Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A GREAT time!!

From my blog surfing, I have come to the conclusion that everyone is either spring cleaning, gardening, playing outside, or...having computer problems.. I have been doing a bit of everything mentioned.
HOWEVER...last week, my mother (and father..who couldn't go) took us (PAID!!!) to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls. My brother, Jason, his wife Brandy, and his 2 daughters, Abigail & Katherine went. As well as the 4 of us. Mom came too. We had an absolute BLAST!!! I think mom was the biggest kid of all.....

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Attitude of Gratitude...

After a very long week, and little time to give to my blogging world...I am now making time to list my blessings for the week..It makes me feel good just thinking about some of these things!!!

Today I am thankful for...

1. sunshine-I absolutely love the sun. Makes me feel refreshed and alive...I LOVE LOVE LOVE it..
2. my hubby--when my dad had his accident this week, Mike sprang into "mikeness" and took charge, going to my dads side and making sure my dad was okay, getting all the goods out of dads car, phoning me often to keep me informed, and the list goes on... when my car up and quit in the middle of the road on Thursday, he came right away, dropped me off at work, and took care of the car---with the kids!! he is so good in "crisis" and makes me so proud to be part of him..
3. my parents--they are the most giving people I know...Mom's taking us to Great Wolf Lodge on Tuesday (for the grandkids ofcourse!!)--she's paying!! Dad brought over some plants and had my toes done--he paid!! They are always giving to us in some way...
4. God's grace--I had some questionable customers today... one man who made me get almost on the floor for some wire b/c he didn't want to get it...(**reminder..bending is near impossible lately!!) one lady who thought I should carry out her water jugs..and the list goes on...
5. dill pickle dip--need I say more?? YUMMY!!
6. dandelions--not a weed in our house.. pretty flowers picked just for mommy!!
7. bleach--such a great product to clean out VERY dirty bathtubs (when the kids decided it would be so much fun to not only play in the big mud pit, but start throwing the mud and wiping it on each other...!! I so wish my camera was working....)
8. my friends the Halls--who also shared their hostas with us!!
9. anticipation--the count down is on until Team Lockwood gets bigger by one...and the anticipation is so real...
10. Love--in all shapes and sizes..most of all God's love.

Thursday, May 10, 2007're it!!

Well...I have been tagged by my good friend Holly...This is the first time I have seen or done this, so hope it works out. Pay attention because I just might tag YOU!!!!Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to tag others and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I am a candy-aholic. This, I'm sure, is not news..but I will go without supper if I can substitute candy. I would much prefer a chocolate bar to a steak....
2. I had my very own peeping Tom... Yeppers..when I lived in Toronto, there was a guy we nicknamed "paintcan tom" because he used to bring a paint can to stand on to see in my window... talk about FREAKY!!!!
3. I HATE clutter...I could be the host of Clean Sweep. (eh Joy??) I will walk over a pile of dirt on the floor...but I can't deal with piles of junk---especially on the counter---(I drive Mike INSANE!!--I'm a bit obsessive!!)
4. I am not a girly girl...I do not wear jewelry (once in a blue only), I seldom use bubble bath, I do not paint my nails (unless I have a pedicure...never a manicure), but I do love makeup! (not so much wearing it, just the colours!)
5. I have a stationary fetish. I love pens and paper. I love lists and writing in books. I think I'm sick.
6. I have a birth mark....ask me where!!
7. I fall up the stairs often. You'd think I'd learn...

So now I tag..... Brandy, Holly, Tamar and Cheryl

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This is just a test...I think I've figured out that my browser can not handle all the components to I am trying Mike''s showing different fonts and colours that I can use (mine has no colours as options..) and now I'm trying a link...

Monday, May 7, 2007

Immanuel's Well...

How hectic can life really get?? WOW! May has always been a busy month for us, b/c there is so much "stuff" going on, but the past 7 days have been WILD!!...and there's more too come. Just sit back and enjoy the ride right??

In keeping with Jen's "woman" theme that she has been blogging about, I felt as though I should share a very special poem that I carry around with me.
Last March, I had a wonderful opportunity, thanks to family and friends who lovingly gave in support of me, to go on my first missions trip to Guatemala. It was such an experience for much so, that I have trouble putting into words how it affected me. When I left, I had plans of returning and sending out a newsletter to all my "supporters", to say thanks and share with them what happened....but words couldn't express, and my heart was almost, well, too heavy to explain anything. A year later I am still processing.
On the trip, I met a wonderful lady named Loralee. She is a sister to one of our church members, and her husband and her decided to come. After a week full of many experiences, much of God, and many emotions, Loralee presented all the "ladies' on the trip with a poem that she had written. (You will see she is a WONDERFUL writer). She had written it some time ago, but really felt that it held true to the woman in our group, and was something we could all benefit from reading.
I hope you all will benefit as well.
Here is her poem.

Immanuel's Well

I am in you.
Carry me.
As the woman, drawn by thirst
met Jesus at the well,
so I will send to you.

And you will be like the well,
deep, refreshing.....
And so much so
that they who have been quenched,
will leave you only
to bring back others;
Others to drink at your well.

Your well,
Filled with My Healing Waters.

Carry Me.
And I will carry you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Attitude of Gratitude...

Okay...once again I have missed Gratitude's my Tuesday list....

1. ice chips -- anyone who has ever been pregnant MUST remember how lovely ice chips were? what a great way to fend off the everpresent heart burn!!

2. my daughter -- so brave today at the doctors. getting 2 needles. "And I didn't even cry mom." "Oh? Those aren't tears in your eyes?" "nope. They just leaked a bit."

3. my son -- in his VERY 2 year old BOY state (do they ever slow down??) he is very kind and loving. He was adamant that he was to go with Hannah "I hab needle too mom."

4. my husband -- who is a gift from God. He has the best sense of humour. (Mike that is..not I have been laughing all day.....and laughing is one of my most FAVOURITE things to do....

5. little and big blessings -- after over a year of having "misplaced" my wedding rings... I was gathering the boxes to take to charity and a small bag fell out of one box. I went to throw it back in the box, when I felt something.... YEPPERS!! My rings!!

6. benefits -- Hannah & I get to go to the dentist tomorrow. So blessed.

7. sunshine -- the better the weather, the better I feel.

8. tums -- a pregos best friend!

9. books -- although I don't make alot of time to read, I do LOVE it... and am currently reading a book I've read many times...The power of a praying wife.... It's awesome. READ IT!! (whether you have a good marriage or not so good'll learn something each time!!)

10. My Father God. Where would I be without him? Words will never express.