Thursday, November 30, 2006

the big 29

Today I am thankful for my mom.
Now that I have kids, I understand more what my mom felt and did the day I was born.
Every year now I think about her. More.
And I am grateful for her and all she has done for me.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

new adventure

So tomorrow I am meeting some ladies to look at my photography.
Hopefully it will lead to something.
Started this as a place just for my photos.
An online portfolio of sorts.
We'll see how it goes.

And it other news.... man this weather SUCKS!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

2 for 1

I recently read this cook book by Art Smith.
And i loved it!
I love to read cookbooks. And this one is especially good.
It has a quiz to help figure out what kind of a cook you are - at every level.
And then it has recipes suited to your style, time constrants, taste preferences.
I wanna buy it.
It talks about how family dinner is a time to be with each other.
To share and be together.
Nourishment for body AND soul.
And I agree with that 100%.

I love to cook.
A lot.
I love to feed people.
I think it would be cool to have a business where I list what I am making for meals that week and people can pick what days they want dinner ready for them. You know those buys working folks. Now that'd be coooool.
I'd just make more of what we are eating.

As for this past week. I made a 2 for 1.
Make something one night and turn the unused portions into a great dinner the next night.
Art Smith talks about that in his book.
But these recipes were from my favorite cooking magazine.
Everyday food.

Chilli Rubbed Steak, Mashed potatoes, and a homemade creamy dressing on romaine lettuce.

The next night you turn the left over steak into these great broiled steak and pepper sandwiches with garden vegetable havarti cheese. mmmmmmmm.

If I cuold find my magazine I would post the recipes.... but some little child has carried if off somewhere (or I missplaced it.) hahahahahaha.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Just wanted to share some pictures from a play date with had with our good friends the Chutes. They used to live 3 doors down from us, but the went a built an amazing huge beautiful custom designed home.
Now they live 40 minutes away.
Totally sad about the whole ordeal.
But happy for them.
Since their house is beeeeeeeaaaauitful!
So much fun to be with them.


Lucy Ann

Mr. Alden


Everyone is still sick around here.
In fact it has been 4 days of puking.
Hopefully sooner than later!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

a little bit more

My friend Crystal tagged me last week.
Here are my answers.

1. First Name? Rhonda
2. Were you named after anyone?
I don't think so. There was a popular song that I think had an effect on my name.
But it was changed a week after I was brought home - I think it was Brenda!?
3. When did you last cry?
Today. Both kids were screaming bloody murder as I was leaving someone's house and I was carrying them both - one under each arm. I was a little frustrated.
4. Do you like your handwriting? Yep.
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Anything but baloney. (ewww.)
6. Do you have kids? Yeppers. Alden Ryan is 4 and Lucy Ann is 1.
7. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
I think so.

