Friday, February 29, 2008

You know you have a great friend when your relationship causes you to want to be a better man.
It is what happens with great friends. They push you to be better than you are. They challenge you to be strong and courageous. They make you see that life is more than just about you and your situation. They cause you to look through the mirror and help you focus on the most important things in life. They love. They give.

Above is an excerpt from a blog I read this morning. I posted it here because it was worth repeating and because I want to be that kind of friend. It made me think and I thought it might make you think too. A friend is not someone who neccasarily agrees with you all the time and definitely doesn't help you wallow in self pity, but one who will help lift you out of the holes life can put you in and help you see things from a different perspective.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hey everyone,
I just thought I'd let you know that my daughter Angie just started a blog. Visit her and leave her a note. You can link to her thru the link on the side bar of my blog under Angie Holmes.
Thanks everyone. I love you reading and commenting on my blog!! It does something for my ego. lol

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Dad makes it onto CBC national news!! On national television no less! LOL. (For those of you who don't know my husband, he is the one holding up the #230.) He knew they were filming and that they kept zooming in on him, but he had no idea they were the CBC news crew or that he would get his mug on TV!. Some one he does business with told him they saw him on TV, so we looked it up online and thought it was cute.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Listing!! MLs# c3308228 $524,900

This is just not right!
I received this today and feel it is one of the few worth getting involved in and passing on. One click of the mouse once you are on the website is all it takes to vote against Dr. Henry Morgantaler being given the "Order of Canada". Evil does flourish when good men and women say nothing. If this isn't a blatant perversion, I don't know what is. Thanks.

Hi All
When I saw this I almost got physically sick! The thought of the abortion king of Canada receiving our countries highest honour is just Sick and wrong. Pro-choicers are advocating that Dr. Henry Morgantaler be given the "Order of Canada" Globe and Mail is running a poll ... please get in and vote ... I don't know if the powers that be listen to polls, but it is at least making a statment and not being part of the silent majority! Your chance to do something for "Pro-Life" - let's include a few prayers. Please circulate this as widely as possible. Thanks. Please vote in Globe and Mail's online poll at: Al Brideau (Tel : (506) 459-4693 ,email:

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Grads put on a valentines Dinner for the couples at the church as a fund raiser. It was awesome! The food, The entertainment, The service, The decor, it was all wonderful and we had a great evening! Thanks to everyone involved for giving us such a nice night out! You did a great job!!
PS This is my very first slide show!! Yay for me!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentines day at my house!
I started out the day by giving all the kids and Ken a Valentines Card, then I started to make a nice supper. While I was in the middle of that, my sweet hubby showed up with what you see below. He surprised me with the gift. He is not a shopper and I was expecting flowers. He didn't show me the candy right away, but said to me " Aren't you glad I didn't buy you something fattening?" to which I replied a resounding "yes!" Then he brings it out and tells me that he couldn't resist!! Thanks Ken, for making me feel special today!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I read this as someones profile description and I thought it was so good. It could be my profile description. I did tweak it a bit to fit me. Thanks to blogger "you just gotta laugh"
I'm just one. Just one little girl who needs her Heavenly Father to carry her from day to day. Just one wife who thinks of herself too often, fails miserably regularly, but is still the apple of her man's eye (after 28 years). One mom who loves her kids, thinks their laughter is contagious and really has no idea, outside of desperate prayer, how to raise them up to be godly world changers.I'm just one blogger who hopes to encourage maybe just one person to remember that when life throws you a curve ball- sometimes you just gotta laugh... or you'll cry!

The last lecture of Randy Pausch

In life we all know that our attitude is everything. A positive view of life comes easier to some people than for others. Sometimes it's lifes experiences that make it easier or harder or it could be just the personality of a person that makes life easier to take or not. Whatever the case, whether it comes natural to you to be positive or you have to make a concious decision to fight off the negative emotions, the task must be done to have the quality of life that is desired. You will automatically attract more friends and life will be more positive just by making that decision, either conciously or not. When you let your negative emotions dictate your actions, then you will push away the very thing that you are longing for! Think with the head and not the emotion! Am I there? No, but I am working on it and with God's help, I will be what He wants me to be. And if that can be accomplished, then you can be sure life will be filled with positvbe experiences. I read somewhere that if you can change your mind, you can change your feelings! Powerful!!

The video clip above was an incredible inspiration to me and I think it will be to you as well.

I really liked the part about if some one quits giving you critism, then they have ceased to hope for you. When someone is trying to make you better, take it as that and be thankful! I also liked the part about people versus things, and the one about the apologies. My apologies are going to be diferent from now on!! This speech was just plain good stuff!!

If you search Randy Pausch on the internet, you will find the full speech and it is well worth listening to.

Do you have an elephant in the room? Face it and make something positive out of it!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Real Estate Wholesaling?
I have had some people asking me about this. I have been doing some research and have ordered some material about the subject. Does anyone have any input that you would like to share? I will let you know if I think it is worthwhile and ethical once I know more about it.

Friday, February 01, 2008