Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lest We Forget...

Today after my minute of silence, I would like to share with you a picture the Peanut made.

And here is a poem from a fellow classmate, Kent Bailey written when he was in grade seven...

The Colours of War

Remember the young men,
Proud and Strong,
Sacrificing their youth
For the country they loved.
Colour them valiant.

Remember the families,
Patient and caring,
Waiting in vain
For a loved one's return.
Colour them broken.

Remember the poppies,
Bathed in red,
Standing serenely
By each grave.
Colour them solemn.

Remember the crosses,
Painted white,
Lonely sentinels, all in a row.
Think of the brave lying beneath.
Colour them silent.

Remember the sacrifice,
Costly and sad.
Think of the future, honour the past.
Peace is still fragile.
Colour it hope.

Remember the children,
Innocent and loved.
Our gift is tomorrow,
The future is theirs.
Colour them free.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Introducing Mr. BIG

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween :)
The Peanut enjoyed making a last minute Ghostbusters costume.  It was pretty awesome!!
It had a proton pack, ghost detector, and and of course Ghostbusters coveralls.

We have a new edition to our household.  Meet Mr. BIG.  Who isn't so big.  Who is in fact quite little, but who has a most certainly BIG heart.  He is a BIG purr baby.  And we love him.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Getting Ready for Halloween

Well, after being out of the house for far too long, again... We have water.  YAY!!!
A new well, and maybe that's the silver lining in this whole mess.  A safe, done right, incredible amount of pressure, and tons of water... new well.

Since we are just moving back in now, it has put a little damper on our favourite season - HALLOWEEN.  But we are getting ready for the Big day, here....

Doing a little catch up on all of our pumpkin carving...
Here's a few of them done...

Our spooky eyeball wreath we did a few years back on our front door...

With a fitting Halloweeny Welcome mat...

"Charlie" and "Sparky" who greet us at the front door...
(Charlie makes a great key and jacket holder!!)

A few touches throughout our home...

A sign the Peanut picked out for her room :)

The elegant wreath we made, on the side door...

A little owl in the barn beam in the centre of our house...

Of course no house is complete without warning signs of obvious threats...

And of course more pumpkins...

One more day to go....

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !!


I am thinking about all that I am thankful for.  Friends, Family, and of course, my Peanut.  As we move along in this world, these are the things I hold dear at the end of the day.  After buying this beautiful house, that we are so in love with (even though we haven't even lived in it a full month yet, argghhhhh) and having so many things go wrong - now after paying a very expensive plumber bill and our well sort of collapsing, we are waiting in queue to have another well drilled....

Insert expensive sigh, here...

At the end of the very long day, these are things I am incredibly grateful for.  And I will continue to view things as a glass half full kind of gal!

Spent the weekend with friends and family of both the human and furry kind, while also engaging in our annual family Turkey Ball (baseball tournament).  Fun had by all :)

I am also grateful for my voice, as it has gotten stronger over the years, in the pursuit of becoming me...

x0x x0 xx0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

And then there was no water....

Well, after weeks of my water pressure slowly dropping (and let me tell you it wasn't amazing to begin with!)... I went to have a shower the other morning before work... and there was no water coming out my shower...

Uggggh.  Kinda like one of the worst nightmares with a new house on a well.  After many opinions of friends and family.  It was time to call in a plumber...

So back up to the house when we bought it.  Some people just do some very interesting things to their systems.  We found that out while we were doing renovations.  Interesting, and often quite funny ways to jimmy-rig things :)

My well fell into that category.  But it worked.  Water came out when I turned the tap (after a friend of mine replaced all the indoor plumbing - that is!)  But for whatever reasons, the pump and the tank looked like they had been literally thrown down the well.  But as I said, it worked.  So I wasn't going to fix what wasn't broken - not after all the renovations I just finished doing...

Kinda hoping it would last me till next spring... but I am choosing to look at it as a blessing in disguise - better now than in the middle of winter.  Better to take out a loan - UGHHHH - and get it done right, and feel better about it.  Better that than finding out my well was dry - YUCK - that woulda totally sucked!!

So that's where we're at.  No water.  Waiting for my plumber to fit us in and get my well system overhauled....

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kitchen Update

Here's how my kitchen looks now...

Pretty good eh?
My counter looks a -m-a-z-i-n-g!!!
I am so pleased how it turned out - considering I made it myself :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wine Bottle Sculptures

My nieces and I had a fun art weekend.  One of the many art projects we did involved some wine bottles ... my sister and I had to do what we had to, to give the kids the tools that they needed, lol!!!

We then used aluminum foil and paper mache to make them into birds...

Then we painted them...

I added some details with a sharpie afterwards on mine...

But totally loved how they turned out :)
Can't wait to do a whole bunch more with the Peanut!

I think they would look awesome all in a line...


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