Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Juliana

My Juliana turned 9 today! She is such a cheerful girl, with a lovely personality! Her favorite birthday gift was a bicycle in her favorite colour - turquoise, of course! It doesn't matter that she cannot ride it until the ice melts. It is enough that she got a new bicycle!

We had a birthday party for Juliana, and invited the neighborhood girls. When I asked Juliana what she wanted to do for an activity, she said she wanted to do a drawing with the girls. Juliana then quickly sketched and colored this tulip with special pastels totally from memory (she had done this at school with her art teacher a few weeks ago). When the girls came, she helped each of them to make this drawing for themselves! Everyone enjoyed making a special drawing to take home! I am absolutely amazed and impressed with Juliana's art and teaching skills!

Our bunny Bits has just had a litter of young. The kids are so excited and cannot wait to see the baby bunnies. They will be one week old tomorrow. Bits is special to us, and especially to Juliana! She loves her bunny Bits. This page idea was taken from the Stampin' Up! main catalogue - I changed the colors, and love how the page turned out.

My friend's daughter was selected by her school to be a torchbearer for the 2010 Olympics! We were very privileged to have Danielle and her friend Taija come to our school to do a presentation and slide show of their experience. They and their school were chosen to be torchbearers, because they make a difference in the lives of others (they do a lot for the homeless in Calgary). We got to hold the torch and get our photo taken!! It was amazing to hold a piece of history, and I was inspired to hear the stories of these amazing young ladies. My prayer is that each of us can make a difference in the lives of those around us, and that our children will see and be inspired by these young leaders as well.

Take care, all, and have a great week! Susan Bruyn

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Monday, February 15, 2010

God's Love Story

I've been asked to make a mini book with some children at our church. The theme is love. When I pondered what to include in this mini book, I thought of God's love, and how the story of the Bible is really God's love story.

God loves each of us so much, and actively shows that love for us.  He desires for us to spend time with Him, and make a difference in the lives around us, and show His love to others.
I wanted to share my book with you.  I hope it encourages and inspires you.

Take care, and have a great day!
Susan Bruyn
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Timmy Turns Eleven

Happy Birthday to you, my Timmy! My Timmy turned 11 yesterday! We had a fun party to celebrate!

We had some friends over for a sleep-over, and we all went bowling! What a hoot!! I think only one of the children had bowled before! We had so much fun, with many laughs!

Timmy's Oma made him a fun quilt for his bedroom. Notice the all-boy colors! He was delighted, and slept with it right away!

Happy Birthday, my Eleven-Year Old Timmy!!
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