Monday, May 19, 2014

M.I.A. - not really

Life is flipping busy at the moment, so sorry for not popping in and keeping you updated with what has been happening.  Since May 5th we have had visitors from Britain, namely my mam and step-father.  They came to see their great-granddaughter.  The trip was planned back in November and at that time we weren't sure when we would be moving.

Anyhow, their visit has been busy for both them and me, with things to do everyday.  Today (Monday) we had tea with Queen Victoria:
What both my mam and step-father found amusing was that they do not celebrate her birthday in her country of birth, but here in Canada we go all out.  There was an event at the local museum and we went and had an enjoyable time.

They leave on Saturday evening, so only a few days left now.  

A while ago I mentioned a friend/co-worker/surrogate Canadian brother had cancer.  He lost his fight last Tuesday and tomorrow (Tuesday) is his funeral.  Please say a prayer for his wife and two young children (ages 2 & 5) and his parents and family.  They are all devastated and understandably so.  

The house is coming along nicely and we had a visit on the weekend with all the family and got to look through it.  Very excited and pleased with how it is all looking.  Here are a couple of photos.  The first one is of the ceiling in the family/living room looking towards the kitchen.
That light fixture is going and shouldn't actually be there.  We are all very pleased with the look of the ceiling.

This one is of the kitchen looking towards the family room:
The counter tops are not in yet, they are a light granite I think/hope!!!  Don't remember what I ordered.  All the tiles, hardwood and carpet are in.  They are down to the nitty gritty and fingers crossed should be ready in time for us to move into.  Can't wait to show you all what's what.

I finally sold the last of the big things on Kijiji over the weekend.  Plus I got rid of all the firewood we had left over from this year.  Packing will resume in earnest after the weekend, although dh has made a start on clearing out the garage as that is a big job.  

We managed to get a lot of old wood burned on the fire pit yesterday so again a good jobbed, jobbed as I say.

Our little munchkin just turned 6 months old:
And has just got her first tooth and should be crawling pretty soon, as she doesn't like laying still!!
She is a little character that's for sure with those big blue eyes.

Another bit of news, our Little Princess is going to be a big sister in September.  It's going to be a surprise as to what sex it will be, but my bet is on a little boy.

I may not get back to posting until after next weekend, but want to thank each and every one of you who pops by and reads my blog.  I do so appreciate it.

Gill xoxo


DeniseinVA said...

Saw you pop up in my side bar so I high-tailed it over here. Your little munchkin is as sweet as can be and now another little one is on the way. Great news! Lovely to have your parents with you and for them to see their g-granddaughter too. And the new house, that looks like it's coming along beautifully. Happy days for you all.

Terra said...

You have a lot of news and a sweet 6 month old princess. Neat you all had tea with Queen Victoria. I said a prayer for your friend and his bereaved family and friends.

Rose said...

Good to see a post...I was in California for almost all of April...the 2nd--29th....but I still check your blog often. Can't believe Nora is that old. And her first tooth, too!

Congrats on the coming grandchild.

Holly Hollyson @ Full of Beans and Sausages said...

Wow - you have had a lot going on! I agree with your Mum - I had never much thought about Queen Victoria until I moved here, where people love her! So random.

I am sorry to read about your friend. Cancer is awful.

Excellent news about the new house and baby though! I can see you have had a lot going on!

William Kendall said...

I'm sorry about your friend.

On Parliament Hill they did a twenty one gun salute to Queen Victoria today.

Jane and Chris said...

So sorry about your friend.
Jane xxx

Stella Jones said...

As you say Gill, it's all happening for you right now. Enjoy these busy days with your family and plans for your new house.

Unknown said...

Gill wondered where you have been, exciting news about. Praying for the family of your friend that passed away.

Country Gal said...

Sorry to hear of your friend ! Yes this is a busy time of year for most I think ! Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

Lena said...

Wow, a lot is going on with you lately :) I'm glad you can spend time with your Mom right now. And I'm sorry about your friend.

~Carla~ said...

Sounds like all is well and you're just busy, busy!! :) Can't wait to see more photos of the house!

Jane said...

You're forgiven :) It was the munchkin photos that melted my heart!

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