Friday, September 30, 2016

274/365 My Family

Eva has been working hard on a painting of her family - including the newest little addition - Isla Rose!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

273/365 God is So Good to us!!

Isla Rose started breathing on her own late last night - an answer to many, many prayers. Thank you Lord! 
She was extubated today and is breathing room air. She cried her first cry today, she opened her eyes for the first time today and she got to snuggle on mommies chest for the first time today. 
We are thankful beyond measure.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

272/365 Why Not!

The last 24 hours have been filled with concern and constant prayer and so we just felt we all needed a treat - whipping cream on chocolate milk.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

271/365 Praising Him for Life

It started out like any other work day and then I got a text from Allison. The baby hadn't been moving since yesterday. We both felt something urgent so I dropped everything and picked her and the girls up and we headed to antepartum. Twenty minutes later  they were prepping her for emergency c-section. A good friend, bless her, picked the girls up at the hospital as I gowned for the delivery - but they asked me to leave - no time - baby had to come NOW. Dad was 2 hrs away and heading to RUH as fast as he could. Grandpa had just arrived.

Our little 3 pound miracle had a very hard go of it first day and her Mom was also struggling. We leaned heavily on our Lord and He sustained us.

Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

We can't praise the Lord enough for allowing this little one to be born alive all according to His perfect plan. 

Monday, September 26, 2016


I am pulling from the archives for todays 365 since work, supper and American debates consumed my day.
Miss Norah just lying on the sheepskin on the floor of her house. Such beautiful natural light in that house.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

267/365 Grandma's Front Steps

This is a keeper and I hope one day when they are grown up and all together they can look at this photo and reminisce about sleepovers and water balloon fights and games and dress-up and all the fun things at Grandma & Grandpa's house.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

265/365 Eva is Six

Can't believe she is six already!
Uncle Harold brought her a sparkler in the shape of a six!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

263/365 My Girls

I am slowly working through all the photos I took in August and finding some gems. :)
Proud Grandma loving these beautiful girls!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

262/365 Thoughts

We spent a lot of time in the back yard this summer. 
Not really looking forward to it being full of snow. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

258/365 Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet Tanis - the little girl who made me a Grandma! I love you!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

255/365 Hawkeye

It was a good time today at the Erindale Alliance Family Fall Fair.  There was plenty of entertainment for the little ones. Norah is riding Hawkeye all by herself and feeling pretty proud.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

252/365 Flowers

From my very thoughtful eldest son because even though he won't say it, he loves me. :)
I wanted to make sure these made it into the 365 memory bank.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

251/365 Time Flies

...when you are having fun. We moved in almost 17 years ago. How can that be! We were just passing through...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

250/365 My Sweethearts

I took this same photo on the same sofa about a year ago. Hoping I get to do this annually. Pulling from last weeks photos because I have so many I love and I worked all day.

Monday, September 5, 2016

249/365 A New View

Having a little fun pacing off the land imagining what it might be like to change the view from our back deck.  Just dreaming right now. It is all kind of exciting and overwhelming all at once. Like I need more excitement in my life!!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

247/365 My Gardner

Spent some time in her backyard today. I love how she is so willing to put on her gardening gloves and pitch in.... with real style!!
ps. Our little garden we planted six weeks ago has  grown incredibly and the Heliopsis are all blooming like crazy!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

246/365 Martini

Supper on the deck with friends...
Life has returned to normal....whatever that is.