Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!!!!

Jeremy makes a new friend.....

Stay tuned for more spooky Halloween posts.....

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Our First Family Blog!

If you happen to check out the links on the will see a new one called Our Original Family Blog
I am in the process of transferring our old blog to blogger for those of you (and myself) who would want to go back to the beganning of when we started our journey with baby Jeremy. There were just too many pictures and memories to lose. Feel free to check in on it!

Brandy makes Jeremy laugh!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Safeway's Fault?

Kendal bought me these roses awhile ago...I love to get roses anytime, and usually dry them so that I can keep them, but this dozen didn't seem to be lasting very well, which was unusual. Safeway's roses are usually pretty good. We had them two days by the time I took this picture, and they were already wilting and half dead.....Kendal was really mad, and ready to go storming into the store demanding new ones....
until I asked if he had put water in the vase........LOL!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Impressive Architecture!

This is a an old church in Moose Jaw! I have never been inside it, but the outside is sure impressive!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fish and Bananas

Tonight we took Jeremy to DQ. He was tired and grumpy until Robyn started sharing the banana from her banana split. He ate half of it!

After the ice cream he wanted to visit the fish before we left. Robyn has been making fish faces at him lately, which he finds funny and tries to copy. When hen tries to do it he makes a funny lip-smacking sound. The fish at DQ was making the same face.

On the way home Jeremy alternated between trying say banana and making fish faces!

Pouty Face..

This is a face we are seeing all too often right now, as Jeremy pops yet another tooth right after the first...."but it hurts mommmy!"....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Jeremy pops a tooth!

It's finally here....the first tooth! I know because he is biting everything with it....including me...and I am nursing....LOL!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Family is not alway great....but it is good....

Odd post title right? The point is this...No matter how many troubles you may go through as a family (and we all do) it is still worth it in the end....My family is dysfunctional and kind of odd...I have children from a previous marriage (all almost adults fact one is...) and that relationship was a bust in the biggest kind of way...but it did leave me with children which I value and cherish...(obviously).. and yet even the greatest joys of my life have caused me immense pain and anger at different points of our relationship. Krystal (my 19 year old) ran away at 15, and pretty much threw away everything we ever taught her including our relationship...and I have to admit that at that point, I really did question having children at all. Yet today she is a very hard working and pretty responsible girl, who has given me a wonderful grandson I think the world of. She makes me laugh, and has impressed me with the way she has taken on the challenge of parenthood when I wasn't quite sure she was up to it...and I know that there is still more growing for her to do, and I look forward to getting to know the person she is becoming. Brandy and Bree have also given me many gray hairs the last couple of years...Brandy with her sneaking out the window escapades to name one of many...and I am sure that Bree is scheming in her head ways to turn my hair gray...
I am on my second husband is six years younger then me, and became an instant daddy which brought on its own set of challenges...but I have to say that he excelled at a very difficult job, and that as a team we did a very good job of raising our three girls. We have also faced some difficulties at different times in our relationship and at times I have also wondered if getting married again was a wise idea...I came with baggage, and Kendal is STUBBORN...(nooo.......) but I wouldn't trade our marriage for anything. Kendal is my best friend, and after 11 years of marriage I think we have learned some stuff....
Now we have a baby boy...Jeremy. We are stupid over him. We think he is the best thing ever created, and that no one else has a baby as wonderful as Jeremy....(sound familiar new parents?) but I know that in a couple of years, he will start to assert his Independence, and probably break my heart a couple of times....
My point isn't always GREAT...but it is good. My family isn't perfect, but I wouldn't trade one of them for the world. There are always great joys, and great disappointments, but in the end it is my family which makes life worth living.
My family also makes me think of the absolutely unconditional love God has for us...His family. As a people we are pretty messed up. We come to Him as new Christians determined to be the best children ever, but it doesn't take long for us to start re-asserting our Independence.. Like my children, as we grow we have to fall on our faces a few times before we start to learn our lessons-and yet shock of shocks...knowing what I do now I still chose to have more children. God must feel frustrated with us, as we constantly throw all the lessons he teaches us out the window...and yet he values relationship with us enough that he loves us through all of it- We aren't always Great...and yet..God created us...and thought it was good..nothing in this life which is worth having is safe....but it can be good.

"Ooh!" said Susan, "I'd thought he was a man. Is he--quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."

"That you will, dearie, and no mistake," said Mrs. Beaver, "if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else silly."

"Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy.

"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."
C.S. Lewis-Chronicles of Narnia

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Oh Gandhi, you dog you.

Oddly enough Regina's City Hall has a statue of Confucius on one side of the entrance and a bust of Mahatma Gandhi on the other. Apparently Confucius isn't much of a riders fan, but Gandhi seems to have had a pretty good weekend after the riders win. On Monday morning he had not only a Hawaiian lei, but I think he was still hung over.