Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

It's that time of year again when I'm both happy and sad.  We had a nice Christmas and the kids had a really great time opening their presents.  I "made" it through the day but really just wanted to stay in bed and sleep.  I'm really missing Ruby and it was hard to watch the kids opening their presents knowing she isn't anywhere near us.  It's hard to believe that this is our 4th Christmas without her, which soon means that we're drawing upon her 4 year going home anniversary.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that the new year has some awesome things in store for you.  As always, please keep us in your prayers.  They are definately helpful and I'll be back a bit later to tell you of some of the things we got for Christmas.

Blessings. =)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Aizen's Halloween Outfit

Melody's costume looks the same as Friday with a few more layers so I didn't take any pictures of her.

Here is the ferocious dinosaur AiAi!!!!! Look at those predator nails and big teeth!!!!  I just adore the little tail on his tooshie.  lol

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Preview Of Sunday Mom =)

Today (well Friday) was Mel's halloween party at school and I snapped this picture of her before she headed off to have a fun day at school.

This year Melody decided she wanted to be Old MacDonald's daughter.  I think she looks adorable with her little pigtails (they have really grown since she got her hair cut in April!!) and she had her basket of "farm animals".

I'll take pics of AiAi on Sunday for you mom.  We really wish you could have been with us this year but hopefully next year you won't have your therapy the next day and you can stay a bit.  Love ya!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Please Pray ~ very sad

Please pray for Ruth and her family.  She is a mama I know on my christian mama's forum.  Her little Rhys died and she had to deliver him.  She was due with him and my heart just breaks for her family.  Please smother them in prayers for healing and that the Lord would pull them into His arms and just comfort their family. 

We love you Ruth and if you need anything, please let me know and I'll do all I can to support you sweetheart.  ((((hugs))))

Thursday, October 14, 2010

UPDATED!!!! ~ Italian Charms For Sale ~ Need Money For Christmas Presents =D

I'll be repeating this post on a bunch of my blogs.... so yep it'll be a repeat if you've been to the other ones. A few years ago, I used to make and sell Italian Charms. It's not a craft I am interested in anymore and I'm selling my stash so I can afford Christmas presents for the kids this year. So... here's the deal:

$5.00 for a starter bracelet
$1.00 per charm
$3.00 shipping for the starter bracelet and first charm, then
50 cents per charm.

These are on a first come, first served basis. I have only one of each of these charms, except on page 6, where I have a duplicate of a couple charms. These are really nice charms. My photography skills on the other hand... well I am not very good at photographing shiny things.

1. Choose (on page 6) what type of starter bracelet you would like. Shiny, matte or shiny with a gold coloured trim. Please measure loosely around your wrist and let me know in inches what that is so I can make sure your bracelet will be big enough to fit you.

2. Write down the number of the charm you want. I made it really easy. Each line is a letter and then the number after it.

3. Leave a comment here with which ones you would like and your email. (I moderate ALL comments so they will not be published) I'll send you what the total will be and give you my paypal address. Once I receive the funds I'll get your bracelet all ready for you to wear when you get it.

4. I'll update these pages when things get sold. Thanks for taking these charms off my hands!! These also make really nice Christmas presents!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Is It Too Early To Post A Christmas Wishlist??

Well.... I don't think so!!! haha

I'll be adding things to this post as I go today and if you want to spoil me, I'll be happy to receive any one of these things. There will be different prices to accommodate different budgets and Daniel sure would be happy if you bought them for me instead of coming out of the budget. rofl !!

Copic Markers at Ooozak ~ I love copics and this company is Awesome, Rusty is a great guy and their prices are the best. I colour all of my cards now with copics and you can never have too many. =D


The following paper card crafting books in order of what I want most:

1. Interactive Cards ~ yeah!!! I got this one for Christmas. hehe

2. Pushing The Envelope

3. Fabulous Folds For Cardmaking

4. Joy Of Cardmaking

5. A Card A Day

6. Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Word


Rubber Stamp Binder Boxes:
I've recently started putting all my rubber stamps in binders. I would need a bunch of these, so even if one or two is great, but all in total I'll need around 25 of them. I'd like the CLEAR ones in the drop file. hehe

EZ Mount Stamp Storage Panels I would need 5 of these.
These are the storage panels I am transferring my stamps to, I shop at Stamping Bella all the time and they have awesome shipping to my house, they're local.


The following digistamps:

Candy Land Dreams

Alphabet Train

Toys On Wheels

New Cards For Sale

Just posted some new cards over on my bugaboo blog, so go on over and check them out. I'm also taking orders for Christmas, a pack of cards makes a nice present for your sister, mom, wife, grandma!!! I'll be posting about that tomorrow here and on my other blogs.

Dee's Bugaboo Boutique !!! =)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

7 Minutes Left Of My Birthday!!!!!!!!!

I have a few more minutes of my birthday still left. It was a lot of fun and I'll post tomorrow and let you all know what I got and take some pictures. So........


I didn't get any of my markers on my wishlist.... so if you'd like get me some I'd be estatic and my hubby would love that I'm not spending our money lol /wink wink nudge nudge =P

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's My Birthday In 4 Days /giggle

Just in case you didn't know. =P

Here's what I want: copic markers!!!! /looks adorable

Wonder if I'll get any of them. lol

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Couple Finished Cross Stitch Projects

I've finished up a few cross stitch projects and thought I would share. They haven't been ironed so they might look a little funky, but the lines on the second one are straight. They are going to look great after they get ironed, matted, framed and given to the people receiving them. They have been prayed over and while I cross stitch I pray for those who are getting them. So Jules and William, you've got like 70 hours of prayer each covering ya!!!!! =D

Here is the one for my good friend Julie. She has been such a dear friend to our family for so many years. She has supported me ever since I met her16 years ago. I love you JooLoos!!!!!!!!

