Friday, February 25, 2011

Four years old!

My little baby turned 4 on Tuesday....sort of forgot to blog about that. We celebrated by mommy having a nice long nap *thanks Grandma and Grandpa* and going to look at our new house, AND eating a classy cake mix cake at 10:00 at night. Yep, that's just how I roll.

Poor Elijah, he probably thought we didn't love him! To my credit, I did send him to Toopy and Binoo Live with Colby the week before. Toopy and Binoo is his favorite for some wierd reason. I don't see it, I just don't.

Too. tired.. to... type.... anymore.....

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Music and a NEW HOUSE!!

Sooo, my sister gave me this fantastic CD for Christmas which I LOVE! I thought that there might be someone out there who hasn't heard it and SHOULD. It's upbeat, relaxing, and uplifting all at the same time. It's called Anchor by Mindy Gledhill. Mindy is a member of the church and she also does church music. This CD is not gospel oriented. It's just so fantastic though. I get so tired of listening to music where you have to cringe every once in a while because of the language or the inability of listening to songs all together. This one is definitely a keeper. Check her out at if you are interested.

The next on the agenda....we bought a new house! Okay, old, old house. We bought a beautiful character home on a beautiful tree-lined street in the old part of Moose Jaw. It is kitty corner to a school where my kids can go to and I love it!! It's a big tall thing with 2 1/2 floors and the 1/2 floor at the's the master suite. Yep, I'm excited. It's got 4 bedrooms on the second floor so all of my little darlings will have their own rooms. It obviously has some work to get done...the exterior is ghastly, but it's cheap too so we will be able to afford it...once our Trochu house sells. Please, oh, please, let the sale go through on the Trochu one!! If you are interested in taking a peak, there are pics on mls. The number is 390448. The pictures don't do it's adorable! I can't wait to move in and start settling in for once. I am so tired of all the moving. And this house is fabulous...or will be once I'm done with it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Things I've Learned

I've been in Moose Jaw for just over a month now. I've had some time to see what it has to offer and just thought I'd tell you what I learned.

- Saskatchewan has a SERIOUS snow plowing issue. Don't bother coming here in the winter. The roads are dreadful!
- Moose Jaw (I have no idea about any of the other places in the province) does NOT charge school none! This was a very convenient truth for me to hear.
- It's DARN cold here. No word of a lie...I thought Alberta was bad!
- This city has beautiful historic buildings. I LOVE them. They also have beautiful old character homes on amazing tree lined streets, of which I fully intend to live on in the near future.
- I really like it. I know, with all my griping and complaining, I didn't give myself a chance to let the Lord help me be okay with all of this moving stuff. BUT, after I did it, I feel like it was good decision. (I may recant this statement in the future if something doesn't go my way ;) kidding, kidding.
- I have never lived in a place where they actually deliver your mail to your door, but they do here.....and I LOVE IT!! I am so glad that I am not required to leave my warm house on these bitterly cold Saskatchewan days to walk down the street or drive to the post office to collect my mail. Yay for mail carriers!
- With the church not being very strong here, I feel like I can really do some good here. I feel like I have been brought up by strong stalwart members of the church who taught me how to live correctly and I feel like now I get to be the strong one to help those who need it...and I think that Moose Jaw needs it. I am really excited about being here and helping others become stronger in the gospel.

On the other side, I had an experience just last night that I have never had before. I go to a Christian mom's group that has been doing a study on how to better your marriage. Yes, sometimes it's a little bit weird to listen to a pastor and hear the bible being quoted in that new world way they wrote it, but honestly, I really enjoy it. I get a lot of good things out of it that have helped my marriage, which by the way, has been really good lately. I think that this study thing has really helped.

Anyway, last night, a friend of mine, who is also a member of the church and goes to the class as well, came over to inform me that apparently, we are still allowed to go to the class but we are not to share any of our crazy mormon ways. The instructor told her that we are not Christians, that we do not believe in Christ, and that we don't believe the bible. Now, obviously, this particular person has been grossly misinformed about the church, but I have never before experienced a negative attitude about us. I was honestly shocked. I am still going for me, but I feel really awkward there because they honestly think we are some sort of crazy. Hmmm. This is an interesting position to be in. I am so glad that I have a strong testimony and that this opposition doesn't faze me, but I feel bad that this is what it is like here. Welcome to living in a place with barely any mormons!

All in all though, I like this place. I'm excited to see what it is like in the warmer months....when I can actually go outside and also drive around without as much fear of a head-on collision! Time will tell.

Ummm...question? Is it totally weird that my son loves to eat raw potato? This is his new favorite thing to do and it just grosses me out, not to mention the fact that it sucks that all my potatoes have big bites out of the all the time.