Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our New Son! :)

It's a boy! :) Introducing: Luke Alexander!

Born January 23rd, at 6:20am
Weight: 10lbs 4oz
Height: 22 1/2 inches 

We are all doing really well; my labor was only two hours and my easiest thus far.  :) God answered prayers, and I am so thankful how the birth went! Thanking the Lord for blessing us with this precious baby boy! :) 

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.  O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.  I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:1-4

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Indoor Fun: Making Cut Out Cookies! :)

A few nights ago I thought it would be fun to try making cut out cookies with the kids. After Graham went and bought us some sprinkles and picked up a bunch of cookie cutters (we were borrowing them from his mom), we were set to go! :)

Ready to start cutting out cookies.

Lots of sprinkles!

Helping to roll out the dough. 

Some of the cookies before going in the oven. :) We had a great time together! It was even better because Graham was able to come in from working and make them with us. :) 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Promises of God

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4

We have the promise of His presence; "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"  (Heb. 13:5).  The promise of His grace; "My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Cor. 12:9) . The promise of His protection; "As the mountains are round about Jerusalem so the LORD is round about his people henceforth even for ever" (Ps. 125:2). The promise of His guidance; "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tested above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Cor. 10:13).  And the promise of His coming; " I will come again and receive you unto myself" (John 14:3). Are you living in the enjoyment of His promises? 

"By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God" -R. Kelso Carter

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Quick Sketches

It has been a long, long time (a few years at least) since I last picked up a pencil and attempted to draw or sketch anything.  A few days ago I pulled out some paper and had fun doing these quick sketches.  Despite the fact that I'm way out of practice, (and yes, my one year old was beside me almost the whole time bumping my arm) I had fun and hope to do more soon! :) 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Let the Guessing Begin! :)

Just for the fun of it, I thought it would be interesting if everyone had a guess on if our newest little one is a girl or boy, and the date and time when they think he or she will arrive. :)  I'm due Jan. 13th. :) 

Whoever guesses the closes will get a prize. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Something I've Been Wanting For a Long While...

During our last move, we had to leave behind our piano, which I missed a lot. This past Monday, Graham took me and the kids to a thrift shop in Regina after my midwife appt. :)  and as soon as I walked toward the back of the store I saw this piano. I have never seen a piano sold at a thrift shop in Canada so I was excited! :) Long story short, we were able to get it the next day for around $50! 

Real piano keys! :) I have a small electric piano, but nothing compares to playing on a real piano!  

I love it! It's just the right size, has a very nice sound, and the color also matches the rest of our dining/living room furniture. A huge thank you to my father and mother-in-law for going and picking it up for me!! And to my husband (who first off, took me to the thrift store when it's not his favorite store) and also made all the inquires about the piano so we was able to get it! :) God is so good to me! :)