Fall is here

I wanted to share my favourite things about Fall

1. Pumpkin Spice latte's

2. Scarves

3. Boots

4. Sweaters

5. Pumpkin flavor anything

6. Thanksgiving is my favourite time 
7. My Birthday 

8. Cooler Weather 

9. Hockey Season is back 


Marriage Tip # 8

Week 8 of Marriage Tips 

You can find the previous weeks by clicking on the week
Week 1- Dating/Courting
Week 2- Communication
Week 3- Fall In love, Over and Over
Week 4-  Divorce
Week 5- NO Negative Talk
Week 6- God, Marriage, Kids
Week 7- Respect
Week 8- Love Language

Learn his love language. – 
Everyone has a love language. The way you perceive love is often different from the way your spouse perceives love. Does he like words of affirmation, or does he respond better when you give him gifts? Whatever his love language is – learn it and USE IT. A few weeks ago my Pastor's wife did a study on the Love Languages by Gary Chapman and there are so many types, we need to learn that about our spouse..
a) Words of affirmation
b) Acts of Service 
c) Quality Time
d) Physical touch 

Mine is: Quality time and words of affirmation. 

Proverbs 19:14

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.


Weekend Recap

I wasn’t feeling well most of the day, finished up some things for the auction for Addison (#auctionforaddison). 
Hubby came home and  was asleep ( oops), we decided to go get some pizza for dinner, it was good. 

I started feeling sick again, so I went to bed pretty early but could not sleep, so I watched some mindless TV, it was what I needed, i drifted off to sleep just after. 

We had planned to sleep in which we did, I cooked brunch it was divine, it rarely happens here, usually we have so many errands to run we never know what to do for breakfast food, but it was nice to have a weekend with no plans. 
We left around 3 pm to go into town for a walk on the walking trails in one of our parks, it was so pretty, as the pictures show. 

We came home had Tzatziki and pita bread warm for a snack, we were not hungry after eating a late brunch. 

Went to Walmart for some groceries that I needed, gonna make lasagna for Sunday dinner, we have a friend coming over. 
I also made a apple crisp while we watched hockey, the apple crisp was so yummy. 
I also made one for Sunday lunch. 

Took a long hot bath, it was so relaxing, and my feet were aching and i needed to soak them. 

I didn't go to morning service as I was hurting all over, I'm wondering if I am coming down with a flu, hubby and Brooke has had one so I think I could possibly have caught that, I don't have any other flu like symptoms, except for aching and a horrible headache. 
Our friend still came over for lunch, he hung out with Andrew anyway while I went back to bed 
I did go to evening service and it was so nice to see friends again, they make me smile when I am having a day of feeing homesick, they are the family I have here. 
The view outside the church is so pretty right now:

Truly is the best time of the year. 


Confessional Friday

It is Friday so that means it's confessing time ~ Linking up with Leslie 

I confess: 

1) I have watched so much mindless TV/movies this week, here are some ideas of what I have been watching and you should too. 

and more 

2) I had a hot date last night with a hot man who is my husband, he took me to Dimitris- greek food downtown...

it was so so good. 

3) I have made such a great friend out of blogger - http://www.dreamsandcolour.com
we met face to face this summer, she took me to dinner and we have chatted via text and email since then, last week she called me for the first time and I can chat to her ALL DAY LONG- she makes me laugh so much. I love the blog family.We chatted wednesday for 2.5 hours, then thursday for 1.5 hours. 

4) I had a break down today- I am tired of looking at my four walls, I need to get out more... 

5) I am excited for our anniversary trip to Bora Bora or Greece, have you ever been?

What's on your mind loves?


Wednesdays for Women

To uplift and encourage

Things I did not expect as an adult...

1) People will still bully you- sometimes adults are worst then kids 

2) The world is nuts and it is a big mess- don't believe me, check here 

3) I didn't expect that I would have so little time for myself.  My mom would love for 5 mins by her self, I never thought I would feel that way…. yet i love time alone, it is more frequent now that Brooke is 11 but from newborn to 8 it was tough. 

4) I didn’t realize how much laundry there would be and other chores and always wondered why mom needed us to help with dishes 

5) I had no idea that cooking meals 7 days a week was a real thing- I thought my mother did it just because she was a stay at home mom.. 

6) I had no idea how tired i would be after a day at work- I have an office job yet I am exhausted when I walk in the door. 

