God Has Blessed Our Day

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sharing Swimming

Today I wanted to share a few more photos from the girls swim meet December 11th & 12th.
Oh and on a side note, it is snowing like crazy! I would say we have received about 4-6 inches of snow and it's still falling. The wind is blowing in every direction, so it's hard to tell how much new snow is really out there. I have snow on my windows from the wind blowing! Burrrr!

Here is Melina ready for her 50y backstroke!

Here's Melina going hard on her 100y Breast stroke!

One of the swim moms took this photo of Olline during her race! I was at the other end of the pool to help Olline. I believe this is her 25y breast stroke. There were many people and moms cheering Olline on! She was so happy to see people cheering she couldn't help but smile! She was so proud of herself after this race...only because people were cheering for her! Thank you SWAC team!

Melina is getting ready to dive for her 100y IM! GO MELINA!!!!!

Here is our Sandpoint Daily Bee newspaper article with the SWAC (Sandpoint West Athletic Club) Team! They did so good. Can you see Olline and Melina?

Hope you are all well and having a great day! I will try and post more photos tomorrow!
God Bless!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas Late

What a busy month! I hope and pray that all of you have found your holidays wonderful and filled with love. We sure have had a lot of love filled in this home. We didn't have company or anyone over, but we could feel our families thoughts and prayers during this Christmas season.
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for making our Christmas one of the best. It was filled with so much thoughtfulness and we are so grateful! SUPER appreciative and we LOVE you ALL!
Here are my Santa photos I took at Schweitzer Mountain. Some of you may have seen them on Facebook, but I am finally putting them on my blog. I will try and be more active on here. We've just been so busy, as most of you are as well. So keep checking back and I hope to have a few more swim and Christmas photos up!

For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, that who so ever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have ETERNAL life! John 3:16
This is a very popular verse, but it is to me what Christmas means! He gave us His son! And that is the greatest gift of all!

Santa and Olline. Olline looking like she really wants that gift and Santa looks like he is pondering if he should give it to her!

This is Olline's first look at Santa!

Melina waited all evening to see Santa. They weren't sure if they had enough gifts for all the kids, so she and her friend decided to let everyone else go first. (I'm talking about 50-80 kids before her) She waited with a happy heart and finally she got to see him!

Dad and Melina got to sit on Santa! This would have been a perfect photo, but Melina's antlers are shading Jade's face funny.
Merry Christmas Late and soon to be a Happy New Year!
God Bless!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jingle Bell Splash Swim Meet

I am finally getting a few photos posted. I have hundreds of photos, but haven't found time to get on this computer. Plus, our computer has been dealing with "virus" issues. I think it is fixed now, but it is running slow. I hope that these photos will post today.
We had a GREAT meet. All the kids had a wonderful time. We were also in the local newpaper on Tuesday, so I will try and get a photo scanned to share.

I have more photos to sort out and I will have more of Melina. Thought I would just post these and when I have another moment I will get more up.
Going to a Schweitzer Christmas Party tonight to see Santa. We look forward to it. Have a Blessed Day!

12-11-10 Olline in her 50y breast stroke!!! So cute. Can you see Melina back there cheering her on?

12-11-10 Olline before her races

12-11-10 Melina in her 100y Free. I believe she came in first, in her heat.

12-11-10 Crazy swim team girls! (Kate, Kinzie, Olline and Chandler all about the same age!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Swim Meet Weekend

Hope everyone is finding their day a good one. Ours has started off well. Girls are extremely excited for their first swim meet this weekend. I believe their last meet was last April. So, they are pretty happy they finally get to go to one. It will be a great meet too, because most of the swim team will be there! I am not sure, but maybe 15 or more kids. That is pretty huge for us at a meet. Can't wait.
Though I am NOT looking forwards to getting up at 4:30 to prepare the family to be at the meet by 7am! Both mornings, Saturday and Sunday. Eeewwww. We will be TIRED!
Here are a few crafty items. I re-covered our bean bags we like to heat up every night for our cold feet. My mother-n-love (law) made them for us in the years past and they have finally worn holes. So I double lined them and they are ready for the microwave! Toasty warm. Mmmmmmm!

Here are my two new sandwich bags I made the other day. They are lined with that "table cloth" type material. I haven't given them the sandwich test, but they are big and roomy for all kinds of snacks! (Thank you Sarah for the material)

Thought I would share this photo again. This was December of 2009! One year ago to almost the day! At the Jingle Bell Splash meet in Moscow, ID. Can't wait to get a new photo to share. We will be at the Jingle Bell Splash meet in Coeur d'Alene this time. I think Olline doesn't have her front teeth in this one! Where does the time go?

God Bless you all! Have a great weekend. I will try to post this weekend. But if I don't, keep checking, because I will post swim meet photos probably on Monday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Trying to Keep Up

Thought I would try to sneak in a quick blog. Time is ticking and I just can't seem to get on here as much as I would like. Why does December do that? Why does it have to be so busy? Is it only because it is getting dark out at 4pm? Do we feel after that we are unable to accomplish things? Are we so excited about Christmas coming that we just run around thinking that we are busier? I just don't understand. I want it to slow down a bit. I am feeling a bit like I am drowning!
However, with school, house chores, swimming lessons, and just trying to take care of myself and the family it is very normal to be feeling this way. I am ok with it. I will not let it get me down. God lifts me up and I have complete trust in Him.
Okay, here is our garage cat, Cortes (Cesar, Beast, Big Man, Monster, Wild Thing, etc...)
In this photo he us up on top of our storage. It is attached to the ceiling and somehow if figured out how to get up there. He is a monkey! We are enjoying him so much. He is a very loving cat!
Got to go, my computer is acting super strange! Not sure what it is doing! Hope this posts.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just a Note

Can you believe it is December? I can't. Did November come? What is happening?
We have been getting lots of snow. Must be over a foot now. Last night and today it has warmed up a bit and the snow is heavy and wet. Still LOTS there, just wet. I think Jade said it is going to freeze tonight.

Girls are okay. Melina ended up sick again!!! I hate to say it, but she did. Not sure what is happening. We even use Germ X all the time. HELP! Maybe the girls had two separate viruses the first round. So far Olline is well. We are trying to keep it that way for our swim meet coming up on the 11th.

School is just going. Trying to keep up after all the sickness. We are enjoying it though.

Oh, if you haven't seen the Christmas Carol (on DVD) that Jim Carrey did, please try to! If you love that story, I highly suggest it! It was fantastic and the animation was unbelieveable!!!

God Bless

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