Sunday, 3 August 2014

Spend it wisely



I had so many different plans in my head of things we should do. This "master summer vacation list." 


What we did was so much more..



Stayed over at my in-laws for the weekend

Stayed at my parents for a couple days

Found out my brother was getting ENGAGED!!! 

Shopped with Simon for engagement ring

Shopped with Simon for engagement decor and scooped out the engagement spot

Decorated their engagement spot and got to witness a beautiful proposal  

Celine and Simon got engaged!!!!

Had an engagement party for my brother and Celine

Driving to camping with the boys

Went camping with family 

Couples massage at Brookstreet

Dinner and desert at Red Lobster 

Shopping for birthday gifts for family 

Dinner with my Mom and Dad and Oma 

Napped on hammock 

Swam at Mains house 

Gardened 

Mario kart, M&M peanuts and twizzlers date 

Re-stacked wood at our place 

Dinner at my sisters place

Got my nails done

Jon did some wood carving 

Bridge street bazaar with family

Chinese dinner for two

Watched some movies we have been meaning to watch 

R E L A X E D

All was done while getting sick with colds. I love my life and all the amazing little blessings. Couldn't ask for a better life or a better person to spend it with. This summer vacation was perfect and I really mean it. So much love and joy packed into 18 days off. I'm so excited for the up coming wedding of my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. Im excited for the life they will share and happy to help in anyway I can with wedding plans. 

I'm thankful for an amazing husband I love and the fun, laughter and love we share. Jon and I love the small things in life. People always ask me "is your life really as good as you make it seem?" I always respond it really is. I choose to look at the good things. It's a choice some people choose not to do. It's not that my life is perfect. Far from it. But nothing is perfect on earth. We all have struggles and sin in our lives. I choose to not let the struggles consume me and pray to God to forgive me for sins. I've learned to thank God for every breath and everything He blesses me with. You never know when He will call you home. Even through trails and hardship God has been by my side. He has been my strength and He blesses me with support of loved ones. I thank Him for every day He gives me and all the love he shows towards me and I try my best to pass that love onto to other around me. I do my best to live a Godly life and not get caught up in being unsatisfied with where I am in life. I am right where God wants me to be and where I'm suppose to be. He has a plan for me and I am thankful for everything He has given me. God gave me this amazing husband who loves me and who I adore more then anything. Together Jon and I make the best of every day God blesses us with. We have an amazing life. It doesn't come without hard work. But it's worth it. I'm not just talking about material things. I'm talking spiritual, and material. Things don't come easy and don't come without hard work. Don't get caught up in always wanting what others have. Work hard in relationships, in life, in work and be thankful for everything you do have. 

I had a truly amazing vacation! It wasn't all the "stuff" we did or money we spent. It was the little things. Did the dinners out and outings cost money. Of course. But it was the time spent and memories made that I cherish. I adored moments with my family, in-laws, future in-laws and nephews and niece. Those are what counts.

 Time is something you don't get more of. Spend it wisely. 

Blessed. 

-Dee

Friday, 18 July 2014

Summer Holidays!




7 days of holidays for me and another 11 days of holidays with Jon:)




I can't wait we have a whole list of things I/we want to do:

- Bake cookies
- Go for a massage with Elise at the Brookstreet
- Paint full length mirror and chest of drawers
- Rent paddle boats 
- Calypso water park
- Glow in the dark mini putt
- Camping
- Strawberry picking
- Carp bingo
- Couples massage at Spa Nordik 
and the list goes on...



I can't wait to not wake up at 4:40am and actually sleep in. Just to have the time to relax and visit with people. Be able to have people out for dinner and not have to worry about getting up for work the next day. I seriously can't wait until Jon is off with me.. until then I shall relax and be here for him every evening when he gets home. I love my life<3

Hope everyone has a safe summer holiday!



Blessings,
Deanna




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Organized Home

I try and keep an organized home. Over the last couple of weeks I have made a list of rooms/ cupboards I have been meaning to organize.

I re-organized the storage room





We organized and tidied our office/ craft room






I took everything out and washed out under the sink. Its nice having all our cleaning supplies tidied up.


We keep a clean and well organized house. Its well lived in and its not perfectly clean all the time. But its well kept and tidied on a daily bases. Considering we both work full-time jobs and have a social life and I'm not home full time. I think we do a pretty good job of keeping our house clean. The dogs do the best to make sure it doesn't stay that way lol. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. Jon&I had an awesome long weekend. Couldn't of asked for better weather or company<3 

Our summer vacation will be here before we know it, I only have 8 working days left until my vacation and 13 working days for Jon until his vacation starts. We are excited to have 11 days together!! We are planning on camping, water parks and relaxing to take up most of our vacation time.
..And I CANNOT wait!! 


Have a wonderful week my blogging friends! Hope you all have wonderful summer plans with family and friends. Enjoy these beautiful days we have been having!

Blessings,
 Dee 



Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The country life

  Animals are being drawn to our house lately. In the last couple of           weeks we have had:  










                                Raccoon in a tree

Our big 100+ year old apple tree has a hollowed out spot in the apple tree. Odin jumped up and kept sniffing around. Jon looked in the tree to find a raccoon cuddled up and catching an afternoon nap.













