Today my angel boy turned 8. I can't believe it. He has a heart of hold and is so much like me it scares me. He wears his heart on his sleeve for the world to see. He is not afraid to show his emotions and loves to go on dates with me. I hope that never changes. He is inquisitive, always wanting to know more. He is a good friend, and I watched that today as he played with his friends at his party. He is funny, oh so funny. He makes my mommy heart swell with pride. Happy birthday baby boy, I love you oh so much.
I went to wal Mart today and walked out with all of this for free. No, I did not steal it. I price matched the Kraft dinner to super store where it was on sale for .50 each and then I had 4 coupons for buy 2 save 1.00. I then had 3 coupons for the scrubbing bubbles (save 4.00 when you buy 2) and they were on sale for 2.00 each. Lastly I had 2 coupons for the ziplock bags which were save 2.00 when you buy 2 and they were on sale for 1.00 each. See? All free.
Here we are at 2014. I am not one for New Years resolutions, but I do have some things I plan on changing.
First thing, I need to let go of those things and people I can't change. I have been trying to keep people in my life who are not putting the effort that I am. I have often been accused of being too nice and maybe I am. I like to think people are genuinely good, but the truth of the matter is some people are not. I have decided to let them go. Should they contact me, I will be more then happy to spend time with them, but I am done chasing.
2013 was a great year for me. For the first time in my married life I went on a vacation all by myself. I met the most amazing women and travelled through the Yukon. I have a permanent reminder of the trip on my left arm.
I also welcomed a new member to our family. Our niece Gabby was born this year, rounding out moms grandchildren to 5.
Colby left elementary school and overnight seemed to turn into a teenager. He is at least 5 inches taller and doing very well in junior high French immersion. Joey is doing very well in grade 2 and is still quite the social butterfly.
Rob and I both changed jobs this year. Rob started a job with a small construction company based here in beaver bank and he is happier than I have ever seen him in a very long time at work.
2014 is going to be a great year for us. I plan to take more pictures, as that is something I have seriously lost my passion for. I need to find a way to rekindle this. My fantastic amazing friend and her family are coming to visit Nova Scotia in October and we are going to spend the weekend with them.
I always say this and maybe this time I will mean it. I plan to blog more. Maybe I will change the theme of the blog to couponing. Hmm.... I can teach you all to coupon. As much as rob likes to torment me about couponing I get the last laugh when the store actually pays me to buy things from the store. I also plan to donate to the food banks more. There are many sales that end up giving you products for free (next week Kraft dinner with coupons will be absolutely free). I will get what I think we can use here, and them get more to donate. Would you read more if this was about couponing?
Boy I am seriously overdue for a post on here. Luckily not many people check in here anymore and I can say what I want.
We are about to have our third Christmas here in Nova Scotia. Although I am in a much better place than I was this time last year, I still to this day get an ache in my heart for my métis family. I would so love to be back there for a Christmas. Luckily geography is the only thing between us, as I am still in contact with people back there.
We didn't do a family picture this year, and for that reason I did not send out Christmas cards. I am been quite discouraged with photography here, and a recent cancellation of a family photo shoot has left me just not wanting to do anymore. Maybe my New Years resolution will be to do one of those 365 photo challenges.
Boy, I am a big downer right now. Feel free to move on to pictures of kitties or screaming goats.
In other news I have been invited to be a part of the volunteer committee in the local community centre. That really excites me as it took a year to be part of it. It's a small knit community here and you pretty much have to know someone to get you in. Luckily I did. I was a Santas helper for the local breakfast with Santa and have already been asked to help with Canada day and next Christmas. The joke is once they get you, they never let you go.
Rob and I are both really happy in our jobs. I have finally found a place where I belong and rob works for a local company. He is now the head of the occupational health and safety committee and the hr department. Well, he jokes that he is but there are only 3 of them in the entire company. :)
The boys are fantastic. Colby currently in junior high and I am currently drinking a bottle of wine each night to help us both survive it. Joey is getting taller by the minute and is blessed with my beautiful smile. My child will be financing our dentist's child through college. I may have to drink more wine.
Mom is doing quite well. Her and I have started a small bakery business out of the kitchen. If you have ever had my moms homemade bread you will understand why we have been very busy.
I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. We have a huge surprises for the boys so I will definitely be posting!
Among For anyone who knows Joey, he has a vivid imagination. He decided yesterday that it would be Sonic the Hedgehog's birthday. In true fashion I jumped on that train with both feet and ran with him.
All of Sonic's friends were invited and they all brought gifts.
We went to the superstore here in sackville and the most amazing woman named Lisa in the bakery decorated a cake for us. She was slightly taken back when I said the cake was for his stuffed animal but quickly jumped on board the crazy train with us.
Joe was very excited to see what was in each gift and then talked to Sonic about it. The greatest part of all of this is that he wrapped all the gifts.
Sonic received Joe's DS and my IPad as gifts. He then took the time to show Sonic all the apps on it. Then we cut the cake and everyone including Sonic had a piece. My kid really is amazing.
I am a mental mess and they don't even go to school for another 2 days. This will be the first time the boys will be in separate schools. Colby is going into junior high and French emmersion. They have always been in the same school and more importantly been on the same bus. They will be getting home at different times, and luckily Colby will be getting home first. After the first few days I am sure it will be fine but right now the thought of joe on his own makes me weepy.