Monday, May 31, 2010

Corina's Yearly Visit

My Our dear friend, Corina, came for another two weeks to visit and meet the newest addition to our family. We had lots of fun touring around to various places and just hanging out. It was so great to be able to stay home and visit instead of having to go and work while Corina was here. Katie loved her Auntie Corina and always had a smile for her. We're hoping to go out to BC to see Corina and the rest of the family in September and we can't wait! Below are some pictures of our time together. Thanks for coming Corina!

We went to Stratford for a day, had lunch by the river, toured all the little shops and had ice cappucinos on the way home!

We also primed the mudroom which we are currently renovating. (So Corina wasn't just lying around the whole time!) We read lots of Betty Neels, took a shopping trip to the States(minus a baby!) and ate doritos and lemonade on the way home. Hmm... Doritos!

We went to Sparta and Winter wheat on morning with my Mom and sister, Christina. It's such a fun cute place to visit and walk around.

The last Friday that Corina was here we went to the Pinery with the four of us. It was stinkin' hot in St. Thomas, but much cooler on the beach. The wind was blowing and we got attacked by many caterpillers! Oh well! It was fun and nice to put our feet in the water.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walnuts anyone?

When Mom & Dad Kattenberg came from BC for a visit in March, they brought a whole shipment of the highest quality walnuts from their very own tree which happned to yield a very bountiful crop last year. Well, I know I'll never eat all these walnuts, so... if you want some, you can have some!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday!

I love Mondays! Sundays, full of resting, enjoying, visisting, and worshipping in God's house, give such a good start to a brand new week. Mondays start off a new week of work with no yesterdays of unaccomplishments and feelings of I-wish-I-got-this-and-that-done. I always feel so refreshed and renewed and I'm ready to dive into my mile-long list of to-do's. So far today I've:
  • Feed Katie twice
  • Got diapers hanging on the line
  • Made doctor's appointments for the next few months
  • Called CRA and listened to their fine repertoire of music while on hold--don't you just love that?!
  • Answered emails
  • Tidied the house
  • Checked out 'the blogs' and this new one:

For the rest of the day I plan to:
  • Empty the freezer(as we plan to move it downstairs) and lug all our food to my mom's for a temporary stay in her freezer
  • Fold my diapers
  • Feed Katie another 4 or 5 times
  • Do the dishes
  • Wash the sheets for the guest room
  • Run an errand or two
  • Have a coffee... actually I think I'll do that right now!

Happy Monday everyone!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Laundry Day!

Today is laundry day! I'm so thankful I have sunshine inside and out!

Monday, May 03, 2010

A baby photo shoot!

A friend from church gave us the gift of a free baby photoshoot at the church baby shower a few weeks ago so Katie and I went last week to get some memories captured:-) Matt & Julianna are a riot and it was so fun doing the shoot with them! Here are some of my favorites. You can check out their blog to see more of their wonderful work!