Monday, November 17, 2008

A Love Letter to my Children

To My Beautiful Precious Babies,
I just want you to know how very much
your Daddy and I Love You!
What a blessing you are in our Lives.
We are so lucky God entrusted us
with the privilege to be your parents.
I hope that you understand that I'm
still learning as a Mom and forgive
the mistakes I make along the way.
This is the hardest but BEST job
I've ever had in my whole life.
Daddy keeps taking all these pictures
and making videos cause he says
someday we're gonna miss all this
and I believe he's right.
I know that someday I'll have to
step back and let you make decisions
so that you can learn and grow.
But for now please understand
if I hold onto you just a little
tighter or a little longer.
It's because I love you and
don't ever want to let go.
But when that time comes
I will.
I also want you to know
of my strong Faith and
Sincere Love for Jesus Christ,
who died for us and took
all our sins away.
How I hope that I can
teach you about God
and his perfect Love.
To Love God and to Love others.
The most important
of all his commands.
We look forward to watching
you grow and develop
into the people whom God
intends you to be.
I pray that you know the
Bible and can share it's
message easily with others.
I pray for your purity and
the purity of your future spouses.
I pray for Blessings on all
of your relationships.
I commit to pray for your
protection in this world.
To be blessed physically,
emotionally and spiritually.
I pray that you know
Who You are,
In Christ.
We have a wonderful
Family and Friends.
I am Thankful for
the many Blessings
we have been given.
All too soon time will
quickly pass by.
I will look back and
Where did it go?
I hope you have fond and
Happy memories of
your childhood.
Know that I will
always Love you and
you can come to me
no matter what.
I end this letter with
our Family Blessing
that we pray over
you every evening
before we put you to bed.
Numbers 6:24-26
"The Lord bless you and
keep you; The Lord make
his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face
toward you and give you Peace.
All my Love,
Your Mom

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Belated Halloween

Trick or Treat smell my feet
give me something good to eat!
Stuntwoman was getting unruly
so I gave her a lolipop to keep her busy!

Master was totally posing for this picture

He realizes Sister has sweets and hollers for his share!

Excited to get his sugar rush on too!

After each house the Master would say
"Let's go to another house!"
One of our last houses on the way
back home he told the Lady
"You go back in your house now."
Translation : "Let's go to another house!"

Neighborhood Sign

Y'all have a neighborhood sign like this?

Late July, Chinatown

The last Saturday of the month was rainy
so we ended up staying home.
But on Sunday the 27th after church
we ventured downtown to check out Chinatown.

Football Man was hoping to try a place
where they had poultry hanging from the window.
I opted for a picture instead.

The Kids were really fascinated with the chopsticks!

More Ottowa Fun

The kids are starting to get
the hang of this traveling thing.
Here they are having fun eating out!

Have you ever had a BeaverTail?
It's fried dough, in this case with cinnamon and sugar.
Although you can get it with many different toppings.
Chocolate sauce, maple syrup, honey, whipped cream, powdered sugar......
Basically it's an artery clogger!

We saw this sign an Irish Pub

where we stopped for lunch and had to take a picture!


We visited the capital of Canada
over the weekend of July 18-20.
On our way driving there we stopped off
at the 1000 Island region for a boat tour.

This is an amphibian bus tour we took in Ottawa.
We are just entering the water.

Me trying not to panic.....
as I fear for my children's safety
..... wondering if the bus will float.

Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
located at the National War Memorial
in Confederation Square, Ottowa.

Isn't the Parliament a gorgeous buliding?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

July 6th, Casa Loma

We had been looking forward to checking out Casa Loma a major Toronto tourist attraction. A castle that has also been used for filming for several movies. Do you recognize it? Well the inside is what I recall from X-men, but it has been used for many other movies. Anyhow we went on this particular weekend because they were having a Renaissance festival. They have super cool events here like sleeping beauty plays and elf workshops, and they even transformed it into Hogwart's in conjunction with the release of the 7th Harry Potter book. Look it up in Wikipedia and go to their own web site to see what a cool place it is. A word to the wise it is not stroller friendly so that is why I'm not smiling as I'm chasing Miss Stuntwoman all over tarnation. But we scored a lucky trip down the antique elevator because one of the staff was just stepping on. Young Master was really thrilled. I wish we had taken a picture of it as it was all wooden and really old!

Wasaga Beach

On July 5th we ventured to Wasaga Beach
known as one of the world's longest freshwater beaches.
Stuntwoman loved chasing the seagulls and running from Mommy!
Master had a blast because the water is very shallow
unless you wade further out. It was a nice outing!

What we did in July 2008

On the 1st we celebrated Canada Day!
We went to Barrie where we
happened upon a little street festival.
We found a great Mexican restaurant, very yummy!

We found a water park and
then hung out at the beach.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Secret Crush

Shhhh! Don't tell my Mom or anyone, but I have a secret crush. There is this tall dark handsome drop of water from Dallas! Boy they sure know how to grow em in Dallas.
Anyhow I think I drove by his house a couple times last night to see if he was home. I was hoping he would notice me. He's super cute and I like totally Love him! I think he really digs me too. The other day he said "Hey can you take these pants to the dry cleaner?" And I said "Yes!" It was a very special moment. I think he wants me to be his girlfriend! I would totally be his girlfriend for sure! Like totally! Ha ha. All kidding aside Happy 6 Year Anniversary to the man of my dreams. My sweet Prince Charming and the Daddy of our Sweet Babies.
I. LOVE. YOU! 11/09/02

Computer Tag

Hmmm, this has turned out to be like phone tag maybe. Sorry it has taken me this long to post. Dear Hubby was away on business and the house we are leasing here in Canada has a hot tub out side. Turns out the heater quit working and it snowed, twice before Halloween. Yikes! We also got to have Grandma VanO here and we had a wonderful visit. I'll update on that at some point too. Anyhow I really do apologize for not doing this quicker. By the way can anyone please watch my kiddos so I can blog and craft to my hearts content? Tap tap, this thing on? Anyone???

So Kathey From My Window has tagged me to post the fourth pic from my fourth folder. But I have a dilemma. We have labeled the folder and somehow the order got moved so do I post folder number 4 or the folder sitting in the fourth spot currently. Decisions, decisions....
So I'll post from both since it's both my sweet punks! Poor Daddy was wearing his old swim trunks in our Texas back yard. Young Master needs a hair cut.... and someone should tell his Momma to do something about that. Sweet Stuntwoman learning to pull up to stand. Is it illegal to want to just gobble your adorable baby up? Sigh, I was still nursing her then. Now she is turning into a red-faced defiant terrible two's kiddo. "I do it, I do it" she says when I put her in the car seat to do the strap. I have to be careful not to pinch her fingers, I finish securing her seatbelt "click" and she says "Yay, I did it". These kids are the best. But there is no better birth control than the terrible twos and threes! Hee hee.