7) I had no idea how costly everything was/is. 

8) I didn’t realize how much I would fall in love with my husband each day

9) I had no idea how much I would need my siblings- My sister and I talk several times a day, my brother and I several times a week, we need each other to lean on 

10) I had no idea how much I annoyed my parents until I moved out and now they annoy me, I still love them off course. 

Anyone else feel this way?


Marriage Tip-#7

Week 7 of Marriage Tips 

You can find the previous weeks by clicking on the week
Week 1- Dating/Courting
Week 2- Communication
Week 3- Fall In love, Over and Over
Week 4-  Divorce
Week 5- NO Negative Talk
Week 6- God, Marriage, Kids
Week 7- Respect

Respect your husband
Notice how it doesn’t say “Respect your husband if he has earned it”. A man’s greatest need in this world is to be respected, and the person he desires that respect from the most is his wife. The trap that we’ve all been ensnared by is that they only deserve our respect when they earn it. Yes, we want our husbands to make decisions that will ultimately earn our respect, but the truth is that your husband is a human being. A human being who makes mistakes. This is the man that YOU have chosen to walk alongside you for the rest of your life, and to lead your family and he needs to be respected for that quality alone. Take it from me – when respect is given even when he doesn’t deserve it, it will motivate him to earn it. That doesn’t mean you pretend that his choices are good ones when they aren’t. Things like that still need to be communicated, but you can flesh out your differences WITH RESPECT. It makes all the difference in the world to him

Ephesians 5:22-33

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,  and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--  for we are members of his body.  "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."  This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.


Weekend Recap


Cleaned, relaxed, laundry.
Rachel came over for the weekend, she is a student and lives in the dorm rooms and needed to get away for the weekend, I am home alone with Brooke so the company would be so nice, so I invited her over. 
We got Brooke at school and went to town
We had dinner in the mall food court, then I went to Walmart to get some snack food as we were having some girl friends over for a little food, fun and drinks.  I also found this at Walmart 

its fall Coasters and I adore them. 

Also went to Starbucks and Wheatons for some coffee and came home. 
Girls came over around 730 and we laughed til our sides ached, ate far to much salty junk food and drank to much but we had fun.
One of the girls brought me this plant as a housewarming gift: 

  Talked to hubby and went to bed far to late. 

Woke up to late but it is Saturday so what is the big deal right ;) 
Hubby video chatted me and I was still in bed.. oops. 
We got up, I did some laundry and we went in town to get a few groceries I needed...
We got pizza for supper and came home and watched " The fault in our stars" talk about a water work  movie, it is gorgeous. 

It has been a very relaxing day and for that I am thankful. 

Morning service, a friend and I went out for lunch as Brooke went to her friends house for the afternoon, I took a nap, then went for coffee with a friend. 
Hubby got home at 8 pm- it was so good to be in his arms again. 

Have a great week 


Confessional Friday

Confessional Friday, Linking up with Leslie 

1) This week has been rough and I am so glad a new week is right around the corner, so close I can taste it.. it has been a very rough week and thank you to those who has reached out and offered advice and just listened.  

2) Hubby is back in 2 more sleeps, I missed him so much, he has been in Winnipeg for a wedding and coming home on Sunday! 

3) Tonight is a girls night- I have invited some friends over for a fun night of food, drinks and fun. 

4) I really like my new house a lot and I like that is so small that is so easy to clean. 

Whats on your mind?


Wednesdays for Women - LIES

When someone hurts us, we immediately want to build up a wall, we want to stay away from the person who hurt us, we want to give them nothing but Karma and give them what they deserve..

I was hurt a couple years back, hurt really bad, someone told someone that I had some things about this person , this is not the case, to this day I have no clue who even would make up such a lie, what did I ever do to have this grief...
we went thru a very very scary time in our family life, our spiritual life- in fact I didn't go to church for a long time, why because as humans it hurts when this is done to us, even the strongest person will crumble when you are treated this way.

To this very day this person believes I said things about her....
she went for a long time and would not even look my way, wanted no communication with me, in fact tried to end my marriage etc, all because of a LIE... we have become friends again since, but it has been very hard

Since we moved away from there, she has come to my house, when she asked if she could stay here, every fibre of my being wanted to say NO- but I said Sure..
I know it was a hard decision but I knew if I was ever going to show her that I had no hard feelings about her, that I had nothing to feel guilty about, this is how it was going to be, so I opened up my home to her, we visited, we laughed, not once bringing up the past...

