Showing posts from April, 2010

A few of my favourite pics in the last few weeks…

Saved the best for last :)

I love this…something to live by!

The Mayonnaise JarWhen things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him..
When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full?
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into open areas between the golf balls.  He then asked the students again
if the jar was full? They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of co…

Brutus….a military K9

Below is a store I received this morning from my mom.  If you know me well, you know that I love dogs, any dog and all dogs, and e-mails like this are very touching to me, and can make one appreciate the bond that exists between humans and their best-buddies.And Happy Earth Day…I guess it’s fitting to post about my favourite animal on such a day!!The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord..He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honour last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me&#…

Our little “duck”

We signed Annika up for swimming lessons at Victor Davis Pool and today was her first day.  She did soooo well!  Definitely the head of her class (and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mommy!).  She was practicing her kicking and floating and even went down the slide.  Swimming with grandpa in Florida this year really helped her.  She surpassed the first level “starfish” and went right into “duck”, and then she will become a “seahorse1” then “seahorse2”, which is the first level without mommy swimming with her.kick,kick,kicklooking for my new swimming buddieshanging out in my rubber fish

Baby Jamie in 3D

and it is 100% confirmed…he’s got a “turtle”!

She’s growing up…

Our little girl is 1.5 years old today.  I told her that she’s not allowed to keep growing so fast.  She’s so big now, I almost can’t consider her my baby anymore – she’ll always be my baby, though, no matter how old she is.  I love you little girl!I get to see my godson nephew, Jamie, today at Steph’s 3D ultrasound.  I can’t wait!  It’s something James and I never did, but thought was such a great idea.  I’m hoping to get a picture, and will post if I do.

Beautiful song, great cause


Happy Easter!

I can’t say it enough…..I’m so happy to be home!!!  Especially on this much needed holiday weekend!  The Easter bunny surprised Annika with some goodies.  Despite her having a cold, she was still up for an egg hunt and playing with her Easter toys.Annika and her Easter presents Trying to hold all the eggs at once