Monday, September 27, 2010

A 70's Weekend!

Well, to sum it up in the theme of the weekend - the Women's Retreat was groovy, totally gnarly, ridiculously radical and far out!

The times of worship, hearing the stories of everyday women and their decision to choose God and to choose joy, some pretty fantastic food, cool 70's activities.....that's just the beginning!

Really, I only had my camera out for about an hour, so this is just a little snippet of a peek into the weekend!

Here we have our fearless tie dye leader!

And some fun and laughs at the climbing wall....

This is
NOT me, I had climbed a wall of a different sort that morning, but my sister did a fabulous job scaling this wall!

And there are definitely NO pictures of the disco dancing class.....oh yeah....'Stayin' Alive' now has a some good time memories!!!

Sharing Nate's story was difficult in a personal way - but I knew it was something I needed to do when I was asked. I met some wonderful ladies, and was blessed and encouraged by them, and can now feel a part of their journey as well.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gearing Up!

The Winkler Bible Camp's 'Women's Retreat' starts today! I'm purging my bag of all diapers, wipes, dinosaurs and Hotwheels, throwing in a little lip gloss and my camera! It's going to be a great weekend....the cheesecake and nachos are calling my name!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010


This funny little cartoon just about sums it up! Anyone else having a day like this?

Between extra work projects on the side, getting Brady (and me) into school routine, prepping for the Women's Retreat (are you going?), regular work days and just the everyday life stuff, I'm feeling a little frazzled!

My prescription is: turn off your computer, unplug the phone, go find some cheesecake and get cozy in your favorite chair!

Well, we can all dream, can't we?!?

(I do have some cream cheese in the freezer..........hmmmm!).

Wishing you a great weekend and the gumption to crawl out from under the bed!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bowen's Heart

If you enjoy the music of the Christian band Sanctus Real, you may know about Matthew (the lead singer) and Sarah Hammitt. Their third child, a boy - Bowen - was born this week with the very rare and complex heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). He underwent his first surgery and there have been some very intense moments. You can pray for the Hammitt family and follow Bowen's journey here.

Here is one of the group's songs.

And another one. If you're a husband or a dad, you should watch it! If you're a wife or a mother, you should watch it, too!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Say it ain't so....

My handsome little boy started kindergarten!

Nate wanted in on the picture taking too!!

I totally caved and surprised him with THE COOLEST (according to Brady) and tackiest (according to me) backpack ever. Oh yes, it lights up and everything!!

A new world of adventure....

Monday, September 6, 2010

We're Hooked!

We went on our first ever geocaching adventure today - right here in Winkler! Fun for all of us! Brady loves to navigate and gives us all very precise directions. We found 2 today, and we'll check for at least one or two when we're in Morden tomorrow evening!

Brady's first treasure...

And searching for the second one...

Already excited about our next adventure!