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 :)

November 11, 2014

November 11

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice was signed, marking the beginning on the end of World War 1 (it's official end was seven months later on June 28, 1919).  In Canada, we call this day Remembrance Day.

Being the daughter of a retired Military Officer, we have always celebrated Remembrance Day, whether it was a ceremony downtown, or in a park, at a cenotaph or a legion.  I remember celebrating when we had a posting in the US, where it's Veteran's Day not Remembrance Day.  My parents took us out of school and we went to the Canadian ceremony on the base, we wore our Girl Scout uniforms and laid wreathes.  

This year, Nora learned about it at school.  She's three.  Yet she understands that sometimes, Mommies and Daddies need to go away to help make the world a better place.  She doesn't understand why some people aren't always nice.  It's hard to explain war to my 3 year old.  I don't even understand it myself.  

I remember being young, and not understanding why my Dad might have to go away to fight the "bad guys", and I remember my Mom trying to explain it to me (this was during the Gulf War - when we were stationed at a US base).  I also remember exactly where I was on 9/11 and watching the second tower fall.  I know exactly where I was when I heard that two CF Members had been hit by a car in Quebec, and where I was when I heard that a soldier was shot at the War Memorial Ottawa. There are days that I don't understand what this world is coming to.  But on days like today, I remember that we are here, and we are free to write blogs, go to schools, and live normal lives because of the soldiers that go out there and put their lives on the line for us every day. 

So thank you.  To all the soldiers who have served, who currently serve, who will join up, their spouses and families, and to those who didn't make it back home.  Thank you.  A million thank you's and much love to you all.  

The official end of World War 1 (The Great War) was on June 28, 1919, when the armistice with Germany went into effect. The armistice was seven months earlier on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The war was regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

November 4, 2014

Monday blues... oh wait it's Tuesday already

Ever have one of those days... between BOTH children giving me attitude today and not being able to get anything done, it has been a very frustrating and trying day for this Momma. 

Let's start with Miss Annika - poor little dear is getting her molars in the back, and she is miserable because of it.  We are also hitting the "I only want Mommy phase" which, while it is nice, is also quite annoying.  Paul hates that she won't spend time with him and that she only wants me, I can't help it though, if I could hand her off to him - I totally would.  So there is very little sleep happening here.

Miss Nora goes from sweetness to sassypants in no time.  I love that she is learning in school and that she is growing and becoming her own little person.  I just wish that sometimes it wouldn't include so much sassyness or breakdowns.  She's also having a rough time with Annika needing the Mommy time and always wants to be with me now too (another sore spot for Paul).  I'm ready for this week to be done (and still no posting news, ugh).  Any chance I can fast forward to Friday night when Nora *might* have a sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa's??? :)


Hope your Tuesday was fabulous!

November 2, 2014

Sunday fun day

I had a great Sunday. It started off kind of questionable with a 6:30am wake up from the girls. That was not enjoyable lol. Paul made us all eggs and toast for breakfast and then we got ready for church. Now, we haven't been to church in ages. Partially because of Paul's work schedule and because I'm not a huge fan of the new priest at the base chapel. So we tried a new church today. And it was amazing. It made me realize how much I miss going to church. I definitely think we will be going there again. They even had Children's Liturgy for Nora, and she went willingly without us going with her. It was great. 

Hope y'all had a great Sunday!!!

Here are my two cuties in their Sunday best!!