Saturday, December 31, 2005

Small update....

Ok, tiny little update of the links, I added a link to the photo gallery that I'm hosting at work. I'll try and post up some pics tonight or tomorow morning.


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Merry Christmas

Ok ok,,.... one, two, three yell.... since the baby has come, I have yet to post any more pictures.. Yes we did have Christmas, and we all did get wonderful gifts.... however... I have yet to download the pictures so show everyone. I promise before we go home in 8 days, I will get it done.
Things in Kenora are going, we are doing well, and trying to have some fun. I am sure that in the next few days, things will slow down, just in time to pick back up again.
I will write more when I have a few more minutes.

Love ya all!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Taylor's firs visit with the baby

Oh how cute!!!! Taylor loved seeing his aunty KC's baby! He is so happy with her. SHe is such a cute baby.
Enjoy the pictures!!

More news!!

Well it is now 6am Dec 23, we just got back from the hospital. Keyra has had her baby.
We left the house to go meet her at 2am, Baby Elaina was born at 3:36am. Elaina was born 7lbs 1 oz
There to greet her were, Aunty Robyn, Grandma, Daddy, Uncle Jason, oh ya.. and mom!
Here are a few pictures of baby, mom, daddy, and great grandma!
Well done Keyra!!! We are proud of you!!

Ariving in WPG

Well we got to Winnipeg today, and to Kenora. While we were in WPG, we stoped to see my pregnant sister. As you can see by the pictures, she is kinda... well... due a few days ago....
So anyway... enjoy..
Just so you know... this was at... about 1pm December 22nd.

oh.. wait.. you are going to have to

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

off we go

Well we are on our way in the morning to Kenora. I am going to see what I can do about keeping up the blog while we are away, but no promises!!
Have a wonderful 16 days!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

more pictures

Well I have a few pictures to post. Taylor's school picture, Keyra the pregnant one, and then all three of us girls and Taylor (Keyra, Aly and Myself).

We went to keswick for christmas with my father last night. It went well. Taylor was content with the way things went, and was happy to play with Alex.
After we got home last night, we ran to Janet and Peters house for David and Susan's send off. It was nice to be able to get together with our friends and say farwell. We are sure going to miss the three of them. They are very special people. I am sure the Lord will continue to bless them.
Have a great day!

Friday, December 16, 2005


Well last night we had our "Christmas" dinner. I did the turkey (fallingn apart and all), baked corn (in the slow cooker for the first time), smashed potatos, and gravy. Jason made the Salad for me. Things turned out really yummy. Taylor however was more intrested in playing with Michi, and Julia then eating, but he is making up for it today. I did get him to eat his turkey, but thats about it.
I love to have company for dinner. I enjoy cooking for friends and family. I thank our wonderful friends Dave, Susan, Julia, and Michi for coming to enjoy the wonders of my kitchen. We sure are going to miss you guys when your gone.
Taylor has asked me again today if he can marry Julia when he gets older. So watch out Dave, I sent him your way... told him he as to talk to you and Sue before any of that can happen!
Have a wonderful snowy day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

family fun

Well things are getting busy around our house. We thought we should post a photo of all of us, most fo you will get it in your christmas cards.
Jason and Taylor are on their own tonight for supper, tomorrow we are having friends, and friday we are out. I guess with Christmas so close, things are bound to get busy!

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Well last night we all went to Gage Park. We had some fun. I got a few pictures of while we were there.
Today, Taylor and I went with Aunty Jen (my ex husbands sister) to visit her grandma and grampa, Aunt Marie, and Aunt Aggie. Taylor seemed to have lots of fun. He hadn't seen his great grandma/grandpa since he was very young. I am glad that he got the chance to visit with them. I didn't get pictures, as I forgot my camera at home, but I am hoping that the pictures that Jen took with grandpa's camera make it my way.
Not much else to report today. Taylor is already getting excited about the few gifts under the tree, and wanting Santa to hurry up and come.
Have a great night.

Friday, December 09, 2005

mmmm hungry

Well, Sue and I did some baking of Gingerbread last night, and she got me started. Tonight, Jason and Taylor decorated some cookies, while I did some more baking.
There is gingerbread, shortbread, and bananna bars. I am not sure what on earth I am going to do with all this baking. Knowing Sue and I are going to meet with others on Monday and share our baking then. Ah well, I guess traditions never die.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

found some old pics... ok not that old

I was cleaning out my computer, and found these pictures. Thought you all might enjoy them. They are from last year, before we moved. I believe they are taken at Cathy and Garfield's house.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Need a bit of help

Ok, so I need some advice. Take a look at the picture, and see what you think. I am making another baby blanket. This time I am making it for a friend, who doesn't know yet what she is having. I want your advice on if this is an ok colour for both boy and girl. I hope it shows up ok on here, I did my best when taking the picture. There is purple, pink, blue, tan, green, and they are all mixed.. let me know Please leave a msg!


