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Jluy 31, 2007 

 I am in the process of getting braces put on my teeth, yesterday I went to the dentist and got elastics put on my uper back teeth to seperate the teeth so the braces will be ready to be on by Monday. The elastics hurt a lot because every time I put pressure on my teeth the elastic is pushed up in my gums. So far watermelan and ice helps. And if all goes well I should have braces by Monday! I am only getting them on the top and the orthadontist is saying they should only be on for about 10 months, then I have to use a retaner. Sorry for the messy spelling but I thought it would be nice to update my blog.

I would love to hear about the missions trip kgt’s youth did. You can leave a post or if you have my email you can email me. I was praying it would be all good and stuff. 

March 24, 2007

I am doing well. Last night we watched Hidalgo. It was a very good movie. If you have ever seen “Night at the Museum” it is very good as well. Today we are going to Fountain Square, which is kind of an outside mall. There is a store called Hong Kong. The movies there are 3 Manat, which is about $3.50 Canadian. There is also a coffee shop in the Old City (next to Fountain Square) and it is called Chocolata. We’ll have some lunch there today. I am very excited. If you ever visit Azerbaijan we will have to take you to the mud volcanoes. There are extraordinary. Our new youth pastor, Joe, fell into one of them and was up to his waist in mud. Look on the website for pics.  Yesterday we went to the Ramstore, (they don’t sell Rams there) it is like a real grocery store and it almost felt like home. I got a bread there and it was wholewheat. It was 13 qapik (which is about 15 cents). I am so happy that I can finally start my blog. Stay posted for new stuff. Michaella.\


April 18, 2007

Our friends, the Mollenhauers, have five kids and they are all our ages except the youngest.  Their dad plays on a basketball team called Az Top.  We went to a game tonight and they lost, but it was good to see my friends. 

On the weekend I am going on a retreat with the Youth Group to somewhere in Nebron.  It is called Malibou Resort.  I wish it had “And Spa” attached to the end of the name but it doesn’t.  I am looking forward to it but I know it will be different from my last youth retreat in Canada.

School is going well.  We have Stanford Testing all week.  It isn’t all that bad.  These are tests that are from the States.  It will tell us how we compare with other students at this level.  The tests will end on Thursday.  In literature we are writing Poem Anthologies, a group of poems made by the same author.  I am enjoying it.

Church is good. For Easter we had a nice Easter service.  Had a great skit performed by some youth and young adults and a choreographed song done by the youth.  In the afternoon we enjoyed lunch with friends and an Easter Hunt outside.  Then we came back to church for a Drama called “The Sacrifice”.  It was good!

That’s all for now, I hope it will not take as long to publish my next entry as last time.



26 Responses to “Michaella”

  1. on 11 Apr 2007 at 11:34 amDavid Fortune

    Heh Michaella,
    Nice to read your blog. It sounds like you enjoy movies. I am glad that you seem to be liking life in Baku so far. I would like to hear your take on your new school. Maybe that can be for another entry. Love you. MOM

  2. on 12 Apr 2007 at 7:32 pmSarah Brillinger Dadgar

    Hi Michealla,
    I am the friend that went to Hong Kong on an adventure with your mom. I am so excited for you. It is nice to see such a beautiful web site. Congratulations on the kitten. We got one three years ago and love it greatly!

    Sarah Brillinger Dadgar

  3. on 14 Apr 2007 at 8:56 pmGrandma

    We just learned from Aunt Earlene that you are writing. This is great info. We will keep looking.

  4. on 15 Apr 2007 at 5:47 pmRuth

    Hi Michaella,
    Nice to read about how you are doing. We were talking about you and Marissa in Sunday School today. Taylor said you have a cell phone, and all the girls were envious. I will have to check back to see how you are getting along!

  5. on 19 Apr 2007 at 7:52 amErika

    Hi Michaella

    It is so nice to hear all about your life in Baku. I am really excited that by the time we visit you in Baku, you will know all the interesting places for us to visit. Don’t forget to check out some good Azerbaijani restaurants because I love to try different menus. Also looking forward to having manicures with all of you girls. I pray for you every day!

