31 Oct 2015

This Last Week Of October

So much has happened in this last week of October that my mind finds it difficult to process everything.

Sunday 25th October, we packed everything we've accumulated over the past ten years of our lives into a uhaul truck to bring into our new home. We will now make this house work for us. We don't have everything in the right place but that will come over time. It takes time for me to adapt and make everything about a new place work for me. It takes time for me to get used to the smell in a new house, I can be picky like that. Today we started organising the basement and most of the boxes we brought with us are unpacked.

I'm happy the move is over, it's really hard to move with two kids, but they were excellent. They adapt so easily. They love their new home and though it's small they don't care because it's huge to them. This week, everyday until 29th October, after AOI and AMI were gone TOI and I went to the old house to clean and pack the remaining items. I felt sad because that was the house we've called home for the past three years - the longest since we moved to SK in 2011. Over those years I came to love it and appreciate everything about it - yet I never loved the laundry/boiler room, that always gives me the shivers now I miss it because the laundry/boiler room in our new home needs a desperate tlc, hubby is going to fix it up nice for me but that can take about who knows how long.

This week I loved walking together as a family to take AOI to school, in total I walked about 40 minutes  and I go living a walking distance to my daughter's will just improve my fitness. We went to our friend's Halloween party about ten blocks from the house and we could walk there. We're definitely going to be more green.

This week we started to make a new routine in our new house: having breakfast as a family in the corner area assigned to our dinning table and chairs, children having lunch and snack in the kitchen and then family dinner in the dinning area again. I have to explore the natural light in the house and adapt that to my photography.

This week I received the date to my book launch in a local bookstore.

I'm excited for everything God is doing in my and my family's life. I want to give praise to Him for this new chapter in our lives.

17 Oct 2015

The New House


My feet are killing me. I'm tired in a good way because we were busy renovating our new house. Yes, after three years, inconsistently, looking for a place to purchase we found what we want to call our own home last month.

It all happened when my sister in law was visiting at the end of August, AMI decided to let her help us find a place to buy. She did a great job and in just few days she had selected some potentials. We view some and then AMI saw a place on the way to work. On paper it didn't sound like our ideal place, small square feet, shallow basement, outdated. But we opened our minds and saw the potential behind it. It's close to all of our friends, especially AOI's best friend (she's very happy to point that out to anyone who asks her about her new house)  the children playgroups and preschool is few minute walk away. There's huge room for future extension, as the kids grow. But right now we can renovate and put our own style into it (that means my own style).

We have a huge garage that can accommodate both AMI's wood workshop and winter play-area for the kids.

Today we invited some of AMI's work colleagues to come help us paint the house. We've primed the whole house and tomorrow we're going to start painting with the final coating. I'm getting excited, ideas about how to bring the best of the house are floating in my mind. More than anything

In the afternoon, whilst we were busy brushing the everywhere white, the children with their babysitter were running, playing, laughing their bold jovial laughs in the garden, TOI looking at the cars driving by, all happy. I smiled to myself and thought. "I'm looking forward to enjoying and making this house a magical place for children and our family memories."

12 Oct 2015

Canadian Thanksgiving

Long time no hear from me on this little blog, life is hectic but I'm not going to bore anyone (the few who are still around) with a long update I'll get to that later on in the month.

Today Canada celebrated Thanksgiving.

We spent it with our friends, sharing a meal and drink. Having the kids play together. AOI with her best friend and TOI tagging around them.
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