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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Missed it again.... 17 months

We have reached 17months waiting for a referral. With all the excitment and changes in our lives it's come and gone and we didn't even realize. The good thing it that we are able to forget about it...never thought that would happen. Don't get me wrong, Kaysen is always on our minds but the wait is not. On to 18!

Road trip to BC

I've been in my new home since Saturday evening and I LOVE IT. The scenery around my place is undescribable. (Pictures to follow)

On April 22nd 2010, my mom, dad and I brought Jake and Ziggy to the airport in Sudbury for their flight to Vancouver. Once they were all secured in the kennels, Maddux and I said our goodbyes to Mom and Dad and off we went to pick up my friend M. We were on the road by 10am and drove to Thunder Bay, arriving at 10:30pm. We got stopped just outside of Sudbury by some protesters. It was a bunch of native teenagers protesting the fact that they have to pay the new HST tax. I will refrain from saying anything else about that incident, except that it backed us up by one hour. Once in Thunder Bay, we got a room at the Landmark Hotel, quite shady, but it did the trick and got a few hours sleep.

We left day two at 7am, heading towards Winnipeg, MB. Just out of Thunder Bay I got pulled over for going 112km/h in a 90km/h and of course the police officer was kind enough to give me the full fine. Gotta love it. It did prevent me from going 10km over for the remainder of the trip, which is a miracle for me. We made it to Regina, SK on day 2 after a 14hr car ride. The prairies were nice and flat with a great speed limit of 110km/h, something we are not used to in Ontario. It was weird, I was staying at 110km most of the way because in my mind that was

Anyways, once in Regina we stayed at the Super 8, grabbed some food and went to sleep. We were on the road again by 7am and off we went, not knowing when we would stop that day.....well 17 hrs later I was home. Once in Calgary, AB we had a great little snow storm slow us down, but once we hit the mountains the weather cleared up and WOW was all that was said in the car for the next few hours. The view is unbelievable. Something everyone in the world should see at least once in their lives. So beautiful. The picture above is of one of the stops we made in the mountains to let Maddux stretch. Once in Kamloops, I dropped M off with a friend of hers and I kept going to Logan Lake, BC., our new home. I was a zombie by the time I got home. I hadn't seen my husband in 2 months but I just couldn't find the energy to get excited. Maddux was done as well...he was such a trooper during the road trip, never complained once just sat in the back seat and enjoyed the view. If it was Jake he would have drove me nuts with his crying, but not Maddux, he was a great road trip buddy.

The next morning we got up and I got to look out my window in the day time for the first time and OMG.... there are gorgeous views all around the house. We are situated on top of a hill in Logan Lake and everywhere you look it takes your breath away. From my picture window I get to see the snow capped rockies, and from our back deck I get to see more mountains...just amazing.

Chris then took me for a ride to Kamloops, which was also dark when I came through the night before and I couldn't believe it....I still can't believe how beautiful it is. If anyone reading this ever wants to experience such beauty just let me know as pictures cannot do it justice.

We have been exploring our little town since I got here, with daily walks and boy are my legs sore but I love it. It's quite a drive from Kamloops, 30 minutes but that is something that will get better with time. The peacefulness and beauty is definitely worth the drive.

Everywhere I look I picture our life with Kaysen and it's something I can't wait to share.

When we lived in Sudbury we really didn't have anything to show guest when they came but it's a whole different story here, there is so much to see that it will take more than one visit.

I am loving it here and don't regret the move at all. The cross country drive was something I'm happy I experienced, but not something I ever need to do again. I think every Canadian should do it as it's amazing to see the difference from one Province to the next. I'm now going to have to plan a trip to do the East side of the country, but first I have lots to explore around here.

Yay to our new adventure, and Yay to being together as a family again.

6 yrs ago today....

I married my best friend. I never knew our love could get better and grow stronger every year but it does. I can't even imagine what it will be like for years to come. We have been through quite a few adventures in our years together and what a great way to start year 7, in a new town and new province.

Cheers to many more years together as a family. xoxox

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

I wanted to wish my father a wonderful birthday today. On this day I would also like to thank you for being my dad. The lessons in life I learnt from you have been something I cherish on a daily basis. Your love and support is always reassuring. Your strenght has lifted me up many times in my life, I thank god everyday that you are my father. I hope you enjoy this year more than the last year and that everyday brings you new adventures.
I love you very much. xoxox

Monday, April 12, 2010

You will be missed, Charlie

It's a sad day for the Fournier/Beaudry household today. Our sweet dog Charlie has passed away. Charlie has been a member of our family for the last 12 1/2 years. He was a sweet dog that brought us smiles on a daily basis. His crooked smile will never be forgotten. Thank you being such a sweet dog Charles, you will truly missed by us all. I hope your new journey will be full of fields for you to run in, full of friends to play with and full of piece and pain free. We love you.

Here are a few pics I have of Charlie.

Friday, April 2, 2010 my wonderful husband

EDIT***I had dedicated a Celine Dion song (song for you) to Chris, yesterday but this one says it much better....and he'll like it better as well.

This song is dedicated to my husband, it describes the way I feel about you. You are my strenght, my half, you are everything to me. I love you and thank God everyday for the gift of having you in my life.

I hope to sing this song while putting our precious son to bed someday.

I love you

Two Trips

We received the email yesterday that confirmed we must travel to Ethiopia twice. The Ethiopian courts have decided it's best for the children for us to meet them before we become legally theirs and then to leave them, only to come back a few months later to pick them up.

Seeing as I have a million things on my mind, like packing, driving cross country (Maddux is way to frightful to take the flight, Ziggy and Jake are still flying) and settling into my new life in BC that stressing about this now is not at the top of my list. I know it will be the hardest thing I will do, leaving him there, but if that's what it takes for us to be a family, I'll do what I have to do. It will be the biggest test of my inner strenght, something I will need alot of to become a mother.