Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
What a privilege it is to walk this earth everyday no matter what the circumstance or whatever is pushing on us. Each day is such a gift it is an opportunity to say ' look Lord I am yours, use me, mold me and shape me into more of what YOU want me to be'. When 'the flesh' cries out to be heard and to hurt it is sometimes tough to stop and say NO, Holy Spirit take what I have right now and help me to move past it.
I love my life, the things I am able to do like still being a stay at home mom when all the kids are in school, I consider myself so blessed and I am thankful for that everyday. I believe in PURPOSE I believe in us all being here for a reason whatever you may call it ,fate, 'the secret', God's divine plan, we are all called to be something for someone, whether it is a smile to someone who might need it, a hug to a hurting friend, a prayer sent out for someone.... we are all called. Why am I writing about this I don't exactly know but I what I do know is that we are ALL loved no matter what circumstance we are facing and the one who loves us the most is just waiting to pour that love out and for us to receive it!!
I want to say thank you to all my friends who have been SO encouraging to me during my nervous moments ,those who have offered a hug and a smile and for those who have prayed!! THANK YOU, you are loved and even though I may not always share that openly I am thankful for all of you and all the unique things you bring to my life!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
An incredibly special day in our lives our baby girl Keziah was born!! We are so blessed to have her in our lives. She adds so much joy and life to our family!! We love the twinkle in her eyes, her beautiful smile, her kind and loving nature, her hugs and yes even her drama!! She makes us laugh and smile!! She is such a great kid and we are so thankful to have her in our lives!
We love you Kezewawa, we pray that as you grow you follow your dreams, that you live life to the fullest and become all you were created to be!! You are so special to us don't ever forget that !!
Love your family!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) LAURA MONTANA..oh yeah look out here I come...LOL!
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP....a tad of a tongue twister doesn't sound too gangsta!!
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) LHOE.mmmm something about a HOE??? LOL
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) BLUEDOG
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) SHARON STEINBACH coming to Young and the Restless....mmm maybe Victor's new wife...LOL
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) HOE-LO
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) THE RED CHOCOLATE MILK...a doesn't sound too intimidating!!
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) ABRAHAM FRANZ....ahhh yeah.
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) THE HOTCOUTURE PEANUTBUTTER CUP......ah yeah funny
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) no middle names mother's maiden name with my middle name....SCHROEDER SHARON
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) LOEWEN LONDON
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) CHRISTMAS GERBERA......LOL look out Bond here I come!!!
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) STRAWBERRIE TANKY
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) BACON APPLE
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) THE SCRAPBOOKING SNOW TOUR
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Huge statement for someone who suffers from chronic 'do it my own way' syndrome. I have been struck by this phrase over and over again this week and last. God has been working asking me over and over 'Louise do you TRUST me enough to do it MY way'.....why is it that by human nature I want to take everything under my own control and try to do it all on my own and then only when I fail I ask for help. I have been asking God to mold me and shape me into what He wants me to be and first and foremost USE me...I have had amazing experiences this past year that show me that I am being used and then I try to grab hold of the horns and 'take over' from God, like who am I kidding right? Over and over and I am reminded that I need to trust and rely in Him for He knows the path that I am on better than anyone and knows me better than I know myself and I need to let go and trust, trust Him that his grace is sufficient ,trust Him that all things work together for the good of those who love him and believe that He is enough no matter what the circumstance, the challenge or the trial. When I am nervous and try to pre-organize things in my head as to what to say, how to act, (what to wear..how silly I know) I will have to choose to trust and believe that I will make the right choice and that God will give me the words to speak in the moment.
