Monday, February 27, 2006

27 page sides

That is what I accomplished this weekend at Camp Stillwood We stayed in Cedar Lodge, which is the picture on the left of the lodge photos.
I started a Creative Memories navy Premiere 12X12 album with January of 2003. I finished up with Weezie's first day of Kindergarten.
I have to tidy up the items I bought and then I will put my scrapbook stuff away for a while.

We had a great time and Cedar Lodge was perfect Twelve of us used the downstairs area for our work space and we all slept upstairs. We just trekked off to the dining hall at mealtime.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dec. 24th, part 2

Mom and Dad work on the gravy.
Hubby, Mom, sister K and nephew TJ, who is leaning over the armchair.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Christmas pictures -Dec. 24th

Kaiser and Daddy snuggle on Christmas Eve at my folks' place in Ladner. Nice hat honey!
This a not so great picture of me and part of the wall in Mom and Dad's kitchen.
My 2 kids and my little nephew TJ. Check out Kaiser and the weird grin!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Carnival was great!

Well done to all the skaters, volunteers, pros and organizers from the Cheam Skating Club! Yesterday was very tiring for poor Weezie. She had to skate in 2 shows. In the afternoon she had me, Daddy, her brother, Auntie and Uncle K and TJ, and Auntie and Uncle L&P from Surrey to watch her. She did great! The little snow-people were so cute, all over the ice and just doing their own thing at their own speed. She is one of the older ones in the group so she can do what they are supposed to do.

It was a blast from the past for Sis and I. We did several skating carnivals when we were kids. She did even more than I did though.

If you follow the above link - the woman in the blue ski jacket in the picture is Weezie's coach Melissa.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Alien Queen

This is all that I have done of Spring Queen so far. About 3 hours worth. For those of you who aren't familiar with the design, she will eventually have a lovely tiara in her hair, be wearing a gorgeous yellow gown, and she will be holding a large bouquet of flowers.
You can't tell, but the fabric is Wedgewood Lugana. I am also using that fabric for my sister's Angel of the Sea. It's really a nice blue colour, not that greyish one in the photo.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thank you Old Navy!

Sis and I went with the boys to Metrotown today. Old Navy has kids' stuff and maternity clothes on sale this week. I got Kaiser a ton of spring and summer stuff, 2 t-shirts for Weezie and 2 t-shirts and 3 pair of socks for hubby. Total - $115.
The most expensive thing was the boys rain pants ( lined) for $10.50.
So when I got home I promptly weeded out Kaiser drawer and filled a bag with size 3 shorts, etc. for my nephew to use.

Monday, February 13, 2006

It's official!

Kaiser is 5 today! I am going to be trite and say "Wow, how time flies!". It really does. The last 5 years have gone by in a blur. My little goofball toddler is now a goofball little man. Right now he is watching tv and holding tightly to the plane that LB's kids bought him. I think he's tired from 2 days of birthday activities.

Happy Birthday sweetie!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Kaiser's birthday, Part 1

This morning we were all at the Y for my son's birthday party. They started off in the gym to run around and work off energy. All was going well until Mr. Man got hit with the puck courtesy of Daddy. Then he had to sit on the bench with me and pout for 20 minutes. Jeesh! At least the other kids had fun. TJ is pretty good with a hockey stick and my cousin's little girl was practicing her hula hooping.

Then we went and got the kids fed in the party room. Hot dogs were gobbled up fairly quickly by almost everyone. They were starving after the hour of exercise. We almost forgot to bring home the presents and I owe another $30 for extra kids. ( the basic price is for 10 kids, then they are $7.50 a kid after that ). Oh well, small price to pay for them not messing up my house!

Friday, February 10, 2006

What doughnut are you?

You Are a Boston Creme Donut
You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.
What Donut Are You?

Now that is just scary! Those are my favourites. And "Boooooooo" to the quiz creator for not having a Tim Hortons choice!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

It's a fan!

And Toni put it up with only moderate swearing! Total time - about an hour and a half. He put it up without the light though. We don't really need a light right there above the stairs. If it's too dark to see in the linen closest we can put the "beacon of death" dining area chandelier on.

Yay to new fan! Death to old yucky green one! ( or maybe downstairs for the time being...)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Summer Queen update

I finished this rotation up on Saturday morning before we left for Richmond. I didn't get to take the photo until just now though. I also need to change back to working on Angel of the Sea.

Summer now has her head completed except for the beads. This is about 29 hours of work.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Goodbye Laura

I only met you a few times, but I considered you a friend. Your stitching was as lovely as your smile. I will miss you.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Our favorite casserole

Thanks to Shannon for inspiring me to post this recipe. Sorry, but unlike Shannon I don't have a picture. You will have to use your imagination!

This isn't a recipe so much as a method, but here goes:
I use my Mikasa large oval French White casserole dish, which is 2.8 litres.
Main ingredients - 2 cans of cream of something soup. I usually use mushroom.
- 2 boxes of mac and cheese
- approx. a lb of ground beef or turkey.
- a good sized squirt ( 3 tbsp? ) of ketchup or barbeque sauce.
- half a cup of milk

What you do-
Get the noodles boiling and the meat browning. Dump the soup,the milk, the cheese powder stuff and the ketchup in the largest mixing bowl you have. Add spices of choice and a bunch of grated cheese, whatever kind you like. If you are not having salad with this ( we are tonight ) then add whatever veggies you have hanging around. Cook partway first. Peas are good with this. Mix this up until it looks like sauce. Add the meat once it is browned and drained. Drain cooked noodles and add them too. Mix it up well and put in casserole dish. Cover.
Cooking - At 350 it will take at least 30-40 minutes to get bubbly. Once it is, take it out and add topping. I prefer crushed up taco chips mixed with grated cheese. Leave the lid off and stick it back in the oven for 10 or so minutes until the cheese is all melty.

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