Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Margo, I will bring yours to DC this weekend, it's all ready for you!!
Joan... when will you next be in Niagara? What is your favourite colour??
I am going on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend! YAY!! However, with the cold, I'm unmotivated to pack my stuff, and get totally excited to go. Isn't that SAD?!?! Good thing I'm still half packed up from my Spring Day Crop!!
So I'll make a list of things to be done this week, and go from there:
- pack for Destination Create
- do oodles of laundry
clean downstairs bathroom
- go to Awana
- figure out what to take to the potluck on Friday night
- make supper
- empty dishewasher
- fill dishwasher
- go to bowling with Zachary and Sophia this afternoon
- ride bike to pick up JA
- clean scrappin' table
put away towels, jeans
- make lunch
- take a quick nap
- blow my nose - LOTS!
Friday, April 18, 2008
So what I want you to do is leave some comment love, and on Sunday evening I will use a random generator of some kind to draw the winner :)
So, while this is my 100th post, I have nothing significant to say! LOL! I'm making a list of things I need to do today... so it's more for me than you!!
wash 3 loads of laundry (towels, lights, and sheets)
- do dishes
- run dishwasher
make pizza dough pick up Zachary from the bus
- pick up garbage and other misc crud from the front yard
bike to school to get JA go to Curves cook bacon for pizza
- get packed up for the crop tomorrow
- get the make 'n take ready
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I have looked at both Sunbeam (stainless steel photo) and
Kitchen Aid (the cool pink mixer).
I don't know much about either of them. I do know that the KA is MUCH more expensive than the SB one.
Do you have a mixer? What brand do you have?? Would you recommend one over the other? I have to say, I do love the pink one, simply because it is pink. I have a cell phone, and I have it because it's PINK!! LOL! Back to my roots... I always loved pink as a child. LOL However, I don't think I can justify the COST for the KA just to get a PINK one!! It is for a good cause... and we are getting a nice tax return this year... hmmm....
I'd be making cookies, merangue, pancakes, that sort of thing. So... please, some comment love! :D
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
...this looks like fun and I've seen it on a few blogs now...plus I have absolutely no energy to post anything meaningful or thought provoking today... it's been a LONG stressful day. Every little thing seemed to be SUCH A HUGE THING!!
Thanks for the hugs - Sharon, Mrs. M., Bernie... I'm sure you were all praying for me as well, and I can tell, there were NO EPISODES or outbursts once we got home!! YAY GOD!
You.Can.Only.Type.One.Word. from Lori's blog:
Where is your cell phone? upstairs
Your significant other? Michael
Your hair? blonde - ish
Your mother? stressed
Your father? ha.
Your favorite thing? laughter
Your dream last night? strange
Your favorite drink? Coke
Your dream/goal? fit
The room you’re in? family
Your ex? who?
Your fear? birds
Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
Where were you last night? tops
What you’re not? thin
One of your wish list items? time
Where you grew up? St. Catharines
The last thing you did? TV
What are you wearing? nightie
Your TV? small
Your pets? cat
Your computer? Compaq
Your life? uneventful
Your mood? blah
Missing someone? Yes
Your car? Montana
Something you’re not wearing? ha ha hah! socks
Favorite store? LSS
Your summer? HOT!
Like someone? yes!
Your favorite color? pink
When is the last time you laughed? today
Last time you cried? today
Who will repost this? ???
Monday, April 7, 2008
The weather was fantastic today, so I got in a few walks. Zachary spent the afternoon with his buddy, so we walked him over (Zachary and Sophia rode their bikes, Michael and I walked). Then Sophia rode her bike while I walked to school to pick up Julie-Anna. That's where I got the aerobic steps in! We picked up JA, her little friend, walked to her friend's house, picked up the friend's little sister, and went to the park, then mosey'd do another park! It was great!!
Tomorrow the weather is proving to be more of the same, so we'll ride/walk again, and hopefully I'll get lots of steps in there too!!
Mike is taking his bike in for a tune up, gearing up for the riding season! WHOOOHOOO!!!
