Sunday, August 31, 2008
In other news, I got nothing. Nothing exciting happening here. It's Rob's weekend off, so of course he's working right now. The joy of being a manager of a Northern Store. I had a guard shift last night, and was offered another one tonight but had to turn it down as Rob has to work in the morning, and there is no way I can work 12-8AM and then stay up with the kids until Rob comes home.
Hmmm.. I feel obligated to blog as I know how frustrated I get when others don't update their blog. I just received another section of Tawny's in-progress book, and I love it. She's sending me another section so I must go check and see if it's there. And I'm sorry to all my family who logs on here to see pictures of the kids (Aunt Rosemary) but I'm on the laptop and there are no pictures on here of them. So you'll have to check back tomorrow for that!
And finally, thank you so much to all who jumped over to Colby's blog and left comments. He was so excited to see so many people commenting. I am going to let him take pictures tomorrow of whatever he wants and post to his blog, so make sure you check it out!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The annual Happy Days Festival was supposed to start Friday night and run all weekend. The festival normally includes a Saturday night dance, a softball tournament, children's sporting events and other activities.
But Craig Yeo, a spokesman for the Behchoko community government, told CBC News that local officials decided earlier on Friday to cancel the festival.
"The community government is worried that if things are put up to support the event — equipment and things — that it won't be there in the morning when they go back," Yeo said. Yeo said a vehicle was set ablaze in Behchoko on Tuesday morning, and about a dozen young people broke into the local Northern Store on Wednesday. Seven were arrested Thursday night, in an alleged attempt to break into the community's cultural centre.
The problem of vandalism and violence among young people has escalated to the point where a community watch group has started patrolling Behchoko's streets between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. every night.
The volunteers' nightly patrols made for another reason the Happy Days Festival was cancelled — Yeo said there was a lack of volunteers available to help stage it.
Group lobbies for proper youth centre
Many residents in the community of 1,900 have blamed the problem on a lack of proper facilities for young people.
A former youth centre is housed in a building that currently does not meet safety codes, while construction continues on a big, new sportsplex.
Appearing at a community government meeting Wednesday, a group of youth representatives said they need a place where young people can feel comfortable being in.
"It's all controlled by the youth. It's better," said Marvin Apples, 20, who was at the meeting.
"Some youth can't talk to people. But if you have, like, a close best friend, like us, we do everything according to our rules. You know our youth, we follow the rules. That's why we wanted to have our own facility."
The young people have been offered space at the local friendship centre, but the group said not all young people would feel comfortable going there.
Apples said his group is looking at possibly leasing some land to build their own centre. Resident Jane Weyallon, who showed her support for the youth at the meeting, said the group has already demonstrated that it can look after its own facility.
"They've been paying for electricity and the fuel through doing bake sales and doing a cookout, a community cook out," she said.
"The community, they hire them. And then that money that they make goes back to maintaining the building."
Wednesday's community government meeting started at 6 p.m. and lasted all night. The meeting, and the youth discussion, is expected to resume on Monday.Thanks to Kara for sending us an email tonight with this link from today's CBC news. For those of you who don't know, this is where we were first transferred when we moved to NWT. Behchoko was our home for 9 months, and it was not nearly as bad then as it appears to be now. When we left last April, vandalism was on the rise. But for the community to cancel this festival really shows how bad it is getting. I must admit, I'm glad we are not there now.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Colby started a mail journal to Nanny and Gramma. He wrote to them everyday for a week and then we mailed it back home. This is him reading his journal from Gramma. The feather you see on the page is "a tickle from the tickle queen". He loved it as you can see.
Joey has started potty training. Everytime I take his diaper off he decides he has to pee. I'm not pushing it yet until next week when Colby is in school and it's just the two of us. Although it looks like he's playing with it in this picture he's actually not. At least that's what I want to believe.
As you can see, Joey was not quite ready to let go of the bag.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
My uncle once... danced with my Dad and I during the "father and daughter" dance at my wedding. Never in my life... have I worn flip flops for longer than 5 seconds.
When I was five... my brother was 2 and I put him in a washing machine.
High school was... known at the girl who hated flip flops.
I will never forget... that if it wasn't for my friend Tawny and a very late night conversation on her balcony overlooking The Public Gardens I probably would not have built up the courage to hit on Rob. But she wears flip flops.
Once I met... Kale Brown, who played Michael on Another World.
There’s this girl I know... who is in the process of writing the best book I've ever read.
Once, at a bar... I let a guy pick me up.
By noon, I’m usually:... out of my pajamas, but not always. But never in flip flops.
Last night... I watched "The Love Guru".
If only I had... a more reliable vehicle I would be doing weekend trips to Saskatoon and Prince Albert.
Next time I go to church... I will bring Colby with me.
What worries me most... is Colby's eating habits and Joey's terrible two's. And them wanting to wear flip flops.
When I turn my head left I see... a fan. There are many of them around my house right now.
When I turn my head right I see... the hallway.
You know I’m lying when... I smile and can't look you in the eye.
What I miss most about the Eighties is... calls from my grandparents.
By this time next year... our lives may be taking another big turn. And then again, maybe not.
A better name for me would be... Miss Sneezes-a-lot. Or Flip flop hater. Either is fine.
I have a hard time understanding... people who wear flip flops.
If I ever The next time I go back to school, I’ll... definately take photography courses.
You know I like you if... my kids like you. And you don't own flip flops.
If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be... the award presenter.
Take my advice, never... wear flip flops.
A song I love but do not have is... thanks to my sister, I have all the songs I love!
If you visit my hometown, I suggest you... take the backrounds and avoid Sackville Drive.
Why won’t people...throw away their flip flops?
If you spend a night at my house... you'll starve to death and die of thirst if you're shy. I'll be nice and offer you something the first time, after that, make yourself at home.
I’d stop my wedding for... the proper footwear. When I got married, my sneakers were waiting for me in the car as soon as we got out of the church, and I wore them all night!
The world could do without...flipflops. And Winnie the Pooh.
I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than... wear flip flops.
My favourite blonde(s) is/are... obviously, my boys. And my brother.
Paper clips are more useful than... everything!
If I do anything well it’s... take pictures of my kids.
I can’t help (but)... craving a blueberry fritter, and hating flip flops.
I usually cry... usually? Hell I cry ALL the time, especially at movies and commericals. And when I see children wearing flip flops. That's just cruel.
My advice to my child/nephew/niece youth group girls: Never be afraid to do what you want. And throw away every pair of flip flops you own. They will make your feet fall off.
And by the way... I hate flip flops.
Alrightly, Jen, Kara, Kelly, Kennie and Trudie. Your turn!
Rob shows his appreciation of me taking pictures and not helping.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
This is an island about 10 minutes from here. Friends of ours have access to a boat and took us there for the morning. The island is just a big beach and very secluded. We all had a great time. Have I mentioned how much I love it here?