    Nannie Mayhew

  6. on 19 Apr 2007 at 6:55 pmnaomi

    Hi Michaella, this is Naomi. I love you and you are my bestest cousin friend!

  7. on 20 Apr 2007 at 5:51 pmNene

    Dear Michaella,
    Hi! As I think about you, and your new life in Baku,I look so forward to checking for new blogs from your family each day.You sound so very happy,and have settled very quickly I must add.Thanks for keeping us up to date back here in Canada.
    love always…nene

  8. on 23 Apr 2007 at 10:37 amBetty-Ann

    Nice writing Michaella!
    I am sure you will keep us all up-dated more than your busy parents on all the interesting stuff that we want to hear!
    luv & prayers from us all!

  9. on 17 May 2007 at 11:34 pmBecky Smith

    Hi Michaella!
    Keep writing, We like reading your stories and hearing about what you are up to. Are you making new friends? How was that retreat that you went to…that was a while ago now.
    Hope you are doing great! Sending you hugs
    Becky and Matt

  10. on 28 May 2007 at 1:53 pmSteve, Nicole and Kenzie

    Hi Michaella! It’s great to read all about your new life in Baku! Sounds like all is going well and you are enjoing your new country. Mud Volcanos sound…icky?? Hahaha - are you actually supposed to go in them or was your Youth Pastor just demonstrating what not to do ;) We miss your smiling face here in Kitchener! How’s it sharing a room with your sisters?

  11. on 04 Jun 2007 at 7:05 pmTay

    Hi Michaella It seems like your having alot of fun Morgan misses you and I do to can’t wait to see you

  12. on 11 Jun 2007 at 5:07 pmErika

    hey Mickey,
    I haven’t been keeping up to date on all of yours and your families blogs- this is because there is simply too much homework, i know that we’re comming up to the end of the year, 9 real school days and 4 @ camp, but still!
    M.Deni is laying off abit on hounding us for all of our homework, but is still giving us way too much homework. On the topic of “HW” over one weekend we recieved and were to do as much homework as we got in the course of the week!

    I’m glad to see and read again that you are having a blast out there in azerbajin*, we really miss you at stanley, Jordi and I the most.

    If you send me an email i have something really important to tell you.



  13. on 07 Aug 2007 at 12:19 pmTodd Charters

    The missions trip was a fantastic experience Michaella. It would have been great to have had you as a part of it; but I am sure that you will have many opportunities of your own ahead of you.

    Martha gets her braces on Friday (the day before her birthday). I’ll tell her to e-mail you so that you can compare notes on the subject.


  14. on 07 Aug 2007 at 2:58 pmAuntie Heather

    HI Michaella,

    Braces huh? that will be difficult to kiss the boys, i’m sure your dad will be glad about that. miss you lots! Auntie Heather

  15. on 08 Aug 2007 at 7:59 pmerika

    hey mickey.
    wow… my little girl is getting braces… jksjks. they don’t hurt at all, until you get them tightened.
    I’ll have mine off by hopfully january then i have to wear a retainer too.

    but wht colour did you get them? at the moment mine are dark blue and black. on september 10th i get elastics to help correct my over bite… my head gear helps too though!

    okies keep in touch

    love always

  16. on 11 Aug 2007 at 4:53 amAmy Plante

    Hey Michaella,
    I just want to tell you how beautiful you are always, and you look really beautiful in braces, I was noticing. It starts hurting a lot less soon, and then only when you get them tightened- but you look great in them. I am so sorry that Millionaire cut you off last night, but who can complain when you get the candy without all the pressure, right? See you tomorrow.

  17. on 25 Sep 2007 at 10:31 pmDevonnie

    Michaella!!! Gosh we miss you all over here! I’m glad things are good with you (how are the braces)?
    The Missions Trip was awesome, I hope you heard about it. We had a website and everything ( yeah we’re that cool to have a website). lol gosh it was just super. I bet you’re doing super stuff too. I hope to hear all about it

    Love Devonnie

  18. on 04 Oct 2007 at 9:39 amAuntie Meeb

    Hello Michaella!

