Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a crazy weekend. Our car broke down and needed to be repaired - $800 later its all done. Then my computer decided it had enough of its life and gave up. There is more money out to replace it. UGH - lots of money going out of my bank account this weekend that's for sure. But all is well in the world again, and I got my first paycheque so that helped a little too.

And since it is Monday, here are my list of 7 for today:

1. Having a great job that gives me a not so bad paycheque so it doesn't hurt so much when everything goes wrong all at once.

2. Weekends - there is nothing that I love more than sleeping in

3. 3 day weeks - Teacher Convention allows me to have Thursday and Friday off this week!

4. Banana Sour Cream cake - I'm not sure what I love more - the smell in my house when its baking, or that first bite after its ready to eat.

5. Two amazing kids who drive me amazingly crazy!

6. My girlfriends - I can't wait to hang out with them on Saturday.

7. Cuddling with the kids in the bed in the morning because my dh is heading out of town for a few days.

And finally, my children chose my dear friend Rhonda's name for the RAK. Rhonda, I don't have your snail mail, so if you could email it to me that would be great!

Have a wonderful day everyone! Love ya!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I've been tagged

so here goes the 5 faves:

5 things you cannot live without under $10
1. Rolo Chocolate
2. Tim Hortons Coffee
3. Thickers
4. Fresca
5. My favourite adhesive

5 favourite moves
1. Walk the Line
2. Memoirs of a Geisha
3. Moulin Rouge
4. Napoleon Dynamite
5. Save the Last Dance

Baby names you love(but won't use)
1. Olivia
2. Noor
3. Isabella
4. Faatema
5. Elizabeth
1. Ethan
2. Benjamin
3. Kaleb
4. Luka
5. Jake

5 songs you could listen to over and over:
1. I Come to the Garden Alone
2. You're Beautiful
3. Blessed Be Your Name
4. Your Faithfulness
5. It is Well With My Soul

5 people who influenced your life in a positive way:
1. Opa Hein
2. Ma Horsman
3. my dh Chris
4. Jesus
5. Juanita

5 things that stay in your purse all the time:
1. Wallet
2. Sunglasses
3. Keys
4. Lipgloss
5. Tampons

5 moments you knew changed you forever:
1. When Opa Hein died
2. My parents marriage problems
3. When I got married
4. When my kids were diagnosed with Autism
5. When Ma Horsman died

5 obsessions you have right now:
1. Scrapbooking
2. Photography
3. My Work
4. Our Disney Trip
5. Shopping

5 places you would really love to go:
1. Las Vegas
2. California
3. Cuba
4. Dominican Republic
5. Europe

5 people you would love to see do their top 5:
1. Sherri
2. Carmen
3. Rhonda
4. Mylene
5. Lacintha

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Family Day!

Its so nice to have a long weekend once in awhile. The kids actually let me sleep until 9:00 this morning. Its been a pretty great weekend actually. Kiana sang at a Family Day Festival on Sunday with 5 other students from the Conservatory. She was the hit of the performance - she was the youngest one there. She totally ate up the whole "cute factor" thing. She did very well and its was good for her. She really needs to get comfortable performing in front of an audience. And last night, dh and I watched "Knightrider" the movie. Man, I am such a dork!

Today is Family Day and we are all home. The kids are playing Wii and dh and I are doing our own things as well. Treasured Memories has a sale on, so I will probably be heading over there in the next few minutes. Then I am watching a "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" marathon - see I told you I was a dork!

And finally, here are my seven for Monday. Hope you all have a wonderful day - whether its a long weekend for you or not!

1. Sleeping in - I have really begun to appreciate this since I have been working. The weekend have become much more precious to me.

2. Slush - that means that spring is in the air. As messy and dirty as the roads are this weekend, I love the warm weather. I am hoping that spring will be here soon - and even if its not, I am enjoying the springlike weather for right now.

3. Being a dork - thanx to my dear friends for making me see its okay to be a dork and like dorky things

4. My husband - reminds me every day that not all men are assholes and jerks

5. Family Day and the realization in my child that family is important and that we need to be nice to each other ALL THE TIME!!!!

6. long hot baths - no explanation necessary.

7. chocolate.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Monday Morning

So, I am starting my second week as a Teacher's Aide at school and I LOVE IT!!!! The kids are wonderful and my days just fly by. It helps that the teacher loves me too - makes working so much more enjoyable.

I had an interesting weekend too - I taught a class on Saturday night and I got some scrapping done too. I worked on my dad's heritage album this weekend. I will post more of what I did later.
And since today is Monday, its time to post my Monday seven:
1. I love kindergarten - the kids are so sweet and they still think you know everything and are the most beautiful person ever.
2. Warm weather - after the last couple of weeks that we have had, -13 seems balmy. I don't mind recess supervision in this weather.
3. Good health - thru rumours, someone thought my dad was dying of cancer. It reminded me of how thankful I am that my parents are alive and well and are of reasonably good health.
4. Our wealth - I have never considered myself wealthy, but I have the ability to give my children everything they need, as well as many things they don't.
5. Jack and Hank - some mornings there is nothing nicer than having kitty curled up next to you.
6. Coffee - always need to be thankful for my coffee.
7. First moments after you wake up - there is nothing more enjoyable for me than the first few moments after Kiana and Malachi wake up. They are full of hugs and cuddles and have that warm, sleepy feel to them.
And, finally, since Valentine's Day is this week, I want you to share something loving about someone in your life. Then my wonderful children will pick a name for a lovely RAK! Have a good day everyone!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Good Monday morning!

I had a wonderful weekend this weekend. I spent all day Saturday in Spruce Grove with my girls and we had a wonderful time. Lots of sugar, music and scrapping. What more could a girl ask for? It was alot of fun.
And today I am (hopefully) starting a substitute position at a school just a couple of blocks from my house. If they accept me, I will be working there until June which is fabulous. It's nice thinking that I will be in the same place for the next 5 months.

Here are my Monday seven:

1. The phone woke me at 6:00 a.m this morning. Normally I would be complaining but not today, because it was the school board. I am grateful for my new job. Its such a great feeling being able to help kids who need a little extra help.

2. The warm weather - I never thought that I would think -20 is warm, but after the frigidly cold temperatures last week, I really love this weather.

3. Music - nothing makes me happier or puts me in a better mood.

4. Friends - hanging out, singing, eating, laughing and scrapping. I can't imagine my weekends without these amazing women.

5. My sweet little girl - I woke up this morning to a note that said: "Dear mom, I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Love Kiana!

6. I love being able to express myself through my scrapbooking. I have been given a gift that allows me to show my emotions and creative side through my pages.

7. Coffee - I can't imagine my life without coffee. Monday morning isn't my favourite day of the week at the best of times and now that I am working, getting up at 6 is tough. Thank goodness for that first cup of coffee in the morning.

I am teaching on Saturday and so I am really excited about that. Here is a photo of the Bo-Bunny book we'll be working on:
I have always wanted to try this book so I am excited about it.
Have a great Monday everyone!