Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone. Sure hope everyone has a great time with their loved ones. We are enjoying our time with our friends and family back home in the Okanagan. There won't be much blogging in the next little while but I will start again next year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our Family to yours.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


John claims it wasn't his fault, he says the grader didn't do a good job.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I don't know why I actually haven't blogged about this before. We bought our first place just after we got married in 1997, we got to move in just before Christmas. I loved this place, John worked so hard at making our place just how we wanted it. We renod pretty much everything. Just as we finished the basement we decided that maybe we would buy some property. We lived in this house for 9 years, and we have so many awesome memeries living there. The only thing I didn't like about this place is that it was right in the middle of town. A really nice couple bought our place, it is their first home. We sold it in November so this post is a little late.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Happy Birthday

I am having a fight with Blogger this morning. I have the best picture of my sister in law Kelly and Blogger won't let me post it. (I don't even know how to do the link to her blog). Besides that I would like to wish Kelly a very Happy Birthday today. Hope that you are having a great day. Can't wait to see you at Christmas time.

Also, I would like to wish my good friend Heidi a Happy Birthday as well. Her birthday was yesterday. Hope you had a fantastic day and I also can't wait to see you at Christmas time.


Another fight that I am having with blogger is with the new beta blogger thing. I am so confused with the whole thing. Anytime I am trying to leave a comment it seems to lose it and I have to re sign in. I don't know why things have to be so complicated, I just want to leave comments and read blogs.

Today it is snowing again here in Fort St. John (imagine that). It is actually pretty warm out, I think around -9. It is amazing how you just get used to the cold. When it is -20 I don't even have to wear a hat or gloves cause it just doesn't seem too cold, not like -35.

We are all doing good, I have been able to go to the gym these past couple weeks with Jennifer(again would like to the link but I don't know how) it sure is nice to work out and have some adult conversations. We have been trying the daycare thing at the gym, which is going ok. I was able to leave Tessa for about 15 min last time. Jenn and I have been switching off with staying with the girls. This week has been great though cause John has been home for a couple of days so we could go without kids. Some exciting news. The other day when Jenn and I were going to the gym we were behind a class when signing in. They were there to play Wallyball. When we got up to the counter to sign in, the lady said "hold on let me get you another ball" and she took off. When she returned she tried giving me the wallyball. We had to tell her that we were not in Grade 10, we are actually 30 years young. We sure felt good about ourselves, I still can't believe that she thought we were in Grade 10.

Another excting thing is that we have found a show that Tessa will watch. Dragon Tales!!! She also loves Dora, but doesn't watch it like she watches Dragon Tales. SHe actually will sit and watch the whole show, I am so impressed. The other thing that she is doing so well at is puzzles. I just bought her a Back Yardigan's 15 piece and she can do it all by herself. She is so cute I can't even stand it. We are signing her up for skating in January. She will be going skating the same time as Vayda just for 1/2 hour though (which is more than enough)

That is it for today. Have a good day everyone.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Finally my "100"

Well here it goes

  1. I was born in Harlingen, Friesland in The Netherlands
  2. I was born at home
  3. Moved to Canada in 1989 when I was 13 years old
  4. I did not know how to speak English when I moved to Canada
  5. I was a gymnast and I still love gymnastics
  6. I have two brothers
  7. I liked going to school, I had a lot of fun
  8. I have a lot of good friends who I miss so much
  9. I met John when I was 17
  10. John was 20 (an older man)
  11. We have been married for 9.5 years. We have been together for 13.5 years
  12. We got married on the exact day that we met - August 30
  13. Our first baby was Oakley (dog)
  14. He is not with us anymore I miss him very much
  15. I gave birth to two beautiful girls
  16. Vayda Emily and Tessa Marketa
  17. Both girls came 3 weeks early
  18. When Vayda was 1 we moved to Boston, MA for a year
  19. We lived in Boston during Sept. 11. It was a bit hectic there, since all the planes were from Logan Airport
  20. I met a lot of very nice people there from all over
  21. I learned to understand the Boston accent
  22. I went to a Red Sox game (on my list to do's)
  23. I love White Chocolate
  24. I love my husband
  25. I love my kids
  26. I used to eat wheat
  27. Now I am trying not to eat wheat, sugar or dairy. It is hard but I am feeling much better
  28. I love reading with my girls
  29. I love snuggling with my husband
  30. I love Costco
  31. I love Grimms Turkey Pepperoni
  32. I love Mint Baileys on ice
  33. I enjoy going to the gym
  34. I miss pilates, there is no one who teaches it in Fort St. John
  35. We just moved from Summerland to Fort St. John
  36. We are moving back to Summerland in a few years
  37. We bought 2 acres on the back road to Princeton. Where we will be building our house
  38. I love the outdoors
  39. I go hunting with my husband
  40. I love going into the woods and sit around a campfire with our friends
  41. I love making smores
  42. I love going camping
  43. I swam with dolphins (on my list to do's)
  44. I like watching Young and the Restless
  45. The Amazing Race is my favourite show
  46. Survivor is another favourite
  47. I like being in control
  48. I love watching our girls sleep
  49. I enjoy scrapbooking
  50. I love talking on the phone
  51. Cajun Chicken Caesar salad from Earls is my favourite meal
  52. I worry a lot, I need to learn how not to worry so much
  53. I love getting flowers
  54. My husband is watching me type this right now
  55. I love diamonds
  56. I love presents
  57. He is currently smiling
  58. I don't know how to bake
  59. I grew up in a bakery (my dad is a baker)
  60. Even with a bread maker I can't make a proper loaf of bread
  61. I love taking pictures of our kids, they hate it
  62. I love coffee
  63. I love Sandra's Cheesecake and her cooking which I miss so much
  64. I actually enjoy doing laundry and cleaning
  65. I love Gouda Cheese - Wholesale is the cheapest place to buy it
  66. I know how to play the flute
  67. I want to learn how to play the guitar
  68. When the girls are a bit older I will be taking lessons
  69. I can't live without my Magic Bullet
  70. I try to be on time usually, but does not seem to happen
  71. I want to take our girls to The Netherlands to meet our family
  72. I am addicted to Quaker Crispy Minis
  73. I eat a lot of eggs
  74. I love the movie Beauty and the Beast, I know all the words
  75. I would like to be a teacher
  76. I will be going back to school when Tessa is older
  77. I used to work as a Office Administrator at a Construction Company before kids
  78. I am allergic to cats
  79. I am scared of mice - which is so silly I know
  80. I love going out with grown ups
  81. I cry everytime I watch Extreme Homemakeovers
  82. I want to help build a house in Mexico with our girls
  83. I like dipping french fries in Mayonaise
  84. I love salty liquorce
  85. White Spot honey mustard is my favourite
  86. I love staying at home with our girls
  87. I feel very fortunate to be able to stay at home with our girls
  88. I love the computer, would not want to be without it
  89. I am very thankful for all the at I have and for our health
  90. I am a private person
  91. I have learned a lot about people this year, more than ever before
  92. I miss everyone back home in Summerland
  93. I love buying presents for people
  94. I love wathcing our girls on Christmas morning
  95. I am very forgetfull
  96. I don't like saying "no" I need to learn how to say "no"
  97. I like reading Woman's World
  98. I just started reading books
  99. I like Granny Smith apples
  100. I can't believe I just made it to 100, cause I wasn't going to do this list, and now I am finished it.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Jennifer

Happy 30th Birthday Jennifer. Hope you have a fantastic Day.