Friday, February 29, 2008

Different opinions of what Holiday is...

Snow machine flying over ungroomed fluffy trails vs. Sea doo smashing into waves on a warm body of water.

Our cottage vs. a cabana on a white sandy(WARM) beach, mmmm.........
Hubby is talking vacation, my ears perked(for a split second)with anticipation and excitement. I should of known better, his idea of a vacation is our cottage up north in Quebec in a tiny remote place called Hunter's Point. It takes us 9 hours to get there, a day to pack up the monkeys and another day to unpack us when we get there.
In the summer it is not too(insert snarky voice here)bad, with the exception of packing, the dreaded drive, unpacking, packing up again, driving home, unpacking again and doing mega loads of laundry.
Did I mention I have to cook and clean the cottage too?? I know we are fortunate to have a place to get away but it is just so darn far away and is pretty remote, did I mention no hydro(okay we have lights, propane powered)so I know I shouldn't or have little rights to whine.
Okay, back to Superman mentioning vacation, I am thinking hot, warm waters, tropical breezes and fruity little drinks. No Superman wants to go the cottage, nine hour drive and snowmobiling into the cottage another hour???? What?? Insanity has struck him, hit him really hard!!
He will be going on vacation with the boys sometime in March or early April, the girls and I are thinking motel, pool and room service.....

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Weird Wednesday.

Check out some more weird Wednesday photos here at Sophia's Journey Continues.

Wordless Wednesday.....Snuggling.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I think this photo says it all, sums it up. Instead of cleaning house like I told you I was going to do this afternoon, I slacked off, played outside with Superman and the kids. We built snowmen and tobogganed and just enjoyed family time.
It is still waiting for me to clean tomorrow, or not. Ha ha!

Mommy building a snowman, not thinking about what she should be doing.A family picture before we go in for hot chocolate.

What I Should be Doing...

I should be getting off the computer chair, I should be cleaning and I should be doing laundry.
What am I doing, you guessed it, sitting here thinking about what I should be doing!!
Okay it just got better, hubby is now cleaning the floor right beside me as I 'm typing, ha, ha, guess I'd better go he has a way of making me feel guilty. *wink*

I received these in the mail today, a big thank you going out to Shelley.
These little coffee coins from Etsy are for handing out to friends, co-workers and friends so when they are buying you a coffee(grin, ha, ha)they will get your order just the way you enjoy it!
I love these, thanks so much Shelley.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A new love.

I don't know why we had never rented it before, I think I was afraid it might have been too old for my girls or maybe a little scary. On the weekend I caved into some sweet demands and rented Mulan. The girls loved it, they have been watching it, acting it out and talking about it ever since. It will be added to our video library, we are a fan.
Now we are off to rent Mulan two. *wink*

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Daddy,
We love you.
Jennifer, Jillian and Mommy. xoxo

Friday, February 22, 2008

When I thought I couldn't love him more...

Just when I thought I couldn't love him more, he became a Father.
On February the 9th 2003, our lives changed, dreams came to fruition and we became parents. I still recall the first time Jeff held our girls, the look that came over his face, the love that oozed out of every inch of his body and soul, this man was meant to be a Dad.
His life has changed, it's all about his baby girls, he gives everything to them, one hundred and one percent.
Our love changed that day we became parents, it's stronger, not only do I love him for being a great husband but now I see the love he has for his girls, it makes me so proud.
Thank you for being the Father I always knew you would be and so much more...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's all about him...

The next two days, it's all about him, my Superman, my hero.
A chance meeting in my Father's driveway changed my life forever. I met Jeff, he was visiting my Father, showing him his new truck, yes, he already knew my Dad, this was to be my Dad's best kept secret. After sitting talking for a short time Jeff left and I was anxious to question my Father, did he have a girlfriend, what do you know about him, what does he do, where does he live and again does he have a girlfriend?
To make a long story shorter, he called , we started to date and before I knew it he had bought a house, we worked on demolishing and rebuilding it from the ground up. I knew that not only were we building a house but we were building our lives together, he asked me to marry him after four years of dating. Now while we were in the early stages of dating I had told him that I wasn't able to have biological children, I told him that before this was going to go any further he had to make a decision, bail or accept that our family was going to be made through adoption.
He immediatly said "Adoption, we can do this, it 's what I want". I accepted his proposal, the ring was on the end of a fishing lure that I dropped 25 feet into a lake!!
Our wedding was everything I dreamt and more, quiet, intimate and personal. We had immediate family only, it was as we were planning our wedding I became ill, numerous Doctors were telling me that I was sick but were unable to pinpoint what was going on, they knew I was battling something. In the midst of being ill, we started our first adoption. It was during a routine exam by my Hepatologist that they found I had Hepatitis C, we were devastated, we worried for our Adoption and my life.
Treatment was started immediatly and it was then our vows were put to the test. I knew I had married an amazing man, but I had no idea. This man stayed up nights looking after me, never left my side and we made it through six months of hell, only to find out that the virus was still active.
He was determined fight for my dreams of wanting to be a Mom, he wouldn't allow me to give up hope, he fought for me, for us, he made an appointment with the social worker despite everyone telling us that we would probably be rejected before our paperwork even left Canada.
I am so proud of this man, he is the most wonderful husband, he puts his family before himself always. He is a man of his word, he has always kept his word, always, he has lived up to his wedding vows and more. It is because of him I am well today, he fought for me when I didn't have any fight left. It is because of him I am a Mom, he didn't let me give up when everyone was telling me it wasn't going to happen.
You are my heart, my soul, my best friend and my love. Thank you for loving me, I am honored to be your wife.
I love you Ralph, forever and always.
Alice, xo.

