Sunday, December 21, 2008


So I have to admit I was really hoping for a green Christmas... they are my favorite kind... but no such luck from me. Rather than being bummed about it though I decided to enjoy the snow. Here are some pics of our beautiful yard and my family on our yearly tree cutting down/family pictures outside outing...

Monday, December 15, 2008

And now it's time for did you know!

Did you know that you can tell what side your gas tank is on by the little pump icon by your gas gage?
If the handle is on the right side your gas tank is on the right side
and if the handle is on the left side to is your gas tank!
Now you will never have to stick your head out of the car window trying to figure out what side you need to fill up on!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas cookies

Today I decided that I was going to make a few basic short bread cookies... I ended up with these:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strange visitors

Today was my first day of freedom! I am finished my classes, I didn't have to work and I didn't study for finals! It was a beautiful day... Like most if not all of my lazy home days I slept in then was veging on the couch watching tv on youtube... I know I'm a geek... when I heard a knock at my door my first thought was odd then I thought crap I'm in my pj's still and I'm not looking so pretty, but whatever as I was getting up to answer it I heard the door open... not weird for caronport... and I heard a males voice! He said hey and I was like hi! I had really no clue who it was still at this point as I was walking over to where I could see him. well when I got to the top of the stairs I realized I didn't know this guy. Turns out he was looking for mike... whoever he is and he had the wrong house... I never got the guys name but I do know that next time I see him it will be very aquward...
Then later on tonight like 12:40 I was sitting at the kitchen table decorating gingerbread men and sugar cookies when we had another knock on our door. Heather went down and opened the door and all I hear is "We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a mery Christmas and a happy new year!" There were a bunch of guys caroling at our door... this time we did know them... well 2 of them atleast... and this time it was heathers turn to look like crap... she answered the door with a towel on her head... then took it off... lets just say she should have kept it on! after a rousing round of rockin' around the Christmas tree, which was very entertaining they were off...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hey Andrea do you want to go to the Christmas train?

At work this evening I was asked if I wanted to go with one of the participants from my house and some others from another house to the CPR Christmas train. All I knew is that it was a train covered in Christmas lights and then there was a skit or singing or something like that. I thought why not? it gets me out for a bit and could be fun for the participant. We waited in the cold forver it seemed and finally the train got there and the show started... it was pretty good some jazzy type lady singing Christmas carols then all of a sudden they anounced that Johnny Reid was playing next! JOHNNY REID!!!! I listen to this guy on the radio... I have his sons on my computer and he was going to be singing here!!!! Needless to say it made my night... it was worth the long wait and the cold! Here are a few of his songs for those of you who don't know who he is...

I know these aren't the best videos ever but the're the best I can find.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Two weeks and counting

Wow this semester has flown by! I can't believe that classes are going to be finished so soon! in 2 weeks I will be boarding a plane to head home... actually I'll be flying or maybe in Calgary by this point. Though that is exciting I know my next two week aren't going to be... I have 3 books to read or finish up one by monday, one by wednesday and one by the 16th... I have 3 papers left to write or finish... one of which is due in a few hours:S and then 3 finals... I know that atleast 1 is a take home... when I look at this I think this isn't bad I can do this. Then I look at all the other things I'm doing I work Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and again on the 14th... I have tickets to the school's play on Sunday and to a hockey game Friday... youth group the other Friday night... atleast one Christmas party and Christmas baking to finish up. Well I guess I better get to work if I want to make it through the next two weeks!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quote of the day...

Right now I'm reading Orthodoxy for my Christian Worldviews class and I came across a quote that I loved! So I thought I would share it:

"A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, Do it again; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough... It is possible that God says every morning, Do it again, to the sun; and every evening, Do it again, to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike: it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we." --G. K. Chesterton

Friday, November 28, 2008


I've been knitting for quite some time but this year I started to be more creative in what I have been making so here are a couple of the things....

A Purse/Bag

A hat for Heather

Thursday, November 27, 2008

1 Peter

For my devos I have been reading in first Peter and I I wanted to share some of the verses that God has been using to speak to me...

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurr ection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
~1 Peter 1:3~

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
~1 Peter 1:13~

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
~1 Peter 1:22-23~

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
~1 Peter 2:9~

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
~1 Peter 2:12~

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bucket List

The Bucket List----Hit 'forward' and place an X by all the things you've done and
(x) Skipped school
( ) Watched Someone Die
(x) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
(X) Been on a Plane
(x) Been lost
( ) Been on the Opposite Side of the Country
() Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robbers
() Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only?
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
(x) Gone to the movies
() Went Bungee Jumping
() Went Sky Diving
() Ever been Heart Broken
(x) Went Skiing
(x) Climbed a Mountain
(x) Played a Sport

