Maybe if I post a picture you'll all forgive me, if anyone reads this anymore anyways :)

It's almost Christmas, I am up to my ears in "churchy" things getting ready for this season of love. I can hardly wait to be home with ma and pa and charlie and mike and alex and HAILEY!Only a few more snoozes and I'll be there, who's counting lol.

It has been busy up here in the North not too much to report to be honest.

I'm working lots as a full time Youth Worker up here and loving every second of it. They are finally after 3 years building me an office, it's gonna be pretty spectacular I must say, pretty pumped! I live up here with Benny Boo we're just trucking through the trenches of ministry and clinging to our Jesus with all our might. God has been pretty good to us which is to be expected that's kind of how He rolls but most of YOU know that from your own stories :) I am so thankful to God for that!!!!

My year has basically consisted of church, the pool, counting calories, cutting hair, dropping dress sizes, a few dates, and really just new and exciting experiences that I have never had before. Still single, still loving it, still serving the Lord and still praying for each of you!



It's been way too long!

I'm sorry :( It has been way too long and I really don't have too many excuses but I will try to muster up a few !

#1) my computer sucks! (but I do know there is one at work and one in the basement so not really a valid excuse)

#2) I've been busy. (while this is true it is not completely truthful because I have been able to knit 3 scarves, 2 toques and read a few books during my "busy" season)

#3) my life isn't that exciting. (which is true but not accurate lot's has been happening.)

Well I am still up in Grande Prairie on almost year 3!!! crazy! and at our last church meeting it sounds like they may actually be building me an office, how cool is that! No more fake walls that people cannot lean on :) They have changed my job up here from "Parish Support Worker(whatever that really was lol)" to "youth worker" so that is an exciting change and a greater responsibility for myself!

I went home this summer and visited my new niece, so cute I'm pretty much in love I'd say. I have realized I enjoy spoiling her and while it is wonderful for said Hailey it is not so wonderful on aunties bank :( but seriously who cares! lol.

I went salmon fishing with dad and ben this summer in northern BC and once again like always I caught the most, no surprises there. At one point in the trip my dad made a comment "I should have left you behind" and I just looked at him, smiled and said "minus 12" that was the number of fish I caught. He got the point quite quickly! We have lots of salmon so if you find yourself in the neighbourhood let me know and I'll cedar plank some for you and maybe this time I won't even light the bbq on fire. Imagine!

This summer has been full and fall is proving the same from auctions to fishing, from weddings to hospital rooms, from laughter to sorrow, from grammas to nanny's, and from pale to burnt skin God is moulding me and teaching me how to wait with a Godly patience. I am praying that through this season in my life where I can almost taste the future that I will let go and fully live in the present and praise Him here.

God bless you all. I hope to be around a bit more :)


Windy windy windy!

It's MAY!!! Woweee!
It has been quite a few busy weeks/months and I just feel crazy most of the time. We are starting to see the finish line for many programs at the church but needing to get revved up for summer events on the way ! It is super crazy around here.

The sun is so beautiful up here in the Peace Country, it is finally summerish out. For the long weekend Ben and I are hoping to put up our swing in the backyard, we( as in me ) might go pick up some bedding plants and get the garden on the go, maybe mow the lawn and get it all "summery!" There is so much to get done and it seems not enough hours in a day to accomplish it all.

I got to meet my niece (previous post). She is so cute, and I am still in awe of her I love getting pictures of her and I have a framed one of her "frowny face" in the kitchen it makes me smile soooo big!!

This is a very random post but I feel like there is soooo much to report but also nothing either.

We are having lots of fires up here so please pray, praying through it all has made me realize these things about my own life.

God is good, work is good, weather is good, family is good, I have a house to live in, a bed to sleep in, clothes in my closet and food on my plate.

I am blessed! Pastor preached on being thankful and he talked about how we tend to be full of "thanklessness" we don't "thank" as often as we should! I am thankful for all that God has provided for me and mine :)

Thank-you Jesus, thank-you.


