Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We're down to single digits people...

I can't believe it!!! This is so exciting for our family...only one more week until we leave for Disneyland and as much as we've prepared over the last couple of moths, there's still a few last minute things that need to be taken care of...as always I guess when you plan almost anything...especially a trip for 6...lol!!
The boys have spent some time the last couple of days working on the homework I asked the teachers for...just about finished. I'm so glad they'll return to school at the same place as the rest of the class instead of 2 weeks behind.
Hockey is over...hooray!! Reilly's team won the league championships on Good Friday...it was so exciting! They got a banner to hang in our arena and each player got a gold medal. We are looking forward to the break from being at the rink...at least until hockey school in August...lol!! We will focus our attention to football for Carsyn, which starts in June but until then...we have a couple of months to just hang out around the house and hopefully get some projects finished!
and on that note...I have some packing to do!
Have a great week everyone.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy First day of Spring

and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO REILLY!!!! Hard to believe that you are 11! Enjoy your ipod and PS3 game...we love you!

Since my last post, we've pretty much just been at the rink! Yes people...hockey is still not over!! But it will be by tomorrow. Reilly's hockey team is in the finals for league champs...best 2 out of 3 and it's tied at 2 games each so not only will tomorrow be the last game but it should be a good one!! I'll keep ya posted!

And who might this cutie be...my nephew! they came to watch Reilly play in the Provincial tournament and I had to get a recent pic....love him!

and this is my niece....she's a cutie too but she gets that from her Auntie...lol!

It was great to see them...hopefully it won't be so long until the next time!!

This made me smile...there is a cd onto the tv in my room and the sun was causing it to reflect on the ceiling
and the moon caught my eye the other night as well...
The boys are officially on Easter break...:woohoo...no lunches to pack...lol!!
This should allow us some much needed down time from school and hockey and to put the finishing touches on our trip plans....in case you were wondering....13 more sleeps!!!
I guess that's it for now...I'm off to enjoy some new yummy scrap supplies.

Monday, March 10, 2008

well....this post was supposed to have some pictures in it but for some reason the server keeps encountering an error when I try to upload so forget it...I don't have all day...lol!!!
We have had a crazy busy week at our house which is why it's been a bit since my last post.
It started with the kids only having 3 days of school so having all 4 of them home for extended weekends means more sibling scraps than usual...at least the weather was nice and I could kick them outside to beat on each other!
This past weekend also saw Reilly's hockey team playing in the Provincial Tournament. They went undefeated in the round robin and lost the semi finals which means they ended up 3rd in the Province...still a huge accomplishment for our boys. He played so well...made me very proud when he was chosen to receive the Heart and Hustle award in the first game (the coach from the opposing team picked him out of all the players on his team!) Sadly though, Brian was out of town and missed it! Of all the weekends to have to go back to work! I did use our new video camera to tape it but we all know it's not the same as being there. I love him even more for the sacrifices he makes for our family and so I can stay home with the boys!!!
My friend Lee drove up to watch Reilly play and she brought my SIL with my niece and nephew! I was sooo excited to see them as the last time I saw them was August...they are both getting so big! (I was going to post pics but blogger isn't cooperating!)
So, today is my day to play catch up around the house, my online world and maybe even scrap! It's the first day I've been home alone in almost 3 months so I could do whatever I want really!
Oh and in case you were wondering....we have 23 sleeps left till our trip to Disneyland!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

the official countdown has begun!!

yippee...hooray...we'll be on our way...soon!!
I altered this perpetual calendar so the boys (ok..me too) could actually see the number of sleeps getting smaller with each passing day!! (sorry the pic is a bit blurry but you get the idea)

my friend had suggested packing bandaids for blisters so we picked up some theme appropriate ones...(oops...I forgot to save this pic after I cropped out the kleenex...oh well)
and another friend had suggested to take a big pen with us for the characters to use for autographs...I'm thinking these should work!! I might just take the markers in case the pens have ink issues!

All the little things are really coming together and we are all very excited!!!

Zack's team didn't do so well at the regional tournament last weekend and Reilly's team lost the zone championship by 1 goal but both boys took the loss with dignity and like sportsmen! We were proud of them regardless cause they played hard and there is no shame in losing if you try your best right? Right! Reilly's team is playing in the Provincial tournament next weekend and then hockey should be basically finished for the season. Zack will wait for badminton to start, Carsyn is going to play football and Gavin thinks he's like to give baseball a shot! So it looks as though the Spring and Summer will once again be busy at our house!
Speaking of Spring...we've been enjoying some fabulous weather and it's got me itching to be out in the yard! I am anxiously awaiting flowers to start poking out of the ground and have also begun a spring clean. Not sure where all this energy is coming from...must be excitement! I'm going with it cause I'm sure it won't last long...lol!!

So, I guess that's it for now...off to do some more cleaning!
Have a great week everyone!