Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The book of awesome

I had discovered like so many people the website "1000 Awesome thing"
When I found it way over a year ago, I was in a place in my life where I had questioned what was so great about being human, or just being. Then I discovered this site.
I can't tell you how much it really changed me, and how every day I look forward to ready what awesome thing is on the list.


#259 The good kind of stomach butterflies
#261 Baby to baby love
#267 Car dancing - this one made me laugh... OH YEAH MEGS you know what I am talking about
#272 The Stone Age

#358 When you sneeze and fart at the same time so nobody notices the fart

Now that one had to have gotten your attention!!!
So if you need a smile... and need a reason for why we live in such and AWESOME world. Go read this site, and got everyday.. it's worth it!

Why because it's AWESOME

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On top of Mt. Douglas

So after living on this island for 8 years.... I for the first time went to the top of Mt. Douglas, and boy I was NOT disappointed.

a complete 360 view of the city and the island... truly it was breath taking.
I am always shocked and surprised that there are always things to discover here! I love this island!

Monday, April 18, 2011


My daughter as a grumpy fairy!

FYI excuse the mess in the background.. keep looking at the cute grumpy fairy!!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Finding hidden treasures on the beach and having the joy of putting them in your pocket

Daily cuisine on the pier, how I love living here!

Because I don't think we should ever forget, no matter what time of the year it is..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3 years

It's hard to believe that it's been three years since we had to say good-bye to my dad today.

There are no words to discribe how much I miss him, how much I would love to hear his words of wisdom and his words of encouragment.

How I would love to hear one more time.. I love you Bean

And knowing his time was coming to an end he would always say " A la prochain fois "

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


a thought :
What is happiness?
To some it's money, to others living off the land, a child's laugh, or the first breath of fresh air in the morning, or that cup of coffee in the morning. It's hard to say everyone is different and has a different perspective of what is happiness.
Many events happen in life, and allows that perspective to change every fleeting moment.

What makes me happy.... right now at the this moment in time... seeing my little girl smile, sitting on my motorcycle, hearing "i love you".

Sometimes all it takes is words, a touch, a moment to make you feel happy.

What I realise:
I'm the older one now and now one of those people that look at the younger generation and go WHOA what are they thinking.. then I stop and go.. WHOA what the hell was I thinking!!!!

Made me smile

So as must of you know I create tonnes of hats for the neo-natal unit for our local hospital. Well today a fellow work came up to me to tell me that she was visiting a friend who just had a baby, and while exploring the maternity ward came across a bunch of pictures of little ones, and there were my hats, in the pics, and not just any hats but of my little pumpkin patch I had created in October. She said it was adorable.... Not going to lie it brought a tear to my eye, to just hear how my hats brought joy to families. It makes what I do so worth it.. and has given me an extra push to create more exciting hats for families to chose from.

Since all my hats are gone, I told my friend to ask her friend if she would like a custom one for her new little girl named Scarlet, but I think I already have an idea for her.

Food poisioning and a migraine

Put those together and that is what my Monday was like.
Head pounding and yet can't take anything to help with the pain as nothing will stay down.. LOVELY

To add to my adventure, imagine neighbors kid playing music as loud as it can be, with the bass on MAX!!..

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This is my kid....

Full of curiosity...

My dad would be proud!

Potty what potty I have mommy

Ugh so Adele has been having "accidents" a lot lately..
She gets so busy at what she is doing that she forgets that she needs to go to the bathroom and when she finally re-clues in, it's to late.

Sooooooo last night gorgeous evening.. and time to go and play at the park. Adele do you need to go to the bathroom "No mama". Out we go..
The park is about 2 blocks away from the house... arrive at park, time on the swings, slide the basics. Then I hear:


So I scoop her up and start to trek it home ASAP, I ask her if she can hold on, "yes"
ok we might make it, then i hear a giggle, and well my arm was warm..

ADELE did you just pee on mama's arm???
YES hee hee

I'm not going to say how unimpressed I was! So needless to say we didn't make it back..
Was I upset.. YUP..
Was Adele upset.. NOPE thought it was funny.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Creature of the Deep!

Isn't she pretty! This was so much fun to make, and so easy to create!
I found the pattern on Raverly - created by Leah Coccari Swift

Friday, April 1, 2011

creature from the depths

Today I found a pattern that made me very excited and thrilled to make. I was also giddy that I had brought my crochet gear to work. Normally on my breaks I will start to crochet a hat for the hospital, but when I saw this pattern, I knew this was my new project!!!

Hee hee.. and I'm not going to tell any of you what it is!!!!!
Me so bad!