Morning time plans

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer road trip

The girls and I have been in Maidstone these past few days and had a LOT of fun.
Playing with cousins in the park, and trying to get the perfect picture!

Sisters loving one another. I wish this had been a video and you could hear the adorable way Hope says her sisters name. Just as well she can say Heidi as she has no idea what her name is. Any time you ask she's called Heidi too!

Getting ready for a princess party for Becky's 6th birthday. Complete with real princess who ran all the party games! It was a lot of fun.

We have had a full time, a fun time, and a good visit with family.

Tomorrow we head to Poole for a few days at the seaside with good friends.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our baby boys are growing big and strong. Every time they kick and wiggle it feels a little more like they are looking for a bit more space. There is one quiet and one active. I wonder if that will continue through life? They are 27 weeks old. I am hoping to be meeting them in about 10 weeks time. That excites me and scares me. And fills me with questions.

Where will we be living?
How long will the labour be? Can I do it all myself?
When will my paperwork arrive, and when if does come, will it be too late? That's a lot of wasted tears and time! How will we get all the new paperwork done for the boys when we are juggling feeds, small girls who need us and being in transition?
Will we get settled into Canada in time before they come providing the flying happens?
34 - 27 = 7. 7 more weeks before we can't come even if we want to.

This I do know, that Christ will strengthen me, we can do all that He asks of us.

May we never loose sight of where our strength and help will come from.

Friday, July 8, 2011

I had plans today.....

Today is the day of the year I get up super early.

And wake my children early.

We find jeans, and button down shirts in the second drawer down in the white drawers in their bedroom.

We find boots and hats by the back door and in the shoe cupboard. We even have some for the baby.

We put beautiful blonde hair in braids, and make sure the picnic breakfast is packed.

We pile in cars, park at a friends, load children into wagons and strollers and slings and walk and then run across the bridge, calling for everyone to keep up.

We stand on the pavement and wait till the whistle blows at 7.30, then we pile onto the road, and set up chairs in a long line.

Then we crack open the picnic and Nicky goes for coffee. I have a good excuse ready every year as to why it is her turn to go and get them! None as good as this year I may add.

Then the fun begins, the bands begin to play, and the horses come on by. The sun-cream is applied, we peel off layers of clothes, and try not to get too hot.

When it's over, we do it all in reverse, except that there is less energy for getting back up the hill and into the cars.

I guess the reality is that my plans for the day are not going to happen.

I am learning a little more each day that my plans are not important.

I must trust. The Lord has His plan, and it is for me to spend the morning in the house in the pouring rain, playing hard to keep the girls amused and trying not to cry when Heidi unknowingly tears at her Mummy's heart by playing parades this morning. I had plans! and I need to trust that we are in exactly the right place for this season.

Dying to self and living for Christ is the key to joy. Today I will fight for that joy, and trust. He is faithful.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day

We spent the day wishing each other a Happy Canada day, and missing all of you there :(