Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Jesus Walked On Water!!

I think Nevaeh is done with fairy tales for a while. Today, I watched The Miraculous Mission (again). And Nevaeh walked past the TV just as Jesus was walking on water and asking Peter to come to him. All day she was excited by this.. While having a bath she asked if I could walk on water. Then said to me how much she wanted to walk on water. It was quite cute at how much just a small portion of the story impacted her thinking. When her brother got home the first thing she shouted at him excitedly was that Jesus could actually walk on water! She went on to explain that it wasn't a joke. Jesus could actually do it. It was awesome just watching her fuss over it. Like it was the most out of this world amazing thing she had ever heard/seen in her whole life. Tonight we had dinner with her Dad. My husband. On the way to McDonalds, she told her father about what Jesus had done in the movie. Then she had to make it clear to him that it was truth. He actually walked on water. Then to top it off, tonight, as I tucked her into bed and turned off the light she snuck over to her bookcase. She pulled out Jie's Action Bible and started flicking through it eager to find Jesus standing on the water. After realizing that she couldn't find it she came into me and had me find it for her. After I found it I asked her if she wanted me to read it to her. She said "No thanks, I already know what happens Mum." and politely walked out of my bedroom. I followed her out with the camera a snapped this shot of her telling the story of how Peter stepped out onto the water but then sunk for not believing enough in Jesus. I stood amazed at how much she knew after watching only a snippet of the movie. And I just had to record it here on the blog to read again with her one day.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sunshine in a Box for my Sister

A month after Matt left our marriage, while my heart was still so fagile, a friend states away sent me a sweet little box of sunshine.. Remember?

Only a week after my sister ended her relationship with her partner of over 12 years, I too found reason to put together a box of sunshine. I know the break up was not easy and my sisters feelings and emotions are falling with the full responsibility of her new role of being a single parent and sole provider for their 4 children so I just wanted to brighten her spirits a little.

I did this by filling a box (Just as Katherine did for me) with all the yellow things I could find..

Sunshine in a box
In the box was a packet of tissues, three nail polishes, lip balm, body scrub, a push pop, a packet of M&M's, a notebook, a journal, a packet of lipton tea, two ribbon hair ties and two dress-tops. You know.. the kind where you wear leggings under? 

My sister and I have never been close. There have times were each of us have been there for each other but for the most part we live completely seperate and different lifestyles. 

But I felt lead to reach out to her last Thursday..
To say I love and I care for her..
To say that no matter what, I'm always your sister..
And I did!
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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Out of their comfort zones

Lately I have been taking my kids out of their comfort zones when it comes to our family diet! We are eating fresh produce, fish and poultry most days now and have cut the fat by changing our essentials such as milk, butter and oils. Sugar is another thing of the past which we no longer put on our cereals and we have stopped buying sweets for school snacks, cordial and chocolate! I'm so impressed with my kids trying new things and am looking forward to creating healthy habits for our future. I don't see this as dieting, I don't feel like I'm dieting. I guess I just want to be more accountable of what I'm putting into mine and my kids mouths.. I know it's easier to give a child what they know and will eat, but my kids are now eating so well and while it hasn't been all smooth sailing, with the tears and tantrums and "I'm not eating that", it's a step in the right direction for what I desire for my family.

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Monday, 3 February 2014

From the pool.. to school..

The summer school holidays have come to an end and this morning Jie again put on his uniform. With new shoes and socks and his uniform a size larger than last year I could see he was getting bigger. Walking him to school he was quiet. He seemed more cool, calm and collected than I was. Many times I asked if we could turn back and make a run for it but Jie just kept walking. It was hard to see what kind of emotions he was feeling, he looked confident yet nervous, excited yet reserved. This year he has a male teacher, he is brand new to the school. Jie said he liked him but I think that may have a lot to do with the nervous side of things. He doesn't trust men. All the men whom he's had in his life haven't stuck around. I want to talk to him about it but don't want to push the subject. He is a quiet kid who usually prays and waits for answers rather than worry me. He has so much faith in what he can't control and loves seeing his prayers answered. He is such a placid and polite child with so much love and empathy in his heart. I'm going to miss spending my days with him..

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

My 1st & 2nd Pieces of the Ellani Collection!

My Wedding Ring

My Graduation Gift

On my bucket list I'd like to own 4 pieces of Ellani Jewelry. I love their collection of sterling silver designs and from the first time looking at them I knew I wanted to own a few pieces of my own. Today I own two pieces. My wedding ring (which I purchased and no longer wear) and this beautiful bird pendant which I brought for myself after finishing my certificate in Community Services last year. If you like these designs too you can check out their website by clicking here.. Let me know which is your favorite! My favorites (so far) are pinned to my board on pinterest, which can be found by clicking here..
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Her First Kinder Day 2014

Nevaeh could hardly sleep the night before she knew she'd be attending her new kinder for the first time. She woke up at 3am telling me to get up and get her ready for kinder! 

This beautiful girl is always out to have fun. To be around people. She loves people and loves doing things. She is not the type of kid to sit still. She wants to explore, to sing, to ask lots of questions just to make conversation. Nevaeh is the kind of kid who just wants to get the most out of her every day. And does!

Here are some happy snaps of her first day of her enjoying the first day of her new kinder..

She absolutely loves it and starts this week!
Nevaeh is counting down the days..
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