Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sending Christmas

Hi everyone.. it's getting to be that time of the year to send Christmas Cards to our family and friends, so why not add one more card and send one to soldier overseas. Since they can't be home for Christmas lets bring Christmas to them..

Send it to this address:
Any Canadian Forces Member
Op Attention: Kabul
PO Box 5140 Stn Forces
Belleville ON
K8N 5W6

Pass on this information, make a difference and show that we care for those that are making sure that we get to spend Christmas with our families.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Getting ready for my ride

I have to send a HUGE HUGE thank you to Goldstream Cycle's again for their amazing staff.

Steve and the gang are incredible, not only making sure I have the proper bike for me, but also a huge mental support from everyone in the store.

The other day I was asked to come it to make sure my bike is fitting me properly and to make sure my riding form is up to par.  With their help I know I will be ready for the ride for Boomer's Legacy in June 2013.



Come the new year I will be posting a link on my website to anyone who wishes to donate to the foundation and help me raise as much as I can for this incredible charity. 

AGAIN THANK YOU GOLDSTREAM CYCLE!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Back at making the ladies


Well I'm happy to say that I am back to making the ladies again! I'm very excited to be creating them again!!! I know they will be heading to amazing homes and $5 from each Lady will be heading to Boomer's Legacy Fund!

If anyone is interested in one of these lovely ladies, please let me know each Ladybug cost $15






Wednesday, October 17, 2012

IT's HAT season

Hi everyone.. it's that time of year where the heat disappears and the beauty of fall colors and the cool weather kicks in.
I have been extremely busy with crocheting up hats for the season. I have a few more hats on the go, but having fun creating them.. if you need something to keep your Noggin' warm or a family members head warm.. All shape and sizes are available

I'm thinking of making one of these for myself!!!








Thursday, September 20, 2012

Where I work - Scotty

I LOVE MY JOB.. that's right LOVE MY JOB...

and here is why :



I work with some of the most amazing people around. Makes me proud to work for a company that is still to this day family owned, and CANADIAN.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fishing Weekend

So if any of you want to learn and watch our little fishing trip .. Rick Clark did an amazing job blogging and making videos of our awesome weekend expedition!!!!
Click below to see the experience:


The WFN Ambassador Experience The Scotty Fishing Weekend


It really was a fantastic time, and as a photographer stand point.. I took a shyte load of amazing pics, that has recharged our Scotty photo library!!!

HUGE thank you again to Bonchovy Charters, Prestige Fishing, Fred's Custom Tackle Shop, and most of ALL a HUGE thank you to Rick Clark and he amazing wife Luisa!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Still here

Sorry everyone for the lack of updates.. life has been on a whirl wind adventure.. from vacation to fishing, to getting ready for Adele to go to school for the first time, to saying good-bye to the love of my life for a couple of months..to training for Boomer's Legacy Ride 2013.

So this is just a small blurb to let you all know that I'm still alive.. breathing.. and yes I do get some sleep.. Hard to believe at times.


Monday, August 13, 2012

I'M still ALIVE

Well it has been a really CRAZY and fantastic summer.

First off I returned home to see my mom, grandmother, sister and her boyfriend Levi.
It was healing in so many ways. To be home for the first time since my dad's funeral. To have the entire family together again, with new faces, made it incredible.


Adele spent copious amount of time in the dirt, and enjoyed spending time with Grandma Primeau.
Below is our family picture for 2012.. we maybe missing my dad, but he was there in spirit.




This picture is 4 generations 




Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend with Adele

This weekend was a busy weekend for Adele and I. With Don working on Saturday.. it was a mama and daughter day. So this is what we did...
Went to the beach and fed the birds - remind Swans are HUGE and are taller then child.. 


Beach is a much nicer place to enjoy the morning.

After sending text messages back and forth to my friend Andrea, she informed me that her and the kids were going to go berry picking! DONE DONE and DONE.. 
Upon arriving we discovered that it was a berry festival, so the girls got to enjoy getting their face painted while the older boys enjoyed the maze. 



Adele was a fantastic berry picker.. uhm I think to that more berries went into her mouth then the basket.. We had so much fun. There was also live music, and lots of entertainment for the entire family


Adele and Kara - they pretty much have known each other since birth, and it's always awesome to get the two girls together. 



