Monday, January 17, 2011


Has it really been this long? What is happening to me? I don't want to sound like one of those people who believe that I am just soooo busy that I can't keep a blog but really... it's been busy! What with a house in total chaos and attempting to be mom of the year (ha ha- for those who know me well, you so know that I'm kidding, right?). But in all seriousness... I got nothing to say! Just being a big 'ole homebody and getting organized to, hopefully, sell our house. It's keeping me kind of occupied.
But let's just see for fun what I can come up with... in a day or two:)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back at it

Finally- I got some inspiration going and got a little creative ( with some help from my scrappin' girls, of course)! I didn't go back to where I left off or pack up a bunch of my un-inspiring stuff but instead, I arrived at the shop with pictures in hand. Pictures that I adore from our summer holidays! Something about great pictures makes the rest come pretty easy. It wasn't cheap travelling light but it certainly got the creative juices flowing when I had free-range of all that fun product. Thanks for a great night out girls! And thanks to for letting us hang around!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friends who are family- Part 1

So the highlights of our summer holidays definitely include many, many days hanging with the Fillmore Family! Our first week of summer holidays had P + the kids staying with us (D was on business in Vancouver!). We swam in our pool, went to many different splashpads and went to a couple great beaches.

Taking the ferry back from my parent's house.
Hotel sleep-over on our way home from Ottawa!
Calypso Water Park!
This place is super fun and it was one hot day! We made the most of it and went on all the rides- yep, even P + me! A few hints if you're planning to attend: bring your own drinks + snacks (big line-ups), do not wait in the ice cream line, and watch out for the "lazy" river- not so lazy + actually, kinda crazy!! So worth the drive! There are tons of picnic areas and life jackets are everywhere! Good times for sure!

It was just the kick-off to our Fillmore Fun!

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's been awhile...

Where to begin really? It's been so long. So much has happened. I can say that it has been a fabulous summer thus far! I have been loving every minute of this hot weather, good friends and great times!
I guess it all began with the end of the year staff celebration. I am still in shock that I won't be walking through those doors, into that school, this fall. How can it be? It's like home there. Leaving there is one of the hardest things that I've had to go through in a long time. Sure, it's not a death or anything, but it's so hard to imagine not seeing "my girls" everyday. All the laughs and good times are hard to replace. I don't intend to try.
So, the party... it was super fun! They spoiled me rotten and made me cry like a baby. Who's kidding who? I was crying for months beforehand! Christie + her husband were wonderful hosts!
That's just the beginning of the summer. But it's on my mind.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More County Love

I'm not sure how I forgot this place but we absolutely love to camp at Quinte's Isles Campark. We've been camping here ever since we bought our trailer. We love the free livin' back by the lake. hook-ups! We still love it! Although, we do think we need a generator! We even make it a Labour Day tradition to camp there with family and friends. They have so many great activities for families, including, a street dance, bands, rock wall climbing, a pool, and a great new splashpad! We can't wait to head out there this summer!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Be a Beach Bum This Summer

Why not? What else do we have to do? Let's be beach bums! I've been gearing up for summer holidays and thinking a lot about how I love our camping trips and day trips to The County! Nothing beats the food- so love Budda Dog and we really like Sandbanks Winery. But what's not to love about great shopping too? So, stop by here beach bum in the county this summer to find all those fashion needs! Say hi to Cindy and Darrel (my brother in-law)! Then, let's hit Sandbanks Provincial Park for some sun and fun! Oooohhh I love summer!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hockey Fever

It's that time of year- hockey playoffs!
Shawn has been wanting a little hockey fan and it looks like he's finally got one. When Gavin started playing hockey this year he was reluctant and a little unsure of himself. One day on the way into the rink he asked, "Dad, what would happen if the rink burned down? Would we still go to hockey practice?". Yes Gavin. But then something happened- he loved it! He watches all the games with Daddy, plays daily at his caregiver's and at home, and he has a million hockey cards! It's crazy! He is so excited to start ball hockey next week. It's hockey fever around here!
So from the pictures you can see that they've also been to a playoff game! Gavin's first NHL game. Sadly, there weren't three tickets so mommy could go as well! But I'm just super happy that he got to go and experience it all. Daddy's pretty stoked too!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gotta love the dots!

Don't ya just love this outfit? Super cute huh?

Monday, April 5, 2010

It wouldn't be a party without a sing-along!

It's an Easter party- Windsor style! Oh they sure do like a party and a sing-along just makes it all the better! Easter weekend was the most beautiful weekend we've seen this spring! It was warm and sunny and we stayed outside on the patio until midnight! Manny + Sam played guitar and the rest of the gang took up the singing and various instruments roles!
Gavin absolutely loved this party! He gets so excited to get together with our family. I'm sure all this singing and dancing has something to do with it! He was the only kid around for the party and it was great that everyone included him in the festivities. Although his requests for Kings of Leon, ACDC and Lady Gaga weren't met, we joked that eventually he'll learn "under the boardwalk", "mustang sally" and "love potion number 9". He's got to... someone has to carry on the traditional tunes!