Sunday, December 23, 2007

We've made it back.

The kids are home, 5 of them anyway. All is well in our house. Well, almost. There are still 4 unaccounted for-unaccounted for and missed.

Merry Christmas to you all, to all our friends, to all our family. We love you so very dearly. You mean the world to us.

Friday, December 21, 2007

From the mouths of babes

This afternoon Bug & I were doing a bit of running around and as we waited in line at the bank he had a song on his heart and he sang with all of his might.

"Our God is an awesome God He prays from Heaven and from he's an awesome God He prays..."

For those of you who aren't familiar with the song it goes a little more like this, "Our God is an awesome God. He reigns on Heaven and Earth with wisdom, power and love. Our God is an awesome God."

Bug belted his fantastic lyrics out as best he could in that bank line up and in the van ride home and at home, only taking a long enough break from it to watch "Frosty the Snowman". I think it may have been the best version of this song I have heard in a very long time but then, that could just be a mother's heart speaking.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jewel and the Purple Balloon

This is a response to Dixie's Olivia and the Pink Balloon post because we had similar pictures involving our "youngest" as well. They aren't quite as cute as Dixie's only because Olivia is a cute baby girl and Jewel is a cat, although she is the prettiest little cat ever!

So here is Jewel playing with the string from our party balloon and I have gotten so many pictures of her playing with this darn balloon (same with the balloons from last year's party).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Went to a costume party

Marc turned 30 last weekend and with that came a literary themed birthday party. Dixie did a tremendous job throwing together quite a party with lots of food, drinks and games.

I will quickly put some pictures up here and explain them a bit later on (say tomorrow).
BigB & I as Billy the kid and Huck Finn...
Margaret Atwood... The birthday boy as J. R. R. Tolkien Dixie as Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I am in a state of shock and it's kinda fun here

My sense of time from this afternoon is a bit off but sometime around 3 pm I was prodded from my snoozing (I had to lay down with the kids to get them to have their "get over sickness" naps) by the chiming of my cell. Odd. BigB knew I was at home...Wait! I shot out of bed! I had left a message this morning with Anita the Adult Education Co-ordinator this morning and left my cell number! I sprang out of bed (just like in The Night Before Christmas poem) and grab the phone with a sense of dread and excitement.

Sure enough it was Anita and she told me she had my mark. I can honestly tell you I heard a drum roll in my head as she said, "You got a 76%.". Her voice was even with calmness as she revealed this mark to me; she didn't remember what I needed or didn't need. I heard my voice catch in my throat as I replied, "You're kidding, right?".

I refreshed her memory that I needed a 75% on my mark to get into Nursing and she said something to the effect of that's right, you do. We rejoiced on the phone momentarily; it doesn't mean as much to her as it does to me and I found out that I need to apply for my nursing by the middle of January.

I called BigB at work, my dad, my mom, my sister and talked to R on MSN. I tried to call my brother but he wasn't home so I will have to tell him later. I am in such an emotional state right now that I feel like I am going to puke or cry or both but it's all due to happy emotions.


Thursday, December 06, 2007


Laena, Cam and I took the day to study and help each other and I think the end result is pretty close to this...

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I am so ready for this final (insert sarcasm here).

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

We've been dumped...

...on that is. I don't think I have seen this much snow here this early in the winter season in a very, very long time. It feels like it should be Marchish around here.

Yesterday as BigB and I were driving to work we saw people shoveling just to get out of their garages, people brushing off their cars but I really had to laugh when I saw people actually shovelling off their cars. There aren't too many places in the world you could do that!

It's gonna be a great winter for sliding and snowmobiling...and the spring whispers hopes of a few good snowmen in our yard.