July 4, 2015

Oh Hey Friday!!!

Oh hey Friday!!

Thought I'd participate in a little link up love today.  This is one of my fave link-ups and I have definitely missed participating in it.  I have a bunch of randoms to talk about today, so I'm just going to jump right in with them lol.

1. I HATE posting season (what you American's call PCSing).  This year is a tough year for us, we are losing many of our friends to new locations.  Normally, it's not too bad, but Nora is finally old enough to realize what is happening and it's breaking my heart.  The first to go was our darling Miss Maurina - Nora's nursery school teacher and childcare provider at the MFRC.  Both Nora and Annika still ask if she's going to be at group whenever we are driving there, breaks my heart, especially when little Annika randomly looks at Pete the Cat and say - I miss Mauwina - in her adorable little voice. I have a whole post planned for this next week about how I'm having a tough time this year dealing with this.

2.  I'm jealous of my sister.  LOVE YOU THOUGH!  Or maybe this should be I'm jealous of my Mom.  My Mom is going down to visit her and I'm super jealous of the abundance of Chick-Fil-A, Sonic, Target, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, and everything else USA she will get to experience.  Also, I will miss her adult conversation at night.  Thank goodness for Facetime and Skype - I think I would be lost without it.

3.  The wading pools are open!! Praise the Lord!!  I don't know why but most of the wading pools here in the city didn't open until the 2nd of July.  And it's been pretty stinkin' warm here for the past couple of weeks.  We had a chance to check out the closest one to our house today and it was super nice, not a lot of shade around it but there were only 5 children there.  Total.  That's 5 including my 2.  Which is great when there's only 1 of me watching them lol.


4.  I hate waiting.  I'm a really impatient person.  I had a job interview yesterday and I won't know anything until Monday.  That's still at least 48 hours away from right now.  (Depends on when you actually read this lol).  Either way I would like to know how I did.  I had to do an Excel test.  I did okay I think, not the best that I could have but not horribly lol.

5.  I wish my children would sleep in their own beds.  I finally broke down and put the air mattress on the floor of our master bedroom so that when Nora comes in, she just goes straight there.  I can't handle both of them in the queen bed.  There's just not enough room.  And poor Annika has fallen off the bed a few times because of it.  Nothing fun about waking up on the floor (or waking up because someone is crying because they are on the floor lol).  Anyone have advice on getting them to not come into our room?  We tried putting a gate across their bedroom door.  We also tried them in separate rooms, then moved them into the same room, but now everyone ends up in our room.  Or should I just start working on Paul so that he will buy us a King Size bed??

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! 
And to my Canadian friends, hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


July 2, 2015

July Goals

It's not a Monday but it sure feels like one today... I guess that's what happens when Canada Day falls on a Wednesday.  You get two Monday's in one week lol.  July is shaping up to be a super busy month already (had a job interview today!! More on that later).  So I figured I would get these goals out there now, because once it's "written in stone" (otherwise known as put out there on the internet lol) I have to do it.


1. Blog consistently.  I would like to post every day in July, but let's be honest - the summer is busy and it probably won't happen.  So my goal is to post at least 3 times per week.  If I can post Monday - Friday, I would be happy with that too.

2. Clean my craft room.  Since we moved into our new house, I haven't had a lot of down time to just sit and organize and clean my craft room.  I would love to have it all organized so that I can sit down and just enjoy crafting without having to worry about where things are or messing things up to get to something.

3. Figure out what's going on with the girl's bedrooms. This is a work in progress. Right now they are sharing a room again.  With poor Annika sleeping on her mattress on the floor.  I would like to decide if they are going to stay sharing a room and if they are, we need to clean and reorganize how things are.  I would love to make a little reading nook in the room for them and organize the dressers (because Annika's is still in her bedroom lol).

4. Keep up with the Laundry Challenge over at I Heart Planners.  My mom did their Clean Sink Challenge last month (which I am also going to try this month too.)  The challenge is to do one load of laundry per day (wash, dry and put away).  I took yesterday off (it was a holiday!) but today I did the sheets, they aren't put away yet, but I consider this a win because it made me fold all of the other clothes that were in clean baskets in the basement lol.

Do YOU have any goals for July??

Happy Canada Day!!

