John & Katie's Homepage!!!

So it has been nearly 6 months since we last put anything out on the Blog... So I guess that means that a good update is required; so here we go.

Since the end of Christmas holidays I was given the opportunity to quicken up my training - which I obviously took. What it did mean was a more fluent work time, longer hours but in the end it made sense. So I can finally say that I completed my conversion course on the 13th of May and am now working towards completing my instructor course over the coming weeks. All this just to be able to instruct students - Crazy!

The pregnancy has been going very well for Katie. We have been to see the OBGYN every month at the moment and everything has been fine every time we have gone in. Now the visits are down to every 2 weeks and then every week in August. It is getting a little harder for Katie to do some things which frustrates her at times but in the end she realizes that it is definitely for the best. The baby's room is pretty much complete with furniture and clothes - just a few more things to put together.

In the past 6 months we have had a few visitors too... Firstly my mum came out for about a week before going to Edmonton to see family. Great time although I had to work but her and Katie managed to do a lot of stuff together including sewing a few dresses, pillows, and sheets for the baby's crib. It was definitely a full on week but I know Katie and I sure appreciated all the hard work mum put in while she was here.

Katie's parents visited all through May and had a blast. The wanted a holiday where they could go home and still say they had a holiday - Not going home thinking they need a holiday for their holiday. So the only real 'long' trip we did was to NYC for 6 days. We got to see everything we wanted too there and they enjoyed the 8hr train ride up there and back - I flew with US Airways! Ken help with the Baby furniture to put it all together which was great for him to be part of that stuff and Katie's mum helped set up the baby shower that Katie had the weekend before her parents left. All in all a successful trip I would say.

And now for the future visits - well our friends Aletha and Josh get here this week and then we are home free until Little Bambino makes its appearance to the world... Then we have Katie's Parents, My Parents, and Katie's Sister coming in succession. Busy times for busy people!

As for the house and garden stuff... We did a bunch of work on the yard and garden - It has come up very nice again this year. A few pot plants to help bring some colour to the deck as well. The weather is starting to get a little warmer with a bit of humidity to it so it probably will not be long before we do not spend as much time outside. As for sports and stuff - hockey is still going well and my golf game has gotten better - Now on a 12 handicap and want to get it to 10 this year.

I guess that is it - We will try and update this more often once the baby is born to provide the most up to date photos and information. Sorry it has been so long but we are busy people just like the rest of you :-) Talk to all soon!

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