card that says: “just because little things make you happy”and all these wonderful things!!!! to me he actually said the following:
1. i am a domestic godess. go martha!! (i love this ex con’s cooking)
2. i am still sexy (shania’s equal, no doubt)
3. keep on brushing (oral bee)
4. i keep on getting younger (keep popping those vitamins – tablet crusher)
5. it’s ok… i can indulge a bit (the novel)
don’t you think its wonderful? ok, i’ll stop. so, today, i am cooking his fav food: lamb stew and veg. tonight is the play: REMEMBER YOU ARE INVITED!!! j only works till 3, so i am glad he has a little time off today. as i am writing i keep on thinking of Psalm 45
A wedding song of the sons of Korah. My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words: “You’re the handsomest of men; every word from your lips is sheer grace, and God has blessed you, blessed you so much. Strap your sword to your side, warrior! Accept praise! Accept due honor! Ride majestically! Ride triumphantly! Ride on the side of truth! Ride for the righteous meek! “Your instructions are glow-in-the-dark; you shoot sharp arrows Into enemy hearts; the king’s foes lie down in the dust, beaten. “Your throne is God’s throne, ever and always; The scepter of your royal rule measures right living. You love the right and hate the wrong. And that is why God, your very own God, poured fragrant oil on your head, Marking you out as king from among your dear companions. “Your ozone-drenched garments are fragrant with mountain breeze. Chamber music–from the throne room– makes you want to dance.
what did i get him? why TIME of course. a gorgeous timex watch. will put a picture up later. what a happy annervisary. love wfxxxx
I am soo excited to post these, i just couldnt wait. i loooovvveee to be creative! anyway, its 06:50 in the evening and still snowing. lots and lots and lots. i helped j showeled and we kissed in our front yard standing knee high in the snow. the weather said 10-15cm’s. i say 2 m by now. read the earlier edition also!!!!!
I am so totally amazed. i forget to close my mouth. i stare and are more amazed. if i EVER thought that i have seen snow, well… i have not… untill this day. when we woke up everything was white. it came down with these huge flakes and its almost 2 in the afternoon and its still snowing. heavily (to me, at least). look at these pictures. all white… christmas here we come!!! anyway, didn’t post my blog this morning b/c i was painting the decor for our christmas play. it look great. i am happy, everyone is happy. i made a starry night almost like van gogh… happy, happy.
SO, ALL OF YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR SCHOOL PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 AT FAMILY CHURCH cnr of 1st (east) and riverstr. you will be my guests. the kids at our (small) school is phenominal. i just love them all, they have such excellent attitudes. come and check it out. it’s going to be great. come and see the decor. (hie hie)
o.k. i have nt done my christmas album yet, will hopefully do it today. i just want to rest a while, relax with my nose in a book. i want to s/b. badly. then… i have a picture of the christmas tree. enjoy. today we hade breakfast for lunch. j showeled the drive way (!!!!!!!) and now we have a HEAP of snow. they say 10-15cm, i say 1 meter. everybody is out showeling, using their snowblowers, walking their dogs and kids, in the snow. enjoying it. and its not cold thats what is making today so fantastic. it’s only -1. hot, and snowing. WOW.
reminds me of Psalm 147: (amplified) :16 He gives [to the earth] snow like [a blanket of] wool; He scatters the hoarfrost like ashes. He casts forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold? He sends out His word, and melts [ice and snow]; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. wow. God sure is awesome. love you, thanks for reading. till tomorrow (BIG DAY for J&W- will tell you all tomorrow) love,,,,wfxxx
OK so, we are having this heatwave and ALL (!!!) the snow is melted. i am so amazed. so now i am praying for a white christmas again. this weekend was great. i am happy, blessed, fortunate and to be envied. God is just so faithful and good to us. we got our christmas tree yesterday at canandian tyre and paid… wait for this… $58!!!!!!!!!!!! wow this is soooo amazing. a beautiful, fluffy, bushy pre-lit with coloured lights, 6 feet tall tree. after church we cleaned the house and j did all the vacuuming. i cleaned and scrubbed and loved the process. our house is gorgeous and full of christmas cheer and lights and the wreath is on the front door… and its sweet and beautiful and inviting. come in, and experience peace in my house. tia is on the front page b/c i didnt do a christmas journal yesterday. will do 2 today. and she is on the front page b/c she is doing her ballet examn gr.2 today. please say a prayer for her. i am painting the decor for the school’s chritmas play thats why the blog is up so early. i am taking the kids for a breakfast then off to the school and painting my goodwill for the week. bless you with the following word: psalm 23 out of the message.
