:: Jacob's 3rd Birthday Celebration ::

:: We celebrated Jacob's birthday quite a bit after his actual day, but it didn't matter a pinch, he was just delighted to have the lovely people in his life all in one place to celebrate him, in full train style! ::

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:: We spoke for months about what he wanted to have for his birthday theme, and the overwhelming response was "tchuu chuu" --- So we had a train themed party and oh what a party! ::

:: We drank yummy tea and lemonade and ate candies before dinner too! ::

:: Just look at all the family we had to celebrate with us, what a wonderful time of celebrating! ::
{top left to right: Papa (Jacob's paternal great grandfather), Grampie, Auntie Lindsey, Cousin Denay in the bouncy thing that Jacob hates, schmozzle of kids on picnic blankets, Jacob and his favorite big girl friend - Madelyne, The Pink Bakers singing happy birthday, Uncle Trevy, Aunty Christy & Cousin Denay}

:: We ate cake, and cake and more cake - it was so fun to see his face when he woke from his nap and the cake was ready, he couldn't believe it -- he licked it, but don't tell the guests ;) ::

:: We BBQ'd in good 'ol Summer style, hot dogs and hamburgers all around, it was a beautiful thing! Poor Cole doesn't seem to agree in that bottom photo!?! ::
:: And of course a few photos of the grandparents with the big little 3 year old boy! ::

:: We love you so much Jacob and just couldn't help but celebrate in true Choo-Choo style with you! Thank you to all who were able to make it out to celebrate our biggest little boy, we love and cherish you all! ::


:: Happy Birthday Marm ::

:: Today is my Marm's birthday, she's a great Mom full of love, sincerity and goodness --- she is truly what a Momma should be ::

:: Here is a little questionnaire I had her fill out a while back, so Happy Birthday Mom - I pray you know how much you are loved today and always! ::

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Where do you live?

Surrey, a Burb of Vancouver

what is your favorite color?

hmmm…..I wear a lot of black, but I love all colors

what is your favorite city?

I love living in Vancouver, but I love the feel of small town america

What is your favorite thing to cook?

All things that I like to eat….that is a VERY large variety! Love chicken with different sauces on top…roasted or stir-fried veggies….apple betty. I love being in the kitchen….but I don’t spend as much time there as I used to….

What beauty product can you not live without?

foundation and lipstick

I am NOT low maintenance….I give myself facials all the time…I am not a 5 minutes and I’m ready for the day kinda girl…..

what is your favorite nyc restaurant?

Film Center CafĂ© It’s small, quaint and has amazingly good food

What is one thing you can’t help but splurge on?

What is your favorite word?

Woo-hoo (as crazy as it sounds – the g-kidlets know it’s me when I call it out)

What movie can you recite by heart?

It’s a Wonderful Life and parts of The Muppets Christmas Carole

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

Breakfast out with friends or family

Which tv show makes you happiest?

All home design programs…I’m addicted

What is your favorite beverage?

Diet Pepsi with lime wedge

What is one trend that totally victimized you?

Probably the ‘fitness’ clothing lines…..I am SO NOT a fitness guru, and to wear the yoga pants and stuff is VERY comfortable, but I feel so not justified to wear it.
If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would you chose?
I can’t think of anyone I would rather be….corny I know but true

What is your favorite comfort food?

Okay…true confession time. I take equal parts of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter….melt it in the microwave, stir it until all melted and mixed together and pour it over vanilla ice cream . After a bowl of that…nothing really matters any more.

What famous person do you think you most resemble?

Sally Fields

What is your favorite adventure that we've shared?

Life is always an adventure with you….I love to shop with you, lunch together….antiquing and bargain hunting.

Holidays together are a top of the list favourite, too

What was the best piece of advice you were ever given? Who gave it to you?

Business – Never accept no from someone who doesn’t have the authority to say yes. (I have used this SO OFTEN, but I can’t remember who I got it from)

Personal – Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

What three possessions do you value most?

Hmmm….I love my home and I’m very thankful for it

I love things with history…hand-me-downs like my Mom’s silver candle sticks

What three non-material things do you value most?

My Hubby, my kids and their spouses, and my grandkidlets

When was the last time you told someone you loved them? Who was it?

Yesterday, my hubby

:: Our Road ::

:: I've been away from here for a bit of a sabbatical --- not that I wanted to be away, it just happened that way ::

:: Life isn't always pretty or what you expect, but one thing that doesn't change is God's sovereign love and plan for us ::

:: I will share about the road we have been walking when I feel compelled to do so, for right now I ask that you pray for my little family and know that we are seeking Him for everything ::

:: This song has been on repeat in my car for the past few days, it certainly sums up what and how I have been feeling ::

Edge of the Water By Tammy Trent

You know my heart
You've seen the darkness in it
The disappointment that dims the innocence of it
And my soul knows
And so it goes
How beautiful you are
Bright and morning star
I bow down and kiss your feet
The feet that lead me from the dark
When my faith is shaken
My way is lost and jaded, and I don't know where to turn
Afraid but not forsaken
And my soul knows
And so it goes
how wonderful you are
Redeemer of my heart
I reach out and kiss your hands
The hands that wear loves scars
And when I stood on the edge of the water
With fading hope there would be a tomorrow
You held me safe in your hands
Reminding me that I would walk again
How powerful you are
You've carried me this far
I look up and kiss your face
The face that sees inside my heart
The face that sees my heart

:: May this post touch you wherever you are at and know that you are not alone in what you are walking, that is the one thing I know for sure. He is with me always ::

:: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted,
and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed ::
:: Psalms 34:18 ::

:: I'll be back soon lovelies, on a lighter note, I'm sure ::
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