Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Precious Bella

These are some pictures of my newest niece. Her name is Bella Grace, and she is soooo cute!

This is my daughter Emily and Bella.

Monday, April 18, 2011

O is for OWEN

Owen is my son who is 2 yrs old.  He is talking so much more lately and my favorite is when he counts.  I started counting 1, 2, 3 and he said "4, 5, 6, chicken".  I think he thinks seven sounds like chicken?  It was so cute and he says this every time he counts, it cracks me.

N-noisy... (at times)
He is so sweet........ I can't imagine life without him.
Love  Mom

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I won these awards!

Deirdra from A Storybook World gave me this award, thanks so much!

Angela from Mommy Time Out gave me this award, thanks so much Angela!

As you may already know, this award comes with some rules. Here are the rules:

•Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post. - Done

•Tell us seven things about yourself

•Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers

•Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received their award.

Here are 7 things about me:
1.  I'm a Registered Nurse
2.  I'm a Canadian
3.  I love gardening
4.  I am a wife and mother of 2 children
5.  I'm a christ follower
6.  I like to be in charge!
7.  I love saving money and couponing

I am now going to award 15 bloggers: (not all of you are new, but you are some of my favorites)

Join Me

Join me and listen to this song.  It's one of my favorites.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I is for IRS or Income Tax

Tax season is soon coming to an end, April 15 or 16th I think?  Well I have mine done so I'm safe.  Do you owe the IRS money or are you getting some back?

I believe this is how most people feel, that the government gets too much of our money.

I'm from Canada and paid 15% sales tax on most items, so 6% doesn't seem too bad.

So, do you feel like this?

Or this?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for Hillbillies

Warning - you may see pictures of your family members below,  some look like mine! Lol
This is a picture of the most famous "Hillbillies".

The jean overalls are a dead giveaway.  One should never wear these out in public!

See y'all tomorrow!

Friday, April 8, 2011

G is for Gardening

It's almost time here in Michigan to start the growing season.  I LOVE to be outside in the dirt, making my yard look beautiful.  The first day in April that was nice enough to be outside, was last weekend.  We spent all afternoon outside picking gravel from the driveway out of the lawn, splitting and moving my daylillie's and trimming shrubs and trees.  Every year it seems I add more and more flower bed gardens,  can you ever have too many?  Enough talk, now on to some pictures of beautiful flower gardens.

Some lovely spring tulips.

Summer purple cone flower.

The flower of fall to me, is the mum.

And last but not least, the winter garden.

Thanks for stopping by.

F is for Friendship

First off, I forgot to post this yesterday (oops) so I'm posting F and G today.

"An honest answer is the sign of true friendship."
- Proverbs 24:26

"A friend loveth at all times."
- Proverbs 17:17

Friendship Quotes

I will end with the best quote of all........

A good friend is cheaper than therapy.  ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for EMILY

Emily is my 6 yr old daughter, who I love so very much.
E- Energetic
L- Lovable
She has a great sense of humor and we are so proud of her.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D is for Dentist

Tomorrow my daughter Emily has a dentist appointment to have her teeth cleaned.

She is excited about going because she says "I get to choose a toy from the toy chest if I'm good".

In this picture above she is pointing to her first loose tooth.  It's almost ready to fall out.  Hopefully not until Thursday when the tooth fairy gets paid!

Monday, April 4, 2011

C is for CANADA

I chose Canada as my "C" word because I AM CANADIAN!!

I am from Ontario, Canada which borders Michigan.  When I cross the border back into my mother land, it feels like home.

Front of BillsRear of Bills
$100 Dollars, Robert Borden Canadian Prime Minister 1911-1920Exploration & Innovation
$50 Dollars, William Lyon MacKenzie King, PM 1921-1948Famous Five (legal case where women became "persons")
$20 Dollars, Queen ElizabethSpirit of Haida Gwaii Carving, located at Vancouver Airport
$10, John A MacDonald, Canada's first Prime MinisterCanadian Veterans & Peace Keeping
$5 Dollars, Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister 1896-1911Winter Sports
2 Dollar Coin or "Twonie"1 dollar Coin or Loonie

This is our very beautiful, colorful money.


Canada is known for hockey.  

And we love our toques  :-)

And Tim Horton's coffee shop was born and raised in Canada.

These are some of the things that make Canadians and Canada who we are.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for BURN

Today was such a beautiful day outside and the temp. was 47 degrees.  This was the warmest day in Michigan in a long 
time.  Me and the hubby took advantage of the nice day and very wet ground and had a fire.  We try to recycle everything we can from plastic, glass, paper and metal but they won't take cardboard.  I hate throwing it in the garbage so we burn them.  Luckily we live in the country and are able to do this year around.  The problem is, you wouldn't believe how many 
box's were piled in my garage.  So the box's were burnt today and the garage was cleaned out.  All in all a successful day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for APRIL

April is a significant month for me for many reasons. 

 First and foremost, I was born on April 1st ( yes April fool's day).

Happy Birthday to me!

I was also given the middle name April, when I was born.

April is one of my favorite months in the year because the snow is usually gone and everything is coming back 

to life outside.  The crocus is usually the first flower to bloom in April.

Thank you to everyone for stopping by from  A - Z Challenge.  Please come visit again.

A - Z Blogging Challenge

I've joined the challenge and today is Day 1 ..................  now I must think of what to blog about.  I'll be back soon with my "A" post.  Stay tuned!