Thursday, 29 October 2009

to Garden Heaven and back...

I have to say the Trip to Kauai was about as good as it gets ... I loved being with everyone and had a lot of good laughs. I want to thank mom for being the most lovable, caring, funny, spiritual, helpful and BEST mother out there! she really knows how to party!! Love you mom. Really if it wasn't for mom or dad we any of us be who we are today??? I guess we will never know, but I would guess, no we wouldn't.

It was good to get home and see the kids, you don't realy realize how much you miss your kids until you see them! The kids had a GREAT time at Grandma and Grandpa Scott's house! they can't stop talking about the fun morning treats they got before school.. { Tim Horton's } and how Quinn got to sleep in a PINK room.. not like her green room back home. Thank you so much Barb and Gordie, I was able to go get away because of you! We love you!

I was happy to hear while I was gone that Carson had a great Basketball game, He was the MVP scoring 13 out of the 14 points and after three baskets running up to Jeff on the sideline yelling " YES I got a Hat Trick " haha I WISH I could have been there!

Tuesday I got a call from the school the Carson was not well, I picked him up ASAP and he got worse by the minute.. I took him in today to the DR and he has PNEUMONIA. I am worried about him, if he gets this flu that is going around then he could be in danger. we are hopeing he gets better fast. Quinn is also not well, fevers and chills, we are having to keep a close eye on her to.. I guess is will be a lot of sleepless nights and prayers...and some tears!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

only Jessica will understand what I mean when I say.....


Quinns Birthday Party was today! and let's just say it was a FULL house! Lot's of fun and good food.. I later the same day feed the missionaries, A full on Cafe Rio dinner with a little added bonus dish, I will let Jessica tell you about it! I think she liked it. here are the pics..

I guess I didn't take as many as I thought I did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUINN. we LOVE you lot's ...

Saturday, 3 October 2009

moving on with life...

so here I am with two kids in school all day... what to do what to do? I found out that you still are busy with stuff, and I often wonder how I was getting everything done in a day when the kids weren't in school all day? Well, it's a month into the kids school year, and I find that my routine is getting quite boring. I made some goals for our family and for me at the start of the school year, because I knew I would find myself in this position eventually. BORED! Because I knew this would happen , I made a goal to do some sort of service everyday for someone, so far I have! That alone has been really rewarding for me! I also made a goal to get a job, one that was close to home and worth the time I was to be there, I thought of what I was good at and what I would enjoy.. SO MANY thing came to my mind that I would like to go do, { maybe not for the things I am good at, but for the things I would like to go do} There is a nice little SPA in crowfoot, and when I mean nice I mean 550$ couples massages! you get the point! and I went in there to check it out! I had a really great chat with one of the managers, and when I left I felt good about it and it seems to be a good place to work.

I am also really wanting to expand or FIND my talents, I feel that when you are busy looking after so many other people you lose YOU! on the other hand you find out your better at things that you didn't think you were good at... I found out I am a good cleaner and I actually enjoy it.. I also found out I am a good snuggler and story teller, lunch maker, cookie maker { according to my kids } and tickler! It's just to bad you don't get paid to do those things!

Because I have had time to let my mind wander, I have been able to think about really great meals to prepare for the family, I have enjoyed cooking lately, it's been fun to make something different and get there reactions and maybe put a new meal idea in the boring cycle of food we eat at our house. I also want to walk in the foot steps of my sisters and sis in laws and learn how to be creative and sew, I have also thought about small classes or courses at Mount Royal, weekender things! I would LOVE to go take a Theatrical makeup class, I LOVE to work with makeup, That is one thing I would love to touch up on! so these are some of my goals for the next LONG TIME! I guess I better fill my days with service and learning, besides isn't that what were here for??

Sunday, 6 September 2009

newest family member

we have a new family member, he is great, quiet, stink free, change his box every 6 months and he eats popcorn and hotdogs. What a great pet! we love him already! He has two different shells he changes into when he wants, we watched him do it today and it was really cool. he is sure to live for 15 years! I guess we will see....

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

best time EVER!

So we have been having FUN out here at the cabin, it all started in Calgary when Jeff and I went to a friends birthday party at Boleros! YUMMY then on the way home { late } and driving to the cabin that night, we ran out of gas at the corner of Stoney and Crowchild. Jeff thought we could have made it into Tuscany, he was wrong! The only number I had on my phone who I thought I could call that late was Laurie Glenn, so I called, Spencer was out of town so she said to call Jenn Andrews, so we got our gas.. THANK YOU. we got to the cabin pretty late. The next day the boys did their sprint and we had a great time with Tam and John! we love them! so now it's just the girls, with a few little boys running around. We have been just hanggin and eating good! {cafe Rio tongiht } another YUMMMY! can't wait for the dads to get here on the weekend, we sure miss them. enjoy the pics and the special video at the end! it's a Tribute to DEE.. I think Cole got you beat, he did it himself!

also isn't that the CUTEST inch worm EVER!

love this one

watch out!

us out of gas, you wouldn't believe the honks and fingers we got....

Sunday, 19 July 2009

suck it up buttercup!

We are having a great time out at the cabin, one of the highlights was watching Dad and JEff do their swim down at the beach, they did awesome! The wet suits fit like a glove with the help of mom, and after their bike and run, they both got to have a nap on the beach! kinda, until our umbrella decided to fly away and stab a girl in the face! { sorry no pics of that } but it got her good! Mom and I are planning on having a hard day at the beach tomorrow, making sand castles, eating junk and drinking pop. it's a hard life. Enjoy the pictures.

Also the kids and I have been out there by our selfs for a few days and it great, very quiet, and have had fun at the beach and feeding the horses.. ice cream, the list goes on, mom and I also hit up the fair that was going on in town, lots of great food, fun stuff to see, mom, carson and I even won us a free round of golf at the Fairmont Golf course! time to go...