Friday, October 31, 2008


Finally . . . Halloween arrived! This is by far one of my most favorite days of the year. Halloween Eve was quite a chore trying to get two little kids to bed who were way too excited for Halloween in the morning. Edyn was so cute when I pulled out a couple of costumes for her to decide on for school and watched as she couldn't control her giddy emotions. It was truly a "kid in a candy store" moment and I really wish I had it on video. Ethan couldn't make up his mind so he picked one for school and wore the other one to bed. He really did! So Friday morning was probably the best morning ever for getting ready and getting to school on time. Total cooperation! So what did they end up being . . .


Edyn was, I think, the cutest witch ever and Ethan was a zombie. After they finshed school we headed down to our favorite spot for halloween, Hoboken, for the Ragamuffin parade. The kids scored tons of candy just walking past the little shoppes and then we wasted some time going out to eat while we waited for people to get back home for the REAL trick-or-treating to begin. Now this is my favorite part! I love how this town decorates their brown-stone walkups and love how the majority of them wait on their stoops to hand out their candy and even some of the families take their little halloween parties out to the sidewalks. Decorations were faaaabulous this year and there were some really adorable carved pumpkins. Hoboken did not disappoint this year! Oh, and being 60 degrees today was awesome (since it's been so wretched cold lately)! So here are some pictures of our Halloween Adventure this year. It will be really sad not to be here for it next year. So glad we made the most of our last one in Hoboken! Thank you Hoboken for 4 years of awesome Halloweens!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

HaPpY BiRtHdAy ChAd!

And the hubster turns 33 today! Hope you have a wonderful birthday today! Your little boy woke up this morning and asked where you were and after I told him that you had already left for school he pouted and said "I really wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday today!" I thought it was so cute that he had remembered and that it was the first thing he thought of as soon as he had got up this morning. We love you more than anything and are so thankful for all the things you do for us!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Hubby the Nerd!

Couldn't resist! A couple of weeks ago Chad was doing some of his dental lab work for school and I just had to take a picture. I tried to do it secretly but as soon as he heard the click he looked up and asked "Your going to put that on your blog, aren't you?". Ummmmm, OF COURSE!

Oh, and thank you to everyone for your well wishes for getting better. I'm feeling better but still not my normal self. I guess I had a viral infection that turned into Reactive Airway Disease. So my lungs and body sure took a hit! So still trying not to do too much so a full recovery will come faster.

My brother is doing much better. He was transferred from ICU to the trauma unit in Calgary and then just a couple of days ago he was good enough to be transferred by ambulance from Calgary to Lethbridge so he could be closer to home. Thanks again everyone for your comments, phone calls, and acts of kindness! We really appreciated them!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mommy's Aren't Supposed to get Sick!

I can't remember the last time I actually felt so crappy that I ended up in bed all day. Yup, did't get out of bed until about 3pm (well, except of course for a little bit around breakfast and lunchtime to feed the kids but as soon as I was done I headed right back to what felt like my deathzone). The best way to describe it is it really felt like someone had taken a sledge hammer and gave me a good whack upside the head. Oh, and then the dreadful dry cough I couldn't keep under control and the constant cold sweats - I hate those! My poor kids! Ethan was actually really cute and understanding as he would come in and check on me quite often and ask if I was ok and then say he was sorry that I felt so sick followed by a hug. All in all they were pretty well behaved and I think it was all due to me having no objection to them destroying the house today. That kept them pretty busy! LOL.

But I do have to say that I really have nothing to complain about. I found out early this morning that my brother, Ethan, took a fall last night and is currently in ICU. He was working on his house that he's building and I guess he fell a storey into the basement. He broke the T12 in his back, has internal bleeding in his brain and three fractures at the bottom of his skull (not the first time he's broken his back, and if you know my brother he's been through quite a lot in his life and he's really lucky to still be walking let alone still be with us). My SIL told me that he knows who people are but is still a little phased and doesn't make sense a lot of the time. They are waiting for another CT scan this evening to determine if the internal bleeding is still there or if it has subsided. I guess why I'm writing this is for all of those who know our family, especially Big Ethan, and those of you who don't, please keep him in your prayers. I'm just beside myself since I'm so far away from home and all I can do is wait patiently by the phone for updates. I just wish I could be there to show my support or just be there to help out in anyway that I can! Candace and especially Ethan we LOVE you and are definately praying for you! And darn it, quit doing this to us! **Said lovingly**

A Chance to Win a FREE Handbag!

As part of the launch of Handbag Planet's website they are giving away 24 handbags in 24 hours on October 15th! Head on over there and enter to win! Time is running out!

Handbag Planet Contest

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Not Sure if it is Deserved, but Whatever! LOL.

Thanks Erica for this very prestigous award, I'm so flattered! Tee Hee. So here goes nothing:

Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others.

Here are the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone? KITCHEN
2. Where is your significant other? NYU
3. Your hair color? BROWN
4. Your mother? LOVING
5. Your father? KIND
6. Your favorite thing? PINKBERRY
7. Your dream last night? FORGOT
8. Your dream/goal? SLIMMER
9. The room you're in? OFFICE
10. Your hobby? SEWING
11. Your fear? ELEPHANTMAN
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? DEBTLESS
13. Where were you last night? BED
14. What you're not? SWIFT
15. One of your wish-list items? HUMMER
16. Where you grew up? CANADA
17. The last thing you did? GOODNIGHTKISS
18. What are you wearing? SWEATS
19. Your TV? UGLY
20. Your pet? NEVER
21. Your computer? STUPID
22. Your mood? TIRED
23. Missing someone? FAMILY
24. Your car? ANNOYING
25. Something you're not wearing? SOCKS
26. Favorite store? FABRIC
27. Your summer? BUSY
28. Love someone? FAMILY
29. Your favorite color? RED
30. When is the last time you laughed? AFTERNOON
31. Last time you cried? CHURCH

I pass the award on to:
Amy H.