Sunday, December 25, 2005

Sick, Really Sick

Jono is in the hospital recovering from a ruptured appendix. He had surgery this afternoon. What a new and exciting way to celebrate Christmas. Hope yours was better than ours. We are thankful that he is doing better and that we know the true reason for the season. We pray that he will be home soon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Stephen's cousin

Stephen found it quite interesting to have a cousin around. He could "feed" him or take away his soother. Sorry Phil & Leanne, I don't know how to spell it the way you say it! Stephen would try to be helpful. But mainly I think he just wanted to sit in Chayton's chair and rock!


All three of us are sick. We went to the walk-in clinic on Saturday to confirm our suspicions: strep throat. We are all on medication now. Stephen seems to be the least affected. He stills runs around and plays. Jono and I are another story. I have this headache that doesn't want to go away. Jono has a painful stomach. At least our throats aren't killing us anymore. We hope you are all healthy!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Gingerbread house

These are some of the workers, Stephen, Ashton, Aiden and Uncle Kris. Beppe and Janice made the trees. When we went to Hannah's and bought the pieces, we put our name in the draw for a "real" gingerbread house. Ironically, I won it! I didn't think it would survive the plane ride home so I guess Uncle Kris has 2 to eat!

Dorm 8 Reunion

We spent an evening in Welland with the Dorm 8 girls. Stephen spent a lot of time on this slide. I did take a picture of all 7 kids but it turned out to be a picture of the floor instead! Its hard to believe that from us 8 girls there are 2 girls and 5 boys all under 2 1/2!!! There definitely was something in the water over there! Karen and Holly, we missed you! Hannah, thanks for hosting us! It was great to see all of you again, it had been too long.

A few of the grandparents and Stephen

Playing with Opa, well maybe more like making a big mess with Opa watching!
Helping Beppe at Dominoes.
Here is Beppe Great holding cousin Chayton and Mommy holding Stephen. He wouldn't sit there by himself!!
Stephen and Oma. Yeah, he isn't crying. That was the first toy he found at Opa and Oma's and he loved it!
Helping Pake make a gingerbread house. M&Ms stick real well if you lick them first!! Mommy won a gingerbread house but didn't take it home with us. I guess Uncle Kris gets to eat it after all!!

A before picture

Here is a before picture of Janice's hair taken with a grumpy Stephen. This was a common face on Stephen in Ontario. He had a hard time adjusting to all the changes.

Janice with no hair, well a lot less hair!

Here is Janice with her braid. It will be made into a wig for a girl with cancer. It'll grow back Jono!

No Longer Alone - They Came Back!!!

I'd just like to say that Janice and Stephen are back! They came home late Monday night, at least I know it was Stephen and some other woman who looked like Janice but was missing a lot of hair!!!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Temporary bachelor...

Well, Janice left me. Fortunately she's coming back, but for this week I have to cook my own meals and wash my own dishes, all while I'm in the last couple weeks of school! Not only that, but I can't play with Stephen after supper and I have to tuck myself in to bed every night. And the house is sooo quiet, too quiet.
On the positive side, there actually seems to be more time without Stephen wanting to drag me around and show me things (Although I do miss that). And I can set my own schedule, like staying up until three to get my paper done. And Janice did prepare some meals for me to heat up.
I do miss them. Janice is the best wife ever, and Stephen is one of the funniest people I've ever met. But, I know they're having fun visiting grandparents and uncles and aunts and friends.
Come back soon!
Oh yeah, and I have made a few changes to the "look" of our blog. I hope you like it.