Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nothing much is new...
Hosting my first caching event tomorrow, kids are the same, and Kelly is still working 9-5 Monday to Friday.
Have been cleaning up the house and have actually found the living room and dining
This area will now become my scrapbook room....since it is 'L' shaped it works much better than the little room downstairs originally discussed as my scrap space. That will now become the extra bedroom/toyroom. I was thinking that the kids rooms should just be for their 'main' toys and the rest can be put in the closet downstairs as it has shelves and we can put them in containers....much neater and if they make a mess all we have to do is just close the
Once I get it all organized, I will take some pictures of all the rooms and post them...should be fun.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year

2009 All Ready???

Wow, where did the year go?
We welcomed 2009 with friends of ours Nadia and Keith. It was a wonderful way to ring in the new year, playing Electronic Canadian Monopoly. The kids enjoyed themselves by playing Wii and running around.

Ah, 2008, what a year for us. I will have to do a smilebox year in review to get it all I think.
Happenings throughout the year...
- Kelly and I started geocaching
- Kelly losing his job, BUT, had the summer off to do MEGA geocaching
- We attended many events and have met many other geocachers
- Our 8 year wedding anniversary
- Teryn's 6th birthday
- Ariana's 8th birthday
- Seans 15th (omg) birthday
- Kids Club
- Milly walking off the leash, and being able to open the front door and (sometimes) go straight to the van
- Spending a lot of time as a family

Monday, December 29, 2008

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our adventures in Geocaching

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Geocaching Event in Lynden

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Monday, October 20, 2008

School has started and wow what a September! The kids have been busy with the whole start of school and what classes they would be in, with what teachers. It is finally resolved and Nana has her class with her two teachers (one 3 days a week and the other 2 days) and T-man has his class with his two teachers (one 4 days a week and 1 one day a week)
T-man's teacher just happens to be the teacher Nana had when she was in grade one, so that is good. I know she will keep him very busy. Actually she has him on a reading program (home reading program) and has said that he is 8 levels up from what a grade one should be reading at. We are so proud of him.
Nana is making new friends at the school and still hanging around with her old friends to. She seems to enjoy going to school and says she likes her teachers. With T-Man not complaining of being bored we are doing great.
I am on the PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) and we started off the school year with a Meet the Teacher BBQ. I had to keep track of all the orders, and then make sure we had enough ordered and then make up these tickets, so that everyone got what they ordered. Whew! The parents and the teachers Loved it and want to do it again next year. We didn't make any profit on it, well about $50 but after you take off what we paid for the cakes, it went away. Oh well, it was more to benefit the kids and say 'Welcome Back'.
So far we have had our first hot lunch and it wasn't without it's problems. Children thinking they got hot lunch when they hadn't and those who were sent without a lunch, but over all we made sure everyone was fed and it went very well.
I have yet to tally the profit or loss (lol) but I am sure we did very well with this one. The next hot lunch is on November 21st.
I am still helping out at the church every other Sunday as a Sunday School Teacher. Loving every bit of it, with 24 kids or You get it all in one package. Snotty noses, smelly bums, crying, whimpering, yelling, squeeling, you name it. But really, it is worth it. Mom and dad can relax and enjoy the service while the kids are taken care of.
I am also still helping out with kids club. I was to do the 2-5's this year, but that didn't work out so well, so I go on Wednesday nights to help out Tammy if she needs help. Usually she doesn't, but I go anyway.
I also have started up going to MOM's again on Tuesday mornings. Such a wonderful time visiting with other moms and doing our book studies and just chatting all together.
I don't scrapbook much, but will go once in awhile to see the girls.
Kelly still isn't working and it is taking it's toll on the family as I can see that he is getting tense. He has always been able to find a job lickety split after another, but for some reason, this time, it isn't happening. I wonder if it is the Canadian Economy? He has many skills behind him, but most of the positions want either someone who is ticketed or someone who is way 'underqualified'.
I am sure soon, the Lord will put something or someone right in front of him and that/they will be the answer.
Well I believe I have caught you all
Stay tuned!