Thursday, June 28, 2007

On the Bookshelf:

i saw a list that made me wonder.....
if I could remember myself.
it's a list of books i've read.....
but I don't know if I could remember all the books I have read.
I read a lot.
A lot of kids books.
A lot of recipe books.
A lot of parenting books.
I love historical fiction and religious books.
Some times where the reading is a mininum.

And I have spurts of more reading.
Especially when I was pregnant with Alden.
No kids to tend, we were living across the country in a city where I didn't know anyone.
I read a LOT during the last month of my pregnancy.

Currently I am reading...
(i like to have a few on the go... depending on my mood)
1. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier

(it's pretty good so far... but a few words that I am blacking out with my marker.)

2. Pay it Forward

3. Overindulgence and Your children

Instead now, how about I list the books I want.....

1. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows(the new one)
2. Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper
3. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
4. Clean & Simple: Scrapbooking: The Sequel by Cathy Zielske
5. Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth
6. Alphabetica by Lynne Perella
7. Encyclopedia of An Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Any books you are on the hunt for??

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

some pages

i've been on a scrapper frenzie lately.
here are a few pages as of late.

Monday, June 25, 2007


While blog hopping this evening (I can't sleep... i had an after church nap....) i saw this on a blog..... thought i'd answer it too.

Yourself: getting sleepy

Your Partner: is sleeping

Your Hair: poofy

Your Mother: sleeping

Your Father: also sleeping

Your Favorite Item: camera (and computer)

Your Dream Last Night: Lucy crying... but it turned out to be real

Your Favorite Drink: cold milk (1%)

Your Dream Car: 67 cherry red convertible mustang

Dream Home: paid for

The Room You Are In: living room

Your Fear: failure

Where You Want to be in Ten Years: in a house in a rural community with lots of kiddos

Who You Hung Out With Last Night: sarah and tom chute

You're Not: sleepy

One of Your Wish List Items: a remote for my camera & a good tripod

The Last Thing You Did: booked hotel & car for our upcoming LA trip

You Are Wearing: pjs

Your Favorite Weather: sunny

Your Favorite Book: hmmm tough to say... looking for a new favorite

Last Thing You Ate: left over ice cream cake

Your Life: busy

Your Mood: wanting to be sleepy

Your Best Friend: is sleeping

What Are You Thinking About Right Now: my answers

Your Car: minivan

What Are You Doing At The Moment: typing

Relationship Status: happily married

And since posts are no fun without a photo... here is one from the friend shoot.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

fun times

We've been all around calgary, seeing the sights.
showing our friends, Kelly and Rob, all the things we love about Alberta.
and having them meet some of the people we love too.
it has been so fun.

of course we had a little photo shoot before they left
here is one of my favorites...

you can see more family photo shoot pictures here here.

We saw a lot of Emma and Kelly back out in Nova Scotia.
Alden and Emma spent a lot of time together.
And the minute they were together it was like they hadn't been apart.
Same for me and Kelly.

Lucy was a big fan of baby Morgan.
The beginning of the week she kept calling her Baby Jack.
She did finally learn her name.
And man, did she love to hold Morgan and say "hi baby."

Thursday we went to the Telus Science Center and Creative Kids Museum.

All of the kids loved it. And so did the adults.

Emma was in her element with the big stage and the air guitar center.

Our original plan was to go to Calway Park on Saturday but the weather was NOT cooperating. So instead we went to Drumheller.

It was good times. A little longer of a drive than we had expected... but still fun.

During the museum, we walked up to a three older ladies standing looking at a display. Alden leans in really close and says really loudly "well that is very interesting."

While we went down south, Grandma and Grandpa Steed were kind enough to let us all stay at their house. The kids loved it. And Grandma had lots of fun with the kids, as usual.

While down south we took Kelly and Rob and kids to Waterton.
Kelly had never seen real mountains.
And Alberta has the best, so we had to take them there.
It was a good trip. Not the best weather.

Threw rocks in the river. And the lake.

Flew Alden's Pterodactylus kite we got in Drumheller.

Enjoyed the scenery.

Saw LOTS of animals.
1. deer with two baby fawns
2. a fox
3. a badger
4. buffalo
5. mountain sheep
6. gophers (Kelly had never seen them before and really liked them)
7. squirrels
8. a mom bear with two cubs

Enjoyed Cameron Lake (one of our favorite spots) by throwing in sticks and going on the dock.

Wonderful Aunt Lil and Uncle Murray let us (on short notice) bring out everyone and ride the horses. That made Emma's trip.
Alden got to drive the tractor. Which made his trip.
And the surprise was Lucy who LOVED the horse.
I guess she's got a little of me in her.
(I used to have my own horse when I was a younger. I wanted to be a barrel racer.)
She cried when we took her off the horse.

It was so good to have Kelly and Rob visit us.
I SO wish we still lived close to each other.
Love love love them.
But since we aren't moving back to Nova Scotia and they aren't moving to Alberta, looks like we'll just have to make a habit of visitng each other as much as possible.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


so I am back. :) online that is.
we got a fancy new computer. love it.
really enjoying it A LOT.
Just got it today.

Besides not having the internet or checking my email,
i've been doing photo shoots (you can see them here)

hanging out out side (except for those insanly rainy days)

been scrapbooking....

hanging out with friends, and going to the zoo.

Tomorrow my good friend Kelly is coming all the way from Nova Scotia for a week.
Fun Times!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

computer isssues

computer issues.
so our computer no longer accesses in internet.
we have to get a new one.
so as soon as we get one, i'll be back up and posting. :)