Monday, September 30, 2013


Here we go again...more reading assistance in the works for Malia. I'm really hoping that this year we can reach our goal of getting her up to her grade level by the time she's finished Grade 3.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Aside from a bit too strong of a breeze, it was a gorgeous day for family pictures! Thanks to my wonderful friend Jackie for walking in the mud to get the job was a great afternoon!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Chillin' in front of the TV before bed...with Naomi of course! ;)

Friday, September 27, 2013


Today Les' youngest sister got married! Joelle was a Guestbook Attendant/Flower Maiden (she walked down the aisle in front of the bridesmaids, throwing petals) and Malia - a seasoned pro - was a Flower Girl. I sang during the ceremony and thankfully made it through my song without crying!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


A cool car at the outdoor wedding venue we were at tonight for my sister-in-law's wedding rehearsal.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


My sister surprised me with a spontaneous visit to take me out for lunch today!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


There's something so cozy and comforting about a cup of hot tea. It was a relaxing way to end a not-so-good day.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Busy! Busy! Busy! Orders are picking up for fall so I've been doing a lot of crocheting lately!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


This afternoon was like a balm for my weary soul. After spending the first part of the afternoon outside at my parents' place soaking up the glorious sunshine, Les and I continued to bask in the warmth of the bright yellow ball in the sky when we came home. That plus good one-on-one conversation and laughs (while the girls were occupying themselves inside) was a perfect way to spend the day.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Birthday party success! And I'm reminded just how wonderful it is to have a non-house simple!

Friday, September 20, 2013


Today my firstborn child turned 10...hard to believe we've hit double digits! We celebrated with a low-key evening at home with her supper request (enchiladas, beans and rice), a movie and carrot cake. Her "real" cake (or cupcakes rather) are for tomorrow's party so this one was very simple. Happy Birthday Joey!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


The last few days I've been hit with an on-and-off head cold that has really drained me. So when Malia woke up this morning seeming to be completely exhausted and complaining of a headache, I didn't send her to school. I did, however, have to drag her to the city with me for 3 hours of house cleaning, a Physio appointment and grocery shopping. Luckily she ended up feeling just fine and felt pretty lucky to go to Subway for lunch!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


One of the things I love about having daughters is doing their hair!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I've been really enjoying the shower-and-go natural curl look lately...and I apologize for another selfie, but my creative picture drive has seen better days.

Monday, September 16, 2013


The gorgeous beginnings of tonight's sunset.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


The girls had a blast playing with the tissue and wrapping paper from their auntie's wedding shower at the church today.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Bedtime. Yes, you're seeing the time correctly. Sometimes a body just needs extra rest...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Today was an out-of-sorts kind of day for me. I'm happy it's done and I'm hoping tomorrow is better!

Monday, September 9, 2013


Owls, sock monkeys, penguins...I've been having a lot of fun creating new hats this week!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Today marks 12 years since Les and I started our journey as husband and wife. And what a journey it has been! I love my family of 4 and am grateful for how God has blessed us so abundantly.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


With Les away tonight and the girls in bed, this snack was a close second to the Doritos I wish I had!

Friday, September 6, 2013


After dinner on our date night tonight, Les and I decided to ditch the movie idea and rather just go for ice cream and continue conversation. I'm glad we made that decision to spend more of our time that way instead of sitting quietly in front of a movie screen.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Today marked a pretty monumental first workout in 3 months!! Starting off slow and modifying moves as needed but it felt great!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Backpacks all ready to go for tomorrow morning!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Releasing lanterns into the beautiful night's sky.