Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Book Survey

One book that . . .

1) changed your life: A Time to Kill by John Grisham, what horrible things humanity can do

2) read more than once: Lots of books, I don't mind reading books over and over. I've read all of Rosamunde Pilcher's books at least twice

3) want on a desert island: My Hardy Boys collection for sentimental reasons and maybe some survival tips.

4) made me laugh: Any Miss Marple book by Agatha Christie, she's so cute!

5) made me cry: Pretense by Lori Wick

6) wish had been written: i don't know what to answer for this, i'm not very good at coming up with ideas

7) wish had not been written: Anything by Catherine Cookson

8) Currently Reading: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

9) Meaning to Read: more of the Bible

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pictures from Dina and Josh's Wedding

Melissa Bremer - Bridesmaid

Dina and her Father

Joel Muis - Best Man

Pieter Gelms, Jocelyn Ludwig and Brian Jager - waiting for the reception to start

Devon Hummel

Cutting the cake

Eating the cake

Joel and Jocelyn

Reuben and I

Someone was parachuting outside the reception

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Whirlwind Weekend

Last weekend we drove down to southern Ontario for Josh and Dina's wedding. We had a fairly uneventful trip except for the long line-up at Wendy's and the gross public washrooms at the rest stops. But that wasn't unexpected, I suppose. We arrived at 9:15pm and after some snacks and chatting with the fam we headed to bed.

The wedding was at 11am in Brampton so we had a nice breakfast of pancakes and raspberries and got ourselves together. When we were about 5 min away, I realized I had forgotton to put my rings on and I really wanted them for the day so we turned around. We then realized we had forgotton a couple of other important things(I can't remember what they were) so we lost a total of 15 minutes. When you are late, Murphy's Law states that you must hit every traffic light on the way to your destination, which we did. Fortunately, we did not get lost. We arrived at the ceremony, in the nick of time. Stressful!

I don't have pictures uploaded yet but hopefully, I can get them before the end of the week. It was a beautiful wedding, a wonderful sermon, melodious music and tear jerking vows!:) Everything was great! The stand up reception was scrumptious, lots of yummy cakes etc.

We had about 5 hours to kill before the reception so a group of us went to Turtle Jacks, around the corner seeing as Brampton was too far away from our homes to go back in between. Jocelyn, Pete, Tim, Brian, Chris, Reuben and I sat at the pub until 3:30 or so. It was beautiful weather and good company. Then we decided to head towards the reception and maybe we would spot somewhere else to hang out on the way. Brian found The Bramalea City Centre mall on the map so we headed there. We walked around the mall for an hour and a half.

The reception hall was beautifully decorated. We had fun at the reception. The food was great! It was a bit warm at first but it cooled down later on. The entertainment was pretty good and it didn't end too late. All together a very nice day!

On Sunday we went to church in the morning, thankfully we didn't have church till 11am because we weren't asleep until 1am the night before. We left again around 3pm. On the way, we picked up Josh's brother Scott from Brampton. We didn't end up leaving Brampton till 4:30pm because we miscommunicated about where we were meeting, but at least we found eachother.

This weekend we are going to Waterdown again. We have a Helder family picnic on Saturday as well as some birthday celebrations for Reuben, even though his birthday isn't till September 3.

Monday, August 07, 2006

A lonely weekend

I miss my husband! He has been gone for 3 long nights. Every August long weekend, he and his friends go camping. This year was no different. I've heard many stories of these trips which is the reason I don't go. Also, because it's camping. And haven't I done enough camping for one summer?! phew! Anyway, they went to Guelph Lake which is a good 6 hour drive for him, all by himself. He should be on his way home right now and I am anticipating it greatly! The problem is, I don't know when he will be home so it's the great waiting game. As mentioned previously, I am not the most patient person in the world so I am seriously hoping that he is home when I get there.

I've realized over the weekend that while I can manage on my own, as I have before. Life is very boring when you don't have someone to share it with. I miss having someone to talk to, someone to make decisions with, someone to argue with, someone to sit silently eating breakfast with and someone to pray with.

Reuben, you are loved and missed, come home!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

More Pics

Reuben on Canada Day, Downtown Ottawa

Me on the Ferry to Cumberland