Thursday, August 10, 2017

OHHH How much has changed

Life is strange!
It takes you up and down roads you could never dream of!
But somehow, somewhere in those stars, the plan is made....
That road we all have to travel, happiness, sadness, all the up`s and down`s leads you to go back to something you haven`t done in years.
Something that you missed and tried to find over, and over, but somehow lost track of.

This is the case today.....
Somewhere in the midst of having a new born baby, and him turning 6, you find the blog that makes you look back and smile ,and cry, regret, and be thankful....

How things have changed...
I now have 3 wonderful boys, am happy with a man that makes all my dreams come true, and his 4 kids!!!
Yup!!! you read that right... This New Generation mom now has 7 kids, and a new man(of 4 years) that makes me smile to my ears!
Life has changed, but for sooooooo much better....

I am so happy to have found this old blog again....
Looking forward to meeting you all again!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last Day

Hello everyone, no I haven;t fallen off the face of the earth! But have been very busy! Being 23 weeks pregnant and having 3 kids at home really takes a lot of energy that I don't have... AHHH but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! As of tomorrow Dec 17th, I will be officially off work! Yes you read right! Time for me to take a well deserved rest! and just before the Holidays to boot! Next week the plan consits of sleeping, shopping, wrapping, and more sleeping! I'm looking forward to writing more and having more time with my kids (as of Jan 10th they are no longer going to after school daycare!) With this said, I'll see you all soon!!!!
If only I could get a good shot of the BUMP!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

65 Wonderful Years

Congratulations to my grandparents on their 65th wedding anniversary.

And for those who have been asking (you know who you are!)

The 15 week Bump!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Little Buggers First TOUCHDOWN!!!!

On Saturday morning, The little bugger and I got up and went to football. It was a nice morning, a little on the chilly side but when the sun came out it was well worth the wait!

5 mins before the game was to end at a 3-2 lead for the visitors, coach put my little bugger in a running position for the first time!!!! And wouldn't you now it, he scored his FIRST TOUCHDOWN!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Missing in Action

Hay everyone, I know I've been missing these days, but between back to school, having morning sickness, and everything else that comes with the first trimester, and my computer being taken away from me every night so that The Man can catch up on work!!!! I've been a little busy!
But I have every intention of taking full control of my laptop, and the morning sickness will hopefully go away since as of tomorrow I will be 12 weeks!!!
Off to Football with the kids now, but I'll be BACK!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Montreal

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Welcome to My Montreal! (Please note that the views and opinions are mine only and do not reflect the thoughts of other Montrealers. Also some photo’s courtesy of google image)

I’m a country girl, always have been! I get claustrophobic in the city, road rage in traffic, and I really don’t like being shoved around! That being said, I still venture out to the city now and then to marvel at the sights. Welcome to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, City of 4 seasons, breathtaking views, and the best festivals in the world.

I’ll start our trip in my home town, 30 miles or so east from the big city. In St-Lazare you’ll find everything you need within a 5 min drive. Want fresh produce in the summer, you have to take a trip the local farms. There you will find vine fresh tomato’s that are still warm from the sun, juicy cucumbers that are the greenest you’ve ever seen, and the sweetest corn on the Plant!
Ever seen a sunflower field? Yup you’ll find those too, large, bright yellow sunflowers basking in the sun as far as the eye can see! Local farmers not only plant these sunflowers to cultivate the seeds, but also to keep birds away from the many fields of soy, wheat, corn, etc. Let’s not forget that bee’s also love sunflowers, and where there are bees there is pollination and need I say it… Honey!!!
Do you like adventure, history, architecture? Take a 15 min drive to Mont Rigaud. There you can scale the mountain side, surf the tree tops, go on a 2 ½ hour rafting ride, see the historical Notre Dame de Lourde Sanctuary. (My grandmother once told me that all the rocks there used to be potatoes, funny how I remember that)

Now off to the city we go(less than an hour away)… Don’t forget your camera, you’ll want to have it handy in case you see a super star (just last week, Brad Pitt was spotted downtown) Montreal has been witness to many star sightings, sometimes alone and sometimes in very large groups like during the Formula One race in June/July! (I’ve never been that lucky)
Some of the movies shot in and around Montreal are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), The Jackal (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), The Score (2001), Taking Lives (2004), Blades of Glory (2006), and let’s not forget (or my kids will have my head)
Spiderwick Chronicles was partially shot in at Cap St Jacques. I actually took the kids to see the house that was built for the outdoor shots of the movie. The list goes on and on, but I’ll let you Google it for yourselves.

Home of the 1976 Summer Olympics, you must stop to see the “Big Owe” and Olympic village. Do you remember gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s perfect score?