Happy Canada Day to all of my friends out in blog land!!! Hope your 1st of July was fabulous. I will have a longer post tomorrow once I get all the pictures my Mom took today. We went to the Assiniboine Downs racetrack for family day with my parents. There were bouncy castles and pony rides, everything a four year old and two year old need to be happy lol. Then we headed back to my parents house for some pool time and a bbq. All in all - a great day!



We also did a special Tim Horton's breakfast date and had Canada sprinkle donuts. The girls loved them (and I had a maple dip donut in true Canadian fashion lol). 

Happy Canada Day!!!

May 4, 2015

Girl Mom Box Swap

So I participated in a swap in April hosted by Jess from Being Mrs. Beer and Courtney from Shiraz In My Sippy Cup. I've had crappy issues with swaps lately (as in packages never arrive - or they get sent back from customs three months later) so I was a bit worried that I would have the same rotten luck. Thankfully - my swap recipient Viki  and her daughter Erin were super awesome and totally understanding that my package went out late due to my own kids being sick.  Seriously, I will be so happy when this lingering sickness leaves our house!  Anywho, she received her package today!! Thank goodness lol. And I received mine from Sarita last week!! 


I don't think my kids liked it at all - NOT!!  They love the headbands with the "crazy ears" as Nora calls them and their butterfly wands have gone to bed with them every night.  Nora couldn't believe that there was a package from someone who didn't know her that could be filled with "everything I ever wanted and could love".  So Sarita - you nailed it. ��. 

Here's hoping that any other swaps I do work out. And if you have ever been expecting a package from me - please know that I am actually in the process of sending new packages out especially if I think you may have never received what I actually sent the first time. 

May the Fourth be with you!! Hehehe - couldn't resist. 


April 4, 2015

Good Intentions

So the last time I posted was in January.  I had good intentions of starting to blog regularly again, unfortunately life got in the way of that lol.  February was super busy for us with Paul heading up north to do Arctic Survival for 2 weeks.  I would say I felt sorry for him...but I didn't really lol.  Yes, it was cold.  Yes, he had no internet or phone service.  Yes, he had to build an igloo and sleep in it.  But, he did learn how to survive if his plane ever goes down up north.  Then he came home for a week, we started packing up our house and getting organized and then he left again for California for 2 weeks with work.  That's why I don't feel so bad that he was up north lol.  And of course, the day he left, it snowed again here.  He did make it up to me a little bit, he bought me 9 boxes of Girl Scout cookies :) 

 He got back from that, and we signed the papers for our house, got our Frogboxes, packed and moved. 

 And now we are in our new home.  It's been a whirlwind of time but now things are slowing down a TEENSY bit and it's more relaxing now that we are in our own house with SO much space.  Seriously, I knew our PMQ was small, but man, I have SO much room.  
We have an empty living room on the main floor because we have a rec room in the basement where our living room furniture is.  It's crazy.  So that's what's happening in our world right now.  I'm planning on a comeback this month, I have SO much I want to blog about and get out there, so hopefully with some planning, I will be able to.  Hope everyone out there has a wonderful Easter weekend and Happy Passover to those of you who celebrate that this weekend!!

Much love,

January 28, 2015

Moving !!

For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook - we bought a house!!! I'm so pumped but that's why I've been mia for the past while. We were busy searching and putting in offers (because where I live - it's ridiculous what you have to do to buy a house). So the big date is March 30 and I'm so pumped!

There's a snowy pic of it. I promise - it's super awesome!!

December 1, 2014

Hello December!

So life has been crazy nuts around here lately.  Paul has graduated from his ACSO course and we have officially been posted... to stay here!! WOOHOO!!  We are super happy that we get to stay in the same place, so the past few weeks have been consumed with HOUSE HUNTING!!  We found a beautiful house on the weekend, put an offer in on it, and someone else also had an offer in too (this city has some cray-cray real estate issues lol), and the other offered ended up getting accepted.  We were a bit bummed but that just meant that it wasn't the house that God had intended for us.  We looked at a few more on the weekend and today we looked at one in a neighbourhood we didn't think we could ever afford a house in, and it was beautiful.  And in our price range.  So we offered on it... they have until 6pm tomorrow night to either accept, counter or decline our offer - so if you're the praying type, can you send some prayers our way :)  Hope you have all had a wonderful December 1st :)