Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One More Sleep...

...until the Sprouts get to see Opa and Oma, who have travelled 1,895 kilometres (so far) across Ontario  to see the grandkids (and us too, of course).

We are also anxiously awaiting Nana and Pop's arrival which was delayed.  How cool is it that the Sprouts have both sets of grandparents around at the same time?

Update: Nana, Pop, two dogs, cat, car and heavy laden trailer have arrived safe and sound!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Colossians 3:12-17

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:12-17, New International Version (NIV)

"May the Mind of Christ, My Savior"

May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His power.

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

Words: Kate B. Wil­kin­son, be­fore 1913

Song text to a new tune found at Greg Scheer's website.

New Favourite Things

1. Beverage: Coke Zero
2. TV Show: Lie to Me
3. Hardware: E-Z Anchors

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Family Quote of the Week

EK, after I finished spackling the living room, stairway, hallway and bathroom: "The walls look like they have chicken pox."

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Belated Canada D'eh!

Happy Belated Canada Day to all our family and friends down south (and to any other Canadian who reads this blog). I had hoped to write a post and upload some photos of the day, but when we arrived home late yesterday afternoon from the day's festivities in Ktown's twin municipality of Keewatin, our internet was down once again.

While JK loved the parade ("Look, a fire truck!  Look, a police car!  Look, a man walking on stilts!  Look, a..."), there was little variety for FK and the adults to enjoy this year.  Next year we will need to travel to a different location to celebrate Canada Day (any ideas?).  In 2017 Canada will be celebrating its 150th year as a country, so my spouse and I decided that the family will be in Ottawa for that celebration.  The Sprouts will be older (obviously), and will appreciate Canada Day on a whole different level than they do today.  Of course, we will need to locate a Dairy Queen to enjoy a post-festivity ice cream cone (a family tradition). 

Monthly Photo Challenge: Reflection

A few days late amidst all the painting and redecorating, but below are June's challenge photos with the theme of "reflection" (I did cheat a little as some of the photos were taken in July, too).  I surprisingly do not have any landscape photos. I waited for a calm morning to go and capture a lake reflection, but the weather has not cooperated thus far. Thanks to KP for the challenge!

2011 06 08 Grade 8 Class Trip 161

2011 06 30 Flower Reflection 003

2011 06 30 LEGO Baker 002

2011 06 30 School Bus Reflection

2011 07 01 Canada Day 003

2011 07 02 Reflections 001

2011 07 02 Reflections 004

2011 07 02 Reflections 009