8. Do you have a journal?
About 6. One for regular writing. A mother's journal. A gratitude journal.
A random thoughts journal. An art journal. A scripture journal. Wait that's 7.
9. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Who me.... never.
10. Do you still have your tonsils? Nope. Grade 8
11. Would you bungee jump?
Never in a million years. Did you know that like 85% of women pee their pants when they
try it? I'd be that 85% for sure.
12. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Not if I can avoid it.
13. Do you think you are strong? Some days more than others.
14. What is your favorite ice a cream flavour?
Anything chocolate. Love the Polar Bear tracks. mmmmm Ice Cream.
15. Shoe size?
12 ladies.... yes as in men's size 10. Me and Regan have the same size feet.
Totally sucks for buying nice girl shoes as they don't make them that big.
16. Red or pink? Mostly red with a little pink
17. What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
How much sleep I need to feel good during the day.
18. Who do you miss the most? My little sister Kelly
19. When and where were you born? Vanderhoof BC on November 30, 1977
20. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Blue jeans and no shoes
21. What is the last thing you ate?
A piece of Garden Vegetable Havarti cheese
22. What are you listening to right now?
Alden whining. It's been a looooong day.
23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I'd be green.
24. Favorite smell?
Lemon, fresh baked bread, babies after a bath. Fresh Nova Scotia rain.
25. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My friend Leah
26. The first thing you notice when you meet people?
Their facial expressions - if they smile when they meet me, the look in their eyes.
27. Do you have a special talent?
A few. I can roll my tongue three times. I can juggle balls.
And I can do this neat trick with my lip - you'd have to see it to know what I mean.
28. Favorite drink? Milk. White. 1%. Warm or cold.
29. Favorite sport? It's a tie. Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee
30. Hair color? brown
31. Eye color? Green with orange specks
32. Do you wear contacts? Nope. 20/20
33. Favorite food? I love food. That's a hard question for me.
34. Scary movies or happy endings? I don't watch scary movies.
35. Last movie you watched? Mr & Mrs. Smith
36. What color shirt are you wearing? black
37. Summer or winter? Summer. I'm a wimp. I like heat.
38. Hugs or kisses? Depends who it's from. :)
39. Favorite dessert?
I love dessert. So um..... another hard one. There is always room for cheesecake.
40. What books are you reading?
Everyday Food Special Cookie Edition, Race Against Time by Stephen Lewis
41. What's on your mouse pad? No mouse pad here.
42. Favorite sounds? laughing kids and peace and quiet
43. Rolling stones or Beatles? Ella Fitzgerald
44. The furthest you've been from home? Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia.
45. If you could pick any two people to have dinner with, who you they be?
Regan and Kelly.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

her royal cuteness is under the weather

Guess who is sick and creating an unimaginable amount of boogies every moment?
This is NOT how she is looking today. Thought I could use a reminder of her cuteness
as we suffer through her current very unhappy state.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

stuff to share

Some neat things as of late.

1. My oldest brother Sean is a photographer-extrodanaire. We have matching cameras. Which is good for me.... since he knows way more than me and figures stuff out and then shows me what he learns. A perfect set up. :) And he just started a photo blog.

2. I love stamps. A lot. A real lot. And I just found this company. And i love them. So many i'd love to buy.

3. Alden is saying the funniest things lately. He is constantly cracking me up. And Regan.
Last week while driving home he says:
A: "Are we going to the mechanic's or the doctor's house?
M: "To the mechanic's."
A: "Great!"
M: "Alden, did you know that they are my parents? Grandma and Grandpa Davis are my mom and dad."
A: " REALLY?, well who are Regan's parents?"

4. I love the whole premise of this calendar. And I totally want to buy it.

5. This Friday me and Regan are going to hear this guy speak. One of the neat thing about Medical school.

6. Since's it been a while since I shared a page on my blog... he is a recent one I did of Alden.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

halloween 2006

Halloween 2006 was... um... interesting.
Really cold weather
a chicken unwilling to put on his coat and mittens
not so much fun.

Good thing I took pictures before things went to the toliet.
(if you'll excuse the pun.)

I went down south to my mom and dad's on Monday and spent a couple days at home.
I wanted Alden to experience Halloween with cousins and grandma's and grandpa's.
It wasn't exactaly how I imagined it.
But I got some good photos at least.

Lucy as the bee. It was hardest to get a good photo of her!

My seriously adorable niece Athenia.

I love this girl!
My sister in law Erin.
She is amazing.
6 kiddies.
And she is in school full time to be a nurse.
And she is only 28.
Amazing lady.

Little froggy nephew Roman. Cute cute.

Not in her costume - but looking oh so cute.

Alden made the most adorable chicken.
After trick or treating to the four houses we made it too...
he was frozen instead of fresh.

A cute witch and chicken played cars

Cousin and Cute little witch Zyan.

My Grandma Stasiuk was visting my mom's house....
and she was sharing her talents with us.
Her crazy quilt she was working on.
Which of course she quilted by hand.
What a piece of art!

It was fun to be around with my mom.
Didn't get to see too much of my dad since he was at work.
I missed Regan.
But Alden and Lucy loved getting to play with their cousins.
On Monday night when we got into town, Yael and Seth were over at grandmas.
After they left Alden asked what happened to his cousins.
They had so much fun together!