Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Tree Challenge 2007

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A few weeks ago Catherine put out a Christmas Tree Challenge to all blogger's that wanted to participate. Of course I was on board with this challenge but the holiday's took over and time got scarce so FINALLY, I am posting my 2007 Christmas tree. Like they say, better late than never!

Some of my favourite tree ornaments are ones that were passed down from my grandmother, I also love the ones made by my Mom as well as all of my Precious Moments ornaments. Below are just a few that I love to put on my tree each year.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by friends and family!
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CHARLA is home with her Mommy, Daddy and 4 brothers! Congratulations again Dawn! Best wishes to all of your family! Cherish every moment with your sweet baby girl, she is a dream come true!
To see the pictures of Charla on Dawn's blog click HERE.

Friday, December 14, 2007

More Baby Blessings

Another post of congratulations to a friend. Norma was our first secret pal that we sent gifts to and she has just received her referral for a beautiful baby girl from China.

Please stop by Norma’s blog and wish her well while she waits to bring home her new baby girl Bethany!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


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I am so happy for my friend Dawn. She and her family have been logged in for 20+ months with China. Recently they decided to re-open their file with the BC ministry.

Well guess what!?!?!

They just received “the call” that there is a 14 month old baby girl named Charla waiting for them in Victoria!!

This is such wonderful news!

They leave on Sunday and return a week later with their precious little girl! I wish them all a safe trip on this amazing journey to their little Charla.

Dawn, Dale, Chase, Colton, Caden & Carter my thoughts are with you while you wait your last few days until you meet your new daughter and baby sister!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Parties and Pictures and No Power...

~ Well our power is out so while it is I will write a (much needed) post in Word and have it ready for Blogger when the power comes back on. ~

Last weekend we were very busy with Christmas parties. First we had the Children’s Bridge Christmas party to go to and then the same night we also went to my company party. The Children’s Bridge Christmas party is always nice to go to because it is great getting to see all the beautiful little cuties home with their forever families. Each time we go to one of the Children’s Bridge get-togethers we get to see the dreams really do become reality. It was especially nice this year because Son Pham got to attend as well. Son Pham is a little boy from Vietnam who came to Canada in hopes of receiving medical treatment. Children’s Bridge has been very involved in helping Son find the medical care he requires. Click HERE for more information and ways to help.

Here are some pictures of the adorable little munchkins from the party.

Our company party was an absolute BLAST! Earlier this month our company decided against having a Christmas party. So three of us, myself, Donna and Lee Ann, decided to take it into our own hands and put together our own company Christmas party for everyone. After a meeting and some company support, in 2 ½ short weeks we had the party planned. Everything was ready, including location, food, prizes, speeches, decorations and a DJ. We had fun planning everything and I would do it again!

Here are some pictures from our evening.

(I'm not sure that doing "The Locomotion" with co-workers is a good idea...)

I also got my hair cut last week, it was getting long and I couldn’t do anything with it so it was time for a change. If I get brave I might post a before and after picture. :o)

~ Our power was out for over two hours, oh well I guess it could have been worse. ~

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Socks ... Really?!?!

You Are Socks!

Cozy and warm... but easily lost.
You make a good puppet.

Apparently I am … SOCKS???

What the hey?!?

Well I guess I am kinda’ like socks but I’m not too sure about the puppet part. I wish there was "a pair" of me this time of year so I could get everything done, lol!

Give this a try and come back and let me know what you are.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Our New Secret Pal Sent Surprises!

Many thanks to our secret pal for the wonderful gifts. We received 2 Christmas placemats, a hat and bib set, a gingerbread house candleholder, a beautiful Christmas ornament that says “Believe in Miracles” and the cutest little Christmas dress.


I can’t wait for the next swap!!

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To our secret pal and all secret pal swappers ...

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

11 Months & Post Shopping Post

While I was off doing some extreme retail therapy this week, our 11th month LIDiversary has passed. I am glad to have those months behind us but the uncertainty of how many months are still ahead is … discouraging, at the very least. I know most of you know exactly what I mean. Not much else to say about it … it is what it is.

