Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pay attention to me!!!

What does a lady need to do to get attention from my boys?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Crazy baking

We spent the day at Nanna's doing some baking. We taught Braden how to read a recipe, put in the ingredients and the most important skill of all...licking the beaters.
Braden wants to get involved in baking and cooking more and I couldn't be happier.
Quite often I feel like the outsider being the only girl and the fact that all three boys now take an interest in helping in the kitchen makes me super happy.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Maya Angelou

You are just what I needed. I have so much in my thoughts and in my heart and my soul and I don't know where to send it.
I used to have journals and journals of poems, writings and letters to nobody and everybody. Why did I stop?
I used to be able to just take a pencil and let that be my voice and not even know what I was writing until I was done. I have lost that somewhere along my past and I need it.
I miss the smell and feel of new journals and journals that are filled with my thoughts.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Picture: May 7 Someone that Inspires You

So many people inspire me that this one is a little difficult.  I defaulted with the picture to be my husband because not only does he inspire me but he pushes me to be the best in the world at what I do.
This is his model face

I do want to give an honorable mention though to someone whom I try to emulate in many ways...Roslyn.  She is that woman who does it all.  She has a great family, is amazing at her job, knows what hills to die on and how to continually continue to grow herself to be who she wants to be.  I absolutely adore her.

Both these people have been instramental lately in listening to me vent, be a wet shoulder for me to cry on...literally, give advise and let me come up with my own advice.  I am a better person for both these people in my life.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Picture: May 6 You

Yuck, there is a reason I love taking I don't have to be in them...close enough.

Picture: May 5 Birds

Ok so first of all when I saw that i was going to have to take a picture of a bird, I was kind of freaking out as birds and I are not friends...nor am I friends with Giraffes, mini corns, and Home Hardware....but that is for another blog post.

So when I saw that Owen was wearing his angry birds shirt, I literally did a little dance of joy.  He even offered to pose like a bird on a pirch for me.

Picture: May 4 Fun

We went to Calgary this weekend for an inpromtu visit to see Terrie and Merv...and to get a new Stampeder hat for Boris.

When we are there, the best and most fun we do is play Canasta.  I also seem to let myself go and have a few cokes (wink wink).  So anyway, for May 4th, the picture was fun.

ooo he had some cards I could have used.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Picture: May 3 Something I wore today

Anyone who knows me probably already figured out what I would have taken a picture of today regarding something I wore today.  If I had thought about it this morning, I may have taken a little more consideration into what shoes I would have worn today.  Alas, these are the babies that I wore today.  They are so comfortable.  This is the one good thing about living in a house of all one wants to borrow my shoes.

52 Weeks of Mail

Ever since Christmas, I have been thinking about how much I loved getting cards with stories of the year past and pictures in them. I am taking strides to forge out who I am and be who I want to be lately and I decided I was going to start writing actual letters and stuff to family and friends. I stumbled upon this challenge a few days ago and I am excited to partake in it. Sooo starting this week and every week for 52 weeks, I am going to send something in snail mail.
Week 1: send card with promised pictures of my uncles wedding to my granny (promised her I would in October) and a card to my mom who is working in Regina right now.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I really love my Starbucks! There is a Second Cup opening up in the mall where my office is located and while many of my co-workers are excited, I am quite worried that Safeway will use this as an opportunity to take out the Starbucks there and make it a Tim Hortons like they have done with other Safeway Starbucks. I won't be happy let me tell you! Picture Disclaimer: I am half asleep waiting at the airport for a plane and I just started drinking that coffee so my eyes are a tad droopy.

Picture: May 2 Skyline

May 2nd's photo of the day was a skyline. I didn't get time until later in the day and Iwas able to take pictures while the sun going down behind the buildings and it was really beautiful. It was so serene and calming just being on Conner's hill all by myself with no one around taking pictures. I really need to take more time for myself in the week because it definitely makes me a better mom and wife if I do.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Friends are worth their weight in custard

Friends show their love for you in different ways and at different times. As I have gotten older, I make sure that I only surround myself with people who genuinely care about me. I am pretty easy to make happy; give me a card, go for coffee with me, laugh with me.
And then their is my dear friend Carly! She doesn't take no for an answer and solicits the aide of Boris to get me to go out and have fun and then today she outdid herself. Out of nowhere she excitedly goes to the work kitchen and returns with homemade creme brûlée.
OMG!!!! Better than any 5 star restaurant one that I have had or better than the million I ate on the Disney Cruise. Why? Because I have had a bad few weeks. I love her dearly!!!

Picture: May 1 Peace

Today was the first day of my May photo a day challenge and the picture today was peace. When I read that, instantly I thought "Peace and Quiet". The only time my world is peace and quiet is when Owen is asleep.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Photo a day

Following the advice of a dear friend, I am going back to blogging. I had taken a self imposed hiatus because I always write about what I am feeling and I was afraid I would have shared too much or held back because I was a tight ball of stress and started to unravel. Ultimately this is my blog and how much or how little I share is up to me so hear goes.

Ok so I have been doing some research on taking the leap to move from my automatic settings to manual on my camera and I think I am ready to jump in! To help me do this I am going to get a little help from a website that I love to read: fat mum slim

I am going to take the May photo a day challenge and will post them.

I will be ok until May 5th...birds and I are not friends.  Some of these actually really excite me because it is going to get my creative juices flowing and that is one of my stress releases.

If I get super adventurous, maybe I will scrapbook my month...I am so far behind though on my scrapping.  I still need to finish Cancun March 2011, Ontario July 2011, our Disney Cruise January 2012 and I haven't even started 2011 everyday yet so maybe I should just start with taking the pictures and go from there.

My camera is something I love and I absolutely love taking pictures to cherish memories. When I was growing up, I remember my dad loving photography. He had this awesome camera with a million lenses(super jealous) and he had this hard brown leather case that he use to put them in. I loved to watch him photograph plants, and people and have memories of that.  When I took out my camera to take a few pictures of us playing baseball, I smiled and went down memory lane because I forgot that these two fabulouso strangers on the cruise gave me their disney camera strap in trade for my boring Canon one.

I have been quite stressed at work lately with a lot of balls up in the air and making sure none fall. I have some tough hills to climb regarding learning how to stand up for myself and I am really trying so that is a work in progress. I am making sure that I find an outlet to release my stress so that I don't take it home with me. I went to bed right after supper today because my stomach was sore. I really believe that stress and our mind plays a big role in our health so I am fairly certain that these two go hand in hand. This weekend my amazing husband suggested after supper and a trip to Marble Slab for ice cream (mmmm coffee ice cream with cookie dough) that we go and play catch. He is so wise because I spent energy outside of work on what mattered most to family! 

This weekend the whole family (except Owen because he is too little) went and volunteered at Homeless Connect. I have been doing it for years but thought that this time the boys were old enough to see that some people can't even get the basic needs for survival without a struggle so the fact that they don't have an iPad is not the end of the world. I was so moved by Braden's reaction to what we were doing. "Handing out socks to people is glorious work" is what he said, no sarcasm at all...he truly believed this. He is such a compassionate child.Work really needs to stay in the office building for the most part and when I leave the building and head to my family, they need me more than work so that is where I am going to focus as a person always wanting to grow.