Monday, June 20, 2005

My Friend, Elizabeth, The Priest

I had the great honour to be present yesterday when my friend, Elizabeth, was ordained in the diocese of New Westminster.

All the pomp and circumstance was impressive. Here's a shot of the bishop laying hands on Elizabeth.

Being a priest is actually a "family business" as can be seen here with Elizabeth, her dad, John, and the bishop.

And this is Karen, Elizabeth's mom, a church organist and one of the readers during the service.

The last of Elizabeth's family to participate in the service was her sister, Katie, and Katie's fiance, Paul, shown here as the soloists. Both are talented singers and are the couple getting married tomorrow. (Ignore the priest in the red stole behind them.)

So that was yesterday's big event. Tomorrow we have the wedding. Today, our new puppy, Emmett is having surgery to deal with his tumour and to be neutered at the same time.

Obviously, knitting is not the biggest priority right now but I did do some stash enhancing yesterday that I'll write about later.

Hope you're all having a fantastic Monday! M

Saturday, June 18, 2005

My Goodness!

While Emmett is the biggest and best change in our life, we've also added a new truck to our house. If we're going to continue to travel up and down the Patuanak road, we definitely need this, especially since we now have two dogs.

It's a 2002 GMC Envoy. Really good shape. Really good price. Really good ride. It got us all the way to Vancouver very comfortably and with tons of room.

I'm such a lucky Momma - new puppy, new truck, wonderful Reuben and sweet Sara. Life doesn't get much better than that!

Happy weekend everyone! M

Friday, June 17, 2005

Welcome Home, Emmett!!!

We have a new baby in our family!

Reuben and Emmett on our first night together.

This baby boy is about 7 months old. Given the life he's had so far, he has every reason to hate people. But not him. He's the sweetest, loviest boy ever and we're so lucky to have him in our family.

Thanks to the Prince Albert SPCA for letting us take him home with us!!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

On The Road Again

Sorry about the long delay between posts. It's been a crazy 10 days.

Grad went swimmingly well. The kids were so pleased with their day and very surprised by the effect I managed to create for them. They even gave me a standing ovation and a thank you gift. I was so touched.

The grad, the clean up of the grad and getting my classroom ready for fall have been occupying my days. I'm sort of ready for fall but am taking some planning supplies with me on my trip.

Tomorrow I'm off to look at trucks as my little car will not last much longer on the roads around here. Once that's taken care of, I'm off to Swift Current to see my aunt. My grandfather is also visiting there so will get a chance to see him. After that I'm headed to Vancouver for a wedding, an ordination, and a spinning and weaving workshop.

Don't know when my next post will be but will try to take lots of pix and update whenever I can.

Happy summer holidays everyone!!! M