Next were off to the Old Port… HUMM, what would you like to do today? Boating, Quadricycle, catch the IMAX show, visit the gardens. How about lunch at one of the many Terraces, then a horse drawn carriage ride followed but an Amphi-Bus tour. Walk the cobblestone street and learn about the Montreal heritage, stop by a museum. Live shows and street performers are on every corner get a cartoon image of you as a souvenir. For those who like a little action, a jet tour of the St Lawrence Seaway rapids hit the spot!

Home of many festivals, including “Just for Laughs” there is always something to do in the city.

For those who enjoy winter sports the city also has outdoor skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, can’t forgot hockey, but for a real thrill, head up north to one of the many ski slops within driving distance. St-Sauveur highlights 38 trails, and has really fun tube sliding. (Ask my kids) Home to the Saint-Sauveur de Lille Church. (Celine Dion was married there) St Sauveur’s picturesque village will leave you feeling like staying! Next on our stop is Mont Tremblant. (A.k.a. Little Switzerland) With 95 runs overseeing the village you’ll have plenty to keep you warm and cozy. In the mood for a snack, you MUST have a “Beaver tail”. Served warm with your choice of many toppings, these whole wheat pastries are in my opinion the perfect food to keep warm. That and you must have a Poutine (French fries drenched in gravy with cheese curds)

I have been asked what my favorite time of year is and I have to say I have two. Spring for its fresh scent and budding trees, chipping birds and of course the return of long summer hours approaching. But really I have to say Fall. For one it’s my favorite time to go here, Spa Ofuro is an outdoor Thermotherapy Spa, and in the fall its amazing colors are breathtaking. What better way to watch the colored leaves fall, and animals get ready for winter than soaking in an outdoor hot tub, or resting in front of a wood burning fire… Can Life get any better???
Of course I can’t leave out Hockey! If you’re lucky enough to score tickets, go see the Habs.

Montreal is crazy about its Hockey team, you’ll see a plethora of cars ridding around with many Habs flags hanging from windows.
So come to Montreal, but be warned you’ll be busy!!!!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

50 questions

Fellow blogger Thoughts of a working Mom, posted this and told us to feel free to C&P, so that's what I'm doing!!! Feel free to do the same, and post a comment so that I can go see what your answers are!

1. Where were you three hours ago? On my way to work

2. Who are you in love with? Better half and kids

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon? probably when I was a kid

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? There might be???

5. When was the last time you went to the mall? I avoid the mall, too many rude people!!!

6. Are you wearing socks right now? No

7. Do you have a car worth over $2000? Yes

8. When was the last time you drove out of town? August, vacation in Niagara

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? No way, back to school, no time for movies!

10. Are you hot? actually they try to conserve us at work, it's freezing!

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Coffee!

12. What are you wearing right now? maternity skirt and a sweater

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it? None of the above, too many water restrictions here!

14. Last food you ate? Banana

15. Where were you last week at this time? Same old, same old, sitting at my desk having lunch!

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? No! But I'll have to soon!!!

17. When was the last time you ran? yesterday, this morning??? 3 kids to get ready for school, probably this morning ;O)

18. What was the last sporting event you watched? Football, kids had two games this weekend

19. Your favorite animal? dog!

20. Your dream vacation? Greek Islands

21. Last person’s house you were in? The Banks!!!

22. Worst injury you ever had? Does a C-section count???

23. Have you been in love? Yes...

24. Do you miss anyone right now? my mom

25. Last play you saw? Radio History (grade 4 school play)

26. What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex? HUH?

27. What are your plans for tonight? take a NAP! Sleep, Sleep, Sleep!!!

28. Who is the last person to send you a Facebook message or comment? Josie

29. Next trip you are going to take? Mom is trying to buy a cottage in Gaspe, hopefully I'll spend part of the next summer there?!?!

30. Ever go camping? just got back!

31. Were you an honor student in school? Are you kidding me!!!!

32. What do you want to know about the future? girl/boy?

33. Are you wearing perfume or cologne? Not at the moment

34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor’s visit? Sept 20th and then every month...

35. Where is your best friend? at work

36. How is your best friend? Sad to be back from Vacation!

37. Do you have a tan? Yes, farmers tan, too many football games...

38. What are you listening to right now? co-workers complain

39. Do you collect anything? dust bunnies!

40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know? oh boy!!!

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? Does my friend Dan count?? he pulls me over to say hi!

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw? Yes

43. What does your last text message say? call me!

44. Do you like hot sauce? yes, when I'm not preggers

45. Last time you took a shower? This morning

46. Do you need to do laundry? hummm, 3 kids????

47. What is your heritage? French Canadian and Dutch

48. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes

49. Are you rich? I would like to be????

50. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Sleeping