23 July, 2010


There are no pictures this time, I just thought I should post. Life has suddenly become crazy. You know how summers have a way of doing that. It always seems that there are few summer plans and they are all so far away...then, all of a sudden they're on top of you and life is crazy and then the summer's gone. Maybe it's because my oldest starts school in the fall but this summer has gone by way too fast. It's kind of a bittersweet summer because of the approaching school. I'm sure I'll get over it and it'll all be good but it just seems too soon to be tied up in school stuff. Though I was at Staples yesterday and just had to look at some school supplies. I just had to pick them up and touch them and remember how great it felt the night before school started when I had all my new school supplies laid out in the living room so pretty and new. It was so exciting. I know that's incredibly nerdy but I hope my kids at least feel some of the excitement I did at going to school.

Anyway, before school starts there is still much to be done. We're still waiting for our roof to be redone...hopefully soon as we're starting to get some days (maybe even a week) with no rain. I've booked in for our fence to be replaced at the end of August and hopefully our deck will go in at the same time. I also need to get my butt in gear on painting the master bedroom. First, walls need to be washed and things hauled out and then I figure it should take me two to three weekends to paint everything. My fabric came in, though, so my cushions should be done soon. I'm getting very excited!

Swimming lessons start Monday, too. I can't believe they're here. It seems like just yesterday my sister-in-law and I were deciding which groups and times to put the kids in. We have two weeks of those (which should be fun), then a week off, then a week of VBS, another week off and then school starts. Also, in the middle of swimming lessons is the football game that some of my family will come into town to go to. I think Xander wants to go so I'll probably end up staying home but they'll have fun. I'm assuming that those two weeks off will end up being crazy, too. This week wasn't supposed to be too bad but we had Jonathan's vaccinations, then a doctor's appointment. Then my sister-in-law and I went out to buy the kids outfits that co-ordinated for their annual picture (we managed to do it mostly at one store, even!). Then we went over to play in their pool and Xander ended up having a sleep over so I ended up going back there today. I think Monday was the only day we weren't out of the house. Oh yeah, in there somewhere an appraiser came to look at the house. Life would just be boring if it weren't crazy, eh? The amazing thing is, we didn't even have a vacation planned and one of our kids is still an infant so we'll have to add one more set of activities in the future!

I'm actually sad that we aren't going on a vacation this year. It wasn't practical to plan one with me having a baby near the end of May. There were too many unknowns. Now, he's turned out to be such an easy baby that I'm antsy to go away. It just won't work with our other commitments, though. A LEGO store opened up in Calgary this past week and I'd love to take the kids to Calaway Park so that is so tempting but I guess it'll have to wait until next summer!

Well, I've typed a lot without really saying too much but I just felt like putting in a life update so I hope you enjoy this if you're reading it and I'll be back with some scrapbook pages on Monday!

Until next time...

15 July, 2010


Well, I've taken a bit of a break from scrapbooking due to the time I've been spending getting accustomed to having three kids, instead of two. I have done a few pages but they were mostly for a vacation book, which usually means I'm not as creative because I'm trying to get a million pictures on each page! However, I just finished this page for a challenge over at Scrap Matters and I thought the template was perfect for pictures of Jonathan's first smile. i thought I'd share the layout with you.

Papers - Baby on Board by Scraps by Andrea
Buttons - Someone to Love by Stolen Moments
String - A Bear's Winter by Kristi Westling
Charm - Baby Boy by A Work in Progress
Greenery - Orchidees by Corinne Designs
Date - Simply Dated v.8 by WM2 Designs
Alpha - Summer Come Early by Stacey Towers
Template by Stefanie

I really like how it turned out and I had a lot of fun doing it. It took me forever, too, because I usually only work with one kit or maybe two per page. This one I searched out things from a ton of places, as you can tell! Now to go post it on the forum!

Until next time...

13 July, 2010

More Cuteness...

OK, I got through the rest of the pictures that I wanted to post for June (and a bit of July). Just some more cuteness that's random. Some of these do need explaining so I will put in a few comments. Just figured that since I was sitting in a storm, waiting for it to let up before I go get the boys, I'd update this. I don't feel like chatting (can't think of anything to say) so I'll just get on with the visuals!

All 3 in my new stroller. We can all go to the store and even bring back a few groceries!

The two bigger boys really love their baby brother (and seem so HUGE next to him)!

Here's some random Xander cuteness.

OK, these are OptiMash Prime potato head parts that Xander was using to pretend he was a Transformer.

Some random Evan cuteness.

So this picture below is actually a tribute to my Uncle Murray. I think most people who were at my wedding remember him. The outfit Evan is wearing is pretty much what Uncle Mur looked like at our wedding so we decided to do this tribute at Uncle Mur's daughter's wedding.

What everyone's really waiting for...random Jonathan cuteness.

This is his very first smile.

This is one of my absolute favourites!

Now you've had more random cuteness than you know what to do with! One of these days I'll get back to the more boring weekly pictures...maybe after I actually finish my Indianapolis book!

Until next time...

06 July, 2010

Random Cuteness

Well, I've decided to take a break from trying to do up my pictures for my P52. I just wanted to edit some cute pictures of the kids and put up some random cuteness. I will do this in a few posts, I think, starting with this one. This is what I could get edited in the past hour so I will post them now. I actually had some time last night to do up another scrapbook page for my Indianapolis book so I'm hopeful that I may actually get it done sometime soon! Anyway, here are some pictures from late June.

I tried some more "artistic" editing so if you have any opinions on it (ones you like, ones you hate) let me know! I'll have some more from June in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

Until next time...