Wednesday, July 29, 2009



Sept 21 2005 - July 29 2009


And there will be NO MORE death or sorrow or crying or pain....

Noah, You will be missed. We love you, we will miss you. Someday we will see you again.

We rejoice because we know you can play with Levi, and we know Auntie Martha will be thrilled to greet you, and of course because you can be with Jesus


You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you
I close my eyes and I see your face
If homes where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now
Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

-Mercy me



I dug up the old video I had made back at christmas time

This guy has defiantly left a HUGE mark on earth....
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Home sweet home!

We arrived home safe and sound from Hecla Island this afternoon. It felt so good to be home. This is a recap of our time there

Tuesday afternoon we arrived......set up camp only to be attacked by misquotos and horse flies. We soon found ways to avoid the pesky bugs to make our stay more comfortable.

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We then headed off to check out the beach and the marina. The kids thought it was so neat that we were on an island and we were surrounded by water.

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Tuesday evening Aidan and I headed out for a long bikeride. Little did I know we would bike 15km, but we did. He did great but was pretty tired.

Wensday we spent the day at the beach since we knew it would be the warmest day there!

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our 'trees' we created. The sand here reminded me of the sand at the ocean.

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Thursday we work up to RAIN and loads of it. It poured.....then let up a bit, I went out for a run and got caught in a downpour.
We decided to go for a drive along the shore and to the town of Hecla and to the store for some treats.
When we arrived home the rain had stopped and we headed out to the marina to do some fishing and exploring.

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We soon saw some black clouds brewing and headed back to camp. We were playing games inside the trailer when we heard the rumbling coming across the lake. The hail started and it came fast.

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It let up, we headed outside to check for damage on the van and the trailer. We then heard the rumbling again and hail started again, much bigger then the first time.

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We do have some hail damage so we will have to make a claim with MPI this week.
Friday was a chilly day so we did some hiking to a lookout tour in hopes the bugs wouldn't be bad.

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We then headed to the village to check out some sites

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Saturday afternoon we arrived home. It is so good to be home, despite the messy house and piles of laundry. I was back to work with a photoshoot this afternoon and have a busy week ahead of me.
The kids are going through withdrawal but Aidan is off to Bible camp soon and we are headed out camping again in two weeks.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

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One last post before we leave for camping. Last week I picked up a cheap pool for the kids. Steve leveled out a spot in the backyard and the kids had a chance to play in it yesterday.

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Vacation part 1

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Home from the cabin! Yesterday we got home from a week at Lake Metigoshe with my parents at the cabin. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed many boat rides and lots of swimming. Since we were over July 4th and we are right on the American border, we enjoyed the amazing fireworks show like we did last year. We head out on the pontoon boat when it gets dark and all the americans set up fireworks at there cabins, which creates an amazing show from all sides of the lake.

We also brought our bikes up so Aidan and I went on many bike rides. I also did a ton of running.......I have registered for a full marathon in fall and the hills at the cabin were awesome training.

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Liam enjoying a pontoon ride

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The kids getting crafty!

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Last year Steve took Aidan and Cassidy out fishing for the first time. The both caught nice fish. This year again they did tons of fishing. He helped Liam catch his first little fish.

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Looking for fish......
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Some pretty things we found on one of our many walks.
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Happy Canada day! we celebrated Canada day there. It is a tradition at Lake metigoshe for everyone to decorate there boats for a Canada day parade. We did not take part in the parade (since we wanted to watch it) but we still had to add a few things to our boat!
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Liam and 'mr. beaver'

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Liam was defiantly a challenge......I often feel like he is resorting back to the 'terrible twos.'
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This is the cabin from the boat.

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Driving the boat.
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The kids are exhausted. We are too! Today we spend grocery shopping, doing laundry and packing the trailer for a week up at Hecla island camping. Should be fun!