So, I have been on a personal blog hiatus for awhile and decided to get back at it! I'll start with one of my "Random" posts people seem to like...
I am just home from my "sin city" tour as I jokingly like to call it. Started with going to New Orleans two weeks ago with Jen K as she was there for work and I tagged along. And then last week we went to Vegas for a photography convention - and this time she came with me. Interesting how much the New Orleans trip effected me personally - and how much the Vegas trip for Jen. We are both leaving changed!! Incredible adventures.
I love Jane Austen. A lot. Pride and PRejudice is my fave novel ever. So, imagine my delight when we were in New Orleans for three nights - and over the course of those three nights Pride & Prejudice (the BBC version) was on TV!! Then, when we went to Vegas - my seat mate on the plane was reading Pride & Prejudice!! And on the flight home "Becoming Jane" was the movie. So cool.
Before I left for VEgas my girls decided to draw on their faces - with permanent marker! Eden drew black all around her mouth and Madi drew purple Dalmatian spots on her face, hands and feet. Nice.
The other day Eden was swishing her spit around in her mouth. When I asked her what she was doing she said "I gave my tooth a bubble bath" - so random. I love it!
Madi drew me a lovely picture today of me and her at sunset with.... an ostrich. Not sure why there was an ostrich. But there it was in the picture with us. I mean, I guess if I had to choose who to watch a sunset with, an ostrich would be pretty high up on the list.
My hubby continues to amaze me. I came home from my trip to a nice neat home (way cleaner than when I left it), dinner in the crockpot and he came home from work with flowers for me. And I happened to notice multigrain nachos in the cupboard and diet coke in the fridge (my favourites!)
Madi made me breakfast in bed today. Is there any better way to start a day than a beaming 5 year old bringing you toast, tea and a banana? And an extra huge dose of love.
Beth works with me - she has become like family. I love her a lot. And I'm super proud she just found out she got into Sheridan next year for photography - yeah!!!
This summer we're suppose to take my in-law's motor home and go to PEI. With gas prices the way they are I'm wondering if this is our best choice. I wonder what else we could do...
The other day Beth and I were driving and "lovers in a dangerous time" came on the radio. Didn't think anything of it - but now Madi sings it all the time. Pretty funny hearing this 5 year old belting it out in the mall. Eden's fave song right now is "that's what friends are for..." - she's singing it right now at the top of her lungs instead of sleeping.
My cousin Kathryn is getting married in May in the big town of Emo - halfway between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg basically. Middle of nowhere. I can't wait for her wedding - I adore Kathryn & Aaron, and to see some of the family I don't see as often. The girls are flower girls (their dresses are SO cute!) and I'm doing photos for her. I'm really hoping to get to Thunder Bay to visit my Grandma (GG) and aunts first. I love GG and don't get to see her nearly often enough. I think if I had my way I'd see her every single day. She's the coolest.
Today I heard two devastating stories. Jen came home to find out her sister's in-law's home burned down and they lost all their possessions. Unbelievable.
The second was more heart wrenching and I bawled even though I don't know them. A couple my mom knows was just killed in a car accident and leave behind a 3,5 and 10 year old. With my kids being 3 & 5 it hit me hard. Couldn't imagine...
Looking forward to Easter with the fam this weekend. I love my family - and with being away so much lately it makes it all the more sweet to get a big chunk of time with them!