Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Belated B-day

Last week was Laila's Birthday and we threw a party for her. Had a few friends over, some drinks and dancing. It was also a sad farewell for Thomas and Chantal who will be leaving soon. We'll miss you guys!I didn't blog about this earlier as I didn't get the pictures till now.
This one's of us ladies: me, Chantal, Laila, Abi, Celeste and Marcos who happened to sneak in

Beautiful Abi

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Snow and School

Today Devin got to go out sledding with the other kids. I can remember as a kid I always looked forward to tobogganing, slipping and sliding on the ice and snow. It was so much fun and now it's great that Devin gets to enjoy it. Maybe when I get brave enough to face the cold I'll join the kids and take a few pictures for you all. I did go out the other day to the library that's just two house down the street, it was dusk and as I walked along, the snow seemed to glisten in the streetlights, I breathed in the crisp winter air and enjoyed the sound of the snow crushing beneath my boots. I then realized that winter can be a very beautiful thing and I look forward to many a more winter moments.
As for now tomorrow starts another school week with my kiddos, we've been doing more art projects which I love to do especially this time of year . I love decorating for Christmas time also baking while listening to Christmas music, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. Ahhh Christmas is here!

Here's my kids studying hard!

Devin with his owl puppet he made.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Look mom

This morning we woke up to this outside....
Can you say...
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas?"

Devin is just loving it that it's already snowing, so are all the kids and they can't wait to get outside and play in it. Everyone's a little shock that it's snowing this early but they say every year has been different so it's really hard to say! Mike gets to brave the cold as he goes out today . Hope he won't catch a cold.....poor hunny! But it sure is pretty to look at as long as your inside in the warmth of your house!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Here's a few pictures I promised you. The first ones are from a night BBQ we had for Davida who left the area just as I got here, I didn't get to know her so well but she seemed like a sweetheart. She's the last one on the right with the beautiful smile!
The other ones of us ladies are from Gabe and Ali's going away party!

Laila, Abi, Alison and me

Thursday, November 08, 2007

C-C-C Cold!!!

It's officially getting VERY COLD here. We woke up yesterday morning to find the balcony covered in a thin blanket of snow, just half an inch...but still..burrr! Then today we had flurry's all afternoon. It's wet and cold and I miss the cool autumn weather. I hope that we can survive the Canadian winter. Ahhh!

I've been keeping myself busy with teaching school to Devin and his new from Laura, their good students and I enjoy it. Also the wonderful Christmas season is upon us and we're getting ready with singing, caroling, baking and decorating etc. I'm thankful for the new place we're in and all the wonderful people we're getting to know.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

So little time

There's been a lot going on here that I'd love to blog about but don't have the time to.
Here are some of the highlights:
*Mike and Devin arrived safe and sound
*Been busy unpacking and getting them settled in
*Had a good bye party for Gabe and Alison
*Went out for a Thai dinner with some old friends
*Had a big Sushi dinner with other friends in the area.
I know there were pictures taken so I will do my best to locate some to post for you all.

My health has been making steady progress. I've now gained 20 lbs. since I've moved up here and am hoping for another 20 by New years. It's so wonderful to be up and around, taking care of Devin and living life again. Being sick and in bed for so long sure makes you thankful for all the little things in life that you other wise maybe would not have notice. I still feel weak and go at a slower pace then most but I'm happy with what I can do.
Please do continue to pray for my strength and that I can stick to my diet and gain weight that I need. Love you xoxo