BC: And that's the END, so far! ( this is Ian's Bum in the summer! )
FC: My Story; Amanda Harder | Starting; Aug 1998 - 2008
1: The story start's on a August hot summer day, as a man comes running after a young girl. He asks if she lives in the building across the street, she says "yes" so he proceeds to tell her in a round about way that he is ; Single, has a good job, and was interested. But he goes no further! So the young girl decides to knock on his door and ask if he would like to go out for coffee....but she doesn't like coffee, so how about icecream?! They make a date, and walk to Corydon, The young man buys her, her favorite italian ice cream, and they walk for 4 hours. Talking about life, ages, Christianity, and small stuff.
2: We walked and walked. Enjoying each others company, and not wanting to end the date. So as we now are standing infront of the apartment building, he askes if I'd like to see what he does. So we hop into his '98 suburban ( which was imaculatly clean!! ) and the date is still going on! Since that day we have not parted. Two months later he asked me to marry him, and we were married three months after that! ( Just before our 6 month anniversary! Crazy!
3: Those crazy kids got married on January 16 1999. And then lo and behold had a bouncing baby boy 10 months later!! Whew! They work fast!!
4: Zack '99 Faith '01 Ian '04 & Mason '07 | Over the next 9 years they had 4 beautiful kids...
5: They also acuired a Cat; Fizzy Sugarbum & a Dog; Fozzy Bear
6: They enjoy life, taking trips and going out lots with the kids | ) But still take time to smell the flowers!
7: Life has taken them many places they never would have imagined. They bought their first house in Lorette MB, only to live there 5 months! They then moved out to Gretna MB and began to settle in with the first baby now here. They spent 5 years in a cute cottage like house. But knew it was only a matter of time they would move the 8km away to Altona, where they thought they would spend the rest of their lives...now with a much needed upgrade of a bigger home, as they now had 3 kids! They bought a 100 yr old house and fixed it up....only to yet again move;
8: This time, it brought them back to Winnipeg. They bought a beautiful 2800sq ft bungalow (ish) that needs a little updating, but will have LOADS of style!
9: The house will take some time; hardwood through out, carpet in bed rooms, new enlarged kitchen, paint and a super large showcase of a dining room! All in stunning black & white, with punches of color to make it POP!!
10: So right now their lives consist of driving the kids to and from Tae Kwon Do, Hip Hop class, the Y, School and other fun stuff. This story isn't just about Amanda any more, it's about life, and love, and sharing. And a wonderful fufilling and grateful place to be!
11: Ahhh, I don't know about you, but this crazy young girl, turned crazy old bird wouldn't change a thing. Life is good. And I look forward to find out how it ends, the people that'll come and go, the lives my children will take on, the story of the young man and girl growing old.