Friday, December 17, 2010
So updating my blog is long overdue. What has prompted this sudden desire to blog is our roads here in Edmonton.
Yes people it snowed!!! This is Alberta however and we are well aware that every year we get snow in the winter...do we like it? No but we know it is coming therefore...BE PREPARED!!!! No one likes getting a cold but I betcha if I look in your medicine cabinet...there is cough medicine in preparation.
If you have a Honda Civic that you have silly little bald summer tires and if you have our body lowered...DON'T drive the dam thing in our winter. I do not want to be behind you while you continually get stuck. Get a damm winter car butthead.
If you drive properly all year long you do not have to re-learn how to drive in the winter and putting me at risk because you do not know how to drive when snow falls.
You caused me to have my 2 year old to ask me why I said "Stupid Fucking Drivers". Thank you for making me swear in front of my child. Thank you for making me go onto the sidewalk to avoid your erractic driving. Thank you for making me late for picking up my child as you were stuck in between two lanes on a drift because you are a moron. Thank you for causing staff members to be late for work because you delayed the flow of traffic.
Monday, September 27, 2010
This weekend we went to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Ultimately, it would seem that I pay admission for the petting zoo, train ride, merry go round and ice cream. He always looks for the elephant and she is always gone. This weekend, most of the animals were gone so it was just Owen and I playing Where's Waldo in all the cages. I need to take this poor kid to Calgary.
Jon has started guitar lessons and he is really into it. He practices every night. The guitar is really big and he needs a smaller one but I am waiting to see if this lasts more than one month.
I am posting this page for Roslyn. I have "scraplifted" my style from her. Previously I was known for stickers and die cuts...that is it. I never would think outside of that. Thanks to Roslyn's idea of doing what feels right and her many supplies that she donated to me, I am able to think outside the box and create what I think is one of my personal favourite pages.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
BUT being sick doesn't stop me from trying to spend as much time creating memories with my boys when we can. I think that is so important as I want them to feel loved and look back and think that they grew up having a great life. Don't get me wrong...they annoy the crap out of me at the best of times and I am not one of those moms who think everyday is a blessing...there are days when I would give anything to be able to just jump in the car and go instead of packing snacks, juice boxes, ensuring that Jon is wearing underwear, finding "dirty" and where did Braden leave his right shoe just to go around the block. :)
This weekend we went with Mel and Quinn to the Jurassic Forest as they have never been before. The boys loved it as much as before. What a great place!
So cute guys!
Holy cow, look..they are all looking at the camera and they are all smiling! There is a god. I really love my family! I would be just as happy being completely broke as long as I had my family. Everyone is completely different and yet we are so similar. Currently we are all living under the same roof and that can be very challenging especially for my poor Boris. He is doing well in a household of all Marleaus. I know days he feels like he is outnumbered but we all love him tremendously and don't know what I would do without him in my life. I love you Boris.
Last night we had a Scene It Marathon...boy did I miss the Dalby's last night as that used to be our Sunday night thing. The world was topsy turvy as Melody won Disney Scene it and you won't believe it but I won Music Scene it. It was hilarious...I won and I only got one question right...the final question was a Jessica Simpson question. Muahahaha....I thought Boris and Melody were going to blow up with surpise.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Look at this incredible cake Michelle made!!!!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Those of you know who I am talking about and know that I am there for you through anything and I am not going anywhere. I will be forever your cheerleader even when you don't want me to be.
We are getting our pictures done again this year from the incredible Becky from Just for You Photography. I can't wait for October! You will all get pictures this year for Christmas again.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Now I am no better as I like to read with the light on and I love to talk in bed so I am sure that we grate on each others nerves with our bed habits.
Let's bring back the Fred and Wilma beds
Monday, August 23, 2010
...Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I had so much planned for this weekend in terms of fun outdoor stuff but the weather just really has been very uncooperative this summer. It feels like we haven't had much of a summer at all and with the BC forest fires, it is even worse right now.
So my good friend and second mother to Owen is smack in the middle of Ramadan right now and my heart goes out to her...not because I feel bad that she is fasting: I actually think she is a really strong woman who believes in her faith and hold her in high regard to do this from sunrise to sunset. What I do sigh for her is her lack of being able to have a dirty chai during the day...so in a testament to my love for her...I will drink double my share until she can drink again. I love you Heather.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
We went on a road trip to Las Vegas, Coronado Bay, San Diego, Los Angeles, Anaheim. We had so much fun.
