Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Running away.

I figure it is well past time to tell you guys about Rob's and my little holiday. 
When Sarah went to dance camp we decided to get away just the two of us for a couple of days. I mean what better time would we have. He was off work. Sarah was away at camp. Bonus bonus. :)

So we borrowed my parents tent trailer and headed off to the great wilderness of Saskatchewan. 
Now for those of you who are not aware of this, I was born and raised in this fine province. My hubby was not. :). 
Now for being here for almost half my life I knew really nothing about a lot of the province. We have toured around before but I really wanted to check out some out of the way places. 

S we loaded up and headed up. 
First we stopped in Lloydminster at the tourist info place hoping to get some information. They had some but nothing really detailed and not really to our liking. So off we went. 

This is the start if the trip. We really had no idea where we were going. I only knew that I really wanted to see the crooked bush. 

We stopped in North Battleford at their tourist info booth and had way better luck. We were able to get a little package with things to do and see, where they were located and a provincial map to go with it. 

This guy is at the tourist booth. He is made entirely of barbed wire. Pretty cool hey. 
I lived an hour and a half away from this town, had been to it many times and wasn't aware he was there. But later on I found out my parents didn't know about him either. ;)

After North Battleford we headed to the Crooked Bush. 
Ok I must say this really is cool. If you have never been, live around the area or want to make a trip to Saskatchewan you really must check this place out. 

It's kinda hard to see but in a very small area all the trees are crooked. They are not very old and they always have grown like this. The trees around this area are normal. It really kinda gave me the heeper jeepers. 

Afterwards we headed down the road again and decided it camp at Blaine Lake. My hubby had been up for 24 hours at this point so he was needing a nap. 
So we both had one. :D. After all what's the point of being on holidays if you can't nap. Lol

After our nap we toured around the town and then went back to the campsite and relaxed some more. 
The next day we headed to Rosthern. I was told that and Hepburn was where he was from so I wanted to check it out. Very cool town. 
Love some of the old places that they are using still. 

We then did some touristy things around there which I have pics in my good camera, but I'm being lazy tonight so all you get is my cell phone pictures. :)

Now to make things a little interesting I'm going to leave with this thought. 
Did you know Saskatchewan had a Great Wall? We do because we visited it. More in the next post...

Saturday, 14 September 2013

I am not a writer

I am not a writer. 
Yep you read that right. 
I am unable to paint a picture with words. 
I believe ( and I say it this way as one never knows where The Lord is going to lead them), that I will never write a book. 
I will never be published. 
I never will have people lining up to buy my book. 
I love this blog. 
My "story" gets told by me exactly the way I talk. 
I often have tons of posts rambling around in my head at one time and then never post them. 
Typical me. 
I often read posts that very eloquently paint this picture just not my posts. 
I'm not writing this to complain. 
I am merely stating facts. 
I am Sherri. 
I am the daughter of the King. 
I have wonderful amazing parents. 
I am married to a fantastic guy that makes me appreciate him more every day. 
I have beautiful children. 

Now before you think my life is roses its not. 
Hubby and I have struggled in our marriage. There was times when we both forgot we needed to work at it. 
We have lost three beautiful babies. 
We have moved. A lot!!

My posts tend to reflect me and our life. 
I write about our triumphs. 
I write about our struggles. 
I write about our family. 

I write to release all these words and thoughts in my head. 
I will be honest. I never thought that anyone would ever follow me. 
I am so THRILLED that some do!! 

I've made some wonderful cyber friends that I honestly can hardly wait to meet even if it is not on this side of heaven. 

So even though I am not a writer I am so thankful for this blog and all of you who put up with my crazy style of telling my story. Thank you. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hello God? It's me Sherri

I feel like lately I'm spending a lot of time on my knees. Nothing overly serious just quite a few eggs in this basket we are juggling right now. 

Anyway I thought I would pop on here and give you a update on my goals for this month. 

1. Work on myself. 
Well anyone that knows me knows I'm always a work in progress. Lol. 
However I've been doing alright. I'm a day behind in the study but have plans to catch up this week. 

2. Get ready for winter. 
Well the yard is pretty much done. The garden is not quite out. I still have onions, cucumbers and carrots in there yet. Also want to go through our shed and clean, clean, clean. But otherwise if it snowed tomorrow my yard would be ready. Me not so much. Lol
I've haven't really tackled the inside but maybe these next couple of weeks. 

3. I left this one open. 
I have just been busy. We went to Saskatchewan on Sunday to try out a new church and in the process I was fortunate enough to meet some woman that I've been cyber friends with now for a while. I love that. I also hope that we will have lots of time to get to know each other better. 
Our daughter fell in love with the church which makes both Rob and I VERY happy. 

Things are only going to get busier from here out so I am praying for Gods guidance in all of this. 

Have a great week everyone. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Living life and happy to do so

I wanted to write a back to school post today along with a couple of cute pics of my girlie starting grade 10, but life got in the way.
Pics never were taken. The first day of grade 10 sheet lay on my printer all day.
Life got in the way.
She started school of with a bang. We worked on her most dreaded subject for a while and then Rob and I had to run.
Life is busy this time of year. Back to formal schooling. Back to dance for her, driving for me. LOL
Rob gets crazy busy at work this time of year.
Life gets in the way.

Yet in spite of all this I am so happy.
God is amazing.
HE has sent such peace and contentment over me.
If you have been ready my previous post, you will have know that life picked it up a notch for us this summer.
Yet peace has remained.
I am sure you all know the saying God does not give more than HE knows you can handle. Well I read somewhere this: " I believe God constantly gives you more than you can handle so that you continually turn to HIM, so HE can help you through anything."
I certainly believe this is true.
All what has happened this summer has been so intense. I know that without continually falling on my knees and laying it before HIM, I would be lost.

So no matter how many times I want to come back here and tell you something that is going on and then something else drags me away I will be at peace.
Life has just got in the way.
But that is alright because God has this.