Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This girl has been practicing some gymnastics moves lately and is finally starting to achieve some of her goals. This was the end position of the front walk over I believe. I'm proud of her determination!

Monday, June 29, 2015


I had the pleasure of this young lady's company while grocery shopping today. It brought back fond memories of our one-on-one weekly grocery shopping trips when she was in pre-school and kindergarten.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


The girls spent quite a bit of time "playing" with this teeny tiny grasshopper this evening.  It's always so refreshing to not only see them getting along but to also be having fun without screens.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


I enjoyed a little retail therapy this afternoon.  All by myself.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Tonight I wished I was on this hot air balloon. High above the earth and away from the stresses of life.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


This afternoon/early evening there was some ominous looking weather. A tornado touched down around Manitou and we were under tornado watches but thankfully nothing happened out here!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


The girls had their first art show tonight. They had a great year taking classes and I loved seeing their creations!

Monday, June 22, 2015


I may be getting home a little late, but time out of the house with a good friend was definitely in order tonight! Thanks Hilary!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


After last night's loss, our girls tied their first game today at noon (with Malia scoring 1 of our 2 goals), won our 2:00 game 5-0 and...WON GOLD at the 4:00 game with a 1-0 score (with Malia making a beautiful corner kick that assisted the goal!).
Their only loss all season was Friday,  which was against the other team from our town that they then beat during the gold medal game. I'd say it was a success! And Les seemed to have a good time coaching, alongside our brother-in-law.
Now I'm sad it's all over...

Friday, June 19, 2015


Game #1 of Malia's soccer tournament was too stressful for me to even think about taking any pictures. Sadly the lost 3-0 but who knows what tomorrow will bring?

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Tonight we had Malia's soccer wind-up to end the regular season (tournament is coming up this weekend). Les was the coach this year, together with our brother-in-law and I was the team secretary/organizer. For the wind up tonight we played a parents vs kids soccer game (in which the parents won, ending the girls undefeated streak) and then had treats!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Tonight it was a popcorn and caffeine pepsi kind of night while Les and I previewed a movie that Joelle will be watching in school on Friday: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


This was it. The last regular season game of soccer (the tournament is this weekend). It was a bizarre game, as the opposing team didn't have enough players at the start of the game, so 2 of our players went over to their side for the first half (during which they had late comers show up). It was strange watching one of our players score the opposing team's only goal but luckily our team scored 4 of our own (including Malia with her 5th goal of the season!), to make us the only undefeated team in our league!

Monday, June 15, 2015


I finally started working on end-of-year teacher gifts today.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015


My hubby actually posed for a picture in public on the fair grounds today!

Friday, June 12, 2015


This can only mean one thing...the local fair weekend is finally here!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Mmmmmm....enjoying a family Revel treat outside to celebrate another win for Malia's soccer team tonight (and her 4th goal of the season)!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


This beauty had some art pieces on display tonight with a bunch of other Kindergarten-Grade 4 students. She was so excited to show me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Tonight was a nail-biter of a soccer game. They were playing the other team from our small town and both teams had been undefeated (we tied in our last game against them). Tonight we pulled out a 3-2 victory! Man, I wish soccer season wasn't so short...in under 2 weeks it will already be over for another year.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Me. At 11:30pm. Contemplating if it's worth trying to go to sleep already or if I should stay up and read for awhile since I just heard the little miss talk in her sleep. Usually that means sleep walking is coming up next...

Sunday, June 7, 2015


My animal lover. Feeling the unborn kitties kick in their mama's belly at her cousins' house.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Some beautiful scenery on our weekend up north visiting family.

Friday, June 5, 2015


National Donut Day is nothing without donuts!

Thursday, June 4, 2015


We have another robin's nest in our front porch again this year. These little ones hatched a few days ago.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Sometimes a girl's just gotta dress all in black.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015


I love the view on my street in the evenings. Apparently I missed the really pink sky tonight, but even this view was quite pretty.