Happy Birthday

By , October 6, 2003 00:00

Waiting for something new? I think it’s been just a few weeks since I last updated this so I thought perhaps I could jot down a note or two for those few faithful who still come back. So I can’t say that all that much interesting has happened. Heidi had a birthday last week (or maybe two weeks ago now). I had great fun making supper and baking a black forest cake. Guess who is 21? Woo Hoo! Anyway, she has now accomplished two of her three yearbook goals. (Now you’ll just have to go and check those out … ) What else have we done? We’ve been up in Ottawa a few times and I was able to play hockey for the first time last Friday. Can you say, "Old man?"

Weak Ankles

By , September 5, 2003 00:00

So I bet you are all wondering how many times "last week was spent up at Providence Point" with the Allan family. Unfortunately, we’ve been a little…or a lot slack in keeping everyone updated on what’s new in our lives. Much has happened since that week, it seems as though we don’t ever slow down.

We had an exciting adventure visiting Shawn and Lynn during the power outage on August 14th. Thankfully the power was restored Friday afternoon after we returned from a refreshing time at the beach. It was a fun-filled time (especially after the power came on) with trips to the beach, games of Rook, tennis and catch, and hours of chatting.
A not-so-exciting event was when Danny sprained his foot trying a rail slide at the local skateboard park. It has finally healed now and he’s looking forward to getting back on the ramps (am I using the correct terminology??) again.

We are still looking for a house, but it seems as though there is nothing out there that fits our criteria. With all our trips, it is hard to catch all the new houses that are put on the market because they get snatched up so quickly. But I know our Lord is overall and He will give us the appropriate house when He sees fit.

We are heading down to Scranton tonight for our second conference in a row. We were up in St. John last weekend and enjoyed the meetings very much. After Scranton we will be spending a few days up on Ottawa, so don’t expect another update too soon!!

But as Danny always says, don’t forget to…Smile! :o)

Providence Point

By , July 28, 2003 00:00

Last week was spent up at Providence Point with most of the family. (See pictures in the photo album.) It was an absolutely wonderful and relaxing way to spend the week and I definitely think it should become an annual event. I can’t say that we did all that much, but just sitting around talking, swimming, and playing was the very break that I needed from work. The purpose of the week was to celebrate Dad’s retirement, but it was every ounce a vacation for everyone that went. Heidi and I also were able to spend the weekend on both ends of the week in Ottawa. We didn’t make it out to all our old haunts, but we did make it to Denny’s and Kelsey’s – two of our favorite restaurants up there. Seven hours really isn’t that much and we’ll have to plan to make it back up more often. I’ve discovered that going through Syracuse is at least as fast, if not faster, than going up through Vermont from Boston. Smile all …

Anniversary Number One

By , July 14, 2003 00:00

So this past week was another action-packed one for Heidi and I. Guess what?? It was our first year anniversary on Saturday. It was quite a day. First we cruised up to the beach on our bike, followed by using up a gift certificate I had for one of the better restaurants in Boston, and then out to the North Shore Musical Theatre for a musical. One year of being married to the most incredible lady ever … This past week, I also made it to a local skateboard park and rode an incredible 12 foot vert ramp. Wow! That was a rush. I forgot that light headed feeling you get when you’re looking down a foot and a half of vert. I had much more fun though on the 32 foot wide mini ramp and on the fun boxes. They were slightly less scary … Smile.

Boston Pops

By , July 7, 2003 00:00

So this weekend was just a little busy. Coralie and Harry and family dropped in on Thursday night and stayed right through the weekend. It was a lot of fun having the kids running around our house and we did a lot together. We ended up going to the pool, beach and even downtown on Friday for the July Fourth thing. It was really neat being down on the Esplanade and watching the Boston Pops do their thing, followed by one of the most spectacular displays of fireworks I’ve ever witnessed. According to the announcements, there was around 600,000 people packed into those few square miles so you can imagine how packed it was and how much fun it was dashing back to the train for the reverse ride. 🙂 No, it was. Really! Remind me that the beaches in New Hampshire are every bit as good as the beaches in Rhode Island for next time I want to be adventuresome. Oh yes, Shawn & Lynn and family came through as well so that made for a fun picnic lunch. No house success yet. Smile. 🙂