August 15, 2017

August 14, 2017

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Amy's book talks about writing and sending texts which we do often in our family.

Since the kids were little, we have prayed Joshua 1:9 with them.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9
I sent this text to Eliza the night before their first match at the Canada Games.

August 13, 2017

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He is our Strength! Scriptures

1. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. - Psalm 27:14

May Annie, Eliza and Ethan wait patiently for You. May they be brave and courageous with Your strength.

2. Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9

May Annie, Eliza and Ethan be strong and courageous. May they not be be terrified or discouraged for you are with them wherever they go.

3. It is God who arms me with strength. - Psalm 18:32 

Lord, it is You who arms Annie, Eliza and Ethan with strength.

August 12, 2017

August 11, 2017

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On that Friday evening, Mom and Dad visited their dear friends, Stewart and Phyllis. At Beulah, they are only a stones throw away. Stewart's health had been declining for months and he was resting in his chair under a warm blanket. Dad sat down on the piano bench and started playing. Together, the two of them sang as they have done since they were college students at Bethany. The following morning Stewart had to be taken to the hospital and days later, he went the One he sang, preached and lived for. 

August 10, 2017

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Someone may say it was serendipity when our children were born.


Annie arrived earlier than her due date. While getting ready for my last day of work as a youth director, my water broke and we went to the hospital. It was May 10th and it was Mother's Day. We held her after midnight on May 11th!


When I was expecting Eliza, her due date was May 10th. My contractions started on that very day and that is when she was born!  (She was 10 pounds and 2 ounces, and she was the easiest delivery!)


With Ethan, my gynecologist said, "It's time to have that baby! I'm going to have you go into the hospital on May 9th and get things started!" I laughed. With delivering so many babies, there is no way he remembered the birth dates of my other two. We could have ended up with May 9th, May 10th and May 11th...but Ethan took too long so we have two birthdays on the 10th!

Side note: With three birthdays together, it made it easy for Grandma D to come from Michigan for everyone's birthday party!

August 9, 2017

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My friend, Lisa, introduced this book to me years ago. It's the adorable and hilarious story of a little pea who has to eat all his sweets before he will get veggies for dessert! In the aisle of our Chapter's book store, I met my first book written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

August 7, 2017

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Three Ways to get a Ukulele
  1. Buy a new one. 
  2. Borrow one from the music teacher for the summer.
  3. Put a ukulele alert on your Kijiji account and message the person right away when you find one for $20! 

August 6, 2017

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I cannot be the only one who
  • sometimes counts how many songs until the musical is over.
  • talks to animals when out and about, like "Hello, Cow!"
  • clicks the car fob multiple times to make sure it is really locked.
  • puts a glass of Tang in the freezer to make a slushy.