Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Seriously!!! Where does the time go!! I have been getting some emails asking when I am going to update!! YES, its about time!

The weather this summer was not very cooperative for motorbikes! I guess that was good in a way as we didn't really have the time for it! Roger has been working 6 days a week, LONG hours! The kids and I spent the summer getting settled in our new home! Its small but we love it! AND there is no smell! YAY!

We are homeschooling again this year, grade 1, grade 8 and grade 10 YIKES! It takes up most of the day now. Simon is cursive writing, reading and doing addition and subtraction..woot Simon!

This is usually what our house looks like! Full of kids, the kids are in their glory and loving it!

Austin got contacts this summer and he is doing amazing!! He will NOT wear his glasses anymore, he is a changed man! He is so confident and its nice to see his eyes! They are gorgeous!

My handsome man!

Most days this is what we see!!

Could she be any dang cuter than this???

Sidewalk chalk....oh how many buckets did we go through this summer!! The kids were here in groups and the roads and driveway were full of their summer art!

The trampoline has always been a huge hit! I think they just about have this one worn out!
Simon drove me absolutely NUTS this summer with slugs, carrying them around YUCK!

Yuppers, still a lil heartbreaker!

Emily took up sewing this summer and she is a natural! She made this summer dress for herself! Emily is sooo beautiful, this is one of my fav hairstyles that she does!

Well that gives you a little bit of an update on us! and some pics of my beautiful kids!

Smiles, T

Friday, June 20, 2008


Well we have moved again! We couldn't stay in the last house any longer, the stench was unbearable!!!!!!! I am now in the midst of washing ALL of our clothing....load after load LOL

We are trying to get settled, downsized once again, its all good though!

BUT...that means I have to downsize my scrappy supplies! I have no room for atleast half of it!

if you would like to know what I have for sale you can email me at

Smiles, T

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Where does the time GO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it has been so long since I posted!!! BAD BLOGGER!!!! I am sorry!!!

We are loving living up here in the new place! The kids love being able to go out and bike! We bought them all very much needed bikes! They are on the go all the time....and how cool is it that kids are at the door and coming over to play! The kids are really enjoying that for sure!

Roger and I have been out on our bikes some....its still cold to go to far!! We have put on about 1700 clicks so far, not bad!! We took a trip to Moncton on Thursday and that is the coldest ride I have been on!!!!!!!!!!! My toes were even cold!

I have been spending lots of time with I am so PLEASED that I was asked to be Admin for the site!! It is so cool to be able to work with Janique and Cindy!! woot! I really REALLY love all the gals that I have got to meet on Paws, its such a friendly place!

These are the gorgeous flowers that I received on my birthday from Janique and Cindy!!! Thank you so much girls!! It really made my day! I had vertigo and was really under the weather and this totally made my day!!! AND my birthday was the 15th of April and some of these are still in a vase on my table!! They were just so beautiful and I was really touched!! I got a very cool "Tink" bag from Cindy too which I am using Cin, you would love seeing me going with it!

I am off for a bit.... Paws On Scrapbooking is having a HUGE celebration for National Scrapbooking Day!! I promise I will be a better blogger!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday

Decorating Eggs for Easter :)

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter with your loved ones. We had Easter Dinner with my family. The kids were excited to get up Easter morning, and wanted to know how early they were "allowed" to get us up! No earlier than 8 please!! Simon was quite excited to gather the eggs, and then it was onto reading clues to find their prize. We were super surprised at how quickly Simon understood the riddle and was off to find the next clue! Emily's friend Morgan came to Easter Dinner with us, then back here for movies. My niece and her boyfriend Travis came back to play Rockband the kids got for Easter.....WELL this was PURE entertainment!!!! He was their lead singer...and let me tell you, he was really giving it!!!!!! Singing right off....can he sing??? Yes, does it sound like let me just say it was hilarious! We laughed so hard!

I have been scrapbooking some this week and really enjoying it! Trying to use up some of my stash before the new stuff arrives!! Here are some pics.

Welcome to the world....Miss Bridget, March 13, 2008 at 6:16 am, weighing 8lbs 0.5 oz.....A beautiful little girl for my friend Amanda, Congratulations and hugs Amanda!! She is just a doll!!

Monday, March 3, 2008


I am on the Paws On Scrapbooking Permanent Design Team!!! WOOT!!!! I am so pleased to be staying on the team!! Thank you Paws!
March??? Snow, snow and more snow!!!!!!!!! We are really getting hit hard with the snow here. It is somewhat becoming a wee bit depressing!

We are all moved out of our house, 17 years worth of stuff that we moved, gave away, threw out, and sold!!!!!! WOW, what a lot of We are getting a little more settled in...still tons to do, we are getting things put away. I am bound and determined that things will be organized! We have about 1/3 of the space that we had before so it is definitely an adjustment but it is nice!

