Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Few Day's Happenings

Bad blogger, me.

Catching up on what we've done this week... =)

On Monday we got back to my parent's house from Michigan. Tuesday we went to visit my friend, Sarah, and her three kids. We hadn't seen them since Keenan was a baby! We had a great visit, and Keenan especially had fun, since her boys, Aiden and Liam are Very close in age to him!

Sarah and Ally

Aiden, Liam and Keenan =)

Tuesday night, I got together with a great high school friend, Stephanie, who I hadn't seen since I got married! We had a Great time catching up. It's always awesome to have friends who you can pick right back up with, even when a lot of time has passed. =)

Steph and I

On Thursday there was a Terrible storm, rain, super strong winds, and the power was out! Here are a couple pictures from the area that show you just how strong the wind was!

This tree ripped right out of the ground!

The reason our power was out

That afternoon I got a call from my brother, Rob, asking if I could come pick up some puppy formula and come over and help him with their dog, Nicki's brand new litter of pups! How fun! I had eagerly been looking forward to her having her pups, and was hoping they would come before we left! It was really special for Keenan and Moriah to get to see brand new puppies for the first time.. =)

Nicki and five of her six pups

How sweet!

Keenan helping Uncle Rob bottle feed one of them =)

Moriah gets a turn

Awww...

Brayden arrives and checks them out =)

That day we packed up and came her to London to my brother Mark, and his wife, Rebekah's house for our last five days in Canada. We had a Great time at my parent's house, and were treated soo well! My poor mom is probably glad to have a break!

Mark and Rebekah have been so generous and gave us each our own room and moved into the basement!

On Friday, my parents, Mark and the three of us drove the two hours to Orangeville to visit my grandpa. I hadn't seen him for quite a while, so it was great to spend some time with him (though our visit was short), and for the kids to be reminded of who he was.

Us with Grandpa

Keenan manning the controls to Grandpa's chair =)

Way back!

Happy faces

Moriah giving it a try =)

Moriah building a tower at the restaurant (Philip would be proud)

There's more from yesterday and today, but I will save that for another post, since the kids are getting ansy.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was a super fun day with family! The first part of the day was pretty laid back, hanging around the house, then Taylor took the kids to the park (without me), and then the three of us took naps before everyone arrived at 3. Awesome appetizers, amazing food (can we say, "Cheesy Potatoes!"), and lots of laughter followed. Good times!

Love these cute bunny mask kits we got at the Easter event on Saturday!

Miss Drama

Keenan working on his masterpiece for Daddy

The kids were Thrilled with their Easter baskets from Uncle Tim and Aunt Toni!

Dig in!

A new car!

Sweet girl

Moriah being sweet with Davis

I was sending an envelope to Philip, so we had Everyone sit down and draw, write, or doodle him something to include! =)

Love this one of Liam and Keenan

Moriah chillin' with Megan

Keenan flying on Aunt Mary's legs

Keenan and Liam wrestling (while Snickers tries to get in on it)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Prayer Request for Myrtle!

We are on our way back to Canada this morning, and I called Myrtle before we crossed the border (since I don't use my cell phone in Canada). She told me that she had a heart attack a week ago! She said that one of her main arteries had been totally blocked and they'd had to put a stent in. She is home now and doing a little better, but didn't sound well. I feel Terrible that I'm not there, and am really wondering now if I should be cutting my trip short and heading home to be with her. If she died while I was gone, I don't know what I would do. =0/

Please pray for her, that she would recover, and that she'd have the help she needs during this time.

One of my favorite pictures of Myrtle, taken in February

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Some (Good) Bits

There have been some great visits on this trip that I haven't blogged about or posted pictures from, so here is a smattering of friends I've seen on this trip so far:

My first visit was with Kristin =)

Next, I saw Hannah, but didn't get a picture!

Rhoda - a long time friend with her four beautiful girls!

My good friend, Janice

My kids and two of Janice's kids

On Friday night, I went out with Laura for some great conversation and Thai food. I don't have a picture of the two of us, (since we were so busy talking all night, and I'll see her again), just this crazy one of me at the "topping station" at an amazing frozen yogurt place she took me to!

YUM!

More friend visits to come in the next week when I get back to Canada... If you're reading this, and I haven't yet made plans with you, but you'd like to get together, let me know and I'll see if we can work something out! =)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In Michigan for Easter!

The kids and I headed to Michigan today to spend Easter weekend with Philip's family. Aunt Mary P invited us to come to their church's Easter festivities this morning, and the kids had a blast!

The egg hunt had 20,000 eggs!!! There were several thousand people there (I would guess), and it was crazy!

The parking lot

Our section of grass - the eggs went sooo fast!

Go!

Aunt Mary overseeing =)

Finding out what's inside

Face painting - Keenan chose an Easter basket

Love her pose =)

Not super clear, but it's a pink bunny

...and a petting zoo!

Bunnies

Goats

Baby goats

Keenan feeding them

Moriah giving it a try

Look at this handsome dude!

Giving him a pat =)

Then we had a nice lunch with Aunt Mary P, and headed to Aunt Mary D's! All of the family will be here tomorrow for dinner - should be fun! =)