Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I realized something today...

Today was my first day back at school since December and I realized something...

I have friends! :) Ok, so it sounds silly to say that out loud now that I'm writing it, but to me it feels pretty significant! I'm not the most outgoing person you'll ever meet and I'm not so good at the first steps of making new friends.

But... today as I bumped into people I knew from last semester and caught up on how the holidays were, I realized that I've made a couple of friends here at Prov... and that makes my little heart happy :)
Thank you Jesus for friends!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

6 month anniversary getaway :)

As you saw in the last post, Bobby and I were able to celebrate (a little early) our 6 month anniversary at the place we went for our honeymoon (this time just 2 nights instead of a week though!). We have found a great little spot called Barrier Bay in the Whiteshell Provincial Park and absolutely love it there! We had an amazing time there this summer and weren't surprised to discover that it's just as wonderful (if not more wonderful!) in the winter.

A couple months back, I was notified that my anniversary present was a 2 night stay at Barrier Bay and I couldn't have been more thrilled! We figured that we probably won't be able to go back there anytime soon since we'll be in Japan for most of the rest of our lives together so we splurged and called it our 6 month anniversary celebration :)

After a LONG two months of waiting, we finally headed up to Whiteshell on January 4th and settled back into "our cabin". It's so beautiful up there... so peaceful and quiet that it's hard to describe! It's right on the lake but sheltered by trees. There were a ton of birds we saw and I really enjoyed that. (Except for the one that hit our window while we were watching a movie!) They have bird feeders set up by two windows and we were able to see some woodpeckers, bluejays, nuthatches, and chickadees... (and those are just the ones I know the names of!)

On Wednesday we tried out their free snowshoes and had a great little hike on the trail they have made. I think I found a new favorite form of winter exercise! The cabin was great too... this time we actually used the gas fireplace (didn't need to in summer!) and it was so nice to have such a cozy little spot to curl up infront of :)

We thought these trees looked like Charlie Brown trees :)

Don't worry, I wasn't always this unstable! :P

I got a little thirsty :)

I'm so thankful for this special time we could have together. Thanks for the wonderful little getaway, Bobby. Happy 6 month anniversary! I love you!

a Snowshoe adventure!

Bobby and I went on a little adventure this week... Bobby arranged for a 2 night stay at Barrier Bay (where we went for our honeymoon) to celebrate our 6 month anniversary! They have complimentry snow shoes to use so we tried it out and had a blast! Here's a clip of our little adventure...