Adele decided to demonstrate her artistic skills.. her  version of the Jolly Roger... arrrggggg


Sunday we watch little man Grayson! Adele learnt very quickly that babies are a lot of work, and was good experience for her, as her father and wife are expecting their child in Nov.


It was an awesome week and weekend with Adele.. it was very hard to let go this morning for both mama and daughter.. but in 7 sleeps she comes home and then we are off to our Alberta Adventure!!!!!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT


As some of you may be aware of, I will be partaking in Boomer's Legacy ride for 2013.
And to start fundraising I have decided that my ladybugs will become Boomer's Ladybugs. 
Which means for every ladybug I sell $5 will go towards the ride.  
If you would like to buy a ladybug, please click here  (Ladybugs sell for $15)

Also to help me get started and train for this ride, Goldstream Cycle in Langford BC is graciously helping me in this journey.  I am very lucky and humbled by the amazing generosity that these guys and gal are doing for me. 

So if your in need a bicycle for all your needs, these are the guys to go to. They will find the right bike and the right fit for you.  Whether your young, old or just starting to ride a bike. They will be with you every step of your cycling adventure!!!!

THANKS GUYS!!!!




Monday, July 9, 2012

Adventure with Adele

This weekend was an amazing weekend with friends and my little family.

Here are just some of my favorite moments.

Adele the mighty fossil hunter!

She had so much fun.. and she wasn't afraid to get dirty or get her running shoes and socks wet.. normally this is a real problem!  Made mama very proud!

On a side note: This little event would have made my dad proud as well. I know that while she was searching, he was guiding her..
Maybe when we head up north we will take her fossil hunting..


Friday, June 22, 2012

Boomer's Legacy Ride

Last weekend I partook in keep cyclist safe on the highway from Boomer's Legacy..
This ride was emotional and hard to hold back the tears.

This is my second year to be apart of this amazing journey.. The link below is pictures from the ride

http://rimini.weebly.com/2/post/2012/06/boomers-legacy-ride.html

The most emotional part of it all was at the end when we were doing the ceremony.. and this was a banner, with 4 boards attached together.. and all the riders had fallen soldiers on their bikes.. some riders were not able to complete the ride and I was handed one of the fallen.. I can't tell you how suddenly emotional I got..Here in my had was a name not just any name but a name to be placed on a board with all other names of those who would not be coming home.. who would not get to hug a loved one.. who's voice was silenced forever...

As I watch people place the names, some of the riders were personal friends of  the name they were placing.. and that gave it even more of an impact.

I give you the name that I had to place on the board - Cpl. Jamie Murphy
Here is a bit of his story

I did not know him personally, but I am forever grateful for what he and the other fallen did for me and my country.


Also on a side not .. I want to do this ride next year.. if an 88 year old WW2 vet can ride from Comox to Victoria.. what is my excuse?

So looking for people to train with and be apart of this amazing ride.. ANYONE ANYONE.. 



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

She is on her way....

It's funny when you start to clean out a computer.. it's the same feeling as going threw a closet full of "stuff" and finding little gems, things that make you smile and remember, or things that make you sad, but still make you smile. Today i'm slowly getting ride of files that aren't needed anymore.. but I always come across pictures of Adele.. and how much she has changed in such a short time


This picture made me smile and feel sad all at the same time.. my mini me is growing and she can't stay mini anymore..


Then again, I would be missing out on what is happening now, and what is to come.. 
and I don't think I would want that.. 
She is expanding and soaring in so many ways, from learning about how make robots, and dance like a monkey to pretending to be an astronaut to believe she can be whatever she want.. my job is to stand and encourage and wipe the tears when she falls and stand her back on her feet.. she is on her way oh the places she will go, the people she will meet, and dreams that will soar,  and in all and all I'm proud to say that she will find her way, she is on her way

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.” ~  Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rowing to third - YAY TEAM SCOTTY

UPDATE : here is the video for everyone to watch!




It was an awesome Saturday. Out of 12 teams Team Scotty received a bronze!
For never rowing in my life of for anyone else on the our team, it was truly an awesome feeling!
There were some mishaps in the final race but overall it was an experience I can't wait to do again!

Our bronze medal


Eric and Trevor and their moms cheering us on!

Alex and I  - my awesome officemate!! 

Eric and Trevor scoping out the competition!

