Saturday, 31 August 2013

Better late than never

Wow could this month got any crazier?
Probably. I must remember to not ask myself that question if I really don't want the answer. Hahaha

Rob and I had a fantastic mini holiday!!
We were only gone 3 days but oh how great it was to recharge together.
Especially since after that it got even busier around here.

I promise, I pinky swear that I will catch you up on that soon. In the meantime I will let you know how my 3 in 30 went this month.

1. Work on me.
This was a hit and miss. I never worked out at all, but I did drink water every day. As for everything else I did do some and not some other things. I did my bible study, just not everyday. Same with the prayer journal.
I believe I am going to carry this one through to September.

2. The stuff for my nieces wedding.
Well this I definitely finished. The quilt looks amazing. All the baking was done and I even make some table runners for her at last minute. It was a crazy busy week and weekend but oh what a wonderful day. The wedding was exactly tailored made for them and I know God definitely had His hand in it!
In fact I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with both my parents and all my siblings.
The top. Sorry about the terrible picture quality. Taken off my phone at midnight when I finally finished the quilt 

The back. This quilt was awesome. They hung it up by the front entrance and everyone signed it like a guest register. Such a cool idea my niece had.

3. Getting ready for our next journey.
Well this is kinda crazy. I am partially done school scheduling but will be completely done by Monday. I have to be she will be starting back on Tuesday. :)
I have sold a pile of cookie dough and hoping to sell a pile more.

Now this is where the crazy starts. For 3 weeks in September we will be having another young lady some and stay with us. This is a trial run and we will see what happens after that.

Also when hubby and I went on our holiday we toured around central Saskatchewan. Once we got home we started to look at some of the places on line and realized that we could totally move there. So now we are seeing what is next.

So this means the adoption is being put on hold until we finalize our plans either way. The second that we commit to moving(if that is what we chose) we will have to reapply to the Saskatchewan government and start the process over again. The good news is that within a week we will have made the decision one way or the other. I think no matter what you will see us there within 3-4 years.

So that is my crazy month in a nutshell.

As far as my September goals? Well...

1. Work on myself.
This I must do. Starting Tuesday, the bible study group that I am with is doing the B90, I have done this once already so I am going to attempt doing it chronologically. Please pray that one is going to be a toughie.
I also know that I am going to need to make sure that I am taking care of myself during this transition month.

2. Get ready for winter.
Clean up the yard, clean up the house, do the regular stuff. I would also like to start getting rid of some junk that we have been hanging onto for far too long. Especially since we are hoping to move I really need to declutter.

3. I am leaving this one open.
I have a feeling this is going to be another crazy month and I am wanting to make sure that I am not feeling overwhelmed by needing another goal. If we move I will be busy with all the packing, transferring, trying to get Sarah into another dance school, etc. You get the picture. :D

I am linking up today with Aurie.
Please take a moment and hop over. Also take some time and really think how having these goals can really help you. This 3 in 30 has been great for me. I have done stuff that I was wanting to do for a long time and was procrastinating. Maybe this fall is the perfect time for you to join as well.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Hey everyone!!

I'm sooo sorry I've been so absent this past couple of weeks. 
Hubby and I went on a mini little holiday into Saskatchewan, and then life has gotten even more crazy since 
I've been busy getting everything ready that I need to do for my niece's wedding in just under two weeks. Plus trying to keep the house clean, run a few errands here and there as well as attend to my cousin's 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. 
Yep life is definitely not boring around here. 

I promise I will stop by again soon and share all about our mini holiday. It was AWESOME!!!

Friday, 2 August 2013

New month, new goals...

Well hard to believe that it is the beginning of August already.

Well this month is going to look a little bit different. We actually have a ton of stuff going on. Sarah leaves for 5 days for a dance camp. (Hubby and I will be all alone for 3 of those days!!!!!!! ) We have two birthdays. ( Hubbies, and our middle son's) Also I have an anniversary to attend and my niece is getting married. Sarah is usher and I am making her a quilt that she is having everyone sign and doing the baking. So needless to say...
Oh yea and did I mention school is starting back up at the end of the month?
What can I say we thrive on being busy I guess.
Good thing I really enjoyed my down time in July. :)
Oh yes and then there is picking the garden and freezing the produce. Hopefully some canning thrown in for a little fun. LOL

So instead of 3 specific goals I am having 3 general ones with some specific points in each.

1. Work on me.
This is going to include daily bible study, working out at least 3 times a week on the elliptical, drinking at least 1.5 litres of water a day and I am also hoping I can get in the routine of using a prayer journal. I also want to try and keep the house orderly. I know when everything is tidied up and organized I feel so much better.

2. The stuff for my niece's wedding.
I have all the jean material that I have on hand cut out. Today I am running to town to grab some coordinating fabric and some more old jeans from the thrift store. I am hoping to have all the blocks cut out by the end of next week. (Fingers crossed) I also need to do the baking. About 6 cookie sheets of squares and probably 5 dozen cookies. Once I get started it will go fairly fast. I just got to get started, the wedding is on the 24th.

3. Getting ready for our next journey.
School is starting up again in a little less than a month so I need to get the planning done. I have tackled the school area and tidied it up, now I just need to find a home for all the stuff that was just put there. LOL

I am also trying hard to get my cookie dough business up and going. I am going to use all the profits to help fund our adoption. I really hope this works as I am not sure how else I can bring in some money to help. :)

Well here is to the month of August. May it be full of memories, love and laughter.
I am linking up today with Aurie come on over and set some goals for yourself this month. :)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

A weekly blessing

Quite a while ago I was doing a weekly blog link up called Thankful Thursday.
I really enjoyed making sure I took the time at least once a week to write down what I was thankful for.
Sometimes it was small and other times large blessings.
Then for some reason or the other I stopped. Probably write around the time I took my unintentional blogging break.
Now though I want to start up again.

So HI everyone sorry it has been so long.

This week I am thankful for friends.

I had a couple of amazing friends head off to a girls weekend this month.

Yumm mimosas 

They took me out for a birthday dinner and this was my dessert! Yummers!!

How true is this!!

I am also thankful for an amazing husband who not only works really hard but looked after our daughter while I was gone and even took her quadding.

Plus he lets us girls do this to his hair. Or lack there of. LOL
I mean how lucky am I?!?!!!

I am thankful for taking moments to really look around and love God's creations. I mean after all I was in the mountains and at the ocean. Life is pretty great!!
Taken on the ferry. Window was covered in salt water but I love the look of it just the same. What a pretty picture God painted for me that night.
When I take just a few moments and look around I am always overwhelmed by all that God has blessed me with.