Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Well, here we are. It seems that we are always surprized when this day comes around so quickly each year!!

We are thankful for so much that this post will not be large enough to contain it all. Mostly though, we are thankful for our family and friends. Our children are the greatest joy in our lives. Our daughter, Teagan and her husband Shawn in Edmonton. Our son, Josh and his wife Kathy and our adorable grandson, Gus who live in White Rock. Our Moms, Helen Beglaw and Nadyne Tamas. All our siblings. Our friends. We are very lucky, very fortunate to be surrounded by the love of all these people.... 

I am thinking about what Santa will bring me...
I will go to sleep so Grandma will STOP singing!!
Like Father, like son!!
Thank you, everyone, for all the wonderful wishes and congratulations over the last few days and weeks on the blessed, safe arrival of August "Gus" Alan Beglaw.
We wish everyone a wonderful, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah.
"It is in the shelter of each other that we live"
Peace everyone.....

Friday, 21 December 2012

Countdown to Christmas!

We have been hangin' out in the Lower Mainland doing lots of visiting with family and friends. We really enjoy that. Weather has been pretty lousy, but, hey, it's Vancouver and that is what it's like here in the winter.

Meanwhile, we have gotten some good snugglin' time with Gus. So, here's the update!

Paul Clarke took this amazing photo, and I "borrowed" it from him!
(don't worry, he is friends with Josh & Kathy)
I will hold your hand forever.....
Kathy and her boys...Gus and Josh!
That's all for today. We want to extend our BEST wishes to our friend, Al Unrau, who is retiring today from M.A. Stewart. CONGRATULATIONS, Al! Yes, retirement is all it's cracked up to be!! Throw away your alarm clock!!
Peace everyone!!

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Well, naturally, there has to be a Gus update!! Here is, likely, the MOST adorable baby, ever, now comfy at home!!


On Saturday, we headed over to Canada Place to see the Christmas trees and the old windows from Woodwards Department Store, which, for those not familiar with Vancouver, was one of the oldest department stores here. They always had wonderful window displays for Christmas. Our day started with a ride on the Seabus that takes you across the Vancouver harbour, from North Vancouver to Vancouver centre.
Lovely grey Vancouver winter skies!!
The Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre
They have great displays, some left over from the Olympics...
Doug wins first place (of something....) 
Doug & Nadyne, my Mom
These displays are likely over 75 years old.....
Lonsdale Quay Market
So, that was the past few days. Thanks for checking in with us!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

It's a BOY!!!!

Well, this is probably one of the most wonderful days we have had...ever!!

August "Gus" Alan Beglaw arrived this morning at 2:39 a.m. He tops the scales at 8 lbs-13 oz. A most lovely, adorable little man. Yes, a very wonderful day to be born,12-12-12!!!

The very happy new family of ours!!
Pretty stoked Grandpa Doug
...and equally stoked Grandma Nancy
VERY proud new Dad, Josh, and VERY proud new Grandpa Doug!!
No one said it would feel like this. You think you will understand what it's like when your child has a child. There can be no other more amazing thing. We are so very proud of Josh & Kathy and we know they will be the most amazing parents to little Gus. How is it that you can love someone, so completely, when you have just met them...we do though!!
...I have loved you for a thousand years,
I'll love you for a thousand more...

Welcome to the world our little Gus-We Love you!!
Peace Everyone!!