Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My 5 Year Old Says the Darndest Things.

Today Quintin brought home his class picture. While we were looking at it he told me who everyone was.

Me: and who is that?
Q: That's Timmy(name changed)
Me: is he your friend?
Q: Yes, but he cries a lot!
Me: Oh, why does he cry?
Q: because he raises his hand to answer questions the teacher asks, and she picks another human.

Heeeeeeeee. He is toooo flippin' cute sometimes.

Monday, October 25, 2010



We can often be found hiking one of the many trails found around town. We like to try out different ones and are always looking for different trails. Q likes to find sticks for the dog as you can see.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saying Goodbye.

It wasn't a good day, it wasn't an easy day. That day in August when my only daughter had to say goodbye to her best friend. It was hard to watch. That pain, the tears, the fierce hugs, the quiet strength, the hope. It broke my heart. It breaks a little harder every time I read her doddling that say's I miss Nat, or Nat + Cass = BFF.

Their story began a couple of years back when the little brunette moved back to Canada from her Dad's posting in Germany. They became fast friends, spending afternoon's after school and weekend's together. Then I dropped the bomb that we were moving and Cassidy would have to change schools as we would no longer be in that school district. After we moved they saw eachother almost every weekend. Here or there, they never cared. At the end of the school year last June Cassidy came home from their house and announced that they were now moving. Across the country. They would be separated by over 3000 miles. So we made the most of what we had of the summer, taking Nat on trips to the beach with us and having extended sleepover's. Cassidy went to farewell party's and waterpark's with them. That dreadful day crept up on us. Their final farewell lasted over two hours and the girls were not the only one's who cried.
Nat is a special kid and I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. I made her a mini album of all the fun things we had done over the past years so she could remember. We exchanged emails, and promised to write and see eachother whenever they came to town(they have family here). One day they may move back. There is hope for that. I just hope that during the miles and years that will separate them that they won't change to much or outgrow eachother.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wow it's been a long time. Over the past few months many things have taken the place of posting on my blog. Life happens and while I wish I had made more of an effort I also know that my family and sanity have to come first.
During the summer vacation one of my brew became a teenager. Which I might add he is quite proud of. He has since started the 8th grade.


Another got a massive hair cut, said good-bye to her best friend who moved away, and started the sixth grade.


And the littlest one started kindergarten and resently turned the big 5.


I have been working lots of course, but recently took some time off to visit with my brother who came to visit all the way from Fort Nelson, B.C. over our Thanksgiving holidays.

I have managed to find some time to scrapbook and will be posting those layouts over the coming posts.


For now I hope you enjoy looking at some of my artwork.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Goofy Girls!

These two are so much fun. Hanging out and being silly. They always have a good time.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Isn't he cute?


My sweet little nephew J.

Friday, October 15, 2010





I know honey, I'm stunned too.