Betsy our Scotty mascot and Jessie 

teams getting ready to race

amazing walk way that goes over the water to watch the races

Karen and her daughter Alysha ( fellow team mates)

Crystal checking it all out

Hannah cheering us on!



Saturday, June 2, 2012

and it continues

SO here is the work in progress on the tinkerbell blanket. Slow and long process, but again I'm pretty stoked at how this is all turning out.. the black line on the drawing is where I am at now.

Bowl of Yarn = many tangles

So I did some math calculations and it looks like this blanket is going to be about six feet in length.. oh boy


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bag o Bugs

So I have been busy making bugs , crochet bugs....


I think I'm going to need a bigger bag!!!!
Mosquitos, ladybugs, bumble bees, and dragon flies oh my



They're invading my office and house.. 


Monday, May 28, 2012

My family

My little family...
My reason to live

the loves of my life




Friday, May 25, 2012

Evening of Adele

Don took this picture of her coming down the slide. I love it!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tinkerbell Project.. the beginning

So as you have read in previous post, i'm making a Tinkerbell blanket for my daughter.

Just a bit of the yarn attached to the blanket at once

Using Denise Interchangeable Crochet and extensions kit. This blanket is done in Tunisian simple stitch (165 stitches in length) 

So after a "uhm few hours" this is what I have done.. yaaaaaa it's going to be a big blanket.. but work it. 

Diva helping me! yaaa KITTIES and Yarn in my house doesn't match!

I'm having a lot of fun and challenging making this... the twisting of the spools yarn. So it got a little nuts when making the feet.. now I'm at start of her legs.. as you can see I'm about to start the sparkles.. etc etc.. So onto the next section!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New long distance project

Well today I start my blanket of Tinkerbell for my daughter, I'm very excited to be doing this for her. I will creating the blanket using mostly bernat yarn. And using the Denise Tunisian needles.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's day weekend with my little family

I never thought that I would ever become a mother. It's not an easy job. But because of this little girl, I feel complete and whole. She is my world.  

We all had a great weekend.. and it was all about running around, swimming, playing, relaxing, learning the ways of the force and my favorite moments, when she curled up in my arms after a long day of playing, and fell asleep. I honestly didn't want to put her to bed, I just wanted to hold her and cherish the memory. This is my little girl.. this is my little person, who I made and I would never ever EVER trade these moments to be a single NON mom person..

So here is to being a mom.. the toughest job I have EVER loved!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Souls of crochet


This is my arsenal of eyes, noses, and variety of buttons.. this little container contains the life of my creatures.. why you may ask, because the eyes are the soul.. and without eyes you have a blank creatures.
 It's one of my favorite moments is placing the eyes .. its when they come to life.. its when a smile is created on the creator.

So this is a little treasure box - I guess you can say.. of more creatures to come..


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Times are a changing

How do we manage life without modern technology. I try to think back how did we do it with cellphones or anything that pertained to virtual contact. Just thinks to make u think. Not so long ago,there was any of this, and at this moment I am writing on a blog, in a virtual journal for the world to see on the floor in my pjs on a phone.... incredible really incredible

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tunisian crochet

So I'm taking a break from making creatures.. just need a change for my hands..
I started to play with tunisian crochet.. being someone who works with pixels all the time.. I love this crochet technique.. You have seen me do this before.. and this pattern before.. so i'm just refining my techniques.  So this little beauty is going to be a pot holder, once this side is done, I will create the opposite effect for the second side, and stitch together... and see where that takes me...

As for creatures.. I will be in the swing of things fairly soon. My octopuses were a huge success at the Calgary Comic Con ( thank you DEE) and my sister has request more, as well as mini ones and headbands.. so I will be in the throw of eight legs  ....  which reminds me I need more eyes!

ON A SIDE NOTE:

I'm really lucky to have a supportive family, and be apart of an artistic family!

LOVE YOU GUYS!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A mini adventure with Adele, Carmel and the little man Grayson

A very good friend of mine Carmel asked Adele and I to join her on a mini adventure to the beach, and here are some of the pictures I took of our adventure!
Superstar pose with Carmel

Her natural smile.. gorgeous!

I wrote her name in the sand, and so she wrote mine.. 

She drew a picture of me and her in the sand


mama and the little man

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Thanks Carmel for letting us join you! Adele had so much fun! Can't wait to go back there, so many little discoveries to be made!


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