Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Picks

Girls Nights & Pitch Perfect 3
On January 3rd, I had a girls night with Casey, Chelsey and Amanda. We went to see Pitch Perfect 3. It was a cute film but some parts were really corny. I guess that's what happens with a third movie of anything. I liked the music for the most part, fun and catchy songs. I also loved seeing this movie with my girlfriends. It is always nice to have a night out. We haven't gone out to do something for a few months. Our last outing was to the Happy Potter Art Studio back in the fall and we really enjoyed that too. I like being out of the house spending time with these friends, that I have known for a long time but I also enjoy getting to know them more. We had fun getting frozen yogurt at goji's before the movie and catching up during the movie too.

January 8th
Haig came home early from his first night class. He texted me as I was putting the baby down to bed and he asked if he could call. I said no because we were still cuddling, so he said he would come home. I was pretty concerned and wasn't sure why he would be coming home early. I was shocked with the news when he got home, that his young co-worker had been killed in a car accident. Justin was a sweet young man and I will miss his smile that greeted me when I would go in to visit at work. That week was busy for our little family as we supported Haig and his co-workers and also as I went back to work on January 9th.

Sledding & Snow
After my return to work, I have been enjoying as much time as I can at home with my little guy. I didn't realize how much I would miss being away from home and doing things like cooking, cleaning and taking care of baby. My friend from work Melissa gave us a wooden sled and we have been trying to spend more time outside in the park when there is snow on the ground. Amanda and Kinsley came over on Saturday January 20th and we spent some time outside with the sled and then had some snacks for lunch inside after. It is nice to still have play dates especially when lots of our friends have busy lives.

New Callings
Haig and I got e-mails to meet with our church leaders on Sunday January 21st before church. I wasn't really sure what to expect. In our church we fulfill certain callings in our congregations. Haig was serving as the Ward Mission Leader. He helps our full-time missionaries stay organized, find people to teach and also helps to teach them. I was serving as the Relief Society Secretary. This is our group of women at church and I was helping with meetings, reporting visits with our sisters and planning for events. They released us from these callings and asked us to now serve as Primary Music Leaders. This is a very new calling for me but I am excited to use more of my musical talents and also be able to serve with my husband and spend time with the children in our church congregation.

I started sewing again around Christmas time and I made some re-usable sacks for gifts. I missed using my sewing machine, although sometimes it can be a pain in my rear. If I don't know how to do something, I look it up on YouTube. So I found some quilting scraps from quilts I started a few years ago and I am working on finishing up one of the quilt tops I started and also a boarder for another quilt that I started when I went to community school. We will see when I actually get around to putting them all together but I have some ladies at church that I know might like to get together again to work on this!

January Picks



Joy has little to do with the circumstances of our lives 
and everything to do with the focus of our lives - Russell M. Nelson


January 3rd 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, Same Blog

Well, a new year is upon us and I have been contemplating what to do with this little space of the internet that I have. I thought about calling it quits but I still really don't feel ready for that. I think I will do a monthly update of our family and that's about it. Our lives are really not all that exciting right now, well except for all of the fun we have with our sweet little one year old boy. He is learning so much and we love watching him grow every day, but I don't want this blog to just be about him. This blog really started off as a creative spot for me, a place where I wrote a lot about how I was feeling and what I was up to. Over the last year, it turned more into a day in the life of a stay at home mom. That's not entirely a bad thing, but I would love to share more with you about what I enjoy and other things I am passionate about. For now, I will probably stick to some monthly updates and of I can get around to it I will share the things I have been learning, doing, seeing and creating.

Hope you stick around for the long haul, here's to 2018.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

NOVEMBER: 11 Months

November 23rd 2017
Book: The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
Haig is eleven months old
Had another visit to Nova Scotia, met little cousin Henry
Loves to spend time with Grandma 
Can say momma and sometimes dadda
Gets into everything he's not suppose to play with 
Getting all ready for Christmas
and the big 1st Birthday party too
Not sleeping well through the night
Mom & Dad are not getting much sleep either...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hey all! I won't lie. I have been in a little bit of a blogging rut. I am not sure what to write about that's all. This past year has been so amazing watching my little boy grow and I am sure most people enjoy post after post about him (hi Casey and Grandma), but I need to find other things to write about too. Things I am passionate about. Things that interest me. Things I want to be involved with. I want to write more about the things I do each day, the things I make, bake and create. Finding time to do that is also challenging. Every time I come to the computer I have a sweet little boy at my feet who wants my attention. Nap times are usually my down time, or my time that I need to be cleaning the house or making a grocery list. I am not done blogging, I don't think I will ever stop documenting our lives, but right now I am just not sure how to go about my posts in the future. I am sure I will figure it out though! Just wanted to let anyone know that.