Wednesday, January 28, 2009

bella 365

ok i've been doing this project 365. basically it's taking a picture a day for the whole year. needless to say i have missed a few days due to sickness and visits to the hospital and simply forgetfullness but you can check it out. my goal was to try to post weekly but i posted the whole month of January at once.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

new find!

this blog is chock full of creativity. i found it through CathyZ's blog. you must check it out, she's got great V-day crafts. Shabby Chic Crafts

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

new goodies and Mixer #3

here's the layout i created for Mixer #3 up at Mix it Up, go check it out, this week is a color challenge.

there's a goodie giveaway (more like a draw) up on the Queen & Co blog. they have these cute little mixed embellies buckets, check it out here

Thursday, January 15, 2009

before i forget...

i always love reading my friend Claude's blog, because she write the cutest conversations she has with her kids. i keep saying i want to do that to remember, but i don't do it quickly enough and i forget. here are 2 things that happened yesterday that i think are just hilarious (in my mom opinion)

After bathtime we were all in our bed and Brady took out his doctor kit. him and Charlie proceeded to poke his dad in the mouth, nose, ears...the works! After he was done he laid down in bed and said

Brady: "ok papa, la moi je suis mort et toi tu fais le docteur!"
Me (laughing) "bein si t'es mort mon amour, c'est pas un docteur que t'as besoin. Tu veux dire malade?"
B: "non, je suis mort. papa fait le docteur"
LOL! he mixes up "malade" and "mort" i have no clue where he got that from but i think it's funny.

now this next little anecdote is hilarious!

Dave is putting the kids to bed and i'm in the kitchen cleaning up. when i hear...

Brady: "psssst....Master Shifu. Ohhhh.....Master Shifu"
Me (sighing and walking towards the stairs ready to rip into him for not being in bed): "what is it Brady, why aren't you in bed"
Brady: "Master Shifuuuu....." walking down the stairs, holding my padded bra on his head calling for Master Shifu. well i just about died! he's been saying some of the funniest things these past few days; like "aye aye my Captain!" or "..." well of course now i can't remember.

what i do remember is that Mixer #2 is up at Mix it Up, go check it out. The DT did a great job, i'm not there this week because we are split into 2 teams, i'm up next week.

well that's it for today!

Oh! i almost forgot! Charlie is 2 yrs old today! unfortunatly with me having been sick (and is still sick) since last saturday, my dad being in the hospital (btw he's doing good, started walking with a walker and eating, after 1 week) i decided not to throw Charlie a party. if we do something it'll be next month, but i doubt it, he's still young not to notice. i do feel guilty because i've always made sure Brady had a party, a cake + cupcakes for daycare and Charlie with being so close after x-mas last year i almost forgot his first birthday! this year i started planning and thinking before x-mas and now i'm sick. FUDGE!

ok, now i'm done ranting for today!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

check it out; mixer # 1 is up on Mix it Up. the other girls did a great job!

here's my LO for this challenge.
on another note, i've had a pretty busy week so far. went back to work monday after being off for 2 weeks, that was hard enough on it's own. Dave was away on business. Monday night Charlie started having a high fever, i was afraid that it might me tonsilitis. on tuesday i stayed home with him. My dad got his surgery on tuesday. he was getting his bladder removed and he was supposed to get a reconstruction done however there have been complications and he was not able to get the reconstruction, the had to install a permanent bag. i read up on this and it won't affect his life much once he gets the hand of the management of the whole thing. he can be as active as he wants to be and do sports if he wishes. i took the day off yesterday to go visit him and at the same time Charlie's ped was able to see him at 11h30 so i took him there and then dropped him off at the daycare and headed to the hospital for a visit. he was still on the ventilator and hook up to a lot of machines and tubes, but the doc said he was doing well regardless. I left work early today to miss the traffic and head into town for another visit. i came back not too long ago and he's doing very well. he even got up, with help of course, and sat in a chair for 10-15 min. he's in good spirits.
thank you to my friends that were aware of the situation, for keeping my dad in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had good holidays. Ours was wonderful! i had a lot of fun with my family. it had been a long time since we were all together for Christmas, 5 years i think...maybe more. it's hard since we're all spread out. i'm in Montreal and so is my dad. My mom is still in Fredericton, NB and my sister is out in Saskatoon, Sk.

Dave spoiled me, he got me a f1.4 - 50mm lens ( that was supposed to be my b-day/x-mas present) i kinda knew i was getting it. just before X-mas he was in a spending mood. he went out and got me 2 more presents; a bread maker and a KitchenAid stand mixer (i've been dying to get one for the longest time!) now the only problem is i don't have room for them so i have to do a major clean up in my cupboards to find room.

with the new year comes resolutions, i don't usually make resolutions per say, but there are a few things i would like to do, let's call them goals.

my friend Claude gave herself this goal (#1) and i think it's great so i will do it too.

1. declutter my house and my body
2. get in shape and eat healthier (ie; declutter my body)
3. scrap more for me
4. try to be more patient and not loose my cool so easily
5. spend less and save more money
6. stay in touch more with my friends
7. reconnect with my hubby (our lives are so hectic it's hard to stay connected)
8. try to blog more

9. oh yeah and i'm also trying to take a picture a day for the whole year (so far so good)

i will now leave you with some pics from Christmas. i have to go get ready for bed since it's back to work and daycare (for the kids) tomorrow and Dave is on a business trip so i gotta make sure that i don't forget anything. see ya soon!