Friday, July 24, 2009

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

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And here we are! After some crappy fly time (mya does not like flying) we finally arrived thursday night and were soooooooo happy to finally be home! We've learned that traveling with a baby gets you things that you wouldn't get otherwise, such as: getting to the front of the customs line and getting the row on the plane to yourself. Mind you, the only reason we got both of those things is cause she was screaming. On the second part of the flight, we managed to actually get her to sleep and made a makeshift bed on the seat between us:


I wish i was still small enough to sleep for hours on an airplane seat. As of today (saturday) we're still trying to get her adjusted to the time change and hopefully it won't take too much longer since i'm tired of waking up at 5am when she thinks its actually 9am...

On the weekend before we left we had a bbq at ashley and rachel's to see everyone one last time before being gone for good.

The weather turned out beautifully, the food was good and the kids really enjoyed it. It was sad to leave at the end though. Mya also got to spend some time with her boyfriend and future husband, Harri (who adores her):


He kept giving her kisses and rubbing her cheeks and head! It was love. She even took a nap in his bed and rachel said it was the first girl harri ever had in his bed...haha!

One last thing to post before going to have breakfast: Mya learned a couple days ago that she has a tongue so we've been getting a tongue stuck out at us all the time now. I keep thinking how cute it is now, but how rude it'll be when she's 13.
Ok, time for breakfast! and i have to go relieve adam of his morning shift with mya as she thinks it's normal to be awake right now.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The search is over!

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So........Adam got a full time teaching job back home!!! He'll be teaching at the Digby Regional High School so that means we'll be living either in Digby, Annapolis Royal, or some other place nearby. We are both super excited that there will be a job waiting for him when we get back...now we can just sit back and enjoy our summer vacation. The question now is do we rent or do we buy? Buying would be so much fun, but it's so permanent and we aren't sure where we'll be at this time next year and we don't want the hassle of having to sell if we're moving far away. Also, we'll be arriving back in the country with zero furniture and a lot more furniture is involved in a house than an apartment. I. just. hate. renting! I hate dealing with landlords, and damage deposits, and leases and always less than enough room! And, I'm tired of moving around all the time...a new place every year...as Mya grows up she's gonna think we're on the run or something.

buy? rent? buy? rent? arghhhhhh!!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Goings on

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I don't know how i'm finding the time to do this considering mya never sleeps during the week when i'm here alone with her. she's a model child on the weekends when adam is home from work and it's 2 vs. 1, but during the week she knows it's even and breaks out the big guns. i guess i shouldn't complain cause they only stay little for so long...

This is adam's last week at brooke weston! woo hoo! we're both super pumped (him probably more than me)...and that means we're coming home in 10 days! we've actually started crossing things off our to do list which makes me feel a little less like i'm spiraling into a crazy moving-away-i'm-never-doing-this-again fit of hysteria.
we still have to:
-set up the car insurance
-close our bank account here
-sell adam's golf clubs
-buy some last minute things that you can only get here

This weekend we'll be renting a car and having a going away bbq at ashley and rachel's to see everyone one last time before we take off. it should be good fun and we'll try to get some pics with our wicked awesome disposable camera. And before we take the car back next week we're planning a trip to THE BABY MEGASTORE! i know. it's going to be insanity. I've been wanting to go there since we arrived in this country and i found out it existed, but havent had a chance until now. it is only the biggest baby store i have ever seen. think costco but filled with everything baby. literally.

ok, enough blogging for today. i have to try and get other things done while baby girl conner is in dreamland.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

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Today is our 2nd anniversary! I can't believe 2 years have gone by already...where has the time gone? Speaking of time going by fast, this is also mya's four month birthday! When adam gets home from work and showers (today was sports day at school) maybe we'll get out for a celebratory supper. Although that would require a last minute babysitter and when you don't know anyone who babysits that poses a bit of a problem. We could always take the baby with us, but that sort of puts a damper on the romantic occasion now doesn't it? Oh well, we'll figure something out.

Is it the first 2 years they say are the hardest? Or is it the first five? Either way, the first 2 years have been amazing and if it's the first five they talk about i'm sure the next three will be even better. I'm excited to see what's in store for us in the next fifty years!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Packing! Packing! Packing!

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Well, the packing has officially started and i didn't realize how much baby stuff mya has! We already knew we'd have to pack one more bag than we're allowed, but we didnt know it would be filled with baby things! So, i guess today marks the day our apt starts to look messy and crappy until we leave. By the way, i HATE moving...and moving overseas is only one of the biggest moves you can make. We definitely won't be moving to another country any time soon, that's for sure. We're glad we made the decision to come here, though, cause it was a good experience and i think we'll look back and realize what a good time we had, it just blows having to pack your whole life into a couple suitcases and fly into the next (unknown) chapter of your life. It feels like we've been doing this moving from place to place thing for awhile now and we can't wait to buy a house and settle down somewhere for longer than a year. It'll be nice to have a place to call home.

Anyways, enough rambling. Time to shower and get mya ready for bed. I think we'll be done packing for tonight, but we'll pick up again tomorrow. Night!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

3 week countdown and a new first!

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Exactly three weeks from today we'll be boarding a plane at Heathrow to fly back to good ol' Nova Scotia! yay us! We're both really excited about the move and I can tell Mya is excited too even though she doesn't say anything.

In other news: Mya rolled over today for the very first time and i missed it cause my back was turned long enough to put the camera down. stupid camera. When i turned back she was on her belly...! I msged adam at work to let him know and while i was typing she rolled onto her back! Both in one day! I was so happy and proud of her! She's been working on it for quite some time now and i'm realizing how much she's grown in her four little months of life! it's a very sad and happy day.

Three weeks! yay! rolling over! yay!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day to all our fellow Canadians back home! The brits don't tend to celebrate canada day over here so we've been hard pressed to find some canadian flags, fireworks and little canadian flag tattoos...so i guess you guys will just have to do a little extra celebrating for us! Hope everyone ends up having an awesome day and we'll be home soon!