Just click on the picture to see it bigger... Bigger is DEFINITELY better!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm baaaaa--aack!

Well I'm back online and have missed so much posting! So much to make up for!! So here's our trip to Grouse Mountain with our friends Jordan, Anne-Marie and Strachan! Believe it or not, I have never made it up there! So we took the gondola up and took in some of the scenery.

I should send this pic to Sunrype raisins as an advertisement! LOL

But what a sweetie! He's willing to share his raisins with his little buddy Jake.

Doesn't he have amazing eyes!?!

And here's my Jaker-man! He was loving every minute of being free to roam around.

My sweetie Ash is still not into me taking her pic... this is the best I could get!

Strachan just loves Jake... it's so cute!

Monday, October 22, 2007

My Laptop went KerPLOOSH. Argh.

So as the title says, my laptop conked out on me (or is about to)... it has an overheating issue and so I will be offline for the next couple weeks (I'm on my in-laws computer right now). It's very frustrating and I HAVE NO IDEA what I will do without it... it's is MY LIFE!!!

But, they tell me it could have caught on fire, so better safe than sorry.
Hope you all have a good Halloween, and rest assured I will DEFINITELY have costume pics of the kids to post when I get back!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch

Ash and Jake's Grammie and Grandpa called and we took them and their cousin Erika on an impromptu trip to the pumpkin patch (much to Ted's dismay... he hates missing stuff!).
Here's the pics!

Can you tell they're only a month and a half apart in age?!? Talk about size difference!

Ash just adores her cousin Erika! They are bestest friends!!

Poor Jakey got the short end of the stick... he had to miss his nap and was so exhausted, but as usual, took one for the team and was a trooper through the whole thing!

Having trouble uploading pics this morning... will try and add more later!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I think I just may homeschool...

So off we went this morning to take Ash to school. The second I got out of class I was bombarded by irrate mothers who were absolutely out of their minds with what the school board has planned for Aldergrove.

Basically, they are proposing to implement a "middle school" within the high school. The grades will be grade k-5 in the elementary schools, grade 6-9 in the middle school and grade 10-12 in the high school. Now you can imagine the uproar and concern that grade sixers (10 year olds in some cases) will be put in the same school environment as grader twelvers (18 year olds in some cases). Realistically, there will be no middle school at all... it will be in name only. All the kids will be in the same building using the same facilities and hanging out in the same smoke pit. LOVELY.

I went to a meeting tonight to learn more about it (I know, I know, I have two years to worry about this... but I worry now!). To be honest with you, the school board bigwigs did nothing but makes us all worry more about this decision and confirm to the angry mob of parents that we have no say. Pretty much, it will be voted through in late October and implemented next year.

I won't have my children in this situation... and made my opinion QUITE clear at the meeting this evening. If they think my pretty little 11 year old will be in the same building as those horny 17 and 18 year olds, they've got another thing coming! And that is just the tip of the iceberg and the tip of my concerns.

I think I just may homeschool. UGH.

Edited to add: I'm not really considering home schooling for MANY reasons... I was just being silly. But you can bet we'll be looking into private school!!! With the waitlists in the district, we'll have to get on that soon.

Monday, October 8, 2007

My New Baby!

Today I got my new baby... the Canon 40D!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am to take advantage of this new technology! The 9 point auto focusing, the 6.5 fps, 10.1 megapixels, weatherproofing, and bigger, more solid body frame. There's other things that I'm so excited about too... these are just the tip of the iceberg with this camera.

I am soooooo excited!!! I'm going to be teaching Ted how to get a manual exposure on my old camera... so watch out... they'll be two of us now!! LOL

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Random Thoughts...

I never really do this... this blog is normally just for the pictures I take in my personal life. But I was just sitting here editing a shoot from a couple weeks ago and feeling pretty overwhelmed by the 5 I still have to do yet. I was getting moodier and moodier by the moment (moodier = bitchier) when I heard a tv show in the background surrounded around the topic of a little girl who had a terminal disease and the doctors were telling her parents she probably wasn't going to make it past 5 years old.

I KNOW, RIGHT!!??!! Who writes this stuff?? Don't they realize that there are emotional mommies out there like me that just DON'T NEED TO HEAR THAT STUFF???

Ok, rant over... back on to the topic at hand. Basically I began to think about how lucky I am. I have two healthy happy and AMAZINGLY beautiful children (inside and out), I have an absolutely wonderful, and supporting husband. I have a beautiful home, a supportive family, work that I ADORE... what more could I possibly ask for.

Here I am getting all worked up cause I have too many clients and so much work that I can't even handle it and life could just be soooo much worse. I LOVE my clients! I am one lucky girl! LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Yep... more of J-Man!

He's my only subject right now... but he sure is a cute one!!!

And this is the best that I get out of Ash lately! LOL
Every pic I take of her ALWAYS had her tongue in it... this phase too shall pass! ;)