Tuesday, September 30, 2008


My friends and I (along with our daughters) had an amazing weekend away together. We laughed (and giggled) a lot, we shopped, ate, swam and some even went down water slides (not me).

It was great to share so much fun with out girls, they got to see us being completely silly...and a times we were acting like we were teenagers (okay that isn't that rare). We did things like dancing out of restaurants, singing loudly, waving to lines of cars waiting in road construction lines (and one person even waved back)...we showed our girls that we aren't all about rules and regulations. We showed them that fun is everywhere, we did things that made other people smile (and I'm sure gave them a story to tell when they got home), we showed them that at any age we can be cool...or at least think we are!!

Now about the title of this post, my friends and I say seriously a lot...and I mean A LOT. It is a word that says so much with the tone, of course when you have 3 girls in the back of the van mocking you for this word...by saying it repeatedly...you know you've done a good job and had a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Life Happens

Well it has been a while since I posted...things have been pretty darn busy around here.

I'm loving working at Michaela's school, it is an amazing place. It is great to see a facility that really puts God first and is there because people have been obedient to God's calling. Michaela is really enjoying it and she is making new friends and loves learning (oh I pray that continues).

This weekend we have a Mother/Daughter trip planned with a couple of friends. We are going on a road trip to do some shopping and spend time with our girls...we are all so looking forward to it (plus the hotel has a great pool)!!

A couple of weeks ago our church had a EWoman Simulcast with some amazing speakers...loving where we do this is a great chance for us to hear these great women. My favourites were Angela Thomas and Thelma Wells...they both had some pretty amazing things to say. You could just see God's loving shining through these women and how His love got them through some pretty exceptional circumstances.

Well I hear laundry calling (and when it is actually calling then I'd better get down there)!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gymnatics and a New Obsession

Today Michaela starts gymnastics...she is so excited. I'm excited because I'm spending the afternoon with my friend Debbie, I haven't spent much time with her in the last week because of school and work and stuff. Her husband is away so we're going to get takeout and hang out for dinner as well...and see who else we can drag over!! I have such a great group of friends that when I need them (or if they need me) we are there...God has blessed me so much!!

Okay I have a new obsession now...it is a little odd...and some may say quite frightening.

The other night while in bed I was channel surfing and came across a PBS station...quite odd in my little life. Anyway they were showing on their pledge drive night Celtic Thunder...now I would like to let you all know that I am Scottish and quite proud of it. My family moved to Canada when I was just over a year old...but we are all still connected with the "mother land". Okay now this show is very commercial or whatever the word would be, but there came a song that I absolutely love and have been listening to on my ipod pretty much constantly for the last few days...now I'm going to try and put a YouTube video in here....

Well I hope I got it right...anyway I just love this boy's voice and this song moves me so much. Now I usually am listening to worship music...or some country music so this is right out there for me.

Okay now you know my guilty pleasure...let me finish by saying all of Celtic Thunder isn't my thing...just a couple of songs...I couldn't get the other one to post.

Well now that my little princess is awake I guess I should get breakfast and my act together and start the day!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

I haven't done this in a while...and boy do I miss it! Well now that school is in and I'm there 2 days a week I really have to get back at it. I menu planned when Laura started it on I'm an Organizing Junkie quite some time ago...it is really good to be back!

Monday - Chicken Caesar Salad
Tuesday - Homemade Pizza
Wednesday - Manacotti
Thursday - Chicken, potatoes and corn
Friday - Shrimp Scampi
Saturday - Take out!
Sunday - Church Picnic

There now that solves a multitude of problems!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bath Time

Michaela was taking a bath tonight...here is our conversation

Me: What is with the water on the floor?
Michaela: I had to go into my room and get my skating skirt
Me: Why would you wear your skating skirt?
Michaela: Because I wanted to be stylin' in the tub


Monday, September 1, 2008


Well tomorrow is my little girl's first day of school. She is so excited...I am as well. I will be working part time at her school, so while she is there I will be there as well...that sure makes it easier to bring her there.

August was such a busy month for us, but I'm starting to really feel organized and ready to start this new part of our lives.

I'm so excited as well, I've turned the spare room into my new and fabulous craft and sewing room!!! I've just painted it today and over the week I should be able to get it all back together...I'm already starting to feel more creative!! I'll post pictures of it once it is all put together.

Well I'm pretty tired and can't really think while I'm typing, I figured that I should update this blog once in a while. I'll have some pictures to post soon of Michaela's first day at school!!