Monday, March 29, 2010

Let me say it for you... "He's getting so big!"

Going for cozy...
I found my toes...

Mommy! one more snapshot and...

Trying to sit and...the infamous belly flop

me and my bears...

First time on the swings...

too cute! kiss!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Listening to...

Fresh I.E. "Inside"

The song "Timeless", is really getting to me, it's convicting.
Goes something like this...
Before it's too late, lets open our eyes and see, look at our world in need, children are dying in these streets, some of them crying just to eat,
Before its too late, Lets open our mouths and speak, look at our world in need, we're killing each other cause of greed - R. Wilson, B. Foster

The album has strong messages overall, seems to me, you can't just listen to it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Been gone too long, this week I've been thinking in terms of one line updates on our life, on I'll try and remember some of them.

- making broccoli cheese soup today. A lot of pressure, as my husband's fav, fav, FAV soup is Moxie's version of broc cheese, if this fails, I guess we're back to spending $6 a bowl for soup, I do agree their soup is mighty good.

- Caden is starting to regularly scream, this is hard on our ears. Yesterday I had one crazy headache, ouch. He's also learning to sit, I sit him inside the nursing pillow on his playmat on the floor. I love it when he falls over, he lands on his belly, like a little whale...and he always seems to keep his face from hitting the floor, very graceful at falling over. We've been walking outside in this gorgeous weather.

- Speaking of gorgeous weather, its stinkin hot in our apartment already. You would think seeing as we live on the main floor, corner unit, we would have cold issues. Nope, haven't had the heat on in almost 2 weeks, and all winter we only had the thermastat's at 18 - its hot in here. I've been in shorts and tanks around the house and I usually don't put a lot of clothes on Caden when we're at home. Very close to turning on the AC. All our windows are south facing, so days when there is a North wind, we don't get a lot of air in here either. I am thankful for the weather however.

- Went out for coffee with one of my friends yesterday (Tim's across the street). On my way home, I noticed 2 of our building neighbour ladies outside on one of their patios. They both have babies, so the 3 babies incl. Caden, were all born within 1 month of each other! Crazy, hey?! It's pretty neat. We had a little chat, that's the first time we've all met with babies. I hope there is more opportunities to hang out now that nice weather is here...I think it could be fun, they're really nice. (I found out the 2 neighbour ladies are related, that's why they hang together frequently).

- A good link for this day honoring St. Patrick (link from my FB friend Phil)

- ooohhh, in other news: I am going to be an AUNTIE again!! Yes, my baby sister, Loretta and her husband Paul are expecting for October. Haha, kind've a repeat of Caden, due in October. I'm excited!

- Lent and Chocolate/Juice - in the middle of the Lent season. It feels like I've just become used to not eating chocolate or drinking juice. Sometimes its not even an option so it doesn't go through my mind or give me a reminder. So, while I can appreciate the "lent" idea, I don't think these couple of items absent from my consumption over 40 days are going to really make the difference in my relationship with the Father. I'm glad this has brought to my attention now, rather than at the end of 40 days and I want to change my heart daily, continually, rather than "waiting" for a reminder from chocolate or juice. I'm thankful Quinn and I have been taking in a video series on prayer, we're still in the middle of it, it's a long one, 5 parts, about an hour each. It's been such an awakening to how I pray and how I listen.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bye Jackson

Jackson III, our family pet and beta fish passed away overnight of old age. Jackson was a part of our family and home for the last 2 years.

Jackson buddy, you were with us through our engagement, wedding, marriage, pregnancy and you had the priveledge of meeting Caden, our firstborn. You were a beautiful piece of our home. We enjoyed watching you swim, we enjoyed playing with you, you jumping at us - you got us a few times! :)

I'll miss ya buddy, thanks for the memories...xo

Monday, March 1, 2010


I like learning, especially learning about God, really getting deep into who He is, what He is about. Then there are the simpler lessons too. This last week my husband and I are taking in some video sermons, this lesson particularly on prayer. Pray Like Jesus. Or as the pastor put it, "talking to Dad", the Father, the perfect Father. He is always attentive to us, with us and answers us. It might be a Yes, a No or a Later, but he will always answer.

The Pastor recalled in his message when he became a Father and how much more he understood God, the heavenly Father, as a Father. That makes sense to me. On another note, I remember when Quinn and I were dating, he loved me and I had a sense of this deep love he had for me...I remember thinking then: if Quinn and I have this deep love for one another, how much more does God love us? Then we got married and I found out how much more Quinn loves me, he acts it out and he tells me. God's love was again unfathomable to me. Then we had Caden, I love him so deeply, so, so, so deeply; and again I think of God's love, I know God loves Caden even more than we do...but HOW can He love him more? I could hug and kiss that boy all day. How much more does God express his love to us? A deeper love is unfathomable to me. But he does...

My Child,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me.John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I lovedthat I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father.Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32
Your Dad
Almighty God