Introducing Keeper

“Keeper” is a forest fairy who protects her baby, and the garden she lives in, until it is time for her baby’s birth. I spent many hours wrapping, and sometimes unwrapping, wire to create the look I wanted. I used a steel rod for her spine, it sticks out about 18inches below to stabilize her in the…

Don’t Feed the Trolls

Last night while I was sleeping Sarah was playing World of Warcraft. She found an incredibly rare monster and starting killing it. Another player came and helped. The monster died and she got a rare mount! That’s a fairly big deal. Then came the insults and rage. The other player had asked her to wait…

Family Sized Adventure

Yesterday I totally missed posting. We had a busy, fun-filled day, followed by a bedtime cuddle party while Ryan made up stories for Cordelia. Once Brom was asleep, I read my bookclub book, “House of Silk”. Then it was super late and sleep called me. So today I’ll fill you in on yesterday’s fun. Incase…

Summertime

It’s finally summer and I’m excited! We have so many things happening this summer and I actually took summer vacation to be able to enjoy it. I’ve been at my current job for almost 10 years now and I’ve taken minimal summer vacation preferring to work overtime and take my time off in the fall….

in and out of a day

The weather around here has been up and down and all around over the past few days. One second it’s gorgeous, the next there’s thunderstorms and hail. Earlier this week I had to turn the furnace on, and now I’m hoping we don’t cook alive. Through all of this, we’ve been super busy, of course. A…

Dinner and a Movie

Yesterday, June 18th, was our 11th wedding anniversary. Of course we had to celebrate, so we took the kiddos all to see Finding Dory at the theatre. Like most recent Disney/Pixar movies, it brought out the emotions in all of us. The first few minutes were ridiculously heart wrenching as a parent, and then again toward the…

Dietary Sadness

Due to autoimmune issues our family is gluten-free, corn-free, xanthan gum free, and as of this week, dairy free. It sucks. A lot. Don’t get me wrong, most days are good, but some days I just wish I could walk in somewhere, grab something off the shelf and feed my children. Some days I just…

On an Adventure!

Today Cordelia, Brom and I went on an adventure! Sarah took the big girls off to a friends house and left me and “the littles” home alone. Were we going to stay there? No way! We loaded up the essentials: Notebook Pens Magnifying Glass Containers for bugs Snacks and water A couple toys Blankets And…

Old Dog, New Tricks.

The title on this one is a little misleading, I’m not old. Unless you consider 34 old, then I guess I’m old. I’ve worn many faces over the years. I’ve never wanted to grow up, but I did out of necessity to feed, clothe and house my family. So I grew up, but only by…

Outshine The Darkness

Sometimes the world sucks. Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes so many bad things happen that I wonder where the good is anymore. Those moments can last a lifetime. Those moments where things seem so dark and heavy. I’m sitting worrying about our finances, and someone I know points out I should be thankful because we…

Story Time

Part of our daily routine is the bedtime story, or stories in our case. Every evening we get our jammies, brush our teeth, and help our children into bed. We have a family bedroom, everyone sleeps in one room, three beds fit six people though I get the feeling soon we’ll need to add more…

Electronic Playground Review

A couple days ago, when the weather was nice and sunny, we took the kiddos to St. Albert to find their Electronic Playground. We discovered it’s at a school, so we were sure to arrive close to school dismissal so we didn’t cause problems. (We thought we arrived after school dismissal, but apparently school gets out later…