Sunday, December 17, 2006
As you may have already guessed, tonight was the Toews' family Christmas. Micah was very excited to help Keziah celebrate her first Christmas. Micah was also a great helper tonight. Not only did he distribute everyone's gifts, but also helped us unwrap all of them. (I must admit though, he did have a tough time giving up some of the gifts to their rightful owners.)
Monday, December 11, 2006
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Here I am meeting Keziah for the first time! Isn't she precious?
This morning we all woke up to a blizzard in Abbotsford. We all made it to church this morning, but then barely made it to Doug's parent's house for lunch! The boys got called up the hill at one point to help push Mom and Dad Toews' car up the hill! Since then it has snowed about 46 cms, and is still going strong. It's starting to look like Doug and I may be snowed in here for the night, so we may be having a sleep over all together! I also may not be heading into work tomorrow morning if this keeps up! The boys of the house however, decided to enjoy the great outdoors by hanging out in the hot tub! Doesn't it look like fun?
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Here Doug and Micah are showing how happy and excited they are that Kristi is arrived home safe and sound.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Here's a picture of my sister Angie with her boyfriend Tyler. It was the first time that Doug and I had the chance to meet Tyler, so of course, we were a little suspicious (yeah right!). As you can see from the picture, they are a fun couple to be around. Hopefully we can spend some more time with them at Christmas.
This weekend Doug and I had the chance to meet Caroline, a girl from Germany that is currently living with my family. She came to Canada to study and improve her English. Everyone loves her, and she fits right in with our family. She even decided that she wanted to pierce her naval so she could fit in with me and my sisters. So, Sunday afternoon we took her to Schmata's and she had it done! She didn't even scream or freak out, but my mom had to sit down since she felt like passing out for Caroline! She is now one of the girls. It was fun to hang out with you Caroline!
Well, it was a wet and rainy weekend on the farm. The roads were not gravel roads anymore, they were mud pits (something Doug really enjoyed). Doug and I couldn't resist getting into some rain gear however, and exploring the farm. We found tons of sheep, baby kittens, and a llama. Don't we look attractive in our rain gear?
On Saturday, we had the chance to go watch my little brother Joel play some Volleyball at Waldheim's annual Alumni Tournament. It was fun to watch him play-- he gets better every time we go to one of his games-- and it was also good to see some old friends from high school.
I was very excited to run into these girls-- Lindy, Jodie, and Crystal. Some of these girls I haven't seen since graduation, so it was good to hang out and catch up a bit. I love you girls!
Here's me and my sisters watching some games. Everyone comments that we all look alike. What do you think?
Well, that's all for now, I have a few more pictures to add, but that will have to wait. I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did this Thanksgiving weekend.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Here is our bedroom. You can't tell from the picture, but it is a nice large room with a huge closet to fill!!!
Here is Doug lounging in the living room watching TV. It's small, but still works for us. I can't wait to use the fireplace during the winter.
And last but not least, the bathroom. Our last suite only had a shower, so I am enjoying our bathtub.
The pictures don't do it justice, so you'll have to come visit and see it for yourself.
Monday, August 07, 2006
This past week Doug and I celebrated our second anniversary! Monday was the big day, so to celebrate we went out to The Keg for a special night out after work. On Saturday we then headed up to Whistler for a little getaway. We had a great time shopping and sightseeing. That area of BC is gorgeous! On our way home we stopped at Shannon Falls and did a little hiking. We also stopped at a beach along the Sea to Sky highway for a rest. However, we couldn't do any swimming due a recent oil spill in the area. It was still a gorgeous place. Here are a few pictures from our weekend.
Well, that about sums up the past few weeks. Today (monday) Doug and I, along with Erik, Jamie, and Micah are going to head down to the Washington to Deception Pass for a little beach time. Hopefully we can also stop for a few Krispie Kremes and a little Target time as well (I know the boys will be down with the doughnuts and Jamie and I will be anxious to do some shopping). Don't you love long weekends?
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Micah had a great time at the park. Every time I asked him to say "slide" he would say "Weeeee!!!". The two of us had a great time playing on the slides and the swings. Here Micah is trying to play baseball with the big boys. Unfortunately, the bat is just as big as Micah! Not only does Micah like the park, but chocolate as well! Micah and his mommy are taking a break and enjoying a treat! Well Jamie and Rosanna, I'm trying to keep up with you girls!! Aren't you proud of me for blogging two weeks in a row?
