Monday, December 31, 2012

Sophia's new video

Check out Sophia's new video below.  It's a cold and foggy day to end 2012.  We had a quiet but enjoyable first Christmas in our house in Regina.  It was nice to have a week off from work and spend time with Darcy and Sophia.  Happy New Year 2013!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New video of Sophia Kestrel

Here's the latest video of Sophia.  I think it's the longest single video that I've made.  Last summer I made a two parter.  She really enjoyed playing with our friend's daughter, Naomi, who is also two.  She seems to pick up a new word every day. 

We're closing in on our one year anniversary of moving into our house.  We did a lot of yard work this spring and hopefully next year we can build a deck in the front yard and, ideally, a patio in the back yard.  We will stay home at Christmas this year so that we can enjoy the holidays in our house.

Sophia Kestrel in Spring and Summer 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer fun in Alberta

Hi everyone,

We're in Calgary, AB visiting friends and it's the tail end of our summer vacation.  Here's a photo that a friend of mine took of the three of us today.  I think it's only the fourth Sharman/Shires family photo.   I'm making a Spring/Summer 2012 video of Sophia that should be ready in a few days!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sophia turns two!

Hi everyone!  It's been a cool and rainy spring but luckily it was a warm and sunny day on Sophia's birthday.  Grandma Sharman visited and Sophia got many nice presents.

We're waiting to have our front and back yards plus the side of our house re-graded.  Our front porch deck and shrubs will be cleared by a bobcat.  It will look nicer once sod is put down and we build a patio in the back and a small deck in the front.  Then it will be nicer for Sophia to run around and play!

Sophia Turns Two!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Video of Sophia in Winter 2012

Another posting just a few days after the previous one - this hasn't happened in a long time.  Unfortunately the next entry may not be for a few months once I return to work on February 22.  Sophia's birthday is on April 23 and some of her grandparents will be visiting us this spring.  So the next video may come in May.  I'm sure Sophia will have more delightful surprises.   Hopefully some of them can be captured on the camcorder!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

I didn't think that it would be six months between postings!  But many things happened last fall that delayed things.  Me moved into our new house and I traveled to Europe in September 2011.  Then we traveled to Charleston, S.C. for a working vacation in late October and early November.   We spent Christmas in Edmonton and on January 11 I had surgery on my back.  It was day surgery and it went very well.  My sciatic pain is gone but I still have numbness in my left foot and toes.  My back is stiff but I'm pretty mobile.  I've been on medical leave for six weeks and I've had a relaxing rehab.  Darcy has worked very hard looking after me and Sophia.  Darcy is taking bellydancing classes once a week.  She's also been practicing henna and she's drawn some great designs on our hands and candles.

Below is a two part video of my ancestral homeland of Bukovina in Romania when I traveled there in September.  It was an amazing journey to see where my Schreyer ancestors came from 100 years ago.  The third video below is the long overdue video of Sophia's adventures in Summer and Fall 2011.  Stay tuned for her Winter 2012 video!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

First official family photos

We enjoyed our two week trip to Alberta and B.C.  The weather was great and we visited with many friends and family.  My friend Keith, in Calgary, took some photos of us in the basement of his home.  It looked like a real studio and I think that the photos turned out great despite Sophia being a bit cranky!

Meanwhile we're starting to pack up for the move to our new house on Sept. 3  This will be our third move within one year!  Hopefully we'll stay put for a while...