Saturday, September 29, 2007


Well the post of happiness has finally come! Jason has written his UFE and for now in our thoughts we are done! We don't find out the results of his exam until the end of November, so until then we will hope for the best. He went in prepared and no major catastrophies happened, so we are hoping for a good result with all this hard work. It's so nice to have both of us working normal hours and then enjoying our family life together in the evenings. Jason has started his rec Volleyball and is really enjoying that. We were able to find a babysitter this week so I went out and subbed this past week and it was a really good time.
Jayda is just growing so much everyday. She's already 3 ft tall so we know that we are going to have a TALL girl on our hands. She is so active, nothing has changed about that and spilling out more and more words everyday. She loves doing her sommersaults and yelling out "TADA" when she is done. She has also started thinking the phone is for her when it rings and always wants to have her turn to chat. It's so cute!! Sleep is still always a challenge with her. She's been tending to get out of bed and come downstairs to visit us in the middle of the night. Makes for great lacks of sleep during the week but she's just so cute, how can you be upset? So we walk around like Zombies with a cute little girl to show for it. Jayda's been enjoying her swimming lessons learning her kicking and blowing bubbles. Her favorite has to be the slide she could run back and forth to the slide the whole lesson and be happy.
As for me I have somehow gotten myself lured into training for a marathon. I HATE running so this is going to be such a challenge for me. A co worker showed interest and asked me to join, I didn't realize what I was getting into and now am in training for next years Okanangan Marathon(qualifier for the Boston Marathon). I have lured Jason in with me, so we'll be running that next year after plenty of brutal training that has already begun. We go to the marathon Thanksgiving weekend to help out and see what we have gotten ourselves into. After Thanksgiving weekend we are looking forward to a visit from my parents who are stopping by on their way to my cousin Jen Prince's wedding in San Diego, CA. So we wish Jen a great wedding and my parents a safe trip and can't wait to see them!
We are getting a little homesick for our families, especially with the knowledge that we won't be able to make our way home this Christmas. We hope to hear from you all and that you keep us posted and a part of your lives. Emails and phone call are always welcome but we'd love some company so please start making plans for the summer visits so we have some family time to look forward to! WE love you all and hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Hey All!
We are late on the latest post but enjoying our summer days outside loving the beautiful weather!
Last weekend we made our way out to Chilliwack to see Al, Carolyn and fam while Mike, Jenn and Larsen visited. We had a great day on Al's yacht at Harrison Lake and had some good visiting before we made our way to Dino Town. Jayda had a blast there, kinda like a flintstone park type atmosphere. We also got a visit a couple weekeneds ago from my friend Becky from Medicine Hat. We had a great girls weekend together and can't wait for her to come back out. Earlier in the month Dan & Doreen came for a visit and enjoyed some of Kelowna's atmosphere with us. We had a nice visit and look forward to their return next year. Jayda's been loving her trampoline and starts her first batch of swimming lessons next weeekend. Daycare is going well but she's having an adjustment period moving from her crib to her bed. Jayda loves her new bed but doesn't like the idea of sleeping in it. Just jumping, reading, playing and singing, no one should really ever HAVE to sleep?! She keeps us busy.
Jason is getting down to the wire, he writes September 18th, so everybody keep him in your prayers!! He's done really good passing his mock exam and is trying to keep on top of things keeping up a good study schedule. Jason starts his rec volleyball league the day his exam ends. So he's excited to move onto more exciting parts of life. We'll also be trying out snowboarding this year, so we're looking forward to some snow in the mountains.
I'm busy at work, learning lots and keeping busy running with Jayda.
Keep in touch everybody and we hope you are all doing well!