100th day of school

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beckett's homework was to create something for his 100th Day of School.  This is what we came up with, well I came up with the idea and Beckett agreed.  Then I stayed up all night colouring in this monster and glued 100 eyeballs on it.  When Beckett saw it in the morning he was so happy and he proudly carried it into school where all his classmates congratulated him. Go Beckett!!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Milestone. I just took my last dose of cancer medication. Every day for the last three years, I have taken two of these pills every morning and every night. I'm done. I'm effing done!!!!!!!! Tomorrow I wake up pill free, I'm excited and terrified. Good riddance to my numerous side-effects...no more fatigue, muscle cramping, crappy hair, brutal immune system or water retention. Oh - and I can drink again...and take Tylenol or Advil - woohoo! And Saleema, I love you so much for talking to me on FaceTime while I swallowed these last two miracle workers, who I desperately hope did their job. I recognize that I have many anxious days ahead of me and that I'll be closely watched for the rest of my life...but right now, right this minute...I have tears of joy streaming down my face. 

You can read more about my cancer story here.

christmas 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

My new favourite photo is now this year's Christmas card. I just love it, there's a lot of love & joy in this picture.

Kyrani took the photos of the monkeys jumping of our bed, then we heading down to Jerhico Beach for some family photos. It was freezing, seriously cold.  For a west coast wimp like myself, I couldn't handle the -11 temperature.  Yes, it was a lovely day, perfect for photos but it wasn't long until the complaining started - we were barely out of the car! 

We were in the cold for about 25 minutes, there are lots of beautiful shots.  Poppy was the coldest and had a few tears but a warm bath and some hot chocolate when we got home fixed everything.  

santa 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some of my favourite photos of my brother and me are on Santa's lap, mostly because the Santa is crazy looking and it's hilarious. This Santa is sweet, we go back to Oakridge Mall every year to see Santa. Over the years we have had some tears but not this year.  The big guy was a hit.

hot chocolate for the holidays

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sometimes you just need to make some hot chocolate and get some cookies, my kids think its a good idea. I packed up the kids last weekend and took them over to photographer Kyrani from Kilk Photography's house. She has a lovely white kitchen, we thought we'd try for a family photo - clearly my husband is missing here so the plan failed.  We did get some fun shots though and no one complained about the large hot chocolate consumption.

My friend Shannon is opening her new bakery soon, Kat (amazing pastry chef) made these cookies - incredible and way too pretty to eat but we managed.  Watch for Liberty to reopen on Main Street soon, I can't wait to see what Shannon & Kat create!

The mugs, garland & glitter house are all local finds. I tend to start buying Christmas decorations early, then find myself with an overwhelming amount of treats that never seem to match. This is the problem when you don't have a plan and you just get what makes you happy. 

Happy is what I am, especially when I look at these pictures.  Happy Holidays. xx


Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's Movember...support and love the men in your life. 

halloween 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!