Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And then there were 3

Stormy Seas
So my big news is that my 16 (17 this coming Friday) stepdaughter has moved in with us on a full-time permanent basis.  Thanks for everyone's kind thoughts - I didn't want to share until she was actually physically here.  It was unexpected but welcome as we have lived full-time with her brothers but only ever part-time with her and now have a chance at molding and shaping her into a young adult.  It took an entire family effort including assistance from her brothers to get her here from Alberta when I was in B.C. and her Dad was in a different part of Alberta working last week.

We had Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend with my oldest Stepson, Stepdaughter and my Mom.  We ate lots of turkey and watched lots of movies all warm and cozy in the house.  The weather has been stormy with lots of wind and rain.  Yesterday, we took a drive to the ocean to see how high the waves were and spotted these kite surfers taking advantage of the conditions.
Kite Surfers, Goose Spit Park, Comox B.C.

Kite Surfers, Goose Spit Park, Comox B.C.


There has been a million and one things to do but the most important goal was to get her back into school quickly and she starts tomorrow.  We are somewhat fortunate that we had a teachers strike in B.C. that only ended a few weeks ago so she is not that far behind the other students here and will only have to play catch-up for a few weeks of missed term.  Life - you never know what is around the next bend!

24 comments:

  1. How fun to have your 17 year old step daughter live with you full time, and create memories and bonding and help her grow into a young woman.

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    1. We are hoping things go well, our thought is within 2 years she will be on her own anyway - or going to college so she has a lot of growing to do in this timeframe to get her ready.

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    1. Everything is fine, just a period of adjustment

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  3. Best of luck with everything. x

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  4. How exciting for you and for her as well. Hopefully she'll like her new school and make friends. She must love being near the water, especially now with winter on the way.

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    1. She is getting used to things like more rain in our winter, warmer temperatures and earthquake preparedness drills at her new school (only had tornado drills at her old school as Alberta is not known to be an earthquake zone)

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  5. Wishing you many HAPPY journeys in this new chapter!!!

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    1. Thanks Julee - we are hoping for the best

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  7. So glad you're able to welcome her into your home. I hope everyone adjusts well and that she finds happiness with you all.

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    1. Thanks Mitchell, she doesn't really have any other options at this point so will make it work

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  8. That's a big adjustment for everyone, especially your step-daughter and I hope she can make a smooth transition into her new school. Sounds like everyone has a positive attitude, that's the main thing. Does she like thrift shopping??

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    1. She does like thrift shopping thankfully :) It is a big adjustment - lots of changes this week already and lots more to come in the next few months.

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  9. I don't know why, but I thought this was going to be your news. She will love living on the island and hopefully make some new friends fast. Good luck to you all!

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    1. She is only on day 3 and it seem she is starting to make friends already - thanks!

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  10. You are a great mom! Life has a way of working things out.

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    1. We hope so - really just trying to take things day by day so far.

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  11. I know you three will have a great life together. That wind surfer looked more like a wind flyer. We don't get home until Sunday. Hope the cabin doesn't get any wind damage in our absence. - Margy

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    1. As wind storms go it was one of the more mild ones. No power outages or trees down, just rough seas. I think Port Hardy got the worst of the wind.

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