Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Project Progress

I have been trying to finishe a few Christmas presents I started making a litle while ago. I am still working hard on my hexagon quilt. With less than a month to go, I do think it will get finished, but not with much time to spare.
Pillow front for my Grandma

Fun Sunday Afternoon

A few weekends ago we spent the afternoon with two daughters of a friend of mine from Manchay. We went to La Granja del Abuelo and to fly kites on the beach. Unfortunately the wind was not co-operating for us to get our kites off the ground. Instead we sat on the rocks listening to the sound of the waves as they crashed onto the rocks. It was a fun afternoon for all.



Brenda

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Emotions

I have to say that I am full of emotions these past few days. I am overwhelmed (in a good way) by how God has been working in our hearts and leading us into adoption. I feel like I cannot read enough to help me understand the process that lays ahead. I am thankful for the different families who have shared their stories on different blogs. It has encouraged me and opened my eyes and heart. I cannot wait for the day when we bring our little ones home. Though we have not even begun the application process, I have started praying for our child(ren), their birth mother and the workers who will guide us through our adoption.  I praise God for His love, grace and mercy in my life and allowing me to be a mother to those He gives me.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Journey Begins...

Today, was the first step in our journey to have another child. Tyler and I went to the National Secretary of Adoptions (SNA) in Peru to inquire about adopting a child or two. We met briefly with a psycologist who answered a few of the questions we had and she asked us a few in return; our reasons for adopting, our ages, how many children we already have and their ages? At the end of our meeting she told us about making arragements when we return to Peru in February to begin the process of applying to adopt. She also told us the we would be considered to adopt children under the age of five, based on our ages and the ages of our girls if approved.

So, we begin the journey to having our next precious child(ren). We know that this a process that will test our faith and our patience. But we look forward to seeing what God has instore for us and our family.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Canning and Preserving...Ever Tried it?

I have several memories from my childhood of my Grandma MacDonald coming to our house in the late summer and early fall to help my mom with her canning. I remember that I did not care for the smells of her chili sauce or relish, but oh the jams and the fruits, they were delightful.
My Grandma was one very special lady. She was an amazing cook and could whip something up without the need of her recipe (she had them all memorized) and it would come out amazing. One year she even taught me how to make Pumpkin Pie while I was visiting with her at my uncle's farm and she let me make a mini one for myself. She was a lot of fun.

Recently, I have been looking into canning and preserving some things for the first time. I admit the thought occured to me during our first year in Peru however, canning supplies and tools are not something to be found here. I am hoping to buy some while we are on our furlough to bring back with us.  I have dreams of making jams, pumpkin butter, barbeque and chili sauce, and I hope that I can do this with our girls.

Do you have a favourite recipe you use for jams, jellies or other preserves? Do you want to share them? Maybe you have some great tips you could share with me, I would love to hear from you. 
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BERNARDIN


Friday, November 5, 2010

Myah Riding a Two Wheeler

This video was taken a few minutes after Myah learned how to ride her bike the other weekend.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Family Cravings...

There are some funny conversations happening at our house lately. If you were to walk by our window and listened for a bit you might wonder what was going on as you hear "yum, oh,  and I can't wait."  No, no one is excited about the dinner I made (though it does happen on occasion). We are all talking about the foods we miss and what we plan to eat during our two months in Canada.

Before you being thinking that the food in Peru is not to our liking, I will tell you that it not the case. It is just that we miss some of our favourite things that you cannot get here. You know some of those childhood favourites. Four out of five people in our house are so excited about having a glass of root beer. Others are excited about traditional fish & chips and unanimously everyone is dying to go for a Harvey`s hamburger.

So for fun I thought I would leave you with a list of things that some or all of us miss and hope to try again in a few short weeks.
I know there are more things that have been mentioned around here but, I`d better stop now or I might start drooling on my computer.