Monday, 29 December 2008
Christmas was a little bit of a haze this year... We started Christmas off on the the 23rd December by getting all of our shipping out of storage and into transit to travel to Canada; It was very straight forward which was nice!
Monday, 22 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
On the 10th December Gracie turned 2 years old; It seems a little weird saying that we have a 2 year old, but we're getting used to it! She got some lovely cards and presents which she is loving playing with. Here are a couple of photos from the day.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Laura is now 21 weeks pregnant, and we've affectionately nicknamed the incoming 'Baby Mumble' as it spends most of it's time dancing in the womb like Mumble from Happy Feet (Gracie's favorite film). This is the photo from Laura's 20 week scan - all is healthy which is great! We're working hard to produce a baby on every continent - this one will be a Canadian!
The church feels very similar to what we have been used to and we really felt at home there. Darren, who leads the church is a fantastic leader and I'm really looking forward to working alongside him and the rest of the staff team!
So in three weeks time, the Kingsley-Smith family will be moving to Canada for another adventure, and what is sure to be a fantastic journey; I officially start work mid January so we'll get a couple of weeks to settle in and enjoy the local area, including hopefully making use of the local mountains!
As ever, we appreciate your prayers as this is a huge move for us, and as always we'll keep you updated on the blog!
A couple of weeks ago, Laura and I made a visit to Langley BC, which is a small city about 45 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver (Canada). We left Gracie at home for the week with Grandma and Grandpa, and went off on a fact finding mission and for me (Paul) to interview for a job at LEFC; a really fantastic church in downtown Langley. We had a great fun week making friends, seeing a little of the local sights, playing settlers (lots!) and having a brilliant time getting to know some of the guys at the church. Here are a few photos from our trip.