Sunday, December 28

Retail Therapy..

So many amazing deals in the mall right now :)  So I bought Birthday Presents for Mr.Shiny today.. No sneak peeks till after January 10th.

I am so tired.... So much walking in the cold. Time for a nap. I will expound more later with Photos our Christmas eve service..

Wednesday, December 24

I called...

Where in the world is Santa?

They told me to get to bed :D

Season's Greetings!

Dear Family & Friends,
(if you have been reading this blog for the past year none of this is new)
This is our Christmas update! 
    Our way was rocky, our path steep, but together we made it to the top of the mountain. Out of the valleys and fog, into the sunshine, where we both can see a bigger picture and the beauty that God created.

   Early in January, God brought me a word which I told very few people about at the time.
It was to cling to him and let him carry me through the hard times that were coming. When I did the blessings that follow would be so much sweeter after the pain & trials. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what the future held for us.

Here are some of the highs and lows.
  • My uncle &; a dear family friend leaving us in the same week.
  • Corbett’s Grandpa going home to his final resting place.
  • Job changes
  • Camping
  • Camp Sagitawa
  • Moving to the East Coast
    The highlight of 2008 for me was (at the prodding of my wise mother) going to Moberly Lake. Aka Camp Sagitawa. On my life to-do list was: be a cabin leader, so I went for a 1 week and might have even misplaced my 15yr old camper. (eek)
After chatting with the Camp Director Gary, I could see there was a need for kitchen staff, and I thought why not?  (Mom had said jokingly “Clearly state what you want to do or they will have you working in the kitchen”) So I stayed for an extra week which turned into 2 weeks. By this time God had gotten a hold of my heart and showed me what really mattered and that my plans with friend and family were selfish and not concrete. So I stayed in the kitchen for 6 more weeks. I was blessed it laughter, fun and spiritual family fellowship, a great tan and stronger muscles. But best of all 68 campers made personal decisions to choose Christ.  As Kitchen staff we prayed, sang and rejoiced over the camp during “prayer meetings” in fun places (like the water trampoline) the best part of all was that worship and spiritual warfare became a lifestyle.
    To make a long story short, if you want to do something amazing with the summer of 2009,
check out{they can always use help}
    After camp I packed up my life into 2 suitcases and 5 Rubbermaid’s and flew to St. John’s, where I joined Corbett on the windy island city.
    We are involved in a church here, Corbett runs the sound board. I help where needed mostly setting up chairs and then taking them down after wards. Corbett’s friends from Halifax pastor the church and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them. 
  Corbett and I are both working at contact center, troubleshooting internet for home users.

   Future plans? To see where the winds blow us after the New Year, I would love to spend the summer at Moberly Lake again. Corbett wants to buy a boat and live on it, possibly back on the BC coast.
  I hope and pray this rambling tale finds you happy and healthy at this special time of year.
Love Darci & Corbett
P.s. Feel free to read back through the year for details :)

Tuesday, December 23



All of my favorite things

  • Kicking up dry snow, trudging through it to get home.
  • Hour long waits at work
  • Smiles, laughs, giggles at work
  • Finding people around you have morals
  • Knowing Christmas is right around the corner
  • Knowing everything is going to be okay, even if doesn't feel like it right now.
Not quite sure why, but I just felt the happy bubble start to well up inside of me at work around 4 am, while knitting and chatting with friends.

The topic... was pg-13 but interesting and entertaining. I sit in the "HR" row, basically if you are easily offended, you will end up in HR with a complaint.

Then I walked home in what felt like a winter wonderland!

Now all I need are those knitting lessons. I loving creating with my needles, and I know I could be such a blessing to others around me and even turn a little profit while I'm at it. But first I need to master the basics of knitting.

I love the Holiday spirit... I just wish people wouldn't take it all for granted.

My savior was born,and I can smile through the pain because I have a peace that passes understanding.
This Christmas I am learning about Advent. Growing up I never knew what it was about, or even understood all of the meaning and purposes behind it.
The candles are in so many windows around here, and it makes me smile softly every time I see a window lit up.

Well I shall sign off now seeing as it's 6:20am....

We are off to buy a vacuum with money someone gave us for Christmas( THANK YOU THANK YOU, to that wonderful and generous soul) later today.

I think I shall go crawl into bed to dream of Whiskers on kittens now.

Sunday, December 21

A wish and a dream.


 (I think I may attempt this for Mr. Shiny's Birthday)
Now I just need someone to teach me how to read and comprehend the patterns.
 Edit:click on the titles for the links

Saturday, December 13

I attract them..

Tonight while pulling a month and half worth of mail from our box, (at 11pm) a lady pulls into her driveway and gets out of the car and says hello to me. Don't ask me why.
 The guy from yesterday was even better. I am standing at an intersection, waiting for the lights to change. He takes one look at my long black coat catching the snowflakes and tells me that I look like a polar bear. After that we chat about how the pedestrian light won't change. Finally we brave it and walk cross together. He starts griping about Christmas, and so I proceed to tell him that Birthdays and Weddings are a lot of fuss for just one day too, and that at home we don't celebrate Christmas in the traditional way. But birthdays are the big events. Then he starts asking which bus I am taking, turns out he was going to the same place. So I hop on the next bus I see just to make sure I don't have to continue to listen to the F word being inserted every other word. (I was on the wrong side of the street)
 My implusiveness + buses always turns out bad for me, an hour later I ended up at my destination, sick to my stomach and wobbly legged. But just in time for supper with my man. At least my timing is good.

Friday, December 12


 This is one of my favorite blogs when I have a chance to absorb her writing. This post was something I needed to hear now.  Do check it out.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

-Maya Angelou

Thursday, December 11

You know the saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"?
That is why this blog has been quiet lately... I am not in a happy place but I don't know what to share and what to share. Let's just put it this way, I officially hate the winters here. I want BC winters.. But to get that I would have to go home. Now that's an idea that has been become more popular recently.

Please pray for us here. I am slowly sinking into a chasm of despair and sadness and I don't know if I can possibly climb out without your prayers.

Hopefully later this week I can share some of the fun things I've been doing lately.

Sunday, December 7

Christmas spirit

Was slightly gone after walking home with wet feet.
But it snowed this morning!

Friday, December 5

What have you washed lately? Headed over to Jenny's to read a funny washing story.

Enough bullets to kill you

  • It snowed finally! But it was after 11pm so I didn't get to enjoy it much, Only when we took the garbage out at 4am
  • I felt like sleeping at work, sleeping pills suck for me because they kick in at the wrong time of day
  • my shift has changed from 6:15pm-4:45 am, to 12:30pm-11pm. It's good but then I am not ready for bed until 4-6am which is bad. grrr
  • My husband is amazingly patient. I love to tease and annoy him. Pray for patience for him, and wisdom for me :)
  • On that that note. This is what he said to me tonight. Earlier I did something blond which he responded to with "That was an epic fail"  while laughing at me.  I went to kiss him good night, seeing as he had a headache, I put my hand on his shoulder and kissed it. He responds with a big owe, then I feel horrible for inflicting more pain. He says "It's okay that you fail at life, it's not your fault" 
  • I wrote my portion of our Christmas letter.
  • We took our Christmas photo, and I had a brainwave on how to send it out.
  • If anyone wants to be on the list to get one comment below. (One being Christmas letter and photo)
  • Is my FB photo showing off my death glare or you didn't face?
  • Enough bullets. Must go to sleep now....
Do go back two or three posts and let me know who has the best reason for Corb to be called Mr. Shiny!