* Sorry for any spelling mistakes, my editor is on vacation, spell check isn't working for me, go figure!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Family Day Fun.

It was a big hit for our family!!
We love the new provincial holiday, we spent the weekend and the holiday Monday enjoying family fun!
We hope you had a great weekend too.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Let me set the scene the last couple of days at our house, the last couple of days Jennifer has decided to put a question mark on every sentence(and I mean every!!!!).
Where does the food go after you chew it?
How does the water come out of the tap?
How does your tooth grow?
How do fingernails grow?
Why did you get married?
Why do Mom and Dads sleep in the same bed?
How do the babies get in the Mom's womb?
How, what, where, why, Mom, are you listening to me, Mom!!!!
I am going out to buy some chewy toffee, duct tape(kidding??) jube jubes, any other suggestions, LOL!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Valentine.

To my Ralph,

Love your Alice. oxoxoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Disgruntled Employee

Post not intended for the weak of heart, contains whining, snark and a lot of **%&$#.
Consider yourself warned.
As you are all aware(from past posts of whining)we are dealing with the super bugs of all super bugs. The kids , myself and now Superman(AKA. Hubby)has been stricken with some sort of cold/flu. Superman has been home now since Thursday, he was terrific and took a family day for me so I could concentrate on getting some rest, then he had some scheduled days off.
Well in those days off Superman fell ill, he never gets sick(after all he is Superman)so it is hitting him hard.
Since Thursday I feel like I have gone from Mom to disgruntled employee of the month, I have felt like I'm near death and I still have had to cook, clean, laundry and look after the needs of the girls, what the h*#@!!!
Why is it Moms need to pick up their a$$es and keep functioning like your well and the management get to lie in their beds or on the couch. I must admit he is a good patient, he never complains(Good thing, he might be a lot worse off!!).
But come on, we are both under the weather, the kids need to be fed, clothed and yes even entertained so they'll stop crawling on the walls and ceilings!!
If management treated their employee nicer and fair the work environment might be a lot more pleasant.
I am off now to get caught up on the laundry or Superman kryptonites are going Commando tomorrow, yes no clean undies in the castle...
P.S. If there are spelling mistakes, my apologies, I can't get spell check to work, arrrrr....

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Forever in my heart..

This is my heart, this is part of my soul, this is my first love.
It was five years ago today that you took my breath away, I saw you across a crowded hotel room being held by one of your nannies. I can't remember ever feeling so nervous, so overwhelmed, so consummed with such an intense feeling of love.
I held you, you looked at me and cried(and cried for 5 hours, LOL), I think you felt my nervousness. I couldn't even cry, I was so overwhelmed with emotions. I placed my cheek against yours and felt your soul touch mine, I had never felt that in my life.
I knew love, I had married the most amazing man in the world, but it was different, it felt like no other I 'd experienced. I knew from the moment I took you in my arms there would be nothing that I wouldn't do to protect you, forever.
As I have watched you grow from baby to toddler, to my "big" girl you have amazed me, made me burst with pride, sometimes, yes, you have made me a crazy Mom.
You are everything I dreamt my daughter would be, loving you and being your Mom has been an honor and truly a gift.
I love you Puddin' Pop'.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy New Year

Our family wishes you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Open up, please.....

Jennifer is not well, fevered, achy and full of cold.
Jillian is coughing, usual self, eating like a horse, running and climbing like a monkey.
I am down for the count...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Snow, Snacks and Sparks.

Here is Jennifer this morning getting ready for a winter camp day with the Girl Guides Sparks.
They will be there from 8am until 9pm, a very long day. It is 5 pm and I missing her, hope she is having a fantastic time. There is going to be one tired little monkey tonight, she hardly could sleep she was so excited!!

To start off the weekend we had snow, snow and more snow. This was a great oppurtunity to get outside and wear out the monkeys. I built them a little toboggan hill again by the dog ramp, it provides hours of fun, go figure?? I sit at the top of the hill sipping hot coffee and pushing my kids down the hill, winter isn't so bad, wink!!


My cute little penguin.

Snow angel!!

Later Saturday we started our New Year's shopping, I am excited, there will food and lots of it.
We purchased some really cute red envelopes this year for Jennifer to hand out to her class this year. The rat almost looks like Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Now I have to fill them with some chocolate money!
Hope your enjoying your weekend.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Weird and Wacky Tag

The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strage/wierd facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have to bathe before going to bed, have to cleanse my face to get the makeup off. I just don't sleep well if I can't climb into the bathtub.

2. I have to make my bed as soon as I get out of it. The pillows have to be arranged in a certain way, the corners have to have hospital corners. If hubby makes it , I will do it over, I know , can you say "Crazy".

3. When I buy something new to wear sometimes it will sit for days, weeks, hanging on the hanger. I am saving it to wear when I go out,I am that way with anything new!! I am saving it, for what I don't know. As a stay at home Mom I don't really go out too much, I'm so lame.

4. I dislike feet and noses. If my girls get a yucky nose with their colds and I have to wipe them I gag almost to the point of being sick.

5. I have never had a hair do that I have actually liked, I need a makeover.

6. I am a bit of an introvert, I like to avoid crowds and a lot people where I have to be in a big social gathering. I feel so shy and gravitiate to a corner. My Hubby is very social , this helps me tremendously, I would just as soon stay at home. He drags me out and when I get out there I usually enjoy myself.

7. I have a male inherited blood disease. In order to give me the disease and just not be a female carrier both my parents would have to give me defective genes, now that's weird.
I now tag these "lucky 7" ladies.

1. Sen.

2. Sam

3. Kris

6. Shelly.