Thursday, June 30, 2016


Kezia wore her new shoes (that she bought on her errands yesterday) today. I am lovin' them too!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Kaden had report card pick up, the girls had errands, and I had my last full day of this school year. We all ended up in the van this morning as the girls drove me to work so they could have the van for the day. I bought them breakfast and took this photo as payment. I love these kids. I love these little moments in time. I love the little things because they turn out to be big things.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Kiandra was promoted from "Host" to "Server" and today was her first shift.

Monday, June 27, 2016


It's been a weekend of reminiscing over photos and memories and today began the process cleaning up and taking down and packing up of all of the things we did over this year. It's been a great year of little things and at the end of the year it is always a little hard to say goodbye.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


I've had my fitbit for almost a month now and I've made sure to get in my 10 000 steps each day. Today was a LONG evening walk with Conrad to make up for spending too many hours on the computer getting my Grade 1 DVDs ready to give out this week.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016


A good reminder during this crazy busy June season...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Conrad has the van today to pick up the trailer after work and I'm in the car alone today because Kaden finished grade 9 yesterday!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Surprised this guy with his favourite donut for Father's Day breakfast:

Saturday, June 18, 2016


That time I quickly went for a late night "walk" and barely made my 10, 000 steps in by midnight!

Friday, June 17, 2016


Making Father's Day gifts with my Grade 1 friends and realizing that with 8 days left we're still working on the skill of sounding out the words to hear all the sounds....

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Kezia and Conrad went out for breakfast today and sent the rest of the family this photo of their cheap breakfast:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


So thankful for Conrad's ability to drive Kezia to school each day and his photo updates:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Searching for walking sandals for our upcoming trip because Kaden says the ones I originally bought look too much like "Grandma" shoes. Guess which ones I ended up buying? One pair was on sale from $60 to $29 and one pair was $119 not on sale

Monday, June 13, 2016


 A beautiful night to go for a walk before Kaden's ball hockey game to get in my 10 000 steps.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


That time the church was updating their photo phone book and we had to sneak Kiandra in because technically now that she is 19 she qualifies for her own listing according to the form we filled out. Since they only update the photo directory every few years I wonder how many kids we will have in our next photo directory listing. Until then I will savour this moment with all the kids included...

Friday, June 10, 2016


My fitbit has been encouraging me to get in my steps each day. Kiandra has been joining me for late night walks around the block to get my steps in for the day.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Kezia captured this moment of the last Wednesday babysitting night. Kiandra and Kezia have been babysitting this family for years. Kiandra started babysitting after school on Wednesdays when she was in Grade 9 and then the girls have shared the job for the last few years. Today was the last day for this job.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Kaden invited me to attend this tonight...and then I walked in late (because I had yearbook) as they were presenting the participation awards for Grade 9 athletes and then sat through the rest of the 2 hours watching the rest of the athletes in the school get recognized....

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Our church sponsors a church in the core area of our city. Every year our church has a picnic and this year instead of hosting it at our church they decided to host it at the sponsored church. To pull off this event, people were asked to sign up to volunteer for various jobs. Our family signed up to hand out little invitation bags with goodies to invite people in the neighbourhood to attend the picnic with activities, worship, and free food. Here was the invitation table that was there when we arrived for our volunteer job:

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Walking one of my favourite places: Menchie's!!

Friday, June 3, 2016


Yearbook Blitz today after school from 3:30-7:30 ...and one of my girls stayed with me until almost 9:30! The pages in yellow were completed and ready to be checked and submitted!

Thursday, June 2, 2016


I've been wanting to try this doughnut for over a year! It was a perfect start to the day I had planned for me and Conrad.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


What better way to celebrate 20 years together than to dress up and have a photo shoot at the hotel where you spent the night 20 years ago??