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Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

I'm sitting here in my livingroom reflecting on 2010 and wondering what I should write. Quite alot has happened in our lives in 2010. To think this time last year we are about to put our house for sale to move across the country and start a new life and now here we are nicely settled in our new home, town, province. It has been a hard year to be away from part of my family, however having my sister and her family near by has been a blessing.
2010 was also the year we stopped our Ethiopian journey to begin a new adoption journey, which we are as well settled into and waiting for news in 2011.
Chris and I both started new careers and are both happy with our choices. We are both very happy for the choices we made for our family in 2010 and so far all is falling into place as it should. I would like to say 2010 was a horrible year, as we are begining another year without a child in our lives but I can't say it was horrible. It was a year filled with new adventures and happiness. We really are in a good place in our hearts and our minds to begin 2011.
There were definitely moments of pain, sadness and fear in 2010 but it all worked itself out for the best and we all came out ahead in the end. So cheers to 2010 and blessings to 2011.
May 2011 be as filled with new adventures and happiness as 2010.
I would also love to post that 2011 will be THE YEAR for us but I can't. My attitude going into 2011 is hopefully it's the year for us but if it's not meant to be the year that's ok, we will deal with things as they come and be all the stronger for it.

Blessings to you all in 2011.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skating and Sliding with Friends and Family

We got together with friends and family yesterday to do some skating and sliding and had a wonderful fun day. It's so nice to enjoy the outdoors and have some good laughs.

Ziggy even got to enjoy the sliding.

2 Months

Yesterday marked 2 months of our wait for Quinten. The exciting thing of the 2nd month is that we were told our dossier would probably not be shown for the first 2 months, unless special circumstances came up. Now are dossier will be placed in priority to be shown. We are so excited and can't wait for the call.
I had a dream last night that we received our baby, this was the first time in our whole journey that I saw my son's face in a dream and he was so precious, and I still remember how it felt to hold him, someday that feeling will be real and I won't have to dream it anymore. We are ready Quinten, please come home soon. xox

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. This was the first Christmas in my whole life without my mom and dad or seeing my brother, and although it wasn't the same without them, Christmas was still a good Christmas. We got to see them on skype and I had the privilege of spending Christmas with my sister and her family. Chris was working so I went and stayed at Ren's house. I started off the day with them opening their gifts, then we all headed over to my cousin's place to have breakfast. After a great breakfast and few hours at home, Chris and I returned to my sister's house for dinner. I also received a beautiful gift from my brother in law, he sang me the song Hallelujah. It was amazing.
I miss my family back in ON more than I can describe but I realize it's the way it has to be for now. I can't wait to see and hug them all again soon. We were blessed for so many years with having our family close that being apart makes it a very hard adjustment, but one we will all get through together. I love you all very much and can only wish that we have a good old fashion Beaudry family Christmas again soon. xoxox

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My encounter with....

A moose...

Led to little damage to my new truck :(

I know....I was so lucky. I turned on my high beams and there he was, I was almost stopped when I hit his back legs and his large butt ended up sitting on my hood for a little ride. The only damage to the truck is a large butt print on the hood. No scratchs or any other damage anywhere. I was completely freaked out, and I don't know if the moose is okay as I didn't go back to see but I'm happy to be alive and well enough to post it on my blog. Something I hope to never experience again!! Made me realize just how fast it could be over.

We Won!!!!!!

When we first moved to our small town we saw that they have Christmas lighting contest for best lit house/street/cul de sac...ect. and I said to Chris when we moved here that I wanted us to win....Well we did. We won Best Lit Street 2010. And yes...there is more than one street in our little I only wish I could say "I want to win the lottory" and actually have it happen as such luck so far.