Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sophie's Grade 5 Graduation

Grade 5 graduation at Bastion Elementary today.

Sophie transitions to Shuswap Middle School in the fall.

Talk about a range of emotions. So proud. So thankful for her teachers, her awesome principal and the support staff. So happy she has such sweet friends. So excited for what's next for her.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

10 on Tuesday

The month of June is always such a busy one with the kids.  I have been suffering with feeling exhausted again after having a stomach bug last week and I still don't feel totally myself yet.  Adding the kids' stuff into the mix and the usual work day to day things, it is just too much!

1. Sophie - piano exam tomorrow.  So glad when that is over.  She's prepared but I honestly am tired of the same 3 songs (bad mother, I know)
2. Fynn - the usual - allergies, coughing, eye rubbing and general complaining.  At least soccer perks him up.
3. Sophie - piano recital this Saturday.
4. Sophie - sleepover on Friday
5. Sophie - pool party on Saturday at a friend's
6. Sophie - dance (final) gala on Saturday (and rehearsal).
7. How I will be able to pick her up from her sleep over, get her to piano, than to the remaining couple of hours of the pool party and finally the Gala is all a bit of a mystery.  I am sure I should be a time traveller.
8.  Me....what about me!  That is rhetorical.
9. It's our wedding anniversary today.  Lunch at CafĂ© Tasse and flowers at work.  Nice.
10. This crazy week will end.  Yes, please.  Photo below of some quieter times a few weeks ago when we were in Vancouver en route to London.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sophie and Erika

Sophie's friend Erika came over yesterday and had a sleep-over.  I took a few photos of the girls when they were hanging out around the house.

I vaguely remember age 11 and not feeling particularly

good about my appearance.  These two are beauties.

Year End Dance Show

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy that Sophie's dance is over for the year.  She dances 4 times a week (two times on Monday, once on Thursday and Saturday morning).  Towards the end of the season it was getting stressful and we were already for it to be over. 

It truly was a happy evening as we got to see the culmination of her hard work as she performed during the show.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else. -Unknown

Our 25th wedding anniversary big trip!  London for about 6 days this May via Vancouver (British Airways).

Many photos on my Facebook page.  I wrote a bit in a little pocket size journal about the first few days, but then stopped.  I guess the photos will have to suffice.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

back to blogging

Sophie and I have been having fun checking out a couple of murals/colourful walls in our city's downtown.  There aren't too many of them, but when we find a colourful wall we both are like, "we should take a photo of that!"

Here are a couple from this past weekend.  I'm using Pioneer Woman's actions in both of them. I've also upgraded to PSE 13 which I'm loving.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

JCI Gala - A Night In Paris

We were fortunate to attend the JCI fundraising gala - benefiting the VJH Foundation’s $2.5 Million Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the 6th and 7th floors of Polson Tower at VJH.  Fynn was born at VJH.

It was a great opportunity to get all dressed up and visit with my friend Veronica who invited us as her guests.

I love having an opportunity to go out and do something special.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Spring Break happenings

We had a lovely spring break in Vancouver last week.  We spent 3 nights at the Westin Bayshore which is in the Coal Harbour area.  Close enough that we can see the sights downtown yet a little away from the centre of the activity so it's a bit quieter (and much closer to Stanley Park so Vic can run).

Highlights included the Britannia Mine Museum, the Cezanne exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery and a little shopping that Sophie and I did together :)