Sunday, 18 March 2012

Fallen off the wagon!

I had promised myself to be diligent and have a post up everyday! Five days in and I failed!  No excuses here but things have been really busy!  But here I go again. This time I will set a more reasonable challenge - post five times a week.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Our New Project!

For the longest time, we have been talking about purchasing an income property!  We have come close so many times that i began to think that we would never actually follow through!


But we DID!!!  Last month, we had an inside on a property that was going to market.  My husband had been eyeing this property for quite some time.  A cute little bungalow with great bones needing a little bit of love.   We took possession this week!! 

Over the next few weeks we will be getting it ready for our new special tenant (more on that later!)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Happy Birthday Justin!

We celebrated Justin's birthday this weekend!  He shares his birthday with one of my closest high school friend's little girl.  We enjoyed the afternoon celebrating her milestone with their family and friends.  Later that night, I made supper for a few of Justin's friends and then we headed out for a night on the town.  We are so lucky to have both my parents and Justin's mom close by.  They are always willing to babysit Baby Girl.  So out we went! It was a late night but a good one shared with some great friends!

Cocotte

Our Baby Girl has so many nicknames but she is most often called 'Cocotte'.  My side of the family is french and  it's just a habit for french people to call cute little girls 'cocotte'!  It's so cute because Justin even calls her that and his side of the family started as well!   I have a few other names for her, Baby Girl, Peanut, Doudounne and Bidounne.

Auntie Nancy with Baby Girl
Doudounne and Bidounne have been restricted! We've been calling my sister Doudounne forever (Bidounne is my short form).  Auntie Doudounne has decided that as much as she loves her niece, she does not wish to share her name with her.  So Cocotte, Baby Girl and Peanut it is!  Oh! and sometimes we actually call her by her  given name :)

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Baby Girl!

Last September, we were blessed with the most perfect little girl!  Baby girl has without a doubt changed our lives!  Being together for nearly 15 years, it sure was an adjustment but we couldn't be happier.  My new job as a stay at home mom for the year is without doubt the most fun I have had in years.  We still can't get over how fast she is growing.  I always thought that saying was so clich√© but it really is true. Today we went to visit friends who just had their second baby boy four days ago and we both couldn't believe that 6 months ago Baby girl was that tiny!

Baby Girl on her birthday!



Baby Girl

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Our first born

Back in 2006, we lived in Chicoutimi, Qu√©bec!  Back in the day, my husband and I were in the military...(oh! how we often miss those days!).  This posting came to us as a bit of a surprise because Justin did not speak much French and if you've ever been in the Saguenay Region, you would know that they barely know what "Yes" & "No" mean.  My husband had been after me to get a puppy for quite some time.  I wasn't sold on the idea but if I was ever to give in, it had to be a dog that did not shed or drool.  I felt like I owed him as the posting was due entirely because of me.

As luck would have it, I came across an add in the local newspaper of a breeder selling Airedale Terriers.  I remember debating whether I should tell my husband because if I did, I knew he would convince me that we HAD to get one.  Well, am I ever happy that I decided to go for it!

We met with the breeder and he suggested we take the one with the yellow collar as he was tame and since we were first time owners, he would be a good match for us!!!   Justin suggested we call him "Bones"!  I was sold right away! Justin's dad used to call him "bones" growing up and it was just perfect.

Bones is our little man and we love him like crazy!  Never thought it possible to love an animal so much.  But look at him.  How could we not???

BONES
 AKA; Bonesey Bones, Boney Boney, Bonesey....

Friday, 2 March 2012

Here we go!!

Day one of our family blog! Why??  Let's just say that the Wheeler family always has some sort of project or crazy idea on the go.  Whether it be travels, home renos, DIY, new business adventures, there is always something in the works.  Why not document our adventures and share our love of life.

Join us At the Wheel of Life!