Friday, December 28, 2007

more pics

i love the way she photoshoped this one. her eyes look sooo blue!

Almost 2008!!

Christmas was awesome. We drove all the way up to Grande Prairie. Let me tell you 20 hours of driving in 3 days with a 1 year old is not my idea of fun... but we had a great time with Spencers family. It wasn't even that cold. I went up thinking it was going to be -40 but suprisingly it never got below -8. Anyway we all got VERY spoiled. I lost 7 pounds last month but I am pretty sure that I gained it all back. There was so much food. Anyway I don't have any christmas pics yet but I will post those shortly.

Spencer installed an alarm at the Kapscos' and I went over there and Krystie snapped some of the most adorable pictures of Sophie. I am so in love!!.... with the pics and her camera.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Merry Christmas everyone!! We are heading up to Grande Prairie to spend christmas with Spencers family so I probably won't post anything till after christmas. This is going to be a very different christmas for me. My mom and dad and kara are going to Ecuador to pick up Kimber... she has been there for the last 3 months volunteering at an orphanage. She has had the best time and I know that it has been such a humbling experience for her. She is such a good example and I know that it can't be easy to leave and go to a foreign country for 3 months to give service but that is the kind of girl Kimber is. She is always giving and even though I am the oldest in the family I have always looked up to her as such an example.

Anyway this year my family has decided to forget the presents all together and just send gifts to Ecuador for the orphans. They need it so much more then we do. It will be so cool for my family to give them all these presents. Kimber asked them a few weeks ago what they wanted for christmas and no one said anything. A minute later a little girl said that she would like a toothbrush... a toothbrush? that's a need. They are so grateful for anything and everything.

These adorable little babies and children just want to be loved. When the girls walk into the orphanage in the morning the babies are all standing in there cribs saying, "mama, mama" They think these girls are there moms. A little boy was walking out of the orphange one day and kimber asked him where he was going and he said, "I'm going to find my mom and dad." It breaks my heart when I hear these stories. It makes me feel like I so grateful for the wonderful life I have and to have been raised in a loving home with loving parents. One day a little orphan girl was wearing some clip on earrings that one of the volunteers had given her and Kimber told her how pretty they were. At the end of the day the little girl walked over to Kimber and put the earrings in her hand and told them she could have them. The earrings were probably one of the only things she had and she wanted Kimber to have them. Of course Kimber didn't take them but I thought the least we can do is sacrifice one Christmas and give to these orphans that have so little. My mom and I were talking about how maybe we should change our focus on christmas every year and try to remember the true meaning of christmas. I hope that next year we can do something similar.

Anyway I hope that you all have a safe and fabulous christmas!!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Sophie and Watson reunited. It was so fun to meet up for lunch with Tanner, Amanda and Watson. It's about time!!
Look at how seductive Sophie looks. She was workin the camera!
Nice and messy. I think it's a mixture of yogurt and ravioli.. mmmm???
A little hyper and ready for a bath and bed
Sophie was really tired. While I was getting ready for church she fell asleep while watching cartoons. Looks like Spence is ready for a nap too!

I am so in love with christmas. I love this season more than any season.... except for the freezing cold. I wish that it could be pretty and snowy without the cold factor. 9 days till christmas and only a few weeks till Sophies 1 year birthday!!!!! She has kinda started walking. She will take 4 or 5 steps on her own then she gets scared and topples over. She will walk when she's ready and I am not stressed about it.

Okay one other thing.. Sophie is weaned!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYA!!!! It has been a week and a half and it couldn't have been easier. Although I was down to one feeding a day anyway. But I am telling you she is sleeping better and seems to be happier all around. I think she was getting just as tired of it as I was. She has been drinking out of a cup with a straw for the past 3 months and now she drinks whole milk out of it. My doctor and the nurse told me that it was okay to start her earlier then a year and she has been just fine with it. So I am very happy!!!!

Did I mention how much I love being back in southern alberta?? Everyday I love it a little more. It is so fun to have family and friends pop in and out all the time and have my mom less than an hour away. I also love being back in Canada where we aren't foreigners. The U.S never felt like home to me. I loved it but I always felt like a visitor... well I guess I was. We were referred to as aliens at the university. Anyway we love it and would love to be here forever and ever an ever!! I have always been a total homebody.