Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tofino , moving, work and Bella Coola

It has been too long since I updated this blog, but if you have seen me lately, you understand why. Trying to find a place to live while Shane was back at work, going back to work myself to teach 7 new courses and preparing for a ministry evaluation in October, and discovering something clinging to me have all kept me busy. So, I'll try and do a run down and add some pictures along the way.

A few months ago, Shane decided to plan a weekend in Tofino for friends and people. We thought we might be the only ones going at one point, but we ended up being represented by 3 countries after all. We decided to call our site Camp Random and we were made up of: Shane, Tracey, Carlo and Jon from Victoria; Nicole, Char, Josiah and Daniel from Vancouver; Lindsay (Zor) from Penticton; Angelique from the prairies; Miles from New Zealand; and Marina from Switzerland.
We had a great time surfing, eating and drinking around the campfire with little to no injuries to speak of, but you may not want to ask Shane to do a 360 anytime soon!

Zor on the floor

Carlo, Shane, Jon and I keepin' warm!

Jon is hindering Char's firewalking attempt...

Camp Random!!!

Good work, grasshoppers!

Reflecting on my reflection!

I think this is for August in the speedo calendar!

I went back to work at the end of August and got right to work planning for 4 of my 7 new courses. It was great to be back at work and seeing all of my friends, but I was getting frustrated with my inability to concentrate. Planning for the next week was way harder than it normally would have been, but...

After taking an expired test and convincing myself that there wasn't a second pink line, everything started making sense. Yes, Tammy, you told me so, but it took a trip to the doctor to assure me that I wasn't crazy...just 5 weeks pregnant! SO, now we start a new chapter.

All those glorious changes you thought only happened when moms were ready to pop, actually start right away. I'm not going to go into detail, but all those moms know what I'm talking about. Suddenly you feel like you need to eat but can't, need to pee but can't, and need to sleep but can't. I heard it gets better, but all I have to say is this child better be cute!

Until next time, keep Shane, myself and Baby Bella Coola (ask my mom) in your prayers!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Baseball and Babies

We're back from our tournament where we earned a medal but never received it! Technically we came 4th, but if it wasn't for a masters team playing down 3 levels we would have earned at least bronze! Ah well. C'est la vie! Regardless, we had an awesomw weekend! Unfortunately, my season only lasted one week. I'm already looking forward to next year!

As if I wasn't tired enough after 4 days of ball, when I got home on Monday I went directly to our friends' house to watch their kids for 3 days. Do I still want kids, you ask? I think I can wait 9 more months! I don't know about Shane, though!

Here are my lovely team mates: Emma, Karyn, Laura and Janica. Aren't they hot?

We grabbed Anna from the hotel and headed for East Side Mario's for all you can eat bread and salad...


Here we are getting ready for our first game on Friday...

and here's my coach, Don, calm and collected as usual.

We may have come fourth for our skills, but we're first for our looks! What a good-looking team!

And here are the Gordon Head pitchers after a long weekend of throwing the heat.

I couldn't've been happier to come home to this face. Bonjour, Elliot!

Samira loves to make faces for the camera. This one is her "angry face."

And this is how she usually looks...happy and beautiful!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Electrician

Well, here we are, back in the real world! We're not even programmed for Victoria time yet and Shane is already back to work and I'm back on the mound.

While we were away, Shane's papers were processed, officially making him a journeyman. He worked very hard through his apprenticeship and it finally paid off! Congrats, Shaner!

My arm would beg to differ, but it feels so good to be back at the ballpark getting ready for provincials. Wish us luck! We'll be in stiflingly hot Kamloops for the long weekend.

It has been so great seeing all of our friends over the last few days and we really feel blessed to have such great people around us. I love being home!