                 Porcupine and baby 


A porcupine and her baby decided to come for a visit. Waddled along our grass and strolled back to the woods.





















      Hummingbird in the fireplace



The cat was going nuts on the fireplace and I found the hummingbird. I was able to get it out and chased 2 dogs, a cat and a humming bird through the house. Finally got it outside and it lived! 








              Cow in our yard


Went into the kitchen to get a drink and saw a cow looking back at me. Thankfully Jon was home and we were able to get the farmer to herd it back in to the field. 









A mouse in our bedroom


Last night Jon heard the cat going nuts on the dresser. He moved the dresser to find a little mouse hiding in the corner.





I'm not sure what animals we should expect in the next couple of weeks. At least we are both prepared and ready. Lol. 

- Dee






Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Jon+Dee's Gardens


Our garden so far this year!! I love that we have all these beautiful gardens. With us both working full time jobs, its nice to come home and spend time outside weeding or watering the plants. I never thought I would love gardening as much as I do. Jon really enjoys it as well :) What a great way to unwind after a long day. 





This red bush is beautiful 


Hard at work 



Our vegetable garden really came together!








Our tomato plants are awesome!
















Jon and I always take time to keep things tidy and nice. Inside and out. I love that we have space to landscape and really make it look beautiful. God has truly blessed us.

Blessings,
Dee


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Long weekend blissfullness



May long weekend is in in t-minus ONE day baby!! :) A short 4 hour admin day and I'll be off until Tuesday at 2pm. Awesome sauce!! I love our long weekends. What I love the most about our long weekends (or any time spent together) is we do things together. We love doing things together! It's what makes us a great team. The relationship Jon and I have is as strong as it is, because we always, I mean always, no matter what have each others backs. We build each other up and spend real time together. 

That's what I love about our life. We don't base what we are doing on what other people do. We enjoy our life:) We work hard for the things we have. But we do it together. That's the main part. We don't think one of us works harder then the other, we don't compare. If I clean the house, Jon does dinner. If I do laundry, Jon will clean the bathroom or which ever.. We don't designate jobs.. We get things done.. together -period- We both work full time and keep a tidy house and happy dogs :) 

Some people spend their whole lives doing things separately from their spouses and family, never taking time for date nights (I'm not saying an expensive dinner out and movie, even just a home cooked meal and a movie at home) time spent together. Life can get as busy as you want it to be and you can make priorities. Some people choose work, some people choose money, or  time spent with the girls. All those things are needed and nice to do. I love my job, I work hard and we live in our dream home, I have girl nights out. BUT it's not my life. It doesn't make up who I am. It is a part of my life. 

I chose to live my life with Jon and build a family together. He is the one who I love to spend my time with. We go out and enjoy visiting people together and hanging out just the two of us sometimes. I think its important to do that. Not let other things take up so much time that you blink and your life is gone. 

I guess what I am trying to say is to enjoy the long weekend with friends and family. God puts blessings in your life, enjoy them, thank God for them. 

Our weekends are full of time spent with family and friends. We get things done around the house and we enjoy being together. I love the amazing relationship we have. We can get frustrated at each other, argue,  just like anyone else. But the core of our relationship is so strong nothing can separate us. 

I guess what brought this blog post on, is that I have seen some pretty amazing couples at my clinic. That after years and years of marriage still enjoy coming to adjustments together and doing things together, making plans together for the weekend. I see how strong their marriage is and I think it's awesome. I have met some people that have NO idea what their significant other is doing, what they are up to, they are some where doing something. It makes me sad that married people live such separate lives. 

Jon loves building things and will go into his shop. I love blogging and scrapbooking and creative stuff like that. We do things separately. But for the most part in all honesty we like gardening together, watching our tv shows, going out for late night snacks :) Theres nothing wrong with doing things separately. But when other things in your life take away from your family, I think its time to revaluate what is important. 

Most importantly live your life for you. Don't spend your whole life comparing to what others have. God designed the perfect life for you. It's not always going to be easy, but it will be your life. 

Enjoy your long weekend. I know us here at the Mains house will :)

Feeling blessed.
Dee (Jon+Odin and Skylos) 





Wednesday, 30 April 2014

God's promise to us

Genesis 9:8-17


8 Again, God said to Noah and his sons:
9 I am going to make a solemn promise to you and to everyone who will live after you. 10 this includes the birds and the animals that came out of the boat. 11 I promise every living creature that the earth and those living on it will never again be destroyed by a flood. 
12 The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. 13 It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. 14 When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, 15 I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwater destroy all life. 16 When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature. 17 The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise. 

This seemed like it fit with all this April showers we have been having. It sure is a wet one out there. BUT the good thing is our lily buds have gone from just poking out of the ground to almost 3 inches high!! Yeah! I know right!;) So all this rain is making the gardens and grass grow after this long long long winter. I hope everyone is staying dry and warm during all this rain. Just remember we were just complaining not that long ago that we wanted the snow gone. So at least the snow is now gone and the rain is helping spring come here faster. Or thats at least what I tell myself. lol



Blessings,
Deanna