Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Me and My Bargain

An updated, edited photo of me.

My candle with the glass top was on *clearance*at Wally those clearance shelves!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Hi...summer is here..and the girls and I are keeping really busy. We're heading off to the Island for a few weeks to "get away from it all". It will be nice to have a change of scenery. Sorry about the absence here on the blog..things have been rather turned upside down here for the past couple of months! Hope you have an awesome summer!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Baby Girl is 17!!

Wow how could she be 17 already?? I can't believe how fast the time has doesn't seem that long ago when I was in the hospital having Lindsay. She was a good, easy delivery. The labour was relative terms-4 hours! Amazing for a first baby. When the nurses were cleaning her up in the delivery room, I remember sitting on my bed, saying.."wow, that really wasn't all that bad!!"They laughed at me. :) I was SO excited that she was a girl....for many reasons...I remember looking at her am I going to name this poor child....I had no idea and felt the responsibility very heavily...yeah...I know..most people stress at this point about the idea of raising this little child through to adulthood. Not me...I worried about what I was going to name her. It seemed like such a really huge, monstrous deal! It took 2 weeks, if you can imagine that! The name we finally chose, I picked as a tribute to my Dad's mom. It was her maiden name.

Jump ahead to the present: Lindsay is a joy and a delight in our home! She fills it with humour and lots of creative artwork. I tell her that she should be an illustrator of children's books. She works hard in school and gets awesome grades...but ya know what...we'd love her whether she did or not! Anyway...
Have an awesome birthday Linds!! I love you sweetheart!!
love Mom


Apple blossoms...I found myself walking through an apple orchard yesterday...stopping to admire the beautiful apple beauty..too bad I don't have my camera.....then to my delight, I realized that I had it in my purse! So out it came...and I was snap happy for awhile...after a while of picture taking....I came across these lovely little crearures:

I love bees, and find them fascinating! So I paused in front of their hives to watch them...They were awfully busy and apparently didn't like me butting into their busy-ness! They started dive bombing me! One hit my face, then another hit my ear..then into my! I haven't run that fast in a long time....and what a sight it must have been to behold--arms flailing...legs flying...yeah...Anyway..hope you're all enjoying some signs of spring! Those poor honey bees this morning..I think they will all be having an inside day today. It's cold and rainy out this morning...way colder than normal for the middle of May.
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Private Blog....

Hi there...a question for you...

Can anyone tell me how to make the blog thinking of doing that...or creating another one that is for invited readers only....Can you give me a hint or two??? I've searched through blogger and didn't come up with anything.
thanks so much!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friends of ours had to take their son out of town for medical treatment..and they have a dog...soo we took her while they were gone. She's a great little dog...she's so full of energy and LOVES to go for walks. So yesterday I took her and Goldie, our fat ol' dog, out for a walk. They're like a couple of little kids! They were so excited to be out. I walked them along the river and then to the lake. They swam around a bit and then I threw their wet carcasses in the back of the van and took them home.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A stormy, rainy friday afternoon....with Janelle

Today was a day of crazy spring weather.It started off beautiful. I got up this morning and opened the patio was so nice out....I stood out on the deck for a few minutes enjoying the quiet of a 630 am weekday morning. It was 11 degrees out! Yaaay!! Spring is finally here! Our Magnolia tree is finally blooming..I'll have to take a picture of it to's so pretty.
So anyway, I came back inside and within a few minutes it was pouring rain. It continued off and on for several hours then we had a couple of hours of sun....what a treat. I drove the older girls out to youth group at our church, after school. On the way home Janelle and I stopped at a park at the beach.
We played around with the camera while there....taking pictures of each other and a bit of the scenery....
She and I climbed onto a tire swing that swings in circles. see where I'm going with this. Not a good idea at all. Yup...we got on it and we spun...and spun...and spun....not a good plan. I cannot go round and round in circles anymore....I hit 40 this year and this is ONE thing that I'll gladly give up! Anyway...yeah...I was nauseous for about 3 hours!
We left the park just in time. As we headed down the highway home, it started to pour! Reeeaally pour! My wiper blades could hardly keep up! First it rained, and then it hailed. By the time we got home the water was shooting UP out of the storm drain at the end of our street! But one of the joys of living in this area is that our rainstorms are short lived! It was all over with in about 20 minutes or so and a beautiful rainbow graced the eastern sky.

So here are a bunch of silly pictures of us at the beach/park.

I have a couple more pictures and I video that I was going to post but my camera battery died again! It's gotten alot of use lately....guess I'll add them tomorrow. the video and the other two pictures worked we are getting ourselves(okaay MYself) sick on the tire swing!