Sunday, December 19, 2010

Call Me - Text Me - BBM Me - Email Me

OK so I finally caved... the new BlackBerry

Who knew there were so many ways people could reach me in the grocery store or whle I'm getting a haircut...

I have learned how to do two very important things with this new phone...

1 - turn off the noises

2 - lay it face down so I can't see the icons popping up showing me I have some type of correspondence

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tha Saga of Kym's Cards

So my friend Kym is very particular about her Christmas cards. They have to be designed just *so* and made the same way. walks Jess...

I think we all know that I have a more "get 'er done" attitude... so this year I took charge! (at least I thought I did...)

I forced her to make a standard size card (to find envelopes easily) and forced her hand on a flat card (regular postage)... but somehow she managed to cajole us into a bunch of extra steps just the same! Her love of distressing and all things vintage get the best of us...

BUT the good news is, we finished yesterday... one hundred of these gorgeous cards all made and ready to send...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Card Time!!!

OK so I still make all my Christmas cards. And I have left EVERYONE on the list year after year... sending out cards and expecting nothing in return...

OK TOTALLY a lie... I *so* wish more people still sent Christmas cards! I LOVE Christmas mail, and especially when we get photos of family and friends and maybe even the occasional annual letter!

This is my stack before I hit the post office...

I think I sent around 60 this year... and I made a few extra to hand out to teachers and send to stragglers (in case I missed anyone!)

I'd love to see your stack of cards or hear about how many you make vs how many you receive in return... (just out of curiosity haha)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hawaii Recap

So Britt was invited to go to hawaii for two weeks with this guy...

For those of you who don't know... that's actually my Dad under all that facial hair... (which I think they talked him into leaving in Maui???)

She spent most of her time with her Auntie Jen (my sister)...

And Barb (my cousin)...

I think this is when they climbed a mountain? I remember seeing an elevation sign at some point... (I bet you all wish she was doing the update and not me huh?) ha ha ha

It was a long two weeks but a fantastic experience for her! Wonder where they will go next???

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Remembrance Day Program

I've been meaning to share this photo I snapped of Josh before he left for school on November 10th. His class was reciting "In Flanders Fields" and were asked to dress up. I think he was the most handsome kid up there!
It's amazing how good looking good can make you feel!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Project 12 - September and October

I think I better get these up before we start into all the December Daily goodness...

The highlight of September was our trip to the GuZoo at Three Hills... my kids still love farm animals...

October was a busy riding month! We had our Fundraiser in Alix, and then rode our track at home the rest of the month. Todd Heemsbergen came out from Texas and brought Josh a new 2011 KTM 65 which he was very happy to see! Britt left for Hawaii too (no photos tho... my bad) and for Halloween the boys dressed up as... you guessed it... Motocross Pros!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st!

Well it's time to start the December Daily. I will commit (again) to take a photo to document every day this month... I will commit (again) to scrap it in my December Daily album... I will not, however, commit to blog about it every day!

With our planned trip to California I'm not sure that we will be able to document any of the things we traditionally do over the holidays, but it will be interesting nonetheless!

I'll update here as we go... here and there... on a whim... just like always!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project 12 - August

We were *SO* not ready for school to start this fall! There was still so much we wanted to do!!! We went to one of our favorite races in Cold Lake (and Cam even donned his race gear for that one!)... made a trip out to Lanigan to see all the Grandmas and Grandpas... and did a wee bit of back to school shopping!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Project 12 - July

Our July... Josh had yet another Birthday at the track the day after his cast came off... (the BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!)... more racing...Grandma and Grandpa D came for a visit... we went to see Blake (another injured rider), and we bought a new tractor / mower / tiller! Busy month!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Who REALLY thought I had time and energy to keep up with a blog???

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Project 12 - June

This brings us all the way to the end of June! Hopefully we have a better July with no injuries!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Project 12 - May

Our May in a nutshell!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

Today my boy is 9... how time flies!

A little recap...

Amy turned 9 this week too!

Josh had a big party with all his friends when he turned 6...

Seven happened at Moose Lake while we were camping!

This one should have made "cake wrecks"... I cried when I picked it up... we had cake at the Lloyd Track at a motocross weekend!

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cam's New Toy...

Don't ask me what the fascination is, but Cam has always wanted a backhoe. He's been talking about getting one for YEARS and he finally broke down and got one!

I'm sure I'll be finding gigantic holes all over the place now! LOL

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Project 12 - March & April

We left for Texas near the end of March so those photos kinda took over March and April's layouts! LOL

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Project 12 - February

Here is a look at our February...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Project 12 - January

I'm finally caught up in my "layout a month" challenge. I'm following along with the SCT sketches and here is January!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When I say "SMILE!"

OK as many of the rest of you, this is what I get when I try to get a smile out of my kids on any given day... so I say embrace it and scrap it anyways!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A New Gun!

Noah has been asking for a gun for months... so Cam finally broke down and got him a pellet gun. Talk about an excited boy!

His favorite part of the whole thing is the safety glasses!

