Real Life

  • Opening The Trailer

    This year was our first year opening the trailer together at Braeside Camp!  What a difference having help 🙂  I’m so thankful for Todd!  Todd’s cousin Judy lent us her hubby, his power washer and their cute boys to help get the job done!  Thanks everyone!

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  • Mother's Day 2013

    There is nothing more I value in life than being a mother!  I am blessed to have the two most incredible kids and the two most incredible step-kids!  I thank-God for them all!  This Mother’s Day I got to celebrate with Brandon and Shelby for our traditional dinner and go-karting in Hamilton!  So much fun!  We’re all so competetive it’s crazy–crazy fun!!!

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  • Mother’s Day 2013

    There is nothing more I value in life than being a mother!  I am blessed to have the two most incredible kids and the two most incredible step-kids!  I thank-God for them all!  This Mother’s Day I got to celebrate with Brandon and Shelby for our traditional dinner and go-karting in Hamilton!  So much fun!  We’re all so competetive it’s crazy–crazy fun!!!

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  • Giving


    Today was a day of Giving.  I don’t think you can rest your head any more peacefully at the end of the day then after knowing  you’ve helped someone.   My friend Nicolle Barron and I helped at a Women’s Connection District event in Komoka, Ontario to let the town know of a new church that was there to serve their community.  Nicolle and I helped at the spa and were able to love on some wonderful people.
    When we were done at the We Are Christ event we drove to the Iam1ru, Big Event Fundraiser.  Our giving was a help here, but it didn’t feel like it as we were spoiled with an incredibly delicious dinner, scrumptious desserts and fun with friends.  One of my best friends in the world, Wendy Pauls moderated the event and another of my best friends in the world Lise Miles was there as a supporter.  Strange, but most of my friends have their own websites, as you see all the hyperlinks!  What does that mean???  I think it means that I have surrounded myself with amazing women in my life who are making a difference in this world!  We all challenge each other to be all that God would have us to be!  Wendy works with Sam Welton at Possibilities International.  If you don’t know about this Organization, you should check it out!  It makes becoming an everyday philanthropist easy–I am one, are you???  Click on the logo below to get to their website:
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  • Xulon Press–Orlando, Florida

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    So glad I chose a publishing company in Florida 🙂  Love this state! Xulon Press has been a wonderful company to work with to self-publish my book.  More people are involved in the process of publishing than I realized.  It was great to work with amazing people who love the Lord.  Todd even got to hold that cute little baby!

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  • Florida 2013

    We took the younger two kids to Florida.  The older one’s couldn’t come 🙁  Maybe next time!  We had so much fun!  Orlando, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and fun in and around the pool.  So much fun you don’t want to go home 🙂

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  • Valentine's Day 2013

    What an awesome Valentine’s I had!  Started out celebrating with my Gram.  I went roller skating with her and all her friends for the Valentine’s special.  Such a cool gram!!!  How many 80+ year olds do you know that roller skate?  Then Todd and I had Claudia over for dinner.  I had made chocolate covered strawberries…mmmm Todd and I had already celebrated on the weekend.  I LOVED the card Todd “arted up” for me 🙂  Such a talented hubby!  Feels good to be so wonderfully in love!

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  • Valentine’s Day 2013

    What an awesome Valentine’s I had!  Started out celebrating with my Gram.  I went roller skating with her and all her friends for the Valentine’s special.  Such a cool gram!!!  How many 80+ year olds do you know that roller skate?  Then Todd and I had Claudia over for dinner.  I had made chocolate covered strawberries…mmmm Todd and I had already celebrated on the weekend.  I LOVED the card Todd “arted up” for me 🙂  Such a talented hubby!  Feels good to be so wonderfully in love!

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  • Cheering Us On!

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    As soon as we got the book we wanted to show it to someone so we called Todd’s parents.  They were at his Gram’s, so we went over there for lunchtime and even got to see his sister Lisa!  What an awesome time.  They were so encouraging!  Having Grama Lois pray God’s blessing and direction over the book was amazing to me.  My book is dedicated to my Grandmother on my dad’s side who was an incredible woman of God just like Grama Lois. While she was praying I couldn’t help but think of Hebrews 12:1 that talks about the great cloud of witnesses in heaven that are cheering us on! We are blessed to have cheerleaders on both sides of heaven! 

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