1. I'm a mom, I'm a wife, I am happy to be ME! Take it or leave it ;)
Friday, February 27, 2009
1. I'm a mom, I'm a wife, I am happy to be ME! Take it or leave it ;)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Time for this weeks interview. If you participate, please leave me a comment and link to your blog so I can learn more about you!
What's one of the simple pleasures in your life? Oh there are so many! The fact that my 6 year old is very affectionate and tells me multiple times a day that he loves me, that my husband and I are married almost 12 years and we are like honeymooners, that my family is close, taking a walk to see the trilliums in bloom - my life is surrounded by simple pleasures and I am very grateful for it.
What do you like to snack on when you watch a movie? Um, hello! POPCORN!! And any form of chocolate really. :)
If you were a Survivor contestant, what would be your luxury item? Well, since I am not allowed to bring "normal" food, it would have to be my camera of course!! I can only dream of the things I would be able to photograph while there. Although I would have to take all the pictures I wanted the first day because I am pretty sure I would be the first voted off!!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
A day earlier.....my answers are in bold. :)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The view at the lake was beautiful. The lake looked like glitter and so peaceful! Jonah and Daddy took in the view from a bench.
Time to trek back home to warm up with some hot chocolate. On the way back home, we came across a playground. What 6 year old can walk past a playground and not give it a go?? Definately not mine!! So after a fun half hour at the park, we eventually did ake it home to enjoy that Hot chocolate.
It was a wonderful day. What did you do for Family Day?
Monday, February 16, 2009
.... kicking a can?
I love these little moments of watching Jonah that take me back to that age.
The difference between Jonah and I? I kicked the can just because.......he was kicking it to bring it back home to put in our recycle bin since "some mean person is not being nice to the earth!"
Of all your favorite foods, which one would you find the most difficult to give up for the rest of your life? Pasta! There are many things I love about pasta, but the main one is the variety! I love making homemade lasagna, chicken alfredo, Garlic pasta bake and of course good ol' spaghetti and meatballs (homemade balls, not store bought!). It is a comfort food for me as well. I love my pasta so much that I refuse to eat store bought pasta "entrees" - canned pasta, frozen lasagna (gross! I might as well eat cardboard with tomato sauce on it!). Love me some real PASTA!
Which month of the year do you think best describes your personality? September! CRAZY and COLOURFUL!! LOL. One of the things I am trying to embrace is accepting change and I have been doing it a lot lately. The leaves in September change to such awesome colours and it shows me how different (and ok!) it is to have difference. I love it!
If you could be a contestant on any game show, past or present, which show would you pick? Sean and I have always said that we would make a great team on The Amazing Race. The only thing that would hinder is my being out of shape. But other than that, I think our communication would put us ahead of the game. Sean would be great at the physical challenges and I would do the puzzle challenges. Sean says the other hinderance we would have is that I would want to stop everywhere to take pictures for the scrapbook! LOL
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONAH! We love you!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Jonah is now in public school and last thursday a form came home for the parents to fill out. It was to let the school know what our choice would be for our soon to be Grade 1 child. Regular program or french program?
I don't know why, but the form is still on my fridge. I started to fill it out, but I haven't marked the appropriate box yet. Why am I hesitating?? Am I just freaking out that my son is going to be 6 in 2 days?? Am I hesitating because I made the wrong the choice?? WHY??
I hate that I am questioning it. I am a person who, for the most part stands by her decisions. But having this parent responsibility has me stopped in my tracks. Obviously, I want the very best for Jonah.
So......I am going to go with my gut and sign the form. Sigh.
Moment of freak out is over. Thanks for listening ;)
Well, lately it has become much more loose. I told Jonah it would probably come out in a couple of days. Jonah decided to take that matter into his own hands and yank his tooth out. The kid has no fear.
So in the Tooth Fairy pillow the tooth goes. The Fairy brought $3 - a little more than normal because it was a tooth that generally doesnt come out until Year 8.
When Jonah woke this morning and saw the money he was so excited! He then told me: "If more of my teeth come out I can buy that DS game I want! C'mon Mommy! Lets go get some candy so my teeth fall out!"
This set I made using scraps. The card on the right has ribbon weaved thru it. I used the ribbon border punch that my virtual friend Kari Ann sent to me from the US! I lalalaLOVE it!
