Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Tuesdays are tough for Joelle these days. She recently signed up for Running Club after school on Mondays where she runs 2-3 kms and then on Tuesdays she has swimming lessons where she basically swims laps for 45 minutes. So by the time that's all said and done, she is one exhausted little lady! I'm proud of her for keeping on trucking though...even when she demands to quit! :)

Monday, April 29, 2013


After an uncertain start to the day, I decided to keep Malia home from school in the morning. Luckily it wasn't long till she perked up...sometimes a kid just needs some extra rest. I was glad to give her that this morning.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Hello purple skinny jeans (FREE from this weekend's clothing exchange) and hello bare feet in flats {insert happy sigh here}!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


We were excited to FINALLY put up the trampoline today. Here's a shot of our first family bum war of the year! I lost due to taking this picture...oh the sacrifices I make to get a good picture! :)

Friday, April 26, 2013


Les and I had a hot Friday night date tonight. I was asked to do a new house clean for my brother-in-law in one of his beautiful custom built homes. Les was kind enough to help me clean, and my sister and brother-in-law not only had our kids for the evening but also brought us Chicken Chef pizza for supper and had us over for dessert when we were finished.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


A friend invited me to go to a women's event at her church this evening, so after Joelle's spring concert at school we zipped on over to catch the second half. It was on sex and intimacy and Sheila Wray Gregoire was the speaker (hope I got her name right, I was just going by memory). The set up on stage was quite pretty...just ignore the Barbie that ruined my shot. ;)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


One of my dearest friends took time out of her very busy schedule (prepping for a trip to Ethiopia to meet their adopted son) to call me up and make the spontaneous 30 minute drive to take me out for lunch. Why? Cause she loves me, that's why! Made my week!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I love having daughters to share accessories with. Today's hat was courtesy of Joelle.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Gettin' some good hang time on the teeter-totter at the park. Love this action shot!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


While at Grandma & Grandpa's today, Joelle made a list of all of her family members. We're so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our family and it was pretty cool to see the list all laid out!

Saturday, April 20, 2013


This new artwork that Malia made at a birthday party this weekend is proudly bring displayed in my living room!

Friday, April 19, 2013


I try not to post pictures on here that I've already used on Facebook or Instagram but this one is going everywhere today! My official business cards for my crochet business have been ordered and I can't wait to get them!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Tonight at our first small group Bible study we looked at 1 Corinthians chapter 1.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I finally strapped my running shoes back on and hit the streets with my running buddy. I was slow as molasses but we managed to do 1.87 miles in 21 mins and 39 seconds.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


The first day in a LONG time that I intentionally didn't step on the scale. After seeing yesterday morning's number and knowing the poor choices I made throughout the day, the last thing I needed this morning was to see another increase.

Monday, April 15, 2013


This book, given to me by a blog reader several years back, has finally made it from my basement bookshelf to my nightstand. I think it's high time I get around to reading it!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


The girls are back in the groove of playing with their Cabbage Patch dolls (including my retro one from when I was a kid) after Malia scored her own old-style (but still in the box) CPK for $2 at a garage sale.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013


I went to a women's event in the city tonight that my bestie invited me too. The main speakers were Winnipeg's own Olympic medalist, speed skater Cindy Klassen and her sister Lisa Klassen (excuse the very poor picture...).

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Joelle joined the Grade 4 & 5 Running Club this week. Her 'homework' was to run an additional mile before next week's club meeting. So proud of my girl!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


If anybody's looking for me in the next three and a half weeks, I'll be buried in a pile of yarn trying to frantically make a decent amount of stock to bring to my first craft show early May...EEEK!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Working on a chevron blanket for my newest niece who will be born in July.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Out for a family walk around the block...which turned into an energetic game of tag halfway home!

Friday, April 5, 2013


I tried a new brownie recipe today with black beans in it (for a company guest who is allergic to gluten). The flavor was fine but the texture was not appealing to me. Luckily the friend I made it for enjoyed it (or so she said!) and Les said it was tasty too.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Oops...I did some damage with my stash of Easter eggs today. No wonder the scale is creeping up these days...sigh.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Excited about the good quality flat iron I got today with my birthday money I've been saving. And excited for the fact that I got it at a great sale price!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Feeling pretty today with my new trim and bangs! I've needed a confidence booster lately so this was well timed.

Monday, April 1, 2013


On the bus ride back from Malia's swimming lesson. I love that I have the job that allows me the chances to volunteer for things like this (AND I love that our school division does swimming lessons in grade 2 to save us a bit of money!).