Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lia Amanda!

Yes, it has been a whole year since Lia joined our family! She is such a happy cutie, full of smiles and personality.

It's official! I'm heading East.

 G has been transferred. His company is opening a new branch in New Brunswick, and he's been chosen to move there and open and run it.
 I have such mixed feelings about this. I can see the "leading" in it, how God has been slowly paving the way. I can't WAIT to live where I can go to the beach, have so many bible conferences close by, and just be "down east". I am also dragging my feet, because in spite of having wanted to go back since I left, I have my sister and so many great friends here. It's hard to go to a new place and start over, especially when you are leaving behind people you love.
 It will be nice to raise my boys in the east, but they too will be leaving their friends, and really what they've always known. We've been in Ontario for 9 years now!

 I am proud of my husband, that he works hard and it is recognized.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Look at what has taken up residence in my mailbox. I'm not scared of snakes, but it sure startled me to see this guy and his pal when I checked my mail!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I woke up early today. The bedroom was hot and stuffy, and i just couldn't sleep. I got up and went outside. What a glorious cool feeling it was! the sun was shining, the birds were singing their hearts out! They've been pretty quiet during the day lately. I think it must be too hot for them to sing much. I've missed their happy noise and greatly enjoyed just sitting on my back porch, basking in the coolness and sunshine and birdsong :) I even saw a bunny!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

*cue music*... nah nah nah nah HEAT WAVE!

 It's been an odd weather year. Yes, I'm Canadian, I talk about the weather. it seemed to rain for three months, and spring was not a fun one. It was so cold and windy and wet. Then, the switch flipped to "off", and it has been hot and dry ever since.
 Today is the hottest one yet, with the humidex it's at 46. I know some people from down south may think that isn't so bad, but trust me, for us northern people used to a much cooler climate, it's very hot!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer is here in a big, hot, sunshiney way.

 It has been a while. Poor blog and readers, I apologize for neglecting you! What a lot of happenings! I'll bullet post some of them so I don't have to go into detail, since I don't want to take all day.
~ My friend and I went to Alberta in April, to see my baby niece Faith Rebecca come into the world. I actually had the privilege of being in the room as she was born, by c-section, on April 18th.Baby Faith makes the fifth birth I have been present for. (not counting my own three, obviously I was there!) babies are so exciting, and i do love welcoming my new family members into the world.

I also got to meet my niece Abigail Joy while I was there.  It was so nice to see my "western" family, and spend time with them all.

~ While in Alberta,I was in a car crash. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. Just bruises and sore muscles. My Dad did have a cracked wrist from the airbag, but he's much better now. I had an impressive bruise on my hip from the seatbelt, but God sure had his hand on us :)

~ Ryan, my oldest, graduated from elementary school. He'll be in grade 9, high school next year.
~ went mountain climbing and spelunking with Liam and G in the blue mountains. It was such a nice adventure! I found the entry fee to the park a bit steep, but the caves and trails were interesting.

~ Kyle went to Alberta for a fishing trip with his Uncle and Grandpa. He didn't catch any fish in the rockies,but he did see some grizzlies close up  and got to know his aunts, uncle, cousins and grandparents better. It was also his first time on an airplane that he can remember. He's been on before, but he was not even 2 years old.

That's all I feel like typing out right now. Hope I can post a bit more often!