Monday, August 29, 2005

Moving SOOOO soon

It is monday and Dave and i are busy running errands in preperation for our move on thursday. Most of our house is boxed now, and i can't even show you pictures of the wonderful mess because everything i need to do that is still packed.
We are sad to leave our place behind. We took a bunch of our wall decor and art down this morning and the place looks so naked. We really like this place, but we know we can make this next apartment into something special too!
There is really nothing else going on in our worlds; we are consumed by packing!
I am going to get back to wonderful packing now; lots done, lots left to go! Bye

Monday, August 22, 2005

packing, snacking, waiting: a three tier thesis

Just when i think we have gotten all the christmas ornaments packed and away, duffy finds another one to scoot across the floor. He has been stashing them since Christmas, and we haven't found the stash, but one by one we are getting them back! Mwahhhha ha ha ha

We have been doing lots of packing at the Colvinson House. I was going to post some pictures of our recent adventures in life, but dave has lovingly packed away the computer accesories, thus i can't transfere any pictures.

I just had a lovely snack of nachos, mild salsa, and light sour cream. I was disapointed when i looked in the fridge and we had light sour cream and not fat free. Now the snack wasn't guilt free.

I am just waiting for dave to get home from chiropractors before i pounce on him for a dinner idea. Maybe we will make chillie and throw in chillie like left overs. Maybe we will make tuna noodle surprise, with little toys as the surprise. Maybe we will make perogie Pizza (absolutely delicious; a must make! Just put sour cream (fat free of course) on the crust for sauce, cook up perogies, onions, and turkey bacon (or the real stuff; it's your heart!), and cheese, and bake it)!

Merriment and good times to all
Ohh.. the telephone ( awwww boooo.. telemarketer trying to sell me a cell phone)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pumpkin Bread

My mother is visiting from BC, and she bought me a Pumpkin Bread candle from Peir ! Imports. Simply the best, there is no other candle that smells with such potency and burns for so long. Their autumn scents are simply fabulous.
Unfortunately it is raining for her visit, but there are lots of great indoor places to visit in Winnipeg too!

I am going to post some random pictures of me and dave having fun with out camera, and then i am off to get ready for a day with The Mom!Dave is so cute and Pouty! Janie Janie Janie, got her hair cut again! Just a nice Pictures!

Here is dave installing better runners on our dresser so we can paint it and give it to the baby!

We were having fun with a rapid click setting and this was one of the results

What is a blog without our cute little kitten sitting in the sink...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Shinning New


We have a place to go and a reason to pack. Now we just have to wait until someone takes our place. Lots of time left for that though too!
It is rainy in winnipeg today, which makes it a perfect day for a cup of tea and some serious packing, until i have to head to work that is!
I heard the baby's heart beat the other day. Sounded like our kittens; little hearts beat fast! We can't wait until the ultra sound to find out how old the baby really is and to SEE IT!

Do any of you know how to use flickr? I have a flickr account, but don't know how to show you the pictures i have up on it. Let me know! Thanks

very merrys days to everyone

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Dave and I treated ourselves to a beach day sunday afternoon! We same together, and dug hole, in the sand, underwater, with out feet! It was excellent fun. As we were coming back to the shore we saw some friends from our college and career group at another church. It turns out that some people from their church had organized a beach day. There was a small bunch, but they let us hang with them, and eat their hot dogs. We used 45 sunscreen so we don't get skin cancer, but most importantly we had a wonderful time together at the beach!
Yesterday, monday, we found out that we didn't get the apartment (dave is watching a cartoon on DVD, but pausing it where the commercial breaks would have been to go fill his glass and get food and stuff, just like when he was a boy! I think he is having like the best day ever! I'll say more later! cute husbands rock!) that we really wanted just up the road. Today however, after many phone calls yesterday, we found a place that we like. It has a very nice open layout, which will be great with a little baby sneaking around. It is large, and has some character, but is a newer, nicer building. People aren't actually allowed to paint there, but we pulled a few strings and we are allowed. We are pretty sure that we have it because we talked right to the Building managers, left a deposit, and are just nice, decent people. From the building managers the application goes to the management company, but the BM said they would write a cover letter because they want us to rent. They said they aren't allowed to be biased in choosing tenents, but they always make sure good people get in! So we are really hoping this is the place. We had to pray alot, and i had alot of trusting to do. I was thoroughly dissapointed the other day, but we had prayed that God would give us what would work, and i guess the other place wouldn't have, and this one will! Lots of good things about this place, and a few things that we will have to learn to work around. Good: hardwood floors, animals allowed, painting permitted to us, open, big, nice windows, parking space included, BIG storage lockers in basement to store LOTS AND LOTS of stuff in, lots of closet space, carpet in babies bedroom, good view of street, awesome area of town, closer to dave's work, good landlords/caretakers... Bad: not alot of kitchen cabinet space, but we can work with that. I do wish we lived closer to an ikea because i was just on the web site and we all know they have so many great things. We just have to take the ideas and apply them to other furniture that we get here. We just pulled out some boxes today and started the packing thing! blah
Dave's day was good because there is a new Rector (Sr. Pastor) at our church and he is an amazing man with lots of passion and ideas that would refresh the place. Above all he is centred on God. He asked Dave if there is anything he would need to work better in the office, and dave just didn't know because no one had asked him that before! Wow hey! Dave's day was good because he saw the apartment and made the decision that it would be good for us, and everything is working out so far! It was also a good day for him because he loves me and i love him!

