Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sweet email reminder

I saw this email signature at work and thought it was too good not to share

" If you ever need help ask God, but if you don't need help thank God."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

summer reading challenge

Mark worked on his drawing and enlarging skills for our poster

Over the summer our local Library and zoo are doing a dinosaur and dragon theme and I wanted to up the stakes by offering an additional challenge to the family. Our goal is to read 35 books collectively with our reward being a trip to the beach downtown. I despise going downtown if I can help it so its kind of a big deal. Between mission trips, VBS and the county fair our holiday is already filled so the kids will need to hustle if they would like to go before all of it has ended. Summer seems to be the shortest season here so it can easily get too cold for outdoor swimming by the last week of August.

We are already 3 books in going strong. Three more will be added by the end of this week by Koda, Beanie and Mark. I am glad to see my family with their noses in a book vs their phones or tablets. Baby steps!

Monday, May 8, 2017

a few setbacks but things are still getting done...

Some time to reflect on the last week and share some things that have made me grateful.
 No time to be depressed when you are happy for what you have.
although I have been bed bound as of late again due to a cold and flare up  I have found massive time to craft and create. 

entering my work into the next wool fiber fair.

Koda's memorial tattoo for her uncle Glen. 

a successful year end awards ceremony for my Sparkie. Next year will be her last year as a Spark.

a successful surgery for Magnar getting fixed. I worried about complications so I am glad all went well. 

Giddy learning how to use the electric board with Daddy. 

antiques brought back from storage and back into our home.