Monday, November 27, 2006

Things are moving along...

Ok we are pretty much set.. all I have to do is find a DJ and mail out invites. There aren't too many as it is not a huge affair, but the hall is booked, church, liquor license (not that I'll be drinking), favours ordered, flowers organized, table cloths etc.. rented.. Only 25 days now!!

AND.... I passed my first real estate exam!! 88%. Such a huge relief! I get to start the second one when I get back from my vacation! Yay!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Wedding date set...

So we've decided to get married on December 23rd.. so that gives us, well not very long to plan our wedding... But the timing is right for us and Sean said he would hate to plan something so far in advance and sit around and wait for it.. So craziness it is...

I had my dress fitted Saturday and go back for a fitting on Thursday...

Today we're booking the hall, church etc...

Hopefully everything else should come together this week.

Oh by the way I sat my real estate exam #1 on Saturday.. hopefully I passed so when we come back from our vacation I can start the next one. While I was doind that baby and Dad went shopping and came back with a whole new winter our fit, ski coat, gloves, snow boots, hat plus other things. Caleb looks like he should hit the slopes with his snow board! Super cute!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Big News!!

Guess what??...

I am pregnant!!
A new baby will be on the way in July!! Actually on my birthday! What a fun way of spending it.. in labour!!

We are so excited, it will be a great age gap for Caleb and the baby as they will be close in age, which I think it good as they will be closer developmentally.. And unlike last time I won't be huge in the boiling hot summer! So I am now officially the DD for Christmas, New Years etc...!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Royal Orchid at Sunset in the Benjamins

ahhh it's snowing outsie and this picture makes me warm! I've been meaning to put this up a long time ago, I have more pictures from our trip a couple of weeks ago I'll get them up as soon as I can!!

Halloween outing

Halloween was fun, you can tell I am a new and not so experienced Mum.... I was going to have a cute clown, well, I painted Caleb's face which turned out really cute until he wiped his hands all over his face making it one big smudge :(

I was also going to dye his hair with Kool-Aid. Someone told me that worked, well not really unless I am doing it wrong.. so I resorted to food colouring. Hah! Well my child had a smudged face and looked like he was bleeding from one side of his head.. not cool. So much for my cute clown! Exasperated I put him back in the tub (for the 3rd time) and washed everything off, we ran to the pharmacy (the only thing still open) and bought a pumkin outfit! Not face paint, not food colouring much more baby friendly! We went out trick-or-treating he had fun with his cousins, then we went to visit Uncle Todd and Perry, Grandma and Grandad, Shirley and Chris to show off our costume before heading home to bed! He still has a little bit of a pink scalp!!

I have my real estate exam on Saturday, starting to panic especially as I thought today was Tuesday.. somehow I lost a day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Birthday Weekend



It was Sean's birthday this weekend.. I won't tell you how old! Young at heart that's all that matters!! We had a big family party last night. Here is a picture if the R2D2 cake I made for Sean (he is Star Wars crazy!).

Tonight is Halloween night. I had an awesome idea for a costume for Caleb but I am going to do it next year as Sean doesn't think he'll be too happy in it this year, so I have to save it. Instead he is going as a clown, with blue Kool-Aid hair! Well I am hoping it turns out blue! Haha!!

Booked our vacation today! Natalie booked her flight over here for Christmas today! So it is all set Xmas with my sis then two weeks on the beach in the sun and a week touring London!! So excited!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

oops..

Didn't mean to do that....

Anyways I am fat and need a diet where I am not hungry all the time!!! It is just not working out for me... I have never had to diet and you have a child an it all changes.. The soup thing... yeah not working... weight watchers... not working what's next Slim fast??

calling for a diet that works...

Monday, October 16, 2006

A monumental moment..

OK something huge happened in my life this weekend...

I found my first GREY HAIR!!!!!

I am officially old, now they are going to just keep coming and coming... Do I dye my hair or get gracefully old and grey without a box of hair dye?? Hmm still pondering that one...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's Snowing....

It's October 12th and it has been snowing all day..

There is nothing sticking on the ground, but it has been like a snow storm all day, you can barely see anything.. There are 54km/hr winds and it's meant to warm up tonight to 6 degreees it's about 1 now. I CAN"T BELIEVE WINTER IS HERE!!

I had to drive Yahaira back this morning at 5.30am. We had a great visit but not long enough.. Come for longer next time damn it!!

Caleb got 2 more teeth, poor thing, they just keep coming! Soon he'll be eating steak!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Picture from our sailing trip

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Hey everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving! I wished mine would be relaxing as I am totally burnt out, but it won't be... We have a big family thing to go to, I also have to cook Thanksgiving dinner and inbetween we have dinner guests every night.. AND the good news is Yahaira is coming to visit from BC again for a week to spend some time with her godson! I am so excited to see her!