Psa 23:1 A David psalm. GOD, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of GOD for the rest of my life. love you. christmas is 13 days away. love, wf x
today was saskatoon day. we didnt buy much, only the following: one tray, one 2′ x 3′ carpet, 3 books, a lot of scrapbooking stuff, a watch for j for our annerversary, and sweeties. we had a delightful meal at moxies (!!!!) and j is in the ER tonight (really). so i quickly made yesterday and todays chritmas journal pages and thought i’ll quickly post it. then i am going to bed with coffee and the laptop. and i am visting online tonight for a while. i made such a gorgeous page yesterday that i think i want to enter for Hall of fame. will see…
goodnight, sleep tight. love and a (((((hugg))))) wf.xxx
Love friday too. this morning it’s… HOT! i took Jana to school and the breeze against my face wasnt chilly, but nice. the weather (!!) predicts 5 degrees today.wow. and it’s my dad’s birthday. so, veels geluk liewe oupa omdat jy verjaar, mag die Here jou seen en nog baie jare spaar!!!! ek sal later bel!!! my parents are quite the adventurers and my mom took my dad to some sleep out somewhere near polokwane (pietersburg). so, i can only phone later b/c then theyll be home. i so need to get into the christmas frame of mind. i am not one for all these parties and functions. i want to stay home and make home and art. the one i am looking forward to is tia’s school christmas play on wednesday: you are all invited. she has her ballet examn on monday and i know it will go well. her strength is in Christ even at such a young age. she woke up this morn ing asn said: it’s friday, yiiipppeee! Jesus might come today! i just love that. her sisters was all ears. asking where??? today is driving around day again for me. some days its easier than other days. tomorrow we want to go to saskatoon. just for a few things (scrapbooking too!!!) j is still looking for boots and stuff. and a tree!!! we need a tree. really. i want a 7 .5 foot prelit. but i dont want to pay so many $. so we wait. (and wait). i want to share with you something i read on another blog (so its not my own) but i loved it so much. let it make you think today and let it inspire and bless your heart. Ohhhh and check out my second page for the christmas journal. love and BIG hugs. wf xxxxx
I love the me who has a close relationship with God.
I love the me who is a good and faithful wife.
I love the me who has learned to be a good mom.
I love the me who is a faithful friend.
I love the me who is loyal to all.
I love the me who is strong and can defend herself.
I love the me who has a strong compassion in her heart for others.
I love the me who can just let go and forgive.
I love the me who is funny and comical.
I love the me who loves to dance.
I love the me who is creative.
I love the me who has strive.
I love the me who is honest
I love the me who can love others.
I love the me who can love ME.
white chrismas is coming b/c its snowing again. i love the snow. its sooo beautiful outside. everyting is white covered and all the footprints, tyreprints and yesterdays are covered and erased with white as snow. i took the kids to school this morning and loved the sights. j is home for the morning and it is such a delight to have him here. he is catching up on some paper work and i am going to s/b. i am making this christmas album that it sort of a count down to christmas. i saw it on ali edwards blog and thought its a good thing to do. so, i make 1 page a day journalling my thoughts and feelings, documenting the proces of christmas (the tree, the wreath, the presents) and then i want to scrapbook the event in it too. so its just christmas. YIPPEE. so the first page it made with the (hideous) wall paper and i think its going to be a feature right through. along with the tree stamp that i made with glue and string. check in tomorrow for the next page. anyway, YIPPEE today is thursday. i love thursdays. (i have my reasons) but one is that its survivor tonight. in SA i use to check on the internet who won (i always reas the last page of a novel too) but now I cant. so i am enjoying the experience a lot. OOOHHH!!! and we watched march of the penquins last night. absolutely beautiful and heart warming and i can go on and on and on. WOW you HAVE to watch it. get it for a gift for someone. Its a documentary about the journey of the penquins and the narrator is Morgan freeman. the thing about a doc is that you learn something and it ALWAYS a reminder of the greatness of the God we serve. I thought i would leave you with this wonderful word out of the message bible.
Oh and leave a comment on the page that j and i disagreed on (see below). LOVE and a hug wf.xx
Psa 8:1 A David psalm. GOD, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble. I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way? Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden’s dawn light. You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps. GOD, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world.
first of all… its cold… like -25. this weekend the weather forcasts a heatwave of 1. wow, cant wait to get out and catch a suntan. yesterday i made the most delicious pie ever. j said it was the best he ever had. its something that’s not so popular here. so i made a beef and peppersteak pie. next time i’ll take a picture. we watched war of the worlds last night and my honest opinion is that the story line isnt good b/c there is no storyline. i think stephen spielberg is getting old, and tom cruise too. even the acting was half hearted (apart from dakota fanning which will always be good). if you havent watched mr and mrs smith i would HIGHLY recommend it. brilliant. so, last night at walmart i got these amazing wallpaper and used it in a page (after i painted it) and when i sooo enthusiasticly showed j, he just looked at it and said… nothing. i said wrong response. but, (sigh) he is allowed to his opinion and he have to tell me the truth. but i am still going to finish the page and i like it lots. i’ll put it up on the page for your opinions. so, today is a quiet day and i have no other plans than to s/b and i want to make a christmas card for my blog. i feel so bad that i didnt got around to it this year. i will lay on my bed till the feeling passes. so, the hall of fame contest opens jan 2006 sometime and we have about 20 days to do our thing (elbie and eurika!!) i must confess that i still have to read the assigments and i havent done 1. i think its a good thing to get us to s/b. have all of you bought all your christmas presents yet?? only 18 days left there!!!!!!!
will write again tomorrow… love wf.
It seems that there is at least one faithful person reading my blog everyday. so thanks E! i’ll write for you. today is another white day. its early here…08:39 but the things is, its just turning light and it snowed again lst night. i hear J showeling the drive way and i think the kids are in trouble cause they are not in the car yet. (oops!). this morning i have a hair appointment (a very rare thing for me these days). i am going to have my roots coloured and thats a good thing b/c my grey hair is taking over. i hear the dad and girls leave… sure enough he was soooo not inpressed. and i have to bank a cheque. AND the grocery store have the 10% discount day today so i am going to buy groceries too. still on my list is the office and then christmas. i dont want to wait till no 99 to get all the gifts. TREES: wow its so gorgeous here. you can buy a 7.5 foot prelit chrismas tree. (the the lights is already on). and the christmas tree ornamnts is unbelievable. you have to come here to see it to believe it. there is rows with themes: blue, purple, red, white ect. then you get handcrafted ornaments and victorian ornaments. and on and on.
i am sitting in bed with the laptop and i should really be getting up. here is the POTD (pict of the day) love wf