Thursday, April 29, 2010

Real Busy-Like

Whatta week!  I figure a photo montage would be the best way to deliver the goods.
First, our darling daughter started ballet this past Tuesday- Yay!!  Ava has anxiously been counting down the days for her classes to start and was jazzed about her first session.  I wondered about being a little over the top with the whole 'outfit', but I was pleased to find the other little ballerinas were equally frilly and pink (sooo adorable!).  The weather was really crappy that day so I wasn't able to get the best photo of her so these will have to do!

Aaron instructing her on achieving the perfect diamond shape... I have to say, the boy was paying attention.  He'll be hanging with me while she has her classes, which I'm very pleased about as Ava has spent countless hours attending hockey-- she's more than done her time!

So cute!

Wednesday, I tagged along with Aaron's kindergarten class on a field trip to the greenhouse (I was hoping to get picked for this one!!).

Goofing-off on the bus ride.

Man, how did he get so cute?

Get ready for it.....  GLORIOUS rows and rows of the most beautiful, luscious hydrangeas I've ever seen!  I took at least two dozen photos of them-- I couldn't contain myself.

Some fancy editing.....

Counting down the days 'til the May long weekend is finally here so I can get my garden on!

Wednesday evening-- Inline Hockey evaluations.  It's a bittersweet thing really.....  Hockey season just ends and inline just starts up.  Still amping myself for a 2-3 evenings a week schedule....


He's gonna have bigger pipes than me at this rate.....  And check out the sweat he worked up?!!

And, last but not least...  A pic of me and my sis from a birthday party we attended on Friday.  I love her bunches and we have alotta fun together :)


And who can deny James and Dustin's affections...... certainly, not me.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ode to Mary Poppins

Let's go fly a kite....

Up, up and away!

Hold on to mommy, kids!

A moment.

Ava dancing with her kite.

Engaging in kite wars....

The battle gets heated.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Took the kids to the Farm Fair and Rodeo yesterday, alongside James' Dad and company.  Aaron really enjoyed the rodeo clown; Ava tells me the clown was her favorite part too, although, I think hers was the kettle cooked popcorn.... and I'd have to say the bull riding and fainting goat hog-tying was at the top of this cowgirl's list.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Indoor Soccer

The weather today is so utterly depressing I couldn't bare to even post photo evidence of it.  Instead, the kids and I blew up Aaron's inflatable soccer net and had ourselves a match indoors.


After a long afternoon of construction outside in the dirt.

You don't get much more 'boy' than that.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneak Peek

A teeny tidbit from a hair/make-up/photography class Kirsten attended and I modeled for about four weeks ago.  Us girls had some fun that day...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Just couldn't resist...

One more pic of my girl.

How-To: Deep Fry a Turkey



If I were to describe my ideal Easter, it would look a lot like easter in the movie 'Steel Magnolias'.  An elaborate easter egg hunt in a beautiful park on a gorgeous sun-shiny day.  All the little girls running around in beautiful easter dresses, and likewise, the boys in sweet sweater vests.  And of course, a picnic in the park with games to follow and the exceptionally good company of friends and family.  Yep, that about sums it up.  My 'la la land' vision of the perfect easter.  Here in reality (or maybe just the still somewhat chilly prairie land), things go down a little differently.  Deep fried turkey, Joe dress' and rubber boots, street hockey, an easter egg hunt in the basement... are just a few of the necessary minor adjustments from the all-fantastical vision.  One thing not to be compromised, however, was the good company of family and friends.     

Matthew 28:2-6 – He is not here; He has risen, just as He said
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Good Friday

Just when you thought hockey was all but over-- the inline skates appear.

Camera shy.

Aaron's tender tootsies needing a rest.  Lazy butt.

This Good Friday, we remembered.

Mark 15: 37-39- Jesus breathed his last.

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

Easy Bake

Putting the new apron from grandma to the test!

On the menu: Rainbow Sprinkle Cake with Vanilla Frosting

And the frosting begins...

Taste tester Daddy gives his snuggle of approval!

Little Miss Bakerella!