June 16, 2012

June 15, 2012

June 14, 2012

Day 14: time

This has got to be the ugliest clock I have ever seen (in my retro 60's office)..but I look to it every day for the time!

June 09, 2012

June 06, 2012

Day 6: hat

Coco's summer hat...boating with Scarlett & Uncle Chris.

A Little Break...

ahem...a 6 month break to be exact

life has been, well life
and it was time for me to take an online break from my blog

I was beginning to feel overwhelmed, like it was work to blog
instead of fun like when I began it 5 years ago

the break was great
I feel like it's time to come back
refreshed and ready

here's what we've been up to lately...
we had a wonderful Christmas
my family treated me to an iPhone
(which may have something to do with my lack of blogging)
my youngest sister got engaged
my Grandfather has been in and out of the hospital several times
one little word for 2012: focus
Scarlett turned 6
attended Blissdom '12 in Nashville TN with a close friend
took a painting class
lost a dear friend to cancer
we survived 8 & under hockey
celebrated my 35th birthday
had a weekend away with my Rock in Saskatoon
amazing opportunities in photography
retreat at the lake with some wonderful ladies
was published
took our first family-of-five vacation to Disney World
our store was broken into by an employee :( during our Florida trip
many friends welcomed new babies into their lives
survived dance recital

thank you to all my dedicated blog readers for popping by
it's nice to be back!

And because posts are better with a photo, here's a quick one

December 18, 2011

December 17, 2011


Happy 60th Dad!
My sisters & I hosted a lobster dinner for Dad and his closest friends.  It was a great celebration...and the lobsters we flew in from the East Coast were well worth it!

December 15, 2011


Meet Ginger!  Since we were going to get Scarlett a dog for her birthday in January anyway, and the coincidence of this little cutie showing up on Cory's doorstep at work, we thought it was meant to be and have decided to welcome another four-legged friend to the family.  Scarlett first wanted to name her Gingerbread (with Christmas being near) and after much family discussion, we ended up naming her Ginger!

December 14, 2011


Cory found this abandoned little puppy at the lumberyard today.  He took it down to Oh My Dog grooming and they did a complimentary clean up for her....she is so soft now.  The kids enjoyed having a puppy around again and Scarlett made this little bed for the puppy to sleep in for the night. 

December 13, 2011

December 12, 2011

December 10, 2011


Winter Hollyhocks...even though it's winter, I love hollyhocks...looking forward to their summer blooms!

December 09, 2011


Having some tasty drinks and good company at our annual Wine Club Christmas party!