Carry on.

Eleven time three is…

How old I am when this post is published.

To tell you the truth, this has been one amazing year that blurred by so quickly. The opportunity in Ottawa didn’t pan out, so unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to skate the Rideau Canal as I had hoped. But after all that has happend to us as a family over the past year, I understand why I am here in Vancouver, instead of amongst the cold icy snow drifts of our nation’s capital.

I love my work and it would take a lot  to get me to leave it. If you could offer our family the world, then perhaps we may consider it. But we’re happy where we are and I don’t see us leaving for quite awhile.

Although I didn’t know the reason why at the time, I was called to serve as the Elder’s Quorum president for our church congregation early in 2008. It’s been a challenging calling, but I’ve felt so much joy for this opportunity. The more I work at it, the more I see how much Evelyn has sacrificed so that I could help make the lives of those in our ward a little bit lighter. I hope I’m doing an OK job. But there’s certainly more that needs to be done.

We moved into our new home early this year. In the summer, we attended a family reunion, went camping… had a few financial snafus throughout the year…

I remember years ago, shortly after we got married. I asked my wife, “What will our life be like?”

And we’re living it… the lows and the highs, the hellos, goodbyes… Moves, work, raising our family. It’s been quite an adventure, and I regret not writing about it a lot more in here and in other places.

All in all, it was a great year. And I won’t trade it in for anything, even the stressful days… We’ve been greatly blessed.


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