Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!!

I remember when New Years used to be such an important event in my social calendar. Where to go? What to wear? Who will be there?

This New Years, I am sitting at home alone, Karter is sound asleep, and I am watching the World Junior hockey game. And you know what, I could not be more content. I am warm, snuggling on the couch with my Ryder, and will wake up with no hangover. Love it... Obviously it would be better if Mark was here.

Today I have been reflecting on what a wonderful year it has been. The birth of our beautiful son. I never could have imagined the true joy and love this little man has brought to our lives. I am so thankful for a wonderful fiance. Not only does he treat me with the utmost respect and love, I could not have asked for a better father for our son. Additional hightlights this year include getting to know my future in-laws better, I feel very fortunate for having such a wonderful and loving family-to-be. I also enjoyed spending time with great friends and the little boys club. Yes, I have a great life.

Oh, and Canada won in a shoot out!! So intense.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I am truly happy to be writing this post. Mark and I got engaged on our anniversary, December 26th. It was an ordinary day for us, and I wanted to go for drinks for our anniversary. We decided to go to Maguires, where we met. I truly had no idea that he would get down on one knee at the bar. It was a great surprise. His family met us afterwards for some drinks and we celebrated our engagement.

The last couple of days have been great sharing our news with friends and family and feeling the overwhelming support. Mark's niece and nephews even made us congratulation cards.

I feel very blessed to be getting married to the man of my dreams and spending a wonderful life together.

We are working on a date ... hopefully some time in September!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Grandma's China

About four years ago my mom and Grandma lived with me. My Grandma had a beautiful set of china that she received when she got married, which we displayed in the house. I was honored when she wanted me to have them!! I thought this would be a great heirloom that I could give to my daughter one day.

Well ... when I moved to Saskatoon Grandma's china went missing. The last couple months I have been sifting through all the boxes in our basement. I was truly sad when I did not find these treasured heirlooms. Not sure what could have happened to them I kept replaying the move that took place three years ago. Did the movers lose these boxes, did I accidently donate them? I was so sad as these dishes hold a lot of sentimental value to me, especially since my Grandmother past away this year.

Tonight I was going through the last section of the basement and came across two unopened boxes. OMG, I screamed in delight when I opened the first one and realized it was the long lost china.

I am so excited for the day we move into a new house and I can display these beautiful dishes that remind me of my sweet Grandma.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

These Boots are Made for Walking

Today I dropped Karter off at Mark's parents house and headed out for some Christmas shopping. Well my little man must have been pretty excited to see me when I returned. He was standing at the edge of the couch, and took two steps (unassisted) into my arms!! I was so proud of him. Who knows, maybe Grandma is right and he will be walking by Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Daycare Day 1 - Success

I woke up this morning and thought to myself today is the day. How did it come so quickly, it seems like yesterday Mark and I finalized our daycare.

On the drive over it really sunk in, and emotions took over and I started crying. But this soon stopped as I got lost. Like seriously, I think I need a GPS. Anyway, we arrived and as Kathy greeted us my anxiety and sadness was calmed. We chatted for a bit then it was time for me to go. Kathy said give mom a kiss, and I started crying again. Like seriously, I cry way too easy these days.

So, I filled my day with an eye exam and picking out new glasses, as well as strolling through the mall. I thought about Karter a lot. I knew he was in good hands, but just hoped that he was happy and having fun. I wanted to call, but Mark reassured me that if there was a problem Kathy would call. So I DID NOT call, so proud of myself.

The anticipation was killing me as I drove to pick Karter up. I DID NOT get lost this time. I was greeted by a happy little boy. Kathy said everything went well, really well. And I could tell she was being sincere. She said he only cried for 5 minutes when she put him to bed, he loved playing with the toys and that he is a good eater. I felt so proud of my little man!! The funny thing was that when I was putting his jacket on, he didn`t want me, he wanted Kathy. She held him as I put on my shoes, and he just stared at her and smiled. Like, Hello, I only left you for 4 hours, you can`t fall in love with your babysitter that quickly. Lol, it was really great to see he is smitten for her.

So we will continue daycare once a week in December. It works out really well because Kathy has no kids on Tuesdays so she can focus on Karter. Then in January we can mix him in with the other kids.

All in all a successful day!!