My Help and another year older!!

Today I am celebrating another birthday!
This is the best one yet – presents from my loved ones, our family was blessed with a yummy breakfast with a lovely couple and the day is just getting started!

This year of life I want to live this Psalm every moment of the day….

Psalm 121

I lift my eyes to the mountains -
where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth!

He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Martine will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you-
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm -
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

My birthday song….


Sunnier Days

When the sun isn’t shining….
Remember the sunnier days…

When skies were blue…

Beauty was found while walking down quiet lanes in a French village…

or perched on the side of a mountain…

or in a suitcase :)

Also remembering on these rainy days that God holds us every step of every day…


The Heavens…

The Heavens truly do declare the glory of God.
For the Lord our God is mighty to save.
Our fortress.
Our resting place.
An ever present help.
Our eternal God.

For the Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need.
He makes me like down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23


A very happy 5th Birthday!

Our not so little Noah turned five yesterday!

He has been excited for days and he was up before 5am….but waited until 6 for presents!!

Always one to dress up – Noah looks quite the part in his new fireman suit!

…’lil Masterchef in the making helping me make his birthday cake…
“But mummy I won’t watch when you decorate it!”

Byron *helping* and just checking to see if the oven really is HOT!

The birthday boys party table.

Cheezels and cheerios – what more could we want!

Pin the tail on the donkey…

Birthday cake time!

I love that when Noah saw his birthday cake he exclaimed to me, “Mummy, thank you so much for my cake. I love it so much!”

The party ended with “Super Miracle Bubbles”…

We thank God for our precious son – such a blessing to us and to others!

German Bundesliga Standings

German Bundesliga Standings

This season, events in the German Bundesliga are developing very rapidly. The leaders are quickly rotating, and as a result the championship is becoming even more interesting for millions of fans from all over the world.

For the past 6 years, Bayern from Munich was the champion of Germany, but this season it will be extremely difficult for Niko Kovac’s squad to defend its title. First, the team’s progress has stopped. The top players are leaving its lineup, and those who stayed become more mature, therefore they no longer show the game for which the fans loved them before.

But the most important thing is the progress of competitors; first of all, Borussia. This summer, Dortmund team changed their coach, too, which played into their hands. It is proved by the results not only in the domestic, but also in the international arena.

The factors that helped Borussia to reach a brand new level include:

Appointment of an experienced coach. Lucien Favre was known before thanks to his work with minor teams. Borussia is a club that fully corresponds to his ambitions.
Successful transfer campaign of the Bumblebees. Despite the loss of a number of leaders (Castro, Yarmolenko, Schurrle), the team was able to make successful signing, too. First of all, it is Witsel and Alcacer. The latter is already scoring for the new team, so that at a certain stage the club even managed to lead the standings.
Instability of competitors led by Bayern. Other Bundesliga clubs can mix successful series with failures, which is why it is especially difficult to predict the development of events in the German championship.
You can always learn bundesliga standings at the website of sports statistics.

Borussia Chances Of Winning The Title

Now, Favre’s players show bright and attacking soccer, which attracts millions of fans. However, it is a big question whether it will be possible to show such a game over a long tournament distance. The fans are also worried by the fact that the team’s bench is not deep enough, so if things are not in favor of the Bumblebees, then it will be quite difficult for them to turn events around.

The starting period has already passed, so it’s absolutely impossible to stop at what has been achieved by now, especially since the fans of Borussia missed trophies. Now, the team has a great opportunity to use Bayern’s misfires to finally win the Andlsquo;Gold Salad Container’.

A little belated….

These photos are from the last few months. Its awhile since I’ve blogged, the haze of constant nausea is lifting! Yay! The photos above is Noah doing his “school” work…he insisted that the 3D glasses would help him to read :))

Enjoying some French bakery treats while feeling very sick!

Byron loving the swings…

Dan’s masterpiece…the first one in our family to master choux pastry!

beach trips…

sunsets over our backyard…

Noah’s latest dress up craze…

Byron and his scrunchy smile helping me to do some baking…

a little bush adventure…