Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hello Monday

Hello tired
Hello last day of classes for Kaden
Hello quiet ride to school
Hello we go!

Hello last day of two expert projects
Hello time O Canada
Hello moments later 3:30 bell ringing
Hello fast day...again.

Hello Kaden hanging after school with friends
Hello more report card writing
Hello trying to get ahead during this busy month.
Hello appointment at 7:30

Hello house for sale:

Hello viewing:

Hello possible new rental house.
Hello decision to be made.

Hello 1 street over
Hello first rental house
Hello clean and empty
Hello final walk through and key return
Hello and thank you awesome tenant family
Hello short to-do list before new tenants move in next week
Hello adventures of property spouses

Hello Monday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exam Encouragement

Second of three exams for Kaden today....

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I'm trying to stay ahead of the busy grad week next week...what a nice surprise to be gifted this:

Conrad was also working hard today and I loved getting this snap from Kiandra as she picked him up from work since Kezia has been using his vehicle as she is in the middle of an extreme make over for our church's youth room. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kezia's Baptism

What a blessing to watch Kezia share her testimony and step out in obedience today as she was baptized. To see your children following Christ and making their faith their own is such an amazing thing to witness. We didn't even know that Kezia was considering this step until recently and today she boldly shared her faith journey:


I've always had this idea to gift an embroidered towel to my kids in honour of their baptism and thankfully I was able to get this done in time to give to Kezia today:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Last high school exam.
Last high school exam encouragement:

Last ride with Dad to school:

Last obligation before graduation!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Kiandra is leaving for France in 20 days and today she got her placement for where she will be working this summer. Of course I immediately googled the location, searched out ways for her to get from the Paris airport, and looked up the camp information. I *might* have also looked up some of the names listed in the email cc contacts on Facebook to see if I could check out some of the people Kiandra will be working with...maybe...I might have.

It looks like Kiandra will have quite the experience as she travels to the camp (a few different options) and at the camp itself. Here are some pictures that I found online:

I'm not sure if Kiandra realized that her placement could have been so outdoorsy but thankfully she is quick to embrace every adventure with excitement. It will be another adventure that will make great stories and I look forward to hearing all about them when I meet her in Paris after her time is done. 

Monday, June 12, 2017


Hello Monday
Hello 13 school days left.
Hello expert project number 6 and 7
Hello 12 left to go

Hello more meetings on the horizon
Hello long, long, long to do list
Hello plans
Hello assessments
Hello writing report card comments in my head all day long.

Hello days flying by
Hello hot sticky air
Hello trusty Grade 1 air conditioner
Hello keep the door closed

Hello expert projects falling off the walls
Hello search for this tape
Hello unsuccessful hunt
Hello maybe tomorrow

Hello text from Kaden
Hello pick up at Tim's
Hello chauffeur home
Hello 2.5 months until road test eligible

Hello reffing mixup
Hello no game tonight
Hello quieter dinner at home instead

Hello late night ball hockey game
Hello decision to stay at home and head to bed early
Hello asleep before the boys arrived home.

Hello Monday...

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Church Picnic

Our church hosted its second annual community picnic and service at our church plant downtown. Our family again signed up to hand out invitations in the surrounding neighbourhood:

The weather was perfect and the turn out was even greater than last year:

We stopped for Slurpees on the way home:

A perfect picnic day.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

How to Study

Conrad captured this difference in study habits as our two high schoolers prepare for final exams:

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Grade 1 Friend Book

Every year since I started teaching, I have helped my class write a book inspired by an author and/or illustrator. This year's book was inspired by Todd Parr. He writes books like these:

We decided to write a book called "The Grade 1 Friend Book" and each student wrote a page about the things that make us unique.

"Some grade 1 friends have short hair."

"Some grade 1 friends love dogs."

"Some grade 1 friends have an epi-pen."

and so on....

I give families a chance to buy a copy of the professionally published book. The past few years I have been using mixbook and today our books arrived!

I posted a picture of us getting our new book on Instagram and what a surprise to get this message from Todd Parr on our account:

I don't know who was more excited to see this Grade 1 friends....or me!

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Kiandra invited me to join her to attend a musical performance of "Madagascar":

where Katrine was performing the role of Alex the Lion:

I'm so thankful that Kiandra asked me to join her (even if I was her 4th choice ;) and so incredible thankful for the friends my kids have. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Our globe trotting Kiandra is heading to Capernwray bible college in Australia this fall for a 10 week program. Tonight I found a good price on flights and so I booked her flight:

AND I also booked a ticket for Conrad to attend her graduation ceremony and then they will do some travelling together before they come home. 

I'm trying not to be TOO jealous of their trip because I am meeting Kiandra in Paris when she finishes her time in France this summer but I would love to visit Australia!! However, I'm so excited for Conrad and this adventure ahead with Kiandra. I'm thankful Kiandra does want us to accompany her on these adventures. 

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