Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mid-Fall

Well, I really have no idea who is reading this. I thought that I sent some invites, but apparently, they didnt get invited. ARRGHH! Oh well. I will ask my other friend who has a blog, how I go about adding/inviting.

Well, nothing really much new. I am going on Medical EI, as I just couldnt take the stress of work anymore. I couldnt keep up my stats like they had wanted, even when I kept trying. I am enjoying not working, and getting involved in the church. I really am enjoying it. I also am going to help redo our library (church), so that is a very overwhelming job. I have only really just begun.

I think since I wrote on this, I went on an overnight trip with our church's "KidsLife" midweek program (think Sunday School meets VBS). We went to McQueen Lk, which is very nice. It is owned by our local school disctrict, and it has cabins and a big meeting/kitchen cabin. It was a fun time, and i got some nice pics of the lake.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007























Well, I am determined to keep up a blog. I don't really think Facebook (for which I am STILL addicted), really cuts it as far as keeping a blog goes. I am going to start to put up pictures here on this site, as I really dont feel comofortable to posting certain pictures on Facebook.














So, I am sitting here on this sort of dreary Fall day, wishing I could get going on other things. I have a bed that needs to be made, a cake that needs to be baked, I birthday party I really should go to (well, that is later), a house to clean (including bedroom), and the list goes on! I thought I would update you on our Thankgiving Weekend. Does anyone read these things anymore??? I think that MySpace is sooooo yesterday...which is why I am not posting there anymore. I mean, who reads it..haha.














So, we went to the Ranch for Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful few days. Both Adam and Luke where there, along with Krystle, of course!, and her friend Janette, who is going to Bible College in Three Hills. We had met her at A/K's wedding (she was her MOH), but we really didnt get to know her. We sure enjoyed having her there, and getting to know her.














Anyway..great to see everyone...we took a couple of walks, and the fall colours were soooooo pretty:) We played games, watched movies, ate ALOT, and had naps, and visited too! Did I mention that we ate ALOT!!??














So, my sister got her hair cut..and she looks AMAZING!! I think it made a good few years older..in a good way! I just couldn't believe it. Anyway..it made her look good!!














We came back, and Anker got sick. He is JUST now getting better..I have been the dutiful wife, taking care of him:) He really got hit hard with it this time. I hope I don't get sick.














Here are some pictures I took over the weekend..I hope it works:






K, well, not sure where the pictures are..haha. I hope they posted. We had a joint birthday party for Anker and Luke. I decided that I would make bday cakes for the guys..I dont have pix, b/c our camera's batteries died..haha...we celebrated it on Sunday afternoon. Anker's birthday is on Monday, but b/c we are both working, we are celebrating it on Sunday. We are also going to the African Childrens Choir on Sunday evening. Oh..also, Anker and I are both going to Work Search Centres to look for ways of looking for work and or more training. I really don't like where I am working at all. It is really getting me down. Also, it really isnt going anywhere. Anker is needing more work. We can't have babies on what we make!! That bout sums it up for now!







Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Crazy, Crazy World!!

Evening!!

Well, I really hope this blog is private..haha..not sure..but maybe no one is even LOOKING at this thing. oh well. I wont add any pics now, as I have Facebook for that. BUT once we start expanding, then we will add pics.

So, our trip to the PNE went well. (see FB for pics) Well, actaully, the PNE kind of sucked, but the rest of the weekend went fine. We stayed at his sisters, and had a nice time. We went to Fort Langley on Sunday, and on Monday came home. It was a nice short weekend.

Work continues to be very stressful. I know, I should be happy..and i am..cause I am only part time. But I am struggling with my stats, which makes it really stressful ( I wont even go into my stats, just certain metrics i need to meet). Anyway...I am looking for something else, just not sure what I want to do.

KidsLife and Bible study start at CCC today. I have decided that I wanted to help out. Anker also goes to Bible Study, so it is a time for us to go out together (well, sort of) and just enjoy being in the house of the Lord. I also am helping out during Sunday School. This is great...as I love that sort of thing. It is only once a month, and I am helping, not Teaching (although, that would have been ok too). I just find teaching rather draining, esp, if I dont have any material!! But I am really looking forward to this.

I am really enjoying being married. Despite our money and work stresses, I LOVE being a wife!! I am still not used to my last name yet..and being called a wife, (or being referred to as a wife), or calling/refering to Anker as my husband!! It is nice to share all this stuff with, on a daily basis.

My friend Crystal (who was in my wedding) is leaving tomororow to move to Drayton Valley! I am very sad, but happy, as her husband as been struggling with finding work for awhile. My friend Jill is here with her family, so I am looking forward to spending time with them! I am also enjoying getting to know couples in the church. I am trying to set up a few "couple date" with some people in CCC.

Mom and dad are ok, but very stressed as well. I guess lamb went for less than it did last year, so they are now trying to figure out what they should do next. Mom has gone to Calgary for a couple of days to take some of A & K's stuff out to them.

That is pretty much about it for now!
And at the end of the day, we are really doing well. We really must rely on Jesus for EVERYTHING!!

oh..Anker and i went to a work search place for him to get a start on looking for a job, or for re-training. Please pray that Anker will be eligible.

The WHOLE REASON (well, some of) of why my post was titled "crazy.." was that this afternoon, Anker goes to leave, and finds out that someone had shot something thru the right passenger car window. ARRGH! so, now we have no window. WE need glass. Also, anker's back has been hurting him, and I was hoping I could get him in to see the Chiropractor, but not now!!
oh well:) that is all for now, folks!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Our Blog

Welcome to "The A Team" Blogsite! Grab a cup of coffee, or iced tea, and sit back and relax and catch up on our lives!

