Saturday, August 25, 2012

A day with my girls

I am one of the lucky people who still has her pose from high school in her life. These girls and I have been through a lot together. No matter the time nor distance between us we remain friends who ALWAYS support each other.

Paula and her family flew in from Texas for a visit so we jumped at the opportunity to gather at Chantal's new house.

My sweet godson Mathieu

A little time for a book with Katie. Don't let this photo fool you. The quiet lasted about 2 minutes.

It's hard to believe we have 13 children between the four of us.

From left to right, Cooper, Abby, Riley, Katie, Analise, Spencer Simon and Vanessa.

Obviously some kids are not in these pictures. Mathieu, Andrew, Madelyn and Naomi were off doing something else. And Alivia was smiling down on us from heaven.

Chantal and I.

The four girls.

I am blessed to have these ladies in my life. Can't wait to be together again soon. Next time, in Texas, around Paula's pool.

Ok, Ok, Blue Jays, Blue Jays, Let's, Play, Ball

One of our to do's on our summer bucket list was to go a Blue Jays game.

We drove down to Yorkdale Mall and caught the subway

When we arrived at the game we stocked up on Blue Jays Merchandise, popcorn, peanuts and some beverages. The kids had a blast, Jason loved it and I thought it was quite boring.

Hopefully this one only makes the summer bucket
list every couple of years.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Bucket List

We decided that our goal for summer 2012 was going to be an adventure a day, a pin (something I pinned from Pintrest) a week and a home improvement project a month.
As I sit here on August 21 I am happy to say that we were successful in our goal and even exceeded it!!
Some of our adventures will have their own separate posts, other adventures, one picture says enough. Some pictures, have nothing to do with this post but I love them and they are post worthy.
Building a fairy garden with friends

Going go-karting

Having a girls sleepover

Chilling in the hot tub with Jure

Going to Canada's Wonderland with her friend and her family. Sniff, sniff, our girl is growing up.

Having balcony parties

Making mud pies

Sleeping like an angel

Hosting picnic tea parties

Getting new hair

Spending time with Pepere

Visiting Aunty Connie's new house and her "rocket ship" shower

Going for walks along the water front

Spending time with the Parker Family.

This is what Cooper does while I shower

BBQ with dance team friends

Visiting the 400 market

Yet another backyard party

Park time

Splash pad

A night out at Casino Rama for our friends 40th

The driving range

A day with the Olyjnyk Family

Wrapping up the soccer season

Berry picking

Watching the Canadian Olympic Trials

Meeting baby Halston

Some of the things I did from my Pintrest boards
Tomato and boccacini cheese appetizer

Kitchen chalkboard

Bacon and egg muffins

Grape caterpillars

Kitchen command centre in progress

Butter, lemon shrimp

Vanilla vodka root beer floats

Cucumber, tuna appetizers

And a few of our home improvement projects
Simon's room is painted

Our room is painted and we got new bedding

Both bedrooms await crown moulding, new lighting and pictures for the walls. Once it is all done I will share the completed project.
Our office has been our project lately. What a huge project it has been. We know why custom builders get paid so well, it's sooooo time consuming and expensive. Here is the progress so far.

Once the office is complete I will share again.
That's all for today, time to pack up and head put on another adventure.