My Favourite Love Story

I’m skipping my pinterest roundup today to get a bit personal because today marks a very important day in my life. Sixteen years ago in March sometime I met this crazy guy. He asked me to dinner, and I said yes (because who doesn’t like dinner?)  I wasn’t looking for a relationship (in fact I had just recently gotten out of a pretty brutal one) but dinner didn’t seem harmful. Little did I know that going to dinner with him would lead me to my own love story. That dinner came with 16 years of amazing memories, five beautiful kids and a lifetime of love.  Sixteen years ago, on April 2nd, as I said yes to officially dating I didn’t know I was saying yes to my future. That I was saying yes to the person I would grow old with.

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Easter

Easter was fairly laid back around here.
We typically don’t do Easter hunts, mostly because our yard is usually muddy this time of year and traditionally our families just did baskets growing up.
Our kids are happy getting baskets filled with goodies. This year the older kids’ consisted of chocolates, colouring books/crayons, spinbrushes and a beanie boos (my kids are currently obsessed with them!)  while Little miss had goldfish, cheese crackers and fruit loops in her eggs, plus some random toys & stuffies. I must have been good this year because I ended up with some chocolate and my own beanie boo (I’m a bit obsessed too)

The bubbles were the biggest hit with Little Miss this year. She ran around the room ‘catching’ them. I think an automatic bubble blower is needed this year.

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I hope Easter was good to you and your family.

That your day was filled with happiness, laughter, love, and a bit of chocolate.

 

Let’s Go Thrift Shopping

A fellow blogging mama, Leslie (over on QuietDear) posted  about her awesome thrift shop finds, and while I don’t always get amazing find like her (a whole outfit for 50 cents is amazing!) I do sometimes get lucky.  She’s hosting a “Thrifty Tuesdays” link up, if you’re interested, though, I don’t go Thrift-ing weekly, so I’m just going to post some of my past finds that I love.

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Challenge, Read Along, Family, WTF?

No challenge this month.
I didn’t even finish the last challenge. I seem to start them all gung-ho and then somewhere around the middle I get bored. It becomes more like a chore than a joy, and blogging shouldn’t be a chore right?
We forget we’re doing this for fun sometimes. We start out blogging and think “yay!” and we get a few followers, then we start feeling like we have to post certain things for them or to keep them. While that’s great on something like my fan blog, it’s not so awesome for a personal one.
So, I decided I’m not doing a challenge for this month.
I may answer some challenge questions if I’m really stuck, as kind of a ‘writer’s block’ but it likely won’t be daily.

Interesting things happening this month.
I’m participating in my first internet read-along with Octavia over at Read.Sleep.Repeat (If you’re a book lover & you haven’t checked out her blog, you are seriously missing out!)We’re aiming to read five chapters a day of Game Of Thrones, and be finished by the 12th (or is it 14th since we started late? I don’t know, but whatever) I’m hoping this will be the kick in the butt that I need. I love the series, but I think that because I started out by watching the show it makes it hard to get in to the book because, for the first book at least, I know what’s coming. But I will get through it this time, and continue the series. (or, that’s the hope anyways)

This past weekend was crazy busy. My awesome SIL, Kat, came up for some fun Canada day stuff and spent the weekend (7 kids in one house under 12. Wheee!!) The kids always have fun when they’re cousins are here.

Today pretty much sucked. It was one of those days where everything that could go wrong, did. I found out my steam cleaner hose was broken, after I already poured stain remover on the carpet, Then I get a call from the daycare where Blue & Ladygirl go. I have to go pick up Blue because he’s having a rough day (probably due to the fun,crazy weekend) Of course Hubby isn’t home, so this means I have to take the older two up with me. They aren’t wanting to go. I pick up the younger two, and come home. Thankfully hubby got home shortly after.
Then, my doorknob breaks to my main door.  We call the landlord who, at first, doesn’t want to send someone out, but then says he will.
To end it all, I spill pop (soda?) on my favourite shirt/jeans.

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The only good part about today was playing Cards Against Humanity with my neighbour. We laughed at many things that we probably shouldn’t have, but we had fun.

 

Blast to the past

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?

I know right now you feel lonely, with mom not there all the time, and most of those kids at school being jerks to you, but don’t worry, in a few months you are going to meet an awesome girly who you will become fast friends with, and you will remain friends with her for the rest of your childhood and well into your adulthood. We are still friends!
Those other kids, the bullies, you won’t see them again once you leave school. They don’t really matter in the real world.

I know right now you are in a hurry to grow up and make your own choices, but slow down. You have it pretty good right now.
In eight short years you’ll lose your beloved papa. It will break your  heart. Enjoy the time you have with him now. Even when he embarrass’ you.
Trust me, you may not understand it right now, but you are going to miss him. Bad.
Try to go easier on your grandma. She’ll be gone soon too. She loves you, even though she doesn’t show it.
She may not be your biological mother, but she is the best mother you could have asked for.  Hold on to her love.