Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bats, anyone?

YUCK! I left the apartment this morning and gathered the kids up in our hallway downstairs, we were headed to the trazona...and while I was leaving, I noticed a little black thing on the wall. It was a bat! YUCK!!!! GROSS!! I immediately called our "superman"...Mark and he came home and caught it in an ice cream pail and let it go...We still hear it "screaming" around our building, hoping to fly back in...get me out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a pretty good weekend, we stayed at Burntside LK and spent the night at some friends. We went for a boat ride and enjoyed the sites and islands about there. We grilled and had bonfires.
We visited Babbit Baptist again Sunday, and Monday we barely left the house. I think it snowed it was so cold outside!
Tonight we are headed for Seamers Park and the kids and I might walk Trazona tomorrow...
Hope all is well!
Still pray for our house. Thanks.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Well, it's been a good week. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday we walked the Trazona Trail, that winds around Miner's Lake. It's a 4 mile walk...up and down the country side, but it sure is beautiful. We have a new pet, Dorothy, a grouse that follows us on our walk. We call her name and she comes running out of the woods and follows the kids and I until we get to the "tar" part of the walk...its hilarious. We have also come in contact with quite a few bats on our walk as well. They are big hit up here. People have "bat boxes" on their trees, b/c bats eat mesquitos. YUCK! I say they are the ugliest things I have have ever seen, and now that I have seen one close up. I don't want to do that again!
We have had a playdate with Kristi, Allison, Carly and Virginia this week. The kids rode bikes around. And today, Jennifer (has two boys Carter and Alli's age) invited us over for play and lunch. The kids had a great time.
I am actually sunburnt from our walks! YEAH! I won't look albino for much longer :)
Tomorrow we are watching Micah and Anna in the morning, and than in the evening we are heading to Paula and Matthew's grandparents place on Burntside lake for an overnighter. We are going to bonfire, grill, canoe, boat, etc...I can hardly wait to grill...
We are still waiting for those people to answer keep praying.
Thanks for all your prayers in the past...They are helpful.
Been reading in Acts, learning about how God offered salvation to the Gentiles through Peter and the missionary journey's Paul is on and it's really interesting.
We visited Babbit Baptist again on Sunday. It's great. Everyone is 80+ and treat us great. The Pastor is so wise and practical in scripture, I am learning so much. I think we will go back again on's pretty small about 30 people total, (and our family is 5) reminds us of Bunker a little bit.
Keep in touch, come up for the weekend! Ely is calling you!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


It's a beautiful day in Ely. Weather is picture perfect! In the upper 50's maybe even 60? I am sure it will be snowing here soon, since we just got 4 inches this past weekend (no, I am not kidding!)
I had a MOPS brunch this morning, it was really nice. It might be our last one completely, we might transfer over to Bible Studies instead.
I have been reading "Created to be his Help Meet" lately along with my devotions. That book is so good! Thanks for suggesting it Shannon!
Remember ladies, if you are married, you were created to be your husbands help meet. Not to complete your own agenda! It's his life you are to be a help meet, how convicting!
I am pretty discouraged lately over our house. I know God's timing is perfect...but I think my patience is running out. I am on an emotional roller coaster and am ready to get off.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No news

Unfortunately no news on the house. Which is usually bad news! We still have faith. Christ is going to sell our house, whether its today or 20 years from now...or maybe it will burn down? Who knows. If Christ came back tonight, it wouldn't matter now would it? (thoughts I keep telling myself)..."Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if anyone love the world, the love of the Father is not in him"...tough lesson to learn!
Carter has officially given up his pacifier! He threw it in the garbage about 2 weeks ago because it was broken. Monday I heard Carter in the bathroom, and it sounded like trouble, but I didn't want to go see what he did...but...I did...He had our hand soap all over the toilet seat, in the toilet bowl...with the toilet brush, cleaning away! I was so pleased! What a good helper! :) I gave him a buzz cut yesterday, he looks adorable.

