Sunday, January 31, 2010

randomness,,,in the words of lanae...

So tomorrow is the start if what should be a pretty interesting week...Phil and Jenn are leaving for Hawaii and the 4 boys will be coming to stay with Josh and I until Sat,at which point they will be going to stay with grammie for the remaining five days...

We have lotsa stuff planned,like a library trip,perhaps a hockey game,pizza and cookie making,maybe go visit some friends,play with some art supplies,make some masterpeices,school,,,,

And we have to plan McKinley birthday party!!!its coming up quick...less than 2 weeks now!wow!my baby is growing up so fast...shes walking all over the place and starting to say words,its crazy how smart she is,she tries to comb her own hair,and brushes her two little teeth,and tries to mimmick anything i do...i was doing pushups the other day and got on the floor next to me and stuck her butt in the air and turned upside was so cute...i have the cutest kid in the world....

Thursday, January 28, 2010



I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
That You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crookedly lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost, and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yea, one day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave You when…

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave…
I never leave Your hands

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Let the words of my mouth,and the meditation of my heart,be acceptable in thy sight,O Lord,my strength,and my redeemer."Psalm19:14

So the chub learned how to sign "please" today...ive been trying to get her to do it off and on for months and had kinda given up because she just didnt seem too interested,but this afternoon i was feeding her her sandwich and said say "please" and she started rubbing her belly(: it was so cute( then i showed her the right way to do it,and all day she's been doing it,except for when i tried to show kluane at church,of course(:

Ive been reading through my bible the past few months,a chap. in Genesis,a chap. in Psalms, and a chap. in Matthew...anyways,in Genesis im reading about Abraham and Lot,and as im reading Lots story im thinking,what a sicko!!!like,i know these stories so well,i dont give them much thought usually,but wow....Lot was really messed up...In Psalms,im mostly just comforted by the Lord,and inspired at the same time.i always look forward to reading my Psalm,because it always seems like God is giving you exactly what you need to hear for the day and whatever situation you might be dealing with in your life.And Matthew is just interesting,i learn something new evrytime i read it.i was reading about the parables the other day and the different kinds of seeds that were sown and it is really thought provoking and makes you search your own heart out well to make sure your the "real thing" and just puts into perspective the false christians that are out there claiming one thing but living quite another.Sometimes i get so angry with all the hypocrasy but when i read this it just makes me sad because i know so many that dont truly know the Lord and they are so miserable and they are going to pay such a heavy price so very soon.So anger and indignation isnt really a good thing to feel towards them,maybe pity and compassion is more appropriate,and i try to find enough love in my heart to pray for them and their eternal souls.

I talked to my best Tori girl the other day,and i just want everyone to kow that i am soooo very proud of her.She is doing so great and serving the Lord with her whole heart,and i can see such maturity in her and her spiritual life.Its so great to have a freind that is serious about serving the Lord and dealing with sin,and not making excuses for herself.Ive never seen someone who inspires me so much and has such a sweet attitude no matter what comes her way.Ive learned a ton from her the past few years,and she has really lifted me up the way a freind should when i needed it most this past year."iron sharpening iron"-a true friend and im so you Tor!Keep it up,you are a rarety.

I better go finish cleaning my house,im gonna try to start going to bed i can get up i can excercise and read earlier...and then clean house i can go to bed yet earlier!...its a viscious cycle...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010







Friday, January 15, 2010


The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,and he delighteth in his way!

Not sure what to write about...just figured it was time to update...(:

Lets far its been a wonderful year.The Lord is answering prayers and blessing in our family so greatly i just havent been able to stop smiling all week!!!

We started a new budget plan at the beginning of January,and its just so exciting!!!its only been a few weeks and we are already seeing alot of benefits!!!and its just fun!who knew budgeting money could be fun!(: well,maybe its just me and josh that are making it fun,but we'll take it(:

Josh and I have started making alot of changes this year,in ALL areas of our lives,in our family life,our spiritual lives,our health lives,our financial lives,and it just feels good!we are simplifying in alot of areas,and re-evaluating alot of our standards,and values.

Josh's parents were here for the week and we had a really nice visit with them.they stayed with us,and its always nice to see them and for them to see how much Mac has changed.seems like she learns something new everytime we see them.This time she started walking!its so adorable,becasue shes so tiny(abt 16 and a half lbs)she just looks waaaayyyy to small to be walking on her own.its so cute.But she is 11 months old as of yesterday!

