Monday, June 24, 2013

This is why moms like having boys...

...because the boys like to wash the toys LOL!! Beautiful weather to be outside (early, before it gets too hot) and a nice surprise for me - a clean car :) Gotta love Sunday surprises!

Pampered Pooch

It's funny how the dogs seem to obey me the best out of everyone in the house. Likely cause I was their first 'person' in our house, because I brought each of them home, or because I feed them, but the dogs certainly do respect me. Valentino though, is a Daddy's boy - the moment my husband either vacates a chair or gets up in the morning, there is a furry replacement, just ready to tuck in. I can't say how many times during the day I wonder where to find my doggy, and it's a very safe bet that this is where he is to be found, on his dad's side of the bed. Not spoiled, no, not at all :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

The good and the bad

I was lucky today, to have my friend Jane come spend the day with me, and her two girls to play with my boys. Hubby took a vacation day and did the yardwork, then he watched the kids while Jane and I had some crafty girl time.
I started watching more coverage on the heavy rains in Calgary, and learned that the city has flooded :( There are 25+ neighborhoods that have been evacuated, and even downtown is underwater. I am very grateful to my friends Sherry, Tammy and Ed's cousin Melanie for posting updates. I was able to check in with Thomas (my oldest) today, and he said he didn't know of all that, he just knew it rained a lot. Luckily he is in a part of town that is a bit higher so his home is dry. It makes me so sad to see these pictures, and I imagine what it would be like if we were living through this right now in Calgary. I can't even fathom all of the people who lost everything. There were over 100,000 people evacuated, to either friends' homes, hotels or shelters. Mother Nature is being very cruel to Calgary and surrounding areas today. Here are some pictures of areas that are covered:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pinterest!!! Gotta love it!

... and my family is starting to enjoy the influence of it too! I saw a pic a while back of little individual pineapple upside down cakes made in oversize muffin tins, so that was my goal for today. It's gloomy and windy outside, and it just seemed like a good day to have this delicious smell coming from the kitchen. They are still cooling, but I know the boys (big and little) will love this treat. Can't wait to try them, they smell absolutely divine! Thank you Pinterest!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Now & Then Layout

I love how scrapping the Project Life way allows me to stay pretty much current. I never get more than 2-3 weeks behind, and within one-two days, I can always get caught up. This is a layout I did this afternoon, of my boys' last day of school (June 5th). I used a photo of each boy on the first day of classes, and the last, and wrote them a little (ok, a lot) about how I felt about their year. I love this layout, and my kids smile when they look at it. That's why I scrapbook.

Give It Away - Paul Brandt