Sunday, October 15, 2006

October 15th....

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss awareness day. I don't think this date is recognized in Canada, but from what I understand it's an official date of some sort in the States. Anyway, I think it's really important to remember the loss that so many of us experience, but is so often dismissed because of fear and lack of understanding. If you know anyone who has recently lost a baby please reach out to them and let them know how much you care. It's really so important to know that others care.

Anyway, sorry for the lack of posts, I've just been soooooooo busy lately. Busy enough that I haven't made it to my computer for almost a week now, and if any of you know me, that's a big sacrifice. Anyway, the last few weeks have been full of things like:
  1. My Birthday - It turned 23 this year and it was an awesome Birthday. Ben and I went to the Olive Garden and had a nice quiet dinner for two. Then, Ben surprised me and pulled out one of these . This was to replace our other one that got stolen - and it more than replaces it, cause it's totally awesome.
  2. Thanksgiving - we have two huge thanksgiving dinners. One with Ben's family and one with mine. While making my family's dinner, my mom and I realized that there wasn't enough room in the oven for the Turkey, the potato casserole, the sweet potatoes and the Ham. So we decided to get Ben (the handy man) to cut the Ham in half so it would all fit. It sounds like a nice thing to do, but it was pure humour because Ben used his work Saw (Don't worry he put a fresh blade on). How much more white trash can we be??
  3. Jeff's Birthday - the big Brother turned 32 this year!!!
  4. Alexander's baby blessing - He' seriously such a sweetie. Tan watch out...I may just try and steal him one of these days.
  5. Jeff's call to the Bar - another really neat experience. We were all just so proud of him and all he's accomplished. You should have heard the intro they gave him - he sounded like this super smart, super amazing person; which I know he is, but to me he's still just my Brother. I guess he's just my amazing big brother.
  6. A weekend sleepover at Becc's with all the grandkids and some extras - Tan and I went to Becc's while the men were out of town. I had so much fun, but for some strange reason I was soooooo tired by the end. Seriously, those kids are B-U-S-Y! But you just can't help but love them - like I said earlier, watch out, I might just steal one of them someday.
  7. A garage pad - Ben's been working on getting our garage in and before the garage comes we need a garage pad. So he borrowed a bob-cat and went to work. Him and a friend of his and a few extra hands prepped our back yard and his friends back yard for the pad(s). Then in the next few weeks the pad will get poured and then it's on to the construction of the garage itself. The joys of having a handy man for a husband.

Anyway, that's sort of all we've been up to. Sorry for the lack of pics. Sometimes you just forget your camera.


Anonymous said...

Wow you have been busy. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a great week. It sure sounds like you did!

Anonymous said...

A special tribute to your two beautiful special girls!

Wow congratulations to Jeff, thats awesome.

Good luck with the garage, let us know if you need any help. We would love to help! By "us" I mean Josh would probably help while you and I gab ..... isn't that how it is supposed to go?