Baby got another new toy today, the birthday presenst are still coming in! My Mum got him a riding Thomas the Tank Engine. It is so cute and makes train noises and plays the theme song! Can't wait for him to see it when he gets home later!

Thursday, October 05, 2006



I didn't think the last post went up... it was so slow publishing it that I gave up and closed the window!

Baby's birthday was good, we had Uncle Todd and Uncle Perry (godparents) over for cup cakes on Thursday. We saved presents and the Pooh Bear cake until the big party on Sunday. Wow that cake was a labor of love it took me two days to make! But it turned out awesome and baby had fun smearing the icing around and all over his face!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Rainy day on Manitoulin..... oh and 10 days until baby's birthday!! YAY!

So miserable....

What a great way to finish off the weekend.. we've all been sick, Sean and baby still sick... and now it's dark and rainy...

We had a big splurge on Friday, we bought a washer and dryer and two televisions... One for the living room and one for the bedroom, now we have flat screens everywhere. Although it was rather nice this morning to sit in bed with my coffee and toast and watch the news!! I am so excited to get my new washer and dryer they are pretty fancy, the have computers in them and all sorts of sensors, and the best part was that it came with a free ipod nano so now sean has one to match mine!!

Friday was also an expensive day as we got baby's leg brace.. $600!! He has to wear it until he is two so he had netter not grow out of this one. He looks like he has a bionic leg :)

Only 10 days until baby's birthday... I ordered this Winnie The Pooh cake pan, and all the icing colours, piping bags, matching cup cake holders so far we're up to, well I can't say as Sean will kill me! But alot... and to make matters worse I have no idea how this will turn out, as I can't bake, pipe icing etc... so we'll be having a few trial runs!!!

Anyways just another rainy day on the Island.. another boring day at the office.. more invoices to do.... :(

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Yes we are still alive....

Sorry....

It's been a while....

Well it's summer, and in the summer time it's busy here!! Sailing, road trips, visitors, horse shows etc... So what's new?? Well a few things but generally a whole lotta nothin'!!

My Mum and Grandma mada the trip from England. They were so excited to see their grandson/great-grandson. Caleb of course loved the attention! My sis will be back in December for Christmas on the Island, before we head out to England, Dubai and Oman for a vacation in the sun for New Years and a few weeks in January. Yahaira will be coming back to see her godson from B.C hopefully soon x fingers crossed x. I can't believe he is almost a year old.. time flies!!

Went & visited the Laings at a horse show in Owen Sound. Was great to see them, they got to see Caleb again, the last time he was only a few weeks old!

Been golfing lots, I suck but I guess I can only get better!! Oh I also went fishing for the first time ever. It was good I caught 3 fish but Mike wouldn't let me keep them as they were too small :( So much for dinner!!

Hopefully away sailing next weekend for 3 days out to Darch Island and The Benjamins. Pretty excited about that as we haven't done a "big" trip yet! Would love to sail down to Windsor one time, that would be kind of cool.

Anyways I will post some pictures soon, got lots of new ones!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

OK I've been slacking..

So I haven't posted anything in a long time... but I have a good reason for it!! My computer died and now I have to get a new one, so it means I have to run over to the office to get on the web. Ok it's not far to go but with a screaming baby that needs constant entertainment it's quite the chore!!

Not much new to report...

I am hoping to get Anna (my horse) up here soon. The weather is so great, the sun is out and I need to be riding!! I guess there is a Manitoulin Horse Club that I am hoping to get involved with. They do trail rides, small shows and pot luck dinners etc.. It'll be a good place to meet a few people. I could maybe even get into doing some teaching again, although most people here ride western... I'll look a little out of place with my little english saddle on a trail ride. We are hoping to go and see a few friends horse show at the end of May so it'll be fun to get together with everyone again.

Caleb is doing good a little cranky as he has a cold.. I went to get his passport photos taken.. wow is that ever a chore. They can't smile, his mouth can't be open, he has to look directly at the camera... So needless to say, we didn't get any done and we are heading back to Sudbury to try again on Saturday!! Sean takes so many pictures of him that when you put him infront of a camera, he just breaks out into a huge smile!!

Summer is shaping up nicely with lots of plans. Can't wait until the boat is in the water and we can go on some sailing trips. We are also planning on England in September, my sister is coming here for Christmas, then England and possibly Dubai/Oman for New Years!! It's so exciting to be making plans to see people and family that I haven't caught up with in such a long time!