We took him out gopher hunting, but all Noah managed to shoot was his Dad in the leg! (In his defense, his Dad was stupid enough to tell him to shoot the fence post which resulted in a misdirected ricochet...)
Cam dug out a pile of targets so I imagine I'll be spending a lot of time in the next few months loading pellets into the gun and supervising target practice!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sad day...

Josh was injured today... he has broken the growth plate in his leg near the knee... he'll be in a cast from toe to hip for many many weeks and will likely be finished racing for the season...

He is devastated (along with the rest of the family) and it is heartbreaking to see his dreams and goals for this season get dashed...

No he didn't crash... we went out to practice and he stepped into a hole when he put his foot down to start his bike... he lost his balance and fell over and twisted his knee until it snapped....

I'll update with a pic when he's not in so much pain (and in a better mood...)

For right now we'd apprciate your prayers...

And any tips as to how to deal with the itchyness under the cast... he feels like he's going crazy!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Just wanted to tell everyone that Josh has finished the SOAB Spring series with a perfect record in his 50cc class! He ran every moto in the first place spot and finished first overall in the series! Way to go Josh!

He ended up 8th in the series in the 65cc class, and 11th in the 85cc class (on his 65cc bike!) Nothing to sneeze at being one of the youngest riders in the class!

He's done his very best in every single race and all the hard work has paid off!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Big Scare!

Noah fell over while riding his pedal bike.... like not even a crash... just kinda tipped over... normally wouldn't think much of it...

Except this time he punctured his neck (below the jaw where the you-know-what-vein is located) with the handle bar of the bike (the grip is ripped off of part of it) and came screaming holding his neck with blood coming out between his fingers...

So I guess you know what I was thinking... the WORST...

I grabbed a facecloth with one hand to apply pressure and dialed the phone with the other and didn't even look at the wound till we were in the ER with the doctor! Yes I was scared of what I would see...

Thanks to the Lord and His miracles, he missed all the major blood supply and is resting comfortably with some fancy blue stitches... he was so brave!

I gotta tell you tho... I could see his pulse pumping inside that hole and it kinda freaked me out!!!

Unfortunately because of it being such a blunt end there was a lot of skin that was too damaged to repair and had to be cut off so he'll have a bit of a scar... but they were able to close the surface skin a bit with stitches too...

The photo is from my phone so you can't really see much, but here he is once they got him all cleaned up and ready for stitches...

I'll add some more pics once we get the super-sticky-old-school band aid removed!

I gotta keep this kid on the Motocross track where it's safe!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Will you still call me Superman?

I just love this song by Three Doors Down... and I decided this photo of Noah wearing his new cape would suit it perfectly! I took this photo of him in April when we went to Six Flags Over Texas...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Trophy Time!

OK so getting full swing into the racing season has left me little time for anything else! But I do have some exciting news... Britt won her very first trophy!

She came in FIRST in her first moto... she even surprised herself! She ended up third overall after the second moto and has moved up to 5th place in the SOAB spring series! Not bad for a girl who thought she was destined to be second last her whole racing career!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Because Life is Too Short...

I did this layout about Josh's choice of MX gear this year. It's so sharp looking, but I was trying my hardest to talk him out of it...

I told him in my most practical Mom voice, that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to get the stains out of white gear... to which he responded...

"Mom, life isn't just about laundry..." LOL

The journalling reads "...because life is too short to worry about who will scrub the stains out of white MX gear..."

Friday, April 30, 2010

Our Motocross Schedule

For those of you who will be trying to find us in the next five or six months... here's what the schedule looks like so far...

May 2 - Brooks, AB
May 8,9 - Medicine Hat, AB
May 15,16 - Raymond, AB
May 22,23 - Alix, AB
May 29,30 - Calgary, AB
June 6 - Saskatoon, SK
June 13 - Edmonton, AB
June 20 - Calgary, AB
June 30 - July 4 - Raymond, AB
July 18 - Kindersley, SK
July 24, 25 - Moose Jaw, SK
August 10 - 15 - Walton, ON
August 22 - Prince Albert, SK
August 28,29 - Calgary, AB

I'll update with September and October as it gets closer...

Please family... bookmark this one so you can find it easily! LOL

I'd also like to share this website with you... scroll down to the second photo! How cute!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Easter at the RV Park!

I know I'm late but I wanted to share our Easter egg hunt photos! We were staying at a concrete RV park in Arlington TX, so our options were pretty limited!

We managed to hide the eggs in the little park on site and the kids had a great time racing around finding them!

Just my luck Britt's eggs matched her new shoes... LOL

If I was a better blogger I'd fix up all the photos and make them pretty before posting them but alas... I'm not! Hope you all had a great Easter weekend too!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Britt!

Well, today I am the Mom of a 15 year old girl... where does the time go? Just thought I'd post a bunch of random pics to celebrate the day...

Swimming with her brothers 2006

Ipod for Christmas 2007

Happy Birthday 2008!
Birthday 2009 with Madie and Chelsey

Posing for me 2009

Her Birthday in 2007...

Gymnastics in 2006

Random shot from 2007

With her dark hair in 2008

Happy Birthday Britt... have a fabulous day!