December 28, 2006

Intentions don’t get you anywhere

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:03 pm by Karen

Well, lately, I’ve intended to post pictures of my kids sitting on Santa’s knee. (you’ll love it when you see it!)

I’ve intended to write about how we’ve conquered Sarah’s habit of taking crackers to bed with her. (It’s another one of those ‘great’ parenting moments where I’m sure some people think we could be doing a better job — but who cares, it’s pretty funny.)

I’ve intended to tell you all about Sarah’s first school Christmas concert.

I’ve intended to write about Christmas, and at the very least, wish you all a very Merry one.

I’ve intended to sit down for an hour or so, by myself, and write some thoughts down in honour of my birthday (yesterday). By the way, thanks, Angella for your nice words!

I’ve intended to talk about Mexico a little more. Only 2 more sleeps!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

But, as we all know, intentions don’t get you anywhere, but I do promise that when I get the time, I will follow through on said intentions!

In the meantime, hope you had a merry Christmas, and have a great 2007! I’ll be thinking of you while I’m on the beach with my book and my margarita. 😉

December 8, 2006

Because I don’t have anything better to do…

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:57 pm by Karen

like clean up, laundry, Christmas cards, shopping, coralling children, cooking, baking… which, by the way, my baking exchange with girls at work was cancelled AFTER I baked 5 dozen shortbread caramel squares — anyone want some? (Not 5 dozen recipes of the stuff, just 5 dozen pieces. 5 dozen recipes would be rediculous!!)

But, check this out, it’s pretty funny (I think) !

http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=6d8edf10e92f4321db431b5_20061208

http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=d9f13c0f1b7e49e54f8735d_20061208

http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=50a9768d68fe7a990d807eb_20061208

Now I’ll go get some work done!

What we’ve been up to (in pictures)

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:13 am by Karen

THE birds.
I’ve never seen so many.
Seriously, this picture only shows like half of them.

Granville Market.

MORE birds. It became a bit of a sport amongst us ‘adults’ to throw birdseed at each other.

Summerland light up at the end of November.

Our special family treat.

We had to get those candies on the house and tree quick before we all ate it.

Ben was like a little junkie the way he was begging for the candy.

This is Sarah choking on her bubble gum at the same time that Travis pours icing into her mouth.

We are such good parents.

Ben looks like a little calf. He’s getting his fix.

The finished products.

One tree,

One house,

and one happy family.

(until we told the kids no more candy!)

December 5, 2006

This n’ that

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:36 pm by Karen

We just got back from yet another whirl wind weekend at the coast….

Saturday morning we went to Granville Market, one of the few things that I actually miss from the coast. We had a great breakfast (can you say crepe with chocolate and banana? for me and chinese food for Trav — it looked too good!) and then headed outside to feed the birds. Ben and Sarah were practically mauled by probably 200 pigeons. Not kidding. Kind of gross, kind of funny, and if they didn’t have a fear of birds now, they sure should. Pictures will follow when I get my camera hooked up here.

Saturday night we were at a wedding reception for old family friends of ours.

Sunday morning was a birthday brunch for Trav’s brother (Happy Birthday, Chris), and then we were out to Abbotsford for a tea for my brother and his new wife Tamara.

So, it was busy, but fun.

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Sarah story with you….

The other night, as she was getting out of the bath, Travis said to her, “Sarah, you have Peters hips”. (Meaning a little thicker through the waist, and no hips — she gets it from me)

She looks down at her lady parts and says, “Daddy, I don’t have a peters!”

🙂

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Cancun, here we come!

We booked our trip on Monday night for a week in Mexico starting Dec 30. To say we’re excited is a minor understatement.

Now I have to get tanning, and um, waxing….

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Sarah is going to sit on Santa’s lap this year.

I think.

Well, we’ll try.

I’m pretty sure Ben won’t do it.

He’ll wig.

Anyways, we’ve been talking to her about Santa, and that you get to ask him for something. So, Sarah, what do you want from Santa this year?

A purple and green Dora cup.

I think I, I mean, Santa, can handle that one. Shouldn’t break the bank too much.

We’ll start her out small as I think our days of such small requests are limited.