Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy new year

Here we are, the beginning of another year. The last year had some trials, but much to be thankful for.  I was going to try to summarize everything, but then I thought I'd use Julie's Christmas letter instead.  Here goes:

 Another year has come and gone and I can’t believe that it’s that time. Perhaps this year I’ll be quirky and make this letter in a rhyme.
Not too much is new in Saskatoon – no new drama, no family cartoon.  Our family expanded early last year-oh no, not pregnant.  Do not fear!  Instead we find our hearts are smitten for now we have two new kittens.  Maggie is grey and white, full of spunk, Layla is black and has grown into a large hunk.  The kids like to play with and cuddle these two, truth be told, Dave and I like them on our lap for a few.
The kids have been busy as usual, you see.  Jorja is so big and is now in Grade 3.  She experienced camp for the first time this summer, she went with a friend, so it wasn’t a bummer.  She still loves to read and amazes us so, her math skills are crazy, spelling is a go.  She’s taken some swimming and is quite a fish.  This January is skating, where more fun is her wish. 
Ginny’s in Kindergarten and is doing so great.  She loves going to school and playing with her mates.  She also likes swimming, playing piano, and fun and soon will be skating and playing in the sun.  The tooth fairy has been coming often, Ginny’s lost 3 teeth, her diet we soften!! ;)
CeCe is three and is growing so tall. It’s hard to remember her ever being small.  She likes going to daycare and playing with friends, watching movies, playing house, and lots of pretend.  She, too, loves the water and spending time with her Dad, and this coming January, more swimming lessons will be had.
David is fine, still testing the beer.  He grew a big moustache when November was here.  Funds for prostate cancer were raised and his team gathered $9275 and were praised.  He keeps really busy with all of us gals, we love him to pieces, he is my bestest pal.
I’m doing well, still playing with sound.  The numbers of patients seem to abound.  I joined parent council at school this past year, the secretary I am, oh hooray, happy cheer. 
A big highlight for me was on November 28.  My mother and I, we had a date.  Tickets for us to see Johnny Reid, including a meet and greet – my Mom almost pee’d.  It was really fun, a fantastic show, our faces were happy, our hearts were aglow.
My Dad has been doing well fighting cancer.  His scans have come back clean, to my prayers, a great answer.  Dave’s dad, however, has not had such luck.  He too, is missing a kidney, which really does suck.  There are some spots now showing up in his bladder, so treatment will start with bladder rinses to solve the matter. We are hopeful that all will turn out real well, but prayers are welcome and would be quite swell.
We wish you all the merriest season, remembering that Christ is the truest reason for Christmas and all that we hold near and dear.  Best wishes to you in the coming New Year!

That was easy.  2013 in a nice, rhyming nutshell.  Thanks Julie.  This year is starting off where the last one left off - cold!  Julie went back to work today, so I'm home with the girls for the last couple days of our break.  Everything starts back up next week.  Work for me, school and piano for the older two, skating for all three and swimming for CeCe.  I got her into a class Friday mornings so I can take her while the other girls are in school.  I'm looking forward to it but not nearly as much as she is.  

This afternoon, I had a muffin pan soaking in the sink.  Jorja came up to get a drink of water.  She poured herself a glass and proceeded to choke on it.  She ended up spitting the contents of her mouth out into the sink.  It just happened to be on top of my pan.  When she was done coughing and had herself composed, she looked at me and said, 'If that was clean, it's going to have to be rewashed.'  Thanks tips.

Yesterday we got out the guitar hero for the girls to play.  And the Glee karaoke game as well.  It didn't sound all that great, but we all had a ball.   

1 comment:

  1. I love your family! You and Julie are doing such a fine job raising three beautiful young girls....blessings to you all in 2014.