Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is Here!

This past December we painted our back wall with chalkboard paint. I had all these great intentions on changing the board each month or season but we've been a little preoccupied. So Merry Christmas finally came down 3 weeks ago. Now we have welcomes spring to our home. And I finally did the chalkboard today. We are huge Charlie and Lola fans. And since it took me awhile to get Christmas down. I went with spring instead of Easter (it can stay up much longer). So here is our board. Happy Spring! It's here at laaaaaaaast. As Lola would say.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Believing that it's Warmer!

Today we embraced the warm weather. When you live in Alberta anything above zero makes you think and feel like it's summer! So we go to the park, eat popsicles, wear sandals, and if your name is Julia you wear a swimsuit outside. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take a pic. So being as ambitious as we are we decided to get some KFC and go out again, just as it's getting cooler. Oh and you wear your sandals. And if your Julia you still wear your swimsuit, just underneath your clothes.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011


I have three different outlooks on the word "Change"

1st Change can be exciting, something we look forward to, like the seasons, our children's milestones or great trips and vacations. Sometimes we see change as a positive thing.

2nd Like Marvin J. Ashton said, "There is a tendency to think of change as the enemy. Many of us are suspect of change and will often fight and resist it before we have even discovered what the actual effects will be. When change is thought through carefully, it can produce the most rewarding and profound experiences in life." Sometimes we dread change or are scared of it but it can be a good thing.

3rd Sometimes, even with making good choices and being good people, unexpected things can happen. And the "Change" that is happening is not our choice. It Sucks!

But for whatever reason we grow from all three of these types of "Change". Whether the "Change" or the experience is for our own good, loved ones or people we have yet to meet. We go through these changes so we can find compassion and hopefully to become a better person.

Our family has gone through some "Change". I would say it's the 3rd type of "Change". My least favorite. We've had no say in it. But for whatever reason it's happened and we are looking for the positives of this "Change".

I have been avoiding our family blog. Trying to figure out how or if I should say something. Some of you already know, but I know others of you don't. So I just want to share with you simply that our pregnancy has had some complications and we won't be having the privilege of welcoming another little person into our family. We are doing okay and it's bringing us closer together.

So whatever the reason is for going through this "Change"; I know that I'm looking to become a better wife, mother and person because of them.