I have been trying ever since I started blogging, to upload vidoes and it just never seemed to work. No more! My test run is the video of the night we told my family that we were pregnant. Let me give you a bit of a buffer......what we did was buy some babyish things (soother, monitor, mobile etc.), wrapped them, and tagged them to my younger brothers, N&B, mom and dad and my grandparents. We told them they were just little gifts but they had to open them at the same time. They all had a note inside to them saying "Merry Christmas (blank), can't wait to meet you July 17. Love Baby McClelland". Here is what ensued! Enjoy.
Friday, November 28, 2008
As you can see in the bottom left of this collage, Denay loved the fireworks. I joked to Kerry that I need to hire a pyrotechnician full-time to come over and entertain my child :) We had such a great time. The rain held off and the fireworks show was phenomenal! It must have lasted for at least 20 minutes.
To all our friends and family that gathered in front of Timmy's for the event, we love you and thanks for hanging out!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
:: Trev was standing on a light post and I was on the garbage can. Best seats in the house! ::
:: Another wonderfully decorated float ::
:: The big man himself ::
:: Our Family ::
:: Denay and her Oma and Opa who love her SO much ::
Friday, November 21, 2008
Was cleaning out my closet of some nice winter jackets to donate and Elmo decided it looked like a nice bed :)Then we went and had dinner at Oma and Opa's house....Oma and Denay had a cuddle infront of the fireplace.
I did this one just for you Grammie.....*Smile* Denay loves you!
It was one heck of a jumpstart to a Saturday morning.
The crash occurred around 7:20 a.m.
"There were three people in the vehicle and driver was given a 24-hour suspension, so he was impaired by something or another," said North Cowichan/ Duncan Cst. Ed Power on Tuesday.
"He was also charged with, under the motor vehicle act, driving contrary to restrictions, which means he must have had a 'L' or an 'N' and had three people in the vehicle," said Power. "I'm not sure."
The driver was also charged with driving without due care and attention.
All three in the vehicle were taken to Cowichan District Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
My dad took these photos after the passengers had been taken away and the car was about to be removed.
This is a window in the cabin that my parents rent out.......the car sent rocks flying in the air at such speed that they went flying through it.
The final resting place of the car.
The roof had to be removed to extract one of the passengers.
The car came down the bank runs parallel to my parents driveway, hit the bottom, flew up seven feet in the air and clipped this mature tree in half. If the tree had not been there the car would have completely demolished the 600 square foot cabin where the tenant and her teenage daughter live.My dad thought he overheard one of the police officers saying that the car was travelling in excess of 100km/hr in a 60km/hr zone around a sharp downhill curve on a wet road.
Really, Seriously.......what is it going to take for us to learn that drinking, driving and speeding is not funny, or cool, or smart. How many more lives will have to end before we Get it.
I am constantly hearing people complain about the increasing restrictions ICBC is placing on our new and young drivers and how inconvenient it is. **Now let me add that I certainly do not believe that young people are the only ones out there drinking and driving** But the statistics show the better part of these kinds of accidents involve a young person behind the wheel.......so what choice does ICBC have? It's unfortunate that our young teens will have to live with the mistakes being made today when their turn comes to drive.
As terrible as the accident was, it could have been worse, and it is my hope that many eyes will be opened and lessons learned before something more terrible happens.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thanks for taking the time to ship that out M&D.......love you both!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The parade began.....
Nathan is directly in the middle of this picture......and the tallest guy.
Miss Muffett dozed off......thank goodness.
This gentleman was standing to my right and just touched my heart......he sung with such feeling and was in tears the whole ceremony. I can only imagine the memories and experiences behind those tears.
The March Past and Citizen Salute.....Nathan is the guy with the dot on his head.
We hunted him down afterwards to take some pictures. Nathan has been in the military for almost nine years and I've never seen him in his dress uniform. We also found out he was awarded a combat medal for his service overseas.
Strolling with Oma.....
I truly and sincerely hope that you got out and attended a memorial ceremony in your area. I think I can be pretty confident in saying that everyone is separated by no more than two or three degrees from somebody who has served our country, and possibly paid with their life. Ninety-seven Canadian have given their lives for the sake of the betterment of a country that needed them. Each one of them was someones son, husband, boyfriend, friend, brother, uncle and many of them were soon to be husbands and fathers. War touches us all, let us never forget the sacrifices made by so many and their families.
"Let us remember before God, and commend to His sure keeping:
Those who have died for their country in war;
Those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure:
And all who have lived and died in the service of mankind.
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning;
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget.
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow,
We gave our today.
Though they have passed from our midst,
Let us never their sacrifice and service.
All gave some.
Some gave all.
We Shall Remember Them."
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
:: The whole gang. D&C left before we took this picture. It' so fun with everyone's kids (Sydney is missing), Denay, Michal and Tyler. And Becca (brown swimsuit) and Natalie (blue swimsuit) and Chelsey (missing) are all pregnant! I am so extremely grateful that we are able to call these awesome families our very good friends.
:: Waiting to get changed ::
:: LOVE this shot. I like the pool mommy! ::
After such a great experience I have a feeling we will be going to the new pool quite a bit!