Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I call this "the one where it's 11pm and I realize I didn't take a picture yet today" selfie. And I purposefully cropped it and added the border because the angle at which it was taken highlighted my pointy nose too much but I didn't want to take the time to take another 20 shots before getting a "good" one. Oh Wednesday...I wish you were Thursday. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I took this girl shopping tonight for her belated birthday present (a new bedding set). She is so happy to have a much more grown up set now. Mostly white and grey with a bit of blue for an accent color.

Monday, September 28, 2015


The latest book on my nightstand. Now just to find the time to read it...

Sunday, September 27, 2015


This morning was cloudy and rainy, but thankfully it turned into a beautiful afternoon for our family pictures!

Saturday, September 26, 2015


I couldn't be prouder of my family for doing the 5K at the Imagine Run this afternoon to support the awareness of mental health.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015


My little miss all ready for picture day. And getting to wear mom's jacket to school. How fun to be able to start sharing clothes with my girls!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


And...the new laminate is in! Les' favorite part is that some of the squares look like camo. Something we both noticed as soon as we saw the sample in the store, but surprisingly enough that didn't stop me from choosing it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


What my living room looks like right now. I can't wait to come home from work tomorrow and see my new flooring in so we can get things back to normal!

Monday, September 21, 2015


It was a bummer for Joelle to be injured already for her 2nd gymnastics class. But I was proud of her for doing the things she could still stretching and some bar exercises. Hopefully next week she can be good to go!
And hopefully next week I won't get stung by a wasp while I watch the class! OUCH!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Happy 12th Birthday to my wonderful firstborn daughter. We celebrated by going out for lunch with friends from church and then I ended up taking her to the ER for xrays on her ankle (an injury that she got on Friday evening and had been limping around ever since). Thankfully it's only a sprain but still not a fun way to spend part of your birthday.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Tomorrow this beautiful daughter of mine turns 12! We started celebrating today with an Amazing Race birthday party with 5 of her friends. 

Friday, September 18, 2015


Practicing her scorpion pose. I love her determination to improve!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


My tweenager getting ready in the morning takes a lot longer than it used to!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Due to some water damage, we are in the process of replacing our laminate flooring (as well as finally finishing the rest of thr basement). It's quite the mess, but I'm glad it's finally getting done!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Planning for Joelle's birthday party this weekend is in full swing. There's so much more pressure trying to entertain a bunch of 12 year olds than the younger years. Yikes!

Monday, September 14, 2015


The girls have been cartwheeling and handstanding and bridging all summer long,  so we decided to let them have a real crack at gymnastics. Their first class was tonight and they LOVED it!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Les took the girls to a homemade waterslide event at friends of ours from church.  I was too tired to go so I had a few quiet hours at home, but it looks like they had a blast!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


It's almost midnight, the end of a l-o-n-g day...I should be sleeping but instead I am listening to the beginnings of Malia's sleep-talking and wondering how soon she starts walking the talk!

Friday, September 11, 2015


I was so happy to have this little Miss complete her first full day of Grade 5 today, after coming home early on Day 1 and missing Day 2 completely (due to strep throat). I'm happy to have her back to herself!

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Rockin' a somewhat new 'do on our belated anniversary date night!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


My girls stared Grade 7 and Grade 5 today.  That means Malia started a new school and Joelle is now in Junior High (I know Grades 5-8 are now called "middle school" but to me Grade 7 is still junior high).
Joelle had a great first day but Malia was feeling under the weather so she came home shortly after lunch and it was later determined that she has strep throat.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


14 years ago we were getting married and tonight we went to "meet the teacher" night at school,  dealt with anxious kids and one sick with a cold. It may not be a glamorous way to spend our anniversary, but it's the life that we have built together and that's worth celebrating. We just have to find another time to do it!

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Church camp isn't complete without glow sticks and games...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015


Prairie scenery through rain splattered windows on the way to church camp.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Just another Master Chef inspired plating by Joelle and Malia. I love the decorative icing on the side and the splash of color with the sprinkles. They're really getting creative with their plating skills!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


But No favorite book as a kid! Love it that I still have it and now Malia reads it to me!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Seriously, what is with my jeans? I have 3 or 4 pairs that always do this on the left leg. And it drives me absolutely bonkers!!