Thursday, April 23, 2009

#16~babies and birthdays...

This is my son Levi~today is his 21st birthday~such a milestone! Levi was born early and lived for 34 1/2 hours. His birth and death changed my life in ways both profound and subtle. I am sure that if he had lived, my daughter would not have been born almost 4 years later. She is his gift to me and I am so grateful to him, not only for her, but for the other lessons he taught me. I am so grateful to be his Mother.

Today is beautiful and sunny, perfect for the annual balloon release. Then maybe a barbeque~just a quiet celebration. And some flowers for me...

(scan of wonderful pencil sketch by awesome artist Heather Spears)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


this lady is the most amazing singer!

Have a listen!!


This is another of our newly made kitchen cupboards. In typical cat fashion, Julie thinks it's all about her! Apparently, it was 'martini o'clock' when this pic was taken!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

#13~how we spent the weekend!!

Our ongoing kitchen reno! All the kitchen cupboards had to be moved up 1 1/2 inches, and over 1/2 inch, both for code and for esthetics~they weren't all centered to begin with and we discovered that in some places they weren't even screwed into the studs! We have a mix of old and new cupboards, the new ones being freshly made by longengagementgroom! And he installed the new microwave/fan combo! Next up~new counter top~time to get cracking choosing taps and sinks. This is going to be fabulous when it's all done!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


We spent the weekend out of province with my family celebrating my Mom's milestone birthday. It was so fun to be surrounded by family. Only my brother lives close by, so to see my sister and cousins was the best~I so often feel sad that we don't see them more often. We held a party for Mom in the dining room of her building~it was great~cheese and fruit and veggies and a humongous carrot cake! Total fun! We spent lots of time with Mom and my sibs, and longengagementgroom set up Mom's printer and digital camera. Earned him some karma!
I'm looking forward to getting together in June for my daughter's graduation! L/E groom started hanging newly made kitchen cupboards today, so hopefully our kitchen reno will be done or nearly done before all the family decends on us in a couple of months. I can hardly wait to have everyone here!