Aug 19, 2014


We went to our old stomping grounds today.  It took 2 buses and it was across town, but it was a fun day with the kids.  The bonus was that I was able to go to Target for the first time ever and that was fun too.  They had a lot more variety there than the Walmart I go to does and the prices are comparable.

I was also able to go to Scholars Choice in the same mall and get all the things I needed to be ready for homeschooling next month.  Including packs of paper in each color which is fun for holiday crafts. 

Aug 17, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

 1. Silly dressup days with daddy's boots

2.  Dancing at a community festival

3. Fun in the sun

4. Bubbles in the sun

5. An organized pantry with lots of food in it.

6. The lights of the city on the harbour outside my window at night.

7. Looking out my window, watching boats come and go in the harbour.

8. Seagulls and other birds in my yard every day while I have a coffee with my neighbor. 

9. Buses that take me everywhere I need to go quickly and easily.

10. A laundromat that is not expensive that forces me to take some time every week to do nothing but wait, fold and chat with neighbors.

11.  Sitting by the open window in the evening and enjoying the smell of a nice cool breeze.

Aug 16, 2014


I have a theory that anybody selling diet products of any kind should advertise in change rooms in stores next to those big mirrors.  You have a captive audience and really who looks their best in those things???

I have to say, I was trying on jeans the other day and I was very quickly reminded that I fell off the diet wagon since my move and I looked BAD!!! at least I did before I tried on my lovely new jeans. 

Northern Lights Lantern Festival

 We went to a local festival called the, "Northern Lights Lantern Festival".  It was fun and I saw quite a few people from our neighborhood that I knew.

They had a dance contest for the little ones.  The girls had so much fun, they got tickets for a free  swim and Princess Magpie got a granola bar.

There was a little petting zoo and pony rides. 

There were also bouncy houses and a little hill the kids loved playing on.  

This lady was their making balloon animals for the kids.  (everything at the festival was free except her balloon animals)

The girls made lanterns which we took home with us. 

Aug 15, 2014

This Moment: Bubbles

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama.

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – Amanda Soule

Throwback Thursday

Tots and Me

I went back to August 14, 2011 today for my Throwback Thursday Post.

Princess Snifflefritz was only 20 months old back then and was just as adorable then as she is now!..

And Princess Magpie was pretty darned adorable too considering she was about 3 years old!

Princess Belle was always outside playing with the little girl next door.


Aug 12, 2014


Last night, I was heartbroken to learn that Robin Williams had passed away.  I have loved him and his work from the time I was six years old and first enjoyed him on Mork and Mindy.  He made laugh, he brought so much joy to me and to the rest of the world with his enthusiastic portrayal of joy and embracing life. 

I think what saddened me the most was that this man who brought so much happiness to the world, was so sad on the inside.  While he was making us laugh and we didn't know it was through a veil of tears, we didn't know that he was so sad on the inside.  It breaks my heart to the think of the depth of his depression that it lead him to that place where death seems like the only way out.

He made us happy, I just wish we could have done the same for him. 

RIP Robin, may your soul have the peace you desired.

Aug 11, 2014

Poor Little Ones

My poor little ones spent all weekend sick.  I was thrilled when they woke up cheerful and feeling more like themselves as of this morning.

Princess Magpie spent a lot of the time sleeping cuddling a fan

And they all spent a lot of time laying down relaxing.  Princess Magpie and Princess Snifflefritz spent a lot of time on the couch together, snuggling and watching shows.