Posted in Canada, Celebrations, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Happy Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery is the Canadian author of my favourite book series.


I use a quote from her books often, as it best describes what I blog about… anything that provides me with ‘scope for my imagination’.

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?”
– Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anne and Diana

Posted in Family, Grateful for

Grateful for this series of blog posts.

What I love about adding a ‘grateful for’ post each week is it allows me to ponder the week past, push the nagging stuff aside and focus on the important stuff.

Just like the saying “you are what you eat”…you are what you think. If you want to be happy and grateful, you have to mindfully decide each day to be happy. Look for the little moments that make the day. The shape of a cloud in a blue sky. The taste of your first sip of coffee. The giggle of a child in the next aisle.

This week I’m focusing on the birthday’s we celebrated. My littlest nephew turned 5 and my baby sister turned… a year more beautiful. It was wonderful watching my kids patiently play with their younger cousin. (and a little amusing to see how tired he made them!)

Kindly visit Colline’s blog to read about what she was grateful for this week.

edit: This post is my 500th!!!!! I can’t think of a better post to celebrate my bloggin journey! 

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Posted in Family, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Planning my son’s 13th birthday party.

Maybe the title should read PONDERING my son’s birthday, ‘cuz I’m just not sure what to do yet!!

My children’s birthdays are more like holidays to me. They’re big celebrations! More like Happy Birth-month vs birth-day! We celebrate with just us on the day of, then a family party and then a friend party. Sometimes we can’t do the birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant on the day of, so that’s another day!

When they were younger I’d go all out, picking a theme and decorating the whole house. My husband would make an elaborate theme cake .. that hasn’t changed. For a few years, he’d make two but now the kids make their own ‘friend’s cake’.

This year is a big birthday for our son, his 13th. I want to have a big themed party but I wonder.. Is it too ‘uncool’ (or whatever the “it” word is today).

Planning for his family party is more about the food. Making something that my family of “foodies” will find ok. I love food.. just not that into making it as they are.

The friend party …this is the dilemma. We need a theme but nothing too over the top. I also need something to do.. 13 year old boy fun but within the budget.

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So I turned to PINTEREST =)

Humm, maybe ‘Things that go bump in the night‘ theme?  They could watch scary movies and play the video games that scare me? And..

Glo bracletts I know they’re fun.

Monster cake?  Too ‘little kid; ??

We did zombie’s last year…

This would be fun??  It would be fun for us to watch at least =D