1. Any nicknames? Andrea
2. Mother's name? Mary Ellen
3. Favorite drink? Virgin Pina Colada
4. Body Piercings? ears x5, tregas (I think thta's what it's called) and nose
6. How much do you love your job? 6 out of 10
7. Birthplace? Nanaimo
8. Favorite vacation spot. Right now I would say disneyland or Guatemala
9. Favorite Place you have ever been? Vancouver Island
10. What is the Craziest thing you have ever done or want to do? I'm not a crazy person
11. Ever been on TV? I was on the news
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No that's bad
13. Ever been in a car accident? no serious ones a couple of fender benders and we slid off teh road (I wasn't driving any of those times!)
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? depends who's vehicle I'm borrowing
15. Favorite number? don't really have 1
16. Favorite movie? I really like smoke signals right now
19. Favorite food? aBeans, rice and tortillas
20. Favorite day of the week? Sunday... I get to go to church and I don't have to work or do hw
21. Favorite Season? Summer
22. Dream Car? a smaller SUV
23. Number of Places you have lived? towns:7 houses: way more than that
24. How do you relax? sleep
25. How do you see yourself in 10 years?married? not in school any more! doing missions?
26. Favorite Smell? apple cinnamon
27. Favorite Sound? I don't know depends on my mood
28. Favorite Colors? PINK!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas, already????

So today Heather and I had some time to kill between our church breakfast and work so we stopped by the dollar store and got some stuff to decorate our house for christmas! Our intentions weren't to decorate for another week or two but I couldn't help it I love Chirstmas sooo much.... so here is our house now:

The tree pre decorations
The tree after is was deocrated
Dad look! we tied up our tree... we learned from the best!

Heather practicing for our Christmas pics tomorrow
Me spraying snowflakes on the sliding glass door... it's harder than it looks My door! I just need to clean it up some more
Heather decorating the window
After heather's window didn't work out this is what we changed it to.look at the sweet stuff you can find for a dollar!
The tree in our front yard but more importantly they christmas balls in the window
We're not nearly finished... can't wait until we are!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Day to Remember

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

To perm or not to perm?

I'm going to be getting my first perm next month... I sound so old... and I'm trying to decide what style of one I should get here are my top 5 your vote would be much appriciated!

1) So I know this is a man but I'm thinking that I really could pull this one off...

2) the thing that really drew me to this perm was the bangs the little wave that's going on is truly amazing!
3) I really like the volume that this one has.

4) This one also has good volume but what really sticks out to me is the curl on top and the lack of curl on the bottom
5) This one is ok... not my favorite but I needed a fifth

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Help us to bring my new brother home

Heather and I have decided to head up a fundraiser to help our parents cover some of the costs for their adoption. As it will cost roughly $25,000. If you are interested in buying Purdy's Chocolate, homemade Christmas cards or Stockings you can find out more information at or you can email us at or you can leave a message and we'll check them!Thanks!
Heather and Andrea

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Today Heather and I are going to Lethbridge for thanksgiving! We'll be staying with Ani and TJ Tonight-Sunday am and then Holly and Peter (the people heather used to live with) sunday night and Monday we have to come back here. Since I won't be able to blog on Thanksgiving I thought I would list a few things that I am really thankful for right now...

1. My Family... God has blessed me with one of te best familys he ever made

2. The opportunty to g to a Bible school... there are times when I complain but I am really grateful that I hve such a unique opportunity.

3. For God's provision... this past week God has provided in so many ways I got a job, a bursary, money (I was pretty much out).. God is so good!

4. That get to spend thanksgiving weekend with Ani, Tj, and Mavrick! And that Holly and Peter have invited us over to share thanksgiving day with them!

5. The Chuch God has guided Heather and to... Heather has described it on her blog...

O there are so many more things but we leave in 2 hours and I am not ready... at all... Have a great thanksgiving!

Monday, October 6, 2008


There have been so many exciting things that have happened in the past week since last blogged... 1 I AM GOING HOME!!!! for reading week!!! I booked my ticket and I am so excited! 2 I got a job! Heather and I both got jobs at a group home and we start training next Tuesday! and 3 because I have a job I am going to Guatemala!!!! I don't have the exact dates but mid may-end of Aug or mid september it looks like! God is so good!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I have a wonderful sister!

I love my big sister! today was my birthday and she made it into such a super day! She left gifts all over the house for when I got up, she brought me out to lunch at one of my fav. places taco del mar and she bought me all the things I'll need so that I can have a party... Thanks Heather Love you

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Heather and I went for our job interviews today and they went well... we think! So if you guys would pray that we would get the jobs if it's God's will that would be great! Though the thought of this job is actually exiting to me what's even more so is that if I get this job it means I will have money to go to Guatemala!!!!! Anyways we'll keep you updated

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall is upon us

After Church today heather and I went for a walk in a park in the middle of Moose Jaw it was sooo beautiful! Here are a few of those pics...