Monday, October 31, 2016


I was hoping for a snap of Kezia in her costume but this is what I got:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016


I helped Kiandra rinse out the tie dye shirts that she did with her youth girls last night. This was the first batch of two batches of shirts/tank tops/pillow cases that the girls created:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Poor guy has been stretched thin during these last few weeks of endless 7:30-9:30 volleyball practices. I don't really know if this was a way to catch up on lost sleep or just a way to get out of doing homework in my classroom after school. ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


What do I do on the rare day that I do return home in the daylight?? Whip up a batch of salted caramel apple pie bars that I saw on pinterest during my prep today!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I have the best job on the planet....sometimes it's a hard one but I have to remember all the good days totally outweigh the bad ones....

Monday, October 24, 2016


Do Everything in go back to the hair place where Kaden left his jacket after already being at home!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Conrad has been feeling under the weather this last week so he opted to stay home during Sunday school to sleep. He sent me this picture of his bed buddies:

Saturday, October 22, 2016


While the kids are away...the parents will play :)

With Kiandra working and then off to babysitting, and the other 2 away for the youth conference, Conrad and I headed out for our second date night in a row!

Friday, October 21, 2016


It was a province wide inservice day today and my friend Janice and I attended a session together and then participated in the photo booth there:

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Kezia participated in a fundraising volleyball tournament today. When the appointments this morning, she was sure she was going to be late for the tournament but Conrad dropped her off just in time. She has been a part of this tournament before because it involves dressing up in a theme. This year her team dressed up as Dr. Suess characters. She was the dog who dressed like a reindeer from "When the Grinch stole Christmas". She was surprised when her team kept winning and she was disappointed to have  to stay at school beyond her classes. (Her classes this semester end at noon)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Kaden's high school does interviews before report cards and I got to meet with his teachers this evening to see how he is doing. I wasn't at all surprised what his teachers had to say since I am not seeing the lack of effort that Kaden puts into school and I am glad that there is time for Kaden to reach what he is capable of before the report card comes out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


I didn't even realize that my principal had taken this photo until it appeared in our family memo today. This was our "day and night pattern" art and involves students painting 2 pictures (1 day and 1 night) and then cutting it into strips to glue into an alternating pattern. When the completed piece is folded like a fan and placed upright, it is possible to see the full "day" picture from one angle and the full "night" picture by viewing it from the other side. God takes our brokenness and makes it complete by changing our viewpoint. What a great reminder!

Monday, October 17, 2016


One of the things I like about having Kaden's girlfriend on snap chat is getting updates about Kaden from this:
I'm not sure why he has two bags of treats and doesn't look like he's sharing with anyone????

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Kiandra sent me this snap when she wrapped after almost 8 hours on set of a Christmas movie being filmed here.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


That time I bought 20 items from the bread outlet store for $23.98...bagels, bread, English muffins, and buns....oh my!

Friday, October 14, 2016


My Grade 1 friends started their take home reading sheets today! Who will be the first one to fill up their reading logs and choose a coupon??

Thursday, October 13, 2016


That time my girls and I delivered cupcakes to where Conrad and Kaden were playing floor hockey to celebrate Conrad's birthday.... Conrad's hockey peeps enjoyed the treat!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Kiandra was called to be an extra for a tv show that was filming overnight. Her serving experience (her day job, lol!) came in handy as she was cast as a server on the set and became a "featured extra" and appeared in most of the scenes they filmed tonight. She was wrapped just before 2 am

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


It was a chilly day for recess duty but my hat (made by my friend Andrea) kept me stylish and warm! I'm so thankful for how things are "knit" together so perfectly. Still in the thankfulness mindset I was reminded again today that I am so thankful for my teaching job at this school. Even with recess duty, even with the chaos that sometimes is Grade 1, even with the things that aren't easy....I am so thankful to have the job of a teacher. Plans that were knit together to get me to this job were certainly part of God's plan.

Monday, October 10, 2016


We have always kind of joked that Kaden would be the first to bring someone home before the girls but didn't realize that it would be true!

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Kiandra buying her own box of Girl Guide cookies *might* mean that the rest of us will actually get some of the ones in the box I bought this week....

Saturday, October 8, 2016


They didn't play quite as awesome as they have been but leaving the tournament at 2:30pm instead of 6:00pm seems like a win to me!


Another weekend volleyball tournament....

Friday, October 7, 2016


And Done! Thanksgiving blocks are planned out, sanded, painted, photographed, uploaded to our class' online art gallery, and sent home!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


How do you get through a busy week and the Opening Program.....Just

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Hard to believe Monday was 26 degrees and now we're needing mitts!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I'm grateful for:
my husband who cut all these blocks
my students who are so excited to make them
my EA who helped me supervise the painting
my school's art room with the sink
being on track to get these made and ready to go home on Friday!

Monday, October 3, 2016


There's always light after the darkness. Tonight I decided that even though I was stuck at school (again!) because Kaden had a late volleyball practice that I would take a walk around the neighbourhood. It was gorgeous out and this was one of my views along the way. There is so much to be thankful for even when there seems to be darkness all around...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016


A familiar sight for me lately...waiting in my van for my kid. Today it was Kiandra and she passed the first of 5 parts for her Water Safety Instructor course. When she completes the other 4 parts over the next few weeks then she will be a certified Swim Instructor.