March 31, 2010


Did some spring/Easter decorating around the house today.
Couldn't resist picking up this pastel egg wreath in Target.
Love how it looks on our front door!

March 30, 2010


Made a trip over to my sister Christa's backyard today to capture her pussy willow tree in bloom.
How beautiful spring can be!

March 29, 2010

March 28, 2010


Had a great weekend together, just the two of us! Checked another date night off our list, went furniture shopping, enjoyed a peaceful Starbucks together, roamed around the book store, sat in the hotel bar...stuff we don't get to do when we bring the kids to Minot. Huge thank you to my parents who looked after the kiddies overnight, we really appreciate it.

Picked up a couple of good reads while we were away. I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cookbook....and it was so worth it! I read it all the way home and was inspired by her bio and the yummy eye-candy photographs. I flipped straight to the dessert section knowing it would be good...and it was, already planning to make her Chocolate Layer Cake this week. I have been an avid follower of her blog for years and to now have a bit of her in print on my cookbook shelf, well that's pretty rockin!

March 27, 2010


We headed to Minot for a kid-free night with our close friends. Had an amazing time! The hilight of our trip was dining together at 10 North Main gave me a taste of the city life I miss.
The atmosphere was trendy & upbeat...glad I wore my heels!
Our waitress gave us the info on the celeb owner Josh Duhamel...he apparently goes there often with wife Fergie and sits at the bar! Hoping for a sighting one of these trips.
We chatted the night away...Michelle & Lian
Me & Christy
Oh and the food was great too...smoked salmon appetizer was delish!
Mmmm, crab cakes for this lady's dinner.
Trent had the duck.
Cory and his huge piece of meat!

Let's just say we enjoyed our experience there and will be back very soon.

March 26, 2010


Taught this quick & fun little craft to the children at the Expressway Family Centre this morning. I knew I had to have the milk carton die when I saw it in the Stampin' Up! Occasions adorable and easy to make to fill with treats. Can't wait to try them on my Big Shot with patterned paper. Reminder: Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st and so does the Occasions Mini!

March 25, 2010


All About Scarlett at 4 years-old
- she likes to play Mommy to her dollies
- snacks all day long
- enjoys seeing her friends at Preschool & Story Hour
- her favorite toy to snuggle is her white puppy
- doesn't like getting her hair brushed (unless it's Trina)
- loves animals, especially her dog Piper
- nickname: Scarie
- admires her dance teachers
- always chewing gum
- sings to music in the car
- likes to cook for real or pretend
- favorite food is olives
- reads books to herself
- loves Hannah Montana
- makes huge messes with white glue
- wears comfy pants every chance she has
- asks us to sit outside her door till she falls asleep at night
(I feel some scrapbooking coming on!)

March 24, 2010


My new sidekick! I was so excited to purchase this new camera for my photography biz in January. There was a learning curve at first, but once I had it in my hands for two weeks, we became inseparable! I walked into the store fully confident I was going to purchase one model up from my Rebel, the 50D...but I got my hands on this 7D and it felt like butter. Cory was very helpful in the decision making, said 'get the higher can handle it'. I was impressed by his confidence. Now I'm searching for the perfect camera strap for this bad boy...maybe something from here or here?

March 23, 2010


All About Ace at 5 years-old
- he's awake before anyone in the house, even his Dad
- very curious!
- loves going in puddles with his black rubber boots
- little artist
- thinks he can climb anything
- answers to 'Mr. Magoo'
- wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up
- favorite food is still mac & cheese
- could play puzzles all-day
- loves books
- watches Calgary Flames hockey
- dislikes winter & snow
- staying for lunch at school is a special treat
- very particular about doing his own hair
- looking forward to the local ice cream shop opening soon
- he still loves to snuggle at night

Southeast Starlets Win GOLD!

My niece has been taking part in synchronized skating this year, she skates with the team: Southeast Starlets. This past weekend they attended a competition in Manitoba and won GOLD! So proud of this bunch of local gals, way to go!
Kyra is in the centre, lookin' good girl.
This looked amazing! They were so good, it gave me chills!

Another favorite part of the show.
Hope they gather their team again next year, such a great group for younger girls to look up to!

March 22, 2010


I love when a new What's Cooking magazine arrives in the mail! I immediately flip thru, tagging all the recipes I'm going to try...such food inspiration. This dessert was a hit with the family and Cory's Grandpa who has been staying with us for the past 3 weeks...there was only 1 piece left...YUM!

Scarlett came home from Preschool today with this adorable craft! I snapped a pic of her and the latest masterpiece as soon as we got home, as I do with all artwork that comes home before it gets lost in the shuffle. We only keep artwork for a few weeks at a time around here, since we have so much of it, we could easily become bombarded. I just take the photo and we have a '4 x 6' memory of each masterpiece and the kids at that well for us.

March 21, 2010


Last day of ice at our local rink, so we all decided to go skating as a family one last time before we hang up the skates till next season. I snapped a few photos of the kids all suited up, especially Ace, to remember his first year of hockey.

Scoring on your Dad...that's always fun!
Scarlett improved leaps & bounds this year on skates.
She even took a few strides by herself today, you can tell she is anxious to keep-up with the boys!
Being chased by your Dad on skates...priceless?
Ace has become a good little skater this year all because of hockey...way to go buddy.
As much as I was adamant at first to try the whole hockey lifestyle, I can honestly say I will miss our time at the rink, it was a great experience and Ace had FUN...until next year!

March 20, 2010


We had the pleasure of having our nephew Kelby stay with us this weekend while his family went to Manitoba for a synchronized skating competition his sister Kyra was performing in. The kids had fun playing together, watching movies & slept in bunkbeds. Here's Kelby & Scarlett enjoying root-beer-floats...a little treat for cleaning up the toys so well.