Sunday, February 27, 2011

my girls

aren't they radiant? (haha)
I was trying to get that cool sun flare effect that I have seen around, but not sure I did it right.
they are great girls- mostly get along with each other. I love that they play barbies and polly pockets together. so fun.
now, if only I could get them to keep their room clean.
(but I seem to recall my mom getting on me to clean up my room a lot as a kid. I guess what goes around comes around!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

happy family day

that's what day it is here in Alberta today.
but cory has to work, so it's just me and the kids.
and I have some boxes and garbage bags, and we are going through the house getting rid of stuff.
That's the goal anyways.
so far I have a bit of stuff on my kitchen floor.
good times.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a question for you

so- say I am thinking about taking my family on a trip down to Utah in the summer time.
(I have thought of this before, but I think this year is the year.)
what do we have to do,
what should we see,
where should we go?
on my for sure list is touring temple square,
and climbing mount timpanogos.
I know there is so much more- what is the most fantastic stuff?
please, let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

some one loves me

at the grocery store that I shop at most often
they were giving away bunches of roses yesterday.
(I guess they ordered a few too many for valentines day.)
-but lets just say they love to have me shop there,
and wanted to show their appreciation!
yeah, lets go with that!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


yesterday after I sent Maggie to get dressed for school, this is the outfit she came out with.
I said- wow- that is a lot of polka dots.
she said- I know, it's because I love them.
I guess so!
(I love them too!)
she did end up switching the leotards out for jeans, but kept the skirt and the shirt.
some things aren't worth the battle.
and some things you can get away with when you are 5. (almost 6!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentines day!

the day of love
(and candy)
I crocheted some hearts, and glued them to some hair clips for the girls to wear to school!

I bought a variety of heart candy, and filled up my candy jars- these will be pulled out at Family home evening- along with the cake balls I made. they aren't pretty, but they sure taste good.
( I had to make sure they were okay, right?)
the heart shaped pretzels covered with chocolate are from walmart- so very cute,
and the heart shaped jelly tots were from superstore. so cute (and really yummy too!)
I got this sweet valentine from a girl in my primary class. it says you are the bomb.
and it's like a bomb!(made up with 3 packs of rolos) so creative- and it involves chocolate. love it!
- super exciting news- this morning I put on a pair of my jeans, and they were way too big, I could pull them off without unbuttoning them. I was so excited.
-sad news- after today, I think those jeans might just fit me again. yikes!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


(or how much is too much.)

so, you know how sometimes you really want to eat some homemade baked stuff, but you really don't want all the sugar and fat and calories?

well- that is how I was feeling this morning-
so I attempted to make some banana muffins- but a lot healthier.

I substituted whole wheat flour for all the white flour,
honey for all the sugar,
applesauce for the oil-
and added a bit of flax seed-
now sometimes I know when I try to make things healthy they just don't taste very good

but I have to say, I think these were pretty yummy.
but that might be because I put in chocolate chips-
no substitutions for those!
so- am I justified in eating a whole lot, since they are really healthy?
no- I didn't think so.
darn it.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


high time to update the blog!
not too much exciting going on here.
-just trying not to freeze- but hear it is supposed to get warmer again this weekend.
-angry that my favorite radio station all of a sudden switched to number 1 hits. if I wanted to listen to those I would be listening to the other 3 or 4 radio stations in this city that play the top hits. sheesh.
-hanging out with Ben at the hospital this morning- his finger got jammed when he was playing soccer in gym class yesterday, so we had to make sure it wasn't broken. nope, just sprained.
- getting a hair cut and color-
way too long over due. my roots were awful.- but now-
not so bad. and of course my hair dresser straightened it.
and of course it will never look this way again.
- and last week I tried to cut Maggie's hair.
bad idea.
then I realized how uneven the sides were and tried to even them up.
that was not a good idea either.
then my sister called me- another sister had signed her kids up for a birthday club thing at the mall, and got a bunch of coupons for her daughter-
that they won't be using because they are now far far away-
and one was for a haircut at a real salon- so I jumped on that one- and Maggie got a cute 'do. (and it is even. yay!)
-then I left the computer to make some supper-
and this is what I found.

silly little girl!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

while surfing the net the other day...

I came across this picture!

- to read the story, check out my etsy blog- bluejeanmamaetsy.
such a fun surprise!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

a moment

this weekend the kids pulled out the monopoly game.
they played it on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (we had no school on Monday)

on Sunday night Cory played a game with some of the kids.
they were on the livingroom floor.
Ben was on the couch listening to his ipod
the girls were playing with some of their toys around the room
I was knitting on the chair.
we were all in the same room just hanging out.
that never happens!
I was sitting there thinking I should pull out my camera and put it on the table and set the timer.
I wanted to capture that moment forever.
but I didn't.
then the game was over, and the kids moved on.

next time I am going to try to remember this,
and actually grab the camera.
because my memory is not so good- I and I will probably forget this moment ever happened.
and it was a great moment.