Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Recap 2010- August

August came and we were sitting around, waiting to move to the Middle East. Ian and I spent most of our days getting our fill of western food and bacon. We ventured out of our lovely little apartment a couple of times for a few last minute touristy things.

We went out to see the campus of the University of British Columbia where we found this awesome building. *sigh* I would have a lot of fun with my camera here!

I also put a name to my photography. Not that I've really done any thing with Ruby Key Photography, or have any plans to in the near future, but at least I have a name. ha! I also spent alot of time figuring out a few things in Photoshop. It may not be alot, but I have learned some things.
The most exciting and life changing moment in August (and in our lives,) was finally seeing that "Yes," on the pregnancy test. August 14th, 2010 was an amazing day. I had waited a full 14 days after my missed cycle so that I could avoid the inevitable depression when my cycle showed up late. I had a pretty good feeling that it was "yes," but I was so scared and nervous! Ian and I spent the 14th basking in our news and planning how we would tell our families on the 17th!
We also started the huge process of packing, weighing, purging, and repacking, in order to use our luggage space to the best of our ability! It was a big headache!
I also spent countless futile hours trying to capture the stray kittens that lived on our patio. I was worried about what would happen to them when we moved and no one would be there to feed them. Our neighbors, who were also getting ready to move, finally got a cat trap from the SPCA and caught them both on the night before we left! Yay for getting the kittens to new homes!
Then, it happened. On August 18th, 2010, Ian and I boarded a plane that would (eventually,) take us to the Middle East. After over 24 hours of travel, we stepped off the plane into the sweltering heat of the Arabian summer. We finally arrived! We spent one two nights at our supervisors house before driving out to our new home, 2 hours away. What an incredible month!


Callie said...

I'm enjoying reading these recaps! I was waiting for the one with the positive pregnancy test. :-)

Amanda said...

that was a big month for you guys! how awesome!

Sonya said...

I love how you said you made sure to get your fill of bacon as a highlight! Love it! I have enjoyed reading about your 2010 since I didn't start reading your blog until July or August!