Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm Alive ;)

I have been a terrible blogger the past few months, so here is a very quick rundown:

December was crazy busy as usual with five out of six birthdays, Christmas, and all the extra school and church activities. I ended up getting snowed into Vancouver for Christmas so enjoyed a quiet day here, opening presents with Jolie, Marty and the girls and then I think the grown-ups took a nap in the afternoon, after the kids went to their grandparents... you know you're old when ;) Finally made it to my brother's in Calgary on Boxing Day, where he treated me to movies, a junior league hockey game and a NHL hockey game and the Zoo Lights, as well as visiting with his girlfriend and my uncle, aunt and cousins, and doing some Boxing Day shopping. I experienced my first taste of Wii (bowling and golfing) at my uncle's house - it was hilarious and quite addictive!

January was quite a dark and depressing month for me, although I enjoyed the return of one of my greatest TV addictions, Lost; discovery of a new one - Flight of the Conchords; and our church's latest Beth Moore Bible study on the book of Proverbs - studying what the Bible has to say about such practical matters as friendship, money, sexuality, relationships, anxiety etc. I highly recommend it!

February has been a brighter month, emotionally if not necessarily weather-wise ;) Jolie and I have finished an intensive week of doing inventory for her business... counting hundreds of thousands of beads and crystals, among other things. Thank God that's over! And of course, the birth of my best friend's twins on Groundhog's Day was a big surprise to start off the month!

Layni's Webkinz obsession has spread to the rest of the household - once she sucked Mommy in, there was no turning back! So we all got a Webkin for Valentine's Day. Mine is the Cocoa Dinosaur... brown and pink and so adorable; I named him Lincoln after my hometown. I'm currently addicted to the game Smoothie Moves ; Layni got me hooked.

So that's my life the past few months and I'm really going to try to be more diligent at blogging, if only so that I have something to look back on, reminding me what's happened in my life ;)

My Groundhog's Day Surprise!

On the afternoon of February 2nd, my best friend Alisha gave birth to Henry Harold, 4 lbs 2 oz, and Eli Derek, 3 lbs 11 oz by emergency Caesarean section. These beautiful boys surprised their parents by arriving exactly two months before their due date. The first few days were stressful as Alisha was in intensive care with HELLP syndrome. Thankfully, after much prayer, medication, and a couple blood transfusions, her liver and kidney function returned to normal and she was just released from the hospital yesterday. The boys are doing very well; they have been breathing on their own and their potassium levels are down to normal as well. They have started to catch onto the idea of nursing, and just need to gain some weight in the next few weeks so they can head home to be with the rest of their family. I will be heading back to New Brunswick at the beginning of May to meet them and visit with my friends and family for a couple weeks... I can't wait!