2013 in review

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December 31, 2013 at 7:48 AM Leave a comment

Cardio Rehab Journal Week 21

IMG_6236It finally happened, my sixteenth week of the Cardio Rehab Program I have been diligently following.

I arrived at the hospital knowing it was possibly going to be my last week but not sure. No one called me or told me after my stress test that I was for sure graduating. So I came to the class like any other class, ready to exercise. I was on the treadmill and the manager of my program came over to chat with me like she did any other day. I finally asked her if I was going to graduate today and she said “yes!”

She went onto to tell me how well I did on my stress test the week before. I went longer than the last time I did my stress test. 2 minutes longer. I did 13 minutes. Yeah, I beat my mark! I was hoping I would but forgot to ask the nurse after my stress test.

Then she told me she had never had someone in all her years or working at the Cardio Rehab Program had someone do so well, both in my goals and my health. She called me the “Poster Boy for Cardiovascular Program!”

After the hour of exercise they had a special ceremony to tell everyone I was graduating. I was even given a diploma and I got to say a few words. Very official.

August 10, 2013 at 4:27 PM Leave a comment

Cardio rehab journal Week 20

I had my stress test this past week and it seemed to go well. I get the results next week and possibly will be graduating from my rehab exercise class. I’ll keep you posted.

But the exciting news is what happened before that stress test. Of course you remember I had to get a blood test (not my favourite thing to do). Also last week I got a blood test and results came back quickly. While I was waiting to be called to do my stress test Robin came over and sat beside me and wanted me to know how good the results were from the blood test.

She told me that she had never seen anyone not only bring down their bad cholesterol but bring up their good cholesterol. She even put the word “great” on my paper with a smiley face. I told her I was going to show my kids and put it on the fridge. And I did! haha.

July 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM Leave a comment

Good little PKs

My wife sent these pictures to me last Sunday with the caption “Reading our Bibles after church…. Good little PKs.”

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July 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM Leave a comment

A lesson almost gone wrong

I was trying to teach Faith a lesson on how to treat others’ property. She had smashed our screen door out of anger then after being put on the naughty chair started hitting the chair and screaming.You say, no, not Faith, she’s an angel. Not all the time!

Anyway, I sat her down on her bed after she calmed down and was explaining to her it isn’t nice to smash anything, especially things that don’t belong to you. Then I said “Mommy & Daddy don’t have enough money to replace the screen door if you broke it!” Without batting an eye lash Faith said “you have money in the van, Daddy.” I had to think about it, but finally I said that it was only some change in the van, not enough to pay for a new screen door. Thankfully she accepted that.

July 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM Leave a comment

Faith & her new bike

Everyone was right, Faith finally started to ride her bike. And she likes it. Watch this video of her and Shawn enjoying their bikes.

It’s cute how Shawn gets out of Faith’s way when they meet up, not the other way around. I guess he knows who is his older sister. haha.

July 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM 3 comments

BIG screen TV!

I walked into Costco today and this is what was starring me back in the face. It wasn’t hard to miss! I put the kids in front of iit to show how big it really is. Also you will notice the 55″ which used to be the biggest screen made is dwarfed by this 80″.

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July 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM Leave a comment

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