23 September 2009


maggie took this picture of lois and me. she took one photo and then asked us to lean forward a little bit so that she could get a better one=)
in other news, we've been having a great time with steve's parents and aunt and uncle. they left on monday and we are meeting up with them in york today. we'll stay there for a few days before we say our goodbyes. also, we put in an application on a new house yesterday and we're gearing up for the first after school Bible club to start next week.
that's all for now, folks!
off to our holiday!
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10 September 2009

what do you think?

i just took this test (that's right, nothing better to do. ) and here are the results. at least parts of it seem to fit? not so sure about the overstuffed furniture.

marcia, you are a Bohemian Classic

You have a refined sensibility and bring a sense of history and tradition into your decor. You appreciate how symmetrical arrangements and beautiful, well-crafted pieces create a solid foundation to a room. But you like to shake up this restraint with objects and accessories that express your personality and your love of other cultures. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. You want people to feel comfortable in your home, and cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, unique pieces, and even a little touch of quirk or humor give your house a laid-back, Bohemian flair.

You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.

07 September 2009

and not to be left out...

here is gwyneth's little routine! she has to do everything that maggie does. and then some.
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04 September 2009

maggie's morning routine

it all doesn't always happen in this order but this is maggie's basic morning routine chart. as you can see, she is not thrilled about making her bed. that one is going to take a while.
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01 September 2009

"crazy steve" and party in the park

last friday steve was able to help out with the "party in the park" in part sponsored by the youth centre where he has volunteered. they had a good turn out and he was able to make some contacts and continue relationships with adults and teens alike. "crazy steve" was also there and the 2 steves did race on the bungee course. they said it was a draw but i think my steve won. "crazy steve" and his family have been a real encouragement to us. he is employed at the youth centre and and they attend a church in another town. the best part of the night was watching maggie do the bungee course. when we got there she said, "i want to do that." now, maggie can get excited about things only to flip out in fear when she actually tries to do them. but not this time. she did the whole thing by herself. she even let the police support officer help her. i was really proud of her!
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