Friday, June 16, 2006

Football, Camping, and More,,,

Alot has been happening in our lives lately! Here's a little update. Just a few days ago Doug and I had our new sofas delivered to our house. It is nice to finally have furniture of our own, rather than hand-me-downs from everyone else. Unfortunately, we just found out a couple of weeks ago that our landlords are selling their house. Because of this, Doug and I will soon be looking for another place to live. This just means we will have more furniture to move this time around.

Last weekend, we went camping with Erik, Jamie, Micah, Nathan, Rosanna, and Mom & Dad Toews. We had a great site up at Hick's Lake, near Harrison Hot Springs. Rosanna, Jamie, Micah and I ended up heading up there early on Friday to set up the campsite before everyone else arrived. I think the boys thought we wouldn't know what to do without them, but when they arrived that evening we had all the tents set up, a roaring fire, and supper ready. The weather was a bit strange that weekend, it would be raining one minute and sunny the next, but we still ended up having a great time hanging out with family, eating great camping food, and sitting aroung the campfire. Here's a few pictures from our weekend.

Here's me and Micah, my cutest and most favorite nephew (yet!).

Doug and I enjoyed some time by the lake.

The Newlyweds on their first camping trip with the family.

Micah loves playing with his Uncle Doug, and I think Doug has a soft spot for his little nephew.

Here I am with my sisters-in-law. I couldn't ask for better! Over the past few weeks that I have been job hunting, the girls and I have been spending an awful lot of time together-- shopping, walking in the park, going for picnics-- it's going to be bittersweet when I do begin work!
The weekend before we went camping, Doug and I went to a BC Lions game with our friends Stuart and Elisa. The happened to have some tickets to an exhibition game, so we headed out to Vancouver for the evening. I can't say that I watched a whole lot of the game, Elisa and I probably talked through most of it, but I do know that Calgary won.

Here's Elisa and I. We have more in common than just our name!

Here's Stu and Doug watching the game intently.

Finally, I have some great news to report-- I have a job! Starting this Monday, I will be Trinity Western University's new Admissions Application Assistant. After a couple long weeks of sending out resumes and waiting by the phone, yesterday was great day. I had one job offer (the one from Trinity), an interview for a Teacher's Assistant position in a local elementary school, and a call for an interview at a bank as well. In the end, I decided to take the job being offered to me, and I am excited to start. Once again, God has been faithful to Doug and I, as we have been waiting and praying about a job for me for some time now.
Well, I think that's it! I just want to say thanks to those that have encouraged and prayed for me in the last weeks of job hunting. I'll let you know how the first week goes!


Jamie said...

Yay for an update! The couches look great and very comfortable!

Vanessa said...

Yay on the job!! I'm going to Trinity next year so perhaps I will see you here and there around!! Great pictures too!

Nathan & Rosanna Toews said...

What an informative post Elissa! Love the pictures and the memories. Bittersweet is right... I miss you already and it is only your first day of work! Praying for you!

Janelle said...

hey guys! just wanted to stop by & say hello!
i'm super jealous of your nice furniture - some day i'll enjoy that too!!!!
i'm so happy to see that you are doing so well - and a new job - yippeee!
i'll keep checking back - i love all of your pictures - could you two be any more of a gorgeous couple?? doubt it!
take care!!!!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Love the furniture. Trev and I are on search for some new stuff for when we move into our house. Great to see what's new in your lives. I really enjoyed our visit when we were in BC almost 2 years ago. Are you still living in the same place???

Elissa said...

We sure are enjoying the new furniture-- I'm actually enjoying it right now! For your information(Trevor and Rebekah), Doug and I are currently living in a different suite than the one that you guys saw-- but not for long! We're already looking around for another place to move.

Erica said...

Eli; you look wondeful & everything on here is dang sweet! I'm pumped that life is going well for you guys... also cool that you'll be working at Trinity - if you ever meet a recruiter named Laura, she's super nice and super good at her job, almost had me going there! Anyway, blessings on you and Doug! I'll check in more often now that I know you have a blog.

Amy Smith said...

Hey guys, love the new furniture. It looks very comfy. And I am also proud of you for having your camp site all up and ready for when the boys came. Way to go!
Congrats on the new job!!