Sunday, April 26, 2009

she scraps.

for lack of a better blog post here is a look at what I was busy with last weekend. it was Super Scrap Day! I completed 9 layouts. here are some of my faves.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

not even close

Because of the economic state of our fine neighbors to the South and the internet many magazines are folding. Many really GOOD magazines. My favorite is Domino. I have had a subscription for a little while now and was sad to receive my last issue last month. I just got a notice in the mail saying they are replacing my subscription with Glamour magazine... seriously?? In the notice it says because Glamour has the same ideas and quality that Domino magazine had. What??
Have they picked up the two and compared.. I think not. Just my rant for today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

6 years ago...

yesterday. i met my husband. just been reminiscing today. remembering a good friend who is celebrating a birthday and lives far away. she is part of who i am today. she impacted me and she is significant in helping me make the decision to give my heart to Dave. went through my old journals... found this entry from that day 6 years ago. i remember sitting on my top bunk at the house on 10th in Vancouver where I lived with Kristina & Lindsey before the Wake Tour. My mom and Lisa were visiting... anyways I remember it so clearly. he was and still is so cute!!

I also found this picture which was taken a month later... on our tour across Canada we stopped in Manitoba and after a long talk with Emily and a sleepless night I decided I wanted him to have my heart.... and here we are 6 years later.

the pic is horrible and old but it's making my heart happy after this trip down memory lane.
So to my best guy and one of the best friends I have known.
Thanks for the love and Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

a culinary night of magic

Our dinner party decided to go with a spring theme this year and we decided on Citrus. If you are unaware of our group.. we take a theme and we try to create things that challenge not only our culinary skills but also our pallets.
This was my first try at dessert. Normally I shy away from desert... I guess I am just a bit insecure in that area.
We were wowed by a menu of duck a la'orange, mushrooms in a citrus oil, salad topped with the best feta I have tried in a long time, roasted potatoes with sage and orange peel, a citrus tampenade for an appetizer and lastly my citrus cakes (or as dave called them citrus burgers)
I often forget to mention the citrus punch the loewen's graciously made us. Forgetting only because I helped myself to many glasses and it was oh so good (mainly in part to the whole bottle of gin) :)
My camera died so Crystal sent me these pictures of our sweet time together and for some reason I couldn't make them bigger after I saved them so here you go.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

wny not norwex?

this is what I have been doing in all my spare time these days. march was a huge month for me. it marked the end of a big fundraiser I did for a preschool. Thanks to Jenelle I got all the product bagged and then I delivered it today! things do not look like they will slow down either. I am so thankful for such a great company to work for.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

growing up with gummy bears

so we have entered new uncharted waters here at the difran house... not going back either. we are had a successful week of potty training. monday went really well. tuesday was horrible till later in the afternoon then it seemed to click. and since then it's been amazing. so i am pleased at the progress. i was ready to give up but am so thankful for people encouraging me to stick with it. it is so worth it.
by the end of most day's i was totally exhausted and my knees hurt from kneeling at the potty all day long. but i am proud.
and what is cuter than little bums in gitch.

hard to believe spring break has come and gone. we managed to thrive for the most part. a trip to the library, playing with friends, reading, putting together new puzzles

and going for walks.

i am ready to go back to work mainly beacuse i love my job.. but i am also so glad i had this last week at home with the boys all day.
i also wanted to say i so appreciate the comments from last weeks post. i am grateful for my community of those who believe in me. i plan to make it a habit of sharing the raw and the real with you...