Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Victoria Day Fun...

...at Stanley Park. What a surprise it was to have such beautiful day. It was good to see those we haven't seen in a while. Sunshine, friends, the beach, the playground, the birds, what more could we ask for except free parking.








Sunday, May 27, 2007

Girl with Knives


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I absolutely love Sundays, however exhausting they may be. I also love my Scrap, Paper, Scissors tote I got in January and am STILL loving, even though there are new colours available. Don't forget to use your 40% off coupon or else it's a bit of a dent. It has so many many pockets and even a drawer in the bottom. My husband doesn't think it will be big enough. Funny. The only drawback, the fiskars paper cutter doesn't fit exactly inside parallel to the bottom. Lately I have been finding I need something additional to carry papers, cutters, and of course STAMPS. Don't forget some of your favorite stamps will be discontinued at the end of June to make way for the new Big Idea Book and Catalog in July. So exciting, but we all know how easily I get excited especially those of you who got the she peed in the potty! telephone call or the ones that come after every tooth or new words pop into or out of my children's mouths, except the vulgar ones of course. As if I have time to get on the telephone now except at work when I more than make up for it answering the phones there. I am offering 15% off all retiring sets and if you twist my rubber arm you can get that discount off the wheels as well. Many of you should be getting your Fall Preview Brochure very very soon. Check your mail boxes and save the date for June 14th for a VERY exciting class you won't want to miss {Hint up top}Whoa... and yes I will be making Father's Day cards. Gotta love my Daddy in Law and he's coming home from the Phillipines today! Glorious I hope it will be sunny! He's tropical you know.


I absolutely love Sundays, however exhausting they may be. I also love my Scrap, Paper, Scissors tote I got in January and am STILL loving, even though there are new colours available. Don't forget to use your 40% off coupon or else it's a bit of a dent. It has so many many pockets and even a drawer in the bottom. My husband doesn't think it will be big enough. Funny. The only drawback, the fiskars paper cutter doesn't fit exactly inside parallel to the bottom. Lately I have been finding I need something additional to carry papers, cutters, and of course STAMPS. Don't forget some of your favorite stamps will be discontinued at the end of June to make way for the new Big Idea Book and Catalog in July. So exciting, but we all know how easily I get excited especially those of you who got the she peed in the potty! telephone call or the ones that come after every tooth or new words pop into or out of my children's mouths, except the vulgar ones of course. As if I have time to get on the telephone now except at work when I more than make up for it answering the phones there. I am offering 15% off all retiring sets and if you twist my rubber arm you can get that discount off the wheels as well. Many of you should be getting your Fall Preview Brochure very very soon. Check your mail boxes and save the date for June 14th for a VERY exciting class you won't want to miss {Hint up top}Whoa... and yes I will be making Father's Day cards. Gotta love my Daddy in Law and he's coming home from the Phillipines today! Glorious I hope it will be sunny! He's tropical you know.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ronald McDonald House



Everyone who knows me know I like McDonalds too much and that I live right behind it. I even have to drive and walk through their parking lot to get out of mine. Not the drive thru but drive through. I know McDonalds isn't too healthy but when you're a tired mom and you don't even have to get out of the car and drag children with you and keep them calm and seated when you're on the go it is a quick and fairly cheap fix to a few empty tummies. My children are always satisfied by a McDonald's meal and I almost always make them accompany their meals with milk to try and convince myself they are getting some nutrition as well as a lot of salt and sugar. Anyway I am posting this so we can learn more about Ronald McDonald House and the services provided.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, a nonprofit organization creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children through its network of 179 local Chapters currently serving in 46 countries. Named one of America's Top 100 Charities by Worth magazine in 2001 and 2002, the Charity makes grants to not-for-profit organizations and provides support to Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide. To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities' national body and global network of local Chapters have awarded more than $380 million in grants to children's programs. For more information on the Charity, visit www.rmhc.org.

If you are a customer, viewer or know anyone who would like to share handmade cards WITH envelopes to be donated to our RMH, please email me and I can give you details.

Here are a few other programs that we could use your help with

  • POP TAB Program - Collect pop tabs from aluminum cans to benefit our Family Fund
  • Donate newborn clothing and baby items for our new parents at the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Supply medium size gift bags, small gifts and toiletry items for our parents' and children's "Welcome Bags".
  • Provide paper products & non-perishable food items for our families.
  • Contribute children's toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss

If any of these appeal to you and you would like to contribute one thing or have a drive in "your" area, send the items to me to take to the house, please contact me!

To learn about the local Ronald McDonald House or for a virtual tour click here.
The house also has a wish list and some of you may have items that could be donated. I can bring them by on my way home from work.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Spring Showers






Rain, Rain go away....We just want to go to the park.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's really rare that she'll hold his hand



For some reason it is hard to get Anastasia to hold Marvin's hand. She doesn't mind holding mine when it suits her but if it's her brother she thinks it is a game. I am under the weather but on the road to recovery. Can you say snot! My new friend is Otrivin.