Thursday, July 23, 2015

Late Night Show

Kiandra has been enjoying her free show passes and invited me to go with her this evening to see a show. It was a little scary because it was pouring rain and thunder and lightning but the show was pretty good.

It was fun to hang out with Kiandra with the small crowd who braved the storm to come out to the show.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday

It was a wonderful day for digging out the playmobil collection:

It was a wonderful day for a delicious lunch, followed and preceded, by a swim and great conversation.

It was a wonderful day to cook and serve the day camp campers and feed the camper who was on our prayer card when we sponsored the purchase of the bus.  

It was a wonderful day for a sunset stroll along the river with my dream guy:

What a wonderful evening view from the lookout tower:

What a wonderful night to catch a late night show where Kiandra was performing her 4th last show of the theatre festival:

What a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Transformation Tuesday

We've lived in our house for 13 years. Our living room is very dark in the evenings because it doesn't have any lamps or ceiling lights. It always has been that way but we've just learned to embrace the dark, lol! We keep saying we should get some lamps but we actually didn't even have a place to put them so one of my goals this summer was to get something we could use as end tables to put lamps on. I bought this off of kijiji for $10. It was kind of ugly but the drawer slid nicely and the bottom part seems like read wood. (Goliath refused to move when I brought this home and put it in the kitchen--I guess he dreams of being a furniture model!)

I bought some paint and coated it with 3 coats of an off-white colour (Pictures in progress here)

Then I found this little side table for $6 at Goodwill:
(I forgot to take a "before" shot so here's a "during") 

This week, I moved both pieces to the living room and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out for a very little price tag:

The "after" shot of the first table:

The "after" shot of the second table:

Now I just have to find the lamps to go on these tables.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello Monday

Hello Monday.
Hello Summer Vacation week 3.
Hello in the van by 7:40 am
Hello Kaden's 2nd week of LIT at our church's day camp.
Hello Kezia's 3rd week of babysitting out of town.

Hello successful phone call.
Hello Road test switch.
Hello appointment at the hard to schedule location.

Hello day at home.
Hello to-do list checking off.
Hello day passing too quickly.

Hello picking up Kaden.
Hello stories of day camp adventures.
Hello dropping off Kiandra for show #4 of 9.
Hello Kezia arriving home.
Hello Conrad arriving home.
Hello life with busy schedules.

Hello Monday. Hello.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Today's sermon was on Jeremiah 6:16

"Thus says the Lord:
“Stand by the roads, and look,    
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,    
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’"

I loved what our pastor had to say about what society can sometimes think about some of the things in this verse.

When people hear "ancient" they think of "obsolete" but God means "proven".
When people hear "good way" they think "personal preference" but God means "God defined".
When people hear "walk in it" they think "when it's convenient" but God means "commitment". 
People think "belief in God" in "optional" but God "requires" it.

Interesting thoughts today and so I added this verse to a page of my journaling bible:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

all in a day

I spent a relaxing morning at home and then spent the afternoon chauffeuring the girls and a friend to a theatre festival show in the afternoon. Kiandra had another show in the late afternoon and so Kezia and I decided to take in tonight's show. First we used a coupon to get a BOGO smoothie: 

and then another BOGO coupon for a baked treat:

I wasn't allowed to take photos during the show but I did snap this one of the sets before the show started:

and this one as Kiandra and her fellow cast mates were cleaning up after the show:

Then we drove home and for the first time since Wednesday night we were all at home and awake to watch the latest PVR'd Amazing Race episode:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Supper and a Swim

Family friends invited us for supper and a swim in their pool. What a perfect evening it was for it! Ten Kids and six adults and a great time together:

Kiandra left early for her evening performance but the rest of the "big kids" stayed in the water until after 11:00pm! 

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