Thursday, December 28, 2006

My Favorite Things...

I saw this idea on some of the blogs that I visit and I thought it might be fun to try. Therefore, In honour of the "Sound of Music" that I recived from Ron this Christmas I thought it would be fun to list some of my favorite things in no particular order...
1) A clear sky full of stars
2) Shooting stars
3) Sitting by the ocean
4) The sound of children laughing
5) Holding Newborn babies
6) Any babies
7) My friends kids (you guys are so cute!)
8) Lazy Saturday mornings
9) Warm fire on a cold day
10) Earl Grey Tea with milk and sugar
11) Inspirational quotes
12) Singing
13) Good conversation
14) Taking pictures
15) Anne of Green Gables
16) Being Ron's wife
17) Our unborn child
18) My family (Klassens, Penners, Kliewers, and Borns)
19) Family gatherings
20) Church
21) Faithful friends
22) IKEA
23) Reading a good book
24) Chocolate
25) Learning new things
26) Our wedding day
27) Comming home to a clean house
28) Entertaining
29) Laughing so hard that I start to cry
30) Stationary
31) Christmas traditions
32) My relationship with Ron, I love you!
33) Our home
34) Summer vacation
35) Acomplishing something that was difficult
36) Sound of Music
37) Handmade Quilts
38) Homemade strawberry jam
39) Weddings
40) Willow Tree figurines
41) Feeling our baby kick
42) Ultrasound pictures
43) Going out for dinner on payday
44) The smell of clean laundry
45) Les Miserables
46) Hugs
47) Childhood Memories
48) Answered prayer
49) Reminising
50) Graduation
51) Divine Appointments
52) Watching my favorite movies over and over and over.....
53) Good hairdays
54) Freshly baked buns
55) Giving compliments
56) The smell of freshly cut grass
57) Finding a prime parking spot
58) Black and White photography
59) My Old comfortable sweater
60) The way the house smells while baking cookies
61) A cold glass of milk in the morning
62) Psychology
63) Long drives in the country
64) Running into old friends
65) A good debate
66) Giving gifts
67) Reading other people's blogs
68) Learning to play the guitar
69) Looking though old photographs
70) Sushi
71) Talking to strangers
72) New clothes
73) Finding money in an old wallet although this rarely happens to me
74) A few momments of solitude
75) Being saved!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

It is better to give than to recieve

We had a great Christmas time with all of our family and friends. It was great to spend time together and to indulge in all the goodies of the season. We feel so spoiled with all the wonderful gifts that we recived. Thank you all so much.
It seems that as I get older I am getting much more excited to GIVE people thier gifts than to recive them myself. I love to look of joy on other peoples faces when they open the gift that we have selected for them.
A belated Merry Christmas to all and to all a blessed New Year.
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Sunday, December 17, 2006

First Day

Well as promised here is an update of my first day! The work is fairly mindless, basically copying information from one form to another. I know it does not sound that interesting, but I must say that it is a welcome change from the pace that I have been used to going at. The hours are great and the people I work for are awsome. On Friday the branch manager took me and Victoria out for lunch and then later the Head Office people were visiting from Vancouver and had a Chirstmas party for us. We all stopped work at 3pm and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying a chocolate fountian and hot appy's. They even offered each employee wine! (needless to say I did not have any). Everyone at the office assured me that this party was not a regular occasion and warned me not to get used to it :) I start my first full week tommorow, who knows what other surprises are in store.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Holiday... and Celebrate

It's Christmas Time!!!!!!!!
The house is begining to look great filled with holiday decorations and cheer. We had a wonderful time last Saturday decorating the tree.

We got this wonderful tree from our friends Christian and Victoria when they moved this fall. Thanks guys! I love decorating the Christmas tree each year. I especially enjoy looking at all the ornaments before finding the prefect place for them on the tree. Many of our ornaments bring back special memmories of people or things that we love. One of the ornaments that we put up each year is the one that my mom gave us the fist year that we were married. It has a picture on it of us on our wedding day.
This is the other great addition to our Christmas decorations this year. I love these Willow Tree figurines. I have always wanted to have this set to display during Christmas time. My wish came true! Last Thursday Ron came home with this special gift for me...

You may ask why a gift when it is so close to Christmas.
The reason is.........
It is time to celebrate.................
That's right I am offically finished my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology! Today was my last exam and I handed in my last take home final. It feels strange to be completely done a four year degree. It seems like I am only on a short break before I have to get back to doing papers and projects..... but no!
I won't have much time to rest because tommorow I start a new part time job. I was prepared to spend some time resting at home before our baby comes in March however I could not resist the oppertunity to make some extra money during the few months I have left to work. A partner at Assante Financial was looking for an administrative assistant to fill in some paper work as they are going through an upgrade in the next few months. It will be mostly filling in forms and scanning documents. It seems pretty easy but I won't mind the change from the stress that I have been used to. I will let you all know how it went soon.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

24 weeks and counting

Here I am getting ready to leave for Ron's work banquet. I can't believe that I am already 24 weeks along!

What a big difference from week 17
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson