Sherry shared this video on her blog http://sherita1972.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-you-live-by-point-of-grace.html and when I listened to this song I just had to stop and say WOW!! What an amazing message for everyone - one I especially want to share with my beautiful girls!! This is the way I want to live every moment of my life. Like every second matters - because it really does! Making every second count allows me to live a life full of what I want - it gets me to where I want to be. When you count the seconds that matter you end up with a life full of seconds filled with love, with laughter, with every emotion that matters.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Feel free to join us Challenge~ Describe a perfect spring day and activities
on that day.
My perfect spring day would include being outside with my girls - camera in hand. The girls love playing outside so much and I absolutely love capturing their enjoyment on film. I love how free they are when they are outside - they seem so free to just have that childlike fun that kids seem to have with no difficulty. Watching them play outside brings me so much happiness. I love the sunshine of spring and the bright colors that come out with the spring rain. I love taking pictures of trees, buds and flowers. My absolute favorite things to do with the girls on a spring day is to take them to the tulip festival in Ottawa. I always end up with amazing shots of them enjoying the sunshine and the attractions. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers so I also love to photograph them at the festival.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I remember when ... I was little growing up and my cousins Lisa and Sarah were my best friends. We spent as much time together as we could considering we all lived in different towns. The best part was the summers. You see our parents all had cottages on the same lake. During the summers I was almost inseparable from these two. I would bike or boat over to see them. We laughed, we swam, we played. We were all so young and free to play as much as we wanted. I really regret that as we have all grown older we have grown apart. We all have our own busy lives now, we all have children of our own. But boy, do I miss the friendship and closeness we once had!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is a great challenge - it may actually get me off my butt and donate my items that have been just sitting around my house. Three things I would donate to charity would be:
1. the kids toys and movies they don't want anymore
2. the 5 garbage bags of kids clothes that I have that are too small
3. the clothes I just sorted of mine that I'll never fit back into
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Man, it's been so long since I have had Internet that it is almost hard to remember what I used to do with my time. I know as far as crafting before I had the Internet I created new pages and projects all the time. Now that I have Internet I search for art inspiration and ideas to create but I surf way more than I create. As for friendships and relationships - well I suck at staying in contact with people and keeping friendships going. Before Internet I rarely talked to friends and family and now that I have Internet I talk to people almost daily. All in all I'd say that Internet has impacted my life for the better. The possibilities out there with Internet are endless ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Someday I want to be that person who loves every part of her life. Someday I know I will get there. I am getting stronger everyday and I am learning to love who I am. I am learning to make the best out of what I've got, out of what situations arise. These past few years I have grown so much towards being the woman I want. I hope I continue to grow everyday until I get there. There is so much inside of me that I never share with those I let into my life. I want to be able to feel comfortable opening up and showing people who I really am. I think it's pretty hard to love who you are when you are hiding your "real" self from others. I think that growing and changing is so essential towards becoming who you want to be - you just need to know what directions to follow to get where you want to be. Just my thoughts for this beautiful morning.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Amber had her gymnastics show yesterday~ it was awesome!! I am so proud of how hard she has worked this term, she really worked her little butt off. Amber was very nervous doing her show. She had to do a floor routine and a balance beam routine. She was mostly nervous about doing the beam routine (doing her somersault and cartwheel off the end.) She was amazing - watching her perform she just looked like she was having so much fun! Such an awesome job and such an awesome little girl!! Mommy was so proud.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Left Brain 40%
Right Brain 60%
You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.
Your complete evaluation follows below:
Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half's sub-categories. They are as follows:
34% VERBAL (Your most dominant characteristic)
14% SEQUENTIAL (Your least dominant characteristic)
50% RANDOM (Your most dominant characteristic)
12% HOLISTIC (Your least dominant characteristic)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Have you ever been just drawn to a certain spot? Somewhere in particular? Have you ever just felt compelled to love a certain place or a certain view of somekind? My family has travelled to Niagara Falls so many times since I was a little girl. Along the drive just outside St. Catherines there is this little spot called Jordan's Station. There really isn't much there, just a few houses, but I have always been drawn to Jordan's Station. You see, washed up in a tiny inlet of Lake Ontario sits this abandonned ship. The ship is in bad disrepair, a lot of it destroyed by fire, and it just sits washed up on the rocks. To me though, everytime I have passed this ship I see beauty. I see something that calls to me, that draws me in. For as much as I love passing by Jordan's Station I had never had the chance to stop there until just a few weeks ago. Thankfully I had my camera in hand and took these pictures. Now, as well as the memeories I have of passing by this ship, I now have these photograps so that I can continue to be drawn into it's beauty.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Earlier this week I decided that I just needed to get away for a few days and clean out my head and take some time for myself. I decided to go down to Toronto and spend a few days with my birth dad. We had a lot of fun hanging around Toronto. We went to Niagara Falls for the day, stopped at this gorgeous boat I love near St Catherines and went to Bluffers Park in Toronto. I had a lot of fun taking my camera along everywhere we went and snapping pictures.