Saturday, April 21, 2018


 Just a week left until the big day!

In some ways it feels like this has taken forever and in another it feels like its going by so quick.

Today was a bit of an odd day.  My wonderful hubby had to make a quick run to work this morning but not before dropping this lovely present off to me:
 Yummy coffee!

While daddy worked the kids and I watched some science videos and I tidied up from breakfast. We all had lunch together and then grabbed some stuff to bring to the new place and make a stop at the library. 

On our way home I started experiencing some weird vision problems.  It was like there was a C shaped arc that made images look like they were underwater.  And when it didn't clear quickly, I thought it would be a good idea to go to outpatients and get checked out.  Thankfully it wasn't busy   and I was able to get in and see the doctor very quickly.  He did a thorough check and from my description of symptoms was able to diagnose a premonitory aura of a migraine.  The aura had already begun to dissipate while I had been waiting and the headache was setting in.

Marko came and picked me up and I rested for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Still feeling a bit off this evening but hopefully feeling better in the morning.  I've never experienced anything like that before and I'm very glad it wasn't anything more serious. 
And this is the state of my living room right now...can't wait to get this stuff outta here!

Friday, April 20, 2018


And another day bites the dust.  The kids enjoyed having their friend Jake over while I worked at packing more boxes and dusting and wiping down all the walls upstairs.  Needless to say I'm bushed but happy with all that got accomplished today.

 I forgot to post this on Awana award night.  Sean completed his Trek book and he was mighty pleased with his achievment.

Since everything is all moved around and different, the kids decided this made for some more interesting hide and seek options.  This is Nate counting and Levi being all stealth behind the curtains!

I'll admit I was not looking forward to all the wiping of the walls so I was overjoyed when my wonderful friend, Alyson offered her Norwex mop to use for the big job.  I need to get me one of these!  I love Norwex products and this is definitely on my wish list!  I may have to book a Norwex party soon!

Normally I have a meal plan in place and we do supper that way.  But with all this moving stuff, the plan has kinda fell by the wayside and I didn't have anything ready to go.  I was happy with just doing breakfast for supper but Marko had other ideas.  We headed over to Eden's Gate and tried out their Burger Love offering.
 This is Sindulgence and it was delicious.  It was a great way to end a busy week.  Here's to next week and all the mighty crazy it might bring!

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Just nine more days to go.  I brought down some furniture from
upstairs and sold our microwave and gave away a bookshelf today! 
Tomorrow I hope to dust and wipe down the walls upstairs!

Tonight was the kids last night of AWANA for the year and it was the big Grand
Prix event.  The kids were super excited!  They got to decorate their
cars earlier and then put them up on the race track.  They had a lot of

Getting ready to let them GO!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Countdown is On---Ten...

Just ten more days before we finally get everything packed up in a trailer and trucks and vans and take it all  to the new place!! 

And people keep asking me if I'm excited.  I'm sure I must be, but at this point I'm just focused on all the things we need to do before we move.  Still more boxes to pack, appointments to keep and clean up to do.

And today the kids and I brought some goodies to our neighbours as a little good-bye treat.  I made some shortbread, chocolate and molasses cookies. 

 Our little plate of goodies and little message attached.

And this is my little Do-Gooder Posse! We're serious when we bring cookies to our neighbours!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Life Has Been a Little Chaotic!

So yeah--life got all kinds of crazy after January.  Our contract with our real estate agent expired pretty near the same day that an actual offer came in!! We FINALLY SOLD OUR HOUSE!!
 I had already ripped the sign out of the ground--oops!

So since then we have been packing and decluttering as we prepare to move at the end of this month.

In the midst of that big change Marko's dad got quite sick and we were caught in a bit of a run around trying to talk to different doctors/nurses in BC to find out what needed to be done.  There was some points where we thought that Marko and his sister might need to make an emergency trip out there.  Since then, his dad has made a great recovery and is now living in an assisted living environment.

Also I've been looking into Levi's health. I do have some concerns about some of his behaviours.  I've met with a pediatrician and it was decided to investigate further. Levi will have a preschool assessment with an occupational therapist, psychologist and pediatritian just before we move.

