Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hello from Halifax!!!!!

Having a great time with all 6 girls!!! They are so tired and sore when we pick them up! LOL and we are so tired and sore by the time we put them all to bed!! LOL

***Natalie, e-mail me or leave a message in the comments if you would like to get together*******

Update again later.....
We're bringing the girls downtown today to visit the Discovery Centre, and Public Gardens, have supper out, visit the Wharf etc...
Should be fun.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm off to Halifax with the older girls for a gymnastics camp. Be back on Friday.
Frank and Lily and sticking around here!!

China Update....

Our tickets have been bought, travel visas sent off. I've made up a packing list, meds list and this time a "Things for Kids" list! LOL
I'm asking for suggestions from anyone who has traveled with a toddler for advice, and interesting things to do on the plane, there and back.

Oh, Diane M, thanks .... I want' panicking until I read your comment!!!!!!!!!

***************ONLY 37 MORE SLEEPS************************

Friday, July 18, 2008

So?? anyone up for a trip?

We're off to

SEPTEMBER 1st to the 18th!!!

Here we come!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

What an incredible weekend~
First the LSC and then our yard sale/fund raiser!!

WOW ~ truly incredible~~

The fund raiser was a huge success! We raised 510.60$ Friends dropped off donations to sell and also stopped by the day of the sale to make a contribution!
We had people driving by, who saw our huge sign across the front porch, and stopped and gave 5 or 10$. It was so touching..I kept saying "don't cry...don't cry..."

The girls sold sausages and pop and juice and even did gymnastics down the side walk for donations!! LOL
The paper even stopped by to take photos!

My whole body ached from head to toe by the end of the day so, we ended the day sitting outside, sipping margarita's! (I think were the best I've ever had!! we used the Tres Generaciones Sipping Tequila and boy were they good!!)

Cheryl, can you send me more of this???? Mmmmmmmmm
oh, by the way Cheryl, while we were cleaning things out for the yard sale, I found your old high school year book!! Nice Hair!! LOL Actually, yours wasn't too bad!
oh, I never did find my silver wear! :(

Friday, July 11, 2008





Thursday, July 10, 2008

Here is an update on the kitchen. My sister in Arizona asked to see pictures.
Here you go Cheryl!! Hope your scorpion bite feels better soon and your foot gets "un-inflated" !

Oh, all those little 2x2 tiles were bought in Arizona when I went to visit her. Each one is different and hand painted. I got them for about $1.00 for four.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Here is how we spent Canada Day weekend.
In Grand Bay at my sister's place!
Here are 2 quick collages that I put together in a rush late late last night to send to Linlin's foster family.

****** Still no news on our Letter Seeking Confirmation******
I called our province today and they haven't heard.

Everyone wanted to make their own mosaic around here!!

So here is Isabelle's, yesterday ......

and today.... It seems to have an Arizona feel!

and here is Abigail's, yesterday, drawing out her "pattern"..
and today.... she made a Super Grover with some designs on the side.
and here is Papa helping them to glue on the tiles.


17000 man hours
10 bottles of wine
2 fist fights
1 bloody nose......




It still has to be grouted, but they are going to do that when they do the back splash later this week.
I'll have to try to get a better picture of it when the lighting is hooked back up. This one is pretty dark and doesn't do it justice.

We're calling it the "Tree of Life"
The main branch of the tree represents the parents and the 4 plums, each kid.