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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Happy holidays!!!!




from our family to yours


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Here's my boy!!!

well here he is all 5.5 lbs of fluffy soft goodness!!! Rocky came home on Monday and we spent the first 2 days together, so far so good, he is an amazingly good boy, going to the bathroom outside and sleeping through the night, so much easier than i expected an 8 week old puppy would be, it is so nice having a doggie in the house again!! and he has some big paws to fill after our amazing Daisie, she was such goodness in dog clothes, and I'm sure this little fellow will be no different, he is already lighting up our lives!


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First day of school....




Well here it begins, the start of another school yearin Ontario, Victoria is starting full days this year in Grade One and Marissa is beginning the last year of elementary school in Grade Eight, so hard to believe how fast the summer flew, although we pretty much wished it away so we could go to Disney. I'm so proud of these girls, and I can't wait to hear all about the first day when they get home tonight!!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Disney was amazing!!!!

We had the best week at Disney!!! Our flights were almost unevently, alittle turbulance here and there and a delay due to a possible fuel leak on the way there and the plane was late arriving to turn around and take us home from Florida.
We arrived in Orlando on Sat the 23rd and checked into our hotel and relaxed and hit the beds around midnight.
We had a week full of fun and lots of laughs and hot, hot sunshine, it rained only once during our stay for about an hour and half, we went to dinner quite wet but loved it. I have a couple pic that I scanned that were taken before our character meals, I will post more pics through the week but for now here we are....




Friday, August 22, 2008

and we're off..........

well almost, to the happiest place on Earth!!!



We'll be staying here...


i have been waiting all my life it seems to get to go to Disney and now it's finally here, I hope the week doesn't go to quickly!!!!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Meet our new fur baby.....

Rocky the shih-poo, born July 20th.........

3rd from left

we can't wait to bring him home in early Sept.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

HEEEELLLLOOOO.....

is there anyone still reading this BLOG of mine? :)

We are t minus 21 days til our long awaited Disney trip, we are on the waiting list for a new fur baby, (who will have some very big paws to fill after the loss of Daisy), we are hopefully getting a miniature schnauzer, due to be born the end of August.

Dan and I will be celebrating our 7th year anniversary in 16 more days. Where does the time go?

Tina and her lovely girls came for a visit last weekend, I am always saddened after a visit with her, to have such a great friend that lives so far away and I don't get to see nearly as often as I'd like. But my fingers are crossed for a big girls cross border shopping trip to Grove City in September.

I'm working lots, and lots, and lots, and not adjusting well to that, I work alot of 3- 11 pm shifts which makes it hard to see people I'd like to see, so I apologize to those that would like together, its so hard to take my days off away from my kids as I see them so little. Life would be so much easier on the same shift as everyone I hold near and dear.
I really like the job, I just can't wait to start getting in some day shifts more often, especially once the girls head back to school, as Victoria will also be full days this year in Grade 1.

On the scrapbooking front I have a card being published in the Fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards today, I haven't submitted in ages so I was thrilled by that.
Anyhoo, that's summer life in a nutshell so far...

If you're still reading please leave me a comment to let me know :)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Attn scrapbookers!

want to win a cool scrapbooking product, check out my friend Jennifer's blog to win some cool Scribblz Art, they are awesome!!!

Not much new to tell, Nick has settled in to his adoptive home, thank you Lord for helping with that one!!!

counting down the days til Disney and the end of school, need to have a crop soon ladies!!! hint hint :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Long time no post

life has certainly been a changin in our house these last few weeks, with me working full time, and our foster son Nicolas getting prepared to move on June 2nd. He has lived with us for almost 3 years and is being adopted into a wonderufl family. We coudln't be happier for him.

We are adjusting to life without our doggie, and are hoping to add another one to our family after our trip to Disney in August.

I haven't sat down to scrapbook in weeks and I miss it, I went to a scrapbooking retreat over the first weekend of May and that was the most crafting I've been able to do in some time, it was a great weekend and hope to attend next year as well.

Here are a couple layouts from that weekend. TTYS I've got some more packing to do for Nick.
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Sunday, April 06, 2008

You.Can.Only.Type.One.Word. from Tina's Blog
Where is your cell phone? charging
Your significant other? hon
Your hair? wedged
Your mother? friend
Your father? funny
Your favorite thing? camera
Your dream last night? forgotten
Your favorite drink? pinacolada
Your dream/goal? happiness
The room you’re in? scraproom
Your ex? UGH!
Your fear? death
Where do you want to be in 6 years? secure
Where were you last night? bed
What you’re not? strong
Muffins? corn meal
One of your wish list items? Mac
Where you grew up? Niagara Falls
The last thing you did? eat
What are you wearing? jeans
Your TV? Off
Your pets? guniea pigs
Your computer? annoying
Your life? Full
Your mood? happy
Missing someone? Yes
Your car? Caliber
Something you’re not wearing? necklace
Favorite store? Winners
Your summer? cool
Like someone? yes
Your favorite color? pink
When is the last time you laughed? dinner
Last time you cried? yesterday

Who will repost this? You

Friday, March 21, 2008

A good bye to a dear friend...........


my heart is broken.......
the house is already too quiet......
it's hard to believe it...
and we will never forget you Daisie Mae
RIP our sweet friend April 12, 2001 - March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A new job.........

well after returning to the work force after a 5 years hiatus to stay home with my little ones, what I hoped would be 25 hours a week at least has turned into 8 or less, which didn't make sense to me, so I began a search for a new position somewhere else, and I got it.......

I will be starting full time at White Oaks Resort and Spa this Thursday morning, it's a bit of a commute for me (about 35 min) but the company is rated #2 out of the 50 top Canadian employers so I'm excited to be joining them. They also offer great perks to their team members including a membership to the gym for me(immediately) and for my hubby after my 3 months probation period is up, benefits after 6 months with them, they have on site daycare should i need it in the summer, you get a one night stay with breakfast for 2 in the Liv restaurant on the anniversary of your date of hire each year, and some other small but fabulous things, I'm so excited about this!!!

On the scrapping front not much is new, I will be stepping down from Scrapbook Star's DT as of April, which saddens me, but at least the pressure to create will be off and I can scrap for myself again.

Happy Spring this week too!!! Finally I am so very sick of all the snow we've had this year!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

some fun things to share.....

I got some awesome new stamps from a company called Stamping Bella and I made a card for my dear friend Tina who I'm going to visit this weekend and I can't wait!! It's also inspired by the card sketch at the Card Positioning Systems Blog this week for #52
I also got some awesome personalized stamps from a fantastic seller on EBAY, it took about a month to get them from Malaysia but they were well worth the wait!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Selling some scrappy/stampin goodness

if you're interested check it out here and send me an email at kimcollee@cogeco.ca

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy New Year.........

I know I'm a few weeks late with this post and greeting but sometimes life and reality just get in the way.

I hope you had a good one, it was quiet here, nice, we did the usual watch movie and munch marathon.