Speaking of which,she has a birthday coming up next month!!!yay!!!I cant believe my baby girl is already turning one!The year has just flown by,and she is just as smart as a whip!she can say mama,dada,hi,and nana!she can wave bye bye,clap and say yay!!!!!and now she can walk!!!She got an early birthday present today,the newest member of the family,"Floppy".He's a mini lop-eared bunny, and just as sweet as can be.she loves him already and isnt scared to pet him at all...and he LOVES to be held and petted.Hes very mellow,and has a great personality.ill try to post some pictures of him soon with her(:

Josh and I have our third anniversary coming up in April,and are hoping to be able to go to Hawaii.We may have to wait till May-ish,but thats A-ok!!!Thats what we really wanted to do for our honeymoon,but itll probably mean just that much more now(: I think we need it more now than we did back then anywayz.People dont really have a clue what love is until theyve lived through a few things together,and boy have we!(: God has been so good to us,and seen us through,and our marriage is growing sweeter everyday.I love my dear husband more than i ca express with words,and feel so blessed and priviledged to be his helpmeet(sustainer of life)

So!!!We arent planning yet,but are definetly thinking and praying about number two!our daughter has brought us so much joy this past year that we cant help but want another pray for us about Gods will and timing in this matter,,,

We just found out that Josh got an award for his outstanding work at the police department,andwas awarded a special extra paid day off because of it!isnt that neat!im soooo very proud!He is excelling as a police officer,and is becoming such an assett to our community.

He absolutely LOVES his job,and it makes me happy that he enjoys his work so much.He's always ready for his days off when they roll around though,and they never seem to last too long with all the court dates and forced overtime thrown in between.But we try to make the most of them,and enjoy every minute he's at home!

Phil and Jenn will be taking some time off to go to Hawaii themselves in febuary,and the boys will be staying with us half the time,and grammie half the im sure that will be interesting...and fun(: we have a few outings planned,like the library,and maybe a hockey game,and who knows what else we'll do?Mckinley will have a ball,im sure,she adores all of her cousins.

Well,i guess thats about it for now,hope i didnt bore anyone to death.if i did its your own fault for reading it to the end(: harharhar

Sunday, January 3, 2010

a new 'do for a new year!(:

i tried to get some different angles...its not easy when your trying to take the pic of yourself... anyways...i just got the urge to do something different,and i wanted to get rid of all the old color and start fresh,so i went in the bathroom and got out my scissors and went to town(: i think i like it and its super easy!!!(:

lots of short layers...its hard to see all the layers cuz my hair is so shiny...but my bangs are the longest part(:

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Resolutions

1.Be faithful to my Bible reading EVERYDAY
2.Lose my last 18 pounds.(so far ive lost about 30)
3.Learn how to sew better
4.Try my hardest to keep an upbeat attitude,and be more thankful for the good things in my life,rather than dwelling on past hurts and wrongs
5.Make some new freinds
6.Spend more time loving,and less time hating
7.I pray that the Lord will strengthen my convictions and love for Him this year,and that i can be a better witness for Him throughout this new year...not only to the lost,but also to my own family and freinds.
8.Get rid of people and baggage in my life that are a negative influence to me and my family
9.Drink more water than i did last year!(: hahaha (i drank alot last year,but i think i can do better)
10.Be a better freind
11.Be a better Wife and Helpmeet
12.Be a better Mom
13.Go to Hawiaii with my Loverly
14.Save lots of money on our new budget!!! (: lol
15.Read more and watch less tv
16.Catch up on my so behind!!!i dont even have my wedding album done!!!or my baby book!!!i havnt even gotten pictures developed from the past three years!!!holy moly!
17.Decorate my house...there arent any pictures on my walls,and weve been here since august!!!

Heres a sure i could make alot more,but these are a few important ones off the top of my head...Hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Goodbye Bek and Jermy ):

At the Airport...

the guys had to re-package the fish in a box because the attendant said the styrofoam cooler wouldnt make it...

i watched the girls and snapped pictures while everybody was busy...

my adorable husband sporting his new jacket i bought him for christmas...isnt he a hunk?hehehe...i dont think anybody says hunk a dork...

stop taking my picture...your embarressing me...
bek wouldnt let me take her this is what she gets(:
why are we so happy???
thats more like it...
what a cute family
snuggling cute(:

Christmas pictures

josh and i got mckinley a rocking chair for she is modeling it(:

i bought josh a couple of fancy remote control helicopter for christmas,something he's been wanting for awhile,so this is pretty much what he did all day christmas eve after opening them(:
his exact words were..."best christmas ever!" what a dork...mckinley is scared of anything that,vaccuums,blow dryers,rc she was hanging onto her daddies arm and whining and crying at the helicopters very nervously,but wouldnt was really cute

watching christmas movies...
we played alot of cards this christmas season...dutch blitz was the game of choice(: