Thursday, December 04, 2008

The House!!

For those of you who dont' know, Nicholas and I bought a little house in Winnipeg!! YAy! And it needs a lot of work, and we were planning on fixing it up so it's like new, and it will be. (with our fathers on the job, it will probably be better than I think it's gonna be... : )

Anyway, here's a little video... the house as it was...
(tune in next time for Demolition day!!)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I forGOT about BLOGGING!!!

haha... wow.

I'm really not a great blogger. I signed up on Facebook recently, and between that and mine and Nick's 4 combined emails... I keep myself too busy on the computer... so sorry.

Well life is much the same as I left off. I have recently joined Don Amero as a back-up singer. I guess that is new. We toured western Canada, showcased at a couple of festivals. That was pretty fun, but tiring. I'm glad to be home, with Nick and doing silly mundane things like cleaning. I really like to clean, when I get into it. But it's something I can just get into and not think about. So usually there isn't that much of a mess. (this is not always true, I have my moments!)

So that's it. I'm really happy right now, and busy, and fighting a cold, but that's life.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I keep forgetting to tell people...

I'M AN AUNTY!!!!!!
and I am very happy. VERY happy : )

this is my new nephew Samuel Owen Van Aertselaer

(I'll have better pictures later!!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kim Van-wait a second!

HA ha... no.... My name is not Kim Vanwaitasecond... silly me.


Holy cow! What a couple of weeks!

For those of you who weren't there, the wedding was awesome, kind of bitter sweet (if you know what I mean) but better than I thought it would ever be. I guess I should stop being so general and just get it out; okay. Nick and I planned an out door wedding. It would have been beautiful, but as it turned out, it rained the whole day before, like, A LOT or rain, we're talking puddles over the ankle kind of rain.... Then it rained all night long and into the morning and in the process flooded out the Oost's back yard where the wedding was to be held... So sad... : (

BUT THEN! After I cried, and mourned all the work and thought that had gone into the wedding, I got up, got dressed and went to get my hair done and tried not to cry again. And I didn't! Until I saw Oma Oost, twenty minutes later, and then I cried a little, but then I stopped.
wow. that was a great story.... it was even better in real life...

But seriously, Nick and I were so amazed by how things turned out, we wouldn't have done it any other way, and I mean that. And we got to stay at the Fort Garry Hotel the night of our wedding and had LOTs of GREAT
sleep. Those pillows are amazing!
So that's it. We are married, and I think we've learned that we can only plan so much in life, but when God wants something else for us He'll let us know, and give us the love and support to enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who helped us with our wonderful day. Love you all.

Monday, June 23, 2008

5 DAYS!!!!

I woke with a start this morning with OH MY GOSH! WE ONLY HAVE FIVE DAYS!?!

IS there something I'm forgetting about? I Feel like I'm going to forget something...

Anyway, as soon as my sleepiness wore off, I was okay again. I keep experiencing little bits of anxiousness and it stresses me out. But what ever. It was expected.

Nick and I are actually really happy right now. I thought that I would be stressed out and then he would be less patient with me because I was stressed out, but it's the opposite. He's been a real sweetheart lately, which puts my anxiousness at peace. I love him....

okay enough sappiness, I know...

Well, that's about how I've been feeling all week, so hopefully it continues. This will probably be my last post before the wedding. This is my only slack day this week; tomorrow it's my Grandma's birthday and Becky's Dinner and Dance for Grad, then Wednesday is Bec's convication, and then Thursday we start with the wedding prep. The week will fly by, I'm sure.

So, for those of you travelling to our wedding, I'm praying for safety and looking forward to seeing everyone! I'm really excited, and the weather this week looks amazing! Bring your sunscreen! and see you all IN FIVE DAYS!!! (or sooner :)

This painting was painted by a turtle. It's called "New Beginnings". And seeing as I'm about to have a 'new beginning' I can relate to it.... (ya right..)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One step closer!!

So we found an apartment!! It looked like we time traveled to the late 70's walking into the place, but it's not bad for a first apartment (and hopefully the only one).

Anyway, a great load was lifted off mine and Nick's shoulders today when we signed those papers. It's not easy finding an apartment right now in Winnipeg and we were cutting it pretty close by not pinning one down at this point in time. But it's all over now, and we couldn't have found one if it wasn't for the great help we had (you know who you are, F and A...) thanks :)

We get possesion on July 1st, but we might actually be able to move our stuff in a few days before the wedding, which would really be great. So if anyone wants to help move us in... I'll let you know when.