On that note, however, it has come to our attention that Zachary really and truly needs a new bike. Ugh... he's growing like a weed!!! His clothes are getting too small, his bike is too small... will it ever end?! My Mom commented the other day that we will always need a van, just to get the groceries home for the kids!! :D
Sunday, April 6, 2008
So, am I giving up paper crafting for beading?! NO WAY!!! But I did enjoy the little break! :D
Friday, April 4, 2008
The girls planned a 'New Year's" bash type of night for us. It's the start of a new TOPS year, so what better way to start? Koby spoke about resolutions. We talked about what they are, why we make them, why we succeed or fail, and how we can achieve success this year!! She challenged us to write down a few goals on a piece of paper, seal it into an envelope and hand it in. We'll get them back at the end of June, and see how we made out.
So, I'd like to share my goals with my readers. I'd love if you would comment on them, or just drop a line to
Without further ado, here are my four goals for this quarter:
The photo to the right was taken just two weeks ago in Florida. It's shadowy, but it has all the things I love in it - my family and sunshine! LOL!
God really knew what he was doing when he brought Michael and I back together! I remember the day that he came back to Bethel and I got the biggest hug ever! I fondly recall our first date - even tho my food was less than tasty ;) LOL I remember his proposal after our first date... I remember our one year of engagement full of ups and downs. I so remember how I felt the moment that the doors of the church opened and my Dad escorted me down the aisle... I saw no one but Michael... even though the church was full! I still have eyes only for him!
Things I'm thankful for in the last 10 years: (in no specific order!)
- having Michael as the love of my life
- Michael's unending patience
- Michael's goofy sense of humour
- our three amazing children
- a husband who loves God
- a house we can call a home (even tho it still needs to be finished rennovating!)
- the myriads of hugs I get every day from both Michael and the children
- saying "I love you" at least once a day (usually more!)
- hearing "I love you" at least once a day (usually more!)
- a steady job for Michael that makes him be a great provider for our family
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I firmly believe now that SPRING is here!! I was driving along yesterday, and didn't I finally see my first Spring Robin!! I'll have to dig out the book for the kids :) It's a very cute story about how this little girl goes looking all over the garden for her Spring Robin to have returned from the South. It's got lots of stuff about different Spring flowers (crocus, daffodils, fiddle heads, etc). As much as you all know that I
In spite of this, the house will not run itself! So here's my to do list for today!! I find these lists extrememly helpful in accomplishing tasks!!
get kids ready for school and on the bus
- fold and put away laundry
clean the blue bathroom
- empty dishwasher
- tidy kitchen
thaw chicken for supper (mmm, fajitas!)
- post day 2 of our Florida trip
- do Mom's taxes
- do Dad's taxes
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
It's our trip in review, with photos! I will share photos as I go, and detail the days we were gone :D It won't be all in one day tho!!
We left home on Friday March 7th at 4:30am, only 30 mins behind schedule, which for ME is really good!! The kids got up, hit the bathroom, and got buckled in. I gave them each their new cups with snack cups on the bottom, and away we went! They watched a movie right out of the gate, because, well, it was dark, so they
We are blessed to have such excellent travellers in our children! Otherwise, we'd not be able to travel this way, ever.
We stopped a few hours into the trip for our first bathroom break. We were aiming to get to Rock Hill, SC, and we did make it!! We stopped at Subway for lunch, which put us behind about an hour or so. It was INCREDIBLY busy in there! We drove through the cool tunnels in the mountains of West Virginia, altho the first tunnel was down to one lane, and so we got stuck in traffic for AT LEAST an hour. Another minor slow down later caused us to lose about 3o more minutes. We stopped about 30 mins from Rock Hill and found a Pizza Hut. We got stuffed crust pizza, which the kids enjoyed, but I didn't! LOL! It just didn't taste like I thought it would! Then we piled back in the van, and made our way to Rock Hill. When we arrived, we tried to get a room at about 6 hotels, and nobody could take five of us without a big charge, or two double beds (and face it, Mike is too tall to share a double bed, I do like to have more than a corner to sleep on!). I was getting frustrated, and was ready to just say "go to sleep in the van, and we'll just drive all night!" Thankfully, we tried just one more hotel, and VOILA... 2 queen sized beds, non-smoking room, including breakfast... including taxes 55$. Can't go wrong there. It was 9:20pm. We got the kids settled, tidied up the van a little, had showers, and hit the sack.
It was incredibly foggy pretty much the entire way down. I think it was because we were crossing paths with the major blizzard that was hammering St. Catharines!! I have seen photos of the snow, and well, we didn't miss it!! There was still enough here when we got home!
Day 1. 1206 kms, 17 hours in the van, 3 movies, some traffic, and lots of fun!!