Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas & Ten Thousand Villages

I don't if any of you are avid shoppers of this store. I love going and don't get there enough. I was telling Quinn a couple weeks back, my next pack of coffee beans will be from there (right now there is no coffee in the house and this is troublesome).

Years ago when I lived on Pembina I would be over there more often. I remember some Christmas's ago I was in there and spotted their Nativity scenes. I told myself then, "self - when you have a home and/or family, you will attain a set". Time??

I checked online and found this one pictured for a FAIR asking price of $150.00. Remember - these are all fair trade products. The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has partnered with these artisans to ensure they get fair value for their hard work and ensure them a sustainable future.

Ten Thousand VillagesDid you know?

Not sure if those are wisemen pictured...however, the wisemen did not actually visit Jesus as a baby in the 'manger' (Luke 2), they would have visited Him when he was under 2 years old and probably over 1. (The wise men's journey could have taken a year or more...?) It would have been when Jesus was under 2 because Herod had all the children who were 2 and under killed. They visited Jesus in a 'house' as Matthew 2 states. This was never clarified to me in Sunday School, only found out recently (thanks to you Quinn!).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Magnetic Drive Thru's

Apparently there are now magnetic Tim Horton’s Drive-Thru’s in the city.

If you are in the vicinity of a particular caffeine establishment, your car will be magnetically pulled into the drive thru, forcing you to drink a caffeinated beverage.
A local woman explains “well actually the car just drove to the drive thru and there I was ordering my first Tim's from my own Tim Horton's” after a Tim Hortons was recently built in her area.

No Tim Horton's representative could be reached for comment.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Let the music speak, as it says,
"How can I ever say enough? How amazing is Your love!"
As sedate as I feel this Monday morning, inside my heart shouts and rejoices.

Psalm 150
1 Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Flowers, laundry and love

I do like single beautiful rose in a vase, neatly tied with a bow.

Surprises I like too.

A clean fish bowl, dusted night tables, laundry folded.

When they come all in one day, these are the moments that take my breath away.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy One Month Baby!

Quinn and I celebrated our one month wedding anniversary, obviously on October 27th! Quinn built me a FIRE! We went over to St. Vital park, after driving through the park (literally, to find a fire pit in the darkness, we drove 'in' and 'through'), we found a pit, had a raging hot fire and roasted smores.

(above) see smores in tinfoil

This was a 10 second timed pic...I raced around the fire to get to Quinn...that's why I look frazzled :) We also got Tim's in the Thermos!

Quinn, my husband and best friend, I love you.

Introducing...Paul & Loretta Martens

My sister's wedding was three weeks after ours. It was a beautiful day for a wedding. My little sista cried her way up the aisle, they said "I Do", pledged their love to one another and saddled up on their horses into the fall sun!!

Pretty lady...

The 'DeWalt' way to cut a cake, very funny moment!!I love this pic...

If the horses aren't fast enough, you take the Dodge...

Quinn snapping pics...zooooooommmmm in :)

Mommy and her grandbaby...

Conner in a Nikon moment...sweet!Dressing don't think Daddy was too impressed...

With Gramps & Gran Fehr
Another Nikon moment...stunning couple!


Not afraid of them until he got funny...

Paul & Loretta Martens - October 18, 2008