Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

I’m glad I got up and watched it with my mom.  Will be something I will look back on in 30 years and remember exactly what I was doing :)

Wills and Kate look so happy, and look like the “new age” of royalty, more down-to-earth and sincere.  Such a beautiful bride!


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This one’s for James ;)  My mom loves the smell of Maverick’s paws!  LOL


Papa came to visit a little later too

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getting ready…

Because I am half British, and my mom is a native Brit (immigrated to Canada when she was 2), we have to gear up and be ready for theeeeee Royal Wedding!  My mom is coming over to watch the coverage with me tomorrow morning at 4:30.  She’s bringing authentic English Breakfast tea, and crumpets (of course!), along with strawberries and we’re making real whipped cream.  I bought some English muffins and my Grandma Huddy’s favourite cookies (so we can feel like she’s a part of it too!)  James is even getting up to watch with us…at least for the first half an hour before he leaves for Windsor to get ready for the Run Under the Sun this Sunday.

The preparations for the Royal Wedding started tonight with Annika learning how to drink from a proper tea cup, and Selena sporting a pretty dress and hat.

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My grandma Huddy would be proud – she gave me these china tea cups, and those cookies were her favourite – in fact, one of the last things she ever ate!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This is what determination looks like in a 5-month-old. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just A Dog

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Mavie and me

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter swim

Had a great family swim today at the West End Center – Selena’s first time in a pool, and she loved it….looks like we have two little fishies in the family!

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All bundled up after her very first swim!



Friday, April 22, 2011

attempts at Easter pics of the girls..

Lesson learned – never try to force a 2.5-year-old to smile for a picture…


this was the best one…


and the runner up….

selena was enjoying it though…

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round 2 (a week later)…….

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Wouldn’t let me take more than two pictures until she decided that dancing was more fun

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Time for a nap..too many pictures…


she would let me take a third picture only if it was beside Princess Doll, not Selena

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We had a little celebration dinner at Charcoal Steakhouse for Coleen last night for finishing her first of seven semesters of pharmacy school.  She gets a ten-day break and is back to the grind again.  Miro surprised her with a chocolate cake for dessert!



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Believe…

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,

It doesn't mean they don't love each other..
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you,
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe.....
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones
with Loving words...
It may be the last time you see them!

I Believe....
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe....
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe....
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,

regardless of the consequences.

I Believe....
That my best friend and I

can do anything or nothing
and have the best time
I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of
experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe.....
That it isn't always enough,
to be forgiven by others.

Sometimes, you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad
your heart is broken,

the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but,
we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about
most in life...
are taken from you too soon!


'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have!