Saturday, February 27, 2016


Love this guy, love the he loves driving, love being with him, love this life we have...

Friday, February 26, 2016


This is the snap chat I got this morning when I asked Kiandra if she had started watching the newly released "Fuller House"

Thursday, February 25, 2016


That time Kaden was all dressed up because of optimist festival (where the grade 9 band won a trophy!) and I dragged him to Costco in his fancy clothes...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


This is what happens when the principal realizes that he is going tobogganing with the Middle Schoolers, other people who usually fill in are going with him, AND the early years resource teacher is at an inservice...

I may not have been his first choice but I was available and apparently that's good enough, lol!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


When is a good time to start (or keep going?) on the journey to better health??

Monday, February 22, 2016


Sometimes this is a good reminder when your son returns from the outdoor rink with another broken hockey stick...his second broken stick in about 7 weeks.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Conrad's phone screen shattered last week. A repair kit arrived in the mail on Friday and there is hope that this will enable a fix without an expensive repair time of posting Conrad is 3 hours into the repair process....

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016


In keeping with our "Camp Read S'more" theme for I love to read month, we had a black out day and dressed in all black and read by flashlight.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Kaden decided to bus home instead of waiting for me to be finished after my staff meeting. I asked him to make some roasted potatoes for supper to go with the burgers I had planned. He peeled, cut, and tossed these in basil olive oil and had them ready in the oven when I got home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


After a somewhat successful shopping trip for pants for my growing son (found only 1 pair in a 28X34 size!!) I dropped Kaden off for hockey practice and at 6:05pm it still wasn't even completely dark!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016


Conrad is such a great example of what it means to be a father to our children. I'm thankful for his relationship with each of our kids, his work ethic, and that he is such a Godly leader in our home.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Love this girl, love the time we can spend just the two of us, love this restaurant, love this meal, love this life...

Friday, February 12, 2016


Conrad and Kaden at a hockey tournament for the weekend, Kezia off to youth group, Kiandra in France and a quiet and still evening at home for me.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Kezia's team is in a tournament this weekend and their first game was tonight (at 9:00pm!!) They worked hard and had a few great chances but the final score was 1-0 for the other team.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Soooo close to indoor recess!

I don't like indoor recess for my students but indoor recess on my duty day is a treat ;)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


As Lent begins, I am reminded that I need to

(Kaden captured this at 8:00am as we drove to's so nice to see the sun up in the mornings now!)

Monday, February 8, 2016


Even at school there are little things that make me think of Kiandra in France...

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Me: Do you want me to make you some chilis nachos for the Super Bowl game?

Them: Yes!

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Kezia's soccer game was at 6:00 today and this was the view on the way to the game...Spring must be on the way!

Friday, February 5, 2016


Highlights of my day...

Inservice in the morning and I am so thankful for the Christian school where I teach.

A body break on our curling rink where we all got to try our hands at curling...or in my case "burling" (Bowling + Curling)...but check out where my shot ended up!

A quick lunch on the way to the other campus with my friend Janice at Qdoba.

Date night with Conrad in the evening.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Kezia is working some day shifts this week because her exams are all finished. Kaden is finished all of his exams too and so Conrad and Kaden met his parents for breakfast and visited Kezia at work.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


It snowed big white fluffy flakes today and this was my view as I dropped off the van for Kezia and waited for Conrad to pick me up in the car. A fresh snow fall always makes things look so beautiful and pure....

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


It was our school's open house this's hard to believe it's that time of year already.
It is also hard to believe that it was already a year ago that Kaden began shopping for a high school and that now, as of yesterday, Kaden is 1/8 finished high school.

Every year we hope that parents will choose our school to send their kids to. This year we already have 16 kindergarten registrations and we hope to fill those remaining 6 spots.

Monday, February 1, 2016


I'm so thankful for technology and this snap chat that arrived this morning during my recess:

(Kiandra did include a whole pic of the cute baby but for privacy I cropped it)