Anyways need to head out in the rain to get to the bank before it closes!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Amazing photo


I had to post this picture on my blog as it is amazing. Just after Christmas we took out the snow machine for a spin and Sean spotted this owl. I quickly jumped off, whipped my gloves off and snapped this picture. I have never seen a real owl before and it was beautiful. I wish the camera could have caught how wide it's wing span was as it flew away. This is why I love living here. By the way, we just took pictures off the digital camera and there were ones from New Years, so over the next couple of days I will post them in our album so be sure to check out the link. Goodnight!!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Weigh in...

Just came back from the doctors....
Caleb weighs 19lbs 7oz!!
Good job we just ordered that new car seat! (For 20lbs and up!!)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

About time for an update!!

Wow, I suck. I didn't realise how long it has been since I updated my blog!! I have to look at the calander to figure out everything that has happened!! Firstly, everything here is going well. Caleb has grown so much, he is huge and doesn't stop eating. We are experimenting with different veggies and fruit, which is always fun and messy! He is sitting up by himself and love to be put on a blanket in the middle of the room with his toy phone to play. The weather here is beautiful, the sun is starting to shine again all day, most of the snow has melted and I even have my windows open during the day. The sun heats up the living room so much, it's nice to lay on the couch and sun bathe! So, spring is here.. roll on summer so we can do some sailing!!

So now for the updates....

Yahaira came up in February for 10 days, so we decided we would get Caleb baptised that way she wouldn't have to fly back again from B.C. We had to have 2 meetings with Rev. Beth to discuss the baptism, one of which the godparents, Yahaira, Todd and Perry had to come to aswell. We even had a rehersal, just so that we didn't mess up our lines!! We had a lovely Sunday morning at church, followed by tea and cake downstairs with the congregation. It was a nice end to the week as we found out earlier in the week that Caleb would have to have surgery on his foot.

We headed off to Sudbury again, this time for a long couple of days.. pre-op consults etc.. For those of you that don't know Caleb had a club foot when he was born and has been weekly casted (weekly trips to Sudbury!) since he was 2 days old. The casting didn't fix his heel as the tendon was too short. So they snipped the tendon, stitched it back up one more cast for 3 weeks and his heel looks normal now.. Just like the other one. He is such a trooper, I was terrified of the surgery and putting him to sleep, but it didn't even seem to bother him. I think Sean and I were more worked up!! Now he has special shoes on a dennis brown bar. It just keeps his feet flat and in a certain position. But it is much nicer as unlike the cast we can take it off and he can bathe or roll around with free feet!!

When Yahaira was here we went to a Thai cooking night at a resturant called 'The old School House' which is just what it's name implies. It was fun, we cooked then sat and ate a huge Thai meal. It was fantastic, so I had Sean's parents over for dinner and recreated it, still yummy!!!

We have a new addition to the family, Sean's brother and fiancee had a baby boy Hugh Albert on March 14th. We haven't seen him yet as he is in Toronto with his Mum. Hopefully they'll get home soon I am sure they are sick of the sight of a hospital.

Well, easter is coming up fast. Another excuse to eat chocolate and get fatter! I got my wedding dress so I can't put on any weight!! We have decided that we will set a date for September next year, and plan a trip to England this year. It's a bit much to do both in one year and my family are dying to see Caleb! That is all for now, I'll try and be better at updating!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Big News

So I forgot to post it on here, but Sean and I got engaged on the 18th of February!!

He proposed to me in the hospital while we were waiting for Caleb to see the specialist! I have a beautiful 3 stone diamond ring in white gold. We are hoping to set a date sometime in the fall so that we can go to England afterwards and spend Caleb's first birthday in England at a big get together with all of my family. They'll get to meet Caleb and Sean for the first time!!

We are off to Sudbury again tomorrow to see the specialist... weather permitting, and we will also get to pick up our wedding bands and the ring I bought for Sean.. Who says guys can't have engagement rings too??

A growing boy!!

Just got Caleb weighed!!
He was 4 months old 3 days ago and he weighs:-
16lbs!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Just a quick update!

We are house sitting right now for Sean's parents... While Hugh and Mollyanne are enjoying the sun in Florida it is freezing rain here and we are about to get a huge down fall of snow! Hmm... Florida is sounding really good right now!!

Caleb is still super cute and growing fast. He seems to be teething already, which is apparently early. But he is a drooling monster and everything is going in his nouth and getting chomped on!! He has his 4 month appointment next week.. more shots! I can't believe he is 4 months soon, it is crazy how time flies....

So I am without my computer right now and there is no internet at the house we are staying at, so I miss my morning chats with Natalie!! (usually I get up and chat with my sister throughout the morning) So if I am slack with replying to e-mails (which I usually am anyways!) I'll get to it as soon as we are back home!!

Anyways got to make my way back up the hill, which is scary as it is all ice !!
See ya!!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

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