Thursday, June 12, 2014

In Canada, Hey!

Frazierville has relocated. To Edmonton, Alberta. In Canada. Yep. Crazy, huh? The first question I get asked is "Why Canada?" (ministry job at West Meadows Baptist Church) and the second question is "Are you or your husband from Canada?" (no). Then people give me really confused looks. We got here on May 31 and were able to drop off all the stuff we crammed into our car into our new place. And when I say crammed I mean crammed. I stuffed things in every possible nook and cranny. T shirts stuffed into the gap between the seats, diapers under the front seat, blankets shoved to the roof. I couldn't see out the back window at all. And every time I opened Jackson's door legos and toys fell onto the pavement. But we made it. Our new place is great. Its a 3 bedroom condo/townhouse with 1.5 baths and a laundry room. And the piece de resistance - a yard. A tiny yard. Like the grass is probably 6'x6'. It literally takes the yard guys about 30 seconds to mow. But Jackson loves it! And who needs a sandbox when you have a garden? Theres a school with a spectacular playground only about a block away though. Unfortunately though, our house would be a lot better if we actually had our furniture and the rest of our stuff. But its okay. We have a couple of borrowed chairs and a nice airbed and some kitchen stuff and toys and a TV. What more do you need, hey? In America we always think Canadians say eh, but actually a lot of them say hey. Everyone has been so nice (except for the lady from our complex who was mad when I accidentally parked in her parking spot) and lots have volunteered extra stuff for us while we wait.
Here are some things that are different, besides the eh/hey: Health Insurance - free from the government :) Needing to get referrals for appointments to specialists :( Having to put a coin in for buggy at certain grocery stores :( kilometers instead of miles. litres instead of gallons at the gas pump. Spellings: honour, neighbourhood,etc. Seeing things in french instead of spanish. In the states we are used to seeing a lot of things with spanish translations but here its always french. Parks and "green space" everywhere! :) In Alberta ALL the schools are public. So your money goes with your kid. Jackson could go to a french immersion school, mandarin immersion, hockey school, christian school, art school, music school, etc. Luke says hockey but Im not sure Jackson is going to be a natural athlete (even though Luke and I had great genes to pass on ;) All in all, life is good right now! Next week were off to California for Scott and Mariyas wedding.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New House, New Life!

SO much is going on in Frazierville! Not only do we have a very smart, curious, "busy" two year old, we just bought a house! The house is a 3 bedroom home on the east side of Dillon (the "right" side of the tracks). Its a little bit older, which results in a charming telephone & telephone book alcove shelf thing, and a light pink shower. We are super excited about it. There is actually a backyard for Jackson to play in! He's already spent hours outside playing in the kiddie pool and on the deck. I'll post pics when we're all moved in. Right now were still living out of boxes. We had almost 20 people help us move, which was a huge blessing. Now I just need to get to work unpacking! Jackson has had a great summer so far. He spent a week with Bob, a weekend with Vicki, and is currently with Grandpa Tom and Grandma Bina, terrorizing the Ledger. He just finished swim lessons and had a regular baby-sitter for part of the summer while I worked at the United Way. She leaves for college in two weeks, so he'll be the Assistand Director at the United Way until the new day care opens. The other BIG news around here is that Jackson's going to be a big brother! Baby Frazier #2 is due in February. Ive been sick, but not as sick as I was with Jackson. Luke is busy with work. He launched a new software and taught everyone how to use it. He hasn't been feeling well lately, so prayers are appreciated.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Welcome to Dillon, MT!

Dillon? What the heck? Yes, we moved to Dillon. Luke just got a great job at Great Harvest Franchising Office. Basically the home office for Great Harvest Bread. He is a Technology Specialist and in charge of implementing a new software across the 220 franchisees and home office employees, plus help the franchisees with their websites. One of the perks of his job is free bread. The other perk is that they pay for most of our membership at the YMCA! I think this goes quite well together, because lets face it, carbs are not a bff to the waistline. Also, the cinnamon chip bread is pretty irresistible, in my opinion. I am loving the Y! They have child watch from 9-11:30 am so that I can exercise and Jackson is being cared for. I met with a trainer, and they gave me a "program" and they measure you after you've done it 12 times to see your progress before getting you a new program. We have signed Jackson up for swimming lessons next month, too. Holy sore is all I can say! This weekend Uncle Shock stopped by to visit. He was picking up Grandma and Grandpa's old care to drive back to Los Angelos, making a pit stop in Boise. Lucky for us we got to be on the itinerary. Here are some pics of Jackson and Uncle Shock. Uncle Shock buys fake mustaches in bulk and enjoys the entertainment of it. They tried mustaches, unibrows, even Elmo and Mickey sported mustaches. Jackson loved it! He followed Scott around like a puppy. "Uncle Shock!" "Uncle Shock!" to which Scott replied "Uncle Jackson!" Jackson is growing up so fast! Hard to believe he's already 2! Hes talking up a storm, repeating everything, and just into everything. Keeps me on my toes! We just love him to pieces!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sledding with Mommy!

It was one of those days where we needed to get out of the house, so Jackson and I bundled up to go get the mail.
I put him in his snowsuit and strapped him in before going outside. I dont know if you can see it, but there were definitely a few tears running down his cheek. He was getting tired and didn't like getting into the snowsuit. Plus he's very clingy lately after we left him with Grandma and Grandpa Eggs last week for two nights. Apparently he thought I was just going to strap him in the sled and leave him in the entry way.
Once we found some sidewalk that wasn't cleared, he loved sledding! It was much easier to pull his 20 lbs on snow than on cement.
Once we got to the mailboxes, we decided to take advantage of the park so I put him in one of the baby swings. He LOVED it. I think he was partially laughing at me because I had his pacifier in his mouth.
You can see his teeth! He has two on the bottom and one on top.
Isn't he a cutie?

Fun at the Cabin

Luke had the week off between Christmas and New Year's, so we decided to go to the cabin for some family time.
Jackson's wild hair!
Getting ready to go sledding!!
He loved it!
Checking out the snow and his crazy parents!!

Christms 2011: Part 1

We had a wonderful Christmas this year!!! It was a houseful - my parents, my brothers, Luke's mom & Barry, Luke's dad (of course!), and us. Luke even preached two Christmas Eve services at the church. I don't think Jackson truly knew what was going on, but he had fun playing with everyone and everything. He especially liked doing laps with Scott with his little walking cart.
As you can see he got lots of new toys but enjoyed the non-toys too!
And what Eggensperger Family gathering would be complete without craziness from Mark & Scott?
Every little boy needs a collection of Dinosaurs. This one is a Deinonychus. We saw it on Dinosaur Train a few weeks before Christmas. (I gotta start learning my dinosaur names!!) It is known for its "terrible claw" that is on its foot.
And the token family picture in front of the tree. We took like ten pictures and this was the best one. Jackson is apparently allergic to gave him a rash around his mouth, but he really liked it.
And our special gift to Bob - a Quilt! This pattern is called Bear Paw. I thought it was fitting since Bob is a (gulp!) Griz Fan.