Hello All!! Yes, I am finally going to try to get this blogging thing up and running and again. I thought I would get to this all the time, but alas, I have not!!
Just a short note, as it is late, and I am getting sleepy!! It has been three months since I last updated you all of our lives. We are doing very well. I am now (as of this week) on regular EI. It also means that I have to start looking for work. I hate looking for work. It is almost worse than the work itself:)
I will be (Lord willing) taking an Insurance course in June, in Vancouver.It is only a week, so it is a pretty attainable thing for me to do. I can advance in my career, with more courses that I take. I am really excited about this. Unti then, I will just find something to help us through the next few months. I have been working w/ a wondeful career counsellor, as well as I took a course in nov/dec (3 weeks long), about decision making (careers), so that was very enlightening.
Christmas was a wonderful time. We spent it w/ my family, and we had a great time of laughter, and visiting, and of course, food and pressies!! And yes, it was a white Christmas. Anker said that he wants to spend every Christmas with them!! I guess we will have to work it around visiting his sister, and her family around that time, too!! Anker gets along great w/ my family and loves joke around w/ my younger brothers, or help out around the ranch, with Joseph, or whoever else needs him.
Speaking of Joseph, he is officially dating a WONDERFUL young lady, Cadence. They have been friends for years, and as of last spring (I think), my parents said that they felt that he was old/mature enough to spend more time (and time alone) w/ her. This is the first time my parents have had an under -19 yro child w/ a b/g/friend. I am not sure if they know what to make of it:) This is all so new to them. But they are very "for it", so that is great. Cade's family attends our home church, and is also homeschooled. The mom's have been friends for a long time:) She is only a few months younger than Joseph (Cadence, not the mom).
Vienna turns "Sweet 16" next month!! I can't believe it. It seems like only yesterday she was my live doll, who I played around with and dressed up. Now, I am feeling old!!
As of Jan 1, Anker is now working Full time at the church here in Kamloops. He works btwn 3-6 hours every day. Yes, sometimes on weekends. He also is working at the Dental Centre. He is very tired alot of the time, and goes to sleep around 7pm and wakes up around 3 am. For him, it works, for me? Not so much. He wasnt feeling well at the beginning of the year (well, actually, in Nov he started not feeling well), and we thought it was a wheat allergy, but he got sick two weekends in a row, and he didnt eat any wheat, so we went to the DR, and he (anker) got some more tests done, and we think it is now IBS. For the most part, Anker has been feeling better. Not sure why, as we really havent done alot of changes to his diet. So, that makes it a bit strange, too! I guess we are eating healthier.
Our first Valentine's Day as a married couple didnt go so well. The intent of the evening was good, but things happened, and the evening didnt end great. So, last weekend, I decided to take matters into my own hands and whisk him away to my parents B&B. It was a great weekend. We really needed it. Had a nice chat w/ my family. Everyone said we all looked better than we did at Christmas!! (not that i was feeling bad then, but I guess I look better now)
I have started (again) w/ Weight Watchers.I finally got sick and tired of being overweight. I have lost 6 pounds already, and, although it has been hard (we Moilliets LOVE our food), I feel that it is well worth it. I just need to up my excerise!
That is all for now..More stuff to come, but it is late, and I my eyes are drooping.