Photo Journal 11 of 52


Started the week of helping Gramma and Grandpa at the new place.  Lukah was put in charge of pulling some nails out of the walls in the basement.  



Photo Journal 9 & 10 of 52


Started the week off right with one of my favourites.  Burritos!  I had Carnitas with a ton of veggies and black beans.  Yes, I know guacamole is extra.  



Photo Journal 7/8 of 52 - Skiing!


On our way to Jasper for ski weekend!  We drove through all 4 seasons in about 4 hours.  It was crazy!



Photo Journal 5&6 of 52

Two weeks in one!  Just didn’t take enough pictures in week 5 so I saved them for now.  



His happy place.  Day off school, lunch, a running furnace vent, and as many art supplies as he can find.  


Photo Journal 4 of 52


Went out for dinner to celebrate our 11 years together.  We went to Nineteen in St. Albert.  Food was wonderful, service was great, wine was delicious, table was OK.  


Photo Journal 3 of 52


Started the week off right by going for Pho.  My favourite dinner when it is super cold like it was this past weekend (feels like -35c!).



Photo Journal 2 of 52

Sunday night the Grandparents came over for dinner and board games.  Trying to have more family dinners.




Thank you for this quiet moment my babe, as you sit so close to me I can feel the heat off of your little body while you watch transformers and enjoy your after school snack of a rice krispie square that you grimaced at helping me make for mother’s day.  I love you my dear sweet boy, I hope that you feel this close to me always.  That you feel you can sit close forever and you can tell me anything or tell me nothing and just share in a quiet moment with me.  Know that I will be here for you always, no matter where your life and heart take you, for rice krispie squares or for support when life doesn’t go the way you thought it would, or both if that is what you need.

Mother’s day reminds me I am so thankful for you, the baby, who has turned into an amazing boy, that made me a mother.  A job I don’t take lightly and everyday try to get better at.  My promise to you, your brother, and to myself is that I will never ever give up on you, your brother, or this gig as a mom.  Know that some days will be harder than others and that some days, months, or hell even years it may not seem like I understand you, and honestly I may not, but know that I love you and I will forever be in your corner.  Even when I give you that look that says I think you are crazy.  

Thank you my boys, for blessing me with this amazing gift of motherhood.  Without you I don’t think I’d be half the person I am today.



Fourteen Thoughts for 2014!


Crochet more - I’ve been doing it a lot more and remembering how much I love it.  I’d like to continue with it and get really good at it.  I have a few projects I would like to do.  Blanket for the living room, scarfs, touque for me, heart garland for Valentine’s day.  So many projects!