Monday, August 31, 2015


A DIY menu planner. Anything to help keep this going! I have been faithfully menu planning for 3 years now and I love it!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


You can't really tell from this picture what the girls are looking at, but it's this exact blog! From time to time I like to scroll through posts and reminisce and today the girls enjoyed doing it too. I can't say enough how much I love this daily snapshot of our lives.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Someone's trying to take a silly selfie before I take command back of my phone. Looks like she wasn't quite fast enough to fully succeed!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Today I had a very peaceful and serene day.  The girls spent the day with their grandparents and 2 cousins and I didn't even have to work so I had the house to myself the entire day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Thinking up the next style I want for my hair. I'm not feeling the asymmetrical look for myself, so I want to go shorter at the top so I can style it up instead of to the side.

Monday, August 24, 2015


This afternoon me and the girls got to babysit my 6 month old nephew. The girls dominated the time with him even though he cried for a big part if the time. It didn't deter them at all from wanting to hold him and walk around with him and try to distract him. Luckily I did get a few snuggles with him too! But honestly I love watching how nurturing my girls are so even though I'm used to being the baby hog, I don't mind as much giving that title to them.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Going for ice cream is a tradition at our annual weekend at the cabin with my parents. Even on a crazy cold, windy, rainy day. We just eat it inside...problem solved!

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Who says you can't have fun playing poolside on a rainy day?

Friday, August 21, 2015


Guitar playing at the campfire. Perfect summer evening.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


This girl made me laugh today when she picked the hugest bowl to make our little cucumber salad.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Another day with my wonderful friend while I spent the day at work meant another fun day trip for my kiddos! His weeks adventure was to the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Steinbach!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Trying to take a picture of the girls with my little niece is no easy task with how much she moves around!

Monday, August 17, 2015


Just another throw-Cool-Whip-in-each-others-faces kind of night. Because,  why not?!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Just because I have next to no hair now, it doesn't mean I can't still play around with it! Today it was braids!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I made this adorable giraffe this weekend,  and the girls were having fun with it tonight.

Friday, August 14, 2015


My beautiful,  amazing daughter spent her mornings this week volunteering at our town's VBS program. She was one of the 5 leaders on stage leading the songs (with great actions) in front of a packed crowd! Not typically her thing, but she stepped out of her comfort zone and was simply awesome at it! I was so proud of her.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Joelle asked if she could rearrange her room tonight and since we didn't have anything up, we said yes. She's loving her new arrangement and of course Malia wanted to move things around in her room too.  It was a good way to spend the evening since it was too hot to really spend time outside.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Tonight I went to Rainbow Stage for the second time this summer. This time it was with my mom and my girls for Sister Act!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015


The highlight of my whole summer, hands down, was this for King and Country concert that we went to in Winkler tonight. It was a bonus that it was a free concert but I would've definitely paid good money to see it. They put on an amazing show and I would love to see them again sometime!

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I love this annual tradition that we have of getting together with the family who I used to babysit for regularly (although last summer we missed getting together as our schedules just didn't jive and we live about 2 hours apart). It's so special to me to have these kids/adults still in my life and to watch them now interact with my own kids.

Friday, August 7, 2015


The girls REALLY wanted to go out for lunch today.  I told them I wasn't paying for it (we had gone out for supper on Monday and have plans Saturday for supper too) so if that's what they wanted,  they could pay for it themselves. So they took me out for lunch - including cinnamon buns - and it came out of their allowance. These girls really get their love of eating out from me!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Today was excellent! I had the opportunity to head to Grand Forks for the day with 2 wonderful friends. Three other lovely ladies came later to join us for supper at Paradiso and it was a fantastic day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Today me and my girls experienced an outpouring of love and blessings by our sweet friend Hilary.  She not only gave my kids a place to hang out today while I was at work but she took them to Tinkertown  (and bought them cotton candy) and out for lunch AND fed all 3 of us supper after work before I had to rush home for another commitment.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015


Finding our way through the corn maze this afternoon.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Joelle had a great time playing with some of her young 2nd cousins on our extended family camping weekend.  This little girl Matilda was particularly fond of her new BFF.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Lake sunset. Too bad pictures never do it justice.