Saturday, December 19, 2009

Drop on over...

Drop on over and visit Melodee Langworthy's blog! Mellie is an uber talented scrapper, extremely generous person and just over all sweet, sweet person! I have followed Mellie for a long time. I have purchased some of her fab kits before that totally rocked!

Mellie is a pay it forward person, and spread the kindness. As you all know, I really love to do this too!

I actually won one of Mellie's giveaways!!!!!!!! How COOL is that!!! I am really excited! So drop on over and say hello on her blog!

Hugs, T

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another allergy?!?!

Another allergy reared its ugly head in this household on Friday evening. Roger and I were in Saint John working when we got a phone call. Emily was a Youth Group at our Church when she ate a chocolate cookie that had peanut butter in it. We didn't know that Em was allergic to peanut butter for sure. She has ALWAYS ate peanut butter and jam sandwiches all of her life! A few weeks ago she had a sandwich and said her chest felt tight afterwards... could have been anything. Anyhoo... she had a cookie..took a bite and her throat started closing off and her tongue swelling. :( LUCKILY they were able to pour some liquid benedryl into her. Roger and I came home immediately. I knew there was a chance that it could rear its ugly head again. I gave her more benedryl through the night and kept her away for most of it.

She was sooooooo scared. I really didn't want this life for her. It is so frustrating when you pick up something to eat and are scared there might be something in it that you will have a reaction to. I go through that every day.

Today we will be making an appointment with our family doctor to get her an epi pen to carry with her at all times. She really sees the importance of the epi now.

Thank God she is ok!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I have been a little off my game this past week..... we live a busy life like everyone else out there.... I just didn't want to say it out loud, on Monday I was at yet another appointment with Simon.... I had myself prepared for ADHD....but I wasn't prepared for Tourettes Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, Rage Episodes... sigh... I felt as though I was in a tunnel... the room was spinning a little bit... the doctors words were in the background of my mind talking to myself...... I was a little bit shell shocked. Of course my little man wasnt in the room while we were talking.... I talked to the doctor for a bit longer then went to collect my little man (who was laying in the fetal position in tears in the toybox waiting for me :( that was awful to see too ) I called Roger we talked for a few minutes about it got disconnected with the great cell service and I headed for home. Simon was chattering asking me if we knew what was wrong with him? Can they help me Mama? question after question... I was in tears .. everything is fine baby.

I was angry with myself after I got home because my mind is NOW racing with questions... yes questions that WHY didn't I ask those when I was there questions! :(

No time for much else off to another appointment... another stressful one where Simon has a major meltdown and we leave the office once again in tears. We had another appointment with our family doctor yesterday....sigh...

I just wanted to say thank you to the few of you that already know what I am going through and the support you have given me.

I know its not the end of the world... and I am thankful that he is healthly... its just a daily obstacle that we face. We have been facing since he was a baby. He actually have the vocal tics (sadly I thought he was just trying to annoy me...which makes me sad). I have been dealing with episodes for a long time I really didn't understand them but knowledge is power. I know I can help him better now. I changed his school routine because it was soooo stressful and that is improving. One for the home team.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Birthday to my baby, Simon : ) Today he turned 7 years old... I cannot believe how quickly times flies by : (

This birthday was about Webkins, Bionicles and of course LEGO! When did lego get so expensive?!?!?!

We had Kentucky Fried Chicken for supper (Simon's choice) and ice cream cake. My parents came for supper, and my sister and her grandson. My stomach is hating me right now... KFC always upsets my stomach but I keep on eating it?!!

We found out today that Emily's boyfriend and his Mom and brother all had the H1N1 virus. Scary! He will be visiting us on Saturday but is supposed to be good now : )
The H1N1 has definitely been a mixed opinion for a lot of people.

OK... back to the birthday stuff!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Sunday, October 25, 2009

CROP weekend!

I had one of the best weekends EVER!!!!!!! L-COM have our first ever crop! I was super excited and nervous at the same time! I spent the weekend with the most awesome girls! So much scrappy inspiration! The giggles, the food, the friends.... it was just down to earth FUN! Thank you to ALL of you! I can't wait for the next one!!!! On the way home I was already talking to my boys... R and J about what we could do for the next one : )

We stayed in SJ for the for the night at the Amsterdam Inn... they have the MOST comfortable beds ever! I think the bed itself snuggles you when you are in it! LOL... not that we got to sleep much.. but that is ALL good!

Now to get the site inventory updated... and I think a sale in order!