Monday, July 03, 2006
As you can see, the boys sure had a great time doing other things as well. Isn't my husband a talented photographer? He manages to take all the best shots.
After the fireworks, it was decided that we definitely needed some McDonalds. However, when we got there, we realized that only the drive-thru was open. No worrries-- we decided to have a little tailgate party in the parking lot. It sure felt like we were in high school again-- sitting on the pavement eating our McDonalds. It was the perfect end to a great day.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Last weekend, we went camping with Erik, Jamie, Micah, Nathan, Rosanna, and Mom & Dad Toews. We had a great site up at Hick's Lake, near Harrison Hot Springs. Rosanna, Jamie, Micah and I ended up heading up there early on Friday to set up the campsite before everyone else arrived. I think the boys thought we wouldn't know what to do without them, but when they arrived that evening we had all the tents set up, a roaring fire, and supper ready. The weather was a bit strange that weekend, it would be raining one minute and sunny the next, but we still ended up having a great time hanging out with family, eating great camping food, and sitting aroung the campfire. Here's a few pictures from our weekend.
Here's me and Micah, my cutest and most favorite nephew (yet!).
Doug and I enjoyed some time by the lake.
The Newlyweds on their first camping trip with the family.
Micah loves playing with his Uncle Doug, and I think Doug has a soft spot for his little nephew.
Here I am with my sisters-in-law. I couldn't ask for better! Over the past few weeks that I have been job hunting, the girls and I have been spending an awful lot of time together-- shopping, walking in the park, going for picnics-- it's going to be bittersweet when I do begin work!
The weekend before we went camping, Doug and I went to a BC Lions game with our friends Stuart and Elisa. The happened to have some tickets to an exhibition game, so we headed out to Vancouver for the evening. I can't say that I watched a whole lot of the game, Elisa and I probably talked through most of it, but I do know that Calgary won.
Here's Elisa and I. We have more in common than just our name!
Here's Stu and Doug watching the game intently.
Finally, I have some great news to report-- I have a job! Starting this Monday, I will be Trinity Western University's new Admissions Application Assistant. After a couple long weeks of sending out resumes and waiting by the phone, yesterday was great day. I had one job offer (the one from Trinity), an interview for a Teacher's Assistant position in a local elementary school, and a call for an interview at a bank as well. In the end, I decided to take the job being offered to me, and I am excited to start. Once again, God has been faithful to Doug and I, as we have been waiting and praying about a job for me for some time now.
Well, I think that's it! I just want to say thanks to those that have encouraged and prayed for me in the last weeks of job hunting. I'll let you know how the first week goes!
Monday, May 29, 2006
After the wedding, I had the chance to head out to Saskatchwan to visit my family for about a week. I caught a ride out with some of Doug's family from Saskatoon who had come out for the wedding, and flew home later. It was great to see my family, but I was kind of strange to be away from Doug for that long. It was the longest we had been apart since getting married.
Here I am with my youngest sister Angie, out for Chinese food with the family to celebrate Mother's Day. It was nice to be with my Mom on Mother's Day for once!
Doug and I also had the chance to get away for the weekend. The week after I got back from Saskachewan we headed out to Granville Island in Vancouver to spend the weekend. It was so much fun to spend some time exploring the island's unique shops, to go out for some nice meals, and to hang out together.
Here we are enjoying some ice cream on a nice, romantic, evening stroll after dinner.
It has become a Toews' family tradition to get together every Sunday for lunch, and then to spend the entire day hanging out. Usually the boys head out to play some kind of sport together, while the sisters eat some treats, go shopping, or just spend the afternoon talking. This past Sunday was like all others. It was really relaxing to just be with family. Here, Micah and I are sharing a piece of licorice. He kept eating more and more of the treat until we were practically smooching!
The last couple of weeks I have been looking for job postings, sending out resumes, and going to interviews. So far, I have not found anything yet, which has been somewhat discouraging. Even though it's nice to spend time hanging out with friends and family and to relax at home, I am really wanting to get out there and start working! Yet, I need to remember that God is faithful, and that He has something in mind for my future, even though I may not know what it is right now.
Well, now you're all up to date on what's new with the two of us!