We went to Barrie to visit Kim, Neal and the kids. Taylor didn't leave Daniels side the whole time we were there. I sure hope that I didn't set Taylor up for anything bad. I don't know how often we will be able to make it up to Barrie between now and when we move. I am sure that we can arrange some visits, but it is an hour away. I guess that isn't that long when you think about it. And the road does drive both ways. I should have taken the camera with us, but I forgot until we were driving home. Kim and Neal found a great house. They are close to everything. It is a good size for them. I sure hope they will stay there for a long time. Buying a house isn't a small step.
I will keep them in our prayers.
The drive up was very nice, looking at the town, the area, and all that goes on. The drive home was in the dark, and a very quiet drive. Taylor slept most of the way home.

Friday, December 02, 2005

wait... wait... wait...

I am still waiting to hear that my sister has had her baby. The last few times I have talked to her, she has been wanting the baby to come early. She only has 19 days left until her due date, but we all think she is going to go early. Not to mention the fact that she has been drinking rasberry tea as much as she can (it is supose to induce labor).
We are slowly starting to think about our trip to Kenora for Christmas. It isn't easy to think about it when it seems so far away yet.
We are going to head to Barrie area on saturday to visit a friend, and see her new house. Taylor is getting excited as he gets to see his bestfriend from Kenora again. He has been looking forward to this weekend for the past few days. I am sure that he and Daniel will have lots of fun.
Well not much else to say right now. Maybe later today sometime.
Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Look all around you

Look all around you and see! Fewer and fewer boxes. I think we might be getting somewhere. I know that we have moved a few things around, and Taylor's room, is... well... Taylor's room.. boxes or not, you can't move in it! I went in there today to turn off his night light, and not too sure what I stepped on, and stepped on again... Nothing squishy thankgoodness. I know what he will be doing after school today.
It sure has been nice reuniting with friends again. Talking to people that I havn't heard from in a long time.
Have a great day.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Oh Christmas tree

So instead of a gingerbread house like we have done in past years, Taylor found this nice gingerbreat tree. I think it is much nicer then the house, and it sure was much easier to put together. We didn't have to worry about if falling apart!
I have also included today's bath picture! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2005


ok so I forgot to flip them.. turn your heads!!

here is the tree and Taylor!

yaya pictures!!

OK so lets start with pictures of the house... this will be a few posts long to get all the pictures up I think.
There are pictures of what we have done with the place, not all finished yet, but boxes are cute?!
Our kitchen is a good size, but the bedrooms leave something to be desired. Livingroom is ok, behind the purple tydied sheet is our computers.. a small cut out in the wall.. just enought room for a small table... and a hot hot computer!!! LOL
Enjoy these ones!

Christmas is comming

Ok, so last night, we put the lights and decorations up on our small tree. I wasn't going to put up a tree since we are not going to be here for Christmas, but Taylor really wanted a tree. A fellow co-worker gave us a small tree so that Taylor could have one up. He is soo excited, he wants to make sure that Santa leaves him something under his tree here, so that when we get home from Kenora, he will have something from Santa. I guess I have to pray about that one!
Christmas is a time for Joy, and Family. This Christmas, we have lots on our plates. With my sister Keyra going to have her baby any day now, Taylor is getting more and more jelious. I don't know how to teach him, that its ok to have a new baby in the family. He already phoned Nanny and told her, he doesn't like her anymore, because when the new baby comes, she is going to spoil the baby and not him anymore. She told him, not to worry. I can see it now.. Nanny holding the baby and Taylor having a tantrim. What will it be like when Jason and I decide to have a baby? How will he be then. He keeps telling us he wants a baby, a sister. I hope we can get this under control before we go to Kenora for Christmas.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Well the end of the month is nearing.... and I ask myself... is the old house empty yet... I know I have been told not to worry about it, but there are things that still haven't been taken out of the house, that I can't afford to have anything happen to.. Taylor and my hope chests are still in there.. my great grandfather ( who has passed on) made those, and I can't replace them. I am still waiting to know that the cable is here to deal with the digital camera, and the TP that is still under the sink in the old bathroom.. the list goes on.. what do I do.. I guess tomorrow between runs, I am just going to have to go there and deal with it myself....
SOrry for the rant....