OK enough of that …

So I survived the Christmas Shopping and I got some good buys. Of course I still have some things that I will have to wait to get when we are closer to Christmas but this was a good start. Here is a peek at my Mom's car after 1½ days of shopping.

I’m glad we weren’t planning on going for any longer, lol!!

Here is a picture of some of the stuff I bought. I couldn’t take a picture of most of it because friends and family read my blog and I don’t want them to see their gifts. Most of the stuff in this picture is for kids, godchildren and friend’s kids. I also got my outfit for our company Christmas party, which was one of the main things I was looking for. Oh and of course … new shoes, lol!!

(By the way Darcie, I only had enough money for one pair of shoes so do you mind if we share them. I need them on Saturday night, after that they are all yours! LOL!!)

Bear with me for the next couple days as I try to catch up on all of your blog posts. My, my some of you have been very busy!! Back to work and reality tomorrow.

Friday, November 30, 2007

E x h a u s t e d ...

Too tired to blog ...

and my feet are killing me!

I hope I make it throught tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Retail Therapy ~ 2 Day Marathon!

I am so excited! My bags are packed, my credit card has no balance and I am ready to shop till’ I drop!!!

Tomorrow morning my Mom and I are off for two straight days of MAJOR shopping!!

We try to do two overnight shopping trips a year and this is our Christmas trip. I hope I can get the majority of my shopping done tomorrow and Friday so that I am not running around like a chicken with my head cut off come the 23rd of December.

I am taking my laptop with me so hopefully if I am not too tired I will post again tomorrow night to let you all know how our day was. Otherwise I will post on the weekend sometime … between putting up our tree and decorating it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fall Foto Flashback & Giving Thanks

A few weeks ago Larry and I went for a walk. The leaves were so nice and the day was beautiful so I took some fall photos, I made scrapbook pages with some of the pictures, here are two of them.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog visitors from the United States. I am thankful for all of you that come and leave encouraging, funny and supportive comments on my blog.

I hope you all had a wonderful day with your friends, family and lots of food!

I’m Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Weekend Post-O-Ramma

So much has seemed to happen in such a short amount of time. I have so much to share from last weekend, it was crazy busy!

Last Friday a co-worker (Danny) and I headed to Bedford for some training for work. We made plans that before we went to our class Friday morning we would go out for breakfast. Well I have got to tell you that breakfast was so awesome! We went to Cora’s.
If you have never been here for breakfast or lunch, RUN! Don’t walk … RUN! The breakfast is fantastic! I really enjoyed the food. Half the menu items come with "a mountain of fresh fruit", and the fruit was indeed very fresh and beautifully presented. The prices are a bit steep to dine every day, but for special occasions it's a nice place for a really good breakfast or brunch. Our food was so pretty I couldn’t eat it without taking pictures, lol!

Let me know if you have gone there and what you thought of it in my comments.

So after our great breakfast and a morning of training we headed out for lunch and a stroll around the mall to pass the time. The following are pictures of Danny being funny in the middle of the mall, I am glad it wasn’t busy, lol!!

Last Saturday was our first snowstorm here; of course this was the weekend we chose to reschedule our girl’s night out. (Those of you that read my blog will remember that just the weekend before we had plans made but because of tropical storm Noel we had to cancel.) Well Donna and Lee Ann made it to my house but we ended up not going where we had planned but we did get out for the evening. Thanks for the fun evening, despite the storm, girls! Thanks to my chauffeur hubby for driving us in the snow. ;o)

Here is a picture of my new boots I wore when we went out. These boots are higher than I am used to wearing but being that I am only 5’ tall; it was nice to wear these and be able to look some people in the eye, lol!

Last Sunday was Lisa’s little girl, Kealey’s, 2nd birthday party so we headed to Liverpool to visit with them for a while. I can’t believe how big Kealey is getting. Oh they grow too fast!! She received lots of nice gifts and had and adorable cake with the Backyardigans on it. Here is a slideshow of the pictures from the birthday evening.