Monday, 28 September 2009

Lynn's challenge 65.

I spend a lot of time thinking every day. I need that time to reflect & plan & consider. It helps me feel I have control of my life & clears up any worries.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Liza's challenge 65.

I love Sundays! It means I can spend more time in bed, cozy up and do nothing. I can just relax, catch up on my reading, watch my favorite TV shows and scrap to my heart’s content. But best of all, it is quality time spent with the ones I love.

Janis' challenge 65.

Journaling: You two can be the best of friends yet can be the worst of enemies. I know you are still both babies and at only one and a half years apart, it is hard to make you two understand at this point. I hope when you get older, you will cherish both each other for you only have each other as siblings. For now, I'll just enjoy watching you two share your baby love.

Melissa's challenge 65.

1) Wake up. 
2) Play. 
3) Eat breakfast.
4) Chill out.
5) Play. 
6) Eat lunch.
7) Play. 
8) Nap. 
9) Chill out. 
10) Play. 
11) Dinner. 
12) Play. 
13) Bed. 

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Nicole's challenge 65.

“Hey there, it’s Barbie. Time to wake up, Sleepyhead. Today is going to be a great day! Rise and shine, Barbie girl!”

No, I do not have a Barbie alarm clock but my daughter, who sleeps across the hall, does. And if no one crawls into bed with me before 7:15AM, it is the first thing I hear as I begin to face the day.

Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I trudge to the kitchen to get my little ones breakfast and turn on the local radio station so I can hear the weather report. While they eat, I get lunches ready for school. Then it’s time to get them dressed, hair combed, teeth brushed and a few minutes of playtime before we leave while I scarf down a granola bar and throw some clothes on myself.

School is only a couple blocks away and as I walk back home, it is unnaturally quiet. Even more so once I am inside the house. This is the first year where I have had both kids in school all day. Since Gabriel is in kindergarten, he spends 3 days a week at school and the other 2 with me. If he is home, the day is broken up much more with reading, playing games, snacks, and generally keeping him entertained. If he is at school, then I can focus more easily on work related issues, getting assignments done, and tackling some household chores that are so much easier done sans kids.

My hubby comes home for lunch daily. It’s a nice way to catch up on how each other’s day is going to far and go over our plans for the evening.

Once I pick up the kids from school, it is time to get caught up on their day. Who did they play with? Did they have gym? What activity centers did they work at today? Snacks and homework follow. Then it is time for a bit of television while I prepare supper.

The evening varies depending on the day of the week. Terry might have soccer or volleyball, Dominique may have dance lessons or I may be having friends over for our weekly scrap night. If it is a “free” night, then we usually play some sort of game before we get the kids to bed at 8:00PM

By this time, I am usually fairly wiped out. I think about what needs to be done the next day and go over what is scheduled into my day planner. Nothing worse than being surprised first thing in the morning and being caught unprepared! Most nights, I either read or watch tv until it’s time to tuck myself into bed.

The life of a Mother…. :0)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Nicole's boggle challenge.

Anticipate :

await. hope for. look forward to. prepare for. visualize. wait for. expect. pause. attend. cool one's heels. count on. hang around. look for. stay. imagine. plan on. assume. intend. trust. predetermine. desire. believe. wish. aspire. resolve. set out. want. brace. equip. plan. settle.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Shayne's challenge 65.

Proof of how an ordinary moment in an ordinary day will always be remembered. The two of you playing so happily on the tyre swing.

Laughing, giggling, and messing around - together. Not fighting. Just being and loving each other. Hugging and holding and playing. Being the way sisters are meant to be. Love u both dearly xoxo.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cabbie's challenge 65.


those moments when my little ones are busy with what you call "painting messy". you can see their enthusiasm, their concentration and their love for exploring art.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Cindy's challenge 65.

Title: 'Together We'

The journaling says
"Together we
. ride the school bus
. are in the same class
. sit next to each other
. spend recess & lunch playing
. spend weekends playing
. love the same things
. are best friends."

