Location: Oliver, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The big face off

And Me

On our trip at Prince George, the girls wanted to do something special with their moms. The request came in the form of a girls night out. This consisted of doing the strange ritual that women all over the world do, plastering goop all over your face. Well, we never did do this at night, but we found a nice chuck of time during one afternoon to take this request on. After banishing Danny from the area, we now felt it was safe to let the fun begin.
The girls were responsible to find recipes and mix all the ingredients together to make the appropriate masks. Apparently the girls thought Val and I needed the age defining avacodo mask that looked and smelt disgusting. On the other hand the girls treated themselves to a yummy tasting and wonderfully scented strawberry mask.
After candles were lit, soft music was playing, and the lights went out, it was time to start. We took turns applying the masks to each others faces, massaging it in, and trying to lie still and not giggle.
After the facials, we treated our taste buds to some sinful chocolate.
I found this whole experience to be a very wonderful bonding time between my daughter and I. I'm positive that Sarah will remember this time of sharing for many years to come. Now I wonder what Danny is going to ask me to do with him, white river rafting perhaps, I hope not.

“ Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ”- Luke 12:6-7

Friday, August 04, 2006

Home Sweet Home - Please Pray

Abigail enjoying a kitten

Jud's granddaughter Hanna

I had a wonderful time meeting my friend Jud. For those who don't know, Jud is Barbs (lalalime, Mrs Miles) sister in law. Even though Jud was so busy with getting her home up for sale, she still found the time to make me and my children feel welcomed and part of her family.

So on Wednesday it was time to come home. Even though I like the busyness of traveling and being active, it is always so nice to come home to my own bed and routeen.

On Thursday morning I got a frantic call from my ex-husband saying that my son Curtis, who is 21, got bit by a rattlesnake. I rushed to the hospital and spent the remainder of the day and evening at his side. Watching him go through blood work, tests, IV's and anti venom treatment I managed to hold it together. Before I was at his side, I had him put on my local prayer chain. I do believe that is responsible for my calmness and his lack of pain and fast recovery. Curtis still needs lots of prayer to recover movement fully in his hand and arm. I feel the most prayer is needed for his spiritual situation. Curtis is a very angry and bitter young man with some heavy matters of the heart. As a young child he knew the Lord, but through the hard times of life and poor choices he has now denied the Lord. With that said, I truly believe through the power of prayer, that his heart can be softened and remolded in the hands of the Lord.
So keep this whole situation in prayer. Thanks.

“This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”- Jeremiah 33:2-3

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Garden Collection

I wanted to show you a few pictures from my brothers garden. As my visit comes to an end, I wanted to take in a few more moments and soak in the beauty. After spending a week in this environment, I have come to realize how much I miss the forest and the lush greenery. Nothing matches the scents of a fresh rain that has danced on flowers and the forest floor. Even the little bugs and forest animals come to life after a fresh rain.
Sometimes I pray, "Lord let your fresh rain fall on me, fill me up, and wash me clean." Gods rain brings life and a refreshing to my spirit and body. I think the bugs and forest animals have caught on to this secret long ago.

“ You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. ”- Psalm 119:114