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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!  Hope you make many wonderful memories.  Play safe:)

From Christmas Past @ Baba & Deedo's

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas 2011

What cookies did you make this year?  We did sugar cookies and made stain glass window cookies out of them.  We used leftover Halloween lollipops.

YES from a mix!!!

Awhile back I went to this place and made jewelry (some are going to be Christmas presents) but here are a couple I kept.  really fun to go.

This year I am sending out a New Years card so do not think I forgot you.  Thank you to everyone who has sent us beautiful Christmas cards.  We love them & YOU!!!
My two favourite Christmas songs:

So Random, Robyn??!!

Here are a few tips I have acquired from friends and/or my sisters:

1-scoop your salsa with a fork - then you avoid the extra liquid
2-add lentils to your meat sauce when having spaghetti.  You do not even notice that they are there and they give you lots of extra good stuff (aka fiber)
3-add vanilla yogurt to your pancakes if you are using a mix.  Makes them super yummy.

HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS !!  Love Breton Daphne Robyn & Jeff

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Thursday

Got up at 6am
made lunches, had tea
Did computer stuff
Woke kids up
Helped them get their breakfast ready
Went out and delivered newspapers with Breton
Drove kids to school
Walked the Ruby
Got gas (for the car!)
Got a Chai latte (very necessary as I did not sleep well the night before:)
Got to work
Worked with some awesome ladies (Manon & Randa)
and a great group of
Went to the store to get groceries
On the way back to school, got pulled over
for not coming to a complete stop at the stop sign on Limebank
Officer Oakley gave me an early Christmas present by not charging me, just a warning.
Finished working
Went to the gym
Came home and made dinner
Did homework and baths with Daphne
Watched Survivor with kids
Put them to bed
Finished making Christmas decorations, while watching TV
Went to bed
Slept like a baby!!

Happy 13th Layla!!!

Sorry Layla this is late but know that I love you very much.  You were a burst of sunshine after a very sad start to 1998.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Weird but true

I have recently seen an Otrivin commercial for a new "sea water" nasal spray.  It reminded me of my 7 year addiction to Otrivin/Drixoral.  When I was pregnant with Breton, one of the drugs I was allowed to take was Otrivin.  There is an increase in congestion when pregnant so, the Otrivin solved this for me.  Well if you read the warning on the packaging it tells that if you use it for more than 3 days it will have the reverse effect.  Well I was congested for 7 years!  To get off of the nasal spray, I tried everything from an all natural hot pepper spray (that left me teary eyed and only very temporarily breathing free) to prescribed medication from an ear nose and throat DR (that left me flying so high on the first day - later learnt not to take all the meds at once), none worked:(  Even went to a 2nd ear nose and throat Dr to consider surgery?! Never went back to her.
What finally worked, completely by accident, was that one day I forgot my precious nasal spray and all I had was some Fisherman Friends throat lozenges.  If you have tried the original, you'll know that they clear your nasal passage just fine!  Well I continued to eat the lozenges and finally I did not need the spray, yeah!!

That was almost 3 years ago.  I have not done nasal spray EVER again! And no I am not now addicted to Fisherman Friends:)

Just thought I would share and celebrate my recovery from nasal spray addiction.

VOTE NOW! Click on this and search for Mary Honeywell and VOTE.  They are trying to win funds to build a new playground.  There are so many people looking to win, a lot of great ideas.

I am very proud of my class.  We raised $130 in Canadian Tire money to buy toys for Toy Mountain.  We have done it for many years.  Way to go Casa 1!

PS Happy 3rd Birthday Brodie (:{

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Videos to LOVE

This was a project Breton had to do for school.  Crank up the volume, it is kinda hard to hear.  I had a moment of not the proudest parenting but maybe I will confess in another post...

Monday, December 5, 2011

20 days until...

Just wondering if you got your Christmas shopping done?  I am finishing up today!!  Let me know if you found any great finds.  Happy Holidays!

I so wish we had snow!