Challenge 65.

This one also from Pamela.
To document those little moments making up an ordinary day.
Snippets, special moments, ordinary routine.

Her journaling:
  • loving my routine
  • My day is all about the little moments.
  • Coffee and croissant in the morning
  • Sharing what I know about art with my students
  • picking up my baby from pre-school, singing in the car
  • talking with my husband while he fixes dinner, having wine
  • reading stories to our baby, kisses goodnight, snuggling, sleeping

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Pamela's challenge

Originally this was to be challenge 65, however some of the dt had a really tough time with it so I changed it to another one from Pamela, (which I will show you tomorrow) but I still wanted to showcase this stunning LO and give you an excellent idea from her.

Pamela~ had the idea for an interesting journaling challenge, which she sort of came up with while doing something else... A "Boggle" journaled page... The idea is to take a big word, which can be your theme or title, and find all of the words you can within your theme word/title, which describe the page/photos in some way.

She did an example for a "REFLECTION" themed page, and developed this "Boggle" idea because she wanted something different, and not so "Hit you over the head"
(In other words, something people would have to think about, before they "got it".)...
(The words she pulled out of "REFLECTION" describe herself, her husband, and/or their relationship... They are the words that run around the photos, in a circle.)

Thanks Pamela.

My challenge 64.

As you can see the jounaling blocks are blank on this one. I was going to wax lyrical on the magic of a Father's arms - strong, yet gentle, powerful yet tender and then I thought maybe I should allow them both to journal their takes of this Sunday in their own words.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Shayne's challenge 64.

the journaling:

The 2 sport crazy members of our family doing their thing @ The Thomas River Enduro. It was freezing cold and a real challenge for all.

D's team won - woohoo! The day ended unexpectedly when she fell and we thought she'd broken her arm - but luckily not!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Melissa's challenge 64.

The long of it & the short of it
Journaling reads:
P1: 25 months old and never had a hair cut, but that was soon to come to an end if I was ready or not! Daddy, Pop Pop, Gramma, and many others kept on pressuring and I finally gave in. I will miss those cute CJ curls!
P2: It wasn't as terrible as I had envisioned - you were so good for Janis. You didn't cry or mind too much that she was trying to cut your hair. It did help that she occupied you with a sucker. When it was all done, you still look as cute as ever even though I like your hair long!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Nicole's challenge 64.

We may see wild things like bears and moose where we live but not like this! Disneyland is the only place you'll find comedic moose and bears you can snuggle with and join in their fun!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Liza's challenge 64.

Here's my layout: Home Sweet Home

"Everything begins and ends with family." They are the people who completes my life. I feel joy and contentment when I am with them. Hardships are easier to endure with their support. They will not judge you. Instead, they will accept you body and soul for who you are. Triumphs are sweeter when shared with family. We are not perfect but we all fit. Do I change anything with them? Probably not! I am who I am, they are who they are. Together we are a family. The bonds are stronger, the love eternal. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but beside them, with them and for them. They make me happy. And for that, I will always be thankful.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cabbie's challenge 64.

food is my best friend. it nourishes me. it is my companion when i feel low. it makes me feel contented. for what is life without food? think about it.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Tracy's challenge 64.

“I’m not sure who is having more fun here – Dev or Oups? Oups is like a big kid and he is keen to try it all! At times you guys were laughing so much you found it hard to hang onto the zipline. Fortunately, you were all heavy enough (except Dev, of course) to stay close to the ground – in fact, you had to lift your legs about halfway down to avoid being dragged on your knees … so, although it seemed pretty high, you didn’t have too far to fall … 2008”

Monday, 7 September 2009

Friday, 4 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Mia's challenge 64

Title: Poet in the Making

Journaling: It was a pleasant surprise to learn that your poem won 1st place! You've always loved the written word. You started making your won books at age 5! I love your poem and I am so proud of you and all your achievements! I love you! :)