I think Nick and I are off to a great start. We have awesome families, who are supporting us like crazy, and great friends who are helping us take our first step to our new lives together. I was a little stressed out the last couple of days, but I just had to remind myself that I'm definitely not alone in my worries.

Thanks to all who remind me to breath and have fun :)
And thanks Nicholas for all your love and patience.

This is a quilt!! Isn't it amazing?? I just thought is was so suiting...

Monday, June 09, 2008

It's been a while...

... and I'm due for a post.

I guess I have come to the conclusion that I am not a true blogger, but whatever. It's the lat thing on my priority list these days...

Anyway... I've had couple of busy past months, and now I'm doing nothing!

I worked for two and a half months, during which my Grandpa died and my Grandma moved into our house, as well as trying to start planning a wedding... I know I'm a bit of a sucky, but this was all a little bit stressful. So I gave up my job to plan a wedding and help my mom at home(which, I regret to say, hasn't been that much) for the last month I live at home.

That's kind of where I am now. It's been kind of a weird, good time.

So, the wedding planning is well on it's way, but we still don't have a place to live. We need to get on that. This post had been kind of all over the place, but I'll be more fluid...

It's raining right now, and it's not quite summer yet, so here's a painting called "spring rain" by Beth Robinson

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I'm back!!

Okay. I now realize that I've lost a lot of my blog readers, which is sad, but very understandable. I have not been very interesting of late...

But do not fear!! I have my inspiration back!

It's almost spring time and that makes me so happy, even just the thought of it.

I was in Moose Jaw last week visiting Kelsey, and very close friend, and we went to the spa and we went out for coffee everyday, and we bought ourselves things we didn't really need and tot top it all off, the weather was above -5 C. the whole weekend, which always lifts my spirit at this time of year. I was truly happy to be there with her.

I realized last weekend that even being away from your everyday life for a few short days can really change the way you think about it. It dawned on me while sipping hot coffee and eating biscotti with someone I loved that I am really blessed. Seeing my life from literally the outside, made me think long and hard about where I am in it, at this moment, and one thought kept creeping into my mind, over and over again:

I'm content;

I love and am loved, deeply;

I have a family that supports me in every way (almost two now...);

I am connected to a community of people I can trust and have real, wholly relationships with and be blessed through them.

What more could I want?

I complained a lot about winter this year. I didn't like the cold nights, I didn't like the cold days. I didn't like my cold feet or my tense neck muscles. I hated sitting in freezing cold cars, I hated how even the sun was cold. And then I didn't like how I was thinking; cold, negative thoughts...

But then, a change. The weight lessens. The sun begins to produce heat again, the days are warmer. My neck relaxes, my face bares a smile. I walk past icicles dripping, and look around at people in sweatshirts and feel better. I am more relaxed and care free. I'm happy.

If I didn't go through those dark cold months of winter, I would never appreciate spring this much.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Motivation? 0%

motivation. i currently have none to write a post.

i'm sorry to all those who come out to enjoy the show. i am boring.

there are no real excuses, so i will not bore you with them.
but i will bore you with two double chins and a kiss!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Oh Man It's Been A While!!

Well, what can I say?

Christmas was great! Food was terrific! New Years was great! Food was terrific! And I miss Eggnog!

Okay, I'm not that obsessed with food. I am, however, obsessed with the fact that I can't eat anything anymore... this is a gross example, but about 4 years ago I used to be able to eat a BigMac, Super sized meal at McDonald's no problem. Last night I had some McDonald's and all I could eat was 1 cheeseburger, half of my medium fries and half a coke. And I was almost puking after that.

And that's a bad example because I don't actually eat that much McDonald's anymore, but I can't eat a lot of any kind of food, healthy or not. It's kind of good because I feel pretty healthy, but I don't actually know if I'm getting all the nutrients and carbs and whatever else I need to really be healthy...

Anyway, that's enough about that. I do actually have an announcement to tell you all:

Nick and I are Having a Coffee House!!!!
We are excited and I hope you are too!
There will be great desserts and beverages,
Super cool live music,
And awesome silent auction prizes!
Anyway, it takes place
Saturday February 16, 2008
Good News Fellowship Church
And starts at 7:30 pm!

So, I know it's a bit early to be telling you all about it, but I have to get the word out! And you should too. Tell all your friends. The Theme is Valentine's and it is sure to be a good night of eating, drinking and being merry!