New Years Eve 2022

New Years Eve has been a hard time for me the last five years, and I never really know how to “celebrate” the occasion. New Years Day is also my dear friend Beth’s birthday, so I generally spend at least part of the day with her in some way. Leading up to NYE this year,…

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Christmas 2022

I mean, better late than never, right? Last Christmas was a gift that kept on giving for sure! It started at lunch time Christmas eve with our tradition of having Kate and Kyle and Beth and Adam over and playing the present game. Nathan and Marty were able to join us as well, and Marty…

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Quinn is 10!

Well what a crazy birthday week my Quinny had! It all began when we ended up in ED on the Thursday before her birthday with a suspected fracture in her foot, courtesy of an accident with an air mattress and her big brother’s foot. She was given a back-slab cast and we were to report…

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First Day 2023

Here we go! Grades 1, 3, 5 & 7! One of my new habits that I’d like to work on this year is getting up and out of bed with my alarm at 6:05am each week day. So far I’m one from one so hopefully it’s a sign of things to come! My kids, apart…

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Five years today

Five years ago you left this world without a goodbye. I wish you had told us you were hurting. I wish so many things were different. It was hard not to get consumed with the “what ifs” and “if onlys” at the time. I get so mad at you at times. Usually when the kids…

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Darby is 8!!

When it comes to life, Darby is all in, always. This kid makes me laugh most days with his antics and I smile often when I see how kind and caring he is with his friends and with his siblings (mostly!!) 🙂 Ever since he turned two, he HAS NOT STOPPED! The fact that I…

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Chance is 12!

This may very well be the last birthday of Chance’s that I am taller than him! He passed me in shoe-size over a year ago, and is fast approaching my height as well. Gosh what a great kid he is. He is somewhat a mini-me when it comes to his sensitive and empathetic nature. I…

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Our first Scout Camp

Last weekend, Chance and I both participated in our first ever Scout camp. The group that the three boys belong to (Darby and Julius are currently Joey Scouts) are so fantastic and they regularly run camps. They always have plenty of male leaders, but sometimes they need a female volunteer to come away with them,…

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70th extravaGRANza!

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Gran’s 70th birthday month! It began in early October and is just starting to wind down now. Mum decided she wanted to have a few celebrations so that she could actually really catch up with different people from all walks of her life and really enjoy each occasion. And…

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