Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Treadmill Tuesday

After almost 2 months of feeling just blah, I am finally feeling like myself again. When I googled my strange symptoms one of the things I read was that it could be a vitamin B12 deficiency and so I started taking vitamins every day. I'm not sure if that was what the issue was or whether it was something else that has now gone away but I've been feeling really good lately. With Kaden at hockey, Kezia working, and Conrad doing the hockey pickup after work I decided to see if I could get in 2 miles...and I did. It took almost 27 minutes but I did it! It felt pretty good.

When I first started feeling bad then I prayed that my symptoms would be manageable. And they did. I am feeling so much better lately and I am so thankful. I'm still going to take that MRI when it finally comes up but until then I will just enjoy this improved energy!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello Monday!

Hello Monday!
Hello first day of a new semester for Kezia and Kaden.
Hello (and thank you Conrad) captured memory of the occasion:

Hello quiet ride to school for me and Kaden.
Hello new week for me.
Hello routines well established.
Hello half way through this school year.

Hello basketball photos needed.
Hello stopping at the grade 7&8 game where none of my offspring were playing.
Hello paparazzi.
Hello big check on the yearbook to do list.

Hello Slurpee owed for Kaden's goal.
Hello even in these temperatures.

Hello Baked Potato soup 
Hello menu planned for the week:

Hello Kezia working.
Hello quiet evening at home.
Hello Monday.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Fortunately, Kaden's team is back to full strength with no injuries or suspensions.
Unfortunately, it means less playing time for Kaden since there are 18 guys on the team.

Fortunately, I had my phone camera up and ready to go as Kaden scored the 4th goal of the game.
Unfortunately, I had my setting on photo and not video and just got this:

Fortunately, Kaden had a few other chances.
Unfortunately, his didn't score on all the other chances I did get on video.

Fortunately, lots of Kaden's teammates did get a chance to score during this game.
Unfortunately, 12 goals might seems like overkill!

Fortunately, not all of the 12 goals were scored by the same few people.
Unfortunately, the other team was slaughtered with a final score 12-4.

Fortunately, it was a pretty clean game.
Unfortunately, they let the time run at the end and Kaden got even less playing time.

Fortunately, the game ended in time for Kaden to come home and shower before the Mexico meeting.
Unfortunately, he missed church.

Fortunately, I was able to FaceTime Kiandra this afternoon.
Unfortunately, when she sees this she is going to say "Why did you post this picture of me right after a shower?!"

Fortunately, after my phone died we were able to continue the conversation on Conrad's phone.
Unfortunately, his phone had a mishap this afternoon and cracked. :(

Fortunately, it still works.
Unfortunately, the "warranty" we bought requires a $200 deductible which means it would be cheaper just to fix it on our own. 

Fortunately, this has been a great busy weekend.
Unfortunately, it is coming quickly to an end. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tie game!

At soccer this evening, the other team scored two quick goals against Kezia's team and it wasn't looking good for them. However, they played hard:

...took chances...

...and ended up tying the game 2 all!

Kezia has so much fun with her team. It's hard to believe that there are only a few games left in their regular season.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday 5

Five Techie things I am loving right now:

Kiandra set this up in my phone before she left. On Monday when I heard that she had arrived then I asked her to send me the street address so that I could look it up on google maps and "see" where she was going to be living for the next 3 months. She told me to just use the app to find out where she was...so I did. How cool to see exactly where she was!

Truthfully, I don't really understand snap chat. Why would I take a picture just to know it will disappear??!! But, my kids love snap chat and being on snap chat gives me a chance to view their stories and peek into their daily lives. Now that Kiandra is away and our time difference is about 7 hours I wake up each morning with a "snap" or 2 or 3! waiting for me on my phone. I can glimpse what her day has been like so far. Against snap chat etiquette I often screen shot my kids' snaps so that I can look at them again. :)

3. Facetime

How awesome it was to be able to talk live to Kiandra on Monday as she adjusted to the time change and was awake at 3:00 am during our evening. It was fun to get a tour of her room, hear her voice, and know that she was settling in nicely. 

With Kiandra out of the country and her phone plan being from here at home, I thought we would just have to email each other instead of texting. I'm so thankful for this app that allows us to still text, send photos and videos, and get instant notifications just like regular texting. As long as Kiandra is on wifi I can text her just like I would if she were at home. 

5. Blogger

I've been using blogger to record our family journal for years. Kiandra, knowing that she would have a pretty adventurous start to 2016 decided to start her own photo a day blog. What a treat it has been to see her daily photos as she records her every day moments. (You can check out her photo blog here)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dress like a Lumberjack Day

As part of our "Camp Read S'more" theme for "I Love to Read" month we had a dress like a lumberjack day! It was plaid all around the school!

Kaden gave me a good idea when I mentioned that it probably wouldn't be appropriate for me to bring an axe to school...

I work with awesome people:

For supper, I didn't stray too far from the outdoorsy theme for the day when I made Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice soup with Bannock.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Change of Plans

Kaden was supposed to have a hockey game this evening but the other team was short players and so they forfeited the game. Kaden's coach used the ice time for a practice and so Conrad and I dropped the van off for Kezia at church for her to come home after kids club and then had a mini froyo date at Menchies:

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