Thursday, July 31, 2008


One of the perks of the new house for C and the kids was the inground pool. I'm not such a big pool person myself but the happiness on this little face makes it all worthwhile.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Busy bee

These guys just love one of the rose bushes out front. Try as I might I couldn't get a decent shot of this fella taking a pollen bath in the little rose bowl, he just wouldn't hold still, but you get the idea. He rolled around and rubbed himself well with the pollen - so neat!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Views from around the village

The village we've moved to is tiny, around 300-ish homes (in fact, C says it's too small to be a village, that it's a hamlet) and yet it also has a whopping 3 churches. That's a whole lot of praying per capita!

I love this sweet little stone church. I don't know much about it yet, but I hope to soon.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Came home to a gorgeous new floor in my scrap room. My honey is becoming a floor laying pro!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Friends together

So nice when friends get together. Portrait of the mamas, taken by one of the princesses.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ah the sweetness

of a little girl picking wildflowers in her jammies.

The divine Miss M at our mother-daughter weekend at the cottage

Friday, July 25, 2008

Waterlogged princesses

They'd have probably stayed in the water all weekend if we'd let them! Day two of our mother-daughter weekend getaway.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Clone princesses

The clone princesses on the ferry, en route to our big mother-daughter cottage weekend (and the getaway I so desperately needed)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Only in Canada, eh?

Ubiquitous Canadian-only sight: Canadian Tire money. Nearly everyone has a drawer full of these bills. We counted ours out today, nearly enough for a new weed whacker! Coool.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

scenes from the back seat

We spent an awfully long time in the car today, running all of the gazillion or so errands that needed to be done. Thankfully at least one of us was pleasant about it.

Monday, July 21, 2008

English cottage

I just love this house, near my mother-in-law's home. It reminds me of an English cottage (minus the thatched roof, this is Canada after all). I'd love to retire to a place like this, and putter around the gardens.

Still in limbo...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What's with the clowns anyway?

A birthday party, this clown wasn't very scary at all, he was quiet and artistic. The colours are odd because he was under a red canopy.

Life is in an odd limbo, this party a welcome distraction.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The movers

Nice guys, polite and efficient. Today very little went the way it was supposed to, but the movers were a bright spot.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A thousand words

My life, summed up in a massive stack of boxes.

Moving day is tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ducky class picture

LOL, they way they're all standing there in perfect staggered line reminds me of class pictures :) These were the 'teenager' ducks we fed today, the cute itty bitty fluffy guys weren't brave enough to come this close.

One last trip to Mooney's to feed the ducks before we move. Sigh. One place I'll miss about this neighbourhood (and so many I won't).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Those things

Those little things that you have no idea are wrong with your house until a home inspector comes... the inspector found a little (non-leaking) crack in our foundation. No big really since it's a condo but we facilitated the repair anyway. Today they came in with air compressors and stinky stuff and injected some polymer resin into the crack. I'm not exactly sure what this little port is (they left several sticking out of the wall and made no mention of coming back to collect them) but the dried resin drool is pretty cool looking :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Location, location, location

This cute little (and I mean SMALL!) old cottage near my sister-in-law's house is on the market for...

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... a whopping $475,000, AND you can't even view the inside of the house! It's being sold for land value only. Someone will buy the 50 x 100 piece of property it sits on, tear it down and build a monstrosity.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big yellow bus

My baby is off to sleep-away camp for the first time. She was so excited. Her papa was a wreck. I was somewhere in between - excited and scared but mostly melancholic for the fun I had as a (not quite as young as she is) kid at sleep-away camp. Another big leap towards independence.

Friday, July 11, 2008

More flowers for mama

I love being off work, time to play in the yard, smell the clover, remember why I had kids in the first place...

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Bokeh is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens using a shallow depth of field.

Playing with the camera while the bits and their friends collect wildflowers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Keeping up with the Joneses (or in this case, with his brother) C brought home a new toy, and what tasty delights it makes!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Who says 30+ year old toys can’t be just as much fun as the modern ones?

Sunday, July 6, 2008


First weekend at the cottage this season (a late start, we've been bizzy!)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chip truck

Several of my American friends claim to have never seen a chip truck. I can't imagine, they're ubiquitous here.

This one is in Kingston, Ontario.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Go fly a kite!

A better day today so the bits and I headed to the park to fly kites. They lost interest after dragging theirs around for awhile, but I had a blast :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Too much rain lately, the bits really needed to run off some energy so we spent the afternoon at Cosmic Adventures. They love it, I find it way too loud but I love seeing them happy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Self portrait with ceiling light

Someone was playing with my camera again.... good thing he's cute!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day 2008!

We didn't get to see the fireworks this year but we did enjoy the day together.