Saturday, January 30, 2016


Today was my annual post - Christmas shopping outing with my Mom and sisters. I only came home with 2 tops (and I'm not 100% sold on them). This is one of them...just ignore the bad changing room lighting and the hair after having tried on too many items!

Friday, January 29, 2016


Hanging out at the arena watching their cousin's hockey game with treats from the canteen courtesy of Grandpa!



Thursday, January 28, 2016


Malia asks for notes in her lunch almost every day. This was today's nugget of encouragement.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


The after effects of the girls messing up my hair tonight. Feeling a little punky...

Monday, January 25, 2016


My little rock star. She is loving learning guitar in music class and she has so much fun playing for me at home.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Today's edition of Ticket to Ride ended with Mom in the winner's seat...but the rest of them were right on my heels!

Saturday, January 23, 2016


I gotta get better at taking pictures of actual people...but this was the movie I watched on Netflix tonight with a friend. It was great to have an evening of visiting and vegging.

Friday, January 22, 2016


In a few days our best friends are traveling out of the country to meet their adopted baby who is set to be born on Thursday. Tonight I spent the evening helping get the baby room organized and set up. I'm so excited to meet their little one!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


I had a belated birthday treat waiting for me when I picked up the mail tonight, thanks to my sister in law!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


My poor little miss took a day off from school to spend the day at Grandma's while I was at work because she was in so much pain with her right hand and left foot due to her latest wart treatment yesterday afternoon. This has been a long process and every treatment gets worse and worse for her. Hopefully she can hobble around school tomorrow without needing to use crutches.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Tonight I suddenly was able to get my hands on some discounted tickets to the Winnipeg stop of the So You Think You Can Dance tour. It was very last minute but I was able to make it work and Joelle and I were only 15 minutes late! It was a great show.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


My child...sometimes I just watch you, in awe of your beauty.

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Today I dropped Joelle and her bestie off at the mall...alone...for the first time. They had a great time and I realized again just how grown up my oldest child is!

Friday, January 15, 2016


My 37th birthday was a good one! It was a day off of work so right off the bat it was a good start! Then I went to the city for a massage, picked up a hot and ready Little Ceasar's pizza  (thanks to the $5 of birthday money from my little miss Malia) and enjoyed it with a cold Pepsi at home while watching Netflix. My family took me to Montana's for my favorite wings and got me some new stacking rings and a couple of CD's...and all throughout the day I was receiving emails, texts, and Facebook messages from friends and family wishing me a great birthday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


I know absolutely nothing about Star Wars but I had a custom order for 3 of these so I made an attempt and I kinda like how he (it?) turned out!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I finally picked up my crochet hooks again this week after not having done a stitch since before Christmas.

Monday, January 11, 2016


This girl has been super excited about starting to learn how to play guitar in school. She showed me a little bit of her new knowledge tonight.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


One of my favorite things about Sunday is the guilt - free lazy time we spend on the couch.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Binge - watching one of my favorite shows. I only started watching it several seasons in after it came on the air, so now I'm really intrigued at all of the history of things I never knew!

Friday, January 8, 2016


This book grabbed me from the first page. I can't wait to get deeper into it.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


My Instagram post today.  A bit better than the empty black post from yesterday, although my feelings are much the same.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Not much else to say today for many reasons.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Feeling a bit pouty lately about my short hair.

Monday, January 4, 2016


Today I got back on my treadmill for the first time in I don't know how long! I only went for a brisk walk but I did it for a whole episode of Grey's Anatomy which made the 45 minutes seem like a lot less.

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Spending time with this dear friend today while the kids went tobogganing.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


It's only January 2nd and already I feel overwhelmed by a new year. So many things I want to change...where to start? And how many times will I fail?

Friday, January 1, 2016


Oh, how wonderful the last few days were as we spent 3 nights in Fargo on our annual family New Year's holiday.