Early January 2009: first 2 weeks in Canada
On New Year's Day, we arrived in Mississauga, Ontario. The trip went very well and quite fast since it was only 6 hours compared to the 10 and 16 hour trips we had made in the last week! We are so happy to be here. This is a view of Toronto from the office that Janet Verbeek works in. Toronto is about 20 minutes by train from Oakville, a small city of around 150,000 where the Verbeeks live.
Another view from Janet's office. The popular sky tower can be seen from the window.
Our first Sunday in Missisauga was a fun one for Tonya. After attending The Sanctuary Church (the new church plant we are helping this winter) Tonya went with LeeAnn and Janet to see a live production of Dirty Dancing, a very popular movie from the 80's. It was a fun show, but we had even more fun hanging out together as girls.
Bruce Verbeek is Dutch, so the family has wooden shoes in their home. Micah loves to put them on and try to walk around in them. Maybe he wants to be a klompin dancer in Holland, MI one day like his relatives!
This is the kitchen/dining room of our basement apartment at the Verbeeks house. We highly appreciate a dish washer back in KY now, as we have to wash everything by hand this winter!
This is the living room, which is used for Micah and Josiah to sleep in as well. Micah sleeps in a pack and play while Josiah sleeps in a pull out sofa in the back of the room. To the right of his bed is an opening in the room behind a curtain where Tonya and Kris sleep.