Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring and Stuff

Spring is here! Kinda. Snow teases here and there. Spring is so beautiful in contrast to a long, cold winter.

Our one year anniversary is quickly approaching. A whole wonderful year of marriage! I really mean "wonderful!", and Shawn would say the same thing. He tells me :) We give glory to God for that. It is He who works in us to will and to act according to his good purpose for our marriage. We are planning to celebrate our first anniversary with a little weekend get-a-way to a little mountain town near Calgary.

Shawn in approaching the end of his second semester at Ambrose. He is in the thick of finals. Lord willing, he will be graduating in April 2010. A month ago he played drums for the worship team of a 3-day youth conference hosted by the students at his university. He has been preparing with this team since September, so it was so cool to see it come together with hundreds of youth having a blast and worshiping Jesus.

My best friend Lydia was here for 5 awesome days in March! We had great time hanging out with her, showing her around Calgary some, and taking a trip to see the mountains in Banff. We also got to do some cooking together. We made whole-wheat pizza and mole enchiladas from scratch :)

Shawn and my brother Aldo (who is getting married on December 19th) celebrated birthdays on March 26th. I threw a costume party for Shawn on March 28th.

The party hosting continued the next week as my friend Megan and I throw a baby Shower for our dear friend Crystal who is expecting a baby girl in May. Crystal calls me "Auntie Tania" and I think the name will stay :)

Work is great; I'm feeling more confident in my tasks and truly enjoy the work that I do. As director over fund development and marketing/communications, I have the pleasure of doing a variety of things. I recently completed our Spring newsletter, as well as planning a spring fundraising event called Sweet Hope (Dessert-Theatre Charity Event). I have also recently started meeting with the planning committee for our Fall Gala. In between those things, I stay busy writing grant applications and finding new sources of funding for Sonshine.

Hope you enjoyed this little update. Stay in touch.


1 comment:

Tmad, Lmad, and Dmad said...

Yea!! We love hearing what is going on with you two!! Seriously, was the snow in the picture of Shawn's birthday real!!?!? (That question shows what a naive Texan I am!!)

Glad everything is going well...cannot believe that your first year of marriage has come and gone! I am glad God has and will continue to bless your love!

Keep on blogging!!