Tuesday, August 3


This weekend Uncle Dawson was sporting a headband and like most everything Dawson does,it was an instant hit! Now headbands have become the most important thing in the world to my little crew. The entire drive home from Canmore all I heard was “when can we get a headband” “I want a headband like uncle Dawson” blah blah blah...

Dawson is the fashion Guru of this house and has been for a few years now, I really should not be surprised anymore. To be honest I think it’s really cute. I am just super grateful his natural style in an easy one to copy.

So from the moment I woke today all I heard was “when do we get to go get a headband mom?”  
I needed to pick up TP anyhow, so a trip to WalMart was planned.
While I was getting ready Nora came down stairs and had brown muck all over her hands and face...I was a little worried at first, but the closer I got to her I could smell it was only chocolate. Huge sigh of relief!

Nora, where did you get all the chocolate?

 From the chips in the fridge.

I took her up stairs to wash it off and there was Gabe’s toothbrush on the counter covered in the same chocolate muck.
Nora why does Gabe’s tooth brush have chocolate all over it?

I needed to get it off my teeth

Why didn't you use your toothbrush then?

I didn’t want that gross stuff on my brush.

Smart girl.

As I was finishing drying Nora's face, I started calling from upstairs “okay boys, put on your shoes, and go wait in the truck"

Once the boys have their shoes on they go outside to the truck and get in their seats.
I get out there with Nora and we are off to WalMart.

We park and get out, I go grab a cart and Seth walks over to me.
And this is what I see

This is one of his slippers if you can't tell

Sigh....that boy cracks me up.

And here is the crew with the new headbands. 

And of course with every fashion trend, Nora takes it to the next level by wearing two at once.

Kids make me laugh.


I am grateful I have children that are very funny, and are still young enough they think I am fun to hang out with.

I am grateful its almost bed time, I am very tired today.

I am grateful I am feeling better.


My goals.

I have decided to write down my goals for this year.
A year for me during this stage of my life (having a young family) mimics the school year more than the calendar year.

So with the new school year fast approaching I have been thinking about things I would like to accomplish during this next year.

I think it is really important to always have goals. I enjoy growth, even when it’s hard, and I think having set goals helps move that along.

(It also helps to have a date to have the goal accomplished by)

In no particular order here are my goals for this year:

Have my home renovations completed.
Now this one is tricky because I will not actually be doing the work required to finish these tasks, Drew does them, so really what my goal will/should be is to have successfully complained/whined/demanded/pouted/bribed well enough that these things get done.

Travel to New York City and see a live taping of Saturday night live.
This one is tricky as well, because to get the tickets requires entering a lottery and this is where my friends come into play.
I ask  little of my friends but I am in need of help. SNL does their tickets as a lottery system and will draw for them in a few weeks. Only one address per house hold so I am asking all of you to help me out by entering this lottery in hopes you might get drawn for a pair of tickets. Then hopefully, you will be kind enough to give them to me so that I might fulfill one of my life’s dreams. So in the off chance you might be willing to help me out.
Drew has also said if I get more than one pair of tickets I can go again... which would allow a trip with g-friends;)

Do enough Yoga that I am able to practice at home alone, without an instructor.

Save Three Thousand dollars.

Try rock climbing again, without having a panic attack. But if I do freak out, have it somewhat contained.

Lose 10 pounds. 

Get showered and dressed every day I drop off Seth at school (larger goal,  just not to wear PJ's in public EVER!!)

Start running again.  

Have at least one reader of my blog in every Province, every Territory and every State.  

All the while still being a semi-functioning mom of 4. Keeping the house in some resemblance of order, with 3 meals prepared a day that are not from a box..... Should be no problem right?


I am grateful that my filming skills and my husbands editing skills possibly helped (hypothetically cause I'm not allowed to tell anyone) my brother got a callback for Wipeout Canada.

I am grateful that my children took it so well when I accidentally threw out their Black Eyed Peas CD when I was cleaning out the truck.  Oops.

I am grateful that my hair appointment is booked soon.