As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trailer Pics

The trailer has been delivered and it's useable now! YEAH!!!!!! Next year we will need to look at a proper deck and the skirting around the bottom, but that will come with time. We've got the basics now (dishes, a pot, a pan, a set of towels), so we're able to get there whenever we want. Jason, Alyson, Courtney (our neice) and I were there last weekend (Bruce was called into work because of the VIA rail strike). The sun poked it's head out in the mornings, and rain came later each day, but that was alright because we had a roomy trailer to hang out in. Here's some pictures.

From the back corner of the lot

Looking through the front picture window into the living room

Looking at the side into the dining area
The master bedroom
Willow looking at the birds out the kitchen window
Jason's new boat

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's Official!

Well, those of you who read Jenn's blog will know that it's now official............the boy's adoption is final! They are now legally Legge's. Bruce and I went with my mom and dad to support Jenn and Kevin when they went to court on Tuesday. Kevin's parents, along with Shannon (Jenn's best friend and the boy's God mom) were there to. It wasn't a big pomp and circumstance ceremony, but it was very emotional for many of us. For me, as Jenn's mom, it was such a joy to see that after coming to grips with infertility, how she has relied on her faith that God had a child for her and Kevin. She has been richly rewarded with two beautiful little boys, who have the most delightful personalities and are the joy of her life. Bruce and I are so happy that we have been here this past year to support Jenn and Kevin and to become active grandparents. To see the boy's faces light up when we walk in the room, to have them clap and say "yeah" when they see us............we truly are blessed.
Ethan Josef Legge

Owen David Legge

Has a nice ring to it don't you think?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Young Update

It's been a while since I blogged. I often formulate great blogs in my mind, but never do get around to posting them. Life here though continues to be busy, and good. Work has been great. I love the challenges and am seeing great progress in our programs and staff (more on that in a future post). Bruce and I are truly enjoying being back in Ontario. We are getting to see our kids on a regular basis, we got to be there for James at his convocation (more about my thoughts on that in a future post), and we have developed a wonderful relationship with the twins as we see them growing.

Last week, we did our usual and booked a cottage for a week (in Barry's Bay, just outside of Algonquin Park), leaving it open for the kids to come up when and if they wanted. It's a wonderful, peaceful area as 90% of the land surrounding the lake is crown land, so it is unspoiled and will stay that way with no future development. Everyone came and spent a bit of time. It was a great week. Here's some pics:

Alyson and Willow with Ethan and Owen
Charlie and Willow commiserating

"Mr. Sandman" Owen

Ethan having a great time in his "boat"

Chillaxin' in the pool

The Young men by the fire
SBG (Spoiled By Grandpa!)

OK, OK, so I spoil them too

Sunset on the lake

Looking up from the road to our site where our new trailer will go

That's right folks! We loved the area so much that we bit the bullet and bought a trailer. There was 1 spot that had come available on a quiet private road in the resort park. It has water views, and there are about 8 trailers that share the dock and small beach area. It is tucked away from the rest of the "resort" where the playground, large docks and more public beach are. It's beautiful. The trailer is a "cottager" trailer that is 14 ft wide, has 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a large open concept living room, dining room and kitchen with full size appliances. It comes fully furnished. It should be in place on the lot by the end of this week, so LOOK OUT WEEKENDS, HERE WE COME! Our own "Happy Place" in God's paradise!
View of the lake from our lot