Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: A Great Year

The year began with the start to our adoption journey,
And now we wait, with excitement, to meet our baby!
Some fabulous road trips we did take,
From our vacation to Drumheller to relaxing at Green Lake.
Koen melted our hearts with his `I Lud You',
We loved his non stop cuddles, hugs and kisses too.
Kai decided that he loves to ride his bike,
Transformers, puzzles, and dinosaurs are also amongst his likes.
I started the year with hormones way out of whack,
But for the last two months, they have been right on track!
Gary and I had a nice getaway in Courtenay,
We enjoyed the spa and great food for our anniversary.
The basement was a huge undertaking,
And the drywall portion was extremely painstaking.
We finished it all and I think it looks great,
It cost a bit more than we wanted but we didn't finish late.
There were a lot of sicknesses amongst Koen and Kai,
Like hand, foot and mouth disease and pink eye.
We took well over 50,000 photos for GC Photography,
Being able to run a small business has been such a blessing to me.
We are so thankful for our health, friends and family,
What's in store for 2011? I can't wait to see!
We were supposed to have a party here for New Years but cancelled due to our germ infestation. Koen's birthday party is also pushed back another week. Today we celebrated New Years Eve by taking Kai skating for the first time! He starts lessons on Wednesday so I really wanted him to know what it would be all about. We bought him skates and a helmet (Sports Replay...second hand). Kai is fearless in social situations and could speak in front of thousands of people no problem. However, he is afraid of new activities and so I was just hoping he would stay on the ice for more than one minute. I think he lasted 15 minutes or so. Although, at one point he was lying on the ice saying `I'll never ice skate again', I know he can do it.

I don't think I've skated for about 5 years and I had to rent terrible skates. Next time I will rent hockey skates instead....or, if Kai enjoys skating, I will just buy some hockey skates to go more often.
We figured out the best way to put drops in Kai's eyes and now I can do it by myself! Basically the Decepticons are in his eyes and we need to add some Autobots to destroy them. Works perfectly. Thank you, Transformers. This afternoon we added Bumblebee to destroy Starscream.
(Koen pretending to be Uncle Steve with his tool box)
A boring video but sort of shows him skating:) The goal this year is to learn how to make good videos and add music and photos etc. I know I can do it, I just feel that I don't have time to do it.

So, I need to go play Chutes and Ladders (I hope I lose!) so I will just finish by saying that I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and I look forward to seeing what 20111 has in store for all of us! Hopefully a baby for the Chapmans:)
Love, Louise


  1. Great poem! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. I love that you made the events of your year rhyme :)

  3. Happy New Year to you and your family! What a fun look at your past year. I wish the best to you this coming year.

  4. I love the poem! Also, love the use of Tranformers :) Moms, have to be so smart sometimes :)

  5. Have a great new year - we were going to call this week but read about your pink eye infestation :( Mike and I both had it two years ago but managed to keep it from Finn.. the doctor laughed at Mike, hazard of being married to a teacher.

    We are taking Finn for his first skate this afternoon, we've been trying to prep him that it will take awhile to learn but he is pretty confident that he is going to be awesome.

    Have a great 2011, hoping it brings you lots more adventures!