Thursday, June 30, 2005

East Coast Vacation - Day 0

Windsor to Brantford.


Why Day Zero? Well, because it's not really the first full day of our trip out east, but it is the start of vacation. Day Zero is the day where we tied up the loose ends around the house, such as, cutting the grass, getting the garbage out, cleaning the bathroom and, oh yeah, packing. We loaded the Montana and headed out to Brantford just after 4:00 pm. It was an uneventful trip. Traffic was not too bad for the last working day before a holiday weekend. The cops were out, but thankfully, they were busy handing out tickets to other drivers. Corbin was very excited about arriving in Brantford because he had a surprise waiting for him. The surprise? A new larger "treasure chest" that had a new toy waiting for him. Needless to say he was excited. It was early bed for Adam - we have a long day ahead of us tommorow.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Relay For Life - Goderich 2005

We headed up to Goderich this weekend to participate in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life in memory of Mary Jean Boughner, Tina's Aunt who died just over a year ago. The Relay For Life is a 12 hour event from 7 pm to 7 am where teams of 10 take turns walking around a track. Money is raised through pledges. Our team consisted of Chris & Lisa (Team Captain) Muggridge, Bev & Gerry Muggridge, Mark & Rhonda Waldick, Scott & Robert McFarlane, Sarah & Emily Boughner, John & Lisa McFarlane and ourselves. It threatened to rain, but no rain came. It was cool night - which was good when walking but not so good when resting. By 4 am it was getting chilly and people were bundling up in sleeping bags. It was long night and everyone was tired at the end, but over $130,000 was raised at the Goderich event.

Friday, June 10, 2005

10th Anniversary

Today, Tina and Adam celebrate 10 years of marital bliss. Yes, 10 years ago, we decided to walk down the aisle and exchange vows and rings at St. Aloysius Parish in Kitchener, Ontario. It was beautiful day - warm and sunny. Not bad considering that it was supposed to rain. In a departure from other weddings, we greeted guests as they entered the Church and walked down the aisle together. After the ceremony, we headed to a small parkette to have pictures taken. A small break and freshening up and it was time to enter the reception and Mr. and Mrs. Szymczak. The reception turned out to be a rip roaring time - people from another reception down the hall were peaking in to get a glimpse of the party. We danced until god knows when. It is a day that we both will never forget.