Simon worked hard while we were moving in

Today my baby girl went to Crabbe Mountain snowboarding!!!!!!!!!!! No adult supervision!!! This is a first! Yikes, but have to let her have a little freedom!

Got happy mail today from my friend Cindy, this is what she sent me....

Totally made my day!!!!!!!! Thank you Cin!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


WOW!!! I cannot believe that February is already here... the time is flying by!!!!! Well I have been a wee bit busy the past couple of weeks. We are now in our new home, well just about anyways! We have been sleeping here for almost a week now! We moved last Sunday. It is definitely an adjustment. We have way less than half of the space that we used to. We have sold lots of things, gave lots of away, and thrown out lots of junk! I have to admit the purging feels really, really GOOD!!!! We have so much left to do but atleast this is a good start. Simon kept wanting to go home for the first three days, " I want to go home Mommy" :( it made me feel sad for him but turns out all he was missing was his "channels".... "can we get our channels now??" we heard this repeatedly. So after three days without phone, internet, or TV he was truly appreciating them when we did get them! Now its home! lol Emily and Austin are missing things as well but are now settling in and loving the new area that we are in, and their friends are close which is something they never had the pleasure of before! Monday Roger will start building his small garage here to put his stuff in and our bikes. Me, I continue to unpack, sort, organize and go thru everything that we own. I have my clothes just about finished!! WOOT!!! now my scrappy space that is a different story! I hope that I unpack the Design Team Kit for February soon as I have to get that started and finished before the 15th!!

Okay off to bed soon! Night!! Here is a pic of Emily and me packing up our house!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pack, pack, packing....

I am tired of packing!!! Uggghhhh.... it truly seems the more that I pack the more stuff there is to pack. Now how can that be? I did find out that I possibly have too many shoes!!! But now really the same can that be??

What else did we find??? We found out that you should not lean over your chair too far....or this happens....
We found out that you should NOT hold a small remote control car on your hair and make it run at the same time.....sigh.....he really keeps me on my toes!!!

Emily, Austin, and I have been packing, lots of packing. I have a huge pile of stuff to go! I am telling you this is the bestest Spring cleaning EVER!!! Getting rid of the excess feels good! and warm croissants fresh from the oven are sooooo yummy!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Found is my word of the day.... we found a new place to live......i found the NEW piggy tales book that I have been looking for about a month (Cindy it was NOT under my table leg hehe) I have found about 20 punches that I don't need....I have found that Roger has no patience for Christmas tree lights.....I have found that I have 30 wine glasses yet we drink zero wine??? ... I have found a buyer for Simon's bed..... I have found that a five year old will retain information you do not wish him to retain but will forget that he needs to wear a hat outside....let me tell you something..... Roger and I are laying on the couch....Simon comes out and gets all soft and cute....leans over and says...."Daddy??? Do you know why girls have boobs?? umm pretty much gasping for air, he asks Why Simon... (and I am in disbelief this is happening) --- Simon says SO you have something to LOOK at while you are talking to them" giggles and runs away. OKAY -- HE heard this on Family Guy apparently. AND RETAINED THE WHOLE DARN THING!!!!!!!!! SO the TV needs monitoring!!!!!!!!!FOUND is such a cool word of the day.

These are the punches that I have found to sell....this is FUN, I am finding all sorts of cool things!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Stuff for sale...

Okay girlies....I am cleaning out my scraproom....and I mean CLEANING!!!!!!!!!! I have TONS of stuff that I am selling....I have sold some already....if you want to come and take a peek just send me an email or if you would like me to send you some pictures of things that I have for sale and I can start you a bag. My email is I have girls shopping through email now! LOL --- I have stamps, papers, stickers, paint, sizzix stuff, ribbon, you name it I have it!!!!

SOOO let me know!!!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Drying my hair....

OKAY laid in bed this morning... wondering what is happening with the house, their financing went through, the inspectors came through yesterday and all was good with that...but we still WAIT for their reply. Roger is beyond frustrated!