    You look great in braces. How are your teeth these days? I remember when I had braces - it hurt when I got them tightened, but within a couple of days my mouth felt better. Just remember that you can still kiss lots of boys even with braces… unless you’re kissing another boy who ALSO has braces, with him you’ll have to be careful about technique… :) … but IT’S STILL “DOABLE”! I’d give you some tips but grandpa may read this and that would be a tad embarrassing!! :)

    I heard from grandma and grandpa that you won your debate at school. Way to go!! Keep up the good academics!

    Bye for now. Love, Auntie Meeb xoxo

  19. on 07 Oct 2007 at 7:04 pmAnge

    Heh Michaella!

    How are your braces going? Martha has her colours changed everytime she has them tightened.

    So what is this about you and a debate at school? Let us know how things are going for you!


  20. on 30 Nov 2007 at 2:54 pmNaomi

    Hi Michaella,

    So, how old are you going to be? So, this is Naomi. I have a boyfriend. His name is Devon. So, I’m getting married to him and he told me he loved me. and, it will be a surprise for Devon cause do you know what, its your birthday almost coming up and I can’t come to your party, so maybe next time when you move again, tell your parents to move again. I might cry.

    Naomi (as dictated to Mom)

  21. on 10 Feb 2008 at 5:40 pmErika

    It’s been too long,
    I’m missing you more and more,
    it’s been really hard to keep in touch but I’m still thinking about you.
    Lately everything has been soo stressful, grade 8 is fun, but it’s a little overwhelming but hey, i can deal.
    How’s Azerbai- where ever you are. hehe!
    and i believe i missed sending you an email but i was thinking about you. :’(
    I’m really sad that you moved, but I’m excited to see you. When ever that might be, I’ll be awaiting that day :D

    Any way, I have good news, and bad news.
    I’ll start off with the bad;
    I don’t think I’m going to grand, i applied for the arts program at Eastwood, and i really want to go (except for the fact that i will be abandoning all my friends, even Lilly, my bfi, which completely blows but I gotta go m own way, and I’m sure we’ll stay friends).

    Now, for the good news (times 2).
    I made the basketball and volleyball team at Stanley, YES! i was so happy.
    As well, I’ve had 2 bf’s (boyfriends if you didn’t know, but i didn’t doubt your knowledge) one being Will, remember him? the blond kid, with really pale skin. that was a while ago, but now I’m going out with Nathan Ball, and you know him, if you remember i can’t say much. But ya we’ve been going out for 2 weeks now.

    any way, i hope all is well.

    i’ll talk to you later,
    soon hopefully :D

    and all that jazz (:


  22. on 12 May 2008 at 1:43 pmnaomi

    Michaella, what is your email address? I want to email you. Naomi!

  23. on 14 Sep 2008 at 6:04 pmJay

    Hey Chicky

    Glad to hear that you made the BBall team. Dunk one for your favourite uncle!!!


  24. on 29 Sep 2008 at 12:24 amErika

    Hi Michaella

    I have been checking your site…. you need to bring it up to date as we would like to know how things are going for you this year, school, church and all.

    Lots of Love

  25. on 23 Oct 2008 at 2:14 pmSamantha

    Hey michaella!!
    omg i miss u tons…. u really need to update this page!! lol…im so bored i should be doing my HW right now….la de da da.. did u know if u look up ur name on google ur facebook pops up??? omg isnt that weird??HEY! send me pictures of u or something….lol i need to get back to my extremely boring essay.HEY wish me luck on tuesday i have auditions for Annie the Musical!!! i have to sing in front of ppl!!! not kool!!!

  26. on 15 Dec 2008 at 5:13 pmearlene smith

    Hi Michaella, Just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday,and a wonderful year ahead. I’m probably a day behind with the time change,but our wishes are still the same.I’m happy you are doing so well at your school,and in sports… you go girl!
    love always,Uncle Bob and Nene xoxox

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