Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

We did some Christmas decorating at the church on Saturday and sang our first carol at church on Sunday. I have to admit, it has gotten me in the mood for Christmas. I am usually the one that says, "No christmas anything until December!" I find each year, as the boys get older, I am getting in to Christmas earlier and earlier! Not that I didn't get into Christmas before, it is just it hits so early in the stores that I would get tired of the carols and decorations by the time Christmas finally came! Now I find that it doesn't bother me anymore, I am ready. I think I feed off of the boy's excitement! But at the end of it all, the most important part is celebrating Christ's birth, and I never get tired of that! We still have a few decorations to put up at the church, once it is done I'll post a pic on here as it looks really nice! The boys decorated the tree and really loved doing it. Now they are all ready to do our tree. We decided to get a real tree this year so they will have to wait for a while, I haven't even seen any for sale yet. People here really love to decorate and I see the outside decorations up already at some places. I am curious as to whether we will have a white or green Christmas this year. We had one white Christmas the whole time we've been here! They boys would love a white one I'm sure, I could go either way! Anyway, I see I still need to get some more pics of the boys on here that are more recent and I will get to that. When I can find a spare moment! Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ya Right!

I just took a few minutes to go back and read all my past posts over the last year. I laugh now at how many times I've said "It has been a long time since I last posted" That's a good one, classic! I should go back and count how many times I said that in one form or another! I noticed too that I promised pictures of the boys and christmas cards mailed! Still laughing with me now? Sorry they never made it! I "plan" to do it this year! I'd better get started huh? I still haven't even booked the picture session for the boys. I'd better do that while I'm thinking of it. Nasty weather here lately, my office door keeps blowing open, hard to keep warm! At least we don't have snow yet! If any of you are on facebook and want to add me to your friend list I'm on there as: Harmony Miller Cole. I'm going to include some pics from the summer when my Dad and Sylvia and grandparents were here. They were taken at Port Hood beach and Fort Louisburg.

Long Time No Post!!

It has been so long since I posted here. I have to admit, I'm addicted to facebook and that has been my "blog" since the summer. Sorry to those who aren't on facebook that would appreciate an update on here every once in a while! The summer was great but went too fast. Loved the visit from Dad, Sylvia and Grandma and Grandpa. I miss everyone so much that is was so nice to touch base with family again. It was really hard to let them go! We did a lot of fun stuff while they were here and I want to thank them for an amazing week, it was the highlight of the summer. We got to do a lot this summer! We had a great time in PEI visiting our dear friends and we went to Maine for a day too. Next was the start of school. Andrew started his first year in french immersion. He seems to like it and is doing very well, I'm so proud of him. Nathanael started grade 4 and has been doing very well. I can't believe how fast he has been growing. Joseph turned 4 in September. Next September he'll be in school and they will be all gone in the day. That will make a quiet house for Jim, ideal for working. Nathanael turned 9 in this month and Andrew will be 6 at the end of the month. I just can't believe how fast time goes these days. Doesn't it seem to just crawl by when you are a kid and fly at super speed when you are an adult? Sure feels that way. During the weekend I'll post some pictures including the new school pics! I hope you are all healthy and happy! Healthy has been a hard one at our place. Lots of colds going around! Thanks for reading, God Bless.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Well I finally finished our bathroom. It was a lot of work, stripping off the old wallpaper and such but I think it looks so much better and a lot brighter! The old wallpaper made it so dark and it is a small bathroom so it needed brightening up. Here are the before and after pics of one wall, the before picture was taken while I was in the middle of the job so that is why it is so messy and some of the paper already looks peeled.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Here are the photos of the new Chevrolet HHR. It is so nice to drive, we just got back from PEI and Maine and we had so much fun and the car was great! These pics were taken before we left and now the car needs a good scrubbing, full of baked on bugs!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here are some photos of the boys in the yard, us in Kentville and Andrew on his first day of school at orientation. The blossoms are from our cherry tree and I took that picture of the peacock's feathers while in Kentiville! Note: if you click on the photos you can see them full size.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Hi Everyone,
It has been a very long time since my last post. I have been so busy. Winter has finally morphed into spring, even if it has taken way too long. I've been planting flowers and such but still need to plant the garden. We actually had pretty thick frost last thursday so around here most people plant around June 1st. We had a member in our church pass away, that was hard and emotional. The boys are growing like weeds. Andrew goes to school for a full day on June 5th for his orientation. I'll be sure to post pics, he is pretty excited. He will be in french immersion. Joseph is going to be so lonely and bored with his two big brothers gone all day. Just him and Daddy will be home now. Hard to believe he'll be 4 already this September! This time next year he'll be getting ready for his orientation day! I am having some tests done but I may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, so we'll see what happens with that. I'm so excited that Dad and Sylvia and my grandparents are all coming to visit at the end of July, I can't wait. Oh, big news! The boys will be going to PEI to stay with Gerrard and Julia for almost a week! That will be strange not having any of them here for that long! We'll go over and join them after but I hope they enjoy it and don't miss us too much! Who am I kidding! I hope they do miss us (I'll miss them like crazy) but I hope they don't cry and still have a good time. I'll use that time to paint the bathroom and maybe go through their toys while they aren't there to protest what ever I get rid of! Anyway, I'll try and post some new pics by the weekend. I'd better keep this better updated! I did it Fran! *she is always asking if I updated it, I can finally say yes! love ya* Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Hi Everyone.

