Monday, September 7, 2015

June 2015 Project Life (Weeks 23-26)

Happy August Long Weekend for all Canadians!!

Phew! Finally got June's PL pages done! Really thankful for the PL App that makes it easy and super simple for me to do these pages really fast!

June marks the beginning of our Summer Bucket List, my Mom's hip surgery, among other things.

Week 23: This week I started our annual Summer Bucket List, my Mom had her Hip Replacement Surgery and just lots of family time. Kits used: Good Times Value Kit, Dazzle Mini Kit, Family Themed Cards, Everyday Adventure, and Aqua

Week 24: This week included a trip out to see my Mom after her hip surgery, riding the horses and playing with the babies, Violet getting her first bloody lip and getting a Costco Membership. Kits used: Just Add Colour, Peace, Love and Sunshine Value Kit, Love Story, Everyday Adventure, and Aqua

Week 25: This week involved skinned knees, picnic at the park, and spending an evening at the local fair where Violet rode quite a few of the kids rides! Kits used: Aqua, Family Themed, Everyday Adventure

Week 26: This week involved seeing 2 movies (Jurassic World and Inside Out), Date Night, gardening, puzzles and painting. And Dominique falling asleep in weird places. Kits used: Peace, Love and Sunshine Value Kit, Love Story, Plus One Mini Kit, Aqua.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Currently 36/52

Knitting the double-sided Lego square. It’s completely AWESOME!!
Watching more of Lord of the Rings with Sam. Almost done. And BBC Nature documentaries in the evening after the girls go to bed and me and Keith enjoy some down time.
Trying not to get too bummed about Keith being gone for a couple days out of town next week due to work. 3rd week in a row he’s had to go out for at least a night.
Cooking lots more Pinterest recipes this week. I'm trying to challenge myself with new recipes and try new stuff and it’s working!
Drinking Ice Caps from work like crazy.
Going to the in-laws this weekend to watch some fireworks. Violet may just be a tad excited.
Loving that we are expecting baby #3 in early May!
Hating some family issues that have arisen. Oh well….
Enjoying watching Dominique master her walking. It’s still hilarious and wonderful to watch her figure this all out.
Thinking about the search for a new vehicle. Probably going to be a while before we actually settle on one.
Feeling pretty good this week.
Listening to lots of pod casts.
Celebrating that Baby #3 is on his/her way!!
Starting to make plans for next year when out family grows.

Friday, September 4, 2015


Guess what people??!!

Yup. Baby Neufeld #3 is on his/her way! I'm approximately 5 weeks along and due early May.

I'm feeling pretty good, just a little bloated in my favourite jeans. But no morning sickness (yeah!!), only craving Ice Caps from work and still not feeling too tired.

Violet is excited and is already asking for a baby brother. Dominique is too young to understand, but I'm sure that she'll catch on as time progresses.

So excited!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

May 2015 Project Life (Weeks 19-22)

Weeks 19-22

Week 19: Again, lots of playing outside, good food and grocery shopping. And since this week covered Mother's Day, Keith had homemade bread and Spinach Dip ready for me when I got home from work that Sunday. Have I mentioned that he's the best?! Kits used: Project Life Everday Adventure, quote card from Elise Joy.

Week 20: Of course, you always have to have a week that just starts off wonky, right? Well, that was this week. Violet came down with a double ear infection and a sinus cold that had us in the hospital for 5 hours on a Monday night. We got there around 8:30pm and didn't leave until 1am. Very long night indeed. Otherwise, it was a routine week.

Week 21: Again, more of the same stuff this week. Violet went away to her Grandma's for the night, visiting the Splash Park, and finding worms for the garden.

Week 22: This is the week that I turned 30. Keith took me out for supper while my Mom took the girls for the day (!! Best Mom Ever!!), we visited the Splash Park with friends, rode Rocket and more family time.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 31, 2015

April 2015 Project Life (Weeks 15-18)

I was in the mood to scrapbook last week and got quite a bit done when I could. It's especially handy now that I do all my Project Life on their app. More convenience and easier!

Here's my layouts for April.

Week 15: Not much going on this week. Visiting great-grandparents, shenanigans around the house, lots of playing with Lego and riding horses. Kits used: Love Story, Everyday Adventure.

Week 16: This week included lots of playing outside, family date to Mongo's for supper, knitting and more playing.

Week 17, 1st spread: This was a busy week.This first spread is the beginning of the week, and Dominique's Smash Cake that she had for her 1st birthday. She absolutely loved it.

Week 17, 2nd spread: The left side of this spread is Dominique's 2 birthday parties that she had for her 1st birthday (split families suck. That's all I'm saying). The right side is usual stuff that goes on, including getting both girls to ride horses.

Week 18: This week was back to normal. Lots more playing outside, watching out little garden grow, celebrating Keith's birthday and our 7th anniversary.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Double Sided Knitting: Mario Mushroom

I'm finally done this! 

