Saturday, April 23, 2011

Family Road Trip!

Can you believe almost an entire month has gone by?! Time, aside from our ugly weather, has been just going at a crazy pace! It seems each new day brings a busy "to-do" list with it, but it's kind of a welcomed pace! Our basement developments were started back in January or early February are coming along quite nicely, and this week there will be carpet installed! God has blessed me all along the way with little gifts that He's taking care of me...with painting and contracting work and electrical...just His way of saying, you can do it and i'll provide the people to help you! It seems to be a theme this spring...feeling ready to stand strong in who i am as a Mom, and also who i am in Christ. So fittinly, i've decided to take our first road trip, just me and the i've decided, seeing as one of my bestest friends lives out in Winnipeg and we'd have a blast spending time with her, this would be the perfect destination for a road trip! Now that Keegan and Corban are both talking a mile a minute, i'm sure to have some points of regret along this stretch of highway, but we intend to split the trip half way or there abouts...Colin's younger brother Kris and his wife Jennie live in Regina, where we will be staying overnite and then going the rest of the way the next day! I think this change of pace on this long Easter break will be exactly what we all need! Just to get away and be with great friends!
I think it's a way of proving to myself that i'm more than capable and i'm SO ready to have adventures with my boys! Don't worry i have lots of snacks and movies packed!
So, with that news, we are doing good! The boys are both a joy and an exhausting workload, but i'm trying to enjoy each day, too! They keep me on my toes, that's for sure! We are eagerly awaiting some nicer weather to be able to get out more and just enjoy our yard and hopefully soon, our little inflatable pool! Wishful thinking at this point, but i thought i'd throw it out there! lol
anyhoo, here a little food for thought, literally from 1 Peter 1:3-9 (The Msg.)

"What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father, our Master JEsus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven-and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you'll have it all-life healed and whole. I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggrevation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don't see him, yet you trust him-with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you'll get what you're looking forward to: total salvation."
Happy Easter!
Love, Melissa