Why am I bringing this all up...well as many of you know I am part of the new series (Episode 1 )of No Opportunity Wasted on CBC and I have interviews coming up and well I am SCARED, NERVOUS and terrified of this whole experience, the show has been filmed, edited and ready to air and I know that I have no control over what parts they choose to air and how I will be portrayed but it is huge vulnerability not only because that experience caused so many emotions to flow in me (yes MANY tears)and it will be there for all of Canada to see but I am not exactly your 'typical' TV person with full hair and makeup done, and I know it is stupid to worry about that but man am I nervous., I pray that people can look beyond what they see and understand the heart of this episode and be inspired by my experience and go out and try new things ... So far I have one interview scheduled and I don't know if others will come but again through all this I hear the still small voice echoing inside me saying 'Louise do you trust me?' and I choose to say a resounding YES...do I 'feel' it..no.. not yet but it will come, I have to believe it will.....SO that's it right there...TRUST..smallish word HUGE impact!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Aug 29 2007
Upcoming series: No Opportunity Wasted, CBC, Oct. 3Posted by: Diane in No Opportunity Wasted
From a media release:
What would you do if you had 72 hours to change your life? Canadians seize the moment in Phil Keoghan’s NO OPPORTUNITY WASTED premiering Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m. on CBC-TV
A Winnipeg housewife and a veteran firefighter confront their terror of heights by repelling down the world’s second largest granite rock face. After surviving a vicious shark attack that made international headlines, a Vancouver man faces his worst fears by diving into shark-infested water. A mother travels to Africa to fulfil her daughter’s dying wish. These challengers from across Canada share a common goal: to think big, get past procrastination, ditch the excuses and live life NOW. Hand-picked from more than 7,000 applicants, their dramatic and emotional transformations unfold on NO OPPORTUNITY WASTED (NOW), premiering Wednesday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m. on CBC Television.
In each episode, Kirkby ambushes two unsuspecting applicants and asks them to take on a NOW challenge. With their schedules cleared and all excuses eliminated, the challengers, total strangers with a common goal, must work step-by-step to accomplish a series of time targets that will push them to the extreme and help them complete their ultimate challenge.
(my stomach just did a flip....EEEEEEEEK!!!, can't wait to see it!)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
My posts have all been a bit emotional lately so I thought I'd do something random and see WHO exactly is out there and WHO reads this bloggy thing that is bits and pieces of my life SOOOOOOO if you read this PLEASE comment!!
Here is how you do that, click below this post on the THOUGHTS FOR LOUISE section type your message and click on send it anonymous...if you do this put your name below your comment so i know who you are OR if you really want to be anonymous then be anonymous. Just thought this would be neat since it says lots of people read it and ohhh only about 8 people comment!!
So if you are out there I'd love to hear from you!!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
all went well today the kids went off for their first day with big smiles and actually excited to start the new school year. Kez was so brave such a trooper...gave me a hug and said 'bye mommy'....and thus began my momentary freedom..no kids from 9-4 what to do??? well here is the exciting, thrilling and absolutely exhillerating part ......hang on here it comes.....I went to a weight loss meeting..yup you read that right!! how exciting is that?? LOL I went and got weighed and well if that wasn't enough to brighten my day I at least shared it with friends(not my weight, the time)...I guess after six years of carrying around this 'baby weight' I really don't have an excuse that I still have a baby...she is in GRADE ONE afterall!! SO as many times as I have started and failed miserably I don't know that this will be any different but I will put my best foot forward and at least give it a good go at it.....so yeah that was that...then us girls(who all got weighed in) went for breakfast and a bit of shopping, got home and the girls came over and THAT was my day..it was great to just be able to go and not worry about coming home by 1pm or bringing kids. (no cleaning or laundry or organizing got done in the making of this day...there is always tomorrow...I hear a gasp coming from my mom and mother in law...heehee)
The best part of all was that the kids had a FANTASTIC day they all had a great time and that IS an answer to prayer!!
Hope all you moms out there had a great first day back to the schedule...enjoy your evening!! Hugs to you all!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Noah sleeping with Rex(nice curled up ear Rex) AND my blanket(yes its a beautiful pink and I've been sleeping with it since I was about his age)...what a sweetheart! for all of you out there worried about my dog training abilities Rex does get kenneled at night...lol!