Sunday, March 22, 2015

From the Heart

I have written about my 2 nieces before
and how much I adore these girls that bless me by calling me Aunt

Sam & Kat

today I am focusing on the youngest
her name is Samantha

I know I did a post last May titled Motherhood

it was a hard one to write ~ I put myself out there a lot
but I usually do not delve deep
truth be told I was missing out ~ what was it like to see yourself
in another being
would they look like you ~ talk like you ~ like the same things that you do?

I know that if we had of adopted ~ I would see myself in this child
born from my heart and not from my womb
but since that never happened for us ~ that void would always be there

or would it......

enter my beautiful ~ almost 16 (eek) year old mini me
she is so much like me it scares me a little

she loves to read ~ real books

and she is a writer ~ a word girl
I don't think she met a quote she doesn't like
sound familiar?

 a music lover, she has such a soft heart
anything to do with animals and we are both there
and if it is a sad story ~ there are tears from us both

a couple of weeks ago we spent the day together ~ visiting used book stores
drinking cappuccinos ~ talking about authors
she loves Nicholas Sparks ~ I introduced her to a couple of my favourite authors

we talked about music
about the lyrics ~ the words are just as important as the melody
and she likes one of my fav bands ~ I know you know all of their music
which songs should I download?

I took her picture ~ posted it to Instagram and my best friend commented
 "Oh my goodness ~ it is like taking a step back in time ~ she looks just like you"

when I got home after dropping her off
my heart was full
and I was gushing and telling Trevor about how I was feeling
all these years I thought I would never know ~ but I do and it is the coolest thing

then I wrapped him in a hug realizing that he will never feel the same
and I felt selfish for being so excited....
he brushed it off and I toned it down ~ I love this boy 

a couple of weeks later Sam posted the following to Instagram
as she is doing a photo a day challenge ~ the prompt was idol
she wrote:
"I don't have an idol but this chick really inspires me"

it was on this picture ~ taken of her and I at her junior prom
can you say peacock moment??  My heart almost burst in my chest!

I scanned this picture last week and used it for throwback Thursday
she sees it now too

So my little sweet pea is growing up and I could not be prouder of the person she is becoming

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Ahh Friday

happy to see the weekend arrive after a long cold week

although this is not the view from my actual door
it is still pretty white out there and the banks are really high

I will see if I can get some pictures taken this weekend


so with the cold comes soup making
sweater wearing ~ tea drinking
snuggling in with recorded tv and our furry kids
kind of days



this looks so good and blueberries
so really ~ it's a win win
love the blue


tomorrow night we have a date
going to a concert ~ hubby is finally using his Christmas present
and we are both looking forward to it



so while those on the west coast get to enjoy the flowers in bloom
open windows with the curtains blowing in the breeze
and thoughts of planting and gardening


I will be dreaming of a time when I can sit somewhere like this
with a glass of wine and take it all in
I would say in about 2 months time!

Happy weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Potpourri

A weekend with no plans is a blank canvas
you can do as much or as little as you like
and this time of year ~ because we tend to go into hibernation mode
they are my favourite kind of weekend


don't get me wrong ~ I love having something to look forward to
and getting together with my peeps
but having the time to lounge over coffee
planning meals that are slow cooked
trying new recipes ~ it's just so much easier to do
during the winter months


we got more snow this week ~ I am over it

busy at work ~ more overtime


I pinned this one awhile ago ~ drawn to the stack
I love all kinds of bowls
some like mugs, some people plates
I am a bowl girl 



I did get to spend some time in my craft room last weekend
it was nice to get creative again


this weekend will be baking some cookies
catching up with some recorded tv
trying a new recipe or two
and getting some rest.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Walls of White

So if I say that winter is not my favourite season
I don't think anyone that has been here for any amount of time
would be surprised

I also know that I choose to live here
it can be cold and snowy
and downright miserable ~ but it is home
it is where my family is
my roots are here ~ and roots are important

but if you hear sobbing coming from somewhere
in the northeast ~ it is just me
and it more than likely means that we got more snow

I took this one January 29th and captioned it on IG ~ so much snow
little did I know.... silly girl

because a short 2 days later we got dumped on again
as this one was taken February 1st
same viewpoint ~ can you see it sticking out there on the left
yeah ~ that's a whole lotta snow

the following week we got blasted again bringing our grand total
of snow in those 3 storms to 145 cm which is about 57 inches to my
friends to the south of me ~ approximately 5 ft of snow
add wind and drifting and bam ~ closed down the area

so when we got hit again on Sunday
we waved the white flag ~ we surrender ~ we give up
we really do not need nor want any more because guess what
we are running out of places to put it!

We got 54 cm more ~ a mere 21 inches
notice the plant sticking out of the picture ~ in the bottom right corner
then bring your eye up to the height of the bank

it can be pretty I know ~ I love the way it glistens ~ like crystals
and I captured this one last week with my phone
love ~ love ~ love

when the sun comes out

and the frost is heavy ~ you can capture beauty

the beauty of nature is hard to beat

Thanks God!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Potpourri

It's all about the love this weekend
and although there will be no presents or flowers
or candy ~ Lord knows we still have chocolate left over from Christmas
it will be about love


we are actually headed out for supper tonight
beat the rush ~ is that bad
does that mean we are getting old?

truth be told I need a weekend at home
as last week was a hectic one
the kind that when Sunday night arrives you proclaim
that you need a day off

yeah ~ it was like that




so dinner out tonight 
means I get to cook a special meal tomorrow 
I am thinking scallops and pasta
tossed with a light sauce ~ I will come up with something

we will exchange cards then curl up on the couch
watch a movie and just be
I love my boy


something sweet will be in the works
may be an old standby or something new
time will tell



Valentines is not huge for us
as we show the love all 365 days of the year
I do love hearts
and candy and flowers though

show the love this today and tomorrow and the next
and have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Well ~ it is Friday and I am back
you better mark this one on your calendars!

I am attempting to be better this year
taking care of those things that mean the most
including myself


this week we had a blizzard
a snow day for me ~ so I stayed in my pjs
snuggled on the couch ~ read ~ watched a movie
ate soup and drank tea
36 cm of snow and wind making sky high drifts
life was better inside


of course that means playing catch up at work
and overtime but not too much



after sitting on my butt nursing said cold the past 2 weekends
I am hoping to get a few things done this week

I did make this soup last Sunday and it was amazing
like I wanted it every night this week



some cookie making and fabric gathering
maybe some planning and cutting
I have talked about it every single winter ~ maybe this is the time
we will see if my quilt will actually make it past the dream stages



some reading and resting is required
I do know that or my cold and I will be back at square one

have a great weekend!