Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Leavin on a jet plane

Well, we're off to Ontario tommorrow- Many family and friends on Matthew's side that William and I havent met yet. I'm super excited, but kind of dreading the 4 hour flight with an active 1 year old. beh. I love showing him off though- and this week will be a whole lot of doing that.

Thankfully William seems to have recovered from his lung infection and he lost that nasty red scab from the skin infection under his nose. Oh yeah, and the thrush is long gone too. poor guy.

Tonnnnns of packing to do- adios!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

boys and their toys

Everywhere in my house, I find myself looking for visible spaces of carpet on the floor to maneuver my way through toys. My son has a lot of toys, lately he's been playing with big blocks and duplo which are everywhere. It is not my sons toys that concern me so much though.... My husband has recently been re-aquainted with his childhood hobby of playing with lego. There are tubs, and baggies, and blocks, and unidentified pieces everywhere. He has spent most of his free time in the past few days sorting his lego by colors, shape, body parts, etc. I admit, it is a pain in the neck to have to step over and around the lego to get to the computer , and to avoid resting my arms on the computer desk which is cluttered with lego as we speak- I dont like getting the little pieces stuck to me. It is,however, cute when he comes up to me after an hour of hard work and shows me a lego-dump truck with all the contraptions that could make it somewhat realistic.

It no longer worries me when we go out shopping and Matthew asks me if he can go to the toy store. I dont expect him to take interest in the 'sissy pants baby toys', even though he sometimes he might try to be sneaky by implying he's looking at toys for William. I've come to grips with the fact that my big strong husband is sometimes still a boy at heart, and I wont try to change that.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Trial and error

Well, the past few weeks have been filled with me making decisions, trying new things out, changing my mind, making new decisions, and so on....

I now have daycare arranged for William from Monday to Friday, but he's been sick for the past few days, so I've stayed at home with him. My 'plan' was to go back to work part time, and go back to school as well, however I've realized that trying to balance all that out is very difficult. After my first 3 days working at a golf and country club, I've realized I get zero satisfaction from being underemployed. However, I dont have any specific skills or training that I feel entitle me to a better job. So, my current stance is that I will focus on school this semester...and next? who knows. I am so exhausted from trying to figure out what will work out best for us.

On another note, my poor sick little boy is waking up from his much needed snooze- he had a checkup yesterday, and all is well (of course). He's still on the upper end of the weight and height chart. Sometimes I look at him while he's sleeping all stretched out and imagine that the little baby that was growing in me a year ago is practically a little boy.

Also, I would like to welcome my good friend Christina from Germany to the blogging world!
I'm afraid my "Denlgish" (my sad attempt at speaking "Deutsch") is a little rusty, otherwise I would try to translate. Maybe some pictures might make their way on there soon !?!?

Here are a couple cute ones of William, courtesy of Matt's camera cell phone

Friday, July 21, 2006


Do you ever sometimes suprise yourself? I have a few times lately.

Firstly,I have been busy with filling my new role of "wife". For the first time in my life, I actually get satisfaction out of cleaning. I do the dishes daily, I've cleaned the bathroom even though we weren't expecting company, and I daydream about ways to make our drab apartment a little more homey. Mom and Dad, if you're reading this, I SWEAR i'm not making this up.... hard to believe, i know.

Secondly, I have taken up reading. No, I'm not talking about the Sunday Comics, or the back of a shampoo bottle. For the first time in my life, I have completed a 400 page novel, not out of obligation for school, but for enjoyment. I have another one on the go right now, and a couple more that I"m looking forward to.

Third, I've been going to the gym again. I work out for 45 minutes, and then spend 45 minutes between the sauna and shower while William's in the gym daycare. Sounds lame, but it's the only 'me' time I get right now, while Matthew's away.

We'll see how long this all lasts come September and my return to school.....for now it works out nicely:)

On another note, I dont have any pictures, as our usual computer is in Wainwright with Matthew, and I havent yet figured out how to transfer pics. onto my laptop, which is unfortunate, because for once I have some fun pics of at stampede.

Oh yeah, and to the "anonymous" commenter on my last post, some words of wisdom-----
Next time, have the courtesy to identify yourself....Anonymous feedback has a bad rap and very little credibility around here.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

My son, the nudist

I think he has finally figured out the contraption that is always fastened around his hips, as he removed it about 10 times last night before going to bed.

Although frustrating, I couldnt help but laugh, finding him standing in his crib, bare bummed with a huge grin on his face. When I went back into his room to check in him after he fell asleep, he was laying there sleeping with his diaper in hand (I was tempted to just leave him that way, but the thought of what I would see in the morning dissuaded me).

I really hope it's just a phase, but something tells me this is just the beginning of his fascination with being nekkid. We might have 'child lock' those things just to keep them on....anyone have some duct tape? ;)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

2 more

Becoming a Mrs.

The big day has come and gone, and although I am absolutely exhausted, I am thrilled with how the wedding went. I heard it over and over again "things will go wrong- dont sweat it", and I had to constantly remind myself of that- Yes, not everything went as planned, but the day was beautiful, the food was excellent, our guests were none but the best, and last but not least, I am now officially "Mrs. Gow"(although that still has to sink in).

I am so greatful for everyone who was able to take time out of their day (and travel through hectic Penticton) to share our day with us. I was thrilled to see the pregnant beauties- I was amazed to see Amanda who is basically FULL TERM, and looked incredible (especially in comparison to me at 38 weeks- I was a beached whale on our couch and didnt leave our apartment).

So anyways, here are just a couple digital shots for now- more photos and stories to come!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006


It's a week exactly until the big day- finally! There are still Soooo many things to do, but I'm not too concerned just yet.

Actually, my greatest fear right now is what resulted from my attempt at a 'tan in a can'. I splurged on the Clarins bronzing gel (apperantly the best stuff out there), and I turned an awful shade of orange. Now, that is starting to come off, and my ghostly white skin is appearing underneath, so I am hideous patches of white and orange. ARG!

On the brighter side, tommorrow we're flying back into Kelowna, where we will be greeted by Matt's mom (also an RMT)- and I will be getting a VERY MUCH needed massage. I was seriously dreaming about that last night.

Wednesday night was my stagette-and I can happily say that there were no male strippers (or female for that matter), or mechanical bulls. *whew*. They didnt make me wear neon green biker spandex and a tutu, or anything of the sort. Just a "Bride to Be" tiara. I must say, the girls were suprisingly kind to me.

We had a wicked night though...the ladies took me out to a Morroccan Resteraunt first, and we adventured around downtown a bit, stopping at a lounge along the way, and then ended up at the Mynt. It was a perfect night to celebrate the "last night of freedom" (as if I know what "freedom" actually means anymore!)

Unfortunately I cant get the pics downloaded right now- did I mention I HATE COMPUTERS ???

I'll get some pics up soon though....only the appropriate ones ;)