I just realized that my last blog was on August 3rd/2009. I have totally slacked. On another side note - I literally just wrote a whole long blog on what I've been doing than I went to another page, and of course I somehow lost all what I wrote. So I'm slightly frustrated that I have to write all over again - ARGH!!!!!!!
So here are some brief snippets of what I've been up to over the past couple of months!
On August 14th our dear friends Valerie and Rodney got married. We had the honour of attending their wedding and the fun festivities that followed. Truly a fun day. They are such a beautiful couple, and I've never seen Rodney shine so much!
On August 29th I had the privilege of being a bridesmaid at Lisa & Randy's wedding. It was a day of much fun with those girls. I've never laughed so hard in my life. Lisa was a beautiful bride - completely stunning!
In early September we celebrated with Teresa & Marty the 1st year of Matteo's life at his birthday party. That was a fun filled party full of great food, pony rides for the kids (that's right I said pony rides) and one handsome birthday boy!
That same weekend - on the Sunday, we celebrated with Heidi & Jeff the 3rd year of Isaac's life at his birthday party. I can hardly believe that this little guy is so BIG now. I still remember when he was just born and he was so tiny, now he's a big guy and says the cutest things. I love watching Isaac and his adorable sister Olivia. Those kids are great!
October proved to be a lovely season. I love this month for 2 reasons - Saj's birthday and Thanksgiving. Both were great times with the family. We also had the joy of attending Kiara's baby dedication on October 4th with her parents Steve & Christina. It was great being their with all of their families and friends of course. Kiara is greatly loved. She's such a sweet baby - and a total blessing to the McKenzie family. You can see the new joy that they have since Kiara has been born. She truly warms your heart with her little smile.
November was a busy, busy month - more so for Saj. He was preparing for a concert out in Montreal. I've gotta say that it was a total success. Lives were touched and changed. It was so amazing and overwhelming for me to see my husband operating in his gifting. We had a great time in Montreal with wonderful musicians who also happen to be our friends as well. Mike Fenty played keys. Nigel Maynard played the drums, Glen Meyers was on Bass and keys, Jonathan Manafo was on a few guitars and vocals, and Rebecca Chase was on vocals. Each and everyone of them brought something unique and you could just see their passion shine through. I pray for more opportunities for them to be used. It was a blessed weekend and I just know that its not over!
So here we are in December. Its already shaping up to be a very busy month. Just last weekend I had 3 gatherings - all on the same day go figure. They were tons of fun and it was great to connect with friends who we haven't seen in ages. One being Ryan Sookhoo who we haven't seen since my brother's wedding in April.
This weekend is also going to be a busy one with Saj being in the Christmas presentation at our church on the Friday & Saturday, plus squeezing in another Christmas party. Even though it is a crazy busy month, I love it. There's just something about seeing friends and family that warms the heart in the midst of deadlines and demands. What I'm looking forward to most is having some time off in a matter of 8 days or so. It will be nice to just chill with Saj. We haven't had the chance to do that in so long because of the busyness. I'm looking forward to Christmas with the family, and for rest. I hope to keep up with my blogging once again. I've let it slip, but I'm going to try harder.
If I don't have a chance to blog before Christmas, I would like to take this time to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. May God bless your lives in 2010 in a new fresh way!