Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We sat in the stands, enjoyed that rink smell, and watched
as this little guy who could hardly stand on his skates last year was now dashing and darting through the practice drills. He was even told to fall - on purpose - as part of practicing how to get up quickly.
After practice, we made a pitstop at Tim Horton's for hot chocolate and treats.
What a thrill to experience this truly Canadian morning.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
And as for the apple-picking... thanks, Chudleigh's. The apples are, seriously, the size of your head.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
While we have confirmation that we do, in fact, have jobs, we are waiting for more information on what those are. At this point, we know that David will be working with the Operations team, most likely with the cleaning waste and environment division. And I will have an administration/assistant role with the COO's team. At this moment there is no exact job description but, I'm told, "the tasks are many... I can tell you she will be part of an extremely busy team."
So, to recap, David will be cleaning toilets and I will be very busy. We're very excited to go.
Really, truly, we are. We get to live in Australlia for 6 months of our lives and are grateful to have any job at all. I would even trade with David - he could be part of the extremely busy team and I will clean toilets.
And with the information for when we are needed in Australia (it feels so nice to be needed) we can plan for our pre-WYD trip. At this point, this is what we're thinking...
- Christmas - enjoy the holidays with the Kantor family and play with Andrea and Binu's newborn (newborns can play, can't they?)
- beginning of January - travel to Saskatchewan to visit with the Girodats and friends
- mid-January - leave for Europe and toodle around Germany, France, and Belgium
- February - head to Spain to walk the Camino
- March - fly to Australia
As always, the invitation is open to one and all - join us at anytime on our trip!! We will be missing our friends and family and will be glad for any visits, emails, or cards and cookies sent in the mail.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The goal? Someday these boots will be taking us around Australia and (fingers crossed) Europe (including the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain) in 2008. Yes, we know Europe and Australia aren't really close to each other, but it's all part of our plan to travel the world, see the sights, and serve. We're praying right now and trying to figure out where God wants us to go, and soon we'll have our travel itinerary for 2008 up here and on display - and eventually countless photos and stories for our family and friends as we travel. Yeehaw! We can't wait to tie up our boots and go!!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Anniversary no. 1 was celebrated while on our holiday to the great wild west of Canada. We danced at midnight to the Proclaimer's "500 Miles" at my cousin Clayton's wedding in Salmon Arm, B.C. and then the next morning we were off to Banff (after eating some delicious blueberry pancakes made by Auntie Alice... yum) for two days of camping.
We took our time getting to Banff... David thoroughly enjoyed his drive through the mountains, craning his neck to see out the car and using the highway's rumble strips as his reminder to occasionally keep his eyes on the road. At cousin Roxie's suggestion, we made a stop to take a walk through Cedar Grove, just off the TransCanada. It was a beautiful, refreshing walk among tall, tall trees (some 500 years old) and the air was so clean (just like those tree-shaped air fresheners). Once we were back in the car, we opened cards from our family and reminisced about what we were doing 365 days ago. And amid the talking and the memories and the (happy) crying, we realized our walk among the cedars had been a perfect stop on our anniversary day - in his homily at our wedding Mass, Fr. Tom quoted Psalm 92:12 and compared us to the tall trees. "The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon."
A year and one week after our wedding day, we are enjoying our walk. We're no longer among the cedars, but at home in Oakville. But we'll still use those trees as our example... together, we want to grow big and tall and old.