Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Nahum is cute even if he has the leftovers from breakfast on his face!
Chloe and John on a lazy saturday morning.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The children are fine. Chloe is on the mend as we recently found she has allergies to makeup and she landed in the hospital for a night with her asthma acting up. She's out now and seeming to do better. I'm slowly learning what triggers these asthma attacts for her but it sure is discouraging at times to have to do this the trial and error method. I'm just thankful that it hasn't ever been life threatening. Dave has been out recently staking a mining claim close to town here. After a few attempts and a broken compass and nearly getting lost i got him a GPS and that seemed to help a tremendous amount in time and energy. So he recorded it at the mining claims office so now we have a place to scout out with the children and do our cookouts and dave said he even came across the remains of an old cabin we might be able to fix up a bit! So we are looking forward to some family adventures. Not till after the baby arrives mind you:) Sorry to have left this off for so long. Real life gets busy and without a camera it's hard to motivate and fill everyone in on the details of every day busyness. Hope all is well in your part of the world and we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I hope to have some pictures up on here after the baby is born so don't forget to check back.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Nahum turned 2 on June 28th. We ended up going up to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Timmins to share a birthday party with Wilfrid who turned 11 on June 30th. Wil had asked if he could have the cake say Happy Birthday Wil and Nahum. Nahum seemed quite happy with that. The children and I had left Barrie that morning and picked dave up in matheson at our house and arrived in Timmins just in time for the party:) Chloe thought we "needed" party hats. We also put together some goodie bags for all the children.. well my 3 and wil and Lily my niece and nephew. It was a really fun day. Sarah and Greg were there to help BBQ and make the day that much more special. It's so nice to just celebrate our little ones with the family. Simple but they feel important and loved:)
Nahum is a really sweet kid. He loves his mom right now.. maybe a little too much but I will enjoy it as he may not always be so in to me:) Him and John as a result of our move have now got bunkbeds. Daddy built them out of cedar wood. They are nice and Nahum is doing well. He did however peel the paint off the wall at the head of his bed to reveal the paneling behind.. eek!
Nahum got a few little gifts from Grandma as you can see from the picture below he thinks he's a coolio in his new sun glasses!
This is a picture of Greg and Auntie Sarah! Way to go on the BBQ eh!
The Birthday Gang.
Nahum my coolio:)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Well I'm no whiz when it comes to this computer stuff but I think I have the pictures all on here... i didn't leave any out.. so there are some on there that my 2,3, and 4 year old took of me... Haha.. Hope these little happy faces brighten your day.. they often brighten mine:)
(just click on the picture below to view the photo album attached)
Hope all is well in your world. Blessings!
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (last week's memory verse for the kids)
"Be ye kind one to another" (this week's memory verse for the kids)
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have been seeking out my way for homeschooling this year. I had purchased a curriculum for preschool through Rod and Staff. It's very good and thorough but I was having trouble enjoying it with my children. I found it was hard to get it done when we weren't having fun and I felt i had more trouble teaching that way. So I began reading some homeschooling blogs and found that a lot of people homeschool different ways and they all learn. I began looking on the internet for materials and started creating "Amy style" something that would work for us.
I decided to take the Alphabet one letter a week and base our schooling around that theme. We are now finished letter F and going onto G next week. I have a box where i keep my materials and goodies to pull out for the children which is not allowed to be touched by the children and everything that comes out is a surprise. It's fun for me and for them!I've been pleased with this sitehttp://www.first-school.ws/theme/alphabet.htm for free material. We are also trying to put a bible verse that dave is giving us up for every letter and learn them during the week. We also are colouring through a Psalm 23 colouring book and using that as the verse we say at sunday school. The other thing that I found was lacking was the teaching of "work" to the children. I found a neat site on the web http://www.handipoints.com where we have been keeping a chore chart and have made it part of our school. Usually(as I am not always on top of things:)) we do our chores in the morning after breakfast before school and check them off on the chart and play a little game in the handyland before going to the school room. If I had a camera I would take a picture of the school room and insert here... haha . We have a bedroom on the main floor of the house we are renting and it is cleared out to make a little laundry/school room. It works for me! So that's our attempt at schooling this year. I'm sure things will evolve and get smoother and more scheduled as things go along but i'm pleased so far with how it's going.
We are also looking to purchase a little country property still although there has been a lot of things to overcome in getting it but if the Lord wills we hope to have it for sometime in march.
Click here to see the property.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is the bridge going into matheson from the quebec highway. We are back here in matheson now and are glad to be back. Within the first week of being back walking down the street I saw many familiar faces and was known also of them. It was a nice feeling. We are attending the matheson chapel and are encouraged with the work going on here. The Lord knows we all have struggles but the little assembly is trusting God for what is ahead. We are currently renting a house only a few blocks from this picture which is much appreciated. We are thinking to purchase or build Lord willing in the future but as of yet no real door has opened to us. Chloe and John and I are attempting some homeschooling still. The new year has brought in a good start and the children seem to be enjoying it. Chloe is 4 and John is 3. Nahum is now 19 months and very talkative. He is wearing the clothes that John is just growing out of. So he is gaining speed in the growing department. We are only a few blocks from the chapel and the playgroup/library is at the end of our street. My parents are only 45 minutes in timmins and we have had opportunity to help out there and have good visits. We had my niece and nephew over for a few days over the holidays and had some good times. Dave's mom lives only 45 minutes or so the other direction and the children and i have hopped on the bus and taken drives down to spend a night or two there. We are very blessed to have the opportunity now to spend with grandparents as the last 2 years have been sparse. Dave is enjoying his job. April the operation is scheduled to start up so the spring could be pretty busy. Last week he was sent to Ottawa for a mineral conference and was put up at the Chateau Laurier for the week. He was struck by the excess when walking out of the hotel and all it's luxuries to be met by a man asking money for only coffee and soup. Truly the Lord said the poor you will have with you always. The camera is broken just now so I haven't any recent pictures of the family but will attempt to somehow or another catch up with you on the faces of the littles in my life.
As to the title of this blog.. I'm at a loss as what to do... to completely sever ties with newfoundland seems to hard to do... but we aren't in newfoundland physically anymore... any suggestions as to a new label? Trust all is well in your world... please leave me a note in the comments spot so I know you were by.