Wednesday, December 26, 2007

long lost post

Well we made it to Winnipeg on the 18th. We stayed with my Dad that night, got to visit with Grandma Shelvey, and Michele. Dad had to work, so we didn't get much time with him, but I think we are going to go back early and stay a few with them, so we can.
My dad drove us to Prawda to meet Jason's dad on the 19th. We came to Kenora from there. It was a nice drive. The roads were good.
On the 20th, Jason the kids and I were bumming around the house kinda listening to the "police scanner", listening to the tv, trying to figure out what to do for the day. We didn't get much done, kinda just had some down time, and got Isaiah settled into the house. Around 2pm, we heard on the "scanner" that there was an accident. That kinda perked my ears, because thats just who I am. I was only kinda listening, they had closed Railway Street, due to the accident. Then they ran the plate to the truck involved. I heard my mom's name... and freaked. I knew she was going to Winnipeg to pick up the girls. I ran around to find my cell phone to phone her and ask her where she was, what she was driving and so on. We figure out it was Pete (my step-dad) who was in the accident. His truck left the road and hit a "power pole".
We were worried about David, because it was close to the time that he had to be picked up. Jason ran to pick up David from work. I sat with the boys. When Jason got back to the house, I headed up to the hospital.
I made a few phone calls along the way. Worried about what I was going to walk into when I got to the hospital. I made a call for prayers, for someone to try to get to Winnipeg to worry about my mom and girls.
I got to the hospital, they didn't want me in to see Pete right away. They wanted to talk to me before anything else. When they finally let me in to see him, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. He was just laying there, tubes here and there, but just laying there. I sat there with him, holding his hand, talking to him, letting him know I was there with him, and we were trying to get mom back to Kenora.
Jason and a friend Andrew drove up to Winnipeg to bring everyone back. The roads were starting to get bad so they really had to take their time. It was about 9pm by the time they got back from the city. Pete's mom, two sisters, and brother in law followed not far behind. I am so thankful that I had a few friends who could come stay with me while I was sitting there.
It was a long day, but in the end, it wasn't that bad. Pete was brain dead. They figured that his brain anurizim had burst before he had hit the pole. So he was "dead" before anything happened.
Mom and I ran around the 21st, and got so much done. Looking back now, I don't know how we did it. On the 24th we had Pete's funeral. It was a very nice service.
Yesterday was Christmas. It was a very busy day. We started at Jason's parents house, opened gifts here, had some quiche, and went to my mom's to open more presents. We then came back here to get things cleaned up and get ready for Jason's mom to do dinner for everyone out here. It was so nice to have everyone all together.
I hope that I will get more posted, and some pictures up. Jason and I didn't take any pictures... we are bad..
Anyway, thanks for listening! Hugs to all

Thursday, December 13, 2007

what to pack

Time feels like it is getting away on me. I am really feeling the crunch. I have so much to get done before we leave for Kenora, and I don't know where to start!!
We are having Sophie, Justin and Rylan come stay in our house while we are away, that way we don't have to worry about being gone so long and worry about the house, and our cats. I am sure that they will enjoy the time in a different environment. However, before they come, I have to get the houses clean, so that Rylan has little to get into. I know that it is going to be a hard thing to do, but I know we can get it done. I want to make sure that the livingroom is safe for him. I also want to get Isaiah's room clean, so that it is usable for more then just him sleeping! Rylan will like to be able to play and have some fun.
Then there is the packing..... what on earth do I have to bring.... We will be needing our snowsuits, winter clothing (something we have not used here yet), sweaters, baby things, Taylor things.. I really don't know what to pack! I have never traveled with someone so little before.. I am thankful to know that we have a few friends who will lend us some of the essentials! I don't have to worry about a playpen, or toys, as we will have them to borrow.. What else do I have to bring..
My mind is going crazy trying to think of all the things I want to do before we go...

Oh... and I almost forgot.. I still have to mail my Christmas cards... sorry if they are late everyone.. I am kinda slow on this one this year.. I have been running out of time, and don't know what to do about it!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


Oh my! I wish I had one of these with Taylor when he was a baby!!
Isaiah just loves this!! He will sit in this for so long, and just coo away!
Amazing the things you can find at Once Upon a Child! (a second hand store)
He has found his hands, and knows how to scratch himself very well. We are working on his rash, and have bought some new laundry soap to see if that might be the problem.
Sorry no video yet, gotta get on Jason for that one.. he has a lot going on that he has been working on for work. I will get to him soon!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Ok, can I take more time to get this done??? I am very slow with updating here... I do have more video to post, just waiting for Jason....

Happy to say I am over half way done my Christmas cards, and hope to get them in the mail by the end of the weekend.
Taylor is home from school tomorrow, and Aly plans to come over for the afternoon. I hope to get some "Christmas baking" done even though we will not be here. I want to get some done for some friends. I know that I have to make Uncle David his "M&M cookies", but I will be doing them with smarties, and not until we get to Kenora.
I think all my shopping is done, just have to get to Kenora to wrap it all.
I hope to get a few pictures or the video up before the end of the weekend.
Hugs to all!