Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Project 365 : Week 10

Time is just flying by! Sofia is already 7 weeks old and it only feels like yesterday that she joined our little family. I was warned that time wouldn't stand still once she arrived, but it seems a little unfair that the last weeks of pregnancy go by so slowly, and the first few weeks of her life went by so quickly. She has changed so much already from the helpless little lass to a rather engaging little girl, we've been enjoying her great big grins and I can't wait until she starts to giggle. She's been sleeping so well and we're going on our second week of her consistently going 8-10 hours at night. We're very blessed!

As seems to be more normal than not, this week was quite busy. Merissa came up for the weekend and we were able to spend a quiet weekend just hanging out. Sometimes its good to have an excuse to do nothing, especially when we tend to always be on the go. I was quite thrilled that Merissa took some family photos for us, she did a great job!

Earlier in the week we turned a repair job that Byron needed to do into a road trip. Sofia and I drove up with him to Boyle, AB and while he worked, we enjoyed the gorgeous fall weather. Fall came just a few days earlier up there than it does here, so Sofia enjoyed her first glimpse of golden leaves there.

All of the Mosher's happened to be gone over the weekend so Byron and I took care of Petunia, the milk goat. I loved having the fresh milk! Growing up with goats I didn't mind having her around at all, it was kindof fun. I'm beginning to reconsider my reluctance to have milk goats around, she has so much personality and being able to run out to the barn for milk is rather a satisfying feeling.

We're off again over the weekend for a whirlwind trip to visit with my sister, Byron's grandpa, and pick up a truckload of apples from Calgary. Then crashing back with Mosher's for some family time over Thanksgiving. Life keeps racing along, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Right now our little family has so much flexibility and I don't want to take these moments for granted. We won't always be able to ride along with Byron while he manages work, but what a treat it is for the moment.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Project 365 : Week 9

We're still awaiting the grand entrance of baby Bam-Bam *sigh*, so I have lots of time to be uploading pictures! I have to admit, that with just Byron and I (and we lead what a lot of people would consider a fairly laid-back life), its hard to come up with a photo for everyday of the week, but while it stretches my creativity, I don't view that as a bad thing :)

1. Yes, this is the extent of our excitement some days :) My cats stalk the sheep. The woolly creatures have provided us with loads of entertainment, but I am glad that Keegan took them home again. They wouldn't stay penned and had developed a taste for garbage ....

2. I love this car, end of story. The fact that's its only one of two in Canada kind of adds to its attraction, I must admit. I can't remember what its called, but you can't miss it if you are visiting the Reynolds-Alberta museum, its sort of the exhibits pride and joy.

3. I love this man, end of story. Actually not quite,I think there is a happily-ever-after in there somewhere :) We're so enjoying our little piece of earth, even though we share it with about a million mosquito's. Although there is a ton of work to do, we're enjoying being able to do it together. Even if that means sometimes I just follow him when he does all the work ...

4. It struck me as funny the other day when we were at the "big house" how the little kids are all grown up now. These boys all used to be shorter than me, and I can remember it too! Its sure neat to watch them grow from little boys, to young men and watch as God works in their lives.

5. A scrapbook page in progress. I've been doing a lot of that these days. It helps to pass the time, there are moments when I just feel like I'm 'hanging' and waiting for the next stage in life. Have to keep reminding myself that I shouldn't be to anxious for these last few days to be over. We get to create just a few more memories as the two of us.

6. Joshua Shonwise drove up from Olds to fix all of our plumbing problems, included was replacing my electric stove with a gas range. It was rather an exciting day for me :)

7. I finally finished re-doing the antique crib for our little one, and in a few months, Jordan, since its actually hers. I started the process well before we moved from Duffield, but because of all the spindles, and the fact that I am a procrastinator, it took me way to long. But its done now and I figure that's all the baby was waiting for, a place to sleep. Hopefully this means Bam-Bam will come now :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Project 365 : Week 8

After about a one year sabbatical, and before another probably of the same length, I've decided that while I wait for baby to arrive (due date is Monday), I might as well try to be a little productive and instead of lying about on the couch feeling like a pumpkin, I am sitting at the computer still looking like a pumpkin, but at least doing something.

Back to Project X, oops, I mean Project 365 :) 

1 . Byron and I drove down to Wetaskawin today to drop of supplies for his current job and while driving encountered come pretty gorgeous clouds. These were the friendly ones. We saw a couple of funnel clouds as well, but they weren't showing up in the pictures.

2 . Byron and his partially dismantled dually. Its all put back together again and running like a top. I can't believe the things he can pull apart and put back together again ... properly. He's rather a wizard with vehicles.

