Saturday, January 31, 2015


While Les & Malia were at the Jets game tonight, Joelle and I had our own date - going out for dinner here in town, then coming home for Jamberry manicures and renting a movie.

Friday, January 30, 2015


The never ending saga of Joelle's foot injury from September continued today with a referral we were given to an orthopedic surgeon at Children's hospital.  Luckily it seems like it's just tendinitis which will just require more time and TLC. Before this appointment the words MRI and surgery were thrown around so I was happy to NOT hear those words today!

Thursday, January 29, 2015


I'm not a fan of cottage cheese, so my solution when making lasagna for dinner is to block off my cottage cheese-less portion with a lasagna noodle. Simple and effective.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Today I did a rare thing. I spent a day off in the city shopping all by myself. I had some Christmas and birthday money left to spend and that's exactly what I did! I bought this shirt...and the two hanging up behind me!

Monday, January 26, 2015


After being unhappy with myself for far too long again, I started taking some steps today to change that. I reunited myself with my treadmill this morning right after the girls left for school and made some better food choices than what was usually happening.  It's also worth it to mention that even though we had taco salad for supper tonight...I only drank water with it, even though that's a hard-core Pepsi meal.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Getting a lovely foot massage is a perfect way to end a Sunday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


My first selfie on my new smart phone (a Samsung Galaxy S5). Although I'm using my old iPhone-turned-iPod to post it since I can't figure out how to sign in to the blogger app on my new phone yet. Oh, the learning curve!

Friday, January 23, 2015


Finally! My last day with this piece of junk iPhone 4. Still not sure what I'm going to get next, but I'm happy to be getting rid of this one!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Those were some gorgeous clouds this morning!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


You know you have a tweenage daughter when...this is on your computer screen as the celebrity of choice for a school project. Zac Efron is apparently Joelle's favorite actor of all time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Little Miss after her 1st dose of Grade 4 immunizations. Always such a relief to have that over with!

Monday, January 19, 2015


Joelle working on a science project with electricity...trying to wire up a light bulb in her Polly Pocket house.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Me and this colorful afghan (made by me, of course) were practically attached at the hip this weekend. I probably spent almost 24 hours over the past 3 days curled up with it on the couch trying to recuperate from my cold. Luckily I have tomorrow off too, so there can be more of it if still needed...

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Today was my annual post-Christmas shopping trip with my Mom and sisters. Only 2 tops this year (this is one of them...and I'm still undecided on it). But at least I got all kinds of accessories - 3 scarves, a pair of boots, a purse, a necklace, pair of earrings and a ring.

Friday, January 16, 2015


This is how I spent 99% of my day today. I woke up this morning with a sore throat, and it didn't take long for the acheyness and extreme exhaustion to set in. I was very grateful I had a day off today so I could give my body all the rest it needed. Now I've moved from the couch to my bed and am looking forward to a good nights sleep.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Blowing out my candles on my 36th birthday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I left the house this morning at 8:45 to drop the girls off at school and run an errand before work. The sun set while at work and I still was there for another hour before I was able to come home. I'm kinda thankful that working till 6:00 is a rare thing for me...

Monday, January 12, 2015


I spent a big chunk of my much-needed day off today working on a special crocheted project. You'll have to stay tuned for the final result!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I thought the girls and I all had outfits on for church this morning that looked good together (and I was feeling particularly good in a new little black dress), that I had to get Les to snap a picture of us. I love my grown-up girls!

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Joelle had a big milestone experience today...she had her first official babysitting gig! It was for an hour and a half, in the middle of the afternoon, right next door. What a perfect way to ease her in to it. The two kids absolutely love her, and she had so much fun playing with them. And making $15 was a huge bonus!

Friday, January 9, 2015


In 3 years of having my house cleaning job, today was the first time I broke something. Thankfully my client was understanding and it wasn't an expensive or sentimental item...phew! (And in my defense, it was out of my view and in a precarious position so there wouldn't really have been a way for me to prevent it)

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Yup, that's my man. Well, he may not be overly tall, but the rest is pretty accurate!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


On the bright side...I rocked the chevron today.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Tonight I sat at my piano and played...for the first time in months. I need new an exciting music, but otherwise it felt good!

Monday, January 5, 2015


This burn on my arm from a baking sheet right out of the oven is just one of the many small things that went wrong for me today. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


The girls slept so well last week when we were on our holiday, and we're thinking it was from so much swimming and climbing the stairs to the waterslide. So today they each spent 30 minutes walking/running on the treadmill in the hopes that it would have a similar effect to help get rid of the sleeping issues they both deal with. It won't compare to the HOURS each day that they swam, but it's better than nothing! (Side note: so far it hasn't helped as it is 11pm and they are both still awake. But that's partly due to them being anxious about going back to school in the morning and partly due to the fact that we all slept in till almost 11am today!)

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Somehow I missed getting a picture of us all together at the wedding we were at today (Chad & Michelle's) but here we are in pairs!

Friday, January 2, 2015


All packed up and ready to leave the hotel after 4 wonderful nights in Fargo on our annual family New Year's tradition. We were all sad to have it come to an end.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Starting off the new year with a bang. Hmmm...that sounds like something my Dad would say.