February 28, 2011

B was so glad the weather warmed up JUST for the one day she had an all-day outdoor field trip! She made sure to be completely prepared for every eventuality, and had an amazing time!



February 26, 2011

This was our first visit to the Governor House here in the city. It was wonderful! The kids enjoyed searching for the crowns in the different rooms, dressing in period clothes, and playing in the play room. We loved it. We plan to go back in the Spring or Summer and enjoy a picnic on the grounds.


February 25, 2011

Our friends, the Halls, organized a fun family games night at the church. There was a good turn out and we had such a great time. We laughed and laughed as we played such hilarious games. I can't wait for the next one!


February 24, 2011

We have been out skating much more this year than in past years. The girls really love it, and they keep getting better and better! I just need to get myself out there on those skates. My legs don't like the slippery ice, though. They prefer the dry ground.


February 23, 2011

Time for haircuts! All four girls went to the hair salon for haircuts, and this was the first time to a salon for JJ. She loved it, as did all the girls! I don't blame them. It's such a fun treat to get a new cut and style.


February 22, 2011

I enjoy sitting in on TJ's voice lessons. Her teacher is just right for her - challenges her, but is kind and encouraging at the same time. I know TJ will flourish with Ailyn teaching her.


February 21, 2011

We had a fantastic family day! We did the Tunnels of MooseJaw Passage to Fortune tour, then had lunch out, followed by swimming at the YMCA and a buffet dinner. It was fabulous from beginning to end - made even better by spending it with the people I love most!


February 20, 2011

I made some throw pillows from some thrift store sweaters, and I love them!! It's so fun creating something beautiful from something that others might throw away.


February 19, 2011

Another night of homemade "screamers" for a movie night in. This might just be my favorite treat. Especially the lime flavored ones. Mmmmmm.


February 18, 2011

That enormous smile is completely genuine. This was JJ's first time being invited to a friend's birthday, and it was quite the event! She helped me wrap the gifts and drew a picture in the card. She was so anxious to go and had the time of her young life!


February 17, 2011

Meet B's first official pets...all hers! She is getting so responsible and eager to show us how she is growing up. We knew it was time. She faithfully feeds these little minnows and makes sure their tank is clean. She is so tender-hearted, she cried when one died a few days after we got them. Seeing as they are meant as feeder fish, we knew they may not last long. However the rest have been doing great! She is so proud of herself for taking care of them.


February 16, 2011

We love eggs around here. We love 'em boiled, fried, scrambled, in omelets, in fritattas, and in all kinds of baking. It's amazing how these simple little things can nourish in so many forms. WE LOVE EGGS!


February 15, 2011

Only in Saskatchewan will you find us BBQing in 3 feet of snow. Gotta love the warm spells!


February 13, 2011

Few things makes me as happy as a clean kitchen. Too bad it doesn't stay that way very long :)


February 12, 2011

TJ is finally starting voice lessons. She has wanted to since she was 3 or 4, and now it's finally happening. She is so excited! I know she will continue to develop her talents and share them with the world!


February 11, 2011

A brief relief from the cold temperatures allowed the girls to spend some time outside enjoying the snow. They built a cute little snow shelter and spent hours playing in it.


February 10, 2011

This is one place I could very literally spend hours a day if I let myself. I remember working at a bookstore before I was married and the smell of new books and the sight of those crisp, clean pages still makes me SO  happy! I loved getting to know each customer, what their tastes were, when a new book was released they might like - and recommending it! I loved it. I still love being there. I have always loved escaping with a good book!


February 9, 2011

The girls had a blast at their school friendship dance. They dressed up and rocked out with their buddies to some fun music. TJ worked the canteen and even JJ got to attend for a while with her pre-K class!


February 8, 2011

This is JJ's idea of a "cowgirl" outfit. Um... I'm thinking she looks more like a fisherman or something. Eh. To each their own! There are enough battles to fight. I'll let her have this one ;)


February 7, 2011

Ham and Veggie Frittatas for supper tonight. Big hit with Lyndon and I...not so much with the kids. Gee.. was it the mushrooms? The tomatoes? The Peppers? I guess we'll never know ;)


February 6, 2011

While shoveling the walks at the church, my husband noticed this gorgeous rainbow encircling the steeple. A glorious reminder of the Lord's loving hand in each of our lives and His love of all things beautiful.


February 5, 2011

We shared in the very special occasion of Maya Howie being baptized. We were so thrilled to be there to witness this wonderful and happy event in her life. She is one special young lady.


February 4, 2011

McDonalds. Can it really be called a restaurant? I guess so. I have a sort of love/hate relationship with it. It loves my money, I hate the food. BUT, when you've got kids, sometimes sacrifice is a necessary thing.


February 3, 2011


They are life changing.

Being able to read them opens up a WORLD of new possibilities. How grateful I am to have access to education so my little ones can learn this life skill.


February 2, 2011

We fell in love with these three little puppies during our visit to the pet store. I need to stop going, I always want to bring one home with me!


February 1, 2011

I started my newest project as Blog Manager for Makia Creations - a fabulous company from the same girls who founded HowDoesShe and Ishare. I am gaining so much experience working for these gals and making new friends at the same time!