3 . We had a baby robin just sitting on the fence post one afternoon. It let me get within a foot or so and though I was tempted, I resisted the urge to pick it up and adopt it, especially as the Mother bird was watching rather warily from the tree above.

4 . This is me, 8.5 months pregnant. 

5 . With moving, baby .... I didn't get the garden I was wanting, but have been able to move my little tomato plants along with us through everything. We have a total of 22 tomatoes on 18 plants, 4 of which have ripened this week. Yummy!

6 . I drove down one afternoon to see where the boys were working and snapped this photo of their job site. If I wasn't already in love with the place we are in, I might be tempted to wish to live here.

7 . Just my kittens. Poor things, they are going to be shocked when the baby arrives because currently they think they are the greatest things ever.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Polkadot Door Bloghop!

Its the Polkadot Door Blog-iversary! 
We're so excited to be celebrating 2 years on the web, and in the spirit of celebration, we are having a bloghop where you'll find lots of prizes and inspiration along the way. Hurrah! 
A bloghop on the Polkadot Door wouldn't be complete without an inspiration challenge. We asked each one of some of our favourite friends throughout the world to create a project based on the above inspiration challenge. 
Here is the card I made using the inspiration image as my starting place. I decided to highlight the pink, browns, and green from the colour palette and of course .... buttons! 
• Plus, there's a chance to play along with us! Use the inspiration we gathered, link your entry back on the Polkadot Door blog, and you could win a shop credit to Scrappin Patch
• You have until May 10th to complete the hop and link up your sketch challenge entry below to be eligible for the hop prize! 
• But that's not all! If you leave a comment on this post you are eligible to win a this fantastic blog candy from us, The Polkadot Door!

Hop along with the lovely ladies below and have even more chances to win prizes as well as be inspired to use the inspiration before May 10th. 
Rebecca ( You are here)
Scrappin Patch 
Thank you so much for hopping along with us for our 2nd blogiversary! I am thrilled to be in the company of these talented ladies and hope you'll find the hop fun and inspirational, as well as motivate you to play along with the inspiration. 
Can't wait to see what you all make using the inspiration!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This Old House

(front of house)

This post is roughly 7 months overdue! I promised Mom I would send photos of our place just after we were married and have only now gotten around to it. Thats one excuse anyways. The real reason of course being that up until this morning there was always at least one room in the house that wasn't quite organized enough to post pictures :)

(back of house)

We live in a modular home on 3 acres just outside of Wabamun, a little town of around 1000 people. The outside has been neglected for quite some time and now that spring is here we're really looking forward to giving the place a little bit of TLC! Hopefully within the next few weeks Byron will be building a deck off the front of the house the full length of it and he's also going to be fixing the fixing all those ruts in the driveway. If we stay long enough (its always up in the air being in a rental) we're hoping to put a garden is a well.

(our driveway from the house)

Welcome inside! Its nothing fancy, but we it works well for our needs.You enter the house through the laundry/utility room.

Right across the hall (hate this configuration by the way! :) is our bedroom. The upside down q in "Mosher" in temporary. Walmart didn't have an "O" so I compromised.

Then there the guest room at the far end of the house which is going to be the baby's room once it arrives. I'm doing my best not to collect to many items at this point, but its really hard not begin to start some accumulating.

Across the hall from the guest bedroom is "Byron's Room". The only real downside to our place is that there is not a garage or shop for Byron, so most of those items that would usually find their way into the garage, have found their way into this room. Its always a work in progress ....

Just so you have an idea of the over all size of the house, this is from the end of the hall (right outside the two spare bedrooms) looking the entire length of the house. Thats our room on the left, and the laundry room on the right.

and of course the bathroom (second door on the right ;). When we moved in it was school bus yellow and horrible peeling baseboard. We repainted the walls, as well as the vanity and medicine cupboard which were "oak". Our entire bathroom renovation cost $50, which included a new toilet and baseboard. It was $50 well spent in my books! If was our place we would probably replace the flooring as well (its a nasty cork look alike), but its good for a rental.

Our huge living room! Normally the coffee table is in front of the couch, but its currently home to my seedlings which love being in front of the south facing window.

The office is at the end of the living room, to the right. The entire rooms forms an "L", inside of which is the kitchen (through that opening). Its such a nice, wide open area and we've enjoyed it immensely! Regardless of whether one (or both) of us is working in the office, or just sitting in the living room, or in the kitchen, we're able to be very interactive.

and finally, the kitchen! Its kindof of a weird layout, but I don't complain because its nice and big! This view is from my desk, looking in. Once Byron builds the deck, we'll be able to use those patio doors and I have a feeling they will be used a lot.

and thats all! Hope you enjoyed the tour :)