Thursday, December 28, 2006

Our Warm House!

Today Great Northern came to our lovely home to spray foam the kitchen and half way down the basement walls, and blow loose insulation into the attic through a hole in our bathroom ceiling. Justin worked very hard to get everything ready in time for them to come and spray, and it all turned out just the way he wanted. And he was so sweet to vacuum the entire house, clean the bathroom, and re-arrange our living room to accommodate some new furniture. I was very impressed when I came home from work at 8:30pm (a day that seemed to never end!).

Monday, December 25, 2006

A few pictures

Just thought I would add a couple of pictures from a wedding we went to in November. We used to vacation with Gordon (the groom) and his family when I was growing up. His bride, Angela, has a real survival story... when she was a little girl, her house caught fire and before she could make it out, she also caught fire and the pajamas she was wearing were made from polyester and melted to her skin. The doctors did not expect her to survive, as over 50% of her body was burned. She was in the hospital for over a year and still has to have future surgeries to deal with the tightening skin around her neck. She looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day, and despite her scars, still wore a low back, lovely silk dress. She is truly a fighter!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Abigail Jean Van Dyk

Congratulations Megan and Rick!

Abigail Jean Van Dyk was born last night (Sunday, Dec 17th) at 8:51pm, weighing in at 8lb2oz. The OB told Megan to be thankful that she went into labour early, as going to full term (or perhaps even later) would have resulted in a 10 or 11 pound baby. Just goes to show that the Lord knows exactly what He's doing! :) She did deliver Abby the "old fashioned way" and does have some stitches from an episiotomy but does NOT have any internal stitches. Both Megan and Abby are doing well, although Megan has to stay in the hospital until at least Tuesday morning as she spiked a high fever during labour and as such her OB wants her on IV meds for 36 hours just to be safe.
Megan is very happy to not be pregnant anymore and to finally be able to hold her sweet little girl in her arms.
Congratulation Megan and Rick!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Another Blogger....

Justin has recently started his own blog. His address is
He created this blog just last night, and was very disappointed when no one had visited it when he checked it a couple hours later!! So I thought I would give him a hand and let everyone know about it.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Congratulations to my cousin Cory and his fiance Ashley. They are planning to be married on Oct 20th 2007 in Niagara on the Lake. These amazing pictures were taken by my other cousin Jeff Toogood (who also did our wedding pictures).

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

And so it begins....

Hi everyone,
I finally decided to start my own blog as I love reading other's blogs, and thought now would be a good time as we are heading off to Australia in approx. 2 days (Sept. 8th) and are expecting our first baby in February. So keep checking in, as I will post lots of pictures as soon as we get back!