I was sick in bed with a bad head cold but I was also needed to stay with the nieces for a few hours back when they were visiting.
My older niece was told not to bug Aunty unless she had to and snacks and a movie were set up for her occupancy 😏
I woke up many hours later to find out not only had she let me sleep but she’d also watched her little sister after her nap ended, changed her diaper, put her on the potty, gotten her snacks and yogurt AND checked on me a few times!
She probably did a better job of babysitting than I would have and she was just a little darling 😉💕
My husband returned from his trip home to Holland on the 16th and I happily took him back ☺️
It was nice to have him home… and the gifts he brought with him 😉😜 Continue reading “A Multitude Of Jem Moments”
How so very much can change within 365 days.
Last year at this time we were actually in Canada and my sister’s family too, but we were only visiting. Not long after that trip, my friend came to Europe to adventure around with us there for a couple of weeks, as we had our apartment.
Now, only one year later, I’m here in Sask. alone, because Michiel returned to visit HIS family back in Europe and our apartment there will go from being rented out to officially sold to the tenants.
We moved to Canada after lots of paperwork and prayer and we felt that God opened some paperwork/housing/job doors just perfectly to lead us where He wanted.
So after one last visit in Europe from my Mom, (during which we got to witness the Azure Window in Malta, days before its collapse), the apartment and our lives got packed into crates and suitcases, Mike and I left on wonderful trip to South Africa and then we moved into my parent’s basement the spring of 2017.
We not only bought a home in the small ‘Hamlet’ near where I grew up, but Mike majorly renovated it and we finally moved in at the beginning of December! 💕🎉🏡 Continue reading “God’s Been Good”
So, yesterday was not only a lovely day because we went over to our friends home, whom have graciously had us over for Christmas dinner for the last few years in a row.
It wasn’t only pleasant because Mike and I have our own place and kittens and are loving it.
Nor was it just nice because of the scrumptious foods.
All those things were indeed to be enjoyed and thankful for but one thing especially happened mid evening that knocked our socks off so to speak.
(Not literally, as you don’t take off your socks when it’s -40 out, no matter how surprised you are) Continue reading “Jem Moment – The Unexpected”
So ever since we got a house pretty much, I’ve been dreaming of being able to get a kitten.
I knew it would have to wait until we were ready to move in, though understanding that made the wait no easier 😜
Mike was even going to get me a kitten for our anniversary but we weren’t moved in yet and he didn’t think I would appreciate him picking one out, without me 😏
He was correct haha.
So once a more solid ‘move in’ date became clear, I began looking.
I went to look at the black and orange one and promptly decided that yes, she was what we needed 😉
So the next day Mike came with to pick her up and I told him he also had to see the one light orange one just cause he was super cute too.
He picked him up and melted, I pretty much knew right there that it was good thing we had brought a larger box 😏
So, we happily and perhaps a little unwisely, left with TWO kittens, who are making it difficult to write this even now 😜
I’m thrilled, Mike is very accepting and the pitter patter of their little paws is just what this house was missing 😉💕👌🏻
We have pretty much decided on the name Atlas, for the small girl who mimics all her brother does, as her splotchy markings reminded me of the shapes seen on a map.
The light orange one isn’t named yet but he is a sturdy guy, reminiscent of a little polar bear when tromping away from us and he is super fluffy. Think lush sheepskin rug 😏
Sooo I just re-read my last house update and my goodness has it ever changed since then!😱😄
I know I’ve updated a little here and there about the process and specific things that were being worked on so you all aren’t totally clueless thankfully, but prepare yourself for a longer read and mind boggling transformation, non the less 😅
The last official writing about the house was when we had just finished demo and the bathroom was getting nearer completion and drywall was beginning 😳
Now, it is a completely renovated and pretty much totally finished project 😱
Where to begin 🤔
I’ll be showing BEFORE and AFTER pictures side by side, to allow you to see how it has truly changed 😱
Continue reading “A Jem Moment Of Epic Proportions😱🤩👏🏻🏠”
So we received our wedding photo album (weeks and weeks ago, this is just a late post 😜) which I created using MixBook and we are super happy with it!!
I signed up with them and yes, got a lot of emails but many of which included pretty decent sales.
I was able to get the highest quality paper AND flat lay option for cheaper than their lower quality book at regular price 💁🏻👌🏻
They also shipped to us in a fairly short amount of time ☺️
What I’m saying is a recommend using them 😎
Here are some page peeks 😊 Continue reading “Jem Moment – A Fantastic Photo Album”