Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello All!!

If you are still reading this blog, then great, if not, I'm writing just for me :)  That's OK too!

It's been an incredibly busy summer, and this Fall does not seem to be any less busy!!  All three children were on the Swim Team this year, the St. Catharines Piranhas.  Sophia excelled, and I hope she continues!!  Zachary also played soccer again, altho this may have been our last year of that.  We'll see.

We did get up to the trailer for a week, as it worked out with Michael's parents, and with his work schedule!  We had a great time, the children made some new friends, and we relaxed.  I love going there and just 'being.'

We are back to school already, and the days are getting cooler - hip hip hooray! 

JA is in grade 5 this year, and that makes her 2/3 done with elementary school.  She'll be 10 in just a few short weeks... um, how did that happen!?  It seems that just yesterday we brought her home from the hospital and made huge adjustments to our new lives as parents!  Anyway, she is in a gr 4/5 split class with another male teacher.  He's trying to get the kids to be on their toes already, and well, we'll see how it goes in the next week or two! LOL!  She is also enjoying being in grade 5.  She has signed up to be a kindergarten helper, and will try out for some teams this year again :)

Zachary is in grade 2.  He is in a full grade 2 class, with an awesome teacher.  He really wanted Mr. Dyck, and so did we!  We have known the Dycks for a number of years... um, 12 or so!  He is someone that Zachary needs to keep him on track and encourage him to be his best :)  He's loving grade 2!

Sophia, my wee girl, she'sin grade 1.  She's THRILLED and so excited still when she comes home from school!  Yesterday she breezed in, looked at me with bright eyes and exclaimed "we learned science today!!  All about frogs!!!"  I hope her enthusiasm for school stays with her through the year, and years ahead!  She has Mrs. McCann for a teacher, and Zachary had her last year.  We are super pleased with that choice for her :)  She's enjoying taking her lunch to school, having two recesses, and staying all day... altho it makes for one tired girl by supper time! LOL!

I have returned to my post as Lunch Supervisor at two local schools (one being our school, and another school close by).  I enjoy my job, altho it does break up my day quite a bit.  I've always been a list maker, and this choppy day has made me rely more on lists than ever before!  I'm getting in my stamping business stuff, some household chores, and a bit of 'me time' every day.  It feels odd not to have at least one child home during the day!  But I'm getting used to it :)

I've been putting forth some big efforts in my Stampin' Up! business!  I've got a great club about to start, and have been getting creative too :)  Check out the STAMPING BLOG if you wanna see what I've been up to :)

Well, the children will be home shortly, and altho I'm sure I could write for many more paragraphs, I'll sign off now! :)

Just one picture thought before I go...This is us on our way home from the trailer in August :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ok, so it's time for an update!

I have been asked if I have abandoned this blog.  Um, not intentionally... as I've been concentrating on my Stampin' Up! paper crafting blog :)  I'm also trying to really get moving on my business, and so have been doing things at this site as well!  Check them out if you want.

Oh, April 19 was my last update... not a whole lot to tell.... but I'll nutshell it, and then aim to update here on a more regular basis... a little comment love would help, a little proding reminder might go a long way too :D

Since I last wrote, the kids have finished up AWANA!

Since I last wrote we have been to Ottawa for our annual trip to visit the Lavoie family :)  Lots of fun was had going to church, 2 bar-b-ques, playing with friends, meeting new friends, swimming outside, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, and just an all around great time! :)  I will post pictures later, as they are still on the camera.

Before we left, we had a tree fall in the backyard.  Great.  So we've been dealing with that for a couple of weeks.   Hopefully today will see the end of that nastiness!

This past weekend we went to The Americana indoor waterpark.  A few weeks ago, Miss Sophia won a family 'trip' on Jack and Lori's Kids Korner on the radio.  So we enjoyed a pizza party, a fun room, lots and lots and LOTS of swimming, water slides, and good fun :)  We are still tired! LOL

JA had her piano recital this past Sunday afternoon.  She did SO well!!!  The confidence she has is amazing sometimes :)

I have pics to share, but for now, I have to edit them, and no time right this minute!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

whoohoo a fun contest!

We have a fantastic camera.  It's a Canon Digital Rebel. I love it, altho I know next to nothing about the manual settings, but Michael is learning them. :)  I hate the strap.  It hurts my neck.  So I'm trying to WIN us a fun strap cover!!

Over at Simple As That Natalie is giving away a camera strap!!

This one is my favourite, I think.... Michael may not like it, but too bad ;) LOL! It's just fun!!

So if you want to win one of these babies, check out Natalies page, and enter yourself! :)  Or not... b/c you know you want ME to win! LOL!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

For today - April 1st

Outside my window... it's sunny, and warm,and the breeze is coming in the open windows!

I am thankful... that Michael got his first paychq today, after so many months with no job!

I am praying... for Joel, a 4 year old boy with brain cancer.   You can read about Joel here.

I am thinking... that it sucks to have a nasty cold and wicked sore throat.

I am also thinking... that a nice cup of tea while reading my Bible will be fabulous :)

I am celebrating... Michaels new job, getting all the paperwork in order to get us to the USA, and that SUNDAY IS COMIN'!!!!

From the kitchen...  a mess!  But also lasanga :) YUMM!

I am wearing... a white shirt, blue cotton vest, cream capris, black flip flops

I am reading... My Bible, First Light, book 1 in the A.D. Chronicles by Brock and Bodie Theone

I am hoping... to get to bake the banana bread, and the delish lemon squares for the Good Friday service tomorrow.

I am hearing... the Christian Radio station I listen to online. I love it!

I am creating... a new MDS background for my blogs :)

Around the house... a little laundry, a little putting of it away, maybe some scrapbooking :)

One of my favorite things... hugs from our children, and greeting Michael with a kiss when he gets home from work :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... Good Friday service at our church, with lunch following.  A bbq and bonfire with friends tomorrow evening, ladies meeting at church tonight, getting over this cold, Sunday Easter service, dinner at Michael's paretns, and OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!! :)

Here is a picture thought I'm sharing with you... something I made with the awesome hostess club I have :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Please pray - for Joel

I heard some awful news this morning, and the same news from another friend this afternoon.  I am calling on you, my faithful readers, to pray for this little boy.  He is 4/5 years old, and has been suffering headaches.  Yesterday they discovered a brain tumour.  At 8:30am today, he went into surgery at the children's hospital in the National Capital Region.  The surgery was to take 8-14 hours. I have no new news.  Please feel free to hop on over to On The Old Path and read about Joel, and his amazing parents, and the start of his incredible journey!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A quick KA special! :)

A quick turn around special!! Place an order with me by Wednesday, Feb 10th at 10pm and get entered into a draw for the new SCALLOP TRIM BORDER PUNCH from Stampin' Up! Place a 65$ order, get a free reward from SAB AND another entry into the punch draw!


I know I posted this 6x6 scrapbook page before, but I wanted to show it again, as it shows the scallop trim border punch!  Click to biggify the image to get a better view of the border. :)


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Playing with MDS :)

My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!  I'm making my own blog banners and backgrounds :)

That's for my scrappy/stampy/crafty blog :)