Have a great day!!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

GIRL POWER -- its all in the dress

ok... today I wore a dress... .gasp .... Yes a dress!!! I have wore a dress before dont get me wrong but really I am a blue jeans a tshirt girl all the way..... so lets get back to the dress : ) WHILE wearing this dress..... I moved my ENTIRE living room around, changed the stand for the TV, changed the stand in the entryway, swept, windexed, furniture polish, wiped the leather furniture down.... well nothing is really in the same spot as it was.... even the desktop computer is moved... I think I will wear the dress tomorrow too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

OH... and yay me... two posts in ONE day!

Bear time...

We have had a bear in our yard for the past few days... he is HUGE and not afraid. I can yell at him and he doesn't even flinch!!! I called the Rangers and they are supposed to do something about it, I am waiting for their call. fingers crossed its soon. He likes to hang between our trucks in the driveway :(

Thanks to Natalie for giving me a blog makeover!!!!!!!!! You rock Nat. The blog header is a picture that Emily took and Nat edited : ) I really love the feel : )

Dont fall on the floor....but today I am wearing a DRESS...yuppers a dress... shocking I know!! I never do lol .... just felt like being girly. And not girly like doing housework, cooking, laundry or anything like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you checked out the new Riff Raff in the store??!?!?! Some really beautiful pieces and they are flying fast!

My house looks like a tornado just blew through and I just dont have the ambition today to clean it up!! blah... I would really just love to run and hide at my scrappy table and scrap... maybe I will!!

Have a peek at a pic that Em took and edited ....

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday!! Monday!!

Monday... come on!! yes, its Monday, the weekend is over and its back to the grind... BUT it really is a brand new FRESH week for us!!

Well last week I was in bed for a few days, with a sore leg : ( I was unable to sit up for more than 5 minutes and I couldn't stand the pain.

The Design Team had their first reveal at L-COM, and the Sketch DT had an amazing blog hop!! and the card team... wow!! drop over and check out their cards!

I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of ladies on the site and well R too! HAHAHA

Simon lost a tooth... well it was loose just a little bit but he is soooo impatient... he kept at it until finally at midnight he comes out and says that he got it! It really wasnt that loose! Sooo... we put it under his pillow and a glass of water out for the tooth fairy. In the morning the water was red.... did you know that if you put a glass of water out for the tooth fairy in the morning it will be the colour of the dress she was wearing????!?!?!? Yuppers, the fairy dust falls off! HOW cool is that!?!?!?!?! He is 2 dollars richer and one more tooth less and a happy camper.

We are doing school work... ... radius, parallel lines, blah! Simon is cutting feathers for his headband right now... we are studying history. He is doing an amazing job with his scissors!!!!! I am very proud! Austin is working at Math, he is NOT a fan of math at all! lol We are off to read some Science right now! yay!

Have a great day ladies!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HOLY .....

OK.. seriously, can you please tell me I am a huge blog slacker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will blog, I will blog, I will blog!!!!!!!!!! I promise!

hmmm.... I have been keeping a little bit busy. Roger and I now have 17,000 kms on the bikes.... yes, yes we do!!!! Can you believe that? How crazy is that? I had set a goal of 20,000 for this season. We are getting closer all the time..... its getting nippy out in the evenings so our goal is a little harder to reach right now.

We decided this year that Rogers trucking business hasnt been as busy as previous years so we sold the trucking equipment. Huge weight off his shoulders, weekend repairs and maintenance are no more! He hasn't worked much this year (hence 17,000 kms) but he started a new job 3 weeks ago.... a weekly paycheck is SOO new to us!

I started my own website! Drop on by and say hello. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends! Inspiring design teams, monthly kits, and scrappy online store! WOOT!!! I haven't had much time for scrapbooking lately but I have some things rolling around in my head!

We started school today... we decided to stick with homeschooling again this year... in our spare time HAHA!! Emily is in grade 11... doesnt that make me old?????????????????? Austin is in grade 9 and Simon, grade 2. Today was a day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Warm Weather!

Finally some warmer weather! It reached 32 degrees in Frederiction yesterday!

Roger and I have 5000 kms on so far this year, not bad : ) Emily attended the Spring Formal at FHS... she looked stunning! Austin is now TALLER than me! how can that be??? He has a good 2 inches on me now :) and he loves it. Simon is cursive writing everything now, can sound and spell words out and can read ANYthing!

I just received a box of scrappy goodness today... OMWord.... the goodies are FAB!! I can;t wait to dig into them and get creating.

Our cousins are here from Boston this weekend and we are celebrating my Mum's Aunt's 100th Birthday, wow!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

almost Easter!

