Monday, 5 December 2016


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"

Jackson & Lily: Our first ever visit to a tree farm. Jackson cut down his very first tree while Lily went around blowing kisses at her favourites.  Such a wonderful morning spent with my sweet loves and now our home has two trees!!! One artificial one fully decorated that's been up for weeks and a beautiful fir we hand picked and  paid $30 for. I don't know what I was thinking but I sure love it. 

Almost 11

My sweet girl will be 11 tomorrow. I know I use this word every single year but yes, once again, I'm full of disbelief. I chose the picture above because it is her in a nutshell. JOY!!! So very much of it and fun and creative and seriously awesome. She's mine but she really is all of those things. These last few years, she has really come out of her shell for more than just her closest people and I'm so glad more of the world gets to know her crazy. She's cooler than I'll ever be and such a loving spirit. I'm so proud of her and love her beyond any words I can write here. 

1. Tomorrow you'll be 11, how do you think you'll feel when you wake up
     "like nobody else is 11 except for me. That's a quote from Shakespear"

2. What are you most proud of yourself for?
     "jumping off cliffs"

3. Describe yourself in three words
    "imaginative, creative and beautiful, no scratch that out and write funky as she sings "groove to the music""

4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
     "I want to be a mother - just kidding, don't write that down. I want to be famous but also a teacher and have my own store called Bluish - a very busy woman"

5. Where do you think you'll go to college
    "F.U. Fairy University"

6. Who is your hero?
    "Walter (from the Muppets)"

7. What do you like most about school?
    "Social Studies"

8. What is something that makes you angry?
    "people doing irritating things, like you know what I'm talking 'bout"

9. What makes you happy?
    "friends, tsum tsum's, and Walter and Christmas and rain, it brings joy to the heart"

10. Who is the kindest person you know?
      "Robert Forward"

11. What is your favourite
      movie "The Secret Life of Pets"  food "rice.cheese quesadilla second" song "one dance - Drake & All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey" month "December" tv show "Full and Fuller House, i Carly"  book "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

 12. Where do you hope to live when you grow up?

13. Do you dream of anything?
      "opening a business, one day liking sandwiches and having my own kids and making them like Christmas just as much as I do and becoming a famous author and actress (NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AGE 12)"

14. Describe your family...
      Dad "chill but not chill"  Mom "loving but a bit chaotic sometimes" Jackson "socially distracted and very caring" "My family is very loving, talkative, chaotic. 3rd best family ever"

15. What do you like about your brother?
      "his haircut"

Thursday, 1 December 2016


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"

Jackson: My boy gets a ton of homework (too much in my opinion) but usually gets it done right after school so he can have the rest of the evening to himself. His first High School report card was awesome. As ever, so much pride. I love him. 

Lily: She's almost 11 and in full party planning mode. It's impossible to keep up with her ideas. Hopefully her party will be all the she is dreaming it will be.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"

Jackson & Lily: Disney was a dream come true for them both. We spent 5 days there last week and had the time of our lives. The place really is something else! Look for a post (with far too many pictures) soon! 

Monday, 14 November 2016


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"

Jackson: Getting his monthly haircut with his favourite barber. He has very specific requests and Mike always delivers for him. 

Lily: Displaying her biggest school project to date. This was a ton of work and she had to finish a week before the rest of the class as we are headed out of town. I'm proud of all the work she put into and hope her teachers see it too. 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

10 on 10 - Early November in Black & White

RIP Leonard Cohen...
 10 days in and so far November has been gray and windy and rainy and moody. It feels heavy for more reasons than the election across the border although that is pure craziness and so scary to me. Leaves are littering the ground, beaches are empty other than signs of dogs at play, our local ice cream shop has been boarded up for the season and there are ads for upcoming craft fairs all over the place. Exciting things are coming but it still feels blue. On Sunday we will travel to Disneyland. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to blue skies and sunshine and the escape - seven days of no worries other than what we will do that day to have fun. I'm hoping we won't feel an effects from Tuesday's results and that Disney will still be the happiest place on earth. Fingers crossed.

Pierced Wonderings 

Monday, 7 November 2016


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2016"

Big Pink Jack Rabbit: Such a serious bunny until he stood with his GG, his Nana and his friends for pictures later in the evening. Turns out the girls loved his cuddly pink costume. :)

Hermione: She was pointing her wand at everyone and so happy to play the part of Harry & Ron's best friend. I was worried as we didn't trick or treat with any of her girlfriends this year but it all turned out great. She was happy to join her cousin and a family friend and run from house to house.