Saturday, June 30, 2007

The End of An Era

Yesterday was Nathan’s last day working with Erik. It was also Nathan’s birthday so Rosanna & I brought the kids to the house and had a special lunch with them. Erik is really sad to lose Nathan, but we still had a lot of fun hanging out yesterday. They weren’t in a rush to get back to work so we stayed for awhile and took some pictures…


Micah getting an accurate height measurement from his Uncle Nathan (almost 3 feet tall!)


Erik kisses Keziah’s cheek while she admires his craftsmanship.


Daddy with his future employees...


The finished product!


The house is pretty much complete – something that is definitely not a coincidence. We thank God for his timing and that there is only about a week’s worth of finishing stuff that Erik can do on his own. After that, Erik & I are hoping to take a little camping trip with the kids.

This weekend we’ll be celebrating Erik’s 27th birthday (on Monday). I always think he should be older than he his. I already turned 27 in October and am already thinking about turning 28 this year. So, 27 feels like it was SO last year – ha ha :) We’ll celebrate Nathan & Erik’s birthdays with family over the weekend and maybe even take in the Canada Day fireworks as part of the festivities. I think we’ll let Micah stay up late and hopefully Keziah will snooze in her stroller…

And even though it’s a holiday on Monday, don’t forget to watch Canadian Idol! CTV actually flew Greg out to Abbotsford this week to perform an outdoor concert so they could get some footage of him playing with his band. Erik stayed home with the kids so that I could go with the rest of the Toews siblings (SO nice – but I admit it felt kind of weird to be without the kids!) I’m not sure if we made it on camera, but you never know! They also wanted to get footage of him working, so Erik & Nathan saw them filming yesterday since Greg frames houses just down the street from them. Pretty fun! So, make sure you watch Greg’s little blurb on Monday’s show – it’s crazy that it will probably amount to less than a minute of actual TV time! And, of course, make sure to call in those votes!!!

6 comments:

Summer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Enjoy the Canada Day weekend. Great photos

Karen said...

Happy Birthay, Erik! And, congrats on an (almost) completed house! Have a great canada day weekend hanging out with family!! And, Jamie, you always post such great pictures!! I love your posts because of them!

kelly said...

Great pictures, and so fabulous that the house is practically complete.
Happy early birthday, Erik!!!
We'll be watching Canadian Idol for your debut ;)

Nathan & Rosanna said...

I giggle every time I see that picture of Micah getting measured. I love his facial expression. What a good day! Thanks for making it happen.

Jon & Bonnie said...

Hope Erik & Nate both had wonderful birthdays! By the way, Craig & Jen are here right now...thought you might like to know. They'll be here til next Wednesday! :) Have a great day Jamie!

Trev & Rebekah said...

I didn't know you were older than Eric. I am older than Trev by 2 weeks. I always bug him that I am older.
The house looks great.