February 28, 2011

Monday Message

Sometimes when our lives get busy we can let charity go by the wayside. 
By taking a few moments to cherish those around us in need
we can actually replenish ourselves.

If you could volunteer, what would you do?
If you could give to a charity, which would you choose?
Why aren't you?
Maybe it is easier than you think.

February 21, 2011

Monday Message

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February 14, 2011

Monday Message

Sending the love all year round takes the pressure off Valentines Day.

Do you stress out to make the perfect holiday celebration? 
What are you doing to make each day special for those you love?  

February 7, 2011

Monday Morning Message

A bad start doesn't mean the day is a write off.

What kind of things can really derail your day?  How do you pick up and keep going?

February 5, 2011

Playing Hookie...for a good Reason!

This guy here is now 12 years old.  12!  Man. That kills me.

He didn't want a party for his birthday.  He's not into that.
Just having the guys over for pizza and video games is good enough for him.
Like his mom and dad, he likes good food.
Like his mom and dad, he agrees that this town has no good food.

What's a mom to do?
(Insert evil laugh here)
We take our kids out of school for a day.
(because one day's not gonna make a difference in elementary school)
We head into the city to try a new hotel which turned out to be the best one so far.
I mean it, go to the website and go. Don't forget to pick your discount on the side bar.
We had the double king suite. It has an awesome pool with a slide aaaand it included breakfast!
(I told you it's all about the food)
Anyways, on with the story...
Then we spent the next day at the West Edmonton Mall Water Park  
Four hours doing a semi-squat in the water so that my six year old doesn't drown from the waves is hard on the ankles. Then there is the stories of stairs to go down the crazy slides which is lovely for the calves.  Never let it be said that a day at the water park isn't a workout.

That boy was very happy.

Oh wait the best is yet to come.
 He has his choice of any restaurant in Edmonton and what does my culinary little man pick....
I love that kid. 

You should have seen the face of the server when he ordered the "Coast to Coast" which is a boat full of sushi.  Of course we shared it but her face was priceless.
To top it all off we went next door to the Marble Slab Creamery for ice cream.

OK. Enough already. My belly is stuffed.

We drove the three hours home and collapsed in bed.

Thank goodness I didn't have a client the next day but the kids had to go to school because it was ski trip day! Ha Ha!

Sometimes being organized means taking time out of our regularly scheduled lives to have a little fun.
I know that I always wished my parents would pull me out of school. I also know that Dan will remember this for a long time.  It's the  time we spend together that matters in the end.

What special things do you remember doing with your parents?  Are you trying any new traditions that you hope will stick?  Leave a comment and let us know! 

PS.  Hello to all my new readers!  Hello to all my lurkers too!  I will be having a giveaway soon so come back next week to see what's up!