Name: Aynslee Dimler
Family: Married to Logan Dimler, with a 4 month old son
Profession: Stay at home mom
Years in Grenfell: Just about 2
Where is the last place you went on holidays?
It was in April, we went to Victoria with Josh (Aynslee's brother) and Morgan (Logan's sister) and my mom and dad. That was our last holiday before Jenson was born. I'd never been to Victoria before. I love the fish and chips at Red Fish Blue Fish down in the harbour. We got there at 11:30, before the big line up started. But afterwards, the line up went all the way down the docks. I like that you can walk everywhere. One day we had something like 21,000 steps.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I literally probably changed my mind on this every single week. I always wanted to be a nurse, from the time I was little, until I was in grade 12... then I thought no. That doesn't seem so fun. I also wanted to work with my dad, I wanted to be a mechanic, a lab tech. I thought about ultrasound tech for awhile. Yep, I changed my mind all the time. But I always wanted to be married young and be a mom - so that one worked out! That one won. You grow up having all these different ideas, and then you get to grade 12 and you're like - I have no clue. I went in to hairdressing, and I got two months in and then we started dating. I figured we'd probably get married soon, so I just quit that. I wasn't enjoying it anyway.
What is one of your favorite memories?
I think it's a tie. When I was in grade 4 we went to Quebec City for a trip with my family. We went in the fall and it was gorgeous. We stayed at the Frontenac, that big castle hotel. It was a business trip for my dad. We toured around Quebec City and did the horse drawn carriage - that was my favorite part. And then we went to Montreal and we went to a Canadians game at the Bell Centre. That trip was pretty cool. I'd love to do that again. The other favorite memory is when Logan and I went to Toronto for our honeymoon. We went for the Canada Day series (baseball).
What is one thing you do every single day, without fail?
Dishes. We have so many dishes. We had a dishwasher and it broke, but I'm better at doing dishes than I am at putting them in the dishwasher anyway. But still, there's lots of dishes. I always say I'm going to do them at night, so they're done for the morning, but that never happens. They're always piled up. I try to do dishes, and sweep and mop the floor, once a day, but it doesn't always happen. I don't mind washing them, but it's the putting them away I don't like.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I am most definitely an introvert. I can't spend more than four hours in a crowd without being completely exhausted. I always laugh, because everyone in my family except dad and Josh are introverts. We're very social, but the definition of extrovert or introvert is "how do you get recharged? Is it with people or by yourself?" I definitely get recharged on my own. I don't hate being in crowds or anything. I found this thing on facebook once that said "Introverts Unite..... quietly and in your own homes"
Do you remember the first movie you ever saw in the theatre?
I think this is the first one. We went to the drive in, I think it was in Carlyle, and we saw Over the Hedge. I was really little. I fell asleep on the way there, and I only knew we were going to watch a movie, so when we go there I had still been asleep and woke up and we were still in the vehicle. I was so confused and so disappointed because I thought we were going to an actual movie theatre. I was like "well this sucks!" I think the first one I remember seeing in an actual theatre was Despicable Me in 3D. It was a pretty cool movie in 3D. But I really don't like theatres that much. For me it's a waste of money to sit there for an hour and a half. I don't enjoy it that much and neither does Logan, so it works out well. We only went to one movie in the theatre together - A Dog's Purpose.
What scar do you have that tells the best story?
I have two, but they're not very exciting. The first one was from when I was little. It's under my chin. We were at the pool, and I was trying to jump off and spin around into the water. But I didn't jump out far enough, so when I spun around, my face hit the edge of the pool and cracked my chin open. I had to get 4 or 5 stitches. I didn't even cry until they had to give me the freezing for the stitches. I don't know why I was trying to that, if it was a game or something? And the other scar is on my pinkie. It was just after Logan and I were married. I was making grilled cheese, and Grandma Marcia had gotten us Cutco knives, and they're so sharp. I was trying to cut the last little bit of cheddar cheese. The knife slipped and I cut my pinkie. I didn't tell Logan at first because I didn't think it was that bad, but when I took the cloth off I realized - oh.. it was pretty bad. I thought it would need a stitch, but it ended up just getting glued. Oh, and I guess my scar from when Jenson was born, because he was a c-section. I guess that one tells the best story!
What is your biggest fear?
Oh man.... I'm terrified of cougars. I've never even seen one in my life, but I think they're freaky! There used to be one, I think it was in the fall when they're migrating around to different places, and he'd hang out around my Auntie Jan's place, just south of Whitewood. My cousin's Joel and Chad would go out dirtbiking in one of the pastures and this cougar started to come out. So ever since then I've been terrified of them. I don't know if that's a legitimate fear! Actually, another one of my fears, when I was pregnant, was having to have a c-section. I don't know why it freaked me out so much, but I just thought "I do not want to do that" But it wasn't that bad. My mom, when she was pregnant with Josh, had told me a horror story of her c-section, that the epidural didn't take fully. She was numb, but she could still feel it. And I was terrified that was going to happen to me, and it actually did. It was fine until they started stitching. I could feel them stitching, so I had to be put under. So that was not very fun. I've also always been afraid to fail. I mean, it doesn't hold me back from trying things. But even being a mom and a wife, I just do not want to fail.
What do you appreciate about Grenfell as a town?
Logan and I always have arguements about which town is better - Kipling or Grenfell. I think I most appreciate how community oriented Grenfell is. With sports teams, and community events, everyone seems very connected. As a newbie to town, that's maybe harder to answer. Grenfell is quieter - not as busy. Slower paced. And that's not a bad thing. I like that. I think Kipling is maybe a little bit bigger, but not by much. I like going to the senior hockey games, and seeing the rink is packed. Everyone seems to really be involved here, with the Spitfires, the Gems. It feels very personal and connected.
How old were you when you got married and where was it?
I was 18 and it was in my parent's dining room in Kipling. We basically eloped. We had, I guess, a secret engagement for maybe 2 or 3 weeks, just before Christmas. Logan wanted to get married in three days, and I was like "I'm sorry, that's just not possible" He wanted to get married and surprise everyone at Christmas. But instead we waited and got married January 3rd. My dad knew a few days before we had planned on telling them. We needed two pieces of ID for the marriage licence. I had my driver's licence, but then my birth certificate and passport were in a safe. So I had to ask my dad to get my passport for me. I tried to be sneaky about it. I had gotten a passport holder booklet in my stocking for Christmas, so I was just going to tell him that I wanted to try it out. So we took it out, and then I left the house and told him I was going downtown to get some snacks. We got downtown, and he texted me and said "I hope you're not running away to get married!" (just to clarify... Aynslee's parent were thrilled that Logan and Aynslee got married) Logan and I were like "ahh!!" We had wanted to not saying anything just yet. We got married on January 3rd, 2017. There were six people (their parents, Aynslee's sister and me - I got to attend so I could take pictures) Shirley Schlamp married us and Ron also came because the weather wasn't good that night. That's our story!