Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky




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Monday, September 3, 2018

September 3rd Monday Madness Giveaway Linky




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Sunday, September 2, 2018

End of Summer Cottage Fun

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Every summer we try and make it to my aunt and uncles cottage in Golden Lake. We normally go up and spend the day, and come home after supper.  We did not have a chance to get there in June or July, and August was coming to an end. Last week, when we went to the beach, the kids were asking me about it, so I got in touch with my aunt to see if we could come for a visit.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Summer Week 9

Well, this is it - the final summer update. I am quite surprised at how fast this summer vacation flew by, although I know that I say that every year. As the kids get older, it seems to go by quicker and quicker.

Hubby was off this week; he took them for their back to school hair cuts at the beginning of the week, Mr. K turned 8, there were some epic nerf battles (with hubby and Mr. K, me and Mr. K, Mr. K and a friend), hubby got a brand new truck, Mr. K and I had some special errands to run on Thursday (one of them buying his cub scout uniform), and Mr. J and hubby went golfing. We had our annual visit to the Carp Custom Creamery for ice cream, and are finishing up by spending some time at my aunt and uncles cottage today.

As the kids get older, it is even more apparent to me how important it is to spend time together as a family. Playing board games, going for ice cream, seeing a movie, bike rides etc. It's not always about what interests us as parents, but spending time doing things that the kids like, even if it's not something we particularly enjoy.

School starts back in a couple of days, and while I am looking forward to having a bit more routine, it's just one year closer to them growing up and leaving home.  I am happy that they are growing and maturing, and seeing the changes makes me smile, but it's something that is bittersweet. They will always be my "babies", and I will always want to snuggle them and hold them like when they were young, but they don't seem to want that anymore.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Mr. K Turns 8!


Mr. K turned 8 years old earlier in the week. We had a birthday party on the weekend with a few of his friends (nerf fight, pizza and a pinata). On his actual birthday, the 4 of us went to see a movie, and then out to dinner. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

August 27th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky




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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Summer Week 8

Week 8 is over, and we are heading into our very last week of Summer vacation. It was our first week with no soccer for the kids, which meant we could actually go out and not have to worry about being home to get ready.