Sunday, June 28, 2009


I decided to go back on Facebook. I liked to be able to keep up with people without having to phone them. I am being a lot smarter this time. Maureen told me about the changes they made so that only friends can see your stuff. I am also not having students as friends - except for a select few former students.

Ok, I cut my finger today - on the dishwasher of all things - and I am having a terrible time typing.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Michael Jackson, Farrah Faucett and Ed McMahon.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last day of school

Arden is done grade 3! Holy Cow! It is clich├ęd, but man does time fly! It seems like only yesterday she was a baby or that we were sending her off to pre-school then kindergarten. She seems so grown up. I think Lily has matured her a bit. I am so proud of her. She does well in school and is a good person - which is most important to us. One more year at Coquihalla and then she is off to Aaron's school - WOW!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yearbook fears

OK, so I am going to be the Yearbook advisor next year and I am freaking out a bit. I am already being asked questions about deadlines, etc. and I know nothing. I'm glad Chris will be there as an advisor but it is such a huge responsibility. I am especially nervous about the students in the class - they need to be great kids with a good sense of responsibility - not just taking it because they think it will be easy. Because I don't know the kids this is especially difficult. There is a workshop in Vernon in September that I will attend but I wish/hope there is something before the school year starts so I don't feel so in the dark.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Will it ever be done?

Went to my friend Bev's the past 2 evenings - until midnight - trying to get our Disney album done! I have now completed (except for journaling) the Disney part of the trip and am now working through SeaWorld and Universal Studios. I don't seem to make time to work on it at home. I am much more productive when I have a dedicated day either at home with my friends or at one of their houses. I am using the Cricut a lot on this project and have found some cool things on some of the cartridges. Tonight I was playing with Life's a Beach and Graphically Speaking - there is some awesome stuff on those two!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Neighbours

I'm soooooo excited. Our good friends H & SL just bought a lot right behind our house. It is awesome news! This means Arden's best friend will live on our street! I can hear it now, "bye mom, I'm going over to Emma's"

Monday, June 15, 2009

What's new

The school year is rapidly approaching. Aaron and Arden will be done in another week and a half. It is hard to believe that Arden will be in grade 4 next year. She is such a little lady. Too much like me at times.

Lily is settling into a real routine. We were out shopping today and she really is a good baby. I said to Aaron that Arden was a good baby too so maybe we are just good parents - I think I like that theory, LOL.

Umpire season is in full swing. I miss being able to just sit and watch Aaron "do his thing." It is too hard with a baby and an 8 year old. Arden is very helpful with Lily when Aaron is away. I am grateful for this.

Lots of staff changes in the district. It makes everyone tense. I hope that my return to work in September will be ok.

Still enjoying our home and yard. Unfortunately our neighbour mows our lawn occasionally. I appreciate his gesture but he mows it too short and now our front lawn is looking yellow. I don't want to appear ungrateful but I might have to say something because the lawn was looking so great before.

Got three new Cricut cartridges on sale at Michaels on Saturday. I'm looking forward to trying them out.

Bev invited me over to scrapbook on Friday night. Maybe I can actually get my Disney album done!

Arden had two field trips last week. The first was to Hatzic Rock and the second was to Camp Squeah. The Sqeah one was great because she got a taste of what camp is going to be like. I think she is more excited to go now.

Aaron and I are really trying to lose weight and lower our cholesterol. We are eating oatmeal for breakfast three times a week and trying to go for a walk after dinner every night. I am feeling better already. It would be really nice to be down to that size 12 by the time I go back to work in September. I would like to be able to buy some new clothes on our summer holiday and it is much more fun when I can buy them in any store - not just the plus sized stores.

Got Aaron 2 awesome gifts for Father's Day and now I'm not sure if either of them will be here in time - frustrating!

I am in total summer reading mode. I rarely turn the tv on during the day. Got three more books at Costco today.

Had a family visit to the optometrist today. Our eyes are all healthy and Arden has 20/20 vision. My eyesight hasn't changed despite having to hold the book a little further away when reading. The optometrist said I will eventually need reading glasses but for now my light prescription for distances, driving, etc. is good enough. Aaron's eyes have changed a bit but he is still relatively the same.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ahhh summer

I love summer! Today it was around 33 degrees, a little hot but no way am I complaining. It makes sleeping a little uncomfortable but at least we have a ceiling fan. We will probably have to break out the portable fans and air conditioner this weekend.

Right now I am sitting on our front patio with my laptop enjoying the peacefulness of our neighborhood. I love this area. Our old neighborhood was so noisy with constant traffic. Here, it is so quiet. All I can hear is the odd train and the frogs in the Suckers marsh.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday Aaron! I love you and I'm glad you had such a great day today.