Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I want to be a "Glued" Mama!

My children are 10 (almost), 7, 4 & 2 (almost)  and it seems every {school} year we have the same yelling matches, arguments, clothes fights, lunch squabbles, etc! I am guilty of being an "unglued mama". I do my fair share of the yelling, and I feel horrible! At the end of the mornings, one of us is having a melt down. I really don't like seeing the kids pouty as they're walking out the door for the day. I try to give them a hug & a quick blessing...but I always end up feeling like a failure...

After reading Lysa TerKeurst's,  Unglued Mama Mornings, over at The Better Mom, her view point has given me some points to a {hopefully} more productive, less argumentative year ahead! I really hope I can put this into practice this's to a New School Year, less fighting, & more smiles! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

~9 Year Anniversary!~

August 23rd marked our 9th anniversary! We have been together for 10 years, and yes there's been a few bumps along the way, but I wouldn't change a thing! We have 4 beautiful children, a home to call our own, and life is only getting better! Thank you God for giving me such an amazing husband! I pray that I can continue to be the wife you created me to be!

Last night was Date Night! Thanks sis for watching our munchkins!

We went to The Yorkton Buffet! {soooo yummy, I recommend it to everyone!}

Chris' plate was ALL MEAT! A couple of potatoes were in there too! I had some Cali rolls, ginger beef, typical Chinese food, which I absolutely LOVE! And some other great tasting food! After supper, we went to the park to get some photos of us just hanging out and being silly!

I am really glad we did this! After our park adventures, we went to the mall! Yes, we went shopping on our date! While there, I found a really cute pair of jeans that I can't afford at the moment, So I will wait to see if they go on sale! Gotta love a sale!

After the mall, we ended up at Superstore to pick up some supplies for our End of Summer BBQ tonight! {guess count is at 45 ppl!} And then ended our night with a Dairy Queen treat!

We had some of our oldest daughter's friends over, and I mentioned that they had to leave by 4p.m. because I was going on a of the girls piped up and asked, "with who?" haha! I told her with my husband. She continued with, "but, you don't go on dates when you're married, only when you have a boyfriend!" It was funny to hear this, because I have so many friends {with children} who really don't date. It made me stop and think of how important it is to keep that "spark" of intimacy alive! {and not just the physical behind the bedroom doors stuff!} Going out for supper, going for a walk, even just watching a movie together in the comfort of your own home! Date nights don't have to involve "going out", put the kids to bed, and enjoy a cup of coffee and each others company.

At the end of it all we enjoyed just "hanging" out. We had fun, too much sugar, and laughed...alot! I love you Chris! Thank you for being my husband (& father to our children!). Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being you. Here is to another beautiful year with you! xoxo!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Adam's Birthday Bash!

and another one for the day...

My son turned 4 on June 8th! We had his party on June 10th (I know...I seem to be forever behind on posts!)
Afer 2 sweet girls, a son made his debut!
 Fly ahead 4 years and this little guy is a motoring, playful, energetic not-so-little man!

So Adam's birthday was loosely based on Batman! A week before his party we were in DQ for a sweet treat, and he saw this YUMMO ice cream cake with a MONSTER TRUCK! I ended up ordering this for him for his special day!

Anything goes when it's Superhereos!

Batman Garage Birthday Party!
The garage comes in handy when hosting parties!

There goes another birthday for this EVER growing little munchkin! Love you son!

Khymara's Birthday! {Better Late than Never!}

7 Years ago {on July 6th}, my sweet Khymara joined us in the world! Since she began school, we have done her birthday at the end of school, so she could still invite her classmates before summer holidays begin! For this year we rented the Gymnastics building for 2 hours! No clean up! {Yay for mom!}

 1 hour of teaching/learning
+ 1/2 hour of free play
+ 1/2 hour of cake & gifts
 A bunch of happy little gals! 
My girl is the goof ball in the middle!

This poor cake!
The heat was so awful
in my house when I baked this,
it was starting to crack! EEK!

Filled with jumbo rockets,
 candy necklace, suckers, stickers,
beads for making a necklace, etc!
Goodie Bags made with the
AP Cartridge by CTMH

Close to My Heart
"Footloose" Paper Invitations!

So, like the title says, better late than never! Love you baby girl!

~happy crafting!~

Thursday, August 9, 2012

WOW! Been gone for awhile!

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I have been absent...eek, for quite a bit!
I've done 2 birthdays, end of school events, Family reunion/Memorial (for my Grandpa), and lots of time spent at my favorite place in the world! The lake! Good Spirit Lake:)

I just thought I would stop in to say "hi"! I am off to the lake once again tomorrow for the weekend! So maybe when I get home, I will have a post ready to put up!

Have a great weekend, & ~happy crafting!~

Oh...and while I was away....

I recieved my first blog award! :0 {I honestly didn't know what this was, read on!}
Here's a shout out to the awesome lady who nominated me! Thank you Theresa! Head on over and check out her blog!

The Sassy Scrapper

A little about the Liebster. This is how it works...

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.Post the award onto your blog.Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My five nominations are....
Candra at
Jessica at
Brianne at
Tasha at
Becky at

Great work ladies. Thanks for sharing your creative wisdom with us! Now it's your turn! Choose one of the following to post on your blog and then choose your five nominees to share it with.