I didn't know it would be my last day not being a mom...I didn't know you would be born the next day and change my world forever...20 years ago today, I was very pregnant, nervous about becoming a mom for the first time and not sure if I would have a clue what to do with you. One thing I knew for sure, was that you were going to be a girl, and that we would name you Amy Elizabeth :) I was nervous for the experience of childbirth and of the unknown land that lay ahead as you and I and daddy would stumble into familyhood one little step at a time. Fast forward 20 years, and yes, they do seem to have sped by in all reality, and here you and I are in this photo, mom and daughter, a love I had no idea I was capable of, nothing stronger then the overwhelming feeling of keeping you safe, keeping you by my side, just being able to hear and see you each and everyday, knowing that I will not only always have you as my daughter, but also as my friend. So on this last day of your teen years, I just want you to know, that although I may have made mistakes, done or said stupid things, and maybe caused you some grief along the way, there is no one in this world who will love you more, then me, because you are my girl, and you always will be xoxo
Sunday, August 21, 2011
today was a smaller shopping day and I only went to Pricesmart and the farm market, and I still contributed my whole afternoon to the process. You see, not only is it the shopping I dislike, and the amount of money it takes to feed a family of four, but it's the coming home with it and getting it all put away. Today it took me 2 hours once I got home to be able to say I was done. See, I'm a bit OCD when it comes to my home and everything has a place, and it's no different with my cupboards and my fridge. So when I get home with groceries, it's also clean the cupboards and fridge/freezer out of stale or expired food, and then the reorganization starts again. And once all of that is done, it's time to wash all my produce etc before I can then get it into containers or ziplocs to be stored properly. As you can see by my photos, containers are big for me and by the time I'm done, I usually have a large pile of packaging that I need to get into recycle. Today, I just wanted to document my process, lol.
all clean and ready to be cut up or packaged for the fridge.
Cupboards have everything handy and ready to go, crackers and cookies into containers, granola bars etc handy to grab for lunches and even some breads and buns in ziplocs for extra freshness.
and this is how I would love my fridge to be always, but since I am the only one in the house that actually cares about everything in it's place, I usually have to reorganize it many times throughout the week. :(
Yup just a bit OCD :)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Jordyn wanted to make us dessert the other night, and
since she has just learned how to boil water, lol, not that
basic, but scrambled eggs and pancakes, have been her
staple cooking items this summer, she wanted to try
to make us crepes. Now for those of you who have ever
attempted to make crepes, you know it can be tricky
getting them thin enought to call crepes, and also not
to break when you are flipping them. Well she did a great
job, maybe a tad bit thick, but still yummy, and inside,
she had Nutella, banana's and strawberry, so good.
Thanks Jordyn for an awesome dessert, can't wait to
taste other yummy things in the near future.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
and I went out and bought bikes today. And we
went on a 5 mile ride to get ourselves ready for
many more outings. Now you have to understand
that I haven't ridden a bike in probably 10 years
and I am in now way in shape, that on top of my
asthma and it's a miracle I made it back to the
truck at all. We did all of our riding in Tynehead
Park and it was also our hottest day of the year
so far at 28 degrees, so I think I can get a break
for the few times I had to stop for a break and the
times I had to walk my bike up hills. I only had to
stop once to use my inhaler, so that was a plus.
And then there is Tim, who smokes, who just
went on his merry way, not really too hot, or too
tired and who patiently waited for me to catch up.
Like he said later, he's just happy to have me out on
a bike and on the trails with him, isn't he sweet.
Tomorrow we tackle Mud Bay, but first thing in the
morning, before it gets too hot.