Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Being a mom isn't easy. I think the hardest part is seeing your kids sick and feeling so helpless. You want to help them and you do everything you can to make them more comfortable and in the end, it just takes time. And it doesn't help when you're completely exhausted yourself. I'm sure all you moms know exactly how that is.
And through all the sickness, and exhaustion, I just cherish those moments when all the boys want is to sit with their mommy. I'm their mom, and even though I'd rather that they weren't sick, I'm thankful I'm the one who gets to take care of them when they are. It's all part of the job, the best job in the world.
Monday, November 30, 2009
So I know, I haven't been blogging much lately. In my defense, the last couple of weeks have been busy and if not busy then someone's been sick around here. We've been to Winnipeg to have our pictures taken, then back to Winnipeg for Christmas shopping and to pick up pictures. Then to Austin to spend a Sunday afternoon at a dear friends baby shower (hi Lyla!). What a sweet little boy they have and what a nice afternoon it was. I got to hold a wee little baby!!! And then on Monday we had Jamin's birthday party. Then Tuesday Tiffany had an Avon party. (if you get the chance to go to one, you should, it's nice to see some of the products they have before you order) Tuesday was also the start of our not so fun week at home. To keep a long story short, between fevers, coughing, healthlinks, coughing, fevers coming back, healthlinks again, more coughing, a trip to the doctor, antibiotics, a Christmas party and of course more coughing, I think we're on the mend now. Trust me, you don't want me to bore you with the details of the last sentence.
So hopefully you'll hear more from me in the next little while than you have in the last month or more. I will try.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Our house is finished, finally. It has been for the past week or two but I've been lazy and haven't posted my pictures yet. I will.
Jamin has been walking into the school all by himself for the past couple of weeks. I had to bribe, I mean reward him, to finally go in on his own. It's wonderful. I now only have to unload my van full of kids when I pick him up.
I got a new area rug in my living room. Again, I've had this for a while, but I haven't been blogging lately.
I've been recruited to be the Sparks Director for our AWANA program in our church. AWANA is a club for kids and we meet every Friday night. We do games, learn bible verses and have council time (singing and a message) and the kids can earn shares(AWANA money) and use it at our AWANA store. The Sparks are kids from Kindergarten to Grade 2. They are a great bunch of kids and I've found I'm attached to them already. Jamin is in Sparks this year. He's having a pretty good time I think. Kids older than Grade 2 can go too, I just happen to be working with the Sparks.
I've taken up knitting, well sort of. I started a scarf and I haven't done anything with it for like a month. Maybe I'll have forgotten how to even do it by now. Maybe I'll post a picture if I actually get it done.
It's 1:15 in the afternoon and my TV hasn't been on once yet today. It will be come 2:00 cause that's when Days of Our Lives is on. It's kind of nice having the quiet. Well, almost quiet. I can hear the kids playing in the basement. Jordan is over playing today and it sounds like they are having a really good time. But that's the kind of noise that I love. Happy noise.
I need some ideas for my flower bed. I know, it's going to be winter soon. But I need to make a plan so I know what to do with it for the spring. It's full of hostas right now, which I love, but I need something else. Anybody got some ideas? It's a full shade area so I'm limited.
You can tell your kid watches too much TV when he starts reciting commercials. Like, "we should get a blizzard, they're only $2.99" or "mom, if you want to look really beautiful, you should get bump-its". Really? Do I really need bump-it's? There have been more, but I can't remember them.That's about it for now. Hopefully I'll get some pics on here soon.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Aaron didn't want to be left out of the events of this morning, so he put his backpack on too and was quite happy that I took pictures of him. It won't be long and the day to send him to school will be here too. I won't even think about that right now. One's enough.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Posted by Jeffrey.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
9 years later the scene is a little different. The sun is shining and it is another gorgeous day. There is a cement truck in my driveway and the men are outside pouring a foundation for our garage. Two of our three boys are having a nap and the other one is playing with lego in the living room. Makes me smile, to see what has all changed in the last nine years. We've been through so much together and I'm thankful for every minute.
Happy Anniversary Jeff. I love you so much and I'm so very thankful for you and our 3 boys! I hope we have many many more years together. Love you!!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We're still debating over a color for the house. I've narrowed it down to two, but the one I really like costs quite a bit more than the other. What to do, what to do. I'm thinking, go with the one I really like cause we'll probably have to live with it for a long time. What's a few extra bucks anyway, right?
That's about it for now. I'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
First the rules:1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog. Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, and add one more question of your own.
2. Tag other people.
Now the questions:
What are you wearing today? So far, pj's, later I'll go find whatever is clean. I need to do laundry.
What's for dinner? I haven't thought that far ahead.
What would you eat for your last meal? I'd probably go to Tony Roma's for some ribs, or to the Olive Garden for some soup and salad and the chicken con broccoli then I'd have the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake that I've been wanting to try for some time now. Mmmm..... And I'd wash it all down with a big glass of Coke. It's my last meal, why not?
What relaxes you most? sleeping, I like to sleep.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? I would say Hawaii but I'd want to spend more than an hour so maybe to a spa and have a massage or a facial or something to pamper myself.
What language do you want to learn? I would love to speak spanish, but I'm not going to.
What do you love most about where you currently live? I'm close to family.
What style is your current home decorated in? Kid style. Is that a style? There are usually toys and blankets and crumbs scattered all over my house.
What is your favorite color? I never used to like green, but I'm starting to appreciate it a lot more now.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? My blue t-shirt from Roots.
What were you doing ten years ago? I had just graduated from high school and was working at Memory Lane Cafe.
What are you going to do after this? Feed Ethan and go have a shower.
What are your favorite films? Robin Hood Men in Tights, most chick flicks
What are your favorite books? Bringing up Boys and my Bible.
Do you collect anything? No.
What makes you follow a blog? I basically just read the blogs of friends. Occasionally I'll check out other ones, if they're interesting.
What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? my kids climbed into bed with me this morning, that was pretty nice.
What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time? I love to go to dinner and a movie.
What is a talent you wished you had? shut off my emotions, is that a talent?
Who is your favorite actor? Patrick Dempsey, why not?
Other than Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, etc. what are your most frequently visited websites? save.ca, Portage Online, The Weather Network
What was your favorite subject in school? grade 12 math
As a child/teen how did you envision your adult life? I hoped to be married with kids someday.
How much time do you spend on your average blog post? too much time.
If you could would you want to control the weather? I'd say yes but then my husband might be upset with me, he wouldn't get to play much hockey.
Tiffany's Question: If you could have any job/career you wanted, and money wasn't a factor, what would it be? I'd volunteer somewhere, not sure doing what though.
Sonya's Question: What major event are you really looking forward to? Getting my house all fixed up. Other than that nothing major happening.
Angela's Question: Who is your favorite singer/band? Garth Brooks, Celine Dion and Rascal Flatts
I'm tagging: everyone who is reading this. Leave a comment letting me know if you're doing this so I can check it out!