I got to meet her !

I met Hailey and she is a true doll !

Ben and I had to travel to BC to attend a friends funeral, the circumstances were poor but we did get to see Miss Hailey Rae and snuggle her !

A picture for you !


the baby came!

(picture from moms cell phone!)

Meet baby Hailey Rae Walsh! She was born this morning at 9:38 a.m. and was 7 lbs 14oz! I think she is adorable and I am so excited to be her Auntie.

Both her and mommy Alex are doing great!


I'm still here

I have been super busy and thought about blogging so many times and then always loose the energy when I get down to buisness:)

Some news..

I should be an aunt any day..dang baby won't come out hehe.

With this auntie buisness I think my bank account will dwindle a bit more rapidly because I am addicted to being an Aunt and spoiling little WALSHY to death!!! Oh dear me!

My mommy is on strike...please pray..

I have taken up lane swimming as a way to relieve stress and genuinely get a bit healthier, or a lot healthier whatever happens.

I miss ya all, take care..will post something real soon :)



On of my youth is a basketball player. This means about once a week I find myself at a basketball game cheering her on hoping their team wins the game.

I have never like basketball.

As of late though I have been thinking maybe I never gave basketball a fair chance. I mean I did only try out once or twice when I was in Grade 6? Mr. Wilks was pretty intense and I was quite frankly pretty short! I did also have no real skills, I even held the basketball wrong when I shot, I was a walking failure at the game. I didn't like the sport because you could never hit anyone and I was always getting fouled (sad face).

Just yesterday though I got thinking.

If only I had learned the rules of basketball I am sure it would have been a different story. As I hear the coach talking to the girls saying "plant your feet if they push you it's a foul" I think that maybe had my Grade 6 coach took the time to really fill me in on the "tricks to not get fouls and still be awesome" I may have enjoyed basketball.

To be honest though I am pretty sure I still would not have played it!



This is my new favorite food. I especially love mixing it with black beans and corn. It is so healthy and oh so yummy. When I was home in BC my mom bought me my own "Quinoa Cook Book"

I was stoked!

Ben was less stoked!

I have a tried a few dishes, some have gotten a 5/10 others a 9/10 nothing has made it to the 10/10 on "Bens scale" anyways, haha.

I always ask him about 17 times during dinner "do you like it?" - He always gives me his disgruntled face. Our worst meal he said "I just shouldn't like it, everything about Ben should not like this, but I don't hate it" - hence the 5/10

The 9/10 he was more pumped about, even went for seconds. After dinner I asked him his thoughts, Ben said "Don't make it everyday but its pretty good"!

He likes to give me those ultimatums otherwise he knows he would be eating "this stuff" (how he refers to it) every night!

I love that baby pizza pop eating benny actually tries Quinoa, it makes my heart smile!



LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.

Psalm 8:1

The word "majestic" is on my mind today. I loved the sound of it as I whispered it in my office today "majestic, majestic"- Go ahead try it, it is just a fun word. All day I was thinking of God and majestic and the obvious connection. I was picturing waterfalls, grand mountains, low valleys, the ocean floor or even hot deserts. Majestic, so huge, so wonderful complete awe filling space.

So I googled it. It being the word "majestic"

The second photo was this one. "Aslan" It may not be the actual "aslan" from the Chronicles of Narnia but I enjoyed savouring the imagery anyways. How majestic is my God. The roaring lion, the cuddly pal, the friend to sinners and the greatest sacrifice. My Lord.

God has a great way of tying in the random thoughts and desires I have and bringing it all back to Him. What started as just a word "majestic" has turned into yet another oppurtunity to dig deeper, to look closer, to experience more the love of my Jesus. He is everywhere, this I was reminded of today..

If God gives you a word..savour it..He usually is up to something..

May the Lord surprise you this bitter cold January..!