Showing posts from September, 2014

4 months

I missed my four month post of Prince T, so here it is!!  He is such a joy to have around!! He has completed our little family and seeing his smiling face makes my heart soar every minute!!

Currently, he's a very active little guy.  Prince T is rolling over, smiling, spending time in his exosaucer, sitting in his high chair and he's almost sitting up.

He likes snuggles and cuddles! He loves his brothers and they can make him laugh. He's started laughing and it's the cutest thing in the world.  He loves swimming as well.

He's current dislikes are sleeping in his own bed, long car rides, loud noises and being startled.

Thanks for being the most awesome, loving little guy in our family!! You are my favourite Prince T, and I can't imagine our family without you!!

SeaWheeze 2015

OH MY GOD!! I did it I registered for my first half marathon!! It's official, next August I'll be spending a weekend, at least, in Vancouver participating in a half marathon!!

I've always wanted to run a half marathon, I think runners and swimmers have the best lean bodies and that's my ideal body to work towards. I may not get super lean but when I was running before I was pretty lean, it made all my limbs look almost gangly lol and I felt seriously confident back then. Unfortunately, I had just been running to lose weight it was an easy cardio exercise and I started thinking I could really enjoy running if I had something to train for, but no one I knew liked running, so I had no motivation to start on my own.

Then my girlfriend Becky ran the Sea Wheeze this past August and she really enjoyed it, so much so that she wanted to do it again, so I thought this would be the best time for me to sign up. I have some other girls who are motivating me and AND I could really e…

French Immersion

We'd decided years ago that we would put our Lil Man into a school that would focus on a second language, whether it was Spanish or French we hadn't decided until last year.  As you can tell we went with French.

The reasoning was actually really simple, though we both thought it would be amazing for him to be bilingual in Spanish, it wasn't necessarily a program we would be able to keep him in long term, so we decided that since French Immersion is offered in more communities that would be the more appropriate route. I didn't want him to get started going to school in one type of program and not be able to continue because we moved from that community. I like consistency.

So Lil Man is in French Immersion, and I'm not even sure where to begin to help him out.  I took french for 8 years in school as a second language, I have a great understanding of French, but I'm not a fluent speaker.  I can decipher French in books and can usually pick up enough French in a se…

This World, My Depression

The title of this post is a bit deceiving, I don't feel like I suffer from depression, but I do at times battle with feeling depressed.  I've never had to have medication to balance my moods, but I've had counselling and I'm a chronic over sharer.... possibly a reason for my having a blog.... Think on that one.

Throughout my life I have felt greatly. I have a lot of empathy for others and can cry for others misfortunes as honestly and thoroughly as I do for my own.  I've been accused of having a soft heart, because I cry over even what to some seem like little things, but it's because how completely I feel things.  I don't know if that will make sense to everyone but it's the only way I can explain it.

And to be honest I've always been this way, the silliest things can make me cry.  I can't tell you how many movies have made me cry and some that are completely surprising.  It's not because of post natal hormones either because I've been …

13 years

As Allan Jackson says, "Where were you when the world stopped turning?"

It's been 13 years, and much like D day, people still remember where they were on this day.  You can't help but remember where you were when the twin towers came down, when the pentagon was attacked or when brave americans took down terrorists in a plane to stop them from killing even more people.

Yesterday I was listening to people talk about Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane and their upcoming cross over episodes of Simpson's and Family Guy.  The DJ was explaining how Seth was saved from 911 because he was so hung over that day he missed his flight, a flight that crashed into one of the towers.

But have we learned from that day?  That's the biggest question I have.... and I don't mean about our defences or about are tactical plans in war.  I mean have we learned anything that makes this world better?

I don't know but I know that day as scary as it was, as devastating as it was…

First Day of School!!

My boys are growing up and they are doing it so fast!! I feel like it was just last year that Chandler was in Kindergarten and now he's going into Grade 11, 12 years he's been attending school, he has two years left and then he will be onto post secondary school.  And now his little brother Lil Man is in Kindergarten!! He's started at Camille J Lerouge school and he rides the bus to school by himself!! He's so big!!

I worry about school sometimes because I think my kids are wonderful, unique little individuals (not so little anymore for Chandler), and I don't want school to conform them into minions that don't have unique, individual thoughts in their heads.  I want my kids to explore and discover things through play, and if I could home school I would, but we need the dual income in our family.  I can't work at night all the time and my kids aren't night owls who would learn better at night so home schooling isn't really a feasible option right now…

Last Camping Trip of the Season!!

Summer has come to an end, and we sent it out in style!! For a girl who isn't into camping, I had a busy, busy summer doing just that.  Thankfully I did it in our new trailer otherwise it would have been a very different summer.  The last camping trip of the season was a long one, it was busy and it was a lot of fun!

The last camping trip of the summer was with the whole family and Chandler's friend Eli.  Though there was enough room in the trailer for us all to sleep in the trailer, Chandler and Eli set up a tent to stay in.  We got all settled into our campground spot and spent three days awaiting the arrival of the Krawec family.

Our three days alone the boys did some fishing and we hung out at the campsite playing games and enjoying some great food!! We brought cards and board games to enjoy in the evening.  The boys also enjoyed time around the campfire, Adrian even bought little packets to change the colours of the campfire.

The fishing from the dock was ok, but I'm no…

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

So the new thing going around Facebook is this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  It's inundating my feeds with videos and people nominating other people, so I knew it was only a matter of time before I'd find myself nominated, I was praying it would happen prior to the end of summer, doing this in winter would be terrible!!!

I'm not really into torture, and pouring ice cold water on myself seems like a form of torture.  But it is for a good cause and ALS can be a such a scary disease, so I'm hoping that this doesn't just turn into some stunt that people do in order to not donate. I don't actually know much about how this challenge all got started, it just started appearing on my feeds and then even media personalities started participating in it as well.  So when Chandler got nominated we were camping at the lake and we decided to film the challenge at the lake and we put both him and his friend Eli into one video.

Chandler, my darling first born, nominated me!! So I …