Saturday, November 24, 2012


Today when I was at work I saw snow softly begin to fall from the sky... perfect timing as Christmas Eve is one month away today! Hopefully this will help me get focused and start making Christmasy gift lists... I know my family would appreciated it!

I have been working lots the past few weeks. Things are getting busy with Christmas preparations at the store. Decorating, making fancy cone bags filled with bath salts, candy, soup mixes, hot chocolate and more! It's always fun doing this type of thing... mixes it up from the ordinary! 

Mom's Birthday was on Nov. 15th! I forgot to take pictures throughout the day(s) of her birthday. Things were really busy around that time so it took us three days to fully celebrate. On the day of we were all working or at school so there was no time to celebrate. The day after Mom's Birthday, we went to see a screening of the film "Restless Heart" a film about St. Augustine. It was very well done, I highly recommended taking the time to watch it! We got home so late that night that we didn't open gifts until the following day. Hence the three days of party!

Life with my new car is good. I'm thoroughly enjoying driving it whenever I can, which seems to be every day! Funny Story. I had never used my CD player in the car yet as I bought a base to plug my iPod into, so I've been using only that so far. Anyways, I went to play a CD the other day and there was already one in there.... it was one of those handmade (nice word for pirated) ones that you would see. I hit play and the most cool song started playing! Turns out there was 20 songs on the disk... just a random assortment of awesome tunes. Pretty cool and it made my day! I'm easy to please :)

I will have some more posts coming up soon... We are hosting a surprise Birthday party at our house on Sunday (I would tell you whose but it's a surprise!) and a Ladies Christmas party on Tuesday. Fun times are ahead. Have a good weekend everyone! 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Women of Bethany - 2012

This past weekend Mom and I attended the Women of Bethany retreat that is held yearly in Ottawa.

Here we are with a dear lady, Maureen that we had driven into the retreat. We were blessed to get to know her over the weekend.

Mom with Sheila, Gloria and Maureen at Sunday lunch.

Our beautiful view from the dining room.
See the Gatineau Hills?

12 noon.

I love taking pictures on Parliament Hill!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shawn's 25th Birthday Oct/30/12

Brother of mine
I know sometimes I may whine
But deep down I really find you somewhat divine

You are smarter than you think
Smarter than me, in some ways

You are wiser than you know
You have experienced pains and joys

Some twice your age have never seen
Because of all of this you are three times the man

Brother of mine
I could be no prouder

I could love you no more
I will always be here for you

No matter what occurs
No matter what is said or done

I will never be too far away
No matter the distance
You’ll always be in my heart

Happy Birthday! I love you.