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
sunday afternoon and this is sure a year of breaking records. firstly, SNOW, then this morning -25. And we are still surviving. we are going to be introduced as members @ Family Church tomorrow evening. for that we had to do 10 teachings. quess who did about all of them at #99? yes, but now its done and it was a good experience and now we are part of the family. J went to his first RAIDER game last night (ice hockey) and said it was good. they have this hype thing going and that makes it a memorable experience. vir eens is ek nou moeg vir die rooi taal en ek nou maar sorrie vie die paar engelse wat nou nie meer kan verstaan nie. ek hoop dit gaan goed met julle. almal is seker besig met jaar einde want ek hoor nie so baie van daai kant af nie. toe-toe, tik ‘n vinnige hallo. ek besef ook dat ons suid afrikaners is glad nie so ingestel op die internet soos hier nie, seker maar omdat dit duur is daar en beperk. en hier is dit vrek goedkoop en 24 uur. ek betaal R150 per maand vir onbeperkte hoer as hoespoed konneksie. dis baie lekker. uiteindelik het ek vir cobus en dagan ‘n foto van die dokte en sy kar. ek hoop dit inspireer julle om ‘n komment te los want ek geniet dit so om te lees. kersfees is om die draai en ek het nie kaartjies gemaak die jaar nie en dis ‘n baie groot frustrasie want ek wou een doen met ons in die sneeu. nou’s dit al amper my pa se verjaarsdag en ek het nog nie eers ‘n foto nie. maar ek sal my dinge moet priotiseer want dit voel asof ek te veel dinge het om te doen en te min tyd.
tot volgende keer. liefde en soene. wf
Hallo…Its Friday eve and I am sitting on my bed busy with 2 peas. I love that site. posted some l/o on there and had wonderful response. anyway, j’s at the walk in and says its hectic. today was a computerday for me. i scanned a lot of pages and that takes time. last night we had friends over for a dinner … i made butternut soup and spagetti bolognese. was a great time. i have not done any scrapbooking in the past 2 days and hop to come around to it after i posted this message. i am bursting with ideas!! i went through some of my older layouts and I am very excited about what i am doing at the moment. i want to enter for Creating keepsakes “hall of fame” but (as i discovered on 2peas) so is the whole north america. but i am positive and would love to do work for the hof. this week has been a blurr for me, as if i have’nt been home enough, busy, busy, busy. but hopefully this weekend will be a little quieter and i just want to have peace!!! . So, goodnight, sleep tight. i am posting another page. WRITE A COMMENT!! love wf.xxx
WOW! we sure had an interesting night. at 3 both of us were wide awake and eventually got up. j phoned his family and i scrapbooked till 6:15. i am so happy with what i did and i just finished this page. i just love it (because i love them) what is it about this hobby that drives me to totally flowers? please can someone answer me (she cried!!) . it’s still snowing and guess what? the weather.com (see my links) got it right this time. earlier today it was snowing and the sun was shining. i love the snow. listening to m.w smith and the song is i have never been unloved. its great. thanks for the comments!!!!! (HOOT-HOOT) i got them in my blogger-behind-the-scenes-box so that i can look at them before i publish it. i really love comments. so, this being the 3rd l/o for the day, i am fairly satisfied but there’s some more in me. tomorrow we are having a dinner party for 8 and i am looking forward to cooking something nice. maybe soup and a shepherds pie or something. we have lamb here too, although the canadians dont like it so much. have i ever mentioned that the movies (5 theatres) are just a block from our house? we saw chicken little last friday and it waas only OK, but it was a trailor that made me cry: 8 below. a disney movie about 8 snow dogs. its a true story and totally a must see. j is missing matisse terribly and he would sometimes just tear up when he sees a dog like M. i definitely said goodbye properly and know that he is very much loved where he is now- with maryna- but i think j didnt sayhis goodbye like he ought to have and now have some hartseer. (for lack of a better word). anyway, wanted to log in quickly, almost time to fetch tia. enjoy the day and remember that ek sommer baie verlang. nou klink ek soos jana wat haar tale mix.