Monday, March 21, 2011

No Monday-i-tis for me!

Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." 
Psalm 8:9 "LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

This could quite possibly be my Wordless Wednesday equivalent seeing as 
Monday is my day off!
I always forget about Wordless Wednesday and miss it.
Anyway today I did "nothing much"

I lay in bed till mid morning.
Had pikelets for breakfast (YUM) 
And watched a movie.

Then goofed with The Boys:

(Hmmm, young fella doesn't look sick does he... I think it was a father-son scam...)

Haha - he just loves the camera! 
Behind it, in front of it - he doesn't care as long as he's got it.
(I, on the other hand, prefer to be behind it)

Oops - clearly I missed the wordless part of Wednesday posts!

Ah - I'll try it next time!

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's a new season

I'm not a fan of Summer.

I don't like to be HOT.
I have survived balmy nights and scorching days thanks to a generous friend with an 'open gate' policy and her lovely salt water pool! I bless the Lord for Raewyn! She didn't even mind my midnight dips! (AND while beach swimming usually dreads my hair her pool jhuzed my curls - LOVING my hair this summer!) 

While I was on a Cruise to Noumea with my sisters; my husband (what a Legend!) moved our entire home! The need to move arose suddenly and we moved only twenty minutes away but My Big Fella packed and moved the WHOLE house!
I came back from holiday, voila, all done. Incredibly blessed! We haven't unpacked entirely yet but we have space for all our knick knacks and there is still room to breath!
We can sleep people marae style in our lounge! Yay!

My sweet, sweet nieces.
You know it's love when they are teething and it's 3am and you haven't gone to bed yet for pacing the lounge with them, you are due to be somewhere at 8am, but it's OK. No worries!

They stayed for the weekend. I cried when they left.
(What a sook, right. I think my husband enjoyed the novelty of a sobbing wife. 
I didn't mind the vulnerability)

Four of six! My two younger brothers are missing from this photo, occasions where we are all together and looking presentable are SO rare! Love that God moved me away so that I could love, appreciate and know my family better. I always thought we were close but moving showed me we were not. 
Every minute together is treasured now. Thank you God.
(Do you love that all three of us girls wear glasses the same style - maybe cos we all have round faces)
Praying Salvation for my brothers. Knowing Gods will "that none would perish" I thank Him for the day!

Television became a distant memory this Summer.
(though Facebook could do with a kick in the pants!)
I am loving board games! And parks. Snoozing under trees on warm sunny days.
Bonfires. (Oh bonfires!) Toasted marshmallows. Walking the dog.
(I didn't pick strawberries this summer but BOY did I eat them)
Sharing: Life. Fully.
Getting a glimpse of Gods bigger picture.

My husband was ordained (I am a Pastors wife - eek) along with two others!

My son started at Intermediate (aaah!)

My Boss gave me an iPhone!
My sisters shouted me on a Cruise.

God is good. All the time.
All the time. God is good.


Psalm 119:30-35

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; 
   I have set my heart on your laws. 
I hold fast to your statutes, LORD; 
   do not let me be put to shame. 
I run in the path of your commands, 
   for you have broadened my understanding.

 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, 
   that I may follow it to the end.

Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law 
   and obey it with all my heart. 
Direct me in the path of your commands, 
   for there I find delight