thou at times my heart would break...

thou at times my heart would break...
♪♪ there's a purpose in every change He makes ~ God makes no mistakes ♪♪

God’s Bridge to Eternal Life...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Only a Mother would know...

One day momma was out and my dad was watching me. Maybe I was 2.5 yrs old and had been given a "play tea set" as a gift ~ it was one of my favorite things to play with at that time. Dad was paying attention to the news program in the livingroom, while I played quietly. I decided to engage dad a bit by bringing him a "cup of tea" which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise about how yummy the tea was, momma walked in.
My dad made her wait in the livingroom while I served another "cup of tea" because it was "just the cutest thing". Momma waited and sure enough here I came down the hall with the cup of tea and she waits and watches him drink it and praise me again. ;)
Then she says (as only a mother would know),
Did it ever occur to you, that the TOILET is the only place she can reach the water?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wii Family Boxing Night

Lance and Melissa ~ showin' us how it's done! ;)

This is Cliffton and our house guest, Paul. Cliffton wins this time but it's Paul's first time ever playing. We've play with Lance & Melissa in the past.

This is me, the champion of the house. I gave him a chance to practice... he probably wishes he'd have taken me up on that.


This is Paul & Lance havin' a go at it!

This is such a fun & active way to spend time ~ my muscles are so sore the next days to follow.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

♪♪ Precious Lord Take My Hand ♪♪

Precious Lord Take My Hand
Words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I’m weak, Lord I’m worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

***I was impressed with the song, the lyrics, really***

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

the newlyweds...

are getting along just fine; I can't wait to see their place. The Allen's got some lovely gifts and they have been busy nesting and momma just has to see their place! ;)
Mr Allen is back to school in his final year and Mrs Allen went back to work in the oncology dept at SJRH.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Anne, from Green Gables?

We did a bit of site seeing, after the wedding before dropping Kash off in M'ton. We had a great time then to M'ton and took the girl to Ponderosa for supper. She starts classes tomorrow; orientation day today (and she's texted me dozens of times). She had to go to the bank to let them know, she's a big girl now and needs to increase her limit allowable for withdrawls.

May I introduce to you...

♪♪ Here comes the bride ♪♪

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31
Mr and Mrs Lance Allen
August 29, 2009
Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Prince Edward Island
***sry for the quality of the photos; this is it til the honeymooners return home***

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ativan will be a friend for the hour...

After 2 unsuccessful ERCP's here in F'ton and 1 more unsuccessful one in M'ton, I will finally have an MRCP tomorrow in F'ton at 1 pm. I'll have a little sedative to keep me calm; I'm a bit skiddish about closed in spaces so I'll appreciate your prayer.
It was a while hearing from anyone; there seems to be too many Dr's on my case. Since leaving the Maritimes, I've had two new doctors and then there is the specialist in F'ton and then a specialist in M'ton, the surgeon in Halifax, etc...
I had to do a little calling around but things are going to get looked into. I'm praising God for the health care system in Canada!
2 Tim 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

To the F'ton Farmer's Market for the 1st time...

Saturday, we ventured out as early as we could to the Fredericton Farmer's Market for the first time since we've moved to the area. I started 4 days off of work (and I will appreciate them greatly), Cliffton was just getting off nights (nope, I don't know how he does it) and Kasha.
We tried the samosas (not Dr Mohan's, who had a line up of about 100+ and I was warned) ~ we got spicy chicken, mild chicken and spicy beef (for me)... ~mmm~ We visited around and saw a number of things that dazzled our eyes and palates. Cliffton tried some pastries and I tried a smoked sausage (ready to go) and a pce of gouda spiced with onion and basil.

We bought a wooden Canadian flag to hang on the shed; it wasn't meant for the shed but it looks great, I think. See...

There was an alterior motive ~ I had to get started on my hunt for a dress for Lance and Melissa's wedding August 29th. Whatever will I do; I tried on 40+ dresses and have my choice whittled down to 2 choices. I never thought black would be appropriate for a wedding but the sales ladies are telling me it doesn't matter these days and there are limited quantities for colors at this time (black and white seem to be very popular). I tried two dresses with price tags suggesting prices in excess of $1300 marked down half price ~ can you imagine?


But after all of that, with a confused mind, sore feet, etc we went to start on Cliffton's list at Walmart, Canadian Tire and Kent's. I found a deal in the garden center we hadn't ventured out for but it seemed to good to pass up. There at Kent's we found some reclining armchairs regularly priced at $85.99 marked down to $30 ea. I pointed them out to Cliffton (only 5 left) and he agreed, we were going to look for a few chairs to put on the new deck, although we hadn't budgeted for them, we bought two. Pretty, eh? We'll cut short in some other area, I'm sure! (maybe even my dress)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

the back deck...

in process, of course...

coming along, Cliffton...

Good job, Honey!
We'll call it complete when we have railings and stairs...
and maybe a hanging basket or two filled with gorgeous flowers?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Before & after...

This is before ~ last year...

And praise the Lord this is after ~ this year!

Thank you, Lord, again for all.

***this is what my Cliffton does in his spare time***

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day...

We had a great supper at home. Roasted pork loin, new potatoes, garlic peas with gravy. Now off to the restaurant up the road for a dessert and coffee.


"O Canada! Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North, strong and free!

From far and wide, O Canada,

We stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."

Praising God for my citizenship in this glorious land...