Friday, September 30, 2016


Our first staff potluck day was a Salad Day and I was a "bringer":

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Conrad and Kezia cleaned up the yard for Winter on this beautiful Fall day....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


How can you not love teaching Grade 1....I received these 2 gifts from students today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Spending so many hours at school or on the sidelines because of volleyball means that I have to see what my girls are up to via their snaps....

Monday, September 26, 2016


I love getting snaps like this from Conrad as he drops Kezia off at school in the mornings.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


I'm starting to feel better (the 16 hours of sleep I had yesterday-according to my fitbit may have been a contributing factor!) and 4/5 of the family had the chance to watch Survivor. Kiandra was working.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


It was a tough day today with my least amount of steps since receiving my fitbit. I think I may have had my first experience with food poisoning .... most of these steps were taken from my bed to the bathroom....

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


It was cool to see this picture come up and see what Kezia has been doing in Ottawa with her Encounters with Canada team.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Today was meeting day with my Grade 8 team to choose a cover and a theme for this year's yearbook.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Kaden had an exhibition game today...first game of the season!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


It's been a year of travelling for our family and today Kezia set off to Ottawa with the "Encounters with Canada" Program. She will spend the next week learning about Canada's capital city and visiting sites and her week also focuses on First Responders and the details about their job. It is such a cool opportunity for her.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Kaden had his outfit all picked out today for ushering at his youth leader's wedding. Kaden didn't even care what the other guys were wearing, he was just happy for the chance to "suit up"! It felt a little strange just dropping him off and driving away...

Friday, September 16, 2016


See that white note in Kaden's hand?! He officially made the Jr Varsity Volleyball team!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Volleyball after school means Kiandra is finishing off the baked potato soup with my instructions via FaceTime....

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Another volleyball tryout for Kaden...another LATE night at school for me....however, my prepping is totally and completely ready for this week!

Monday, September 12, 2016


Volleyball tryout season means more meals at school with this guy:

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Our back to school tradition is fondue and it was nice to hear what the kids had been up to at the youth retreat and how the first few days of school had been. It's hard to believe Kiandra is now in her second year after high school. It looks like the only classes she will be taking this year will be her Water Safety Instructor course as she moves towards more lifeguarding and teaching swimming lesson opportunities.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


While the kids are away...the parents will play! Second night eating out in a row!

Friday, September 9, 2016


*sigh* My eight first day of Grade 1 is done! It was an exhausting first day and it was good to put my feet up when the day was done. It was nice to send the kids off to the youth retreat this evening and not have to be embarrassed to be in my bed by 8:45pm!

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Second day of meet the families interviews and I was all dressed up and ready to meet them!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


You know you work with people who have great taste when you both show up in matching necklaces for the first day of meet the families interviews! Somehow makes the 10 hour day just a little bit easier....

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


ALL DAY inservice today...the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year and my 8th year of teaching Grade 1 at this school.

Monday, September 5, 2016


Karen spent the weekend at his friend's cabin and here is one of the photos that the Mom sent me of Kaden doing a little wake boarding.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


No burgers today...Kiandra and I ate at home because she had to work at 2:30.

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Just another exciting Saturday night for me...cutting a new fluency tool for my new grade 1 friends.

Friday, September 2, 2016


Conrad "lost" his wallet in Spring after floor hockey and "looked  EVERYWHERE" for it. Look what I found when I was organizing the basement and cleaning out his floor hockey bag.....

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Helping me pick out a new shelf for my classroom at Ikea!