Saturday, October 4, 2014

Planning SE Asia- Our trip Nov 26 to Dec 31!!

I can't believe it! It is here, well almost. We have been talking about this for about 1 year and the last 4 months started really planning it. And in 52 more days, we will be flying to Vietnam!!

In Vietnam, we plan to enjoy ourselves and do whatever pulls us. Only 3 days in Vietnam then a bus ride to Phnom Penh. 

In Cambodia we will be spending time in at the Killing Fields to pay respects and really understand what these people have endured. I am sure this will be a very somber and gut wrenching day, however I do not want to be blind to the realities of what people have faced.

We will be then going to Siem Reap by bus

We will be going to lots of temples, of course Angkor_Wat but a lot of others too. I am most excited about the children, they have little but are so happy to be have visitors and love attention. Most people of Cambodia are kind and happy. It is their culture. I can't wait to see these beautiful people and embrace their culture.

Then we will be crossing the border into Thailand. Oh boy this is going to be interesting. We need to get a bus, a gov't bus to the border.  Get off the bus, with out things, walk to the border, go through customs,  then find our bus on the other side and ride to Bangkok. 8 hours but what  way to see the countryside. 

We have to get visas for Vietnam and Cambodia, thats a lot of work too but I am happy Amanda is figuring that stuff out. 

Once we are in Bangkok, we will spend the night, then catch  train to Ayutthaya for the day

Then we will catch the night train to Chiang Mai for a week!!

A week of Markets and meeting people, Elephant Nature Park, bike riding all over, exploring and living

Then we fly to the Islands. We wanted to take a train but it takes 2 full days and honestly, we want to experience the country. 

Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao and Koh Lanta

Then after almost 3 weeks we will head into Bangkok for 3 days where Tatyanah will shop the rest of her money away!

Then we fly home, we will be in 3 countries on New Years Eve!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

10 things...

10 things you did not know about me...

1. I grew up in the child welfare system

2. I lived in a convent as a kid and LOVED it

3. I cry at all baptisms, even though I am not sure where I stand on the God stuff

4. I am terrified of birds

5. I struggle every day with my children getting older, I miss the younger years A LOT

6. I tell Amanda everything!

7. I peek at all presents, even if they are not for me

8. I desperately want to go work in an orphanage for a while

9. I love boobs, my boobs, others, I do. When guys say, " If I had boobs, I would touch them all the time, I don't touch them all the time, but I like them"

10. Sometimes I wish I would keep more things to myself...

My Life Right Now

Simple point terms

-My son, Tim, just got married at 22 in the Dominican to a beautiful amazing woman....I love her

-My son that just got married is often a jerk to me...I still love him

-Jake is 6'3 and 17, in grade 12 and doing pretty good academically which is not the most important part of school for me, he is having a great time and dating a girl, kind of cute as he is very unexperienced in dating, or talking to girls

-Tatyanah made A in ringette and has the most amazing coaches, she is doing fabulous in school and such a great kid, she can be moody sometimes but she is incredible

-I have been married to the love of my life for 5 1/2 months and I still get butterflies everyday from her, she is so beautiful, her humour is crazy, her heart is HUGE and she keeps me grounded, she is fabulous

-I love my 4 pets; Gia, the moody cat who hates all animals but snuggles like a baby, Lola, the shy cat who is kind and gentle all the time but does not snuggle except me and once in a blue moon Amanda, Charlie our crazy rat terrier that is completely in love with any toy but so smart and fun and Idgie, our Bichon/lab cross who is 4 months and chews everything, eats poop, flops her growing body everywhere and is the most lovable creature ever.

- I love my dayhome, it is what I love to do most, I have the best job for me, it is full of laughter and love every day. I have a blog for my dayhome, you can check it out if you want..

- I have the greatest friends that make me smile every day. I always have different people to do things with and always someone to talk to.  My friends are the most kind, open, loving, crazy people. We always have a great time together.

- I am always happy, I feel sad or tired at times but very seldom. I love life,

- I love paddleboarding, so much fun.

-My life is not perfect but it is the perfect life for me.

- I miss some people in my life lots sometimes.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

There was this little boy....

There was this little boy, he stole my heart. 

My sweet baby boy Timothy. I can't help but think of him as his sweet little person. He was the best baby, totddler and child. He was an easy teenager, until he was 16 and it was time to let him go be his own person. 

He could always do anything, everything really, with ease and perfection. Nothing was a struggle for him, he was a natural at most things, except math, he didn't like it but he did great in it.

In this picture, we came to visit Canada and he went to the skatepark, broke his wrist and got himself to the hospital. He didn't have his cell phone, so some random guy drove him there. He checked himself in and had someone call.

He was so calm and did great.

He was starting to be his own person by then.

He always was his own person.

He could fly!

He did everything he wanted. He decided to do Urban Gymnastics and I would find him flying between buildings, flipping off structures and running up walls. 

He graduated early, he just turned 16 a week prior. And had already attended college.

He was always that kind of guy.

He is my heartbeat, he is my boy and now in a few weeks he will be Kassia's husband.
That sounds so strange to me. 

I love her, she is fabulous. 

I love this boy, he will always be my boy. She ca have him as a man, he is hers. But he will always be my boy. I never thought this would feel so strange. I am so happy for them. This sweet boy who everyone has always loved is now getting married and I love him so.

There was a little boy...who stole his mama's heart.....and still dances in her soul...
that has grown to be a strong beautiful man..

My Timothy