Monday, September 29, 2008

This past week. . .

Cassidy is now five. Still hard to believe. We have only celebrated with the family so far. She is having a big party with all her girl friends on saturday. She is very excited!
Last week Granny came to visit for a couple days. This was a real treat for the kids. Granny had found a potatoe in Grandpa's garden that resembled Mickey Mouse. Liam was thrilled. We had it for supper which Liam did not approve of! He wanted to sleep with it along side his other stuffed mickeys!

Friday morning Granny gave Cassidy her birthday present, some more playmobil. The kids love this stuff.
Granny spent the morning putting it all together!
Cassidy showing off her new puppy from the boys and her camera from mom and dad. She is THRILLED with the camera, it is already on a new set of batteries. Her pictures aren't that bad either, her hands are pretty steady. She has spent hours setting up her animals and taking there portraits
(Laura, I thought of you drawing all your stuffed animals!)
I am hopeing to train her well on the camera so she can become a second shooter for me when she is older

Friday I also went with the Grade one class to the Fort Whyte Center. We had lots of fun fishing for bugs and doing ALOT of walking. I was so not prepared for all the walking and Aidan and I were both exhausted when we got home!
Aidan's grade one class

This week Steve has the week off. He has started installing our new kitchen floor. I love it so far. It looks just like ceramic tile but it is somekind of floating vinyl floor. It is also dark, which I love!! It won't look dirty like my current white floor always does. He is also planning to do the stone tile backsplash this week as well.
The weather is also cooling off and it seems everyone has there mind set on family pictures, which keeps my photography very busy. I recived my new camera in the mail last week and have been blown away by it and it really puts my old one to shame. I feel kind of sad not picking up my old faithful one anymore. I will be keeping it though for those many people who have asked to buy it.

Last but not least, the deal on the house is done, everything is good and posession is December 1st. The thing that doesn't thrill me is the fact we won't see any money till well into December, because we of the posession date being later. The first thing we will be doing is replacing our van, which will be a huge answer to prayer! We are just praying that it will hold on till then!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Cassidy turns five today! So hard to believe! She spent a wonderful day with Granny and Liam while I went on a field trip with Aidan's class! I will share some more pictures from our day.

We love you Cassidy!

This is what our princess got for her birthday, I am training her early!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Noah!


Noah will be celebrating his THIRD birthday tomorow! We are very excited to party with him! Last night we met up with Nichole and Brad for a long awaited photoshoot. We have been waiting for a long time to do his pictures, but with in and out of the hospital, tubes, and other stuff, we just hadn't had the chance. He did super and the other kids did great too.

As well......we have some other exciting news!

Thursday, we started showing our Brandon house. First people through, wrote an offer. A little lower then asking price. We countered for asking price and they accepted. There are a few conditions that have to be so the SALE is now pending. We should know in the next week when it is finalized!

We are a little in shock. We had tried for weeks to sell this house two years ago and were beyond frustrated so we kept it. Only God knew how it would benifit us financially and he couldn't have picked a more perfect time for us to cash it in. The house is more then doubled its value since we first bought it. Posession date is set for December 1st.

We ask you to pray we can find our current renters a house to live. We feel bad about making them leave but Steve has promised he would help them find somewhere to live. So if anyone in the Brandon area has a connection to a house rental, please give us a call or email.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

For Sale!

Its up! Starts showing tomorow.

The pictures in the listing were hard for me to look at it since I have never seen it with someone elses stuff in it. I still love that little house!

As well, I have some exciting news. I have a Canon 40D coming in the mail for me, along with a 50mm 1.4 lens!! I know someone who had just gotten one, but needs to sell it, so lets just say I am getting an awesome deal I could not refuse! I am so excited!

Friday, September 12, 2008


We survived the first entire week of school. Aidan did well and didn't seem to exhausted. Aidan is loving school, at least the social part of it! He did come home the other day and told me that grade one was too hard and he wanted to go back to kindergarten. Although when I told him he would be going to school with Cassidy he soon changed his mind. He was a little anxious starting this year. I think the whole idea of a new teacher, and new classroom was a little scary, but after the first few days, those things didn't seem to matter anymore.

Cassidy is loving school as well. She just wishes she could go everyday as well. She is going full days every tuesday, thursday and every second friday. It has been difficult getting Cassidy up in the mornings. She loves to sleep in, I am sure she will learn to adjust as the year goes on.

Here are some shots from my crazy kiddos while Aidan was at school.

Steve has been doing more work in the house. The cupboards are done, countertop is in. Backsplash and flooring is picked out but not installed, Steve is done the opening in the wall and also painted out my red wall in the dining room (yeah, the stripes are gone!!) Steve is taking off to Brandon for a few days next week to get the Brandon house ready for showing. The house starts showing next thursday.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Good friends of ours in our small group got the shocking news that there father has brain cancer. Please keep them in our prayers. On sunday, our small group had an amazing time of prayer for them. I ask you pray for peace, strength and comfort for the family. They have created a blog to keep people updated, feel free to check it out.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Last week was a week of firsts for the kids. On wensday was Aidan's first day of Grade one at Calvin Christian. It was also the first day of preschool for Liam at Kidsplace Nursery school. They just moved into Calvin and are just down the hall from Aidan and Cassidy's classrooms. Liam loved it and was rather upset when I came back to pick him up.

Here is enjoying some play time. I was very eager for me to leave him there and wasn't to happy when I came in just to take a few pictures. Hard to see him so independent.
Thursday was Cassidy's first day of kindergarten. She has been waiting a very long time for this day. Here they are ready to walk to school. It was a chilly morning. It seems to have cooled down here ever since September hit. I was hopeing for a warm fall but so far it has been rainy and cold.

I went in with her to get her all settled into her classroom. When I went to pick her up, she was very excited about all she did and can't wait to go back!

Liam was rather bored with both the kids in school. He is only in preschool two afternoons a week so he is still home alot. He did have a great time though playing with Aidan's farm stuff, which he usually is not allowed to touch!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Post of pictures

Last night we came home from a last getaway before school started this morning. Saturday till monday we spent at Granny and Grandpa's farm and then monday till tuesday we spend at Grandma and Grandpa's in Brandon.
The kids had so much fun at the farm. Aidan spent alot of time with Grandpa on the tractor. He is so fascinated with all of the tractors and the combines. Cassidy loved working in the garden and picking flowers.
I was determined to take a few pictures in the wheat but was very sad when all of our fields where knocked down. We then went for a drive to find some that was still standing.

Monday morning we headed in to Brandon. Steve spent the two days working on our house there, getting ready for sale. Steve met with our realitor and signed the papers. The house will hit the market on Sept.12, Steve has a few more things to do there before it is ready to show. We are praying for a quick sale, and that things will all fall into place smoothly.
This morning was back to the grind. We took Aidan to his first day of school and Liam to his first day of preschool. Cassidy has her first day of kindergarten tomorow. Pictures are yet to come!