Friday, October 02, 2015

Last days of fall

Well, that sounds a bit dramatic but they did forcast snow for tomorrow. We went to fish creek park to wonder around on this beautiful Friday with our neighbor and her three beautiful kids. Great fun getting wet and throwing rocks.

Mini day trip

Last Friday the kids were off school, so we decided to drive to Kanaskis for the afternoon. I love Alberta in the fall. A drive in the mountains on a glorious fall day is just this side of heaven if you ask me.

I feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful spot. Not everyone thinks Alberta is the embarrassing cousin that no one wants to talk about, ahem!! In fact, many of us are very proud of Alberta. Proud of our landscape, proud of our people and proud of the independent spirit that's make us who we are.

Don't go changing Alberta, no matter who this you should, your pretty damn good the way you are.

Enough soap box, now pictures of cute kids.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Little summer break

We have just returned from a short break to eastern BC. We had a wonderful time. Such a wonderfully beautiful spot.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A promise

I promise I'll be back in a few weeks and I'll share pictures and share all about our summer adventures. Right now we are too busy living them to take time to write.

To be continued...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy Canada Day

I have been rather obsessed with the party we are throwing for my Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary, and so I didn't think to get the kids dressed up for a Canada picture. And thank goodness for our good friends Mel and Scott or we wouldn't be doing anything today either. In two weeks it will be over and I can get back to focusing on life.

Looking forward to it though. The kids love parties!! Yeah!!

Happy Canada Day from the Davis house.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Planning parties can be hard

Luke 14: 16-24   Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'
"Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'
 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
"The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
"Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. [24] I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "

This is what I love about the Bible. To me it is always relevant. There is always something to which I can relate. I have heard people say, as I think it is no popular, to claim that the Bible is an antiquated book that represents a different time in history and a different set of values and ideals and that it is no longer applicable.

Well, I'm planning a party and I'm frustrated and this parable hits home with me!! Jesus was speaking in parables to explain a bigger concept. But this works because the example is something to which we can relate. I love how God works in my life.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Doing the rain dance

Is it really bad that I am praying for rain? Not because my plants need it, and they do. But because my kids have soccer and I don't want to go!! Sad sad mommy!!

Common' rain!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Deeper thoughts

I have had some struggles lately. Little things. Lots of little bumps that make the road feel rocky. Lots of feeling sorry for myself moments.

Yesterday I got news. Tragic news. A friend from my childhood, from my past suffered a very tragic death. A shocking thing. Yet my life chugs on, bumps and all.

My children are healthy. My husband loves me. My bank account while almost empty has enough for food and shelter. The trees have buds and the grass is beginning to green.

Somewhere three young girls have to learn how to live without their mom.

All I can do is pray. Ask God to heal their hurt and pain.