It will always be there in the back of my mind, ALWAYS..
when i see her post something on Facebook, I want to block her and not have her there anymore because it still hurts me to the very core.

I am so glad I allowed her to come visit us, Brooke loves her, she has no idea of what happened ( off course).
I am a better person because of what I went thru, no the pain and the memories will never leave me, but I am trying to forgive and hopefully some day forget.

How about you, is there something that hurts you to this day because of someone's lies?


Marriage Tip # 6

Week 5 of Marriage Tips 

You can find the previous weeks by clicking on the week
Week 1- Dating/Courting
Week 2- Communication
Week 3- Fall In love, Over and Over
Week 4-  Divorce
Week 5- No Negative Talk
Week 6- God, Marriage, Kids

God, husband, kids…in that order. – 
I know this isn’t a popular philosophy, especially among mothers, but hear me out. It’s no secret that my faith is of utmost importance, so God comes first in my life no matter what. But regardless of your belief system, your husband should come before your kids. Now unless you’re married to someone who is abusive (get professional help), no man in his right mind would ask you to put your kids aside to serve his every need while neglecting them. That’s not what this means.
When you board an airplane, the flight attendants are required to go over emergency preparedness prior to takeoff. When explaining the part about how to operate the oxygen mask, passengers are instructed to first put the mask on themselves before putting it on their small child. Is that because they think you are more important than your kids? Absolutely not. But you cannot effectively help your child if you can’t breathe yourself. The same holds true with marriage and parenting.
 You cannot effectively parent your children if your marriage is falling apart. There will also come a time when your kids will leave the house to pursue their dreams as adults. If you have not cultivated a lasting relationship with your spouse, you will have both empty nests and empty hearts.

Mark 10:6-9

"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'  'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."


Weekend Recap

I feel like I'm going stir crazy inside the house and I needed to get out and enjoy myself for the day.. 
went to town with Andrew and he dropped me at Starbucks to wander around or to go hang out with someone, so I choose to go visit this little guy 

Little stud muffin in his over alls. I love him so much. It was such a relaxing day, Amy ( his mom) and I relaxed, watched a movie, played games, ate pizza,  laughed and held the baby, I needed that relaxing day 
hubby picked me, we went to day care to get Brooke and then went to the food court for dinner- we eat out far to much and it has to stop ;) 
Got groceries and came home, relaxed for the night.. I took a power nap, then decided to go to bed for the night at 9 pm. 

it was a early morning because a friend and I went to a Beth Moore simulcast, first time to ever attend a living proof ministry, it was really good, she had so many amazing things to say, things that helped me let some things go, just get rid of it, i have held on to it long enough
Maybe I will share the notes I took sometime. 

she has posted some of the notes on her website 
She also shared this and it is so powerful 

Got home and made nachos for the family and then we had to go to sears to get hubby a new suit for his trip to Winnipeg this week, his cousin is getting married and he is gonna look Hot, wish I was gonna be there to see him, think I'll have him model for me ;) 
He took me to Dairy Queen for a blizzard- i got the pumpkin pie one and ohh my land it is to die for, so delicious. 

Church for set up at 8 am, we had a great sunday except I got some news from home that scared me, my brother needs some good vibes sent to him please. 
we had a missionary from cypress this morning, it was great 

Have a great week 


Confessional Friday

Linking up with the lovely Leslie for some confession time

1) I confess to you that being home sucks.. I don't know how stay at home mom's do it, I thought I would enjoy it more but I really am not.. been visiting with my friend and her baby to help her out and give her a break, hoping to find something soon. 

2) I confess I have been depressed this week over not having a job anymore- it really sucks. I just feel like every time I get a job I truly enjoy it gets taken from me, I knew this gov't job could end when I took it but you always hold onto that hope that it won't end.. 

3) I confess I am finally all unpacked, it don't take long when you are home all day and I plug away at one or two boxes at a time and before you know it, it is all done. I am loving it here though.

4) I confess I am jealous of my husband he gets to go visit family for his cousin's wedding, it just was to expensive for 3 of us to fly there and back, it will be good for him to visit them. 

5) I confess I am working on a auction for a beautiful baby girl who was born with some health problems and she is in the NICU for some time now, if you are a shop owner would you please donate something for this cause, email me terrigrothe at gmail.com or you can find it on Instagram with #auctionforaddison 

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