Tuesday, September 30, 2008

bending, or trying

Just a quick update on our happenings around this joint. Hockey started yesterday for Hayze.
He will be on the Tier 2 adom team this year. Strathmore will not be having a tier 1. Ringette starts tonight for Destiny. Her eyes lite up when I reminded her this morning so she must be excited.
I attended my second yoga class last night.

ya, so that isn't me... You really don't want to see that just yet. Actually I don't think I could stand long enough on one foot to take the shot. Anyway, it is great, I am loving it, 5 of us from work are going and one is bringing her daughter.

As promised, a picture of my new hair

The kids and I went to Kinsmen park after church and took some more pictures. They turned out priceless. I have promised the kids I am done with the fall pictures. In my defence, we have had such a beautiful autumn that it is hard not to want to take pictures with all that color. Usually hear the leaves turn, we get a huge wind for 2 days and it is over.. not this year, I have been given a lot of opportunity to take well over 400 pictures of my kids... don't worry I have delete about 40% of them.

One more thing. At chuch, Pastor Evan showed a video from "Godtube.com" I just checked out he site, very cool stuff on it.

have a great day.

Friday, September 26, 2008

getting educated

Well the poll is done and #1 won by a land slide. I have emailed it in for the program.. I am sure that it will be great. The caption that I sent in to go with it was.." works way to much at home"...
funny, he thought I was joking, but I wasn't. Jim had just finished going on and on about how he comes home at night and cooks and yadayada.. (he had 3 times this month) any way I said ya that should be your caption.. you work to hard.. he said " your right it should be" so I typed it and hit the send button.. I laughed my ass off.. him... not so much.. I did send an amendment, and then he found the humor..
"I am so fun to live with."
Stacey and I hosted a color class tonight for the staff to introduce a new color line. The girls all took part in getting and/or applying color. It was a nice night of wine and appies and education.
I got my hair colored tonight as well.. I will do it and share pictures another time.

Staceys Color process as performed by none other that Tanya Rycroft. (Esthetician)

Lisa's process, as performed by Michelle. (hooker blonde)

Mimi.. perform by the color tech. The color is nice Barney..

Genette and Andrea ( from Pestige Salon Solutions)

Connies color. Nice and bright.. just like her. As performed by Amanda.. who also applied my color.

and all of our food.
It was a great night. I think we all had fun and learned a little.

p.s click on any picture to see them bigger.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

looking for your help.

Jim is wanting your help.. Please vote on the side on which picture you think he should submit for the Chinook Rodeo Finals program.



Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Pictures on a Day off

I had a lot of fun tonight editing and altering photos. Here are just a few of the 312 I took today.

What's a photo shoot without some fun pictures. I can always seem to get another 10 minutes out of them if I let them take some goofy pictures.

didn't realize how "pink" Hayze's shirt looks.. I really need a new monitor and printer.

Enjoy the photos and I would love your feedback on your favorites.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

loving the colors

Well fall has hit in full swing and I love the colors. I hope that I get the opportunity to get out and take some pictures of the family before they all fall to the ground. I did try and take some pictures yesterday of Destiny on her horse just in the corral but really not the best however I love the colors of fall.

Hot Rod thought he would help with the coaching last night.

Well back in May I made a commitment to myself to do a 30 page scrapbook of our trip to Disney. Well that started with a lot of zip and has quickly fizzled out. I am not sure that that I have even completed 5 pages yet. Well when I was sick I did a quick template page and added a background.

click to see it bigger

Not that exciting of a page but it game me the opportunity to use a lot of pictures and hi lite our 3rd day of our holiday in May.

Well that is all I have today. If you have any good photo ideas for this time of year, let me know..

Monday, September 15, 2008

cleaning up

Well I have had the nasty cold that everyone has had and it has had me down and out for the last week. Spending days right in bed and not leaving to go anywhere most days. I am hopefully on the up hill swing and looking forward to brighter days ahead.

I start Yoga tonight.. I was suppose to start last week but was not feeling good enough.. hopefully can catch myself up to speed quick enough.

I am currently updating the kids ipods with some new music for them. Miley Cyrus is being download onto Destiny's right now.. It had mixed reviews so I wasn't sure I was going to buy it but then I saw that she did Cindy Laupers "girls just wanna have fun" that was the clincher for me. I am sure Destiny will love it.