Monday, November 21, 2005

good day

Well hello all. sorry for the long wait between posts.
I am waiting on Jason to bring over the cord for the camera so I can post some pictures of our new abode. Taylor is having fun with all his toys in his bedroom now. He also got one of his Christmas presents early, we gave him his new VHS, to go along with his DVD player he got for his birthday. He is all excited about being able to watch movies at bed time. I hate to burst his bubble, but that will soon come to an end.
Taylor is now catching the bus to school. Today was his first day, but I don't think dad took the camera, so I will take pictures of him getting off the bus! Jason said he seemed really happy to be going on the bus, and not mom's bus.
Anyway, I hope that Jason will soon get the rest of the things moved over, and I will not have to worry about it anymore.
Have a great day.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ok so I can't think of a title for this. We move a few things yesterday, and hope to move more today. Not sure what we are gonig to get accomplished as we are not moving any of the big stuff until at least thursday, as that is when our phone will be moved over. I think this is crazy.
We found out that the house we are moving into isn't just a upper and lower, there are 3 apartments in it. I have to keep in mind that this is only for a short time. 6 months isn't that long.
Taylor asked me today if we could stay in the new house tonight, but without any of our large things there, it is kind of hard to stay, and without our phone it is even harder. So he is just going to have to wait a few more days. I hope that we can get things done by then.
Have a good day.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

another day

Well, we started to move a few things today. We still have a lot to go, but at least we have a few things done, and all the boxes from the livingroom are gone. I know that it is going to take a while to move. I am sure that it will take us the better part of the rest of the month to get things done. I am hoping that we can be all settled before we go back to Kenora for Christams, but I am not sure about that. As we took the boxes over today, I did what I could to unpack a few things and find a home for them. While doing so I realized that we don't have much room for many things. I guess I will have to do more downsizing then I thought. I don't know what we are going to do, Taylor and I have been in a house for almost 4 years. You sure collect a lot of things in 4 years. Going to a much, much smaller place is very hard. I guess we will see what tomorrow has to bring...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wind and Rain

Well with the weather around here no wonder people are running for cover! It has been so windy here for the past few days, its a wonder anything is still standing. We haven't had much heat since yesterday sometime, as the furnice will not stay running for any time. We tried to get in touch with the Landlord, but we might as well talk to a brick wall. I am glad we are moving, and our new landlord seems much easier to deal with.

On a lighter note. I found out today a friend is pregnant! There must be something in the water down here, as everywhere you look, there are pregnant ladies everywhere! Congrats Sophie! I guess I had best get ready to make you a blanket also!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Its Done!!!!

Ok so it didn't take quite a month, but the baby blanket is done! I sure like the way it turned out. Now to finish the other projects that I started and put on hold to get this done!

blanket making

Well on our honeymoon I learned to crochet. So, I decided to make a baby blanket for Keyra and Andrew. So I thought I would show you the start... and the middle.. I am still in the process of finishing it. I still have to do the border. This has really been an experience for me.
KEYRA YOU BETTER LIKE IT!!! no complaining, and saying I did something wrong!! Love ya!

Monday, November 07, 2005

larger city.....

So we move to a bigger city for more oppertunities... more oppertunities to get screwed....
Talk about a hassel. We have had nothing but problems since we started to try and move our phone and get our cable cut off. I can't believe how much of a problem it is to get these things done in such a large city. I never ever had these problems with anything like that in Kenora. My only problem there was the waiting for things to be done, and even that, things were done within a few days..... unlike Rogers here who will not cut our cable off until the 30th of the month because we didn't give them enought notice. Or the phone company who wants us to pay $60 to have our phone moved. Or the other phone company who is still charging us for using their services, and we haven't been for over a month. I don't get this....
Sorry for the vent, but I think I have to get this out!

Saturday, November 05, 2005


ok so we are moving. Nothing new right.. it has been almost a year... whats wrong with moving?? We are going from a nice spacious 4 bedroom place to a 2 bedroom small basement apartment. We have to downsize our belongings. I have gotten use to this after moving down here. I left a lot behind when I moved here. I am starting to think it is a trend. I have always been a pack rat, until now. I am gonig to start throwing everything out. Why keep things for so long. Why do I feel the need to keep letters, cards, papers, and other silly little things forever.
Moving is always a stressful time, and this time is no exception. I don't know what to do with all the stress. I am not happy with this move, but when you don't have much choice, what do you do. I didn't want to have to move Taylor out of his school, so we did what we could to stay in the area. I am feeling like crap because of this move. We are supose to be going there to clean today, and get the carpets cleaned. I have lost intrest in going, I don't feel like doing it anymore. I don't want to pack, I don't want to do anything in regards to moving, or for that matter.... anything.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Well Taylor had lots of fun for Halloween. I am sure that he has more then enough candy to last him a lifetime! I have gotten around to putting up some of his pictures. We also went to the pumpkin farm and picked out our own pumpkins, and had a blast carving them.
Enjoy looking!