Thursday, March 31, 2016


This girl had a busy day as she worked the evening shift today when her friends dropped her off after their visit with the new baby that the youth pastor welcomed to the family.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


When I head to the States for the day, Conrad is in charge of supper! :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


hashtag: stilltotallyinlovewithhim
hashtag: lifeonthesidelines
hashtag: notheretowatchthegame

His response: hashtag: ihadtheloudestcheeringsection


Monday, March 28, 2016


Had a long to-do list that was put on hold when Kiandra realized I was not at school because of Spring Break and she asked if we could FaceTime. Two hours later I had crossed nothing off my list but had spent a lovely afternoon with my newly 19 year old daughter.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Kezia and I went to Costco today to pick up a few things...I guess 4:00pm is a good time to go because we were able to gra the few things we needed and we were out in about 15 minutes.

Friday, March 25, 2016


Easter Brunch at my Mom's house this morning and we had a chance to hear about Kiandra's day trip adventure. I love technology!

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Princeton is never allowed on the counter...can't you tell...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


There's a reason why Kezia does so well in school...she is a meticulous planner and is always prepared for anything the teachers might throw at her!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I was so happy to get this message from Kiandra today! After being out of regular contact with her for a few days since they moved I am glad to have the chance to connect with her more regularly again!

Monday, March 21, 2016


And just like that...the hockey bag is hung up after the end of another season....
No one thought they could push a team that had not lost all season to game 5 but they did. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016


We opened the bulletin this morning to find that the "Missions Corner" feature today was Kiandra serving in France.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Love that Kezia asked to go see a movie with us
Love that Kaden could get a ride to his hockey party
Love spending time with these people:

Friday, March 18, 2016


You might be a hockey mom if you drive over 4 hours round trip to bring this guy to his game tonight...

Thursday, March 17, 2016


The snow was almost completely gone and this morning we woke up to this:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Kaden left for a jazz festival this afternoon and here are the snacks I sent for the ride:

Jazz crackers (it's a jazz festival :)

cinnamon gummy lips for mouths to play instruments and mouths to sing

star shaped cookies for being a superstar

rockets and pop rocks to rock the performances

excel mints because they will excel

and a marvellous chocolate bar to have a marvellous time. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Kezia sent this snap chat today as I was finishing up at school. Ninety minutes until doors open...for tonight's opening night show.

Monday, March 14, 2016


Even though time change makes it a little hard to get up in the morning, the daylight at 7:15 when we dropped the van off for Kezia was a welcome sight. One day until opening night!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


These 16 young people (grade 9-12) and three leaders are standing up and planning to serve God in Mexico this summer.

Saturday, March 12, 2016


It was "cue to cue" day for the cast and crew of Grease. I dropped Kezia off at school just before 10:00am and we dropped the van off for her around supper time and she got home at almost 11:00pm.

Friday, March 11, 2016


Conrad's car tire wasn't the only thing that burst today...Kaden's hope to progress to the championship also blew up with a 6-0 loss for his team.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Kezia and her study buddy...

She doesn't like to let people know how smart she is but I have to brag a little....Kezia struggled so hard in her Grade 6 math but worked like a maniac to understand and catch up on her missing skills. Today she told us that after 10 assignments and tests from this term in pre-cal she is sitting at a 92%. She was quick to say that it would probably go down after the next test but still....that's hard to believe from what she struggled with just a few years ago. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


So thankful my hair dresser can fit me and Kaden in so quickly...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


My mission today:

to be a good teacher (working on report card edits at 9:00pm)

to be a good Mom (staying late at school because the boy has a hockey practice 5 minutes away from 8:30-9:30pm)

Monday, March 7, 2016


It's been 34 days of watching my calories and having lunches that look like this:

Sunday, March 6, 2016


The view this evening from the MRI clinic parking lot.
One hour of being still and feeling peace as I had my brain and spine scanned.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us:
Even if your internal clock wakes you up before 7:00am on a sleep in Saturday! 

Friday, March 4, 2016


What my classroom looks like on report card writing day:

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Conrad had a day of errands today after not having a Thursday off for a few weeks. He took Kezia and Kaden to the dentist first thing in the morning, did some laundry and housework, and then took his new car for an oil change and a wash:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Fourteen years ago we bought this house.
 It checked off all the requirements on my (long) dream list:
- at least 3 bedrooms
- at least 2 toilets
- all the bedrooms on one floor
- a useable basement
- fenced yard
- quiet street
- and close to a school 

and also the 1 requirement on Conrad's dream list:
- a garage.

(Conrad said at the time that he should have made a bigger list since I got everything on my dream list!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


My van went for an oil change today and to deliver a new washer to the rental house and so I got to drive Conrad's car for the day....


Sometimes we need to just trust that the God of the impossible will make it possible.