Sunday, December 30, 2007

kirks wedding

so while im here i may as well let you all know how kirks wedding was....well it was pretty much great!!!

it was so good to get to see people from home again! and so good to see kirk who i hadnt seen since feb! i felt very special to get to be the representative for the Lost party and all those people from home who couldnt get there. it really was special to get to see kirk get married!

it got off to an interesting start with me loosing my voice the morning i was flying out! so i arrived in portland to greet kirk with a whisper! got to see bruce, lorraine, renee and greg and finally meet bethany that night before finally getting to bed! andrew and fiona arried the next day with Lucy and it was so good to get to see them all again as well and far out lucy's grown!

it was nice to get to spend a day or 2 with people and meeting so many new people and starting to get a taste of what kirks life is like in kelso.

the wedding was beautiful and kirk looked very handsome and bethany look stunning! it was really special to get to see little kirkus getting hitched!

all in all the time in washington was great! may favourite parts were definately being ablet to spend time with old friends and get a taste of home again. i had a great night with kirk, renee and greg hanging out in the spa at the hotel it was the first time in years we'd all been together and probably the lats time for a few more years and it was on the other side of the world!

so yeah thats about it!!

fare thee well 2007...

so its almost 2008.....the year has gone so quickly and yet ive never had a longer year in my life!

it sure has been a busy and full year but its been a good one. as the year wraps up in this winter wonderland in which im currently residing the last week has been good! and as i have nothing overly profound to say on the years end, ill tell you about the last week!

so christmas was good and white at the daniel residence. i was spoilt with presents from mum n dad at home, and julie and the daniels and my roommates and my bosses!!! and had a good day all round! boxing day was spent shopping with laura, julie and camille. i bought me a snowboard bag so i can get the board home!!! yay!!! and saw p.s. i love you at the movies- very very good movie!!!! then headed on back to the ranch for work the next day!

was a busy one ill tell you- not....there was about 5 people on ranch, so its really really quiet and strange!!! Laura and heidi came to stay the night and laura and i went snowboarding on the rodeo hill at midnight! so much fun!!!

the next day i attended the ballet in toronoto with laura, heidi and ash to see the nutcracker- it was AWESOME!!!! i never realised all those songs i knew were from that! absolutely loved it! and it made me wanna be up on stage again....

this leads us into the weekend....being that theres no one really around and i had the apartment all to myself, i cleaned a lot and eventually leah came over for a one tree hill marathon which was truly amazing!!!

a bit more lazing around leads us to here sunday night, with a not very eventful weekend under my belt to finish off 2007 and getting ready for 2008 and all the unknown that lies before me. im both excited and scared. i have no idea where God is taking me in the new year i just hope its going to be full of adventure and im excited to see what he has for me!


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

so this is christmas...

well first of all MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

im still over herein canadia and enjoying very much my first ever white christmas! everything looks beatiful outside and im hoping we'll get some snow this afternoon to frollic in! im spending christmas at the Daniels house, they've pretty much adopted me as an extra daughter so its been fun! very differnt to home in Australia but still great!

the lead up to christmas has been sooo crazy busy that ive got myself sick! i had kirks wedding last weekend in washington state which was awesome....ill do a separate blog on that later! and things at the ranch have been crazy in preparation for christmas! there was much baking to do for the ranch and then yvonne and i had christmas baking fest 2007 with heidi late on saturday night! with all we had to get done, we got to our beds finally at around 6am! but we did have a very productive evening of baking, wrapping, packing and dying my hair!

its been pretty cool being over here for christmas! the snow is amazing (theres about 2 foot at the ranch!) and it makes everything seem more christmasy! theres lights everywhere and we even put some up outside our apartment! we had our apartment christmas on saturday morning before everyone went there separate ways, and i made mums crepes and we opened our gift. was really fun!

hmmm so thats pretty much it for now! we are off to lauras grandparents for dinner so i must get ready but i hope you all had a great christmas and enjoy the rest of the year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


so i missed a week....sorry and this has to be quick because its 4:30am and i really need to get to bed!!....

so the past week. i guess the biggest things have been my first snowboarding experience last wednesday! it was awesome. the next day my whole body hurt! muscles i didnt even know existed were mad at me for snowboarding!. we wnet very early to blue mountain and got set up with a lesson. rachel, luke, stephen and i all had lessons together on the little hill and we learnt all the basics. which pretty much took us til lunch time. after lunch janet and sarah somehow manage dto convince me to go down one of the big hills with them....let me tell you the difference between the 2 hills was beyond imagination! i gave sarah instructions to send my body home to australia if i died! standing at the top of that hill looking down was one of the scariest momments of my life!!!

so as expected- i fell ALOT of times on the way down!!! and spent alot of time on my butt! it took me at least 15mins to get down the hill!!! but.....i did it! and i was learning all the way! after that i reverted back to the small hill and practiced more, even made it all teh way down without falling on my last run of the day! all in all it was an amazing day! everyone said we got the best day ever to learn. the snow was freash and there was heaps of powder so it didnt hurt very much to fall in! and we just had so much fun.....and yep i love the snowboarding!

in other big news....julie came to visit for a weekend and i got to show her the ranch in winter!! we went for a snowy trail ride wher ei thought my legs fell off because i lost all feeling to them! went skating by ourselves at the rink! wnet to the best resterant in town wher ei even got aussie rack of lamb- AMAZING!!! and even got to go down to church in oakville. all in all it was awesome to get to hang out with her and show her more of where i live!

today, steve, stephen and i all got up very very early and headed down to the state sto pick yvonne up from buffalo airport! was a nice little road trip and an eventful boarder crossing. stephen got mistaken for a dude who'd gone on a nice little crime spree throughout america!!! we picked up yvonne and made our way back up through niagra falls. i got to drive for the first time in canada! and we checked out the falls because stephen hadnt been yet and as he leaves on fridya it was kinda his last chance. they were amazing in the snow!!! we found this awesome tree that was totally covered in ice!!!! so cool!

so this week is full of airport runs and mixed emotions! i fly out tomorrow to go to kirks wedding which is really exciting! i cant wait to see kirk and the mellers and andrew, fiona and lucy and get to see kirk get married!! but this week also holds sadness as stephen heads back to scotland. its going to be very weird and quiet not having him around and we're definately going to miss him!

ooo and i almost forgot- we christmasfied the apartment!!!! sunday afternoon ashley, sarah, jon boy and i headed out to the front field, cut down our very own real live christmas tree and dragge dit all teh way home!!! set it up and decorated it! and tonight sarah and i put lights up in the hedge!!! it all looks so lovely and christmasy!!!!! i love it and yes indeed it really is begining to look alot like christmas.....