Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10 things I did today

1. Went to literacy program this morning with the 3 little boys, after taking Jamin to school (I babysit if you are wondering who the other boy is)
2. had a good visit with my mom
3. picked Jamin up from school
4. made supper, leftovers and breakfast
5. went to buy a pie, ended up buying a frozen one and baking it at home. Did you know that they'll charge you the same price as a baked one if you buy it frozen? Oh well, it was good.
6. helped Jamin with his homework
7. had a discussion with Jamin about Santa Clause while he was in the bathtub, he does not believe in Santa and when I told him he should maybe not tell other people that there is no Santa he said "Ah shoot, I already did. It's too late".
8. Went for a run/walk on the treadmill
9. ate a piece of pie, yum
10.watched Dragon's Den, well part of it. I'm blogging as it's on. Better go finish watching! And yes, I do watch other shows Tracy. :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I'm tired, I just exercised and my tummy hurts (can you tell I have kids?). I think I'm going to hit the couch for a bit and go to bed early.

Goodnight everyone!

Monday, October 18, 2010

home sweet home

I'm home, it's always nice to come home. I missed my boys and they missed me too. It's always nice when they're happy to see me. It never gets old. Jamin even had tears in his eyes when he hugged me this morning. So did I. The other two didn't seem to notice a whole lot, but I'm sure they were happy on the inside, at least that's what I choose to believe.

It was a good weekend, and a very nice hotel. The only downside was the sofa bed was not so comfy. That's where I slept. The girls offered to share their beds with me but I was afraid (of things I will not mention here) so I opted for the sofa bed. :)

It was a weekend of shopping and eating and watching TLC, not too shabby.

So I'm sorry I missed a couple of days, but it was busy and I was pretty tired when I got home last night.

Friday, October 15, 2010

the school playground

I wasn't sure what to blog about tonight, then I was reading Tiffany's blog post about strangers in the yard and it reminded me of something that Jamin told me today. I went to pick him up at school this afternoon and the kids were all playing on the playground equipment. He came up to me and showed me a Loonie he had in his pocket. He told me someone gave it to him at first recess and when I asked him who he said he didn't know. Then he ran off to play. And I figured it was no big deal, and as it turned out he said a girl (kid) gave it to him. But while he ran off to play all I could think about was maybe some stranger was lurking around the playground trying to get kids to come with him by giving them money or something. I'm just thankful it was nothing like that, but it's hard not being there all the time to protect him. I know I can't be there every minute, and a school playground "should" be a safe place when there are teachers on duty watching them, but it's not easy not being there. Being a parent is not easy, and having to let your kids do things on there own and become more independent is really not easy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What day are we on now?

This is getting hard.

I have no idea what to blog about tonight. I remembered at 10:15 that I hadn't blogged yet today. I need to go to bed.

I booked a hotel today for this weekend. Super Target here I come! I love that store. It's one of my favorites.

Seriously, I have nothing else. Maybe tomorrow will be different.

Hope you all have a good night!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I asked Jeff what I should blog about tonight and he told me I should blog about how awesome he is.

He is pretty awesome, most of the time. :)

Seriously, I have a great husband. I am very thankful for him. He's also a great dad, the kids adore him.

Do you realize that I am surrounded by boys? I'm especially reminded of this when they all start wrestling, or watching Transformers or Thundercats and talk about poop. Do you know that poop is always funny? At least when you're 3 and 5. I'm just waiting for them to get bigger and start jumping off the shed roof, or worse, the house. And I just hope none of them get seriously hurt. And I imagine that one day when I have 3 teenage boys, I won't be able to keep enough food in the house. But I wouldn't trade a minute of it. They sure do make life interesting, and I love them so so much. Even when they're fighting and crying, which is a lot. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

I am Very Thankful for Book.........

Jamin brought home a little book they made in school about things he is thankful for. I was reading it earlier tonight and thought I would share it with you.

I am very thankful for the zoo.
I am very thankful for chickens.
I am very thankful for God.
I am very thankful for food.
I am very thankful for health.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A good day.

It's 10:30, I'm home.

It was a busy day.

It was a good day.

There was a good church/baptism service.

There was time spent with family and friends. It was good.

There was good food.