Today, we had some friends over: Allison LaTourell (her family owns a resort up here and she has two kids age 4 & 2) Kristi Marshall (she is involved with ECFE & MOPS, her husband works at the college, and they have 3 kids ages 4 & 2 & one due in June) Jennifer D (her husband works in the mining industry and they have two adopted kids ages 3 & 1). We had a full house! So we decided since it was a beautiful day, to take a walk on the Trazona Trail... Carter was full speed ahead of me, and than he darted off the path (you have to understand, the Trazona Trail was built around an old mine that flooded back in the 60' you are pretty much walking the "Grand Canyon" but overlooking Miner's Lake which is about 350 feet deep!...He was heading up the cliff to look over to the water! I ran with everything I had in me and some of what I didn't have and caught up to him...Thank the Lord he didn't trip or slip down the cliff...and he was pretty much tied to the stroller for the rest of the walk! Whew! They all came back and we had lunch together and played! It was nice...tonight we are going for another walk around the lake...and hopefully this time Carter learned his lesson (and me too)
We did head back to the cities last weekend, I got sick for a day or so...but we spent time with family. It was nice to be in some warmer weather on Sunday!
Tomorrow morning is a MOPS brunch and than Story time on Friday...keep praying our house sells.

Friday, May 9, 2008

House update

Here's a quick post...Someone is very interested in our house, but they are still trying to get together aobt 10% of the funds...We should know by today if they were able to do that. So please pray.
We are heading to the cities for the weekend. Please pray for safe travels!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Kid update

First I will update on Sydney. She got herself a big girl bike this weekend! She has a basket, streamers, bell, and water bottle. She also has the princess helmet and knee pads to go with it. She loves riding her bike, she woke up Sunday morning before 6am to ride it...we don't know for how long...but she rang her that woke Mark up and he put her back in bed, to her dismay! She is excited to bike everyday...which is good for me, so I can keep on exercising. We are going to Happy Day's Preschool on Wednesday, they have an open house to show what "school" is all about!
Carter is a little stinker! I tried to get him to make a "poop" in the big potty today...he sat determined not too for 2 hours! But, he did go potty! So, that is good!!:) He got some lizzard rainboots, and now I ready for it to he can play in the puddles. He loves watching Scooby Doo...and everytime Mark comes home, Carter says "the creeper is coming!"...what a cutie! He loves to play with Alli and make her laugh!
Alli is growing up so quickly! She is babbling...we took away all baby food, so she is eating our food now!
Also, she took her first steps last Friday at Story Time!!! WOW! She claps at herself for standing all by herself...Giggles at the kids and definitely stands up for herself when other kids want to touch or hold her... (she just hits them till they go away).
She can tell you what a cow says... she says "Mmmmmm"...
Thought it was time for the kid update! Have a good week...heading to the "Big Cities" Friday! YEAH!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day of Prayer

Today is the national day of prayer...did you get a chance to talk to God? I hope so. It was so neat today to see the town of Ely coming together in the park, praying over the city, our nation, etc...They had some worship singing at the beginning and than prayer for an hour. What a blessing! My prayer today is for the salvation of my children and the growth of myself and Mark closer to Christ (and by doing that we will grow closer together).
I had MOPS today, and I offended someone!! (you all knew it would happen some time or another!)...We were talking about whether we were going to keep MOPS going next year, and they are talking about maybe substituting it with maybe a bible study, b/c the material seems a little more practical based things, versus biblical based things...I was encouraged that they have a desire to's where the problem lies. The MOPS group has catholics, lutherans, evangelicals, and baptist all do we study the bible together without conflict? I don't know. I explained how grateful I was that my parents brought us up in a bible-believing home. That they left the catholic more rich my life is today...FOOT IN THE MOUTH for the Catholic ladies...but, of course they voiced their opinion of me. They were offended that I talked ill of the catholic faith. (I honestly didn't mention the catholic faith I just said I look to the closest Bible-based faith, not just a religion)...I said I didn't mean to offend, just what I truly believe. Pray that I would be a testimony and a witness as I talk with these ladies. I did have a chance to talk with her after class and she wants to talk more about our faiths. I am concerned for myself, b/c I don't know the scriptures like I should by pray that I can study the scriptures, so I am not ashamed!

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three beautful children. I like to keep busy up here in Ely, since there isn't much to do. Sydney is in preschool, and I take the kids to ECFE every week. I am starting a ladies bible study 2 times a month and am also leading another bible study, twice a month. We love hiking, boating, fishing and going on dates together...we love our new life up here in Ely!