Sunday, August 31, 2008

Beach Trip

After a wonderful week at the beach, on the Gulf coast of Florida (thankfully the weather was gorgeous!), we have returned home rested and relaxed. Andre and I joined my parents and my sister and new baby niece, who turned six weeks old on Tuesday-she of course was the highlight of the trip!

She spent time taking long walks on the beach...

...playing with Uncle Andre's beard...

...screaming for her supper...

... laughing...

...and of course, getting her beauty sleep.

We had such fun with Michaela, Ness and my parents-thanks for a wonderful time Mum and Dad!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dog sitting

This is dedicated to Riley, who has been our neighbor (along with Sarah who he belongs to) this past year. Riley and Sarah are moving next week and we'll miss them! Thank you Riley for making Andre smile when he was so sick this Spring!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Work, work and more work

Yes, that's all life is at the moment, so nothing of much interest to post. However, for those of you who have been asking how we are doing, I will take this opportunity to give a brief update. As mentioned above, my life seems to be consumed with work at the moment, with August being the start of our new ministry year at the church and LOTS going on. Hooray for overtime hours though, 'cause I'm racking them up! Actually, for those of you in Chattanooga who we haven't seen forever, we're hoping to take some time off in October (using the aforementioned overtime hours!) and spend a good few days seeing all of you--we miss you all!

Andre is doing so well, much improved health-wise, having regained full range of motion in his knee and with no other surgeries on the immediate horizon. He can choose when he wants to have the ACL repair surgery, and will probably go for that sometime early next year. He is looking for a job, so please do pray for this, and getting quite involved in the Men's Ministry at the church.

We are off to Florida on Saturday to join my Mum, Dad, sister and little niece for a week at the beach-hooray! Can't wait for some down time and rest. Will post photos.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sleep over

Last night Andre's Mom, Aunt and Grandpa were in town and spent the night with us. Our living room was transformed into a dormitory...

And we all enjoyed being together...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Jana!

Last week a very special friend celebrated her birthday with a girls night at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Great fun was had by all and little Michaela got to meet some of her Mummy's and Aunty's friends. She was passed around the table and did really well on her first Girls Night Out!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another day on the lake

Sunny skies + friends + a boat = a perfect summer day!