Tuesday, November 28, 2006


John left yesterday for Spirit River (AB) for the week for a job. When he phoned me this morning he said it was very cold. By coffee they actually shut down the job cause it was -47 (yikes). Even the steel was breaking it was so cold. He'll be on his way again at 5:30 tomorrow morning to try again. I never thought it actually would get this cold. I know I keep blogging about the weather, I promise I will be posting about something more exciting soon.

Also this is a picture at one of the lease's John was at a couple of weeks ago. I just love that shot. The other is just another job site he was. For those of you who don't know what he does, John is a welder. He has his own company named TEVA Welding Ltd. (TE from Tessa and VA from Vayda). He mostly works out in the oil patch here in Fort St John. He is really enjoying his work. I don't know how he does it. He is pretty amazing cause he never complains. I do enough complaining for the both of us.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Christmas Party

On Saturday evening, John and I went to the Patch Point Christmas party. We didn't think we were going to a Christmas party this year cause John now is a sub-contractor. I was so excited when we were invited cause this meant a night out for us. John's sister came from Pouce Coupe (just outside of Dawson Creek) to watch the girls for us.

We ended up sitting at a table with normal people (you just never know who you end up sitting with). We had so much fun, we laughed a lot and ate good food. By the end of the night we were invited to learn how to two step, and to a pot luck supper on Friday evening. I am so happy that we ended up going to the party cause we probably would not have met all those nice people.

It is still really cold here. There was a windchill warning today. They were saying that frost bite could happen within minutes, Yikes. John was working in a heated shop for a few days, but now he is back outside, I certainly wouldn't be able to do that. He said it was -37 without the windchill today. It seems funny that everything just keeps going when it is that cold, including everyone's vehicles. By the end of the week it is supposed to be getting a bit warmer, -20 ish.

I am starting the countdown until Christmas. I really enjoy being up here, but I sure miss everyone back home. Hope that everyone had a good weekend.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Yep it is cold here!!!

We just checked the weather at the Airport and it is -34 with a windchill of -47
Yikes. Our Thermometer says -34. Yep it is cold, I don't think we will be going out today.
Have a good day everyone.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My cousins wedding

Vayda just before going down the Aisle

Veronica, Tessa and Vayda just after the Wedding

Tessa Cute little hands and basket

Walking down the Aisle


Our girls did such an amazing job. The wedding was beautiful. These pics were taking by the photographer, that is why I am just posting them now. The wedding was 2 days before we moved to Fort St. John, so things were a little hectic in our household. But everything turned out just perfect. Veronica looked so stunning and my cousing looked very handsome. They live in Toronto, but are originally both from Summerland. Again congratulations to the both of them, and many years of happiness.

Friday, November 10, 2006

my poor husband

So I have been complaining of how cold it is and I am inside pretty much all day. My poor husband has to work out in this weather for 12 hours. It is even colder where he is, with the windchill and all. From now on I am going to stop complaining, cause it is not going to get any warmer any time soon. Thank you John for working so hard in the freezing cold weather. I seriously couldn't do it.

holy crap it is cold

I know I could be posting this every day this up coming winter, but I am still having to get used to the weather up here. It is cold this morning. Around -21 but then there is the windchill of -31. How much fun. The 3 blocks I could walk Vayda to school, I am now driving. I know it is even going to get colder but I think it is pretty cold already. Hope everyone has a great day.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

just another day in paradise (lol)

Well, we have had such a great weekend with parents. It sure was nice to see them, and to see how happy our girls were. We sure miss everyone. It is hard being in a place where you know no one. At least this weekend my friend Jen moves here. Yeah!!

Well winter has arrived, we received over 2 feet of snow in the past week. It sure looks beautiful cause the sun came out today. They are expecting another 70cm of snow within the next couple of weeks. Yeah for us. Not only has the snow arrived, but my husband is gone to camp. We moved up here to be together more, cause the work is up here. It was harder living in Summerland than here, cause I know he is only 2.5 hours away, not 15 hours away from home. This job should only be a week or so. Before I know it he will be home, and then on his way again. Ontop of that our girls are both sick. It sure sucks having to take care of them by myself when they are ill, cause they want and need their daddy, and so do I. Well, I feel a little better now. Hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

another one gone

Another one. This would be the third one already. In the spring she lost her two front bottom teeth. Now she lost another bottom tooth. It had been loose now for a while. It was just hanging there and I pulled it out on Friday night. She was kind of scared but I bribed her with money. I asked her "Deal or No Deal" and she said "Deal".

Between us, my Parents (who are here for a visit) and the Tooth Fairy she received $17.00 (The Tooth Fairy only pays $1). She was able to buy her pink poodle, that she has been saving for. She also had enough money to buy Tessa a stuffed horse. She is so kind and giving. She is always thinking of someone else first. When she noticed that the Tooth Fairy had left her $1 she wanted to give it to me cause she said she had enough money. She is so beautiful and she is growing up so fast. We are so proud of her.

Vayda is in Grade 1 this year and she is loving school. She loves to read. She is reading the Robert Munch books all by herself. She has been reading to my parents all weekend. We have started reading chapter books and she is doing so well with that as well. It just amazes me how fast she is learning.

Vayda has enjoyed this weekend so much, cause my parents have been here. They arrived on Wednesday night, after a very long drive. They are going home tomorrow. We have had such a great time with them. The girls love Opa and Oma. Only another 7 weeks or so and we will be home for Christmas, and see everyone. Yeah.