There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle......
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

~Albert Einstein~


Kyle got braces today. He's been waiting for a very long time to get them. He is in some pain today, but hopefully tommorrow he will feel better. In about 2 years Kyle will have a 7000.00 dollar smile........ain't it great

Jolanda and her son came for a visit on the weekend. She is very special to a daughter. We are good friends with her parents and we used to live in the same city once upon a time. Many miles separate us now, but when we see them it's like nothing has changed. There aren't too many friends around like that. Jolanda is a married woman now with 2 young children of her own.....makes me realize how much time has gone by. It was great to see her again.


Hello friends and family,

I just wanted to let everyone know that in approx. a week I am going to make this blog private. If you would like to continue to be a reader of my blog please just send me an email and I will forward you the link. It has been an awseome journey so far and if you would like to still be a part of it just let me know.

God Bless
~Debbie~ are willing to be seen like this. This is the work of the very talented Maya Kurtz.

Rod put together a video of our christmas celebrations. The file was to big to upload so I put a link if you would like to view it. The quality is not the best, but you get the idea anyway.



Boxing Day my brother Donnie and Shauna and the kids arrived. We had a turkey dinner with them and opened gifts. We had a wonderful time with them. They were able to stay and spend New Year's with us. Our kids always enjoy spending time with their cousins. Jody and her family joined us for New Year's as well. We spent the evening eating chinese food and playing games. Maya also had her first sleepover at Auntie Jody's house on New Year's eve. Maya loved it, but Denaye did not........Kyle came to the rescue and slept with Denaye all night. Denaye was not upset that Maya went, she was upset that she was not allowed to go.

Christmas was very special this year......our family was complete. Last year our girls were missing from the family photo. Sam had told me that it was a good christmas because I had all of my children with me.....bless his little heart. To all of our family and friends...may 2008 be a special year for all of us and thank you for your love and really means the world to all of our family.
Happy New Year
Rod, Debbie, Taylor, Jesse, Kyle, Sam, Maya and Denaye.


Christmas this year was hectic and full of laughter and so much was just how I thought it was going to be. Santa arrived right on time and Sam was up by 6:00 a.m......I tried to hold him off, but he was so excited he was shaking!!! I had to wake the rest of the kids as Sam could just not stand it anymore. They had such a blast checking out what Santa had brought them. Denaye and Maya were a real treat to watch. Maya wanted a dollhouse and Santa did not disappoint her. They were a little overwhelmed at times by all of the gifts, but they really caught on quite quickly how it all worked. Now Maya yells at her siblings to stay away from her stuff....oh how things have changed ina short few months. We tried something new this year....I usually cook christmas dinner, but this year we joined some good friends at the Coast Terrace Inn for a Christmas brunch. It was lovely and the kids liked the buffet style and I liked that there was no mess to clean up. My mom, Jamie and Heather were with us on Christmas Day. It was a great day and we were all so tired that we went to be early that night.