Sunday, March 25, 2012

Help fight Multiple Sclerosis

Please consider sponsoring me as I ride 185 km to bring awareness to MS.

This is what it feels like for me to ride the tour but I can not imagine what it would feel like living with MS everyday and feeling that pain. I can handle 185 km.

Now thats art!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cool book! Only $3

Nurturing Creativity is about embracing the seasons of motherhood and appreciating where you are while helping you to make creativity a priority in your life.
It will encourage you to let go of perfection, to start small, and to find inspiration in everyday living. This little book will challenge you to make the most of the time you do have.
Time you can spend creating beauty and meaning - with your head, heart, and hands. 
I know you're a busy mom so this book is short (just under 50 PDF pages). You can easily read it in one sitting or savor it slowly. 
It contains not just my words but the experience of six other creative moms. Beautiful, "extra"ordinary, inspirational women who are in the thick of raising children - toddlers to teenagers. Moms just like you.
At $3.00 this encouraging e-book is less than a beverage at your favorite café.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My baby is 15!!

Happy Birthday our Tatyanah!

Sweet Tatyanah! 
Where did the time go? I remember it like it was yesterday, giving birth to this tiny little person with so much curly hair! She was everything I could ever imagine, the little girl that was never suppose to be, came into the world March 13, at 3:13pm weighing 6.66. The poor nurse said she would change her birth time to 3:12. I said no way, this girl is destined to dance to the beat of her own drum!

And she has ever since!

She went to horse camp when she was 10, rode horses a bit before, we go for parents night and what do we find, Tatyanah doing the HANGMAN! I could not believe this wee child was hanging off the side of he horse! Well that is Tatyanah for you!

At 7 she was riding a bike 30 feet in the air at the California Science Centre!

Always loved her brothers and always did everything with Jake!

She made friends with everyone and loved sweet little Alexis!

She is now 15 years old, beautiful, funny, a great friend. She is strong in her morals, believes in love and laughter. Lives life to the fullest and is an amazing young lady.

She makes us proud every single day. 

She is her own beautiful perfect self!

Friday, March 9, 2012

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Bit of Everything

So much has been happening.

I am so excited for PFLAG chapter here in Edmonton! 

Tatyanah is turning 15 in a few days!

No final decision on high school yet but she is leaning one way so that is helpful!

I have decided to add a dayhome to my days! 
Super excited, I love little people.

Getting in shape...well I am not quite on top of that yet :(

But I really thinking of it!

Life is just crazy busy, strangely when I am working in the day it seems less busy. I am not sure how that works out but it does. 

And I am planning our celebration this summer, we are so excited. 
I have to write my vows, I am so darn emotional about that kind of stuff. 

Kids are all great, love them so much! Family is strong. 
We are simply happy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fun Day with Louie

Today Tatyanah (nickname Louie) and I spent the afternoon together.
We went to her ortho appointment, which is not until tomorrow so we had a free afternoon together.

We headed to chapters for some fun and shopping, Tatyanah decided to color at the kids table and write her name backwards.

Then we headed to Servus Place to meet Amanda for lunch, even though we had Col. Mustards for lunch, we enjoyed out visit! I always love spending time with Amanda. And the Special olympics were on. It was great to see the teams all supporting each other and cheering each other on. 

If you know me, you know I LOVE journalling and have several, some which I haven't even started but I could always use more :)
This was a beautiful display of heaven!

And of course I HAD to take Taty to Kerstin's Chocolates. She had never been before and we were in Chocolate paradise! It was so much fun! 
We spend well over $50 but thats all I will say about that.

What a wonderful way to spend the day! 

Tomorrow I have both kids at appointments at the same time 1/2 hour apart! hopefully I can work some magic!