It just dawned on me that this is for the third year in a row.... a different home we have been in! LOL We haven't decorated any eggs YET! There is an Easter egg hunt at the Church tomorrow and the kids will have fun there. My parents always go every year... they love taking the kids!

We were really hoping to get out for a ride today on the bikes but brrrr!!!!

New layout is my boys! Austin is the MOST caring, loving little boy EVER... he has always been so protective of his little bro Simon. Definitely warms a mothers heart. Austin does the sweetest things for me all the time.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wowzers!! I suck!

I apparently suck at keeping this blog updated!! My cousin Dan in Mass sends me a little nudge to here you go Dan!
I got a new bike this year! Suzuki GSXR 750... here she is

We have been out for a couple very short rides, the roads are still way too cold for good grip on the tires, too much sand... and well I am getting old I dont like the cold either!

We are doing a 28 Day Challenge at Paws ... we are on day 8 and I have completed them all so far. VERY proud of myself!

Here is today's...

and others...

Thanks for stopping by! Off to watch a movie with my crew... Yes Man!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Whimsy Sale & Blog RAK

WHO doesn't love a sale!!! Miss Stephanie is having at sale on her sweet little homemade buttons!!

Drop on by and stock up!! Her buttons are so adorable! Anyone that has purchased her buttons, creates a layout, emails for it to me at for me to post it here... I will draw for a RAK!

Blog Candy

Paws On Scrapbooking has donated a scrapbooking kit to Tracey Taylors blog candy. What an awesome opportunity to win a beautiful kit with full colour instructions and lots of yummy scrappy supplies! Drop on over and check it out!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hey ...

Just a short post... I am in a world of hurt right now... my shoulder... my hip... and a stomach muscle.. okay so the stomach muscle might be the worst one right now.

I am off to rest and get some sleep.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clean up day...

The city of Fredericton was busy cleaning up today from the enormous amount of snow. Finally tally was 48 cms I believe. We plowed most of the day today again. First thing this morning I took a spill on the ice... I was going down hard and put my elbows out to catch myself (to save my head).... well as soon as I hit the ice, I hit hard enough it threw me right over on my stomach. OUCH! I had an instant bruise on my elbow with the indentations of my turtleneck pattern lol ... hit my hip and jarred my shoulder. Here is hoping that is heals quickly!

This is the first time that I can remember where the city was shut down for the day... the malls, city transit, banks... all closed for the day. It was strange! The plows that were out were insane! So many busy at work! The cab companies were busy this morning as many people had to take cabs to work because they still couldn't get out of their driveways with their vehicles.

Tomorrow... roof shovelling... : )


Monday, February 23, 2009


47 cms of snow fell today in Freddy.... we left here at 2 am... we ended up driving my Dad to work (he sands) as the roads were not plowed and he would not have been able to make it. We picked him up at 3:30... we could not travel more than 20kms an hour. The visibility was ZERO.. it was crazy. We had the windows down to see if we were still on the road or not. CRAZY??

While we were plowing the subdivision (R keeps the heat cranked to keep the windshield clean) I was putting the window down to be able to breathe and to keep it clear.... he (in a very cranky way) says put up that *&(*& window... well that wasn't necessary.... so I put it up...but then I couldn't breathe again so I put it down slightly.. .he again says the same thing... so I put it up, told him he was a crank ass and didn't talk to him anymore : ) SOOOOO... later on he goes to put his window down but all his controls won't work... he says does your work.. I try and mine goes down nicely, he is trying and trying... his won't go down... I cracked a slight smile... and said you know what... Karma just bit you in the butt!!! HAHAHAH ... his window didn't work ALL day and mine did : ) (giggling) At around 1:30 this afternoon as I was shovelling to get a car out of a bank...I got a little light headed and realized that I needed food and was extremely tired! I flagged R ... told him he had to shovel and I took a rest from that for a little bit.

Tomorrow, we have to clean up a few more, shovel a roof and hmm... I think we should do our own deck! Our driveway is getting a little full too!

Okay, off to maybe soak in the tub!


Sunday, February 22, 2009


Slept in this morning and it felt good... last night I started a layout and I seriously couldn't think of anything. R and I layed down to watch a movie in bed... I only remember the very beginning... I was out like a light almost immediately. I wasn't feeling great, felt sick to my stomach... I hate that feeling! R has had a headache for about 6 days straight now : (

Well 25 cms of snow in the forecast before tomorrow morning and then another 15-20 on top of that! Yikes! We will leave here around 2-3 am. My father plows as well and he will need to get out of his driveway.

