24 July, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Finally we got some time to play in the snow.  It was just the funnest time ever!  Boys sure loved it.  Two hours on the side of the road was longer than I expected they would last.  

22 July, 2016

Thursday Thanks on Friday!

  • Ok start to school.
  • Great meals made out of the freezer.
  • Cleaning out freezer!
  • Some time to myself now school is back.
  • Good days at work.
  • Game times with the boys...

19 July, 2016

Gifting Knitting

Another pair of mukluks this week for a birthday present later on in the week.  It's hard to think they are both the same, but all from one ball of yarn.  How fun huh?  I do love the rolling tops on them & the way they hide a bit of colour that is often quite different from the rolls.  Keeps them interesting.

18 July, 2016


On the weekend DJ, mum & I went to see this beautiful choir singing & dancing.  It was terrific.  

This is the show.  If you get to see it any time any where in the world, do check it out.

This is the choir group we had come our way.  Choir 79.  

I think the thing that I loved most was the children going through the audience before it started.  They came through the rows of people a couple in each row & introduced themselves, asked each person their name & said thank you for coming to each person.  What a beautiful thing to do.  At the end they were out & about the foyer where we all had to pass through.  Once again they were there, shaking hands & thanking us for coming.  

Gorgeous children that you just want to pop in the car & take home & love.  

17 July, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Both having fun & clowning around on the hay bale maze at the Berry Patch where we had lunch.

15 July, 2016

Something Different

I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but then again, it is a good winter game to play.  I recently thought I should ask to borrow this game for the holidays.  Didn't think of it again with all the crazy stuff going on at the end of term.

Funny how things turn out & the subject of the Sjoelen comes up & here we are with dad's sjoelbak so we can have games with the boys.  Turns out we will probably get one of our down the track.

The boys are enjoying it so far.  It is certainly bringing out the competitiveness in us.  Stuart keeps winning though.  Why is that?  hmph...  I will have to practice next week when everyone is at work & school again.  lol

This is a Dutch game as far as I know.  Very popular in Europe still I believe.  Coming from a dutch family I guess it is no surprise that we have it available to us.

Want to know the best thing?  The whole family can play together, it doesn't plug in, it doesn't need to be recharged & if the weather keeps knocking the power out we will still be able to play!   Sums up life this week.  bwahahahaha

14 July, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Enjoyable holidays.  
  • Lazy pyjama days.
  • Family visitors.
  • Dinner out with family.
  • Family babysitters.
  • Cool birthday presents that have been fun for the whole family!
  • Cosy places to be during very rough winter days & nights.