And of course you have the regular ups and downs of homeschooling and parenting and all that jazz. As you can imagine, it got a little overwhelming by times and my blog was the first to suffer from all the crazy.

Also--my old laptop died and I have a new one so I'm enjoying trying out my new tech.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Emma-Lyn's Tenth Birthday and Other Stories

This past Tuesday Emma-Lyn turned the big 1-0!! The day of her birthday was a little hectic with piano lessons, homeschool group and step dance lessons so it was light on the celebrating but weve more than made up for that.

We had Auntie Linda, Uncle Henk and Daniel over for supper on Wednesday and Emma-Lyn was delighted to have them over and enjoy cake and presents.


Saturday was the main event! And it never fails the day of and I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to get all the last minute things done.  We were so thankful to use the church space that we normally use for homeschool group.  It was perfect for the amount of girls that came.  Emma-Lyn wanted everyone to wear their fancy dresses and have a tea party and play some games.  We had a little photo area where each of the girls had their picture taken with Emma-Lyn as a keep sake from the party.
 Mmmmm yummy cake!

 Blowing out her candles.

 Freeze dance!!

Tomorrow Grammie Peric is coming over for supper as she was unable to join us last Wednesday.

In other news Sean participated in the George's Deck and Recovery curling tournament.  His team played well and came in one point shy of taking third place.
 Look at him go.

 The Montague teams owned the podium though and his good friends took first place this year.

This past Sunday we enjoyed visiting with our friends the Skys.  This may very well be the last visit for quite some time to come, as they are preparing to move to Tennessee in the not so distant future.  We made the very best of our short time together.  We went sledding down their big hill and then came inside to get warmed up and drink hot chocolate.  We had a wonderful time of prayer and worship before finishing up with a late supper of nachos!  And then it was time for some big hugs and well wishes before making the journey back home.  I shall dearly miss my Sky family!

 Joel and Hope heading down the hill!

 Miriam and Abby sliding slowly down the hill. The snow was too soft to get any real amount of momentum going.  But it didn't stop us from having a grand time!

 Such grace and finesse!

Worship time!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Happy New Year!

 I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year's Eve celebrations!  We went to our church pot luck and then to the Bowman's for a sleep over.  The adults enjoyed lots of games and the kiddos played indoors and out and watched a few shows. It was a wonderful way to ring in the new year.

This Christmas I've really enjoyed finding some old black and white films to enjoy.  I have to thank my wonderful friend Jackie for telling me about them.  We watched Christmas in Connecticut--really cute and funny, Going My Way--gotta love Bing Crosby, It Happened on 5th Avenue--the kids found this one quite hilarious, and The Shop Around the Corner--I always enjoyed You've Got Mail but I think I almost enjoyed this one more!

Marko went back to work on Thursday--the same day a big storm was due to hit the Maritimes.  He got most of the day in before heading home early to beat the storm.  The kids and I stayed busy getting prepared in case our power went out.  They cleaned while I made biscuits, bread and banana loaf and had chili simmering on the stove.  Thankfully our power only flickered but never went out.  Any snow that accumulated soon disappeared as rain and warmer temperatures came in.

This Monday will be our first day back at the books and I was thankful that Marko took the kids out for the day today and I was able to get some planning and organizing done.  I'm looking forward to getting back at it--hopefully the kids are too.

Sadly, we haven't been able to sell our house and it doesn't really look like it's going to happen any time soon.  Our contract with our real estate agent is up the beginning of February and we'll probably just take the house off the market until at least the spring.  I'm pretty disappointed but what can ya do?  We'll just take one day at a time.

Now for a cavalcade of pictures.

 I love this solar system model that Emma-Lyn got from Grammie Peric. And Marko is helping Nate with his volcano.

 Sweetest little nephew ever!

 The kids did manage to get some sledding in while we had snow.

 Playing King of Tokyo on New Year's Eve!  So much fun!

 Even when it's cold out--ya gotta hit the beach!  I love the beach in any season!

 Handsome hubby putting up with my need to see the beach in the bitter cold!

 Icy cold rocks.

And isn't that the craziest looking carrot you ever did see??!  But so yummy!