Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'd better post this while I have the chance....I'm assuming with everyone home for the holidays and on the internet it's making my connections few and far between. It's also snowing again and I can't get connected when it's raining, snowing or really windy. Besides our house is freezing....when I was on the computer the other night my fingers were feeling like they had frozen.

Sorry I haven't been able to get back to everyone...I'm still hoping for a laptop to take up to my sometimes toasty room. The past 4 months you have all become a wonderful addition to my life...and I can't wait to catch up.

So...until later...wishing everyone a Happy New Year's....and a happy new year! Hope you are enjoying yourselves immensely with family & friends....and not eating too much :)

With all the resolutions that are going one...this is the one that I will hold to....I hope you know this song...if you don't find a's beautiful!

Mighty To Save

Well, everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing, let mercy fall on me
Well, everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour, the hope of nations

Saviour, He can move the mountains
For my God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save
Forever, author of Salvation
Where He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures, fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in, and now I surrender, I surrender

Saviour, He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save
Forever, author of Salvation
He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave

Shine Your light and let the whole world see, we're singing
For the glory of the risen King, Jesus
Shine Your light and let the whole world see, we're singing
For the glory of the risen King


Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas to All

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Traditions

I Faces “My Story in Photos – Holiday Traditions”

Our Christmas traditions have been changing year to year....mostly added to.
We've had to skip the tree & decorating as we're renovating and have no heat
....we try to go out as much as possible.

Christmas Day with Grandma

winter concerts

award night

tickle fights
....and sleeping in

snow storms
....this year was the first year to do this....
but I could see it becoming a regular tradition

breakfast in bed

my girls think of everything...

we spend most of January shopping the sales
with our Christmas money

hubby brought these into our bedroom to hide them from the kids
....what was he thinking?


....the only thing left to do is light the fire!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not so happy blizzards for some.

Yesterday afternoon, when my husband said we'd take a run to Costco I didn't think anything of it....even though there was a blizzard forecast to begin in the morning, we barely saw a sprinkling. As usual we just figured the weather predictions were wrong they so often are. I guess a lot of other people thought the same thing. We went out only 2 hrs and the stores are 5 minutes from us. Coming home there were cars all over the roads going in every direction.

My husband, being the good samaritan he is, tried to help. They pushed these girls for 3 hrs and they got stuck again 1/4 mile down the freeway. One of their husbands was coming from Brooklyn to pick them up....assuming he never made it as we had a voice message at 1.30am and they were still waiting.

Not having grown up with snow I don't really understand why, even the emergency vehicles, and ploughs get stuck too. Further down our road there was a MTA right across the road, on a rather steep hill....with many vehicles stuck because they had to stop. Why, when in Europe they can get 2 ft of snow and it's as if nothing has happened.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sundays in my City

 I took a walk a couple of weeks ago....right before it got really cold and took these photos near my village....this is on the way to duck pond, library. It got dark so I really couldn't take any more photos. One day I'll get down to the village, but it may not be for a while....we got 20in of snow tonight...the forecast was for blizzard conditions, but nothing happened all day so a lot of people were out...and very stranded. Most of the roads were blocked with trucks & buses skidded right across the roads. Glad I'm not still out there...I don't think they have much of a chance of getting rescued.

Thanks everyone for your encouraging and enthusiastic comments. Hope you don't get too tired of seeing our local area...I don't know when I'll be leaving it lol.

Unknown Mami

Let's travel the world together!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

25 Things You Had No Desire to Know

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. 2 first ladies...Helen Taft & Martha Washington turned up on my google search.

2. Where was your first kiss? I don't remember.

3. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else’s property? No.

4. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? My husband, everyday....jk almost everyday!

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? School choir, Sydney Opera House, church choir, Lambs Theatre, Times Square, which is kinda small.

6. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex? Eyes.

7. What really turns you off? Cold weather.

8. What do you order at Starbucks? Grand in a Venti, regular coffee, always. I tried a Caramel Macciato once at the request of my daughter.

9. What is your biggest mistake? Apart from getting married, I never made a mistake!

10. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? Not that I know about.

11. Say something totally random about yourself. I'm about the most boring person you'll ever why are you reading this?

12. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Yes, all the time when I was modelling and really I only wanted to look like 'me'.

13. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? Hate TV so no....that's dh's job and he's really good at it!

14. Did you have braces? No. Crash bars & cats Dad's name for the night brace on my teeth.

15. Are you comfortable with your height? Yes, but I wish I was 5'10".

16. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you? Picked flowers everyday.

17. When do you know it’s love? I give up, tell me!

18. Do you speak any other languages? Just enough to catch a train to the next place.

19. Have you ever been to tanning salon? Yes, come to think of it I should get my money back, because my tan has gone!

20. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Yes, after my wedding we took a ride to the reception with our best man and bridesmaid & a bottle of champagne. It was one of the sweetest times I've ever had.

21. What’s something that really annoys you? My husband and kids can really annoy me.

22. What’s something you really like? Chocolate & peppermint.

23. Can you dance? Yes - but my husband would say no.

24. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? Yes, baby # 2, dh took #1 for a walk to the park and never came back. I couldn't wait any longer.

25. Tag 5 people! I stole it, at her suggestion, from Mimbles. If you want it, it's all yours.

Sunday, December 13, 2009