End of the month

A month til Christmas! Where has the time gone? I’ve picked up a couple gifts so far, but I just realized that I only have one more paycheck before Christmas! Ahh!

Woke up this past Wednesday to a winter wonderland. Ack! Took me 30 minutes to get to work when it normally takes 15. Luckily that evening I had an appointment to have new winter tires installed on our Kia Forte!

My friend’s baby girl, Hannah, is just over two weeks old now. She was born via C-section on November 10th. I had the opportunity to visit with new mommy and daddy, and meet Baby Hannah Elaine, at the hospital but since then I haven’t seen them. Hopefully within the next couple weeks we’ll be able to figure out a visiting day.

Today I spent the afternoon at my sister’s, playing with Ashe. Stacey came with me. She’s due to have her little girl in two weeks. She loves visiting with my nephew and talking to my sister about baby stuff. In the picture below, Ashe is demonstrating his ability to sit up unassisted while playing with his cool toy! Excuse the blurriness of iPhone photography, as I’d forgotten to bring my camera. 🙂


Sitting up unassisted


Tomorrow I’ll be going to another Stacey’s baby shower (also due in December) and then to my work Christmas party at East Side Mario’s. Gonna be a busy day!

Baby shower in June

On June 18th, my mom and I threw a baby shower / BBQ for Keesje & Luc down at the cottage. It was a beautiful day after a week of rain. Family and friends came out for the occasion and we had some great food, fun, and games. Keesje was exactly 38 weeks pregnant that day. Her best friend was able to come down from Toronto for the day. And our brother Mark came up on the train from Kitchener. He broke his wrist a few days before in a bicycling accident–went over the handlebars!


Keesje & Luc

Heart Baby

Keesje and Destiny


They were given some great gifts and now they have pretty much everything they need for Baby Ashe! The nursery is all set up and Keesje just needs to put up some decorations. We are getting anxious for this baby to show up! Her due date is July 2nd, this Saturday, but I have a feeling the baby will be arriving late.


Letters for the nursery

Baby shower cake

Down at the cottage


Another notable thing that happened this month is that I finally learned how to ride my dirt bike. Last year I had trouble with the clutch and kept stalling the bike. This time around I can’t seem to kick start it (Jordan has to do that part for me) but I can actually ride around on it. The neighbour let me ride around their field behind our house. Photo from my iPhone:


Ready to ride


And Jordan’s parents drove down from New Brunswick at the end of May and stayed through the first few days of June. Unfortunately I had to work most of their visit, but I think they had a good time. The day before they left Jordan got us on a free boat cruise (through his work).


Jordan & I on a free boat cruise


May in photos

Let’s see, what has happened since the beginning of the month since I last wrote?

Tulips bloomed and then died.


This year's tulips


Baby shower #1 for my sister.


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Baby shower #1

Keesje @ 33 wks

Pin the Sperm on the Egg


Dusted off the bicycles and went for a bike ride!


My bike


I bought a white iPhone 4.


Fridge full of potluck food


Won a contest at work ($25 gift card for a store of my choice) and had a yummy potluck!


Meatballs in slow cooker

Pasta salad


Enjoy!