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I really don’t want to leave my blog hanging as I get busier so I’m sneaking in an entry while I eat my lunch…. Regardless of how short my updates are, I am committed to keeping this going for the boys (and my mom ūüôā )

It’s been a busy week already and it’s only Wednesday.¬† Cody started Field lacrosse practices this week with a neighboring lacrosse center that is a 45-50 minute drive from our house, he also started Jr. tryouts¬†in the same city, there have been many late nights already and there are plenty more to come.¬† I can’t even begin to tell you how crazy our Spring is looking, between tryouts¬†and practices then¬†games and tournaments, we will be driving more then sleeping over the next few months.¬† Sounds awful right?
It’s actually not.¬† For me there is nothing better then watching the boys play and I’d go to the ends of the earth to do it, I do think we will have to start car pooling though with the price of gas lately, I believe it’s up now to 128.8 per litre.

Little bits of spring have sprung.¬† It’s so nice to have the snow all melted from the lawns and to see the Tulip buds pop up through the soil. I’m so looking forward to full days of sunshine and open windows.¬† I started to decorate with little bits of spring throughout the house where I can,¬† I planted some herbs on the window sill this weekend, I’m still waiting for the herbs to poke through but love the splash of color the pots have added to the kitchen.¬†

I really don’t have a green thumb but think that anyone can grow Herbs, what I am surprised with is the tree that Ken got me for Valentines day… That sucker is still growing and it actually looks healthy!¬† I’m sure it’s ready for a bigger pot which I should probably tackle sooner rather than later.

Since I ran around taking pictures for the blog, I though I’d share with you a picture of my favorite snack (I’m eating lunch, remember?)¬† ¬† Does it get better then this????


When the days start to get cooler and the leaves start to turn color I’m in love with Fall.¬† I wear cable knits, brown boots and sweaters and wish I had it in me to wear one of the those newsboy hats that are so cool.¬† I’m in absolute fall loving mode from September until Halloween; once Halloween is over, it’s time to move onto Winter.¬† I anticipate the snow and love the clean crisp look when the snow covered¬†fields go on and on until they reach the light blue sky.¬† I love spending time hibernating with my boys eating cozy dinners and watching movies, I look forward to our ice fishing trips and spending the holidays with family.¬† I’m a winter lover until we hit a warm spell in March… and that warm up happened!¬† About a week ago we hit temperatures 10 degrees above freezing.¬† I started thinking about Capris¬†and Pedicures, Drinks and BBQ’s,¬† Flowers and grass in between my toes. I am officially craving Spring so you can imagine my disappointment when I woke up to a fresh blanket of snow yesterday morning.¬† Everything mother nature had worked so hard to uncover these past few weeks is now covered again.¬† This is a typical Canadian spring though….. The good thing is that the taste of whats to come has put a fire under my arse on the weight loss front.¬† I am desperate not to feel like a cow in my Capri’s this year so I’m workin’ hard!¬† ¬† This fresh snowfall may just work in my favor!

(These pictures were taken the night of the super moon down at the lake.¬† There is open water around the inlet and all the ice huts have been pulled off… A sure sign that Spring is coming right???)

(Speaking of said supermoon, here it is in all its glory)

The boy was in a funk yesterday and it appears to have carried over into today.¬† It’s really not like him to be so down so of course my Moma instincts are on high alert and I’m ready to beat up¬† have some carefully chosen words with the girl who is making my boy feel this way,¬† I remember when he was little he would come right to me when something happened, he’d tell me about the boy at the playground who had called him a name or about the kids that wouldn’t include him in their game.¬† He came to me for
comfort and I gave it to him.¬† I would distract him with something else or simply love on him until he was ready to carry on with his day.¬† I miss those days…. 15 going on 16 year old stuff is a lot more complicated then a hug or a couch fort can fix….. That said… I still want to just hug him until he gets through this.

(I’m linking up this picture to Beth’s blog and Youth photo challenge¬†at¬†I Should Be Folding Laundry.¬† This is as youthy as we get around here)

Well, we have no plans for this weekend so I’m thinking it’s a good time to start the Spring cleaning.¬† Out with the flannel and in with the crisp sheets.¬† I think it will also be a good opportunity to go out Deck furniture shopping…. Did I tell you all I was getting a deck?!?!?!¬† A long overdue deck is coming our way, just waiting for the permit.

Have a great weekend.

