Monday, June 30, 2014


Malia asked to join me on my run today, and I said yes! It meant only going about 1.5 miles instead of my usual 3 but it was fun. And she kept up with me the whole time, if not actually pushing me a bit faster than normal. About halfway into the run, she was grinning and kept saying "I can't believe I'm actually doing this!"

Sunday, June 29, 2014


One of the few glimpses of blue sky we've seen all week!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


My usually clean daughter gettin' dirty at her cousins' place...and loving it!

Friday, June 27, 2014


Kicking off the weekend with a drive up north, hoping for some sunshine to join us!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


After several days of being beaten down by headaches and exhaustion, it felt good to be at almost regular strength today to get caught up on know, after a full house clean at a client's place first.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Happy last day of Grade 3 and Grade 5 to my blossoming young ladies!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


We have a robin's nest in our front porch and today the girls peeked at the eggs. Photo credit to Joelle.

Monday, June 23, 2014


We celebrated the end of swimming lessons with smoothies (which were FREE thanks to cereal box coupons!). This was our first year without the pass/fail concept, and it was nice just watching the girls improve on certain strokes/skills without having to worry about the final outcome.

Saturday, June 21, 2014


The first day of summer brought with it sunshine, heat and zero mosquitoes as Malia and her cousin gave it their all on the second day of their soccer tournament. They were the only team to play 3 games between 10 and 2 with how the schedule was set up, and while they were the most exhausted team there with that schedule, they were amazing! They earned the bronze medal AND my little miss scored her first goal of the season during the second game of the day. Words cannot express how proud I am of my two soccer Warriors and the rest of their team as they showed tremendous growth over the short season. They know how to play with heart, hard work and dedication. They also know what it's like to lose and what it's like to win and they handle both with grace.

Side note: I think it's worth mentioning that I won $72 in the 50/50 draw!

Friday, June 20, 2014


My brother-in-law and I watching Malia and my niece in their first game of this weekend's soccer tournament. Malia - the green pinney-clad player at the top right - rocked it on defense (including almost scoring with a wicked kick from center field!) and my niece did score, both of whose efforts helped their team reach a 3-0 victory! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Malia practicing her diving at her cousins' place. Blurry picture but check out her form!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Kickin' it old school. But shhhh...don't tell anyone. I'm sure this is all colors of illegal. Man, I miss the good ol' days!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


After 3 years of only getting the most minimal trims, I took a big step backwards today with my process of growing out my hair. Sometimes something that looks better on you is more important than reaching a certain goal.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Spending some time with a sweet niece this afternoon, making dandelion wishes.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Happy Father's Day to the father of my children!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


The view from the Ferris wheel. Usually we go on the big wheel when it gets dark and the view is better, but luckily we went when we did since the rain came shortly after!

Friday, June 13, 2014


It's that time of year again...our local weekend fair. Unfortunately the weather isn't looking great but tomorrow is the main day for us, so hoping for an improved forecast in the morning! Today we just spent an hour there with the girls going on 3 rides and playing 2 games. Oh and then back at 11pm for fireworks of course.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


This was my first time getting called back to the doctor's office after my annual physical. Luckily when the receptionist called, she made sure to stress that it was nothing to worry about but I was still curious. Turns out I am low on B12 and iron. That I can deal with.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


A before-bed selfie...'cause it's almost 11pm and I didn't have a picture yet!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


It was the perfect evening for a soccer game tonight. And the perfect evening for a post-game ice cream treat...thanks to Grandpa T!

Monday, June 9, 2014



It is the reason I run. Because I enjoy my treats.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


My loves dancing in the early evening rain.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


We borrowed our neighbor's fire pit this evening. This was the result. Yum!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Joelle landing her triple jump at her first ever track & field meet.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


It's a whole new world having a child playing in sporting events against other teams. Such excitement! Tonight was a great night cheering her and her team on to their first victory of the short season so far! Way to go, team!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Hair all freshly washed, trimmed and straightened at the hairdresser's. Be still my heart, I love these young ladies!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This man. He braves the elements everyday for work, whether it freezing cold or scorching hot. After a day like today, no wonder he's tired!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Together again after the hubby's fishing trip.