Thursday, April 05, 2007

I miss my Dad

Just thought I would share some lyrics that make me think of my dad.

Ros Stewart - Forever Young

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when youre far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As youd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart youll always stay

Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond
And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain

Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever youngForever young

And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell
But whatever road you choose
Im right behind you, win or lose

Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young

I use to think that my dad would be singing this to me, but it hit me one day that I wish my dad was here so that I could sing it to him.

Love you buddy!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Around the Bay Pics

Saturday, February 10, 2007

God Answers Prayers!

Ok, for most of you reading this the idea of God answering prayer is not a leap of faith, but listen to this. I was just sitting here at home trying to kill sometime before Nyles and I would go to Buffalo to pick up the girls. I was thinking/praying that they would come home sooner when the phone rang and it was Laura telling me that they are now on an earlier flight and they are boarding right now and I better hurry up and get in the car. Corny? Maybe, but I'm still give props to the big guy on this one! Thanks big dude!

Too much to write about

OK, I have a lot to write about but not a lot of time. So here is a quick little thing about what has happen in my life over the past couple of weeks and hopefully I can elaborate later.

The girls have gone to Ireland and should be returning tonight with a medal for Emily's hard shoe. Can't wait until they get here and I can feel them in my arms again, they really ache for them. I'm sure they have some great stories for us.

Nyles and I went to my mom's for a few days and hung out. We chilled, played darts and ate way too much, good times! Nyles is actually a really good darts player and I'm not just saying that to make Nyles feel good. He stands on a chair so he is at the same height as the board and he's good.

A few fun filled days at the Great Wolf Lodge. We spent about six hours a day in the water park for three days. I think I'm still water logged! Nyles and I had a great time there and really grew our relationship with each other. I will always remember our times jumping on the beds together and having finger rocket wars in our room.

Marshal and I went geocaching together and what a blast it was. We found a cache on the Bruce trail along forty mile creek, however it did not look that promising in the beginning. We took the wrong path in the beginning and hiked almost all the way up the escarpment. Eventually we found it and I think that Marshal is hooked on geocaching now. Thanks for the hunt Marsh!

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Well our girls are gone. They left bright and early yesterday morning with a few small glitches. Lets see, we got up at 6 so that we could be on the road for 7 and at Buffalo airport for 8. (I love that airport, so simple, easy and cheap) Everything went smooth at check in with both bags under weight, Laura was worried that the bags were going to be too heavy. Said our good byes and the girls waited around to find out that their flight had been cancelled. Something about the plane in Boston could not make it to Buffalo, technical difficulties or something. So a small detour through New York and then Boston and everything would be alright, except they lost their luggage. I guess the bags did not make it to the flight going to New york and instead they just sent them on the next flight to Boston from Buffalo. My last text message from Laura said they are safe and in Ireland now.
So what did two handsome bachelors do during their first day, go on a shopping spree of course. We started at one of my favourite American stores, Target. We picked up a pair of jeans and a cool T for Nyles. From there we went to the galleria and hit Dicks Sporting Goods. Nyles picked a pair of sweet Vans there. Next, JC Penny where Nyles picked up another pair of jeans and some badly needed socks for both of us. (Has anyone ever figured where all the socks go to in this world. I have dozens of single, odd socks) After Nyles' shopping was done I hit the shoe stores and scored my self a pair of Puma's, Adidas' and Asics'. All this shopping had these men hungry so off to our favourite American restaurant Cracker Barrel for some home style cooking. With our bellies full, we filled up the car and headed for home.
Day one of bachelorhood completed. Other plans for our ten days include, ice fishing and snow shoeing at my mom's and Great Wolf Lodge for a few days.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Guy's weekend

Nyles and I are coming to the end of our guys weekend and we would like to share our fun times we had with you.


We dropped off the girls and Nyles went to school. After school we struggled to find a good restaurant for both of us. Nyles in his brilliance thought the mandarin would be good. So off to the mandarin we went. We were a bit to early so we had some fun time doing groceries first. Finally, at the mandarin, Nyles enjoyed a "Holiday Ho Ho" drink, which is a strawberry slushy floating on a pina colada (virgin of course). After a few trips to the buffet and dessert we moved on to dance class.


Began the day with a hearty breakfast with omelets. We started the day off slow with some extreme sports, pool trick shots and some Much Music on tv. After that we headed out to do some serious shopping at the dollar store and party packagers. At the dollar store we scored a dinosaur covered in slime, at party packagers we got noisy magnets, wrist bands, and an egg we are still waiting to hatch (not real). After a quick dinner where we tried buckwheat, Nyles hung out with his buddy Jordan and I went to Youth group.


Had to start the day right with some pancakes! We've now cleaned up and are planning to go to Starbucks and take out the garbage.

I think we've had a good weekend and we are ready for our guy's "ten days of fun" when the girls go to Ireland.


Just got back from geocaching and it was awesome. Nyles and I felt like real modern day pirates/CSI agents trying to follow clues with a GPS to find the hidden treasure. Gotta get ready for church, hope to blog more about geocaching later.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It Snowed!!!

If you swing by my place during the next twenty-four hours do not be alarmed, a giant did not run around in circles on my front lawn leaving giant footprints. I tried the new snowshoes and they're great!!! Thanks for all the prayers.

Monday, January 08, 2007

When is it going to snow?

This is a picture of my snowshoes that I got for Christmas and I have yet to use. Please pray for snow!