Friday, August 18, 2017


Malia proudly wore this VBS volunteer shirt all week as she spent her mornings on stage leading singing & actions. This girl is a total natural on stage and was pure joy up there!

Thursday, August 17, 2017


I was meeting up with some friends in the evening, so I stayed in the city after work and had some fun doing some shopping all by myself before joining them at the restaurant.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Before & After. Apparently I just can't stay away from short hair!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


It's almost 11pm, my family is all upstairs in bed and I'm sitting in the partial dark eating ice cream with blueberries and chocolate sauce.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Grocery shopping is one of my most dreaded chores. Sometimes I procrastinate so much that our fridge gets pretty bare in between trips. It felt good to restock things today.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


It was a busy Sunday, of which I have no pictures. So here is a tired, I-have-a-headache-and-I-need-to-go-to-bed selfie.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Today was back-to-school shopping. My girls are getting to be so very grown up!

Friday, August 11, 2017


It was a beautiful afternoon to hang out at a friend's pool!

Thursday, August 10, 2017


I really should be sleeping by now, but these 3 day work weeks in summer make me so happy for my Friday sleep-ins that I stay up far too late on Thursdays!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


On this dreary, rainy day all I wanted to do was stay home and crochet this scrap blanket all day long. But alas, I had to go to work and then come home and host company all evening.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Just a pretty sight at my parents' place tonight.

Monday, August 7, 2017


When it's a long weekend Monday and you were at the lake over the weekend and feel zero motivation to cook...

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Malia went wakeboarding for the first time ever today and she got up on the first try! I unfortunately didn't get to see it happen but thankfully Joelle got some video and pictures of it!

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Don't mind my thumb that got into the picture. Other than that, it's a great view!

Friday, August 4, 2017


I enjoyed taking time on my day off to make this cute little ice cream cone!

Thursday, August 3, 2017


My middle finger is sporting my newest ring from my very talented friend. She dropped it off at work today and I had to wear it right away, even with all the other rings I was already wearing!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Trying to squeeze in a picture for today after 11pm resulted in the teenager hiding from my attempted mother/daughter selfie.

Monday, July 31, 2017


We were supposed to have spaghetti for supper tonight, but Malia REALLY didn't want it, so she offered to make tacos and rice instead! Les fries the tortillas but she did everything else. And all with a smile on her face!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Joelle being classy, eating salad right out of the bowl at Olive Garden.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Some sprinkler fun in the insane heat today.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


This beautiful calm sky was just what I needed to end this not-so-calm week! Thankful I have my 4 day weekend now.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


My breakfast had a little extra splash of yumminess today with our raspberries.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


My mom sent me this picture today that she found at her place asking me who drew it. Apparently Joelle did awhile ago, and in fact made a series of various dust bunnies. Love it!

Monday, July 24, 2017


The summer before the girls start Grade 7, I take them for a little make-over at the mall and buy them some make-up for them to start wearing. Today it was finally Malia's turn! (The pictures look like she also got her hair lightened, but that's just the different lighting)

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Someone wanted to make ur berry muffins all by herself today. And aside from me telling her the right measurements (as we were quadrupling a very small recipe), she did! And they turned out perfectly!

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Tonight I had the honour of watching this beautiful girl get married. She's the oldest of my 4 flower girl sisters, and the second one to get married.

Friday, July 21, 2017


My teenager eating a few bites of breakfast before heading out for her first ever all day babysitting job.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


I was about 3/4 of the way done my walk when this kid texted me from home asking for my location and if she could come and meet up with me. Love her!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


I was going to go for a walk tonight, but instead I decided to stay and watch these two play in the yard yet again.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


No picture from today, so I'm cheating with using a family picture from the day we climbed a mountain! I miss our holidays...

Monday, July 17, 2017


I don't know how many times I have tried to grow out my hair only to chop it off again. Today was yet another one of those times!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017


On our way home from our Edmonton trip and we FINALLY started seeing signs for Winnipeg. It's going to be a late night...

Friday, July 14, 2017


Our last day of being in Edmonton had us going to the zoo and going to watch Despicable Me 3 in the theatre. Sadly tomorrow is the day we travel home.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


A few hours of shopping at the West Edmonton Mall (all for the girls, nothing for me!) and some relaxing at the pool and being lazy in the hotel room was all we could handle today! The last few days have been so busy, we are all exhausted!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


We had the most incredible experience today! We headed to Jasper and took the Sky Tram up a mountain and then continued to hike our way up to the summit.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Oh you know...just touching a SHARK! (A white spotted bamboo shark, that is).

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017


A beautiful prairie sky as we end our 10 hour travel day en route to Edmonton.

Friday, July 7, 2017


It was a fun few days with our relatives from Mexico...but all too soon, time to say goodbye.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


These cousins are having so much fun together!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


How lovely to have my cousin's daughter at our house for a few days...all the way from Mexico!

Monday, July 3, 2017


One of my latest handmade gifts for a special niece.

Sunday, July 2, 2017


Roasting a marshmallow over her teeny tiny fire. And two pictures in a row of Joelle...must be a record!

Friday, June 30, 2017