This is us. We are not great (as our friends and family know) at keeping in regular touch and sending frequent photos. We hope to document big events and/or random good pics we though were worth sharing.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bertha is going through a rough spot..

Bertha has been in the hospital for the last 2 weeks and we were hoping she'd come home before we headed for Waterloo for another 3.5 weeks. She had a nice visit with her biological parents recently and she'll be spending lots of time with a caregiver while we are away. This is Bertha this week, playing with her sat monitor cord.

Great Gift!

My farewell gift was this beautiful fabric wall hanging of icebergs - you can't see it but the sewing has a woman's face in the side of one of the icebergs. This was an appropriate picture to capture Newfoundland and Labrador as well as imagery we use in conflict resolution training for people having issues, positions and interests, etc.

End of MCC Term!

This was taken at Mel's Farewell Party for benig done work at CMS after 4 years. Maria Boland (treasurer) and Mel at the BBQ.

Friends' Wedding

Gemma & Wendolyn signing their documents at the end of their wedding ceremony.

Flower Children

Maya and Aidan tossed daisies at the wedding. This is JUST before the ceremony.

Icing Wendo & Gemma's wedding cake

Gemma's nan made the traditional fruit cake and Mel iced the cake with marzipan and fondant icing.

Celebrating Eleanor's Birthday!

This is the family (including Bertha) taking Aunt Eleanor out for her birthday supper at Swiss Chalet!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Family on Hike

Maya, Scott

Aidan, Mel

Hiking Break

We went for a hike on the East Coast Trail with our MCC supervisors, the Quevals.

Playing on the floor

Bertha with maximum stimulation.

Hanging Laundry

Maya hanging sheets outside.

Bertha is Eating

This is Liz, Bertha's caregiver for 2 days and 2 nights a week feeding Bertha cereal. Each bite is one step closer to removing that NG tube. It'll be a great day when Bertha doesn't need to be tube fed.

Mel turned 31!

This is at the BBQ that Scott planned for Mel on June 17th...opening some presents.