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Monday, November 28, 2005

Rwanda Video

This video is a collection of pictures from my 4 months in Rwanda. Its not the one I use for presentation but I made it and it's fun. So here's a little taste of what I did in Africa this summer. I hope that you enjoy it. Let me know.
With much love Erin

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First Video - blanket stealer

Katrina has been fake blogging it by putting up videos so I thought I woul also do the same...if I get it to work. I'm gonna try to post some Rwanda videos soon.
Here's a little video of Rhuen He likes to come hang out in my room, and well take my stuff, he's just so stink'n cute that I let him. For best viewing tilt your head to the left.

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Friday, November 18, 2005


My wonderful friend Melissa and I headed down to Waterloo last weekend for a wedding reception for Serge and Jen(who was with me in Rwanda).
The trip was wonderful, many thanks to the fantabulous Melissa. We did start off however in a HORRIFIC snowstorm, driving by one car in a rock cut. In fact I think I drove about 60km/hr somewhat slower than I am used to. Thankfully Melissa was screaming " 2 Chevrons 2 Chevrons" into my ear so I kept a safe distance.

We stopped in the Tim Horton in Nobel and I saw about 10 people I knew...didn't know them well but I knew them. Then whilst in the middle of a conversation about how Tim Horton's is the hotspot for knowing people my friend from high school Brent Fryia came in. I jumped up and gave him a hug...he's all growed up now and is teaching in the Sault.

We set out again and played many games of 20 questions and Kill, Kiss, Marry (and variations). The downpoint of the trip was driving by the copious (word of the week) amounts of transport between TO and Waterloo, it was actually sickening. Poor Melissa squilled in horror.

Finally arriving at Brian's we relaxing and watched Madagascar...and yes Bri it was a good movie.
The next morning we arose at around 10. Tori helped us with Breakfast and we got ready to head out for the day.
For lunch we hit up an AWESOME Resturant then headed to Lins...something where the reception was. Somehow we managed to arrive I really don't know how but it was good times trying to naviagate. But you get quality when you have 2 quality people in Cort. (the car)

Melissa's highlight was seeing the horse and buggies. Her first time, so she squilled with excitement.

The receptiong was great. It was awesome to see Jen and Serge as well as Lindsay, and the WMB Team (Tillie, Marvin, Jane, Cathy, Andrea and Josh) I also got to catch up with a lot of the IT staff, and finally met Tara. (An 2 months intern for Jen in Rwanda)

We headed back to Carneys for some relaxation time. We were chill'n with Brian having a great time when he excused himself to the washroom...he never came back but did send his wee messenger Tori with a note saying he'd gone to bed.

Melissa and I soon hit the sack and woke up to Keish in the morning. We packed up and headed home, but not after some football and trying out the scooter. Fun stuff.

The ride home was fairly uneventful. Good times and Laughes with the Melissa.
I want to thank Melissa for a great weekend and for driving with me. Also a big thanks to the Carney'sfor letting us stay, but mainly for raising their children to be wonderful hosts and hostess;)

Anyways I meant to write this a while ago so I have forgotten funny stuff but take what you can get.
(Lindsay, moi, Serge, Jen, Tara)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Cell mates for life - Team two...CHEAT TO WIN!

So I have gotten into a little trouble...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Lest We Forget

I never fully appreciated being born in Canada until I did not live in Canada. The freedoms that we think are normal for most people infact are not. These freedoms we can experience are in part because of the sacrifices made by men and women who fought and gave their lives so we might live.
I am very proud to say that my grandparents fought for that freedom. There is nothing I can do to thank them and their fellow veterans for the sacrifice they made. The only thing I can think of to make those sacrifices worthwhile is to live my life in the same way, to enjoy that freedom and to fight for each day.
Thank you!

"IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."

~Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army