Ready to become a “flight of 3”

Our Blog has only logged our adventures since it was created in August 2013, but Kurtis and I have certainly been “Madly off in all Directions” for pretty much our whole marriage.  As Kurtis and I got closer and closer to meeting our little Pumpkin”, we spent some time reflecting on how much fun we have had during the past 14+ years of marriage and our “flight of 2” status.  We are both extremely excited for this next chapter in our lives and now being a “flight of 3” :).  We are looking forward to having lots of fun adventures and making lots more memories with our little one.  Here’s what we’ve been up to prior to “Pumpkin’s” arrival:
  • September 2, 2000 – We got married.  We spent a few days exploring the St. Lawrence by car up to Cornwall and then headed back to Waterloo.  Christina transferred from St. Clair College into 2nd year at University of Waterloo’s Accountancy program and school started a week after we got married.  We lived in a furnished apartment in Waterloo just off campus for 4 months.

  • December 2000 – We moved and rented an old farmhouse on a horse farm just outside of Campbellville to be closer to Christinas first co-op placement
  • January – April 2001 – Christina’s first co-op term at BDO in Oakville
  • August 2001 – Moved back to the furnished apartment in Waterloo for another 4 months.
  • August/September 2001 – Enjoyed our first big trip together to celebrate our 1st anniversary in between school semesters.  We took 2 weeks and drove our Miata to/from and around Nova Scotia.
  • December 2001 – We moved into a basement apartment in Mississauga.
  • January – April 2002 – Christina’s second co-op term at BDO Oakville
  • August/September 2002 – Went on 2 week trip to Alberta and BC with Nanny & Papa.  We flew to/from Calgary and rented a motor home and drove to the west coast of BC and back.
  • Sometime in 2002 – We (mostly Kurtis) built our 21 foot, 2 person sea kayak at Canadian Canoes.  Kurtis, with a little help from me, also started building Hatz Classic wing ribs in our basement apartment in Mississauga
  • January – August 2003 – Christina’s third co-op term at BDO Oakville
  • June 2003 – Our 1994 Chevy Cavalier was on it’s last leg so we got rid of it and bought our first brand new car, a 2003 VW Golf diesel.
  • August 2003 – We moved into an in-law apartment in Breslau
  • August/September 2003 – We went on our very first cycling trip through NY, VT and Quebec with Ron & Pat Frenette.
  • September 2003 – Christina started her Masters of Accounting program.  Sometime while we lived in Breslau we started renting a hangar at the Guelph airport and got the opportunity to buy a share in “Woody” Tiger Moth
  • August 2004 – Christina finished the MAcc program
  • September 2004 – Christina wrote the UFE
  • September/October 2004 – We spent 4 weeks in France to celebrate Christinas graduation from University of Waterloo.
  • End of 2004 / beginning of 2005 – We started looking for a condo to buy in downtown Toronto.  The condo we ended up buying was the 44th one we looked at.  Our real estate agent was very patient with us 🙂
  • February 2005 – We moved to a furnished condo downtown Toronto for 3 months until our condo purchase closed May 1, 2005.  Christina started working at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario.
  • March 2005 – Kurtis started flying the Tiger Boys airplanes in Guelph (Baby Ace, E2 Cub, Jackaroo, Tiger Moth)
  • April 2005 – Christina did a 1 month “secondment” to BDO TORC office to get her tax hours
  • May 1, 2005 – We moved into our condo at 81 Navy Wharf Court
  • June 2005 – Kurtis flew Baby Ace to Sentimental Journey with Steve Grey
  • July 2005 – Kurtis’ first solo flight in Woody Tiger Moth and flew Jackaroo to Geneseo for the weekend
  • Fall 2005 – Another cycling trip with Ron & Pat Frenette.  This time along the Washington/Oregon coast.  Kurtis first trip to Brodhead fly-in in Woody Tiger Moth
  • November 2005 – Christina left the OAGO and started working full time in tax group at BDO TORC