Used my CTMH stamps for these cards. Also had to add my beloved flowers!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
If you haven't checked out their site yet, you MUST! I lalalaLOVE Feeling Scrappy classes. This class is called Year of Cheer. It was a prize I won a couple of months ago in their Sketchapalooza 2 Class. At the end of the class, I will hopefully have enough cards of cheer to give thru the year!
This class is perfect for those of us who are running around last minute to grab a card. I love receiving homemade cards, so why wouldn't I want to GIVE them!
The instructor for this class is the brilliantly talented Stacey. Check out her blog here! I have always been a fan of Stacey's work so I am so excited for what is in store for us.
One of the first things we had to do in the class was to make a place to keep the cards we are making. We learned how to alter a box to keep them in. This was the first time - other than my Mess to Success binder - I have altered! Very exciting in my world!!
Here is how my card box turned out.
Next we had to make the dividers for the box. I picked a few categories and made them to match the box. I will add more as needed.
Stacey gave us our first sketch that we were to follow. As always with a sketch, you can fit it to your need. I made 4 thank you cards.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I am so happy about this change....we have a light!! For the longest time, we had these commercial flourescent lights that didnt actually work. We saw this light at Home Depot and really liked it. It is amazing how much light we get in the kitchen now! LOL.
And of course, the beautiful floor. Home renovations are so much easier when your husband does flooring for a living! Sean used different colours of flooring and patched them together. I lalalaLOVE how it turned out.
Now that Sean has done this much, now he wants to finish off the cupboards! We'll wait for that. We do need to put up the ceramic tile backsplash, but Sean is waiting to get them from a guy at work - at no charge! So I can be patient for something that is free! ;)
Thanks for following me along in my renovations!
Lee's tag was to post the 4th picture in the 4th album on my hard drive.
Amy's tag was to post the 6th picture in the 6th album. And there is no cheating! You have to post even if it is a really kife picture. You also have to explain the photo.
So I will do both. If you want to play along, leave me a comment to let me know you posted yours!
4th of 4th - This photo was taken in March of 2008. Jonah received a gift card to BuildABear for his birthday, so this was his very first experience at Bear making. In this photo, the BAB Lady was telling Jonah the story of how the bears come to be a part of your family. Jonah LOVED it and "Henry" is a cherished member of our family now :)
6th of 6th - This picture was taken on Mother's Day 2008. Jonah and I were doing a craft together. It was making a pirate's treasure chest. NOT the best picture of me, but there was no cheating! LOL
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Uncle Ken was very active in the Rotary Club and he lived his life following the "Four-Way Test"
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
This is just one of the many attributes that made Uncle Ken the man he was. Perhaps if others followed this test, we wouldn't have so much negativity in this world.
There are so many things I remember about uncle Ken. He could always tell a good joke without having to be crude. The ice cream song, which really had to be seen first hand, his drink called Bloody Awful which was Beer, Tomato Juice, Tabasco sauce and Worchestershire sauce. He would always offer it to us when we were there, regardless of the time of day. Aunt Shirl would yell "Ken, its too early!" and his response was always "It's noon somewhere!" The drink lives up to its name because let me tell you, it is BLOODY AWFUL!!
I will also never forget one winter when uncle Ken, in his 70's strapped on a pair of hockey skates and went out on the lake for a skate. Age was never a factor with Uncle Ken.
One memory that stands out to me - as a little girl going up to the cottage, everyone would run off the end of the dock and into the lake. I would be hesitant because I wanted to know what was in the water at the end of the lake. Uncle Ken would say "It's ok, whatever is there will move". For whatever reason, I believed him and would make the jump. This past summer, Jonah and I went up to the cottage with my mom. Jonah ventured his way into the lake with Nana. Ironically, he had asked what was in the lake. Uncle Ken, without hesitation said "It's ok, whatever is there will move" It will always bring a smile to my face remembering that. Jonah did jump off the dock that day with nana catching him. It was a surreal moment for me.
Uncle Ken was funny, he was sincere, he was true to not only himself, but everyone around him. He loved his family, loved the outdoors and loved being a part of his community. And this showed at his service.
Something that used to always bother me was when someone would say "that was a beautiful service." It would irk me to no end. I mean, how could it have been lovely, or beautiful or wonderful? Well, on Monday I realized that really can be. The service for Uncle Ken was wonderful! I know it was just as he would have wanted it to be. We cried, we laughed, we remembered and we honoured. It was a beautiful service. It was a lovely service. It was a PERFECT service for Uncle Ken.
We love you Uncle Ken.