Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 320 - June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 319 - June 29, 2010

As you may have guessed from my lack of blogging lately, I am now back home in Canada. Gone are the days of sitting on the couch in front of the TV waiting for the UPS guy to arrive with anther exciting package. Goodbye hot and dry California sun. Hello hot and humid, sticky and rainy summer days in Canada. But on the plus side, the world around me is lush and green and gorgeous! Gardens are in full bloom and I can’t wait to run barefoot through the freshly cut grass.

So what have I been up to lately? Well, aside from spending a sleepless night on a red eye flight to Buffalo,

I’ve been celebrating love and a new life together,

Catching up with family,

And meeting my sweet nephew, Jacob, for the first time!

Couldn’t you just eat him up? I can’t wait to spend more time with this yummy baby!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 318 - June 28, 2010

I'm gonna love you more than anyone

I'm gonna hold you closer than before

And when I kiss your soul, your body be free

I'll be free for you anytime

I'm gonna love you more than anyone

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Babe!

I love you with the breaths, smiles, and tears of all my life.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 317 - June 27, 2010

Colossians 3:12-15

As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, cloth yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony...And be thankful.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 316 - June 26, 2010

Celebrating the love between two friends as they say "I do" today!

Day 315 - June 25, 2010

Day 315 was spent in a car, on a bus, in an airport, on a plane, on a subway train, in another airport, on another plane, in another car, in a museum, in a restaurant, on killer (literally) heels, in one final car, and finally in bed. What an exhausting trip! I am so thankful to be back home! Counting down the hours until I get to kiss my 3 sweet nephews!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 314 - June 24, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 313 - June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 312 - June 22, 2010

On the agenda today, bake Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (they are already in the oven and smell incredible), cook a large batch of Fireside Chili, and make delicious Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs. Gotta leave the fridge and freezer stocked for my hubby before I head back home for a month. What's on your agenda today?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 311 - June 21, 2010

Knock, knock, knock…

Me: Well hello there Summer. Welcome back. Has it really been a year already? Well, don’t just stand there, come on in and stay a few months.

The other day, I was walking out of Target and heard a woman exclaim, “Whoa, it’s HOT out here!” This weekend, as my husband and I sat outside at the pool, I remarked, “Oh my goodness, it’s HOT out here!” A few minutes later, Greg replied, “Wow, it’s HOT out here!”

I’ve come to realize that when you live in Southern California, “it’s hot out here” is a phrase you hear or say nearly every day of the year. The weather is gorgeous 99% of the time and yet everyone, including myself, walks outside and acts like there are surprised to be greeted by such a beautiful sunshine-y day. I check the weather network every morning and although everyday looks like the last, I still find myself thinking, “I can’t believe how hot it’s going to get this afternoon.”

Summer is officially here, even though here in sunny California it has felt like summer since March. For many, the start of summer means it’s time to hit the beach. For me, summer means hoping on a plane back home to my family and friends.

Summer means catching up on missed cuddles.

Summer means jumping in puddles at the splash park.

Summer means celebrating the wedding of two friends.

Summer means sharing a Popsicle with someone you love.

Summer means celebrating some very special birthdays.

I can’t wait to see what else this summer has in store for me.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 310 - June 20, 2010

Psalm 103:13

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."

Happy Father's Day, Dad! I love you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 309 - June 19, 2010

I could watch him draw for hours.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 308 - June 18, 2010

Another wonderful afternoon spent on the Disney Studio lot.

There were games

and puzzles!

Book signings,

meet & greets,

and photo ops with friends.

It was more fun than a Barrel of Monkeys!

Enjoy Toy Story 3!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 307 - June 17, 2010

Four years ago, I came across a little French booklet filled with Bible passages and verses about God’s love and forgiveness. One of the chapters in this booklet talked about eternity and what it meant to spend eternity with God. Eternity is a difficult concept to get our heads around in this finite world we live in. The author asked the question, “What is an Eternity?” The following is my simple English translation of the author’s explanation of eternity.

Imagine a tiny insect on Earth. His job is to transport every little piece of the Earth to the furthest planet in the solar system. He starts in a tall tree and takes a tiny piece of a leaf in his mouth. He travels for decades and finally reaches the furthest planet and drops the piece of leaf. He goes back to Earth to collect a second bite from that leaf. Imagine him doing this over and over again until he finally takes the last piece of Earth in his mouth and drops it on the furthest planet. Only than has eternity begun.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 306 - June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 305 - June 15, 2010

$40 CSN Stores Gift Certificate Winner!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 304 - June 14, 2010

Dear sweet songbirds outside of my window,

Could you please keep it down in the morning? You see, a girl needs her beauty sleep. Singing your songs at 5am is far too early a wake up call for this girl. Your voices are sweeter than the sound of the repairman hammering outside my front door, but at least Mr. Repairman has the courtesy to wait until after 9am before he sings. I’m sure your feathers are beautiful and I know that God made you just as he formed me, but I beg you, please save your songs until after I get out of bed. It would be so lovely to sleep without my bright orange earplugs for once. Thank you for your consideration on this matter.


Sleepy-Eyed Sister

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 303 - June 13, 2010

Habakkuk 1:5

Watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 302 - June 12, 2010

Back to Disneyland again later today. It has sort of become our second home. Looking forward to seeing the new World of Color show tonight!

By the way, Toy Story 3 was hilarious last night. Very well done! Worth seeing!

P.S. Only 2 days remain in the $40 CSN Stores gift certificate giveaway! Giveaway ends Monday at 9pm PST.