February 27, 2009

Weddings, Anniversaries, Vacations, and Retreats

Is it the end of February already?! The past two months have just flown by in some ways, and have been painfully slow in other ways. If you would like to see Christmas photos, be sure to check under “Highlights of 2008” under the Photos on the left.

Since getting back from David’s parents’ I have been very excited about carving again. I’ve thrown myself back into it with full energy. I’ve completed over 15 spoons, and have many others started and waiting.

David has been working hard with his robot. This semester he has someone that is working with him on it and he has been enjoying it so much more.

Together we have been looking and thinking about what is happening after David’s schooling is finished. His defense is on May 21. There have been many ideas floating around.

Since Christmas we have also done a bit more traveling. I went to New Brunswick to visit family, especially to visit with Grammie.

Grammie and Me

I am glad that I am closer to my family. I get to visit with siblings in Ontario quite frequently, but visiting Grammie hasn’t happened as often as I like. I was able to see her a little every day while I was home.

Then Dad, Mom, Julia and I drove out to Ontario to help Liz and Kev celebrate their 12 1/2 wedding anniversary! What a great party!

vander Wier Family

Us ladies also got our toes painted up for the party.

painted toes

Really, it was because Elizabeth, Kev, Julia, and Debbie were going to Cuba the next day for a week’s vacation together.


I heard them leave to catch their flight Sunday afternoon but was too sick in bed to even see them off. That was the sickest I’ve been since becoming diabetic. I don’t remember the last time I couldn’t hold anything down at all. It was NOT fun, but David was the best ever and took very good care of me!

Two weeks later he flew to Minneapolis to attend Jenna’s wedding.

Jenna's wedding

I was sad I couldn’t make it too. David was supposed to spend an afternoon with his parents on Friday while he was there, but because of flight trouble he didn’t get in until late evening. He was able to visit with quite a few friends though.

The past weekend I went to our church’s Women’s Retreat and had a wonderful time! This is my second year going and I enjoyed it even more than last year, simply because I knew the women a little better.

I was especially glad to meet and talk with my roommate. She is a woman I’ve noticed in church before and thought I’d really like to get to know her, but I’ve had no reason to introduce myself. Now that I have met her, I know better WHY I wanted to meet her. She is fascinating to me and knows so many things I’ve been thinking about learning myself lately. I can’t wait to get to know her, and a number other of the women, better. If you would like to meet her, she has a blog called abstractions.

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