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BIG News!!




So if you don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter - we recently had some big news in our family! 


It's true! We are crazy people lol and we will be welcoming Baby H #3 into the world later this year! Other than being tired all the time and having some nasty first trimester morning/all day sickness, this pregnancy has been going quite well. And now that everyone knows about it and I'm definitely looking pregnant- I can blog/talk about it more lol. 


Happy Hump Day Y'all!
 

April Showers Bring...




You know that old saying... April Showers bring May Flowers... My only question for this Friday is - What on earth do April Snowfalls bring?????


This was the view outside of my living room window this evening at 6pm.  However, the snow has not yet stopped and it looks much worse now.  And it makes me want to cry.  So in honour of this snowfall, here is my 5 on Friday list (that I will be linking up for tomorrow morning since I'm doing this all on my iPad and I haven't figured out how to do all of those links this way yet lol).

5 Things I miss about NICE WEATHER

1. Not having to layer children with snow pants, jackets, mitts, toques, scarves, boots.  It is such an ordeal to get out the door to go anywhere when it is cold outside.


2. Wearing flip flops and sundresses.  I long for the days of not having to wear boots.  Don't get me wrong - I have awesome winter boots (Paul bought me two pairs of Hunter boots last year and they are AMAZING).

3.  BBQ Season - we may have still had BBQ steak tonight for dinner but it's hard to be excited about BBQing in the snow.

4. Going for slurpees and not freezing my butt off.  Or going for ice cream and not being cold.  I love me some summer treats but I am always torn in the colder months because I want the treat but I don't want to get cold from eating it.

5.  Being able to sit in the backyard while the girls play and just relax out there.  I LOVE lounging outside in the summer and I'm hoping to get some new patio furniture this year for that purpose.  Maybe a hammock?  I'm not sure what would be better - nice wicker couch and chairs or maybe a rocker wicker chair or a hammock?  Thoughts?? Opinions??


Hope you all have a wonderful start to your April and that it's much warmer there than it is here!!





 

Laundry aka the never ending cycle




I feel like my life lately consists of going to work, driving the girls all over and doing laundry. I'm really not sure how four people can generate so much laundry, especially when one of us DH, is away a lot for work. I really need to come up with a new system of how I do things because I am so tired of always folding clothes lol. 


This is my laundry today. And I still have stuff in the washer and dryer and hanging on drying racks. Do you have any tips or awesome suggestions on how to conquer the laundry monster? Or is anyone else out there in the same boat as me??? Lol. 

Happy Saturday y'all!!


 

January Goals




New Year. New Month. New Goals. 

I think this year instead of doing a few big resolutions, I'm going to try to follow last year's plan of attack with several small goals each month. It's easier to stick to them and then I can do a recap every month to keep myself somewhat accountable. 

Except that it's already the 19th of January and I've fallen behind on my number one goal which was to blog more consistently lol.  I guess that's what happens when life gets in the way.  We got back from our holiday out west and then I went back to work full time.  I was only supposed to be part time in January but I'm working 4-5 days per week now (which I'm really not complaining about because it's good money - but it's just not the schedule I had envisioned for this month lol).  SO ANYWAYS, back to the goal setting, I'm revamping a little bit since the month is almost done, but I have a few things that I want/need to get done before February.

1.  Make at least 10 Valentine's hair bow.  They don't have to be for my Etsy store, I just need to get making them again.  I miss creating.

2.  Speaking of creating - clean/organize the craft room.  There's a possibility we may be turning the craft room into a spare bedroom and if that's the case, my craft area will move into part of the playroom in the basement.  That isn't a problem, it just means I actually need to clean it and be far more organized about things.  Because if the craft area is part of the playroom - nothing can be left out in case the girls decide they want to "play" with Mommy's craft things.

3.  Clean the van out.  There are random socks, candy wrappers, pieces of cereal and goldfish, mittens, you name it, it's probably in the van.  It's been so cold out lately that we've been slacking on this but it's really starting to irritate me lol.

4.  Continue to meal plan.  We've been doing not too badly with sticking to our meal plan since we got home.  This week has been a little bit tougher because we've had more activities than normal and it's been colder than usual so even though we have to go out - we've wanted to hibernate lol.  

I think I'll stick with just the 4 goals for now, since January is over in like a week and a half.  Seriously - 2016 is flying by already, it's insane.

Hope y'all have a great week!!

K

Happy New Years!




New year. New start. I have big plans for my blog this year - the number one goal being to actually write blog posts on a regular basis lol. 

2015 was definitely a learning year for us - with buying a new home, Paul being away for 4 months, coming home and then leaving again for a month coming home for three days and leaving for two weeks again lol. I'm sure that 2016 will bring more traveling for all of us and I'm excited for what the year has in store for our family. 

Wishing all of y'all a wonderful New Year full of love and happiness!!

