Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Preschool... it's a good thing.

Well, Fiona just started preschool last week. It's in a cute little house, and it's also taught by the same teachers who taught her dad when he was just a wee sprout... many moons ago.


How fitting is it to see a hilarious video posted by

He is also up for a webblog award, so be sure to vote.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Diet Cookies

Today we made gingerbread houses. They turned out great, and the kids had a lot of fun.


With some of the leftover cookie dough, I made some mini cookies...

Aren't they cute?

I thought they were so adorable, and I chuckled to myself that they made great 'diet' cookies. Oh, what fun. Although, I'll have to explain to people, that they really aren't diet, just in size. I didn't replace the sugar with splenda... I don't eat that stuff... wait a minute... sugar? Crap.

Yep, I forgot to add the sugar.

Even with the sugary decorations, and all the sugary icing, they don't taste that great. But, hey... sometimes it is the looks that count right?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Note to Santa...

Please get my 2 year-old daughter a tea set for Christmas. She is adorable with her pretend play... but watching her sip from the imaginary tea cups being her forefinger and thumb... well let's just say that onlookers might wonder what exactly she is doing.

Oh, and don't worry about the new front teeth that Katelyn (7) asked for. Her dentist was able to repair those. She may be asking again when she is old enough for crowns, but we'll just keep our fingers crossed.

- Katelyn fell down the stairs earlier this week and landed with her full impact on her two front teeth. Her fresh, new, still bumpy, Permanent, front teeth. She quite literally broke them in half. Luckily, the dentist did a great job and filled them - you can't even tell where they were broken. We are all very thankful, and Katelyn was very brave.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here's this week's Menu.

Monday: Baked Ziti casserole

Tuesday: Pizza Night

Wednesday: Meatloaf, potatoes and veggies

Thursday: Beef Skewers, rice, veggies and dip.

Friday: Fish n' Chips

Saturday: Lemon Chicken and rice

Sunday: Beef Stew, fresh bread and butter.

For more menu plan ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie

Monday, November 24, 2008

100 Things

From Pink Stinx.... you are supposed to bold the ones you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland - WORLD
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - I couldn't tell you... but my guess is, probably not.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Guides here in Canada
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Tip Junkie is having a 12 Days of Junkie where there will be 2 winners announced each day for the next 12 days!

It's to help promote the women who are selling their products in the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon. So be sure to head on over to Tip Junkie and enter the contest and check out all the amazing gift-giving possibilities in the shop-a-thon!