I really never thought these words would come out of my mouth.¬† I honestly L to the O to the V to the E Winter and all the whitestuff¬†it brings… That is, until it started only snowing on weekends and in the middle of the night.¬† To a snow plower or his wife, these are not the ideal times for snow accumulation.¬† For the past 4 weekends in a row our evenings have been hampered by the “What If’s”¬† We don’t make plans with friends and we end up going to bed early so that he can get some sleep.¬† When I wake, he’s gone; called into the icy and snowy dark to plow schools that aren’t even open till Monday anyway.¬† I know it’s all coming to an end and before I know it he will be back to his real job working crazy hours but at least these hours are set and we can make weekend plans.¬† I’m looking forward to that.

Sabrina and Izzy were groomed this weekend.¬† We used a service called Robinson’s Mobile Pet Grooming.¬† Lindsay showed up in her truck towing a mobile dog grooming setup in a trailer behind her.¬† Grooming has always been a pain in the a$$ because the only time we can get appointments are when we book well in advance because weekend appointments are so hard to get.¬† Since I work from home, this mobile dog grooming service is PERFECT! She showed up, took the dogs out to the trailer and brought them back all trimmed up and smelling fantastic!¬† I have a feeling Lindsay will get to know Sabrina and Izzy very well!¬† It was also the perfect opportunity for me to take some overdue Dog pictures….

The letter L is this week’s You Capture topic.¬†¬† I’m not sure if it’s because Valentines day just passed but whenever I think of something that starts with L; I always think of the word “Love” first.¬† The picture below represents the letter L in so many ways….

I LOVE that my husband bought me this tree for Valentines day instead of Roses….I’m just not a Rose girl.

The LIGHT in this picture is perfect!¬† I have been using my front room for a lot of pictures lately because the LIGHT hasn’t failed me once!

This picture makes me so excited for Spring and all the new LIFE spring brings with it.¬† I love the winter but come March, I’m over it and ready to move on to backyard BBQ’s and the smell of fresh-cut grass.

Check out some other picture representations for the letter L

This weekend we played baseball in the snow to raise money for Cancer research.¬† The games were on Saturday, today is Monday and my quads are still screaming!¬†¬† I know I have to get in better shape but really, this was ridiculous!¬†¬† On Sunday I could barely walk and now on Monday, although I made it through my workout, my Quads are still nagging at me.¬†¬† So far I have been able to step away from the A535 but if this keeps up, I’ll be smelling like a Senior Citizen in no time.

The weather was cold but the sun was shining and once we got moving, it was enough to keep warm.¬†¬† While we didn’t win a single game, there were tons of laughs and new friends made. ¬† I love events like this, events where it doesn’t matter who you are or who you came with, everyone ends up talking together and having a good time, there is no judgment on your playing skills (that I know of)¬† and luckily, Kenny’s baseball abilities made up for my inabilities¬†so together, we came across half decent.

All money raised from the tournament goes to The Ride to end cancer.¬† Our event fees sponsor Sylvie so she can take part in the bicycle ride from Toronto to Niagara to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.¬† So, that said, I feel honored to have contributed to such an amazing cause and I wish Sylvie all the best.¬† I can’t imagine how fulfilling and humbling¬† it must be to reach the finish line.

Looking forward to next year!

I live in the Beautiful province of Ontario.

Because of where we are, we get to experience the extreme sides to all 4 seasons.  I love each and every one of them.

Spring brings a fresh breeze through the house, a hint of warmth from the sun.
With spring we step out of hibernation and linger a little longer outside talking to neighbors.
The air is fresh and the sound of birds is a welcome change from the cold whipping of the wind.
Summer brings a beautiful green landscape, turning of the garden and a welcome back to all the animals that have been hibernating all winter.
Outdoor BBQ’s and casual drinks while we reconnect with friends
Beach weekends with hot sand, cool water and watching the kids just be kids in the waves.
Camping and carefree summer holidays with no alarm clocks and waking in anticipation of what the day will bring.

Fall brings not only amazing colors but incredible smells… The smell of burning leaves and a welcome cool breeze to carry it
Bringing out sweaters that make you feel cozy and warm.
Apple picking and the smell of baking goodies throughout the house.
Enjoying the last few weeks of outdoor social time… Cleaning out the garden.
The anticipation of the season to come!

Winter starts the day the furnace kicks on.  The day the windows have to stay closed.
The excitement of bringing out the Christmas decorations and transforming your house into a magical place.
Cozy nights in front of the fire while the wind whips and the snow falls.
Coffee and crocheting while looking out on the fresh fallen snow.
Walks in the woods watching the dogs dive into the snow and sniff for critters.
Standing in the middle of the frozen lake and looking down to what was once a summer playground.
Spending Saturdays ice fishing and skating with my husband, boys and dogs.

Go out and enjoy everything your region has to offer…. Oh, and take pictures too!¬† Have a great weekend.

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