Tag: family

Our Skittles Experiment

Watch how we took something sweet and made it sweeter by lining it up with God’s Word!

7th Heaven

We’re in the city this week, so obviously we’re going to make daily a few Slurpee runs. Today the kids got the ingenious idea to grab some of the coffee sleeves for their slurpee cups because they were so cold that frostbite was a…

An Open Letter to Helene Hadfield

Dear Mrs. Hadfield; I want to sincerely thank you for sharing your husband with the world. It was ‘Music Monday’ and my kids came home humming “If you could see our nation, from the International Space Station’, I had no idea what they were…

S is for Selfless

If you’ve been following the blog, you know that we’re trying out a Summer Dare Chart inspired by Judy Moody.  If you read the first post in this series you know that I hate summer.  This summer has been better than most.  July flew by…

Summer {UN}Bummer

If you know me in real life you know that I hate summer.  As in capital H-A-T-E, hate summer.  When it’s -30 and everyone is talking about hibernating and vacays to warm destinations, I am on Cloud 9.  Conversely when it’s +30 and everyone…

Disney 2012

When I started this project I thought it would take me 2-4 months to complete.  I quickly learned that my estimated timeline was way off.  Almost 24 months later, I finally finished this project and now that my mom has it in her hands…

Worth 1,000 Words

As the end of the year draws near I get to reflecting.  It always begins with trying to figure out what to say in my Christmas Letter, (yup I write those).  Trying to figure out how to sum up the happenings of 365 days…

Cha-Ching. The Ways We Get Paid.

Stats say that for every one negative comment we hear, we need to hear 8 positive comments to outweigh it; and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I say a lot of negative things. “Stop that.” “Just Don’t” “Seriously?” “You’re so…

Survey Says….

Confession:  Family Feud is one of my all-time favourite game shows.  I haven’t watched a full episode in ages, but when I flick past the Game channel and it’s on I stop until someone complains. I feel validated when my response is on the…

Walk this Way

I love carousels.  I’m not exactly sure why, it’s just sitting still and going around in circles, but I’ve always enjoyed them.  My kids feel the same way and riding the Cinderella carousel at Magic Kingdom was definitely a high-light of our trip.  We rode…

Satisfaction Guaranteed?

“[DisneyWorld’s] competition is anyone who raises customer expectations- because if someone else satisfies customers better than [them], no matter what type of business, [they] suffer by comparison.” It happens all the time.  You see an entire family in co-ordinating outfits, no one is arguing,…

Pixie Dust

So I’m on this journey of becoming more structured and routined and disciplined. And like I mentioned in my last post, the beginning of new things often falls into the time-suck category, (which is why I’ve been away so long!).  I am not naturally…