  • December 2005 – We went to Cuba for an Arnold Christmas family vacation
  • May 2006 – started flying CG-SIN
  • July 2006 – got Wilbur & Orville.  Kurtis flew Woody to Oshkosh
  • Fall 2006 – trip to England
  • September 2007 – Kurtis made another trip to Brodhead in Woody
  • September/October 2007 – California coast trip
  • 2008 – Kurtis started working on WTM airspace redesign project at work
  • July 2008 – Kurtis made another trip to Oshkosh in Woody
  • September 2008 – Kipawa canoe trip (1st canoe trip)
  • October 2008 – Bermuda for Kurtis’ 30th birthday
  • May 2009 – trip to NYC
  • June 2009 – quick trip to Florida for my 30th birthday (went to Disney World for my actual bday) and for Doug & Andrea’s wedding
  • July 2009 – Kurtis went to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo for 3 weeks as part of a UN contract to teach air traffic controllers, pilots and regulators about how GPS works
  • July 2009 – Kurtis participated in Canada’s Century of flight trip from Toronto to Baddeck, NS (42 hours of flying round trip in a Tiger Moth)
  • August 2009 – Kurtis flew in a 3 ship Tiger Moth formation in the Waterloo airshow
  • September 2009 – Kipawa canoe trip (2nd canoe trip)
  • September 2009 – first flying vacation and our 1st 195 fly-in in Creve Coure, MO
  • October 2009 – Kurtis obtained Commercial and IFR licenses
  • December 2009 – trip to Disney World, Florida with the Stannard’s
    February/March 2010 – Kurtis went to Khartoum, Sudan for 1 week as part of another UN contract to teach about GPS
  • May 2010 – trip to Florida to watch the 2nd last space shuttle launch
  • June 2010 – Kurtis flew in a 3 ship Tiger Moth formation in the Waterloo airshow
  • September 2010 – celebrated our 10th anniversary with 2 ½ week trip to Hawaii and 4 day trip to Yellowstone for our 2nd 195 fly-in
  • Sept/Oct 2010 – purchased our very own Cessna 195
  • March 2011 – successfully imported our airplane into Canada
  • July 2011 – Maine, Rhode Island (with Mom & Dad Arnold) and then Oshkosh
  • Sept 1-4, 2011 – Blakesburg, IA
  • Sept 29-Oct 2, 2011 – Lee’s Summit, MO for our 3rd 195 fly-in
  • Oct 21-24, 2011 – Hog Jowl
  • December 2011 – last minute vacation to Punta Cana, DR
  • May 19-27, 2012 – North & South Carolina
  • July 2012 – Oshkosh
  • August 2-19, 2012 – Newfoundland trip
  • Sept 27-30, 2012 – Frankfort, KY for our 4th 195 fly-in
  • Oct 12-14,2012 – Hog Jowl
  • November 30-December 2, 2012 – long weekend in DC
  • December 2012-January 2013 – Bahamas with the Pearman’s
  • May 2013 – flying trip in Texas with the Byl’s, Saloga’s and Schwab’s
  • Sept 2013 – Brockman cottage weekend in French River (took Quinn for his first flight the day after his 2nd birthday)
  • Sept 2013 – Triple Tree fly-in
  • Sept 26-29, 2013 – Tupelo, MS for our 5th 195 fly-in
  • Oct 1-14, 2013 – New Mexico
  • November 2013 – our 10 year old VW Golf gave up and we bought a new VW Golf Wagon
  • February 2014 – bought our house
  • March 2014 – sold our condo
  • April/May 2014 – moved out of our condo and into our house
  • May 2014 – 195 Club trip to Gaston’s and Hot Springs, AR
  • June 19, 2014 – 35th birthday and found out we were pregnant
  • August 2014 – shared our baby news with our families
  • September 2014 – flying trips to Blakesburg Iowa, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Harbor Springs Michigan
  • December 2014 – flying trip to the Bahamas with the Gillaspie’s for a week long sailing course for Kurtis and Wade to get their bare boat licenses
  • February 2015 – Pumpkin arrives and we have become a “Flight of 3”!

One thought on “Ready to become a “flight of 3”

  1. Wow! Yes you can truly say that you have been madly off in all direction but what an awesome adventure you guys have had and I am sure that the three of you will have some more wonderful adventures .Looking forward to the next chapter and glad that we can be a little part of it .Love nanny xoxo

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