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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter Pictures

Reegan looking for those eggs!!!

What exactly do you want me to do???

Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jeff out did themselves again with gift for the kids.

Thanks you Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jeff I love these books!!

OK... I really don't have a proper excuse for not posting sooner. Let's just call it 100% lazy

The kids are off on spring break right now, Just typing those words gives me chills!!! Ryker is off for two weeks. What's with THAT!!!! We took Ryker and Reegan skiing this week... this was Reegans first time skiing on a real ski hill, she did amazing fell a few times and managed to stop the ski lift once. Ryker is a snowboarder and has improved so much since I last saw him on the hills. It was a beautiful day the sun was shining and the snow was amazing we couldn't have asked for a better day. In a few years little Larkyn can join us.

Easter morning was a chocolate .. chocolate and more chocolate. Larkyn was a little overwhelmed by the Easter egg hunt. She managed to put one or two eggs in her basket. The Bernard Callebaut Bunny made a stop at our house I am truly thankful for that. Yum Yum
My waist line does not need it but my taste buds are enjoying each bite. Speaking of waist lines every since I turned 40 I seem to have developed the dreaded spare tire. "WHAT's With that???" Lipo here I come.

Well folks that's about it.. Just counting the days until school is back in!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I didn't think this tooth was ever going to fall out... But finally it's OUT!!! Her adult tooth is almost all the way up. She's very excited and wouldn't put it under her pillow until she had shown her friends and teachers at school.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Love This Author!!!

Five years ago while I was recovering after surgery my mother gave me the book Confessions of a Shopaholic. To be honest when she first gave it to me I really wasn't that interested in ready it. At that point I only seem to read true stories and biographies etc., But after I got home and found myself with nothing to do I picked up the book and started to read.

I have NEVER in my life laughed so hard while reading this book!! Much to my husbands dismay I could totally relate to Becky . Within the next six months I devoured the next two books that followed and then found myself pining away waiting for her next novel to appear. I have read all of her books and each one makes me laugh even more.

Then last week as I found myself in the book store to purchase a birthday gift, there before me was this book "REMEMBER ME". I am not lying I almost screamed in the store when I saw it " I kid you Not"... I quickly went over, took it from the shelve holding it in my hand actually coveting it to ensure NO one took the copy from me... I hadn't even read what this book was about. All that matter was that the book said Sophie Kinselle!!!

Now I read a movie is in the works for her shopaholic books!!!! I only hope this movie is able to capture the humour that are in every page of her books.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reegan and Larkyn Just Loved Watching This!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

No More Anonymous!!!!

So here's the deal. Since I started this blog I have always welcomed all comments good ones and not so good ones.
That being said what I will not welcome is negative comments under Anonymous!!!
Common, if you are going to say something negative don't be a coward and hid behind the Anonymous options.
So I have decided to change my blog so that you can't leave an anonymous comment!!
Sorry for those out there who have left wonderful comments in the past and have had no chose but to use the anonymous option because you don't have access to the other options provided. Anyone is alway welcome to email me.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Her First Loose Tooth!!!!

Well it's been over a week since I took these pictures and still that tooth is hanging on. Reegan is sooo excited to be loosing her first tooth. It's at the point were it's starting to drive her crazy and eating is becoming more uncomfortable.

Tomorrow is an exciting day for us. Over a month ago when I was at my Adoption Agency doing a show and tell for couples who are in the process of adopting, our local paper was there collection info for a story they are doing this summer on International Adoption. They asked me then if they could come by and talk to our family about our process and experiences. So tomorrow they come to interview us... Ryker thinks this is very cool and Reegan is worried about what to wear.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Could It Be That This As Well Could Be The Cause Of My Stress

Before I begin I want everyone reading this to understand that I have a keeper for a husband. He's kind, very considerate to me and the kids. He spoils me rotten on a regular basis. He's a wonderful provider to us. He's smart beyond smart and has had a successful company for over 10 years as a General Contractor.

That being said not everyone is perfect and my husband is NOT the exception.

Just over a year ago my husband convinced me to do some home renovations. I had some concerns about this. My first concern was he wanted to do the work to save on costs. My usual red flag went up because in the past my honey has been great at starting projects but sucks at doing the final finish. Like our downstairs he started five years ago and it's still not done. Then there's the side of the house were he added a window in our basement. Well he go the window in but hasn't finished the rest yet.

I suppose I should have know better when I agreed but he was so eager and he promised me that he would finish.. To show me his commitment he started by re tiling one of the upstairs bathrooms and he finished it. So I gave him the green light to proceed.

Here's were we are to date

The Stairs

Finished last summer but now waiting for the final trim to be put on

The Mud Room

Still waiting for the tile to be put down. This was torn up last January

The Pool

Finished the summer of 2006 but where's my fence around the pool ???? Why is the deck not finished????

The Kitchen

Here are the new kitchen cabinets sitting in our basement just waiting to be put in the kitchen. We ordered these last spring.

And I wanted to save the best for last.

Our EnSuite

This project was started in Late January 2007. I took these pictures this morning.

The hole were the toilet should be!!!!

Oh the toilet,, I guess it enjoys a nice tub once and a while.

The pipes for the sink and the cement floor for the heated tile.

I don't even notice most days and I think that's what drives me nuts. I've become accustom to this mess!!!

My Honey has assured me all these will be finished this year!!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

These Made Me Laugh !!

My sister sent these to me today... Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Why Does It Have To Be So Hard

When we had our first child 13 years ago I was 27, although Ryker was a very challenging child I woke up each day feeling happy, excited about what that day would bring and having tones of energy.
We waited seven years before we had Reegan. She was a delight, sleeping through the nights at six weeks. Being a mother to this little girl was one thing but not being tired all the time made it the best of the best.
In between looking after my own .. I also ran a day home and looked after 5 kids each day. I woke up around 5:30am and would go for a walk. Around 6:30am the kids would start to arrive and my days were then filled with caring for not only my own but other's. I felt unstoppable. People would tell me all the time they didn't know how I did it. I was able to look after these kids... keep my house in order... exercise on a daily basis.
So when we decided to adopt another child I really felt I could handle the extra child.
Lately I feel like I have failed miserably!!!!!
Now I wake up at 6am and lie in bed trying to convince myself that it would be O.K. for Ryker to either miss school or be late, all so I don't have to get up. Then once I finally get up showered and get Ryker off to school I no sooner walk through the door when I hear Larkyn crying .. so now I change her feed her and entrained her.. Then our little ray of sunshine comes jumping down the stairs wanting attention... attention .. attention...
I once was a person who was organized and very structured. Even though I am physically in the same room as my family more and more days I feel like I am not there at all, just going through the motions. I am not stupid I know moms go though hard times.. I am no stranger to depression, but honestly I truly figured I was past this part and after many years of experience, handling a house, three kids and a husband would be a piece of cake.
I am so lucky to have the life that I have yet these days I feel like I can't get enough rest or down time.
So there you have it. I am officially a mess!!!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

A Month In Review