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Matt got me flowers, isn’t that sweet :)
February 15, 2007, 10:26 am
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Hubby flew in from Colorado last night at midnight – he did not make it home ON Valentine’s Day though, so it’s even sweeter that Matt got me the flowers!

Hubby said he sent me a card LAST Friday but it still hasn’t arrived yet!

Little drama last night picking them up from the airport!! Matt (the aforementioned just turned 18 yr old) was the one that took the van to go get hubby and his 2 friends (and all their snowboarding gear) – So the last time I talked to him on his cell phone was about 11:30pm, he was at the airport, had talked to hubby who told him to go wait in the parking lot of the dog track (right by the airport) and he’d call him on his cell when they were ready to be picked up outside arrivals.

OK, so can you guess what happened?? Nils calls me on my cell phone in a panic at 11:50pm all freaked out saying he’d called Matt’s cell phone 6 times, no answer and now it was going straight to voicemail. So I had to get the 2 youngest girls up (15yr old was not here, or I would have left the 3 of them) which was a palava in itself as they were groggy and out of it, so we drove to the airport (about 30 mins) – was almost there when hubby called again to say all was ok.

He’d sent a police officer over to the Dog Track to check and there Matt was fast asleep in the van (his cell phone battery had died) – needless to say I wasn’t too happy!!

And if he hadn’t given me these roses earlier, well who knows!!!  I hear mother’s eat their young sometimes!



2 sisters, 2 countries, 2 sceneries!
February 8, 2007, 2:20 pm
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My sister in England (Milton Keynes area) sent me this photo this morning.

2 sisters, 2 countries, 2 sceneries! 

This is what she saw when she looked out of her house to the outside! – Schools closed, a day at home with her boys (15 & 13) building an igloo in the garden!

Below is what we saw looking outside from our house… SO different



An Indian AND Christian wedding!
February 5, 2007, 1:11 pm
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This is the Bride Haley – she is the youngest daughter of a friend of ours who works at the Firestation with Nils – we have known her since she was only 9 !  She is not Indian, but her husband Amit is – so they incorporated both into the ceremony.

It was very interesting to have a ceremony that did both the Hindu (condensed to 45 mins!) ceremony followed by the Christian wedding and vows! – They all looked beautiful though.

Indian Bride

then here are some close-ups of the above photo, ie zooming in and cropping to show the detail and henna tattoos etc.

This is a close up of her head

This is a close up of her hands and flowers

This is a close up of her one hand

This is a close up of her feet (blurry but still)



18 years ago today!!!
February 2, 2007, 7:09 am
Filed under: Alice, Family, Matt | Tags: ,

Happy 18th Birthday to my baby Groundhog!

WOW – it doesn’t seem like 18 years ago that these pictures were taken!

On the left, it’s still Feb 2nd 1989, Matt is less than 1 day old, we are still in the hospital.

CHECK out my HUGE glasses!! (had Lasic surgery in 2000!)

ON the right is Valentine’s Day 12 days after Matt was born – Can you BELIEVE that I was that skinny and so soon after giving birth (wasn’t that way after #2, #3 and #4 !!)

This is a photo of Matt and me now
Taller than Me!