Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Kids

Friday night we had the pleasure of having our niece and nephew overnight!

When we have them over, we try and do a fun activity with them. Friday was no expectation. We had craft night!

I wanted to share with you how exceptionally talented they are!! We provided a canvas and LOTS of materials so that they could hang their masterpieces up in their rooms.

Photo one is from Logan - he is just about 6 years old. Unfortunately this photo does not do the artwork any justice. You can't see the details of the gems in the sky, the sea shells on the doors, etc. - However - if you click on the picture, you should get a larger version.

Photo two is from Saige - she is just about 3 years old.

What budding artists do we have here???

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nice Surprise...

This morning I woke up and headed to my computer. As I sat down to see what had happened overnight, I went to Bloglines.

While on Bloglines, I had an updated feed for Seventh Diamond. I clicked on it and it said WELCOME TO OUR SATURDAY MORNING CHAT.

Saturday morning chat - I must be behind, as it is Sunday...AAAAHHHHHAAAAA - then I realized that it is in fact Saturday!!

Not only do I still have the rest of Saturday and Sunday off work, I am also lucky enough to have Monday as well!!! I still have more then a whole weekend in front of me! I am VERY excited about all that!

What a nice way to start the day!

I also went to THIS shop to see the items that had been posted for sale since the last time I checked...o.k. so I check a couple of times a day. She has the BEST stuff for sale! Go and check it out! Also - don't forget to check out the already sold items for more ideas on what she has had in the past.

Happy Easter to all those who celebrate it! ENJOY!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


We are home safe and sound! Although I am happy to be home - I could have stayed away a little longer.

You know when you are away and the thing you look most forward to is getting in your own bed - well that wasn't the case this time. The KING size bed in the hotel was incredibly comfortable.

I was getting VERY used to the sunshine and the warmth.

I was enjoying NOT wearing a coat.

I was enjoying the time spent with GREAT friends.

I was enjoying our GORGEOUS hotel room with the wonderful view.

I was enjoying our playing in the waves in the Atlantic Ocean. I LOVE this action shot - with the wave CRASHING on my back and K1's big smile and blowing hair!

I was enjoying the LACK of snow!

However - home is where we are and it is time to get back into the routine and dream about our next get away...Do I hear Mexico calling???

Monday, March 10, 2008


People are stupid.

Cell phones are irritating.

My husband rocks.

People don't have a clue.

It is cold in Florida after the sun goes down.

Hot tubs are bliss.

People are oblivious.

The service industry has gone downhill.

I can walk a LONG way in flip flops.

Cameras don't last as long as they used to.

Boat rides are nice.

Pools SHOULD be in the sun.

5 minutes can mean 30 minutes.

Vacations pass by MUCH too quickly...

Here are some pictures of our view from our balcony.

K1 & K2 on their balcony from our balcony.

View of the intercoastal waterway from our balcony.

This is the house I day!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

A First...

Today was an exciting day!! Why you ask???

Today was the day that K1 entered a T*arget for the VERY FIRST TIME!!!

Now you can all pick yourselves up off the floor...I too was shocked!!

Being the good friend that I am - I felt the NEED to rectify the situation - and we did!!

We went TWICE today!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Part One

Step One - SUCCESS!!

We have successfully arrived in Buffalo with K1 & K2. The hotel leaves a bit to be desired.

They have run out of pillow cases - can you believe that - they have run out!!

However we are here for less then 12 hours and we will survive!

The alarm is set for 4:50am...sigh

BUT it will all be worth it when we arrive in FLORIDA tomorrow!!!!

15 Months down...AND VACATION!

Today is one of mixed emotions.

We have completed 15 months since we were LID - we are really not any closer to Pumpkin - perhaps another 24 months from now...IF I'm being optimistic.

We miss Dolores and Shawn who are also celebrating their 15 months today but they are so far away - but they will be home soon - I HOPE!

However - we have decided to NOT put our lives on hold and enjoy everything that the world has to offer - which is WHY - TODAY IS VACATION DAY!!!!

This afternoon we are out of here!

I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Two more sleeps until K1 & K2 and Mark and I go on VACATION!!

We are UBER excited to be getting away and having the opportunity to soak up some rays in sunny Florida!

We have certainly had enough of winter here in Canada and are ready to get some sand between our toes!

The plan is to bring the laptop - just don't know if we are going to have to time to blog while we are there!!

Did I mention that I was excited!!

Thanks to Tracey for house sitting while we are away!!