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!