Showing posts from May, 2014

Happy Six-Year, Jamsie

A video I put together for James ♥  Pretty much sums up “us” and the good times we’ve had over the years.


For anyone who needs a laugh, click on the link and read…. it’s been a long week and this just made me laugh out loud multiple times!

Our little sicky

Selena was diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis this weekend.  After three days of wanting nothing other than to sleep or lie down, I decided it was necessary to have her seen.  The doctors ordered ultrasound and blood work to rule out appendicitis since she was showing signs of pain in the abdomen.  Turns out, she had major inflammation of the lymph nodes in the lower quadrant (essentially, her body is fighting off a virus – most likely gastric-related).Thankfully, adenitis is self-limited and treatable at home with Advil and Tylenol.  It’s taking it’s course but I think she’s starting to bounce back now.  Sunday she was showing signs of herself again.Needless to say….. we didn’t have the greatest of weekends, but at least mommy got some really good cuddles and even a little bike ride with the girls and papa.  She was such a brave girl at the hospital

Special Day

Yesterday, we celebrated the name day of my late mother-in-law, “Elena.”   In Greece (and many other European countries) they not only celebrate birthdays, but also, and sometimes to a bigger degree, their name day.To make this year’s Elena name day even more meaningful, I received my Advanced Level Reiki certificate and attunement.  After having had to reschedule a couple of times, the final date that worked for everyone landed on May 21.  It wasn’t until I was confirming with my teacher that I realized that there was a special reason why the class was being rescheduled   (no such thing as coincidence!)Why so much excitement?!!I  have always felt that Elena has been part of this spiritual/healing adventure of mine.  It all started back in my childhood when I was told my Aunt Carole, when  she was younger, read Tarot cards.  This was so interesting to me and for a while in my teen years, my friends and I played around with witchy stuff/voodoo dolls/Ouija boards (little did I know at t…

Potential identical twins ~ 90 years apart

Besides the “Tovey” chin  and longer face shape (from my mom’s side), Annika’s double is James’ grandma (John’s mother).  Are they not almost identical people???  When I look at pictures of James’ grandma, I see Annika when she’s older….  I feel like the picture on the left will be what Annika looks like in her 20’s.   I’ve never seen a picture of Ellen when she was young, but I can bet money that you would have to look hard to see who was who!Also of interest:  Ellen Selina Loaring (ne Ruston) was born Oct 4, 1918 – almost exactly 90 years before Annika - Oct 7, 2008.

Mother’s Day 2014

I could not have asked for a better Mother’s Day Weekend!  It was a perfect line-up…. A hike and The Keg Dinner on Saturday, followed by homemade French toast breaky from James and the girls, and then an epic BJAMS 3-hour bike ride – first stop Nana and Papa’s to give Nana hugs and kisses and a little surprise (and where I surprised James with his early anniversary gift), then through the streets and trails of Westminster to Lucie’s Bakery and the Olive Tree (calamari, gourmet sandwiches and cupcakes) to have a picnic at the park in our old neighbourhood….bringing back old memories of where James and I first lived and where Annika was born, then back to BJAMS for pool and waterslide fun with nana and papa, David and Jenn and Karsten and Meaghan, and to top it off, a BBQ steak dinner!  Fantastic day, fantastic weather and fantastic company!!!Some fun pics I put together The girls surprised me with some great crafts they made at daycare and school!  Necklace, cards and an awesome new to…

Tranquil sneak peek!

Our website has officially made it’s soft-opening!  And, Tranquil’s first batch of homemade soap was a success!  Our scrubs have also been a hit with our testers I am proud that I can say Tranquil Transitions was made from the ground-up – including everything from the body products to the website!  Everything you see has been brought to you by yours truly.  My excitement for helping people can only keep growing!!! ♥Grand-opening will come later this year.Click to see our website!:  www.tranquiltransitions.caEpsom Salt ScrubLavender, sage and rosemary goat’s milk soap! (smells delish!)

May weekend

My mom bought Annika and I tickets to see Stars on Ice!  What a great show!  Annika was very excited to see the “olympnic people” Scott Moyer and Tessa VirtueThe castWe also attended Meaghan’s bridal shower.  The girls were super excited to help with gift-opening!