Monday, 19 June 2017


 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: My Dad found this old basketball hoop for free. While it looks pretty beat up it does the job. The other day while we were shopping, Jackson showed up at my side with this net and asked if we could buy it to spruce up the hoop a little. The second we got home, he got to work attaching it and now the games have really begun all for the low price of $7.95!!!

Lily: Desperately trying to peddle as SLOW as she possibly could in hopes of winning the Slow Bike Race at Fun Day. She placed third having to put her foot down before the finish line. Her team, The Green Gators, didn't win this year but we managed the day without a drop of rain so I still consider it a great success. 
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Spring Colour

The official start of summer is tomorrow but I still feel like we are waiting patiently for Spring. Thank goodness for bursts of colour to help us get through the extremely long string of gray cold days. I'm so looking forward to some regular blue skies and sunshine. Hopefully summer will bring it although I suppose a rainy day here and there will provide us with more of the endless beauty that is around right now. How I LOVE flowers!!!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Another year, another trip to Seattle to watch our Canadian team The Toronto Blue Jays play against the Seattle Mariners. This year the Jays won the two games we watched! Every other time we have traveled south to see them play they have lost.  My Dad joined Jackson and I and we had a super few days. Jackson got a couple of autographs during batting practice, we ate too much bad stadium food and had tons of fun cheering on the team. We can't wait for next year already. 

Lily: The evening before Jackson and I took off for Seattle, Lily had her end of year dance recital. She is in Acro (gymnastics and dance combined) and did wonderfully with her group in front of a packed house. I'm so proud of my beautiful little lady.
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mother's Day 2017

As ever, I'm grateful to be surrounded by special women, Mother's who love and support. I'm so lucky!

Friday, 9 June 2017


Easter? Wasn't that in April? Oh well. Blogging usually is last on my list of priorities unfortunately. I get a lot put into draft form around the time it takes place and sometimes things make the blog but more often than not, they stay in draft form forever.

Anyhoo, Easter was lovely. We did get a  great warm weekend and had a lovely big supper with all the fam. The table looked so good and the turkey was delicious! The kids played along and participated in a hunt and got loads of chocolates and treats. Spring started to show itself outside and Jackson played game after game of hockey for a tournament that happens every single Easter weekend and is the bain of Lily's existence. I guess it's sort of the bain of mine too. Why they figure that Easter is the best weekend to have this particular tourney is beyond me. At least we didn't have an early game on Sunday.