28 January, 2009


The Bear den is moving! Granted it is just up the road from where we are now, but we are pretty excited. We were fortunate enough to find a home that is much bigger for the same price we are paying now. The biggest perk of all is our new place comes with a yard! We bought Baby Bear a trampoline last summer, but we moved to a place with no yard, so we couldn't put it up. We will post pictures of our new digs when we get all settled.

25 January, 2009


Happy Sunday! We hope you are enjoying a nice relaxing day. Nap time is a must at our house on a Sunday, so while Papa & Baby Bear are relaxing I thought I would post a bit about our Sunday. We attend Church every Sunday, and we are really lucky because our home is just a couple of blocks away from the building. Our Sunday always starts out with walking to Church, and these days, it is a nice brisk walk as we try to keep warm in the -20 degree temperatures.

Papa Bear doesn't have and Sunday responsibilities, so he gets to attend all the meetings. He does have a weekday calling with the 11 year old scouts. He is in charge of planning activities and help the boys earn badges. I am the 2nd councillor in the Primary Presidency so I am usually quite busy during the meetings. In January it was my responsibility to check on all the classes to make sure they have teachers, and if the didn't I had to find them one! I also get to patrol the hallways, to make sure the kids are in the classrooms, and to be available if a teacher needs an extra hand. I don't mine being the hall monitor, next moth however I will be in charge of Sharing time! Talk about nerve wracking. Baby Bear enjoys her Primary class, which is the smallest class in our Primary, having just 5 children in it.

We really enjoy our ward, and enjoy all the friends we have made here. We enjoy serving to the best of our abilities, and enjoy the challenges our callings bring. We don't always enjoy the challenging part in the moment, but we know it will help us be better people. Eventually. We hope you enjoyed your Sunday too!

22 January, 2009

Allow us to Introduce Ourselves

This is Papa Bear
He is our rock, or support and our constant cheerleader. He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Papa Bear manages a flooring company, and also installs floors. He does amazing work, which we will showcase in another post. Papa Bear loves the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, rock climbing, running, biking, swimming, going to the beach. You name it he is game, especially the one about going to the beach.

I am Mama Bear I will be doing the most writing here. I am the keeper of the den, I am incredibly blessed to be able to stay home and look after our home and Baby Bear. I also have an unlimited allowance to brag about my family, which I take full advantage of. I am an avid scrapbooker, and I love! love! sewing. My speciality is fancy dresses for weddings or big events. I always make 2 of everything because I have a niece just older than Baby Bear and they love to match. I also sew custom PJ's and enjoy putting unique touches on my projects. Recently I have also started making hairbows, which is a lot of fun!

This is our sunshine Baby Bear

She is the greatest kid you will ever meet. Baby Bear has a stunning imagination, a byproduct I think from all those hours not spent in front of a TV or video game. Anyone who has heard her belly laugh will agree she is hilarious and so much fun! Baby Bear is turning 7 in just a few weeks and gets bigger by the minute. Baby Bear is in Grade 1, and I am told that she is the best reader in the class.
We are the three bears.