Saturday, February 28, 2015


Holding my one week (and 2 days) old nephew...yup, that's one of my happy places for sure!
(Wish I could show you a full picture of this sweetie, but I haven't asked permission and Mama isn't a put-pictures-on-the-internet kind of gal so I don't want to impose with that request.)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


My outfit for tomorrow hanging on my closet door. Now I wonder how many times I'll change before I actually make it out the door!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Malia playing the part of "the man" in Joelle's latest video production.

Monday, February 23, 2015


This was today's weather. See that at the bottom?  High of -4 but with the crazy windshield...I mean, come on!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Joelle set up some VIP seating for me and Malia for Sunday night nachos.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


This is my it's-almost-midnight-and-I-should-be-asleep-but-I'm-still-getting-over-the-shock-and-disappointment-of-a-TV-character's-death-on-the-show-I-just-watched selfie.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Mmmmmm...homemade strawberry smoothies for a Friday night treat!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Welcome to the world, sweet Connor.  My latest nephew just made my niece & nephew count a baker's dozen...and I'm just as smitten with #13 as I was with the first one!

[The finger he is holding is actually Malia's though....]

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


This was my original outfit of the day today. But before I left the house I changed into my more flattering black pants...and untied the front of my shirt to have it hanging over my butt. Oh the woes of trying to lose those stubborn 15 pounds.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Uh-oh...For some reason Joelle really wanted to show me all about Hay Day tonight so I downloaded it onto my phone and...well let's just say that I really didn't need another addiction.

Monday, February 16, 2015


Trying on my new online Old Navy purchases. This maxi dress will be going back, which is too bad because I thought it was the perfect color for spring/summer.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Look who showed up in matching outfits at a family dinner today!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015


Tonight Joelle is at her first (last?) all-nighter youth event. This child has no idea how exhausted she will be for the rest of the weekend if she actually stays up all night to prepare for what is sure to be a catastrophic rest of the weekend, I had her sign something before she was allowed to go.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Valentines cards for classmates are a thing of the past at our house. The girls are getting to the stage where they don't want to give boys "love notes" we do little treats instead. Although Joelle still doesn't give them to the boys. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Malia scrambled her own eggs this morning. Have I mentioned how much I love having older kids?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


No real picture I quickly snapped a view of my outfit for the day. Not overly exciting, but after the day I had it's all I've got!

Monday, February 9, 2015


Today I looked for this picture from 5 years ago and saved a screen shot of it to use as my phone's lock screen. I need to look at it often for inspiration of how I hope to look again one day. Not sure if I will ever actually get there...but it's my goal!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


All set to head out to a local outdoor skating rink.  I couldn't go because Joelle doesn't have skates since she outgrew hers from last year so I lent her mine. Ah...the sacrifices of a Mom.  ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2015


It sure is nice having a husband who helps out with the cooking every once in awhile.

Friday, February 6, 2015


This girl. She had a great time on her Grade 6 winter camp for one night but it was good having her back home!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Joelle is away at her Grade 6 winter camp for a night...I think someone feels lonely. She's even more surrounded by stuffies than usual!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Would you like some hot chocolate with your marshmallows, Malia?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I've been trying to make some better choices in the last couple of weeks health-wise.  This was my yummy lunch today!

Monday, February 2, 2015


This was the very last scene of the very last episode of my favorite TV show, Parenthood. It aired on Thursday already but I waited till today to watch it so I was guaranteed no interruptions.  I'm so sad that it's was simply the best show.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


I know I posted a selfie of me not that long ago wearing almost this exact outfit (just a different shade of coral scarf)...but today I just had to again.  I was told in church this morning by two lovely 18/19 year old girls that I was stylish and that they wouldn't be able to pull off wearing this jacket. I doubt that, but I felt flattered at the compliment anyway. It's not everyday that I get told that by girls half my age!