Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Big day tomorrow...

I really wasn't all that worried about it. Certainly not what I'd call 'nervous.' But then Jon and I got talking the other night, about what kind of questions would be asked at our final interview with MBMSI tomorrow afternoon, and now I'm kinda freaking out. What if we blow it on this one, last interview!? After all of this, what if the road ends here!?

And then these words pop into my head.

Be still and know that I am God.

I'm sure it will be fine. And if not, then I'll have to trust that it just "wasn't meant to be."
But we feel confident that it IS supposed to be. Hence the freaking out again.

Be still and know that I am God.

Right. Got it.

Some prayers for the interview are gladly welcomed though. ;)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A much needed change...

Don't get me wrong... I appreciate the ease of a ponytail just as much as the next person, but honestly, when your "hairstyle" is either a messy bun or ponytail EVERY SINGLE DAY, I do believe its time for a change. Guilty as charged.

Now... everyone is always telling me, "Oh, don't cut off your gorgeous curls!!!" But the thing is... I NEVER SHOW THEM OFF!! I literally tie my hair back 98% of the time, and if you know me, you'll know how true this is.

So in my opinion, what's the point of having so-called "gorgeous curls" if no one ever sees them!?

Hence, the gutsy decision to chop it all off...
... and I'm SO happy I did.
I love it.
Whether anyone else does or not, I do. I feel so light and fun and cute.
Change is a good thing sometimes.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I absolutely adore this little girl with every fibre of my being...

... she's so easy to love.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Busy as can be...

Life has been quite busy since Spring Adventure. Jon started work on a new house in Rosedale, I did a 14 hour work day last Friday (drove to Vernon (4hrs. away), set up the decor for an assisted living home, and drove back... all in the same day!), I watched our nephew Calvin while E & N were at a conference, we celebrated my 1st Mother's day, had a birthday party for Calvin who turns 2 tomorrow & had our "mental assessment" meeting for MBMSI yesterday! Lots and lots to pack into our schedule but its been fun.

Our little monkey-moo is now almost 10.5 months old.
She has started crawling forwards a bit but still works in reverse most of the time :)

"Hallelujah... Praise the Lord!" :)

"Everybody was kung-fu fighting..."

Calvin playing the game "let's dump everything OUT of the toy box..."

... and then sit IN it...

My 1st Mother's Day.
With the help of her wonderful daddy, I
got a "Calla Lily" from my Callie... :)

Trying out the new swing at Grammy & Grampa Glen's...
(celebrating Mother's day with my Mom)

She highly approved...

More swinging, this time with her cousins...
(Calvin's 2nd birthday & Mother's Day with the Esau's)

Ava was a great pusher...

Calvin opening his presents...

The kids trying out his new set of wheels...

Callie seemed FAR more excited about the play cell phone...

Happy 2nd Birthday Calvin!
Another beautiful cake by Naomi...
Thankfully, this week is wide open and we're hoping to keep it that way. Callie has been getting over the flu and is now teething again so the busy schedule has made her fairly miserable. I'm hoping some good time at home will get her back to her old happy self. Plus, the weather has been very summery this week and we'll be using every chance we get to go outside. As soon as Callie is up from her nap, I think we'll head out for a walk in the sunshine. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

Monday, May 03, 2010


I anticipated our week at MBMSI's Spring Adventure to be a good one, even stretching most likely. But I had no idea that it would be as incredible as it was! I have so many highlights of our week, I hardly know where to begin. So here are just a few...

- meeting some of the most amazing people, and developing meaningful relationships with them (both fellow Spring Adventurer's, as well as MBMSI staff & lead team & member care couples). Truly AMAZING.
- beautiful times of worship & singing
- hearing everyone's stories and learning about how God has brought them to this point
- a day of "team-building" exercises up in the mountains.... everything from hiking blind-folded, to rock-climbing & rappelling off a 70 ft. cliff. Absolutely exhilarating!
- intimate times of prayer with everyone, & truly experiencing the voice of the Holy Spirit
- watching God work in my life, and the lives of everyone who was there
- delicious meals
- challenging sessions by the MBMSI staff & lead team
- realization of the "rock" (hindrance) in my life that I need to continue to bring forgiveness & restoration to
- great conversations over coffee breaks
- and truly, so much more!

(Credit for these 2 pictures go to Gary & Eva Cool. Hope you guys don't mind that I stole them!
We didn't have our camera there that day... but this is proof that we were there and I did rappel that 70 ft. cliff) :)

Honestly... the transformation both Jon and I felt, was amazing. We feel richly blessed to have been a part of it and are eagerly anticipating the next steps in this "mission" journey. We have 2 more interviews to get through, but we were told at Spring Adventure that we've got the "green light" for September. So we'll be making some big decisions over the next few months (ie: whether to rent out our house, move to Abbotsford or stay in Chilliwack, childcare for Callie during our schooling, etc.) Please pray with us as we continue in these next steps of decision-making and discernment. Our hope & prayer is to follow obediently and capture all that God has planned for us. Exciting stuff!!

I also want to give you the heads up that my blog postings may slow down a bit over the next few weeks. I really feel like God is calling me to spend less time on the computer and more time in his Word, so although I still want to keep you up to date on us, it may not be quite as frequent. But we will try to keep you posted!