Wednesday, November 28, 2007

a little inspiration...

okay - i've been avoiding the blog. and the reasons are two-fold.

one - i said i would be posting more wedding pics...well i'm not. i've been not wanting to post because it takes so much time to upload photos on my blog and when they're all on facebook anyways...why would i re-post them? sorry aunt laurie - if you haven't seen them, get judy and rachel to send you a link to their facebook accounts. :) though my uncle sent me a few so maybe i'll post those. but anyways, the point is that why should i not want to blog just because i don't want to post photos?

two - no one blogs. no one comments. facebook has turned the blogging world to bleakness. however, i was feeling a little more inspired today because three friends had posted and my heart felt uplifted. ha. but you know what i mean.

so here i am. back. making the effort to blog a little more because, as i was told a couple weekends ago, "it makes me mad when you don't blog." thank you laurie.

this week was report cards. it was definitely a different experience than my first year when i was in tears and spend hours and hours labouring over my comments. this year, apparently, other teachers were crticized by parents for not having as many comments as Mrs. Shulba. haha. it's nice having just 16 kids. this will probably be my easiest set of cards ever since i know them all so well too. but overall, a positive experience. parent teacher conferences on the other hand...haha. no, not too bad.

it's most definitely feeling like christmas. tim forced me to help put up the christmas tree (which only means pulling the fully assembled tree from the room downstairs and bringing it upstairs) on the day that it snowed this week. apparently, to tim, snow equals christmas. so it's set up before december even hits. but tonight tim and i are going to "Christmas in the Valley" which TWU is a part of. they put on a live nativity with acting and there's a play that you can go to and lots of live music in the atrium. we were very impressed last year when we went with both sets of parents but this year it'll just be us. we're going to eat at the caf for old time's sake. haha.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a taste of what's to come...

yes, there was a wedding. it was in edmonton. it was awesome. and so is the dance move my cousin sarah is pulling in this photo. holla! i'm waiting on some family uploads to get a few more photos to help tell my tale of our weekend in edmonton. but when my aunt bonnie sent me this could i resist posting it?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

you know you live in BC when...

you walk to the gym in your capris, tshirt, and thin zip-up on a day in november and you're sweating.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

the fight against carwashing

besides a stint of youthgroup related car washes at the now-gone petro can at the corner of 152 and kg, i do not wash cars. tim, on the other hand, does. and it takes hours to wash a car properly.

so since we got married, tim will ask me to come help wash the car or tell me to wash the car and i never do. when we bought the mazda 3, tim said, "you're going to have to wash your own car now" and i said, "i'll take it to the carwash then." which means, he'll wash it himself as he's anti-carwashes. clean cars were never a big priority for me. maybe because i drove an oxidizing 89 topaz for so long. but i just don't want to spend the time.

well today the question was posed "do you want to help me wash the car?"


"okay." and off he goes to wash the car alone.

and then i felt a little bad. and it's a gorgeous day outside.

so i went and helped wash the car...for the first time in our marriage. and we captured it on film.
i was in charge of the hose.

here tim is looking warily at the hose in my hand because i'd just accidently sprayed a bunch of things inside the open garage. then i'd dropped the hose and it had sprayed up into the air getting us wet.

so i was put on wheel duty.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

alyssa as teacher

so on friday, i had my first friend come visit me in agassiz...not just to visit but to teach all about weather to end off our weather unit! it was so great! she did an amazing job...and i'm not just saying that. :)look how engaged those kids are - hand raised with questions! go alyssa!

thanks for coming mrs. charbonneau!