Thursday, June 04, 2009

It's been awhile...

I've really slacked off, haven't I?!

Life's been busy, what can I say? ;-)

It's obviously not news anymore, since I'm pretty sure that anyone who reads my blog is also one of my Facebook friends, but Josh and I got married in March. :-D

For a long time, the plan had been for me to eventually move to Arizona. Last fall, for a number of reasons, we starting thinking about Josh coming here instead. Not the least of these reasons was the poor economy and lack of jobs in the U.S. Ultimately, we made the decision for him to come here, for us to get married (which would have happened either way), and for him to apply for Permanent Residency. He arrived on a bitterly cold and miserable day in early March, and we got married on March 21 in a very small and private ceremony. :-)

So now we're wading through the joy [/sarcasm] of the immigration process. Actually, things are going pretty well, but I'll be so relieved when it's all finalized. Josh has adjusted amazingly well to our weather (even this unseasonably cold and miserable spring) and our little town. I'm very proud of him. :-)

Work for me has been busy, and is getting busier. We're moving to a whole new system, which is going to involve a lot of changes and training for all the library staff in our region. I was asked to be a part of the training team, and to develop a computer literacy module, so I've got extra on my plate for awhile. I'm enjoying it though (so far, but we haven't really gotten into it full force yet!), and the extra pay is nice as well. ;-)

Kids are all good... life in general is good... newly-married life is great. ;-)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Finish strong...

Ever have one of those days... weeks... months... when life is just plain difficult -- yeah, it sucks... and you feel like it's too much or maybe you want to give up? Check out this video. Keep getting up... and finish strong.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Steven's new video blog

Steven has posted his first video blog since losing precious Maria.

I kind of like the facial hair. It seems... significant...

Keep praying.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

One week vacation in AZ

I'm heading to Arizona for a week -- Josh's sister's wedding is on October 18th, and while I hadn't previously planned to go, we were discussing it a few nights ago and, after checking out some flights, decided that I should go for it. ;-) (Flying out on the 17th, returning on the 24th)

Now I just have to find something wear. Ugh. I hate shopping for dressy clothes. Ick.

Aside from the shopping... I am so excited!!! :-D

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

She's (finally) coming home... ;-)

Chantelle has booked her flight home from NZ. I think it is with very mixed feelings, but the time has finally come. She is flying into Winnipeg so that she can visit with her best friend Megan for a few days, and then she flies to Saskatoon on November 1. Yay! :-D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sold the house

Yup... put the for sale sign up on Saturday, sold it today. Accepted less than what we were asking, but still within the limit I was willing to accept. I'm relieved, and will be glad when it's all finished. By the end of the month.

Still... a bit of sadness today... lived in that house for almost 19 years. I've spent months sorting out stuff, and letting go -- of physical stuff, and emotional stuff. It's been draining, and this was the final letting go.