Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for:

1. My friend Laura's generosity.  She won tickets to Giggle Ridge Mini Golf at Cultus Lake and wasn't able to use them so we were able to take the kids!   Nya was a bit young for it but we had fun. I don't think we'd pay $9/person to play but we would pay $1.50 for the rides that they have there!

We did it the morning of my plane ride so it kept my mind from getting nervous!

2.  Koen doing so well at the dentist!   So did I, in case you were wondering.  By the way, if you live in Vancouver and are looking for a dentist, my friend Rob's wife, Mina, just opened up a practice which you can find here.   It's too far for us to go to but I would recommend it!

3.  Impark guy on the phone.  I had a doctor's appointment last week that went 20 minutes over the time I had paid.  I got a $60 parking ticket.  The problem was that I was in a hospital gown for my physical exam and was unable to go put more money in the meter when the doctor ran late.  Once home,  I called impark and after waiting for 30 minutes on the line, he waived my ticket (`one time only!').  It was a slightly awkward conversation talking about physical exams at the doctor.  
4.  Spending quality time with my boys.  I took them climbing to try it out as I wanted to see if I should sign them up for a 3 month class.  They both worked so hard.   Koen did a great job cheering Kai on with `Go brother go!'.  After each climb, he told the teacher, `I'm a little bit of a professional climber now!'.  

Kai reached the top of each one!  I have signed him up for the course.  Koen decided he would rather do something different.  Glad we tried it out.

PS It's very high but you can't tell from this photo.  So brave!

5.  Making my mom a mom 36 years ago today!  It was a terrible labour but I was worth it:)  Thankful for 36 years of life so far.  Happy birthday to me!!

All right, that's it for this week.  I have many more things to be thankful for but now I must enjoy my birth day.



  1. Happy Birthday, Louise! It sounds like you have a great day planned. Enjoy!

  2. Love these posts:)

    Happy birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day with many little blessings along the way.

  3. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Happy Birthday! I saw you driving around Fort Langley, hope you enjoyed your amazing date!
    Lynn W

  4. Happy Birthday Louise!

    That mini golf place looks awesome! we'll have to hit it up!

    your boys are so brave! i sure hope thomas and elliott are that brave when they're older! :)