Started on July 29, 2015

I was inspired by the ladies over at Lattes and Llamas and their Geek-Along Blanket that they started in 2014. It looked awesome! I was in the middle of knitting Violet her blanket and then had plans to do Dominique's rainbow blanket. I took a bit of a knitting break after doing those two blankets (especially because Dominique's was almost mind-numbing to do after a while), but once I got a bunch more yarn, found some videos on YouTube on how to do Double Sided Knitting, I picked up my needles and went to work.
Major screw ups here.

I chose the Mario Mushroom for a couple reasons. First of all, the Mario Mushroom is cute. And totally recognizable. While I was working on it, Violet would always ask if I was working on Mario and if I was done yet. I think she thinks I'm making this for her. Lol. Second is that it was one of the more easier patterns to start with. I've never done double sided knitting before this, so I was looking for something relatively easy. Thirdly, I had the colours on hand on hand and could start right away.

The only big set-back was that I had to re-do it when I got half-way through the first one because of major screw ups (you can see in the 2nd photo above). Again, first time double knitting, and I didn't read my pattern properly. After noticing how badly I screw up, I took it all apart, re-cast it and re-started it. 

Once I re-casted and re-started, I had a better understanding of what I was doing and it came together in under a week. And when I finished it, I basically had to fight the girls off (I may have been doing a happy dance sitting down), so that I could cast it off and be done with it!

I know there's one major screw up here, but I call that line "I had to stop and referee the kids from fighting over the chalkboard and mis-counted my stitches."

Now, onto another one!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Week in the Life 2015 - Sunday

Last day of Week in the Life for 2015! I'm signing off early, so there's not a whole lot of photos for today, but it still represents today.

I'm grateful for the car that we have. It gets us where we need to go, especially when the weather turns bad like this morning before I left for work.

I am grateful for my job. I may complain and grumble about it, but in the end, I only work weekends and it helps with some bills and stuff around the house.

I am grateful for Keith's experimentation with cooking. He's attempting to make a homemade BBQ sauce.

I am grateful for this little girl's smiles when I greet her.

I am thankful for technology, a hot cup of tea, and the little Olaf that Violet gave to me.

I am grateful for comfy clothes today. 

I am grateful for this big girl. She always smiling, always wanting to show me something and always wanting to help, especially when I run errands.

I am grateful for her own sense of style, and even the backwards shoes that she put on today.

I am thankful for the toys that my kids have to play with. Even though they may get damaged that I have to throw them away (Poor Anna.....), the kids learn how to take care of their toys.

I am grateful for this big window that lets in lots of light.

Not pictured: I'm grateful that Dominique is attempting walking and went a couple feet in between me and Keith today all by herself! Lots of cheering on for her.

I am grateful for simple suppers of hot dogs.

I'm grateful for movies on rainy days that the kids love. 

Even though it's expensive right now to fuel up the car, I'm grateful that we can.

I'm grateful for Keith's idea to grab Blizzards today as a treat for all of us. M&M's for Violet, Skor with Peanut Butter for Keith and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough for myself.

I'm grateful for time spent around the table.

That wraps it up for me!

As to what I'm going to do with all the photos and words? I'll most likely put together a book through Shutterfly. I did for last year and it worked out great. I'm not sure on the size and layout yet, but I'll deal with that when I get there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Week in the Life 2015 - Saturday

Welcome to Saturdays Week in the Life! Almost done!

Again, it was a crazy day today, so this post is up late. But at least it's recorded!

Here we go!

Saturdays are for waking up really early. I work the early morning shift at my work, and while it's nice to be off early (it's usually a 5am-1pm, or 6am-2pm), it still sucks waking up before the sun is even up.

Saturday's are for having a good breakfast being work. In this case, sausage wrap and chocolate milk. At least it will keep me going until my first break.

Saturdays are also for playing Clash of Clans during breaks at work.

This Saturday was for getting drenched in the downpour on my way home from work on my scooter. I was literally dripping water when I walked in.

Saturday are for good naptimes, especially when she leaves the light on and passes out for a bit.

Saturdays also include lots of dishes and a bit of a messy kitchen.

This Saturday included lots of rain. 

Saturdays are for toys strewn all over the house.

This Saturday was for putting Dominique's hair into a small ponytail. She absolutely loved it and kept climbing back into my lap to have me re-do it a couple times.

Saturdays are for reading lots of books. This little one loves it. 

Saturdays are for little sister bugging big sister to wake up. Actually, Dominique does this almost every day to Violet, but it's still sweet to see.

Saturdays are for lots of playing together because we couldn't go outside because of the heavy amount of rain.

Saturdays are for this little one figuring out how to eat with my big spoon.

Saturdays call for more dishes.

This Saturday night is for watching another storm roll in.

Saturday nights are for DANCE PARTIES!!