Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Yesterday we went over to Suzy's house to play a very common thing for us to do. Our kids love each other and play so well together which is really nice because Suzy and I are really close friends, it sure wouldn't be as much fun if our kids didn't get along. We had just arrived Suzy and her three little ones were already playing outside. It was beautiful outside, we jumped out of the van and the kids right away were wild running screaming so excited to see one another. The extra energy boost was that we had my nephew David with us so all the kids were extra enthusiastic having some new blood around. There house backs onto a huge green field at the end of the field is a great park. Seeing how much energy was flying around we set our target on the park. The kids were there not even 10 minutes when Jakey jumped down from the ladder and landed on his arm. It was not a far jump the ladder was only 4ft high, but he looked hurt. Suzy got him cleaned up brought him to the bench. After we saw that he was not returning to his normal self, we returned home. Suzy called her doc, and her hubby. Suzy then took Jakey to the doctor, her husband Jason came home from work, I stayed until he got there and off we went. Later that evening I got a call from Suzy and Jakey DID in fact break his arm, quite badly too. Potential for surgery and pins. All from a little fall from the playground, really it didn't look that bad. Poor Jake he was really brave and very tough though! So remember to pray for him that he heals well and the pain is not too bad for him!!!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Today was more challenging then I ever dreamed it would be. I left this morning for Wee College everything was great, it was picture day I had everyone dressed great and we were on our way nice and early. On our drive into Coquitlam it began to snow, by the time we reached the hill it was completely covered in snow. We managed to avoid many minor fender benders as my stress levels rose, every muscle in my body was tight and fear was beginning to overtake my usually calm cool and collective attitude. I had two small kids with me and cars sliding everywhere. I said to the boys in the back "Oh boy this is crazy" "Oh man I am getting stressed" " Oh no I think I am going to cry". The replies from Connor and Caleb were "Oh are we going to be late" "is it my turn to play game boy""What is the problem do we have a flat tire?". I was in good company! After detouring around car pile ups I ended up on Panorama...I think that is what it is called. I was moving slowly but surely until all traffic came to a stop! This is not good for me in the van, basically we stop we don't go again. Which is exactly what happened I was stuck, any attempt I made to move resulted in me sliding all over with cars beside me and behind me. All I had left to do was abandon ship, but really where was I going to go, two kids, no cell phone and heels (it wasn't snowing when we left). I threw the hazard lights on and began to pray! Four fireman came to my rescue pushed the van up the hill and into the culdesac. A firefighter informed me that I would not make it to my destination as the roads were not safe, I should sit tight and wait for the salt trucks and head home! Hmmm ok! Well much to my surprise as I looked up I saw a beautiful lady in the window of her house...a ray of hope in my desperate attempt to make our picture day at wee college. It was our Pastors wife Susan! I ended up in their culdesac!! Thankfully she welcomed us into her home, and rounded up a ride for us. Rick better known as Ben's Grandpa came to our rescue in his truck. He picked us up drove us to the church and we made it in time for our pictures!!! What a morning! Thank you to Susan and Rick for coming to our rescue!!!

Here is a look into what my morning felt like...although it really wasn't as bad as this:)))

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Caleb, Abby and I left to pick up Josh from school this afternoon enjoying the sun and warmth. Caleb commented to me that his hands were cold but the good news is he had a hoody on that has pockets phew no complaining problem solved! We grabbed Josh and headed home hearing all about what happened in Josh's life while at school. About 30 feet from our front door Caleb tripped and fell. Remember those pockets? Well his hands were still nice and warm inside of them and failed to break free in time to break his fall. You could actually hear the clunk as his head met the sidewalk. He is on his third freezy and seems to be recovering.
Poor poor Caleb.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Living like a Canuck

This past weekend, Saturday night was a big night. Ryan scheduled a night for 30 guys to partake in a hockey game, not just any hockey game a game played at GM place. To say the least there were some extremely excited guys lined up to play and I think that it is safe to say everyone was completely satisfied with this rare opportunity!
Here are the highlights had to break it into two I took way too many pictures!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Here we are Valentines 2007!

Mmmm Chocolate fondue....

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

This was us Valentines 2005

Here we are 2006
stay tuned for our 2007 picture!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Playing with Friends

Abby is So into dressing up these days. The funny thing is she wants to wear all of her princess dresses at once....looks so goofy and believe me it is hard to get all those layers off. Here is Princess Abby and her Royal Subjects.

Best Buds!

Ashleigh and Abby

Princess Emily

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Born in the 70's

I just got an email from a friend (thanks Anne it was Hilarious) titled " little girls in the 70's" It was really funny and amazing how trends really bring back memories. I thought I would share some highlights from the list:

Holly Hobby - we had the "play" kitchen set fridge, stove and accessories!

Fisher Price Doctor' Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked

Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)

This last one I definitely had going on and is the reason I got my ears pierced....HA HA makes me laugh!

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie cut" not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Our House is a Happy House!

He left the house around 2:30 this afternoon like a kid in a candy shop off to cheer on his team. Although most of his friends were hoping he would return home a very grumpy person, Ryan's years of cheering have finally paid off.... THANK GOODNESS those Colts defeated the Bears! I don't know entirely what this victory means but I get the feeling it is more than them just winning the Super Bowl. Not sure if it is bragging rights or what other testosterone driven thing it is but whatever the case Ryan is one happy camper!! I think I will take full advantage of his good anyone???


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bathing suit Babe!

Abby got a new bikini from Auntie Natalie and she could not wait to put it on. So this morning she has been running around in her new swimsuit. She looks pretty cute if you ask me!