Well, I finally decided to start a REAL blog..forget MySpace, forget FB, (I will post there too, though), and any other blog site..thanks to my friend Jamie, I found this neat blog site! I will post what i posted (as well as past posts) on this site to start with. At first, i thought, well, maybe I should wait until we have kids before we start one, but I also noticed that other ppl with no kids have one...sooooo, I thought, why not?? Here goes..!

posted Aug 6 on MySpace:The wedding was a great day...very hot though. I can't wait until my pics. come. Everything went really well. Everyone said it was a lovely day. We are just relaxing and nesting. We got a alot of nice gifts, and i had a nice Bridal shower and stagette party a week before my wedding. We were married July 27, and i also found out that my friend, also eloped that day, so that was kind of cool to hear. she was engaged, but they were so tired of trying ot find dates, i guess they just decided to go for it. Not sure what else to write. I was able to enjoy my day, and everything went well. the only problem was that Anker's niece who is 3, decided that she didn't like the dress that we bought her, and we didnt get her in many pics, as she was playing shy. oh well, at least she got down the aisle. her mom did have another dress, that i actually liked better, and so his niece preferred that dress. I didnt cry, but i was just really nervous. I kept asking dad if anker had shown up..LOL. We went Camping at Cultus Lk, new Chilliwak, for a few days. Camping on a honeymoon is an interesting thing! The weather was pretty good. Went on waterslides and to the beach, and had ice cream ALOT! The camping site where we stayed was very nice too. A bit crowded, and close together. I would go back though. Just in case anyone was wondering, we stayed at Vedder River Campground. We ended our honeymoon watching the "Festival of Lights" Fireworks show from English Bay. What a great evening! We spent the night at his sisters, which was really nice. They will still away on their Camping holiday.
Aug 17:Greetings from Sunny Kamloops. So, we have been married 3 weeks today! I am loving being married. We have been pretty much in "Honeymoon-mode" since we got back, which is nice. I will be going back to work 3 days/wk starting next week, but we need the benefits, and the money. Anker will hopefully get another contract, so then we should be ok. God has been wonderful to us. We really dont have alot of money, but somehow we manage to go on little trips. We went to mom and dad's on mon-weds. It was very busy, but very nice. We helped my dad celebrate his bday, with a BBQ, that we older kids did entirely ourselves. Our cousins, and there families were also at the ranch. Anker and I took the tent and decided to camp. The first night itw as freezing. So, the second night, Anker heated up rocks and wrapped them up, and stuck them in our bed. It did help, and the it was warmer out side, as well.On Weds, Anker and I took the Vienna, and her friend, and Isaac to Spahatts falls. It was a quick trip, but nice to just do something, and Anker had never been up to Wells gray Park. We just had a snack/picnic at the Info Centre on the way home.I was just abot to leave, when Isaac cut his finger on a hand saw. We weren't sure if he needed stitches, but I offered to take him into Clearwater just to check it out. He was fine, and didnt need them, much to his releaf.Anker and STILL didnt leave until after 6...after which we visited w/ Aunty June on the way home. We had a quite evening. Our marriage certifcate came in the mail yesterday, so now I can go to the bank, etc, to get my name changed. I think that is about it for now..not much else...:) My friend Crystal is moving to Drayton Valley, and I am very sad about that but my other Friend Jil is moving here, so I am very happy about that:)And just in case you were wondering about babies: Alot of people are asking if/when we are going to have a baby..which is fine...but we will probably start next spring or summer:) I realy wanna be a mom..I have wanted this all my life. Do any of you know of names that start with "A"?
This was posted today:
Afternoon, all!I just wanted to quickly update you all on my life! I went back to work on Tuesday. I really fought going. But yesterday was nice, and it has been pretty quiet there, I guess. Calm before the storm, maybe? It usually gets busier aroudn there in the fall, after Labour Day, until Christmas. It was nice to see everyone again, and get caught up. My TL, Gen, is going to have a baby in Nov, so we will get a new TL, so I am sad about that, but maybe it will be Kathy, so I will like that:) I am back to work 3 days a week, which works just fine for me. I worked Wed, thurs and Sat th is week, b.c of it being my first week back, them having problem w/ scheduling, and for the next 5 weeks or so, I will work Mon/Tues, and Thurs. It works for me!Anker and I had 4 really lazy days prior to our getting back to life. It was kind of boring, as in I really wanted to get out, but we didnt have any money,and I felt guilty, but I really did enjoy the quietness. We watched alot of movies, which was nice. Now, I need to clean my house. I am attempting to clean my fridge today.We got some nice pics of Spahatts Falls, which I will put up later today. Anker loaded them on his computer. It has been warmer again the last few days. We are thinking about either going to the PNE or to the North Thompson Fall Fair over the labour day weekend. My family is going to be there, with their stuff, but Anker wants to take me to the PNE. HMM?? not sure yet. I have the full weekend off, so not sure yet. We may end up camping if we go to the NTFF, but we get free lodging if we go to the PNE. Also, my cousin, Nicole is getting married Sept 23, and I would love to go that, she did invite us, which is awesome, but not sure if we can financially pull it off. We would also love to go to Calgary over Thanksgiving weekend, so he can meet the rest of my family (extended), but again, not sure if we can do that or not. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!