Ahhh, my head is just flooding with great ideas for our upcoming space, baby room, and all that stuff! I am excited to create a new space, that is even more like us! And the place is very affordable for us. We are happy here!

I am going to pick away at more boxes now.
We had avacado in our fajitas for dinner.

Friday, August 05, 2005

A Poem for the Day

Dave and I had normal days at work. We are going to get our hair cut, together, because that's what lame, old, married people do. They can't even stand to get their hair cut apart. No, the truth is that we are just having a busy weekend, so we are trying to squeeze hair cuts in tonight. After we are newly chopped we are going to head over to Costco for a wonderful Whole Sale experience! We are having a youth service day tomorrow and we need to buy pop that the Youth can hand out to serve Winnipeg. Don't we have a nice youth group!! Everyone who reads this should join our party. Our youth love service days!!! After costco, where i am sure we will spend more than just the churches money, i am hoping we might be able to catch Willy Wonka, and still get to bed at a decent time.
Aren't you all glad that i Blogg all the boring details of my life? I don't think i will post any pictures of this Friday night adventure because i don't think anyone would care to see them! Anyway, hope i didn't waste too much of your time. In case i did, i want to make it up to you by wiggling your senses with a Poem:
Oh wait, forgot a small detail: we are going to have Split Pea with Ham Soup tonight! Homemade, but not by me!
On with the poem...

This poem is by Dennis Lee

The Muddy Puddle

I am sitting
In the middle
Of a rather
With my bottom
Full of bubbles
And my rubbers
Full of mud,

While my jacket
And my sweater
Go on slowly
Getting wetter
As i very
Slowly settle
To the bottom
Of the mud

And i find that
What a person
With a puddle
Round his middle
Thinks of mostly
In the muddle
Is the muddi-
Ness of mud.

That's one of my fav's!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Apartment Searching

I don't know if we have posted that we are having a baby yet, but for all of youse who don't know, we are having a baby, sometime early January! yippy! Which means we need to find a 2 bedroom place. We think we have found a nice apartment just up the road, and at a good price. We were looking at some that were out of our range in the beginning, and then we did some number crunching and realized that things would be way to tight. We are going to drop off an application for this place early tomorrow morning in hopes that it works out. It is just a little smaller than our current abode, and we would need to get a much smaller kitchen table. But that is totaly doable. We liked everything about it, and we are allowed to PAINT! We heard from the care taker that lots of people had looked at it, so we are going to pray very hard that it works out, and you can too if you would like!
Dave has been busy painting flowers on old barn windows for someone at my work. They are turing out great, and it has been such a nice project for him to work on in the evenings. He really is an artist. This guys can draw, and visualize, and animate, and paint spectacular images! He doesn't get to indulge in art too much, but who knows what will happen in ten years. Maybe we will be writing childrens stories together by then!
We are both hungry, and don't know what to eat for a nice little bed time snack. Any ideas? Let us know, although i am sure we will have worked something out by the time you suggest. But we can always use your suggestion for next time.
One of our kitties is limping, again, and it makes us sad.
Other than we are happy.

Here's a poem

I had a little brother and i took him to my mother
I said i want another little brother for a change
But she said don't be a bother so i took him to my father
And said this little bother of a brothers very strange
But he said one little brother is exactly like another
And every little brother misbehaves a bit he said
so i took the little brother from my mother and my father
and i put the little bother of a brother back to bed

(can't remeber who it is by... not me though)

Wedding, Arizona, and South of the Border Adventures

I hate to say that i teased you with the title, because i actualy do not have the time right now to write about our trip. It is Wednesday, my day off from work, and dave's 9-4 day at work. I usualy spend this day cleaning, catching up on bills and mail, relaxing a little (Dave always tells me to have some fun on this day! Nice guy!), doing any shopping needed, cooking, visiting people, etc... The day fills up pretty quick, and as we still haven't unpacked our trip bag, there is cat hair everywhere (again) and lots of dirtiness awaits me in the bathroom, i don't think i will find adequate time to write and post pictures. I haven't even gone through the pictures yet!
Recently dave and i have been searching around our area for two bedroom apts. We found some gorgeous gems that were outside our budget, so our search continues with lower standards. Luckily, we have already found someone to sublet our apt to, so half our worries are gone gone gone!!
I am going to get moving now and have my self a pretty good wednesday! Very soon we will put up shinning, colorful, fantastic pictures of Mark, Rachel, and the Grand Canyon!
Happy Trails to you all