Emily went snowboarding with her friends today at Crabbe, how cool is that! I love that she goes and does that. We puttered around the house, I had about 1/2 nap on the couch because I wasnt feeling good again, maybe there is something to Tina's naps ???!!??? lol R and I had a couple errands to do, the boys stayed home.... and R and I ended up stopping at my parents and having supper with them. It was quite nice!

Okay.. I am off to hopefully scrap a page!

Here is a pic of my gorgeous son! I LOVE this pic of him. It was taken right after he threw away his glasses and got his contacts! freedom !

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Good Times..

Today R and I met Amy and her sister Kathryn for lunch at the HillTop, then a little shopping, it was SOO nice! Thanks Amy for all the giggles. You baby belly is just the cutest! I had so much fun. Can't wait to do it again : )

R's brother is doing better. They have decided they will keep him for a couple weeks to run some tests and try to find out what is going on and if there has been any damage to his heart.
Thank you for your prayers.

MORE snow!! They are calling for more snow tomorrow night, Monday and Thursday. We are supposed to get quite the storm..... the driveways that we plow cannot handle much more! It's getting to be insane! I think all the plow guys are sick of it now too.

I am cold tonight, don't you hate it when your cold and just can't get warm!! ack... but Cin got me onto something very cool, she told me to get one last year...well I did this year! lol.... an electric blanket for my bed! I turn it on before bed to let it warm up, its nice to get into a warm bed!

Okay.. I am off to scrapbook some tonight. I am feeling the effects of not sleeping the night before and looks like we might be not sleeping much tomorrow night either.

Enough snow don't you think?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Prayers Please

Please say a prayer for Roger's brother Duane. He is in the hospital and is not doing well. Tonight they moved him to the critical care unit. His Dad called tonight and is very worried.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

TWO days

Two days in a row...can i get a WOOT!!

Snow, snow and more snow! We plowed just the ends of people's driveways today so they could get in and will be leaving here in ooooohhh around 2 hours or so to go back and clean them out so they can get to work in the morning.

R and I rented a few movies today. The kids did zero schoolwork today! Hey, its a snowday! Austin has become Xbox junkie! LOL

Emily is back together with her first bo...yay!

Here is fav pic of the day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


They are calling for more snow! The snow banks are HIGH! You would think we would be looking forward to it seeing that we make money from it BUT we are looking forward to the open road on the bikes!

We had a great Valentine's Day (and Anniversary). We took in the bike show in Moncton....although I had my head in a bag on the way down! lol lovely flu season. We have been doing school as usual. There doesn't seem to be any spare time!

I am a sucker for new jammies!! Don't you love your wee one in new jammies!

We lost our first tooth!!! He was of course excited to say the least. He put his tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy... and we put a glass of water out beside his bed to see what colour the tooth fairy's dress would be!! It was must have been blue because when we got up in the morning the water was blue!! how cool is that !?!

Hard to see but its there!!
One of the challenges on Paws On Scrapbooking by Tina McDonald is to blog everyday for 30 days straight... then it becomes a habit... do you think I can do it for more than two days in a row!! lol

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lazy Sunday..

Well today we never even got out of our PJ's!! We totally had a lazy day and enjoyed. I have been puttering around the house, getting some odds and ends done. I should probably start laundry, I neglected that today! Mum and Dad and my sister Wendy came for supper and brought KFC with them, greasy, greasy! No cooking though : )

After supper we browsed through some old photos that I had on the computer of when my parents were little. They all enjoyed it. Roger found this week that he has been talking to a guy on the computer on one of his bike sites that I grew up with! We didn't know all this time. Well I read an email from him and his memories of when we were little and Mom and Wendy were both crying. It was priceless!

We also found some old clips we took on the video camera of when the kids were little and have been enjoying them tonight.
Roger is playing Xbox, that pretty much consumes his life right now hahaha!
I scrapped a little bit last night. Here is a layout.

Here is my one of my fav pics right now, taken and edited by Emily : )

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Do you need a little motivation to get scrapping? Do you like to work with sketches and challenges? Maybe you are new to sketches and want to give them a try? Perhaps you just want to do a little scrapping and have the chance to win prizes!? Well, you should check out the the 10 week sketch fest at Paws On Scrapbooking!
Drop on by and join in on the fun!!


Happy New Year!! Better late than never right ???

We had an awesome Christmas in our new home. The kids were tearing at the presents and pleased with everything they received!

We have been plowing snow this winter....yes we... can you believe that I have plowed snow!!!!!!!!! Roger had to work so he sent me : ) I LOVED it! Every single second of it I loved!

Here is our new truck and plow

I really missed having my truck!! SO happy to have it back : )