Monday, March 30, 2009

One year old today!!!

What a beautiful day to celebrate the birthday of our precious LILY!! We enjoyed a wonderful celebration on Saturday with family at Lily's house in Amherstburg. So happy we didn't have a rainy day as they predicted but some sun and nice times with everyone there. Here's a few photos to share of a sweet girl who's loved to bits....happy Birthday Lily Noelle XOXOXOX

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mother of a teenager

Well, my son is now officially a teenager....he was excited by the idea, me not so seems like time just goes by way too quickly when it comes to kids. I'm so proud of the young man he is turning into, the choices he makes, his friends, how he treats others...oh sure the occasional teenage scowl has been seen, the rolling of the eyes but that's ok. I've always felt blessed that he was chosen to be a part of this family, we are definitely the lucky ones. Some pictures of his family celebration here last night. A friends get together is planned for next weekend at the cottage with 6 of his friends.

Tomorrow looking forward to celebrate this little one's 1 year birthday!! She was a sweetie last night.....full of smiles and love.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break

Loving the warmer weather we enjoyed today and it's suppose to be even better tomorrow...yeah!!! Victoria is over at Camille's for a sleepover and Ethan was over there as well as I worked at the office for a bit this afternoon.

On Friday I received my new Studio Calico kit and am so anxious to play with all the papery goodness but that probably won't happen until after we return from Niagara Falls. The kids (including Virg!!) are anxious to use the water park and although it does look pretty cool I am not excited about putting on a bathing suit!! What I am excited about is what happens the next day when we visit a large antique market and hopefully Ikea! What's even nice is that the rest of the family is just as excited as me...ok, almost as excited.

Planning on staying at the cottage on the way home Saturday. This past weekend when we arrived there on Saturday there were a ton of swans on the lake. Our neighbour counted almost 80 at one point, it was an awesome sight to see.

Hope this warmer weather continues and my energy increases....have to get back to eating better, it does make a difference.
PS Can you believe this picture was taken exactly one month ago??!! On Saturday Virg actually took a kayak ride on the lake...crazy weather.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Looking forward to....

I'm SO looking forward to my hair appointment on Thursday....with this rainy, dreary weather getting your hair done really does help!! And, again, I've waited a little too long to go back. I've only got 2 more days to wait. The kids have appointments for Friday as well. Ethan agreed to Friday as it's the last day before March Break as the day for hair cuts. I'm sure this is because he then has a full week for it to grow more before returning to school!!

We booked a night in Niagara Falls for next week while the kids are off from school. It has a new and large waterpark so the kids are especially excited. We're hoping to go to Toronto as well. we have an open agenda but may try to stop at the AGO...saw it in a commmercial today and the new addition looks beautiful!!

Tomorrow night I hope to be scrapbooking at Amanda's with another friend, Shelley. I picked up some new pics of Lily and some from the cottage as well. My room is almost there!!!! I have some stuff ready to pass along to Shelley tomorrow night and dropped off some more magazines to the secretary at school today. Feels so good to be getting organized and purging and finding some really helps to get the creative juices flowing.

Friends, family time away together, scrapbooking...lots to look forward to here!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Loving this weather today, NoW it's starting to feel like maybe spring will arrive soon. I should be full of energy but am not doing much this afternoon. When it was still cloudy and rainy this morning I did go on the treadmill so that was good. Made a small trip to Remark farms and picked up a soup and salad and some more fresh fruit and salmon for tonight's dinner. I must get back on board with weekly menu plans.

This week I did accomplish some more cleaning up in the studio and completed 2 layouts. I'll post them here and show you a pic of some tulips I brought home too....they should soon be opening.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

mini album Our Weekend Together

Starting a new blog and using my first entry to show a mini I completed this past weekend. Although I am still in the process of cleaning, purging and organizing my studio....ugh! I wanted to create so I pulled out the newest kit I have from Studio Calico and some pictures from a weekend Virg and I took together in September 2006. The colours worked well and I had some pictures in 5 x 7 as well as 4 x 6. I used a chipboard album I had from Maya Road and used Making Memories paint (shopping bag) as well. I figure it took me about 2 1/2 hours and really pleased with how it turned out!!!
I also have something that will be shown on in their April newsletter...I'm very excited!