Today I worked out, did my treadmill, did school work, 7 loads of laundry, roast in the oven....decide OKAY time for a shower and to bath the little man....lucky me I run the bath for the little one, put him in and then I jump in the shower (we have a whirlpool tub and a full shower unit in our bathroom--- will i miss this YES) --- so I shower..get out and this is where the fun begins.. I start to dry my dryer is going...Simon starts talking to dryer off...yes Simon..."can I have more water?" Yes Simon you can. Start hair dryer...he is talking dryer off...yes Simon..."Mommy do I have to wash myself with soap?" Yes Simon you do. Hair dryer back on.... he is talking again... "All over Mommy?" ...Yes Simon and I can't talk to you while I am drying my hair..."ok, Mommy"...start the hair dryer....screaming this time..."MOMMY MOMMY...aaaaaahhhh I have soap in my eye" come closer so i can put some water in your eye to wash it out..."hehe, I dont really have soap in my eye" deep sigh... I wash his face. Hair dryer back on...Emily"Mommy can I borrow your shave cream" yes Emily you dryer back on....back off...Emily, "Mommy, where is it?" Its on the tub. Hair dryer back on...back off, --- Austin, "Mommy I am going to get the mail"ok Austin. Hair dryer back on ...back off...DEEP SIGH...WHAT SIMON... " I want some hot water." Okay Simon you can have some hot water. (Dear Lord I am sure the water was cold.) Hair dryer back on... Austin come back in..Pupa is here...OKAY now I am standing with STILL WET hair in a towel and my father is now in my room to my father, he weighs himself, we talk......I need to dry my hair rings...its Janique from Paws...little man is still in tub.... father leaves...I FINISH drying my hair and call Janique back....tell J and she is laughing cuz she knows exactly what I am talking about! TOO FUNNY! And i sold my Hope Chest tonight !

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Well I seem to be consistent with the time I am blogging....late at night!! Well today is the day we should find out for sure if the house is sold or NOT! I am tired of it being in triple arm pump for us finding out today!

Today I decided it was time to clean the Hope Chest out.... I have a new rule...if we don't use it, its gone! No more stuff laying around. Do you see the little container on top of the chest? Well I downsized from the hope chest to that!!!!!! YES, I really did. I am very proud. I have decided that I am going to sell the Hope Chest so if anyone is interested make me an offer!!!!

Emily and Simon are on the mend, Simon actually ate one and half fish sticks today!! That is huge, he has hardly ate a thing for 3 days. Now we just have to get Austin feeling better too!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Well today could be the day ... do they get their financing or do they not?? They have until Tuesday at the latest....they asked for the extension. It being up in the air is even harder! Do we look for a place to we not??

The kids all have a cold...little Simon has been the worst so far :( poor little man. If he is not feeling better in the morning I am calling the doctor.

My basement looks like a bomb went off in it!!! Truly it does! Last night, and today and tonight I scrapped. It felt really good! I completed all the stuff for the DT (I will post it after the DT reveal on the 15th) I really had fun with it! and got some other layouts done as well. Roger and I went out for supper today too. We went to the Hilltop Pub. He had an 18oz ribeye and I had grilled chicken with cheese on it. It was very yummy!! and very nice to not cook! I didn't feel like any of that today.

Tomorrow is looking like a snowstorm, which means Roger will work all day then probably all night too :( It was nice having him around on the weekend.

Okay...I will keep you posted on the house sale! and tomorrow I hope to post up some mags that I have that I want to sell...and maybe some other items as well.
Hugs, T

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Creative Memories Pens.... Brandy New, never used... I have three packages.One is the basic fine tip (red, blue, green, purple), another one is round tip, bright and has brown, orange, pink, and purple. The other is basic round tip and has blue, red, green and black. They are 16.95 per package to buy new....make me an offer!


this is the ribbon that I have so far...I will have lots more...

50 cents each


here are three things that I am is a hat box, I placed a 12in ruler on the top so you could tell how big the box is :) --- and I have two sets of See-D stamps(Brand new) never used, One set is called Piece of Cake, and the other is called Fun in the Sun. I am asking $5.00 for each of the items. Anyone interested?

WHERE does all this stuff come from????

OKAY --- so we will know by Tuesday for sure if our house is sold. They are working on financing right now. Apparently they ran into a little glitch. Today we started rooting through some things....and you look at things a little differently knowing that .....hmmm... do I pack this to move or get rid of it?? Especially when we will be downsizing!

I have a ton of things that I am going to sell....I have sold some things already. I have a few gals asking ..."what are you selling?" Well Lady K suggested I post the things on my I think I will post a few things!

Cheers! T

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bad Blogger!!! Happy 2008!!

Seriously, where does the time go??? Christmas was a blast, the kiddos had us up nice and early at the crack of oooo around 5 am! LOL They were super excited to open presents and see what Santa left or "Christmas" as Simon calls him.

Roger worked most of the holidays plowing snow, WOWZERS, we sure got a ton of snow in a short amount of time. The last four nights he has been doing snow removal in the city. He asked me if I wanted to go with him, well YA!!! I was super excited, we were like teenagers again hehe .... I used to go trucking with him all the time, so we had fun! I am running on little less sleep than I am used to but hey its been fun!

The kids are fighting a cold/flu and Simon is laying on my lap right now here on the couch. He has had a fever all day :( poor little man!! Our house is up for sale, and we got an offer on it, and thought it was sold but now it seems to be up in the air....uggghhh!! So we wait!