Thursday, December 31, 2009

Busy busy busy....

It's new years eve and hubby just went upstairs to pour me a drink....baileys and milk please! The hockey game sounded so exciting earlier tonight, I could hear my boys getting excited upstairs while I was scrapbooking in my room. Lots going on, Christmas is over, the house is tidy again, seems so bare with the tree down.

Here are a few layouts that I did today, the last few days have been nice at home, work is just around the corner though!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The company children's Christmas party...

Rich's employer hosts a wonderful Christmas party every year and this December they held it at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. I have not had the pleasure of visiting the museum before and was I shocked to see such a marvelous place. The event was held in the middle of all the airplanes.....if you can imagine all the war planes in a very large hanger and then an open space for tables, food and was so wonderful.

Olivia was doing really well as we talked about going up to see Santa and I really thoought she might be just fine.....but no.....the picture here in the post shows her screaming. After she opened her gift she asked for another one...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My boy kid......

He needs to wear glasses but won't. So I took him to see a different doctor to see if maybe the prescription was a bit off in the first pairs, she gave him half the strength so he could adjust easily and then move on to his full prescription. So we went to our favorite glasses place and he was trying on all kinds of glasses when he picked up this horrible yellow pair and stuck them on his face. He is not too happy with having to wear glasses so I let him pick out the frames he likes, kind of gives him some say in the whole thing. I don't like them but he LOVES them. What can I say? I guess Bono has yellow glasses...what do I know? The man looks at me and says "Do you really want them?" I replied "if he's gonna wear them then I'm gonna buy them"

Tonight we picked up his glasses and he's had them on all night. So far so good. He does have a "normal" pair too. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter what they look like? I couldn't care or less. I love that he has the confidence to pick them out and wear them...gosh I hope everything goes ok at school tomorrow....LOL.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's only November.....

but I'm already nervous about the pool next summer. I don't know why, we moved here in August and the pool was open for a good month after that and I was fine. I get these little panic's weird. I know how much she loves the water, I know how stubborn and determined she is. Maybe that's why I'm so nervous. I have a few months to think of a back up plan.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I promise I won't forget to post again....

Honestly, October 8th was my last post and I cannot believe I only had one this month, now it's November. November will be a much better month I just know it.

I don't often (if ever) cut out my photo's but this layout really needed it. This tree was from Fancy Pants last year and I used it backwards, it's a glittery green colour and I used the underside so I could get just black. I'm not a glittery kind a girl, I'm a girl in all other aspects but I just don't care for glitter.

Today was the day after the candy and I think ds was running on sugar alone today...and his father. We had a really nice dinner celebrating my dad's birthday and retirement in Hamilton earlier tonight and now it's time for another work week....who knows maybe I'll be at work all 5 days this week....wouldn't that be a nice concept!!!! The kids are well and that's really all that matters.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

eeekkkkkk!! She's here!! Ellie!!

She is so beautiful! I'm so happy, now I have to hide her until Christmas. Christina named her Ellie and I so love that name. This is the site here to see more Bamboletta dolls.

My poor blog has been so neglected, just like everything else in my life right now, oh, I have been feeding the kids so at least I've kept up on some obligations.

We have been in our new house for about 6 weeks (actually when I say the number it really not a long time) and it's pretty much sucking the life right out of me. Things are getting better thanks to a few meltdowns (yes, sadly me) and much more open communication (I'm sure you can read between the lines there...LOL) I have a few pictures on the wall and my big shelf is over the sofa so I am getting there. Of course the scrap room is done and it's soooo pretty. I look forward to posting pictures soon....but not yet I have something up my sleeve for in there. There are still things I cannot find, Joshua's curtain rod, the presser foot for my sewing machine (this REALLY sucks as I have all the material cut to make my curtains but cannot) and of course the sugar container and butter dish...gone forever I think.

The weekends are pretty much spent organizing things and making homes for all my things.....the things I thought would be so awesome (and in theory really are) are turning out to be yucky. I'm working out my issues. Last weekend I did some scrap booking with my LP kit (which was really fun) and I have completed my Halloween ATC too. I'm really wanting to make that mini Christmas organizer Melissa made for the last crop we had at is so pretty.

I went to Buffalo last Friday and had tons of fun shopping with Cathy, I didn't get my bind it all but I managed to find it here at the Memory Keeper just this past Monday so I'm quite happy with that....that Christmas organizer is going to look awesome with the bind it all. I went to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff as it was recommended by Elisabeth from ACBailey and loved the place....I was having little panic attacks in there because there were so many yummy things in there....LOL I'm such a looser!!

I am on the design team again for Life Preservers for another term and am very excited and proud to be part of a wonderful group of girls over there. If your thinking you need some kits you have to look at them, the prices are great and you get lots of stuff.

ACBailey always has tons of activities going on...holy smokes I can't keep up with them....always thinking up new fun ways to scrap and give us ideas, those ladies are awesome too.

