February 28, 2010


Cory & the kids watching Team Canada play the gold medal game at the 2010 Olympics.
At one minute left in the third period, I ran to get my camera to capture this moment...

Who would have thought with just 30 seconds left, Team USA scored, leaving the game tied!!! Luckily Team Canada scored in overtime and relieved many, many fans across Canada!

February 27, 2010


It's almost the end of Ace's hockey season. I had a chance to capture some locker room time today before the game in Carlyle.

February 26, 2010


Recipe exchange tonight with girlfriends at my friend Michelle's house. It was definitely delish!

February 25, 2010


Baked Asparagus {one of our favorite side dishes these days}
Place washed and trimmed asparagus in a baking dish.
Sprinkle with onion soup mix and a few tbsp of butter.
Top with freshly grated parmasan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

February 24, 2010


Playdoh Day
This afternoon we broke into some fresh playdoh to play.
The kids had FUN especially with new fresh colors!

February 23, 2010


Our New Piano
We were given this piano for free and have been storing it in my parents shop. I finally was able to get ahold of the piano tuner who comes thru town every so often. After he took a short look, he let me know we had a keeper. Just a little fixing, cleaning & tuning and we would have a piano fit to have in our home. He took off all the white keys and is replacing them with a new set. He was able to find out that this piano was made in 1912, an antique.

February 22, 2010


Scarlett sporting a new hairstyle, she sat so still for me (which she never does) and it only took 15 minutes.
A little update on Scarlett's injury, it's healing really well.

February 21, 2010


Family supper at Mom & Dad's followed by this yummy dessert!
Heart cupcakes with homemade chocolate sauce.

February 20, 2010


Had another great evening out with friends Curt & Cindy at the Olive Branch Bistro...a late Valentine's Day celebration.

February 19, 2010


Spending this week home with the kids has been awesome! Every day has been filled with craft & art projects. This is what Ace choose today to make, followed instructions out of one of his Usborne books and had a great time painting this masterpiece.

February 18, 2010


Did some baking with the kids today. I know these freshly baked chocolate chip cookies won't last long in our house!

February 17, 2010


Just a few Valentine's touches around the house I wanted to share before they get put away to make room for Easter items.

Above are Ikea jars filled with sugar. Sitting in front is the latest bearista bear in my collection.

Below, you can't go wrong decorating with candy. I have three mini jars from Ikea filled with these goodies.

February 16, 2010

February 15, 2010


Ouch Scarlett!
The kids were playing outside on the snowy deck today with their Daddy...having a great time. They got too close to the edge and both fell off onto a wooden bird feeder. As they crashed into it, the bird feeder smashed apart and exposed a stick with screws, which caught Scarlett in the forehead (we're so lucky it didn't go in her eye). Cory rushed them both in and yelled for me to help...it was then when I knew by the sound of his voice, someone was injured. We both took one look at her gapping gash and said...'lets go to the hospital'. So thankful for Dr. B and his surgical glue which prevented stiches!

Feeling no pain, she was all smiles once it was fixed up & done. Hope it heals fast!

February 14, 2010


What is Valentine's Day without chocolate!
We are loving having the Allan family for a weekend visit. Tonight we popped all four of them in the big tub to clean then off from a hard day of play.


The Allan family arrived to visit us for the weekend. Since the adults had dinner plans, the two Dads came up with a brilliant idea to take the kiddos for a snowmobile ride...to tucker them out for the babysitter. This was Pieter, Daisy & Gavin's first time on a snowmobile. Dawn & I stayed behind, had a coffee and caught up.

February 13, 2010

l♥ve l♥ve l♥ve

We shared Valentine's Day celebrations with Pieter & Dawn at the Olive Branch Bistro in Carnduff, SK. We had an amazing meal, some great laughs and caught some pics to remember the evening.
Wine for drinkers...it was good to have a smell.
Pumpernickle bread with a yummy warm spread.
Delish house salad.
Pieter's spagetti & meatballs.
Dawn, Cory & I had these crabcakes in a buttery-lime sauce...so good!

We indulged in their famous cheesecake for dessert, but had to take it home since we were so full from a wonderful meal!

February 12, 2010


I don't think any photo-a-day could top this one and it's tiny little heartbeat. Baby #3 at 12 weeks...so great to see you baby!

Baby Girl Card

There's ALOT of baby girls being born these days, so I made a fresh batch of these to hand out.
Instructions for this adorable card can be found here.


Valentine's Day treats the kids made and handed out to their classmates.

February 10, 2010

Thai Mango Salad

Tried this recipe for supper, this salad was AMAZING! So thrilled with the flavors of roasted peanuts, lime and mango...loved it! You have to try this one!

2 firm mangoes (about 2 lb/1 kg total)
1 sweet red pepper
2 carrots, coarsely grated
4 cups (1 L) torn mixed greens
1/2 cup (50 mL) thinly sliced green onions
2 tbsp (25 mL) coarsely chopped fresh mint
handful of peanuts

1/4 cup (50 mL) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime rind
2 tbsp (25 mL) lime juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) fish sauce or soy sauce
2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) minced hot pepper (or 1/4 tsp/1 mL hot pepper sauce)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

In skillet, toast peanuts over medium heat until fragrant and dark golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside.

Peel, pit and thinly slice mangoes lengthwise. Seed, core and thinly slice red pepper. Set aside.

Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together oil, lime rind and juice, fish sauce, sugar, hot pepper, salt and pepper. Add mangoes, red
pepper, carrots, mixed greens, green onions and mint; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with peanuts.


Had a great Mommy & Ace afternoon today while Scarlett was at dance class. I cherish my alone time with each of them because it's very rare that I am able to be one-on-one with them. He finished writing out his Valentines, did homework {learned about the letter 'Q'}, made sugar cookies & did some vacuuming.

February 09, 2010


To my surprise, Scarlett had herself a two-hour nap today on the couch...she never naps!