May 28, 2009

Long Beach

-Deserted ocean front. Long Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada.-

It's been a while since our last post and there are two good reasons for that. First, we're on dial-up (which I can't do anything about...ugh) and secondly, I was not home to post as I took a little road trip to the coast (many pictures to follow). So here I will post my formal apology for the long blogging silence. I'm sorry. And now for the first of the pictures from my trip.

May 8, 2009


So what are we up to?

I was thinking the other day about how long it has been since I have posted a personal blog. So what are we up to? That's a good question. To attempt an answer, we've been up to life.

-An early morning visit to UBC.-

Since getting home, Trev has found a job working as a parts person, fabricating all sorts of steel doo-dads for an agriculture manufacturing shop out of my hometown in Clive. He seems to really enjoy working with the crew out there and while I'm scared of him reverting into a red-neck, he seems to enjoy the company. As we are living with my parents, rent free (bless their souls), in Red Deer (That's in good ol' Canada...) Trev has been commuting about a half an hour. He likes his drive. He says it gives him thinking/praying time. And, as the weather here is slowly improving he's working on getting his '81 Suzuki motorbike into a drivable condition so he can start riding to work.

-Hiking down to the river from my parent's place.-

And me... I've spent the last few months working on getting Trev into university (He'd like to be attending full time towards an Ed. degree by this fall), getting my teaching prerequisites in order, getting to know my two nephews and making up for lost time with family.

We have also joined a church and started attending a bible study held by some old friends. We are enjoying being a part of a church again and having a group of people to walk through life with. We are still missing Seoul and our friends there but we are slowly working our way back into a life here. And, while we wait to hear from universities, we're looking forward to a summer of weddings, camping and discovering the treasures of the west.

To sum it all up and to repeat what I wrote at Christmas, God is continually showing us what it means to 'bloom where we're planted'.

May 1, 2009


-Sydney Opera House as taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.-

We thought that our days of fame were over when we ventured back to our home and native land... then Schmap found us! It's not that we're being published in a newspaper in London (again) or that we're being interviewed for our thoughts by one of the leading Korean news agencies. No, this time it's Trev's photography that's being noticed. Trev's picture of the Sydney Opera House has been included as a part of the internationally acclaimed Schmap Sydney Guide for 2009.