|An awkward teenage photo|
|High school sweethearts|
|Kara's graduation from Brock University, 2005|
I teach grade 7/8 at Bellmoore and you finish working in HVAC and home renovations with a family friend and begin working as an auto mechanic apprentice for Shawn's Auto. Our Friday nights are spent running youth ministry at Cornerstone Church.
|Photo credits Cole Garside|
2010 - We travel to British Columbia and Washington state. We welcome our first daughter, Rylyn, two days before Christmas. After a couple of years forging our independence as a married couple, we recognize the importance of our own families for support moving forward.
|Rylyn, photo credit Jeremy James Photography|
|Grandpa Dan with Rylyn|
2012 - We welcome our second daughter, Addisyn, in March. Rylyn becomes ill: failure to thrive. My days are filled with doctor's appointments with a newborn and a sick toddler. I pray myself to sleep many nights. Mid-year Rylyn is diagnosed with Celiac Disease and we learn how to prepare her food gluten free. A cloud has been lifted. Praise God.
|Addisyn's other surprise, home birth!|
|With Grandmas at the Santa Claus Parade|
|Saying good bye to Swayze Court|
|Our current home, picture 2017|
2016 - I return to teaching part-time, something I have been longing to try out since having children. Addy starts school. Grandparents help us with Josette two mornings a week.
2017 - Happy 10th Anniversary! There is so much more I could write about the past ten years. We have added brothers and sisters through marriage, nieces and nephews and said a few goodbyes too. As for a fourth for our own family? Three strikes you're out! Our faith, family, friends (new and old!), youth ministry, teaching at Bellmoore and Grey's Anatomy have all been consistent in our decade-long journey. Having each other, our children, both our parents, and our siblings, with their families, present and healthy, are blessings we count.
|Laura and Jamie's wedding, photo credit Cesare Berti|
|A whole lot of "Dalgleish" cousins|
God says this to the Isrealites during a time of captivity. This is the promise He provides in advance of 70 years of captivity in Babylon. It was also a scripture at our wedding. Chris, if I am a captive in this life, I am glad it is with you. It is my prayer we can trust in the light of Christ when all seems dark and remember our future and hope is in Him. I love you. Happy 10th Anniversary. I pray for many more years with you.
|Our most recent selfie|