Thursday, 22 September 2016

Yay Autumn is Here and I got a new phone

My favourite season is back and today Neil surprised me with a new iPhone, so I wondered around and took some photos.
Happy Happy Happy day!!!

Linking up with Jen at Pierced Wonderings

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Fall Favourite

For this fall treat, you will need
10 large apples
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
  10 HobNob Oatmeal cookies rolled out
 If HobNobs aren't available where you live, I suggest another oatmeal digestive biscuit. 
 Peel, core and slice apples. Try not to cut your finger if using a mandoline which is what I did as soon as I got started. Fortunately my husband was home and could finish the job for me. 
 Add 2 tbsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of your brown sugar to the apples and mix thoroughly.
Place your cookies in a ziploc or food processor and crush until coarse.
In a large bowl, mix together the remainder of your brown sugar, butter, flour. The best way to do this is with your hands but of course it's up to you. Just be sure to mix well.
 Add your crushed cookies to the mix and mix some more til crumbly. 
Place apples in a 9x13 baking dish and add generous amounts of crumble mixture to the top.
We enjoy it the best hot out of the oven with vanilla ice cream. Try it, you won't regret it

Monday, 19 September 2016

Neil is 43

This guy is my everything and today he turned 43. He's an amazing Dad to Jackson & Lily, a good friend to too many to count and such a hard worker. I really do thank my lucky stars every single day for him and the wonderful life he has given me. It's hard to put into words how much I love him. He's the best and I'm so grateful. Happy Happy birthday to you Neil. xo

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

Jackson & Lily: Holding on to summertime fun just a bit longer. Last weekend was gorgeous and the lake was calling their names. 


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

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

Jackson: Grade 8/High School!!! is so far, so good. As a matter of fact, he's loving it. He's not super keen on his French teacher as he feels he gives "too much homework" but otherwise all is well. He enjoys catching the bus to school and home, has already been to and LOVED a dance and is managing fine moving to different classrooms and having several different teachers. This week he also finished his tryouts for Rep Hockey and didn't make the cut. He took it so well making Neil and I so proud of how mature he can be when he needs to be. Yay Jackson! You are such a good guy!

Lily: Grade 6 has turned out really well for my girl. The first day was interesting as we found that almost the entire school had gone to split classes for all grades except Kindergarten. Lily is now is a 5/6 split but as she spends most of her time with her friends in the grade below, this is perfect for her. She's my December girl and really does seem to gravitate towards the girls in the lower grade. She still loves to play and so do they. She has two teachers who are splitting the week in half, some days alternating the morning/afternoon. She likes one more than the other but that is the beauty of the split - she will only have to put up with the one for half the week. Next week, Acro begins and the week after that swimming. She a busy, happy little lady. 

Living Arrows 

Monday, 5 September 2016

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

Jackson: Looking and feeling pretty stocked to be headed up the Lake for a big going away party for a friend. He even got to drive the boat for a bit on the way up. 17 boys headed up to a cabin to wish one of their best buds well as he heads off to private school for a year. Jackson had a super day tubing, swimming and partying with his pals.

Lily: We had some rain this week so we had a couple of days at home which thrills me and my girl. She LOVES bringing all her stuffies and dolls out to watch movies or play on her iPad. She still can play for hours on her own. I love it. 


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

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

Jackson: Lost in the lacing of his brand new skates, anxious to try them out for the first time. 

Lily: Another week, another couple of jump shots. I couldn't pick this week so posted both. She is getting more and more brave as the summer progresses. The first jump was a high one off the cliffs at Big Sliammon and the next was a somersault/flip off the dock at Inland Lake. I think she has enjoyed the water this year more than any other in her 10 years on this earth.