Monday, December 05, 2016

THE BIG 4-0

So it came and it went, and now I'm 40. I feel like I've been turning 40 all year, so I'm glad it's finally over with!
So many things happened and changed this year, and though it was overall an amazing year, it was very stressful too. I am glad we don't have so much on our plate this December (a year ago we were going through restoration of the basement and endless showings of the house). I am busy with my new job and just getting through each day with the kids and their individual needs and sports/homework. Nevermind the usual laundry, cooking and cleaning! I have yet to buy any Christmas presents, so I guess I'd better get on that! I hope you are enjoying the final craziness before Christmas is upon us!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Workin' girl

I haven't had much of interest to put on this here blog. My days are so full of mundane tasks, which really aren't blog worthy! We have been busy and just finished hosting a massive thanksgiving weekend with my family. Other than that, I'm busy driving the kids to and from their activities (sports and music). I wasn't really enjoying the "on call" work, and have been quite lonely, so I decided to apply for a permanent part time position. I got the job and start next week! It is at the "Pathways to Home" program of the seniors home. It is a wing where most of our 6-8 clients come from the hospital, but are still too weak to go home. It is our teams job to get them back into shape, and doing their daily activities again. Some clients have been in the hospital for months and have that condition where they've been babied (institutionalized) and don't even know how to put their own socks on anymore. It takes a bit of hard work, but generally our clients get strong enough to get back home. I'm excited to be part of the team and hope it isn't a challenge to juggle the work/family life.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Happy 17th, Amy! (our first baby)

Amy is the leader of our slew of children. The oldest of our nieces and nephews, the first baby we loved as "our own blood". I still remember meeting her for the first time, and now she is in GRADE 12, learning to drive and as tall as her mom. Yikes. I guess I am getting old after all.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Back to SCHOOL

Summer was great and needed, but long and exhausting. We are all glad to be back to some routine. Here's to grade 10, 7 and 4!

Monday, August 29, 2016

The last hoorah

We just had a week of super fun with the Davidson clan. Thought I should post some pics. We went to McGuire Lake to do some family photos with an "actual" photographer, but I brought mine along for some fun...can't wait to see the real ones, as Bri and I aren't in any of these ones either... We sure love our family and have had such great times with both sides. Now I'm back to work for three days and then it's the weekend before school starts!?! How did that summer just go so fast. It was one of my most busy yet, and definitely so great to have so much company to help us pass the time.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer

Summer is so long and lazy and fast and exciting all at the same time. I do love it, though it is a true marathon. I try to keep up with the house while running kids to and fro and keeping them quiet so Greg can work. It is the busiest and yet not! I do not miss the practicing piano, lunch making and homework AT ALL. I am having a hard time with the fact that we're in the middle of August already. I haven't accepted much work because it just becomes tricky to farm out the kids. We have been away just a little as our main holidays were done in Mexico! We did do a five night trip down to the coast and Bellingham. Greg and I also snuck away on our own for four nights to Edmonton for the Folk Fest which was absolutely incredible. Anna and her kids came up and stayed at our place for just over 3 weeks and we were good Salmon Arm tourists that packed in all the fun we could. Greg's siblings are coming up this weekend now and then we'll have a few days off before we're back at er'. We've been loving our new house with it's small garden, lovely air conditioning and space to spread out. I particularly love it's location to Little Mtn. and have hiked up it at least 30x just this summer. Most of those times were with Anna, which was great to do together. Well, I'm hoping to make jam today and need to catch up on housework, so I'd better run. I'll leave you with a few pictures!