Sunday, May 21, 2006

Doug and Elissa in 2006... So Far!

Hey Everyone! Doug and I have decided that we would like to share with you some of the things that have been going on in our lives. It is so hard to keep in contact with everyone, so we thought this blog could be used to post some pictures and information about what we have been up to lately, and hopefully it will help us stay in contact with some of you a bit more easily. Here's 2006 (a recap), thus far.

In February, Doug and I had to opportunity to go on a one week Caribbean cruise with some friends of ours from Abbotsford. We had an amazing time dining out, sitting by the pool in the middle of winter, and exploring all kinds of beaches and exotic locations. We stopped at Key West, Florida, the Grand Cayman Islands, and also in Cozumel, Mexico. It was kind of a spontaneous trip, but we were so glad we took the opportunity to relax and have fun together.

Here we are in Mexico posing in front of our cruise ship!

Here we are in Grand Cayman.
The water was as amazing as it looks!

At the end of April I happily finished up my last classes at UCFV, thus ending my career as a university student (for now)! It was a huge relief to finally finish that chapter of my life, but it is a bit intimidating to begin looking for work. So far, I have not found a job yet, but there have been a few good leads. Hopefully something will come soon, but until then, it is kind of nice to have a break from the stresses of life.

The beginning of May marked an exciting time in the Toew's family, a wedding! Doug's youngest brother Nathan married a wonderful woman named Rosanna, giving us another sister-in-law. Doug and I had the opportunity to be a part of the wedding party, a huge honor for us. It ended up being a beautiful wedding and a fun weekend of reaquainting with friends and family from far away.

For the bachelor party Doug and Erik (the oldest
Toews' brother) planned an afternoon of paintball.
Here are all the boys.

Here's a new look at the Toews' siblings (minus Kristi).

Here's Doug and I, dressed up in our finest!

That's it for the update! We'll keep you posted!


Jamie said...

Yay Elissa (and Doug)! The blog looks great so far. I'll be checking in for more updates!!!

Kirsten said...

Welcome to the blog world Elissa! So fun. Your family is joining quicker than I can keep up! I will check in here and there to see what is new in your life. So great to get to know you through the wedding.

Nathan & Rosanna Toews said...

Elissa, you are beautiful! I love the blog. You are an excellent writer! You are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

What a great looking couple! It will be neat to check in on the two of you via your blog. Hope you find a job soon, Elissa.

Heather Peters said...

I'm SOOO excited that you guys finally have a blog to keep all of us updated on all the exciting things in your life. I miss you guys!! Be sure to check out my blog, too.

Vanessa said...

welcome to blogging land!! since i dont' see you guys at apollo anymore at least i can check up on you here!! :)

Anonymous said...

You guys lay down a great blog.