Tuesday, May 31, 2011

things that made me happy today

Hello! How are things going? Things here, and I'm sure as in every other household this time of year, are spiraling into extreme business. To prevent myself from drowning in this extreme business, I'm trying to remember all the good things that happened and make it all worthwhile. Today Amelia participated in the District Track and Field Meet, for small schools, and came in 3rd in Triple Jump! Yay for her! I made chocolate chips cookies, some with just chocolate chips and some just walnuts. The walnut ones were an instant favourite. Somehow I scored the last one tonight and am enjoying it with some tea as I write this. I painted my toes blue. Hockey Toes I'm calling them, in honour of the Canucks who are playing in the Stanley Cup Finals with the Boston Bruins. Are you watching the finals? If so, who are you cheering for?
Hope you have a happy day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dear 16-year-old Me

I was diagnosed 11 years ago with melanoma. The month of May is Melanoma Awareness, I didn't know that until I watched this video. Take a moment to watch...it has a good message.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Ben turned 13 today, and we now officially have 2 teenagers in the house. Ben created a cartoon character called "Bob-zee-cow", which of course is a cow and wanted a "Bob-zee-cow "cake. This is how he wanted the cake to look. When he went to bed last night I asked him if he could be any age when he woke up, what would it be...he said 2. What age would you pick? Happy Birthday to the best 13 year old boy I know!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Simple Yet Effective Shawl

Here it is, my Simple Yet Effective Shawl. I totally enjoyed knitting this pattern, it was an easy one to tote around with me. Love the colourway of the yarn, which is Marks & Kattens Fame Trend colour #651. I think I might be hooked on shawls now, and currently have my eye on the Study Shawl. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Catching Up

May is flying by already!
Amelia celebrated her 9th birthday. She invited 4 of her friends over for a party. We made individual pizzas, had chocolate cake with purple icing, and the girls had the best time playing and then they tried to settle down for a sleep over! Pancakes and strawberries for breakfast...lots of coffee for mom and dad...Happy Birthday to the sweetest 9 year old girl I know!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Hope you had a wonderful day.
Thanks mom for everything....you are awesome! ox