Friday, January 30, 2009


Today is shaping up to be a great day. The tire is fixed on the van. YEAH!!! It is gorgeous outside today +4 is the forcasted high. I'm going scrapping with a bunch of friends tonight.I really need to get out of the house. I hope my creativity is flowing tonight when I get to my favorite place to play...Just Scrap IT! It's the last Friday of January which means winter is sort of maybe kinda coming to an end? only a few more weeks and we should be able to smell spring in the air. It has been such a long winter because it has been so cold. You know that kind of cold where your nostrils freeze shut when you breathe. I hope to get some photos taken this weekend of pages I have done so keep checking back to see what I have come up with.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Do you ever feel as though LIFE is hurling at you at 100 MPH? Speed bumps, road hazards,sharp bend in the road,Bridge washed out? You know the hole 9 yards. It feels like that some days. Yesterday afternoon I was waaayyy late leaving to pick the kids up from I already know this is not going to be a good trip across the city. I was stopped at a red light when the driver of the vehicle behind me got out of his jeep and started walking up to me. I thought oh no this isn't going to be good...he tapped on the window and informed me I had a flat tire. Oh Crap! Thankfully I was only a couple blocks away from a gas station so I stopped to put air in my tire. When I knelt down by the tire I could hear the air hissing and see the bubbles forming around a nice gash. Oh Crap! This gas station is right across the street from my church so I drove over there praying that someone would be there. Yes! Our Youth pastor was still there and he saved the day by lending me his car to run and get the kids. (silly man doesn't he know how I drive?) Don't worry Adam I didn't speed.:) So I picked the kids up and came back across town, gave Adam back his car and called Roadside Assistance to come and change my tire. They were there in like 20 minutes and had it changed around in no time. Yeah! I spent the this morning tyring to get the flat fixed...too big of a hole so I had to buy a new tire. It will be here by the weekend. We got a good deal on it so I can't complain too much.

Last night while the boys were getting ready for bed Wolf thought it would be a good idea to kick his brother in the head. Well Kayne stopped the kick with his eye. Don't ask I really have no idea how it happened. It really didn't look very good and I thought Oh Crap! here's another trip to the ER. With 4 kids I have made a few trips, but not as many as Tim the Tool Man.:) A little ice and the swelling went down. MY Dr. had shown me a few years ago how to do a proper pupil dilation test and Kayne checked out fine with that. No double vision and he could track my finger well so I determined that ER was not necessary this time. An hour of cuddling with mommy and a little TV time and he was right as rain. He woke up this morning and doesn't seem to be any worse for ware. Any bets on how long it takes for the next injury to occur in our house? And I wonder why my sanity is iffy some days.:)

I have some fun stuff planned for the weekend so hopefully the rest of the week goes smooth.

Friday, January 23, 2009

To all those that have been following Mojo Girls I am not sure what direction I want to go with this challenge blog and so I have TEMPORARILY shut it down. Please keep checking back as I will get it up and running again soon...hopefully. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free to leave me a comment or email me. Thanks.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Catch Up

Where does the time go? I had big plans to blog everyday or at least every other day..... oh well. What has been happening in my world?
I took 3 weeks holidays during Christmas. I know those of you who know me are thinking well you just work from home... For those who may not know me or are new to my blog I have a little hair salon in my home. Most years I am doing Christmas hair do's till the 23rd or 24th. This year I took time for me and my family. I had all my evenings free to spend with Ray and the Kids. Ray booked 2 weeks off during Christmas so we really just spent time reconnecting as a family. With it being so cold we didn't even leave the house most days. It was nice.

What's new since New Years?
The kids have been busy with school and homework. I went scrapping one Saturday with so0me friends and still need to add a few little finishing touches to the pages. I have a layout currently on my desk that has been there for almost 2 weeks and I just haven't had time to get to it. I have been busy with clients wanting a new do for the new year. My goal was to slow down my life but that doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon. :) We are starting to talk about what we want to do for summer holidays. The kids want to go camping again this summer and I am sure this will happen but Ray suggested driving to BC again this year. The last time we did this we had 3 kids, Blaze was 5, Wolfgang was almost 2 and Kayne was 5 month's and we drove a Neon. Want to talk about cramped quarters? This trip we will have 4 kids, Blaze is 10, Wolfgang will be 7, Kayne will be 5 and Ruby-Jean will be 4 and we now drive a Grand Caravan. I am sure we will still be loaded to the max but I am sure it will still be more spacious than the car was.
We have had so much cold weather that I am really looking forward to summer and a few holidays spent on a beach somewhere.

Keep checking back as I will have some new pages posted soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Winner of my RAK(s)

Sorry for the delay in posting this. I went out with some friends to do some scrapping today. We had a blast. Shortly after I got home my oldest son pushed his brother into the wall (corner) and he cracked his head open. I swelled up pretty good and bled some. I have spent most of my evening trying to get the swelling down and the bleeding to stop. It doesn't look like he has a concussion and I don't think he will need stitches but he'll probably have a bit of a headache for a day or two. He's asking for food and he didn't get drowsy so I think I am safe in sending him to bed. So the names that were drawn are April and Aleks. Please send me your addresses so I can get your Raks sent out to you sometime this week and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

By my clock it is 12:52. 2009 has been here for 52 minutes already. We had super friends over for supper, games and refreshments. We had a great time. It is the first New Years Eve we have celebrated in years. Usually we are so sick with colds or the flu or the kids are so sick that we miss the New Years arrival.
What do I want 2009 to be like? I haven't really decided yet. 2008 wasn't a bad year for us. We were stretched a little and grew a lot, but isn't every year a little like that? 2008 was filled with friends and laughter,celebrations and get-togethers. We saw some friends get married, others had babies and sadly we lost some friends along the way too.
I look back on the year that passed and think that it was a pretty good year maybe not as good as some but better than others, can't that be true for most years?
I don't know what 2009 will bring but I am sure looking forward to the ride. It is never boring and it's always kind of exciting to see what is waiting for us just around the next corner.

Happy New Years Everyone!!!