A few weekends ago we went to Jurassic Forest. This place was very neat. All three kids loved it. It is set up so that you can walk around on these nicely built walkways careful not to disturb the forest that they have the dinosaurs built in. They are motion sensored and my favourite part was when Owen would patiently wait for the dinosaur to move. His pose made me giggle each time.
I can't believe that there is only 2 weeks left in the summer break before school starts. Braden and Jon both start grade 3. I can't believe that these boys are growing so fast.
We also spent a day at the beach. It is Alberta Beach and not as great as Allan Beach but a Beach is a Beach in my opinion.
Speaking of beach. We have decided that this spring break we are going to go to either Cancun or Jamaica with Jon and Owen. We would love Braden to come but he is not allowed. Too bad, he was dissapointed when he found out that he is not allowed to come. The hotel we are looking at in Jamaica is a Breezes hotel and has quite the waterpark he would love.
What I am most excited about is New Years Eve in Jasper at the Jasper Park Lodge with my whole family...all three boys for 2 cuddly nights.
Ok so all that being said...I PROMISE TO UPDATE REGULARLY NOW!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I have been really stressed at work for the past few months with someone being off on short term disability. You don't realize just how much that effects the entire company. Anyway, I have been really looking forward to our road trip with the older boys to Disneyland/Legoland/Universal Studios/Las Vegas and a few ball games thrown in there. I decided at the last minute to take this week off to decompress and to get my head in the game. My bosses were fantastic and didn't even bat an eye in letting me go for 3 straight weeks...they even gave me a little gift of appreciation. I can honestly say that I love where I am working and I enjoy going to work each and every day.
Today is Father's day and poor Boris had to work but as an homage to him, I am posting one of his best bbq ribs he has ever done.
Owen is definitely becoming a comedian...I mean how many other kids do you know who have their own plunger (clean and purchased just for him to play with so he would leave the bathroom one alone). He is like a mini Carrot Top.
Do you know what is flippin impossible?????? Making 3 boys look good at the same time for a picture.
I give up!!
Ok so to give those of you who don't know my brother in law a little insight...everything is fixable and he can fix it...even when it is not broken. Just ask my sister who looks like she has been paintballing. How did she get all her bruises?? Well Benny has discovered how to "modify" nerf guns INCLUDING one for 3 year old Quinn. I can tell you first hand that those suckers hurt. They come flying at you with the force of a paintball gun and they have the speed to go far distances.
How much do you love Jon's sunglasses?
Owen is starting to want to sit on the toilet because all the other dayhome kids do. I am not one to complain. I don't like pull ups because I feel like it is too much of a diaper and Jonathan never wore them and he trained quickly so I have ordered these incredible training pants. Please go to their website. I can't wait for them to arrive. The website is called Kidalog.
I also ordered a book that I can't wait for. I ordered Faith Club on the suggestion of my good friend Heather. It looks so interesting and I hope that it comes this week so I can read it while lounging at the pool while the boys swim.
Well I don't know if I will update again before our big road trip but if not...I will be back in a few weeks with tonnes of pictures to post.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Here is the drawing. I love it and if you will notice "JASMAN" is very small to depict she is far away. I love that he knows about depth.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Please support one of my greatest friends and buy these awesome shirts. I can not wait for the prozac latte shirt. You know I am buying that one.
While on the subject of shirts...
You should go to this site, I have bought 2 and I am just waiting for the delivery. Can not wait. I will be wearing my Drop Love not Bombs shirt with such pride of being a Canadian and living in a safe nation. I will post pictures of me sporting my new shirt and sweater when they come.
Jon loves riding horses and ponies but his allergies always get the best of him. Look how happy he looks even knowing that afterwards he will be sniffing up a storm and his eyes will burn. I love that kid.
Owen's first tumble. The dude did not even try to break his fall. He tripped on his feet and landed on his head and I witnessed his little noggin bounce. I ran and instantly picked him up only to hear Boris exclaim that he was bleeding from both his head and nose. Needless to say that my hoody will now need to be washed. He is ok but has a nice little mark on his forehead.
I love this picture of Jon hiding from Aunty Mel and they chase each other through the zoo.
Jon has gotten so good at reading. Time is flying by so fast that I can not believe he is reading chapter books, loving them and comprehending them.
A couple weeks ago, after an extremely stressful time at work with everyone being away and auditors there, Boris took me to a wonderful dinner at The Melting Pot