November 29, 2008

Our First Big Christmas Tree!

So Saj and I finally have a Big Christmas Tree and we are so excited about it. We've had a smaller tree since we've been married - which we still do love. But this year, we finally got a big tree. We actually got a great deal on it too and at the Bay of all places. They were having major sales last weekend and thankfully we were able to snag one for under $100.00 believe it or not. We bought the finishing touches yesterday and today, and now its up and we just love it. We went with a silver theme. At first I wanted to do the gold and cranberry thing, but than we just started to really like how the silver things were looking. Now were starting to get more excited for this beautiful Christmas season. Its almost hard to believe that Christmas will be here in less than a month.

I personally hope that December goes slow so that we can take in and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the happier people around, plus enjoy the music and all those wonderful Christmas treats. Oh how I just love the Christmas treats :-)

November 22, 2008

Too busy to blog!

So I just realized that I haven't had the chance to blog in a long while. Between being busy at work, personal functions, baby dedications and getting over a lovely cold, I feel like I've been all over the place.

Last Sunday November 16th, precious baby Rachel was dedicated at our church. She did so well, and was as cute as can be. I absolutely love this girl, as you know from one of my older blogs. It was a great celebration with the family and friends of the proud parents - Jerry & Olga. I enjoyed taking tons of pictures at the event.

Other exciting news is that Saj (my husband) has finally become permanent at his workplace. He's been working for the Ministry of Education since last year, and he's been on an official contract since the end of April, but starting Monday November 24th, he's becoming official - YAY!!!!! It's been quite the journey getting to this point. One day we'll have to write about our life. Although we've been married for only 5 years, there is so much that has happened. We know that with each thing that may come up against us, its really just preparation for something bigger. I just have a feeling that God is truly preparing us for something - not too sure what, but it is something. We'll leave it in His hands.

The last thing which I've been battling is being sick. Gosh, I take my vitamins and everything too. I guess its just that time of the year where more germs are everywhere. Now I don't leave the house without a bottle of hand sanitizer, and I try to wash my hands often. I'm pretty much almost over this last cold, but its still just annoying. It takes so much out of you, and its hard to work and function well, but thankfully it is going away and I'm sure that by Monday I'll be back to my old self. I'm going to need all the strength in the world for next week. It's definitely going to be a busy work week!

So in a brief nutshell, that's been life over the past couple of weeks. I hope to do regular blogs again, cause I've missed doing it!

November 8, 2008

Hy-Hope Farm

There's this little cute farm not too far away from where we live that I've been going to. Its called Hy-Hope-Farm. They have great apples, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, etc, etc. I really like this place because first and foremost everything is freshly grown. There's no chemicals or things used on their products. You can definitely taste the difference.

The first time I went to this place was with my friend Heather and her husband Jay and their son Josiah. I liked it right away. I was also shocked that they took debit too. Wow I thought. A debit machine at a farm? But hey, they are smart because I didn't have cash on hand to buy things, but a debit card was indeed in my wallet.

Hy-Hope Farm is a great little place and its opened year round. The people are friendly, and the service is great!

November 5, 2008

Goodbye to Mr. Goemans

My close friend Marney lost her father yesterday afternoon. John Goemans has been battling cancer for a number of years, and he lost that fight yesterday afternoon. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side till the very end.

I have some great memories of Mr.Goemans. He was great friends with my dad, and often they would get together and fellowship. Marney would often talk about her dad with such pride. She loved him dearly, and enjoyed how open they could be with one another. He also treated me very well. It was like I was his daughter too.

My prayer is that God would give Marney, her sisters, and especially Karen Goemans (John's wife) strength during this time. You will be missed greatly Mr.Goemans. Love you!

November 1, 2008

Shaken, but not moved!

Wednesday October 29th marks a day that I hope to never experience again. We came home after work to find that our place was broken into. We were robbed!

When something like this happens, a flurry of things run through your mind. Why us? Who's mad at us? Why now? Millions of questions.

The good thing about all of this was that it could have been way worse. Who ever broke in just took my jewelery box and mp3 player. I'm ticked that the very nice gold bracelet that my husband got me one birthday was taken, plus some other jewelery which I got from the Bahamas which I loved.

We are feeling a lot better now. We've taken some serious measures to feel more secured. In fact, we love our space so much more now. We were shaken, but we will not be moved.