Monday, November 24, 2008

Honeymoon Part 2

Fun In...


Curtiss's Grandma and Grandpa (the ones who own the cabin)
bought us tickets for the Island Queen Cruise as a wedding present.

It was so beautiful with the water and leaves turning on all the islands.

On our way back to the dock we had to go by the turning bridge.It actually swings from the middle to let boats go by. The boat let out a long whistle to let them know we were coming and
sideways goes the bridge :)

While we were on the island Curtiss and I went on a canoe ride around
Grave island (the one we were staying on) and
Goat Island (the island right next to us)
The morning we went it was perfect, the water was like glass and we had a lot of fun.

We went for a hike the one day and explored.
Here is a picture of us on the highest point of the island.

Out for pizza.
Yes, we actually did order three pizzas.
It was just about as much to order three medium pizzas as it was to get one large,
so we had a really good breakfast the next day :)
Hooray for Pizza Hut deals

While Curtiss and I were on our way to the cabin we noticed these piles of rocks all over the place, naturally we became curious but didn't have any idea what they were for.
Well, the one day that we went souvenir shopping and we found some little ones for sale with info cards tied to them.
They are Inuksuks and they were a sign of welcome and safety back in the days of the pioneers.
Fun huh?
so we had to build one of course :)

Next time we leave Parry Sound and head to Sudbury Canada

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Honeymoon Part 1

We finally got our pictures on the computer and since
some of you were so interested I decided to post a few pictures from the honeymoon,
and since we have about 1000 pictures to choose from it could be several posts :)

The Cabin

The first place we went was the cabin that belonged to Curtiss's grandparents up in Canada.
It was beautiful with the leaves all changing colors and since it is on an island we had water all around us too and it reminded me so much of when we lived on lake front property when I was young.

The only way to get to the island was by boat and this is where we had to dock.
The land on the other side of the water is the main land and one of the buildings you see is the marina where the boat stayed when we weren't on the island.

The living room with the nice crackling fire where we stayed to keep warm, we would usually eat in this room too since it stayed the warmest.

The kitchen where I had fun making messes for two and then cleaning them up :)

I had to show this one because it shows the very nice little electric heater that kept us warm for the time we were there.
When you wake up and it is 39 degrees inside you are very thankful for the heat source :)
The hat is what Curtiss bought me to ski in this year, he thought it was just so cute on me.

Well, I think that is enough for now, next time I will share some of the things that we did while we were staying in Parry Sound Canada.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Look what I woke up to this morning...
As you can see I now live where we will (hopefully)
have a white Christmas.

I had to take these pictures and put them up so that my brothers could see all the snow we have outside already and with snow in the forecast for atleast the next week I think it safe to say that winter is now officially in S-
Skiing anyone???

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Victorian Cowboy

How does one mix a Yankees loving cowboy with a Victorian girl who doesn't even know the name of one Yankee player?
Easy you make a Victorian Cowboy as seen in the picture above

I have been busy the last couple of day working on getting Curtiss and my bedroom all set up and arranged with both of our things in it.
I have rearranged the furniture and gotten out some of my decorations and mixed them with some of his and what you get is a nice cozy room that both of us feel at home in.
I have had a lot of fun working on getting everything to fit and feel homey for us and I really like the new look his room has gotten since I moved into it :)
As you can see I left several of his pictures on the wall of various western themes and added a few of my own things to it and it is an interesting mix but we like it and I thought that you all might enjoy seeing where I am living now.

Of course that doesn't mean that you don't have to come and visit and see it in person though:)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Month

Can you believe it??? Curtiss and I have been married for one month today. How time flies and yet at the same time it feels like we have been married and together for a long time. We have fit so much into the last month that it feels like it wouldn't all fit.
You'll never guess how we spent the day so I'll tell you.
The house has had a leak in the roof since before the wedding, Curtiss tried to fix it but it still leaked so he spent the day going and getting the steel and preparing the leaking section so that he can fix it. And I spent the day I spent the day in our room rearranging, organizing and basically tearing everything apart and then putting it back together again so that all my stuff fits in.
SO you might have wondered if Joanna and Curtiss were back in the real world yet??? Yep, we're here and handling the nitty gritty details of life but are we back from the honeymoon? Not by a long shot :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


