Thursday, June 16, 2011


I am completely excited to say that I joined a fitness club yesterday!

I have been thinking about it for some time now, and finally did something about it! My first class was this morning - Yoga. I LOVED it! But, let me tell you, it was hard! I had no idea!! We worked hard for 40 minutes and then spent the last 5 minutes working on deep breathing, and relaxation. Well...with a combination of the earliness of the 6:10 am class, and some very hard work - I fell asleep during the cool down! Just for a few seconds mind you, but it was sleep! LOL!

Looking forward to tomorrow's Power Cardio Class!


Monday, April 25, 2011

A little bit of Spring in our Living Room

Chloe and I decided that our Living Room needed a new punch of Spring in it, so out came the sewing machine, and some yummy Heather Bailey fabric, and voila!

12 1/2 inch squares on front and back, with bamboo batting in the middle, and a cozy lap blanket is ready for an afternoon of reading, and a warm cup of tea!

(The book - The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - a WONDERFUL teary read lent to me by a great friend. I would highly recommend it!)

Easter 2011

Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. It is a time to reflect, a time to be thankful for sacrifice, a time to share with family and friends.

Family traditions are VERY important to me and Jeff, so I thought I would share some of our favourite Easter traditions with you:

Easter egg colouring:

Chloe waking Cassidy up far too early to open their baskets:

Sunday morning Service and Easter dresses:

And I am so sad to say that I completely forgot to take pictures of our family Easter dinner with both of our families in attendance! We loved having this time with you all, and the memories are etched into our minds!

Happy Easter to you all!


P.S. Oh yes, and the chocolate?? That is an added bonus for sure!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Well, I've been pretty neglectful to my blog for the past month haven't I? I have missed you all!

I have been thinking about my blog, but man oh man the days go by way too fast!!!

What HAVE I been up to?

A little bit of this:

And a little bit of that:

But most of all, I've had many glorious nights of just "chilling" with my family - the best nights ever!

Both of the above projects are still "in the works", with high hopes of being completed over Easter weekend! Wish me luck!

2011 Bronze Medallists - Provincial Petite

Way to go girls!!!!!!!!!! I would definitely call this year's Provincial Petite team (or U12 as it is now called) the "little team that could"! Out of 12 players, 9 were first year Provincial Petite players, and on top of that - our team had, by far, the smallest players (with Chloe being the smallest of the team - thanks to her Mommy for not helping her out with the "tall" genes...) :)

But these girls surprised everyone and brought home the Bronze Medal in their Provincials in Mississauga! We are SUPER SUPER proud of all of you!!!

Change room smiles:

Doing the "boogie boogie" in the hotel before Opening Ceremonies:

Opening ceremonies:

Getting their medals:

What a fantastic year! We have so much fun with our "ringette families", and are already missing all of our time at the rinks!

A special thank you to the wonderful coaching - it was my absolute pleasure coaching with you!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Silver Medalists! Ontario RIngette Provincials - Tween AA

WOW!!! What can I say! What an extremely exciting 4 days!!!! Endurance, passion, speed, love, friendship, excitement - so many words to describe the amazing experience had by all!

Cass and her teammates put it all out there, and played 8 amazing games!

Warm ups:

Goofy times:

Opening Ceremonies:

Winning their Silver Medals (we are SOOOO proud of all of you!):

Some teary eyes after such a hard battle for Gold (and the chance to go to Eastern Nationals), but even more tears because some girls move up an age level next year so it will be 2 years before they play together again:

And one exhausted little sister:

What a truly amazing year these girls/friends/teammates have had! These are the wonderful times that happy memories are made of. Cherish every moment girls - you deserve it! Thank you coaches!!!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Beehive Wool Shop, and a Victoria (airport) Cowl

I had a 27-hour whirlwind of a business trip to Victoria, BC on Tuesday, but the whirlwind left me a free hour to tour and get giddy in The Beehive Wool Shop on Douglas Street in Victoria!

What a shop! The ladies who worked there were phenomonal! I simply said "I'd like to pick up some wool for a new project" and the wool and patterns came flying off the shelves and into my basket! And were there is no willpower, there is lots of wool!!!

The first ball I fell in love with? A 100% pure merino wool to make a colourful cowl! And a wonderful way to kill time in the Victoria airport. Knitting with a chunky Merino and 8mm needles makes a fast, but fun, project!!! I'll be getting a lot of use of my Victoria Cowl on these cold cold days! Picture to follow...

Next came a pattern for a that one of the girls in the shop was wearing. (And will be on my needles in short order!)

And finally, some Paton's roving wool which I hadn't been able to find here. What for? Duffers!!! (Stay tuned to see what a Duffer is!)

I think the search for new and interesting wool shops all over the map is a perfect new adventure!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Oh my goodness - what a GREAT night the four of us had tubing!!! Flying down the hill, snow covered faces, yummy poutine in the chalet - all soooo much fun!!!!

Cass was talking a mile a minute with excitement, while Chloe was so in awe that I think she forgot how to talk which is hard for Chloe to do! LOL!!

But I have to say, the most hilarious part was when Jeff and I went down the hill together, flew into the sacks of hay at the bottom of the hill, and heard the hill guard said "Dudes - that was spectacular!!!" Jeff and I laughed sooooo hard, and at that very moment I felt like we were silly sixteen year-olds again!

There is no doubt in my mind that we'll be tubing again!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mom, Mama, Bridget, Bridge, B, Bee - a woman of many pseudonyms!

Who am I? Or, more precisely - what is my name?

Well, that all depends on when we met, or how we know each other!

My Dad, Mom, and sister ALWAYS call me Bridge - unless of course when I was young getting in trouble in which case I got all 3 of my names - First, Middle, and Last!

My Brother always called me Bridge, or Bridgeovich - to this day I have no idea where Bridgeovich came from, but it was his pet name for me, so that made it a-okay in my books!

To my friends from grade school, and high school I am a mix of Bridge, Bridget, B, and Bee - all of which I love, and all of which are used interchangeably!

To my ringette friends I am Bridget, or Bee - the latter more often than the former!

To Jeff I am B or Bee. For years I was just "B", but then (and I'm not sure how) I starting signing off with Bee. :)

To Chloe I am Mama. My heart warms when she says Mama. And it's often the only way I can tell her and Cassidy apart on the phone. If I get I "Hi Mama!" I know I'm talking to Chloe!

To Cass I am Mom. My little lady growing up so fast! I used to be Mommy or Mama, but now I am Mom. But I love it - I change as she changes, I grow as she grows. :)

So, what name do I prefer? Without a doubt, all of the above. Each one of these names (as long as they are said with warmth - LOL!) are who I am. I have evolved over the years, as has my identity, so why not my name(s)?

What do I call myself? Well, as you can tell from the way I sign off each post - I see myself as a "Bee".

I must confess though, I am pretty partial to Mama and Mom - those names I wear with pride!!

How many pseudonyms do you have?

Monday, January 17, 2011