Well I guess that I have learned from my poll that I have to try harder at recycling. People have told me that they only have one bag of garbage once every 1 to 2 weeks. I go through that almost every 2 days. I will try harder!
This weekend brought us back to the rink. Destiny had 4 ice times and Hayze had one. I must admit with the weather being as nice as it is, it was a little hard getting back at it. The kids did great and they never complained so I guess it feels good for them to be back at it.
Saturday Morning before going to the rink I decide to start cleaning out the barn. Well this is the before. A mound of junk and crap from 11 years of piling it randomly.



Hayze, Destiny and I worked on this all morning and got a huge chunk of it done then after Destiny's first ice time Micheal Stewart came out and Stacey met us and we moved the big freezer out and loaded it up on the flat bed trailer. We then headed for the dump .. it was closed when we got there so I will have to dump the load on Wednesday evening. this was Jim's surprise when he got home from Washington. I hope that now it is clean and organized it can stay this way..

I found this picture on my camera that I hadn't shared or even filed away. I thought I would share it today... Hayze "trick riding" in Cardston, waiting for his turn in the "l'il Rascal Barrel racing"
Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Always With Me

Today marks one year since my mom pasted away. It has been a year of many tears, however today more than any other day I realize she is always with me.

On Saturday I was having a tough time and really feeling sad. Then the greatest thing happened.

Jim was asked by a co worker if he could help him put in a brake control is his truck, we had a busy day planned but Jim of course agreed. This guy was coming out from Calgary and was bringing his wife. Jim come home from work and decided to have a quick shower.. and of course these "strangers" show up. I invited them in and offered them coffee and we started visiting. When Jim was ready, JJ said sit down and relax I want to finish my coffee. As the conversation continued JJ said that he was a musician and that he played in clubs for years earning some cash on the side. I had said that sounded fun and never went any further with it. Just then my 9 year old son come from my office with my moms guitar case in hand. JJ recognized it as being a "Martin" right away and asked if he could play it. He tuned it all up and just as mom did every time she took her guitar out, played a little diddy to see if it was in tune.

As soon as I heard the same sound come out of that guitar.. I had tears rolling down my face and was totally thankful for that one little moment it time.. That I knew was suppose to happen. JJ proceded to play 3 songs for us and then continued on thier job at hand. I on the other hand was with my thoughts and my tears and the knowledge that she was with me and that was her way of showing me how.

I want to share a poem that was sent to me when mom first past, I have it up on my computer desk so that I can see it everyday.

Your Mother is always with you....

she's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street:

She's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks:

she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well.

Your Mother lives inside your laughter.

and she's crystallized in every tear drop.

She's the place you come from, your first home;

and she's the map you follow with every step you take.

She's your first love and your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you

Not time, not space... not even death.


To my family my dad, my brothers, nieces and newphews my thoughts are with you all, and we are bounded by the love we lost and times we have together.

To all of mom's friends. Thanks for being such good friends to her and I know your loss is deep and sorrow is hard.

I love you mom.. and I miss you more than anyone will every know. Twink.

Monday, September 1, 2008

A couple of Things on My Mind

Well, today is a holiday and I am alone in my own peace. My family have all gone back to Cochrane for the second day of the rodeo. It was a rainy muddy day yesterday. Jim did well and is back today to team up with the pro's in the Pro-Am competition. I wished him luck and sent them out the door.. I am still cold from yesterday.

So While I was cleaning up breakfast dishes I had a couple of things on my mind.
1st. How much I love my new knife that I got last weekend. It is really sharp ( have cut myself twice) it has a little cap, and it comes in a variety of colors. It is just a little pairing knife but I love it.. I have literally used it on everything this week and it even cuts buns with out a problem.

I bought the Green.

The 2nd thing I was thinking about was recycling. I am a terrible recycler. There I said it out loud.. I AM A TERRIBLE RECYCLER. Please don't think any less of me, but I can't be bothered or I don't have it set up right or something. I have good intentions and then it all falls by the way side. I have three container, plus a bag for the bottles. I start separating and it takes to much room and it is spewing out onto the cupboards and it all ends up in the garbage. Funny story about what has brought me to this train of thought is a recent conversation with a friend that is getting married. She said " The only thing that I am really nervous about for this wedding and moving in together is to tell him that I am not a recycler" I giggled.. Of all life's secrets that is the only thing she has not told him and is scared to share... Funny how our way of life has changed so much in the past 50 years that we go from our concerns being celibacy to recycling as our main "priority" as we tie the knot.

Love to hear how you make it work, if you recycle or not and your thougts on my friends concerns before she gets hitched.

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