Rain Happens

Friday, October 27, 2006

Tianna had a baby girl on Oct 26 at 8:20 a.m. She weighed 5lbs 15 oz. Just a little peanut like her auntie Shanaya.Her name is Danai Kirbey Riemer. You pronounce her name Da nay. Tianna had to have a C-section after an unsuccessful attempt to turn the baby who was breech with feet down. I don't know about you but I we think she is the cutest thing ever and are freeking out to hold her. Needless to say I'm sure that sweet little bald head will be covered in curls by the time most of us get to see her. I,Denise, will go home as soon as I get my residency card. I need it so I can get back into Ireland. So you will see me hopefully in late Feb. or early March. Gary is sitting here pouting because he wants to go home now. We are surely a family of girls this makes 10 grand daughters and 1 greatgrand daughter for my dad. No boys yet. We are truley blessed.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Well we were truley spoiled when Jack showed up. He had a suitcase full of goodies for us. Everything from Tootsie rolls to Stoned Wheat Thin crackers, and of course Tim Hortons Coffee!! TaLeah was thankful for Ketchup chips and I was thankful for my marshmallow banana candies. I now have a great supply of chocolate chips and swiss water decaf coffee. I was so excited that I put Jacks suitcase on the stove which was the only space on the counter big enough for the case and without knowing banged the knob to turn on the stove burner and proceeded to melt Jacks suitecase. This after Jack even had to pay an overweight fee to bring it. He could still use it and would not take one of ours, we had two new ones here to offer but he would not take one. The red dress was sent by Stephanie Erdt as she thought TaLeah might need a fix of dressing up as Miss Bootie, ask Steph for details. Double left click on the pic to get a better idea of what he brought. WE ARE LOVED and thank you to all who donated to the cause!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Well here sits Gary in his office, or should I say on the cement slab the shed will sit on. The shed was ordered 9 weeks ago and we were told 3-6 weeks. So after 8 weeks it finally arrived only to be told it could not be delivered and set up for 2 more weeks!!!! Our furniture from Canada came and was in our house faster than that. Maybe we should have had one sent from Canada? Everything in the house is in a bit of a tip waiting for the shed. We have livingroom chairs in our bedroom because some of the furniture in the living room is going in the family room but most of what is going in the shed is in the family room including the dozens of boxes of Garys book, the book shelves and love seat and chair. We also have not hung any pictures in the house because that is hard to do until the furniture is where you want it. We also bought light fixtures, because most of the house had only bare bulbs and the ones that had a fixture it was just a paper shade hanging on the bulb, resembling a wasps nest. But this too had a tie to the shed because we did not want to pay the electrician twice so we were waiting to have them put up when the shed got its electrical done. I am very tired of bare bulbs and wasps nests.I am also waiting to paint my bedroom,which is a nice shade of purple, but there is too much stuff in the room to get around. Well enough of the moaning. We still live better than most people in the world. We do however have a beautiful Victorian syle fireplace that we had cleaned so we could use and it gives us a wonderful cozy atmosphere at night during our rainy evenings. I would say it my favorite feature of the house!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

We had a great night at Gary's induction service. The evening started with our little but mighty worship team leading us with some of Gary and my favorite songs, All for Jesus and Be Thou My Vision are just a couple. Then the Ernie Tromsness, the missionary who has been working here for 20 some odd years with his wife Nancey, shared how Lee Valley Bible Church was started and how it got to the stage of getting Gary as its pastor. Then Jack got up and shared a little of what he new of us and showed the video clip that was shown at our goodbye at Summerland Baptist. This clip gave the people here a new picture of Gary I'm sure, a little strange but definatly loved by a church family. Then Gary took his vows and was prayed for. The evening ended with Gary giving a benediction, as only Gary can do.
Gary took Jack to a few of the many places in Ireland to see some of the historical sites. I'm sure Jack has had his fill of castle and monistary ruins. Jack even got to kiss the Blarney stone so he should have very elequent speech now, either that or he is now full of blarney!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

My girls were none to impressed to find out they had to wear swim caps at the pool for their swim lessons. When we went to check out the pool we saw all the swim caps and all TaLeah could say is "you've got to be kidding". The girls are taking swimming lessons every Thursday. Everybody including all the adults must wear a swim cap, Gary is such a cutie when he takes Kirbey swimming! We have been trying to take Kirbey swimming once a week.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I would like to introduce the leaders of the small groups so you can pray for them as we are about to begin these groups this week. The idea of small groups is quite new here and it will be interesting to see how things go. We will be doing the Nooma dvd's and this type of multi media presentation is a new approach. We will have a secondary school small group as well as a young adults group and three adult groups. Please pray that people that have signed up will indead come! Denise will be leading the secondry school group, Gary and Denise will co-lead the young adults, and Terry Crowley, who is from Canada and is here until the end of November is in the black. He will be leading a group until he leads and then Gary will take over. Joe French is in the middle and Gary Horan is on the right. This is a good start in moving the church forward in fellowship and discipleship.