Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Love Story...

Well seeing as it is February 14th, the " love day" I thought I would tell the story of how Brad and I met. In 2000 I headed off to Capernwray Harbour on Thetis Island, BC to complete my second year of bible school. The previous year I had attended my first year at the Capernwray in Sweden. I wanted further training and felt like Thetis Island would be the best choice for me. The first day that I arrived on the Island I went into the main hall to look around and I saw Brad. I can clearly remember noticing him as he was singing the american anthom quite loudly, while he was suppose to be setting tables. Brad had been a previous student as well but the year we met he was on staff doing maintenance. From the get go Brad and I connected and became friends. I remember calling home countless times and telling my family and friends all about him. That whole year I thought the world of Brad and couldn't imagine my life without him in it. That said a lot to me as I had never had that certainity with any other guy. Of course I didn't tell him that at this point. I think it would of scared him! :) It wasn't until the next year when I came back to cook did we get together. He was on staff again and so was I.

I will fast foward a couple of years and say that Brad and I broke up a couple of times during the course of our courtship. It was a hard time for both of us. The thing is, I always knew in my heart that I would marry him. Brad too could never really get me out of his head. Even when we had broken up for the second time, we found our way back together. We both were so comfortable with each other, and had established a great friendship. The Lord led our paths together again in the fall of 2004. We had not seen each other for about 6 months because we had broken up the previous December. Brad decided to take a trip out to Thetis for the weekend and we connected again. This time was "the time" that the lights went on for Brad. That visit was when Brad knew without a doubt that he was going to marry me. Two months later on new years eve we were engaged, and got married the following September of 2005! I am thankful that the Lord taught me so much through the waiting period. I knew from that first year when I met Brad in 2000 that I would marry him. It took a little longer that I thought for things to happen, but I now know and beleive that it was all in God's perfect timing!

Brad and I have now been married a year and a half, and I am so thankful for him. He is continually growing into a man of God. I am so proud of him. I am excited to grow with him, have a family with him, and just simply share my life with him. He brings laughter and joy to many and I often take him for granted. I have been given such a gift in a godly husband who takes care of me, supports me and most importantly loves me. Brad, today know how much I love you and that I am proud to be your wife. I honestly feel like I got the best one... and that is you honey! Happy Valentines Day!!!
xoxo ,

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This one's for you Liz!

Kirk and Liz... great looking couple hey?!
Sam and Liz
Kirk and Brad having some fun...
My hubby and I

This post is dedicated to my dear, dear friend Liz! I have known Liz since grade 5 and we also graduated from highschool together. She has been following my ever so popular blog (hehe) and keeps asking me" Sam when am I going to be posted on your blog?" So Liz this one is for you!! :) Liz and her husband Kirk, who were highshcool sweethearts came down from Carstairs, Ab for the weekend. We went out to one of our favorite restaurants Hopkins for a lovely dinner, then came back to our house for tea and dessert! It was so nice to see them both, as we only usually see them twice a year! Brad and I really enjoy hanging out with them as they are both easy going and entertaining to be around! Liz and Brad share a lot of the same humor, so it can be pretty funny seeing them interact! Liz, I love you , and hope that we can have baby's together one day soon! Peace to you my friend! :)

Friday, February 09, 2007

Just one more of Katy and Jackson..

This is a typical Jackson expression. He just loves his spiderman jammies. He would wear them all day if he could!

My sister had this picture of my niece and my mom on her blog and I thought it was too cute! So... I had to steal it! Isin' t she darling!!?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Baby Katy came and went...

Danielle, Samantha, and Katy all hanging out for the day. Katy is getting ready to go to bed, and I have to let her go! :( Katy is having fun playing with her toys, and smiling for her Auntie.
Katy after her bath! She always rolls everywhere when you lay her down.
This is my other sister Lauren's little boy. Jackson is 3, and he likes talking on the phone and loves superhero's!

A couple of weeks ago my sister Danielle and niece Katy came up from San Jose to Moose Jaw for a visit. They left dad(Benji) behind as he had to work. It was really nice to have them both here for the week. On January 18th Katy was 5 months old. I can't beleive how quickly time has gone by. Just so everyone knows she is the cutest little girl I have ever seen. She has these beautiful, blue, smiling eyes that melt your heart. I wish they lived a little closer than California.. (hint hint Danielle) :) Mind you, in 5 months I have seen her 3 times... so that is not too bad! In May I will be flying out to San Jose to see them all again. I can't wait!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hats off to Becky!!!

Becky and I have been friends since we were 3 years old! She is one of my oldest, dearest friends! She recently decided to start weight watchers(on her own) and in only 3 and half weeks she has lost 10 pounds! She has inspired me to lose the 15 pounds I have wanted to lose since high school! For some reason it has been really hard for me to get the weight off once and for all. I guess the reason is simple: I eat too much, and don't exercise enough!! So as of Jan.30th I decided to do weight watchers! I am not joining the actual meetings but am counting and journalling what I eat. Already in 3 days and a pound and a half lighter I feel so much better! It really has made me aware of the things I put in mouth. Every meal requires thought as you want to eat things that are low calories, and that are healthy. I strongly encourage anyone who wants to lose weight to consider Weight Watchers. It is not a is a changed lifestyle.

Now that I have sounded like a commercial, I will leave you with a picture of my lovely, beautiful friend Becky. I am very proud of you!! Way to go and keep it up!! Love you!!