Sunday, December 19, 2010
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
...in 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
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
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
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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
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
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
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
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
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!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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
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
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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
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
We managed to hide the eggs in the little park on site and the kids had a great time racing around finding them!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Swimming with her brothers 2006