My Stylish Brother-in-law...
Joanna and Curtiss came to visit the other day, and with them they brought my coat which had been accidentally left in the honeymoon vehicle. Curtiss, after disappearing for a little while came in wearing my coat. After I had captured a few pictures, he kindly returned it saying, "It probably looks better on you anyway."
I still can't believe that he even got it on. It is only a girls size 10/12!
He was kind enough to give me a couple different poses.
Thanks for being a good sport Curtiss! Although, when I took these pictures you probably didn't really think about the blog! ;)
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Black and White

Wow! I suppose it is time that I do a real post, I guess so many different things have been happening that I just haven't had time to post anything. In the past six months, I have hit the big age of eighteen, ( that still sounds really weird... :P) My sister has said, "I do." My little brother turned 13, and my little, little, baby brother is now eight, and I am soon to be an aunt again, for the sixth time, and oh, so many other "things" have happened and are happening, that I can't even count them. Maybe that is why I really haven't blogged in a while, I was too busy living out my life. I guess that is as good a reason as any. ;) I hope I am not boring who ever may read this with my random weird thoughts, it just feels good to get them all written out in front of my face. I guess it makes life more of a reality when you can see it in black and white. I guess that is why God had the Bible printed in black and white, to make it clear to everyone that read it, He didn't have it be green and white, and He didn't have it grey and white, No, He had it printed black and white, just so it could be plain as day. I think the thing that amazes me the most about God, is how he loves everyone. Absolutely no outcasts, or ifs, or buts. He mearly loves us. I have been hearing that sooooo much lately that I think God is trying to get a point through to me, and not just me, but he keeps telling me that He loves everyone else too. He loves the people who are unlovely and unlikable, that is really hard for me to believe but it is another thing that He has all written out in black and white, " God SoOOO Loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not parish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 One of my new favorite songs is a song by one of my favorite music artists, I couldn't find the lyrics, so here is the web address. The song says everything that I have been thinking about lately. Well, I should go, this is getting rather long and incoherent, so, I suppose I will say goodbye to blogging for now, and hopefully it won't be so long in between posts again. ;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hello All!!

Hey everyone I'm back! I thought you might all like to know that Curtiss and I had a wonderful three weeks away and now we are safely home and working on getting settled into married life.
We went to stay up in Canada for most of the time we were away, first on a private island that Curtiss's grandparents own and then we stopped in a couple of cities and did some sightseeing and ended our time in a cabin at a campground that my parents are members of near Niagara Falls.
We made some wonderful memories and other then making a few wrong turns (we still some how made it to the right spot eventually), waking up and having the inside of the cabin be 39 degrees or the boat sinking, it went by without mishap.
We got back here Saturday afternoon and went to church on Sunday, yesterday Curtiss and I went to the DMV, Social Security office and the bank so that I could get my name changed on all my important documents. So in the next two weeks I will be getting a new drivers license, SS card and a debit card (to Curtiss's bank account, he told me that now I can wipe him out of funds and take off if I want to. I told him that's exactly why I married him just so that I could get his money and he said that if that was my goal then I shouldn't have married someone in the poorhouse:) All right I'll stop teasing you and tell you about the boat sinking.
The island that we stayed on is in Parry Sound Canada and the only way to get to the island is by boat or plane (we due to the fact that we don't have a plane opted for the boat) When we got there (almost a month ago now) we loaded up the little fishing boat with all our luggage and made it safely to the island, then began the fun job of carrying all our luggage through the woods on a little trail to the cabin. We stayed there for about 10 days and had a great time, yes there were a few times when I felt like I had more clothes on then were left in by suitcase plus blankets but that just added to the fun. The last two days we were there it started storming and we knew that there was going to be water in the boat. So the day before we were suppose to leave Curtiss went to bail out the boat and he had a small surprise, the boat was 3/4 of the way sunk right there at the dock with the waves adding water faster then he could bail it out.
Thankfully the front of the boat hit bottom so that it couldn't sink completely and the water died down enough overnight that he could bail it out the next morning and we aren't still there on the island:) All right this post is longer then I thought it was going to be but I haven't written in a while and I am sure that you all don't mind:) I might post more sometimes with some pictures (if I get the chance, we are quite busy for some reason...)
I don't have pictures of the wedding here with me yet but Trina posted a whole bunch on her blog so go check them out if you haven't already