Here's to 2016!!



 

A week of Farewell's




This week has been a tough one in our house.  It was the week of farewell's.  I've touched on this in a couple of other posts about how this is the year that most of our Military friends have been posted out.  I chose to ignore all these postings up until now and tried to block them from my mind.  Mainly because the people being posted out, mean a lot to me. 

This year started off tough when our good friends and neighbours were the first ones posted.  And it sucked even more because they left while we were away over New Years - so to me, it didn't even feel like a real goodbye.  That goodbye was difficult for me because Christina got me through a lot of the ACSO course.  We'd been friends all during the entire time the guys went to RMC, we both got posted here, we shared a duplex - which was funny and random that it ended up happening that way, and survived the ACSO course together.  Then they got posted out and we stayed here.  Now - don't get me wrong - I am SUPER happy and thankful that we got to stay here, especially since my parents live here.  It's awesome that we are able to have family in the same place and we are definitely taking advantage of it because we don't really know how long it will last.  But it was tough to say see you later to them.

This week was rough for me, because the people leaving were so close to me.  B.  I don't know even know how to describe her.  She is one of my closest friends in this world.  I've known her since I was 9.  We used to play together in elementary school, we lived down the street from each other in the PMQ's.  Then when she got married, she introduced me to Paul.  She is the whole reason we are together.  And she and her husband are Annika's godparents.  It sucks that they have left, because although we have been close on and off for the past 23 years, it felt like we were definitely getting closer, our kids were friends (both Annika and Nora claim her son as their boyfriend lol) and it just sucks that they are gone.  

The other people leaving - B's sister and her husband.  Also sucky because I feel like I was starting to get back to being better friends with her again, especially since she was away all of last year.  And her kids were awesome too. 

AND Nora's other boyfriend left this week too.  Again, another family that I so wish we had gotten closer to sooner.  They lived across the street from us and we always saw each other at Mom's groups.  And then we realized how much we had in common.  And it just sucks that it took us so long to realize it.

So that's my life at the moment.  Full of farewell's.  But as we know with Military life, it's never goodbye - it's always See You Later.

Love all of you and I'll miss you guys so much.


*names not listed just in case they don't want to be on the internet lol*

Oh Hey Friday!!





Just poppin' in for a little "Oh Hey Friday" :)

1.  The goodbyes are getting real.  Friends were packed up today and are already in their hotel tonight.  Insert sad face here.  Nora is starting to get upset that some of her best friends are leaving.
Today we talked about why Sam and Daphne have to move away and why they can't stay and play and maybe live in our basement instead of moving away.  Next up will be Owen and James and Jacob.  And they ALL leave next week.  No one ever said being a Military Brat was easy.  And this week has made me appreciate my Mom and everything she did for us growing up, because it couldn't have been easy on her either.

2.  The crazies.  The crazies are out.  And by crazies, I mean the people that annoy me lol.  I have no other way to describe them and some of them may or may not read this blog (at this point, I'm not sure how many people are still around - other than Amanda :)  Thanks for still reading!!).  But the crazies are generally the people who complain about every little thing in life.  And do the whole woe is me act.  I'm kind of over it.  I know I complain, don't get me wrong, that's kind of how I deal with things sometimes, but I try not to be super negative 24/7 because that just brings a person down.

3.   I'm getting a new BBQ this weekend.  Well, Paul is.  Let's be honest, I don't do grilling.  I could if I tried and I have before, but the thing I love about summer and BBQ's - is that I don't have to do the cooking lol.  Anyways, the BBQ of his dreams is on sale this weekend, so I've decided to be a lovely wife and we're going to get it.  It's a Weber Genesis.  I don't know if that means much.  But he gets googly-eyed when he talks about it.  It's pricey *like REALLY pricey* but his/my reasoning on getting it, we bought at cheapy $169.99 special at Canadian Tire last year because we needed a new BBQ and the bottom has already rusted out (thank you Canadian winters! lol).  So we are going to spend the money, get a nice one, and hopefully it will last at least until we get posted out of here in 4-5 years lol.

4.  Friends of ours just had an adorable baby girl last week and now I have baby fever again big time.  So I went shopping and bought a super cute gift for her from the Disney store.  They are super huge Disney fans (they do the cruise almost every other year), so I thought it was fitting.  I also snagged Nora some new sandals for only $4.99 on clearance.  I do love a good deal. 


5.  We finally checked out the library by our new house today (after our lunch playdate).  And it's super nice.  Their children's section is the whole basement of the building, and when we were there, it was just us so it didn't matter that the girls were being a little bit on the loud side.  Nora doesn't quite get the concept of indoor voice yet lol.  We checked out a whole bunch of books for the girls and I'm looking forward to getting a chance to go there on my own to look at books too.  Maybe next Thursday when they are at childcare for the day lol.


 

Hope y'all have a great weekend!!