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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????

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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 ended up coming home from my business trip early. I landed on Thursday afternoon and had completed pretty much all that I needed to before the weekend. Since my next assignment is pending, I decided to take Friday off and extend an already long Family Day Weekend.

For the most part Thursday was a Blur. After getting up at 3am to make my flight, I landed in Toronto at 1:45. It was perfect timing really because there were no line ups at customs and by the time I got to Baggage my bag was already circling the carousel. The only wait¬†I had was for Ken who decided that since I was probably going to be a while getting through customs he would stop at Bass Pro shops… little did he know I was out of there faster than a kid on the last day of school.

By the time we got home I had just enough time to freshen up and get ready for Cody’s basketball game. It was a do or die game for a playoff spot. Unfortunately, they lost by 1 point in the last 2.4 seconds of the game and so that ends his Jr. Basketball year. All the kids were pretty bummed but Cody took it really hard. He didn’t really say much and that’s what clued me in to how hard he was taking it. It’s hard to tell him not to stress over it when it means so much to him. I love that he cares that much about sports and his team.

The rest of Thursday night was a blur. I ended up having a long overdue snuggle with my hunny on the couch while watching the PVR’d shows from the week. I think I made it through 15 minutes of Modern Family before I finally just crashed. I NEVER fall asleep on the couch… I was totally exhausted!

Friday was a brilliant day weather wise. We cracked the windows to let some fresh air in and began lots of house cleaning. It was so nice outside that Ken was able to get up on the roof and take down the Christmas lights. That’s a record for sure!

After that initial burst of energy, we slowed down and really set the tone for the rest of the weekend. We ordered Chinese and watched movies and just spent good quality time with each other all weekend. I had contemplated doing something big or eventful for Family Day but found that the thing I love most about this new holiday is that there are no expectations. There is no big dinner to prepare or event to organize, it’s just a weekend for us to focus on each other and enjoy each others company. That’s what I loved the most, I think it was the first time in months that we all sat in the living room together to watch a movie. Usually someone is downstairs playing PS3 or on the phone or out…. It’s very rare that we are all together after dinner time anymore and I really enjoyed it.

This week’s theme at MCP Project 52 is “The view from here” This is a picture of Sabrina in her chair watching for Kenny to come home from snow plowing on Monday morning.¬†¬†I thought it was¬†fitting for the theme…¬†Ahhh the life of a dog!

How strange.  I was practicing metering and this was one of my test shots, later when I read I should be Folding Laundry it was kind of cool to see Red was the theme for this weeks You Capture.

We have a busy weekend coming up,¬† Cody’s Basketball Tournament starts¬†tonight and then¬†he’s¬†participating in some Jr. B lacrosse conditioning camps.¬† It was really rewarding when¬†the coach called him personally to make sure he was coming out.¬†¬† Cody still has another year of Minor Lacrosse before he moves into Jr but he was called up last year and he played his heart out… It looks like that was enough to impress the coaches and organization¬†and he will be¬†playing with them again this year.

Now,  if we could only get him to put as much focus and dedication into his schoolwork.

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