This one is for a friend who's need a touch of something homemade for his apartment. It's a really nice pattern and is not girly at all, so I think it will do the job. See you in game William!!!! oh and just for fun /fishslap =P

I'm starting a new one and just got the edges secure and a bit of a line started. I'll post some new pictures of it when there is more progress.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Went To Sick Kids Hospital Today!!!

Daniel and I went down to Sick Kids Hospital today to drop off some hats that I have made over the past year. There were 137 hats all in total. Mom and dad took care of the kids while Daniel and I went down on the subway. The hospital is right in the middle of downtown Toronto and it's actually easier and faster to take the subway down there.

So, here are the hats that were taken down. As a coincidence, today it is also 3 1/2 years since my Roo was taken Home and the hats got delivered. I do it all in her memory.

Here is the link to my Ruby's Heavenly Treasures blog. Check it out if you haven't been there already. =D

If you are in the Markham area and would like to help make hats or donate time, yarn, ink, paper (for the tags) or small safety pins; please leave a comment and I will get back to you. If you are not near me and still would like to help, leave me a comment and I will let you know how you could help put beautiful hats on some very precious child's head at this wonderful hospital.

God bless, Dee =)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Time In Muskoka

We've been home for a few hours and I'm exhausted. I definately need a vacation after my vacation, anyone else ever feel that way when you come home from a vacation with children? It was both awesome and difficult at times. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with my family and was really sad not to have Ruby with us. I wrote to her in my journal everyday and that helped to have it feel like she was with us.

So.... are you ready for A LOT of pictures. There are just some of the highlights, between my father in law and I, we took .... oh.... around 300 pictures. hehe

These are my TOP 3 of the ones that I took:

This is the view from the balcony at the suite, how gorgeous is this sunset?

And here are some pics of our time there. I don't feel like putting a ton of captions, so here y'all go:

Look at how long Melody's legs are, this kid is 9 and 4'7", she's totally going to tower over me in a few years.

These two young ladies worked at the rec centre and Melody adored the two of them. They were fantastic with the children and Melody was so happy to go down everyday to see them and find out what was going to happen thanks to how kind and friendly they were.

On Saturday evening they had the Muskoka Wildlife Center and family park come in to have an informative show about some of the animals in Ontario. These are animals who have been born into captivity and wouldn't survive, have had accidents, abandoned, etc. It's a great place for families to go and see animals native to Ontario.

Thes was a baby lynx:

A wood turtle:

A gray wolf named Eve who was SO sweet!!! Look at that paw and she's only a few months old!!

A great horned owl:

A sweet beaver, he was very friendly and the kids got to pet him after the show was over.

These pictures are from when we said goodbye to Ruby this morning. We were pleased to see that her flowers had made it through the winter. We got her a few extra things to make her grave adorable and sweet. We miss our Roo Roo so much and this is really all we can do for her now. Please keep us in your prayers as the summer continues.

More pictures:

Aizen was tuckered out from his long week and fell asleep in the car! awwwww

Thanks for looking and seeing our vacation. And yes mom, you'll get the rest of the pictures when I see you next!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Another Summer Without Her

We are getting ready to head up to the time share in Muskoka this week and it's just another reminder that Roo isn't here with us. We will visit her grave but it's just not the same. I want to see my baby girl in the pool, see her on the swings and climbing on the playground with her brother and sister. I miss her so much, she would have been 5 this summer and it really sucks that we have to endure every day without her.

We aren't taking the laptop with us this year, so I won't be posting until atleast next Sunday, depends on how our time up there goes and if I go into another grief depression funk.

Dee =)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dear Blog

Dear blog,

I am sorry for neglecting you over the last few months. Things have been a bit hectic over on this end of the computer. I've had a rough few months with my grief and am starting to feel better. I'll write more often and tell you more about my life. But right now I need to see if I can go and do that sleep thing. Wish me luck!!

Dee =D

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's DONE!!!!!!! and A New One

/does a little dance singing ... it's done!!! it's done!!! it's done, it's done, it's done!!! I am so thrilled to finally have this project done. Isn't it gorgeous? I really hope they like it and hang it on the wall. hehe I can't wait to give it to them next Saturday and watch as my friends get married and commit their lives to Christ and themselves!! Blessings to you both!!

And here is a project I've been working on over the last week while watching tv for Melody. I think it's a great quote for a little girl to read daily and live by as she becomes a wonderful lady and woman of Christ. I just need to get it framed. =D

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ruby's 5th Birthday

This is a super long post with lots of pictures on how we spent Ruby's birthday!! We always make her favourite cake: strawberry shortcake and sing happy birthday to her. This year was extra special because Melody was able to get her hair cut in memory of Roo for Locks of Love. She had 11 inches that she is donating.... so... here we go:

Aizen and I made the whipped cream for her cake and of course I had to give him one of the beaters. He couldn't get his tongue into the middle so he shoved his hand in and got lots of whipped cream that way. And yep, he's sitting on the counter hehe



After school my father in law and I picked up Melody and proceeded to First Choice Haircutters to get Melody's hair done. Here is how long her hair has gotten, she has been growing it for 3 years now.


All ready to get it chopped off!!!

Getting her hair styled, it's in a bob that is shorter at the back and a bit longer in the front.

She loved getting her hair blow dried and kept giggling about it tickling.

Here we are back at home with her new hairstyle, Jenna and the hair she is donating.

We started to make Ruby's cake. I had already sliced the strawberries and made the whipped cream.

Her birthday candles, so bittersweet. /sigh


Here is Melody about to blow the candles out just after we sang Happy Birthday to our precious Ruby.

And the next few pics are of everyone enjoying the cake.