Monday, December 17, 2007

Mickala was one of the "Magi" in our christmas production at church this past weekend and Makenna sung in the choir. They did amazing! Nothing biased here! (hee hee). I havn't been able to figure out how to get my camera to take pictures of the kids in the church sanctuary with out the red/ glassy eyes.

Monday, December 03, 2007

This is a special post for Mickala for a school's some more pictures from here there and everywhere in between. Hope life is good for all of you friends and family who still check in on the Blog. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Yes it's been a while since I posted last so I'll try and update you on the summer.

Darren and the girls went to the Kootenays to visit Justin and the family. They had a big family dinner and went to see the new Harry Potter movie. (It's been a Harry Potter summer - especially for Mickala). They camped on a lake and it sounds like they had a great time (even if they all missed me :) )

The girls went to a week long camp for the first time and seemed to really love it...they are hoping to go back next year...we'll have to see if we can figure out a way to pull it off!

They also did a couple weeks of day camps at the local rec center and seemed to like it ...they really liked the Girlz Camp week!

Makenna's Bithday was a very fun event! We had a beach party at a small beach in town and it was probably the most relaxed I have ever been at a party! Everything was ready ahead of time and we just had fun! We made wood wall hanging flipflops, played Surfer, Surfer Shark (very fun!) and swam. Darren made the cake. The majority of the gifts were Web Kinz. Lots of fun!

Then we went to PG for a week and had a great time visiting Diane and Shannon - but the highlight was the "shop till the stores were not open anymore and stay in a hotel with a pool and yummy breakfast in Kamloops!". There was also a big Barbie event while in PG...some wedding or was a very big fancy affair!

This last weekend we actually got to go on a mini vacation all together....we went to Oliver to camp (in a tent...and survived). The main reason was to see my Auntie Kathy and Uncle Bob who staying in Oliver until they return to Yuma for the winter. It was a great weekend! We hung out at the beach (I got a small sun burn)...went to Omak for the day on Sunday ( I'm hoping to maybe go back for a little x mas shopping :) ) We ate yummy corn and peaches, played Hillbilly Golf, saw our own private air show of old war planes flying and laughed lots! it was a great weekend! Did I say that yet?

Well I'm off to bed! Night.

Friday, July 13, 2007

July 13 th already!!! Darren and the girls are off to the Kootenays for a few days camping and's a little weird to have them gone without me but I already had a previous commitment for a retreat with a course I have been taking.

The girls have been to camp for a week (where they knew no one else) and had a blast from what I hear. Mickala went tubing on the lake and Makenna made some very precious ceramics (which she promptly gave us as gifts when she got home - overall it was a good time for them both.

Next week they are in a church run "day camp" in the mornings and with grandma and grandpa in the afternoons - I'm so grateful they love hanging out with their grandparents!

The picture is of the spectacular sunset last Saturday nt. It was taken at a fundraising dinner for the orphanage in India where he was adopted by a Canadian family. There were 3-4 bands, East Indian food (catered by Spoonstruck - Yumm!), silent auction and items for sale that were made at the orphanage (check out my new purse!). It was a very spiritual evening. Couldn't help but see God at work. I believe he raised between $8,000 - 9,000 in the one night! Pretty darn amazing if you ask me!

We'll I'm off to enjoy my day off.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Here's a pic from our last nice warm beach day. Mickala was away at Guide camp (and had a blast!!!) and we got to go to the beach.
Well it is starting to feel like summer might just be around the corner. We set the pool up a couple of days a week ago and it has been cool ever since.

Work has been very busy...we have had to evacuate to a hotel as the house I work at has been flooded. It makes it very interesting to be in a hotel room where everytime we move we need to move a wheelchair to get into the fridge, bathroom, bedroom or living's a little cramped to say the least!

Tonight Mickala's class did a special song/ play at school with pot luck dinner. The play was great and it was very nice to see all the parents. The hard part is seeing how all the kids are growing up!

Tomorrow is sports day at school and I have taken the day off to go help! I love sports days! It's so cool to get to see all the kids being kids!

I'm hoping to get the invites for Makenna's Birthday out by the end of the week. Yes I know my daughters b-day is not until August...but if I don't get them out now then everyone has plans come August.

I'm not sure if I have blogged about my working out...I'm loving working out at Curves. I am working at bumping it up to four times a week and took the "Advanced" segment today. I'm also hiking once a week with a friend from work and one day with either the family or a friend.

Well the kids need my help to get ready for school tomorrow...have a great day everyone!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Since I last posted we have been away on another little "Adventure"...we went to the big town of 150 Mile House to see Darren's Brother and family. It was a great weekend! Darren's mom and sister's family also came. We went ATV'ing, hiking m(caving), did some fireworks and just hung out. The girls loved hanging out with their cousins, Darren loved hanging with his brother and nephews and I loved all of it. Here's a few pictures.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I know I have been whining lots over the winter months...but now spring is here! I have a new job and things are feeling way better! And I LOVE FRIDAYS!

Because I'm working Sunday evenings I have Friday and Saturdays off and am so far loving my schedule. Friday's look like this...get up at 5:20 am (okay maybe could do without the early wake up part) go to the Gym where I meet up with 2-4 friends. Home to have a shower and then drive the girls to school. (This part helps me to feel like I'm being a good mom and spending time with the girls - just because I want to!) Then I head to Starbucks for a Latte and a good book, maybe even meet with a friend for a chat. Then I have a little time to browse the cool shops in that part of town. Then I head off to my friends restaurant and hang out, cut vegetables and learn a whole bunch of cool things! (This is probably my funnest part of the day!) Then it's Friday are done school for the week, Darren work...we can all hang together.

I LOVE FRIDAYS! I feel so relaxed, a little selfish (but I'm getting over that quickly!) but mostly just totally rejuvenated and blessed!