I noticed it has been a while since I last did a post! Not too much new right now, just very busy! Spring is slowly coming and has melted a lot of the snow and ice but we had some freezing rain last night and it made for a slippery morning. I slipped on the cement stairs (I managed to keep myself from falling but I'm sure I looked funny!) and then I had trouble braking because of ice on the brakes! It is all water now and seems to be staying warmer though we have a winter storm warning on us right now! Eventually it will be nice again, I hope! Today is Jim's 32and birthday. He got a lot of books that he wanted, some clothes, music, toys and a movie so lots for him to do! If we don't get the bad weather they are calling for then we'll go to Boston Pizza in Antigonish for supper and do some shopping while there. Nathanael is off from school right now for spring break but is back at it on monday, he's not looking forward to that! In May we are going on a trip for a few days, Jim has to go for district conference so we'll go with him as I have to take the time off work anyway to be with the boys. It will be nice to get away for a few days. Oh, Jim got something in the mail saying he can perform marriages in Nova Scotia. I think that is because our church is the only of its denomination in our town, they did the same thing when we lived in the Yukon. When he is ordained he'll be able to do marriages anywhere. Not that we know anyone getting married but nice to know! Anyway, on the weekend I'll look for some updated pics to post, Hope you are all well and enjoying the nicer weather (if you have any) Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Nathanael's science fair project!
Here is Nathanael's first ever science fair project. It was fun to do with him and he is proud of it. He soaked tarnished pennies in 6 different kinds of liquid cleaners and we found out that dish soap worked the best! I think if you click on the pictures you can see them at full size. It was a bad weekend for us, the boys were quite sick. Nathanael has missed three days of school and he and Andrew are still really fighting a nasty cough. Anyway, just thought I'd show you Nathanael's most recent milestone. Hope you are all well! Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 12, 2007

What Cute Boys!
On Saturday I took the boys for a haircut. Don't they look handsome? This was Joseph's very first haircut, and he is three! Even Andrew has only had a handful of haircuts at 5yrs. old. Nathanael has had a ton and his hair is getting thicker and darker. I think Joseph's haircut makes him look more like three now instead of two! They grow up so fast! I don't know if I mentioned, Andrew did make it into french immersion so we are exited about that. Hard to believe that Nathanael only has 4 months of grade three left. Then in September there will only be one left at home in the day! Anyway, thought I'd pass these pics along. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

We have a new addition to our home! It's a....... Piano! I'm so excited, I just bought it for pretty cheap. It is a bit beat up and some of the keys stick but it is great for me to practice on and try to get better. I need to look for a bench sometime too. Anyway, for $150, I can't complain. I've been playing on it all day! Just wanted to share the good news! Bye for now.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Snow Day!
On friday we got a snow storm with a lot of wind! It created some really neat snow dunes. We had to dig out the back door! Andrew and Nathanael (and Joseph for about 5 minutes) went out to play in it and had a ball! Here are some pictures of them enjoying all the snow. The weather cancelled two days of school (and Nathanael was sick for two, so he had a very short week!) and allowed me to go home early on Friday so all and all, it was quite fun! Enjoy the pics and thanks for reading!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Here are some busy boys at Christmas!
It has been a while since I blogged! We had a great Christmas and a nice dinner. A couple from our church came over for the supper and it went well, we had fun. It was so busy for us though that none of my cards made it out this year (sorry) and we didn't get the yearly picture of the boys done, we will though and send one to all of you! The new year has starting and it is getting busy! Jim started an evening study on sunday night. I started my craft night (that is so fun) and we start a young adults Bible study next week. I will soon be ordering the curriculum and then start the children's program so busy busy busy! We had a new baby boy born into our congregation on the 3rd. That was exciting, he is a cutie, unfortunately they are moving away :(
On tuesday I register Andrew for school. I will try to get him into french immersion, they only take 25 kids and thats it so I'll have to be a few hours early, I'm bringing a book! I'll let you know how that goes. I can't believe that Andrew will be starting school in September and that this time next year I'll be doing this again for Joseph! Where does the time go? Anyway, not much else new with us! I'll post more pictures. Thanks for reading! Posted by Picasa