There was more time with family, again it was good.

There was more good food.

There was laughter.

There was a bunny and a transformer. They were cute.

There was a drive home with 3 sleeping boys, which gave time to chat with my hubby.

And now it's the end of the day. The end of a good day.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Tomorrow's the day. Gulp. I get nervous about things very easily. Today I have butterflies. But I know everything will be okay, and I'll do just fine. But there's still these butterflies. Big ones.

We had to give a testimony this past Wednesday. I wasn't there to give mine but it was given. See my last post #4. I'm not good with words, I want to be but I'm just not. But I want to leave you a verse from God's word. I had this verse in my testimony and it has brought me comfort lately.

Ephesians 2:8

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God"

There's nothing we can do to earn salvation. Saying good things, doing good things, going to church are all good things to do, but they won't get you to heaven. Salvation is a gift, it's free, all you have to do is accept it.

Romans 10:9

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

Friday, October 8, 2010

These are a few of my not so favorite things

1. spiders, they are creepy
2. heights
3. poo, or rather cleaning up poo
4. public speaking, I just can't do it
5. blueberry pie, blueberry cheesecake, I would say blueberries but I like blueberry muffins. Saskatoons are where it's at.
6. diet coke
7. lobster
8. Stargate
9. scary movies
10. dream whip
11. mosquitos
12. extreme cold
13. Walmart
14. The kids show Waybuloo (spelling?)
15. orange peel in baking

Okay, so that's all I got for now. The favorites list was way easier.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 7

I don't have much tonight. I will tell you that today I did something that I've never done before. I cut up and cooked a pumpkin. (I had help, but still) And tomorrow I'm going to make almost homemade pumpkin pie. I bought the pie crust. I got the recipe that my mom uses (and it's the best) and I'm venturing out. Hope it turns out or we'll be having store bought pumpkin pie on Sunday.

I'll let you know how it goes.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 6

Jamin told Jeff tonight that he didn't want us to get baptized because he didn't want to sit with a wet family.



Just cause he's so darn cute and he didn't make the first day of school pictures, here's Ethan!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Today's post may come as offensive to some of you. Okay, I know it will to at least one of you, but I can't keep quiet any longer. Some things need to be said.

Diet Coke is gross.

There I said it.

And no matter how many times I've had it, it does not taste any better. There's just no acquiring a taste for it.

Kinda like coffee.

Oops, did I just offend some more people? :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things.....

  1. 3 boys named Jamin, Aaron and Ethan
  2. going to the movies
  3. bonfires
  4. date nights with my hubby
  5. hanging out with friends
  6. picnics in the park
  7. Christmas
  9. "girls night out"
  10. hugs from my boys
  11. family get togethers
  12. my blue wallet
  13. nail polished toes
  14. cards that the kids have made
  15. taking the boys to tinkertown
  16. my treadmill
  17. watching my kids have fun together
  18. coke
  19. a clean house (doesn't happen often but I sure do love it when it does)
  20. watching Grey's with the girls
  21. staying in a hotel (ones without bedbugs)
  22. AWANA
  23. talking with my mom
  24. did I say chocolate?
  25. a good night's sleep

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 3

Today Jeff took me and the boys to the city, sort of a late birthday outing. It was a good day, we found Jamin some new (used) skates. I think the boys are looking forward to skating this winter. Jamin says winter is his favorite season. Not sure why. Then we met up with Auntie Heather for supper and a game of bowling. I won't say who won because it wasn't me. :) And now I am full, tired and ready to go to bed.

I know it's short, but it's something.

Thanks to my boys and Heather for a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blogtober: Day 1

I'm not promising anything, but I'll give this blogtober thing a try. At least today. I don't know about tomorrow.

I'm thinking of changing the look of my blog, does that count?

I'm bringing dessert to thanksgiving next weekend. If everything I make has pumpkin in it, is that too much pumpkin? I'm thinking yes. But how much dessert can we eat?

I really have nothing today.

Jeff's truck got broken into the other night. It got towed this morning so we are down to 1 vehicle. I don't think it's horribly serious but the steering column and wiring is damaged. The truck won't start or lock.

I'm telling you, you are going to be bored if I actually blog everyday! Just sayin, Heather!