Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

12.29.16

Usually Les is the one to deal with Jack before bed. But on evenings when he is away late, it gets passed on to me. Luckily Malia always joins me so I have company. Plus, tonight it wasn't cold outside.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

12.28.16

After going to bed at 9:30 last night (to try to make up for a really bad sleepwalking night from Malia the night before), I still had a really hard time making it through my day. First work, then a worship team practice meant I was gone for 12 hours. Today that was definitely a struggle!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12.27.16

Malia was happy for this cozy onesie she got from my parents for Christmas!

Monday, December 26, 2016

12.26.16

With all of the highways into the city closed from last night's storm, our family gathering plans had to be postponed till tomorrow. Thankfully I was the only one who was supposed to work tomorrow, and I have a very understanding boss!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

12.25.16

What a wonderful Christmas Day! The Christmas story, gifts and laughs, waffle brunch, Home Alone 2, pizza supper, fondue dessert...and a winter storm looming which may put our family gathering plans at risk for tomorrow.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

12.24.16

New PJ's, Home Alone & stuffed stockings. A perfect Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2016

12.23.16

Les and Joelle went out on a father-daughter date tonight, so Malia and I had a cozy mother-daughter date too!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

12.22.16

I wish I had another picture to post today than just this. It was the girls' last day of school before Christmas break, and I had a girls night. But the only picture on my phone is of me crocheting on my lunch break.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12.21.16

I love my craft. I really do. But it's always stressful this time of year finding time to finish all of my orders and gifts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

12.20.16

I have been saving the encouragement notes that people have been leaving on my desk at work (aka church) and they make me smile.

Monday, December 19, 2016

12.19.16

There was solid evidence this morning that there was some of the typical sleepwalking happening sometime during the night. But this mama was so tired and slept so soundly that I didn't hear a thing!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

12.17.16

Man and man's best friend taking a nap together...

Friday, December 16, 2016

12.16.16

After two days in a row of being gone from morning till night, I'm glad that tomorrow we don't have to go anywhere until 4:00!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

12.15.16

This morning I feel like I looked pretty rested and put together. By the time I got home 13 hours later though, my selfie would've told a different story! Now I just wish tomorrow wouldn't be another 13+ hour day away from home...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12.14.16

Struggling between wanting to go to bed and wanting to stay up to finish a new crochet pattern!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12.13.16

The beauty that greeted me when I came downstairs this morning.

Monday, December 12, 2016

12.12.16

A little more Christmas baking in the works.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

12.11.16

Today was a long day of music practices before and after church getting ready for the Sunday School Christmas program for next Sunday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

12.10.16

Two weeks before Christmas and I needed to head to the mall to finish up my shopping. Surprisingly it wasn't even that busy!

Friday, December 9, 2016

12.9.16

We had a fun evening with friends at our annual Christmas get-together!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

12.8.16

When ALL my spare time these days is spent crocheting, this is what the upstairs hallway looks like. At least it's all clean!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12.7.16

Sure enough, there was another snow day today. And I stayed home again too. It's just not worth the risk. I got to spend a big part of my day crocheting a few different things and my favorite was this pair of plaid fingerless gloves (to go with the hat I made a few weeks ago). And Malia was, as always, a very willing model!

Now this mama needs to get back to work tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12.6.16

Sure enough, school was canceled today. Les and I also stayed out today. And at the rate things are still going...tomorrow might be more of the same!

Monday, December 5, 2016

12.5.16

The girls are desperately hoping for a snow day tomorrow!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

12.2.16

My first Christmas gift as a church office staff! Homemade jam!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12.1.16

Finally having a good hair day so I had to document it. Well, that and I didn't have any other picture!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11.30.16

Starting to do some soul-searching with this whole calorie counting thing. I wish the answers were more clear...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11.29.16

That day when you get a phone call from Egypt....now I'm kinda wishing I had answered it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

11.27.16

This girl. She still loves to put flour all over her hands and face when we bake. I love these parts about her that refuse to grow up!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

11.26.16

A lazy tv-watching popcorn-eating evening was just what was needed tonight!

Friday, November 25, 2016

11.25.16

I usually prefer to stay home on a Friday night but tonight me and the girls joined some friends at a "God's Not Dead 2" movie night at a local church.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

11.23.16

Here is an excerpt from today's weekly email that I send out to the congregation at work. I have really been enjoying using my joy of writing in this way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

11.22.16

We don't have any sort of fancy display of lights, but at least we are contributing!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

11.20.16

The family was having this for dessert tonight. I wanted to try a little bit so Malia made me this cute little portion (of which I had 2 bites since it didn't taste very good...).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

11.19.16

It was our annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox shopping day today!

Friday, November 18, 2016

11.18.16

My favorite crocheted creation to date (and I've made A LOT of things).

Thursday, November 17, 2016

11.17.16

I don't normally drink hot beverages, but after having hot tea every morning at work when I was nursing a horrible cold sorts got me hooked. It's so comforting on fall days.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11.16.16

Day 2 of Couch to 5K tonight. It was so hard to get motivated but I was glad I did it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11.15.16

An injury while crocheting...a nasty scissor cut when changing yarn colours. Ouch!

Monday, November 14, 2016

11.14.16

The message I got from my app after completing Week 1 Day 1 of the Couch to 5k tonight.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

11.13.16

After a bit of a slow start this fall, I'm getting more into the crocheting spirit again...so many projects!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

11.12.16

We had a fun family outing tonight with bowling and supper at Montana's.