Booked a trip to Saginaw Michigan today, Cathy got us an awesome deal at the Marriott so we are able to do more shopping with the money we are saving...LOL. Birch Run has great stores and I haven't been there in a few years so we thought we would give Erie, PA a break and head west for a change.

My dad is retiring at the end of the month, so excited for him. We have some special things planned for him and I'm sure many photo opportunities.

My poor camera hasn't been used in 5 weeks, actually no we went to the fair and I was able to get a few pictures of the kids, I guess just two occasions, tonight and the fair. That's ok it won't take me long to catch up to my 100 pictures a week average. Yes I have a problem.
Well this is my first post for October and not the last. I cannot believe I did not make one single post in September. Thanks for reading such a long post...if you made it this far!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cup-a-cakes and pink milk for Ava

After dinner tonight Olivia and I enjoyed cup a cakes, as Olivia would say, and pink celebration of Ava's birthday. Sheye Rosemeyer's blog is one I follow regularly and would not miss this opportunity to enjoy the company of my princess in remembrance of the superprincess Ava. Happy Birthday Ava, you are in so many of our hearts and thank you Sheye for sharing you beautiful daughter with us.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some favorite summer photo's

I finally sat down and uploaded my pictures from my camera, here are a few.

Days have been busy with packing, the count down is on.....9 more sleeps until we work our butts off and then start moving in 6 days after that.

My house is such a mess, boxes and stuff everywhere. I have a bathroom vanity sitting at the front entrance, how's that for welcoming.

Almost there.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Home made jobbie

Thanks to the girls at LP I was able to copy the home made clip it up. Turned out pretty good actually, I'm going to hang it from the ceiling so it doesn't take up too much room....but not until we get to the new house. I have binder clips and metal shower curtain hangers on mine and use them for different sized letters. This is only for my packaged letters no other embellies....I like to keep things together so if I can't have them all in one place forget it. The lamp shade was $2 from drop and shop and the clips are from the dollar store. This clip it up cost me a grand total of $8.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Yummies on Etsy......

I found these yummy things on Etsy today...aren't they just darling? You can check out the shop here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Layouts from the LP crop

So I've been very busy creating layouts for the crop that just finished up at LP and it was so much as usual. The DT layouts are done and I think I might have some scraps left to make a few cards. I LOVED working with the my little shoe box line !!! Wish I had more of that stuff....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

You can't buy that hair colour

I just love it....her colour is so warm and beautiful....I wish I had that same colour.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The princess and I

I'd squeeze her if I could get my arms around her....haha. She's such a big girl, very tall and solid. She chatters all the time, so cute....."mum....jabber jibber jobber.... toys ok?" sure babe.

Some how we figure out what she is saying, "mine" is a very clear instruction for us.

Such a fun age.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

generation in between

Here is a layout of my mom and my daughter. I used the LP alternate kit for June and cut out the flowers. A very lumpy layout. I was dressing Olivia in her jammies tonight and we were chatting about the day, I said "tomorrow we will go see Grannie and Papa" and she replied "oh fun!" She so cute!
Maggie sent me to Traci's blog to leave a comment to win a blog makeover!! Wouldn't that be so cool? Her work is sooo good, I would love that. Check it out here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sniff....we sold our house....8-)

I'm so glad we are moving. My house is lovely but it just a bit too small, I don't have a linen closet and the master bed room closet is only 1/2 used because you can't get at the other part....little things that make you grouchy. My new house has a walk in closet - yum. Olivia's closet is a regular closet with bi-folds but it's 11 feet long....any girls dream. My scrap room is 12 feet by 15 feet with florescent lighting - I dream about it every night. Did I mention the pool? Josh is pretty excited about that and Rich gets a new shed...that has windows 8-)

This is was we are leaving behind, a lovely home with unbelievably awesome neighbours.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I know it's hard to see.....

But there is a bird in my now dead planter. I'm really not a flowery kinda girl but when we put our house up for sale I thought I should have some colour outside. Currently our front garden is populated with shrubs and low lying plants....many shades of green. So I picked up this beautiful plant, no idea what it was but I was so proud of myself because I kept it alive for so long. Now it's somebirdy's home. I'm hoping I can catch a photo of the baby when it cracks it's way into the world.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Managed to get it all to work! I've been stumbling around PSE trying to rotate....then I finally figured it out. A new blog look....thanks to Shabby Blogs, they have some cute stuff in there.

Here's a cute one of me the finger.....haha.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A few photo's from the last few days....

Our neighbourhood bbq was this past Saturday and one of the neighbours rented this bouncie for the kids, they had tons of fun. Yes that is dh enjoying his "pop" Bbq's and pop just go together kwim?

Our cats try to run out every chance they get, and it's ok for Holly to get out because she always comes home but Molly is never allowed out. This is a picture of Holly peeking in the front cute they are.....

Friday, June 26, 2009


It's sold!!! It's been a crazy two weeks around here, unbelievable....when it rains it pours. Now I'm off for five straight days, what a wonderful break and all I'm going to do is scrap and shop!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Busy weekend!

This is what I did all weekend, better go feed the kids now they are probably starving!! Haha, just kidding.