Wednesday, April 18, 2012

mommy and k

Love this baby SO much!

Race #10

This picture says so much.

 It has a very emotional meaning to me. This was last Saturday April 14, this was my 10th 5K Race. It was for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. This was my very first 5K ever- last year and my time was 34:23, I was 88 of 165. This year my time was 28.39, I was 44 of 174. I was elated to see that I had come so far in a year! I am proud of all my hard work! And I owe it all to My good Lord for giving me the strength, ability for physical activity, and the drive to succeed at these races! During the race I always find myself asking God for 'more' to get to the end and finish strong and He always shows me I am stronger than I think! Thank you to my wonderful Scott for always encouraging me and letting me find the time to run, even after he has had a long day or week at work.

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

Date Night

I decided to surprise Scott with a "date night" in this week! He had been wanting to see this movie, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, so I rented it and got all the movie goodies to go along with it! We enjoyed the time together and it was special to see how excited he was when he got home from work!

The note reads: looking forward to our "date night"at home! Thank you for loving me so much!

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Humidity Hair!

On Sunday I had a function to attend so the kids had the afternoon with daddy in the back yard! Which means they learn something or build something or mow the lawn or just get dirty! In this case they learned how to drop kick a ball! It was really warm on Sunday and the humidity was really high and I happen to catch a few pics of Kendall's hair and they are so funny to me because I know how it feels to have hair like this in the summer!
right before bath time!
drop kick in action!

a halo of hair!

sweet moment

Sweet Cuddle between our babies! They slept like this for about an hour! She wrapped her arms around him and he went right to sleep {and so did she}!

Rose Bush

We have the most beautiful rose bush that blooms right in front of our house and right now there are hundreds of little buds! It's a gorgeous redish-hot pinkish color! and Kendall loves looking for new flowers everyday! A sure sign that spring is here and lots of color to brighten our walkway!

 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Col. 1:16-17

Monday, April 9, 2012


We can now leave the country! Woop!

Easter 2012

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (NIV)

What a great Easter weekend!  Kendall was out of school on Good Friday and she couldn't quite understand why until I had an opportunity to tell her about the story of Easter, I read four different children's Bible versions to her and Cole. It was a great way I could teach our kids about Easter and what it means to us! I am so thankful for a church that helps with that teaching also!

Saturday, we had a fun birthday party to go to in Richmond Hill and then we had a few hours between that and church and had some down time! Off to church we went in our Easter best! We had a family portrait done complimentary at church that they always do on Easter! (we will get it next weekend) And then home to have a pizza party picnic in the living room floor and off to bed to wait for the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, up and at em' early to see the goodies! New bathing suits, bouncy balls and bubbles were the biggest hits! Then, off to The Fournier's to have Easter dinner!


The Fam!

Love her so much!

Happy Easter!

beach days are here!

We have had two awesome days at the beach!! The kids are asking everyday if we can go to the beach so I think we will be spending a lot of our summer there! 

The water is still cold, so we played in the sand and took some walks!

Beach Babies!

Favorite pic of him!

Cole loved being in all that sand!

Kendall loved being all the way buried!

The Bomb Meatloaf!

My kids ate this like CRAZY! Scott also loves meatloaf but I think he likes traditional better...But I wanted to pair it with onions somehow, so, I googled onion gravy {because everything is better with gravy, right?}? To my surprise there were several returns on my search and this is the one i chose to base my own recipe off of.

 I changed it a little and mine definitely was more translucent than recipe. I did not have any bouillon in the house so I just added some extra herbs, like dill and herbs de province and added mushrooms. It was delish, AND both kids ate at least two helpings and leftovers. word.

I also used ground sirloin instead of whatever they called for in the recipe! The reason for the grease :)

Birchbox Arrived!

I was SOOOOOOOOOO excited when my opened my mailbox and saw this little Birchbox beauty in there!
It's a pretty pink box and small enough to fit in the mailbox!

Then, it's a simple cardboard box that is filled with awesome goodies! 
Inside was a tinted moisturizer, Stila card with new colors, nail polish, hair serum, perfume and some hot Tea bags for skin! 

It is awesome to get this little jewel in the mail, knowing that I rarely get out to try new beauty products!