Sunday, July 31, 2016


Thiessen Family Camp isn't complete without a little Dutch Blitz!

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Another weekend at the lake. This time with Les' extended side of the family.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Getting ready to leave the pup for the first's almost like leaving a baby!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


The one where I'm a mix of emotions...happy that tomorrow is Friday because I don't have to work,  but not overly excited about going away for the weekend, and also worried about how I will survive 4 day work weeks starting in September when I'm this tired from 3 days.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


When I came home from work today,  Joelle had surprised me by cleaning the house! These pictures don't even do it justice. I walked in and my jaw dropped to the floor. What an amazing surprise!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Taking Jack for a walk. This pup is a lot of work and so often I long for life the way it was before...but at the same time, I'm very protective if him.

Monday, July 25, 2016


We had a family of friends over for supper tonight, and since it's the special mom's birthday on Saturday we turned it into a party...hats and all!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Even with a freezer full of ice cream treats, the 12 year old still wants to spend her money on overpriced ice cream truck treats...

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Today's date didn't quite go as planned...we were going to shoot pool at The Forks but we discovered that the pool hall was permanently closed. Then we went for dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory but our meals (and service) were less than satisfactory and we won't be going there again if we can at all help it. BUT we still had a good time!

Friday, July 22, 2016


The girls spend a lot of time at home while I'm at work this summer so today I treated them to a movie.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Becoming an Auntie never gets old...even for the 14th time!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


I totally stole this picture from someone on Facebook but I just couldn't resist. It's the view from the end of our street after an intense storm rolled through.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016


Timehop reminded me that a year ago today is when I did this to my hair. It may have been a fun experiment at the time,  but the growing out process has been less than rewarding!

Sunday, July 17, 2016


It was a good weekend at the lake with Les' parents and one of his sisters...but oh, it's so sweet to be back home.


Paddling out to sea...a great day on the lake!


At the lake!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


My mood after work today while waiting for a LONG time to see my doctor for a follow up from my vertigo over the weekend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Delicious berries from our raspberry plants.

Monday, July 11, 2016


Taking her pup for a walk around the block.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Malia and I had fun taking a bunch of selfies together this afternoon. I love this crazy kid!

Saturday, July 9, 2016


I was thankful for this guy taking me to the ER today. I've been experiencing some dizziness/vertigo since yesterday evening after I ran in circles with Jack and then jumped on the trampoline. My head got messed up with all of that unusual movement. It was a long evening at the hospital but they gave me an injection and a prescription and I'm feeling quite a bit better tonight thankfully.

Friday, July 8, 2016


Joelle wants to start earning some money so today I helped her make some babysitting ads to put on the mailbox units on our street.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


My mom would always leave us notes in the morning when she went to work and we were home on summer break. I do that with my girls now too!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Someone was very excited to have been allowed to get Instagram today....

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I made these pillows for my niece's belated birthday. I love trying to personalize the things I make for people.

Monday, July 4, 2016


Getting ready to make a splash at our friends' pool on this ultra boiling hot day!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


We enjoyed a family outing today at the Golf Dome. I love how my family humours me when they know I need a picture of the day to post!

Friday, July 1, 2016


We had a wonderful family day today on this Canada Day holiday. My favorite part was all hanging out in the front yard together,  including Jack.