Sunday, May 31, 2015


I guess I never taught her not to play with her food.

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Today I spent the afternoon with my wonderfully talented friend at her jewelry table at a vendor show. I was drooling over all of her gorgeous pieces for hours!

Friday, May 29, 2015


No picture from today (I know...I'm a slacker! ) but here's a gem from 2 years ago. Love this kid!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Missing my long hair so much these days, but at least today I experimented with a small braid.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Malia was getting a kick out of some of the new features in our new car. She would send a text message which the "voice" reads to us. She would send a bunch of random words and we would laugh while the lady read them to us.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Today we traded our 2003 Ford Windstar in for a 2015 Ford Explorer. I'm one happy mama!

Monday, May 25, 2015


It was such a beautiful evening to be outside again tonight!

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Just doing some stretches on the driveway. Cause why not?

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Date night! It looks like we just had fries it there are actually ribs and a burger on those plates too!

Friday, May 22, 2015


Tonight I went for a pedicure for a staff party. Can you believe this is only the 2nd pedicure I've ever had?!?!

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Just a little black-and-white selfie on a Thursday...I had to showcase my good hair day, after all!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Today Joelle had an appointment at school to try out all of the instruments to see which was the best fit for her for next year. She went in to the appointment convinced she wanted to play the flute, but she ended up with the tuba! Haha just kidding. Although the tuba and trombone were her strongest ones skill - wise (according to how she made them sound) she ended up choosing the clarinet. I'm thrilled of course because that was MY instrument in school and I was pretty darned good at it too if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Last year it took Malia till the end-of-season soccer tournament to score her first goal. This year it came on Game #3! As a defense player, she's not in the scoring spotlight that much, but today she was pretty pumped about her goal! So was I!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015


You can always count on rain for the May long weekend in Manitoba...but the snow is a little unusual. So far it's been just rain but we will see what the morning brings!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Today was our annual trip 3 hours north to visit Les' sister and brother in law on their cattle ranch. It was a gorgeous day and we all had a lot of fun.

Friday, May 15, 2015


This girl actually let me take (and post!) A picture of her today. She must really be in a good mood from it being a Friday!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I never thought I'd work in retail again after my Suzy Shier stint in 1996...but here I am!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Tonight I took the girls to see three of their cousins perform their school's Alice in Wonderland musical. So proud of my nieces...they all did a great job!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015


Up to her old tricks...trying to fit in with the Old Navy gang!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


These two...blessed to have them this Mother's Day and every other day.

Saturday, May 9, 2015


This little monkey has been an only child this weekend as her big sister is away on a youth retreat. It takes a lot of energy to keep this kid busy and entertained!  Oh and check out her awesome shirt that we got at a garage sale last weekend!

Friday, May 8, 2015


Today the girls didn't go to school as we had a day of appointments in the city...Dentist,  optometrist and a follow up appointment for Joelle's foot. Thankfully all went well and had good results (aka no cavities or worsened prescriptions)!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


After Joelle's spring concert at school,  Les' parents took us out for pizza. I love the strong relationships that my girls have with both sets of grandparents.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Soccer season started tonight! It was a perfect evening to sit on the sidelines and cheer my superstar soccer player and her amazing team to their first victory! Great start to the season!

Monday, May 4, 2015


My silly little miss eating her ice cream with the ice cream scooper.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Today was our annual trip to the nursery to get our plants,  seeds and flowers for the summer. As much of a black thumb as   I have, I always tell myself that this year will be different and I'll keep my flower bed in tip-top shape. We shall see...

Friday, May 1, 2015


I took Joelle to the mall tonight to do some shopping for summer clothes. How fun to start taking her to teen/young adult stores! She's turning into quite the little shopper, just like her mom!