283 of 365 - Happy Anniversary To You.......

Dad & Mom were
Dance Central on Kinect.
It's so great to see them
sharing a dance
on their
Happy Anniversary,
we love you!

282 of 365 - Meet Divot

Isn't she so cute?
My mom and dad just got her
and she is so sweet!
She is a 5 year old 
King Cavalier.

281 of 365 - Disassembling

After our company left this morning,
we hauled out all of
the boxes and within 2 hours
all of the Christmas
decorations have been 
put away for yet 
another year.

280 of 365 - Turner Plumbing

Glen decided that our
leaky tap needed to be fixed
Him and Steve went and
got the parts and now
the tap isn't
leaking anymore.
Are you sure you can't 
stay longer,
I'm sure we could
find more things to fix?!
Thanks Glen!

279 of 365 - Teaching Grandma

Grandma asked Ashley
to help her out with
a few things on the
They are both working 
very patiently
with each other!
Thanks for helping

278 of 365 - Boxing Day Surprise

Today Steve's Mom & Dad
came to visit and they
brought our nephew
with them!
We had no idea he
was coming
and it was a very nice 
It's great to have you all here!

276 of 365 - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

Every year,
 since the kids were small,
Steve has read 
"Twas The Night Before Christmas".
I had a moment this evening
when Zachary asked
if Dad was still reading it before
they went to bed.
It's wonderful to see
that the small things really 
do matter.

275 of 365 - Happy Holidays To Me

Once today was finally over,
I made myself a 
Bailey's Martini and had
a drink to celebrate
the fact that I am officially
on Christmas Holidays!
Let the relaxing begin!

274 of 365 - So Thankful For The Help

If you've ever made thumbprint cookies
you will know that they
are an awful lot of work!
I was so very thankful that Ashley
was so willing to help me
this afternoon.
While she was 
rolling and thumbprinting,
I got the date squares made.
Thanks Ashley!
I think that's it for
Christmas baking!

273 of 365 - They Look So Tasty!?!

Since my photo yesterday was
naked gingerbread men,
I figured today I should post
a photo of them all
dressed for the holidays!
The kids had so much fun and 
they worked very hard
making them look beautiful!

272 of 365 - Gingerbread Men

I had to get my 
gingerbread men 
made today so they are
ready for my kids to
decorate tomorrow.
I quadrupled my recipe so that
each child can decorate
at least 3 cookies.
They love to take some home!

271 of 365 - Shovel, Shovel, Shovel

Ashley took over Zach's
shovelling job
at the neighbours house
since he has gone
to visit his Uncle's
and grandparents for the week.
She did a great job!

270 of 365 - Popcorn And A Movie (Or Two)!

We actually had a chance
to sit down tonight and watch
not 1 but 2 movies!
We plan on doing this 
a few more times
before the end of the
Christmas break.

269 of 365 - Dance Party!!

Ashley, Jenna and Cynthia were
 having a dance party
this evening!
"Just Dance" 
is an awesome game!
So much fun
for a Friday night!

268 of 365 - Ornaments

This year, 
as part of my daycare children's gifts,
I put their names on glass ornaments.
I still have to put ribbon on them but I
think that they turned out so good!
I will be hanging them on my tree
along with their other gift
and they will be able to take them
home on the last day before break.

267 of 365 - Oh Christmas Tree.........

The sun was shining on the tree
this afternoon and I
was inspired.
It looked so beautiful!
I was loving the shadow on the wall
behind the tree too.

266 of 365 - December Showers Bring........

An unbelievable amount of
It has been raining,
I said raining,
for a few hours and it's
supposed to turn into snow
later tonight.
I'm not too sure how anyone
is expected to actually
leave their houses

265 of 365 - Only 100 Left!!!

Ashley got to go to the
kid's Christmas party for
Steve's work today.
Steve took her to that while
I went to Zach's last high school
curling game.
We all had fun even though
we went in separate directions!
As an aside -
I only have 100 photos left!
I'm so proud of myself so far!

264 of 365 - Perfect Winter Dinner

After a day of -28
temperature, coming home from
curling to a pot of 
homemade stew was

263 of 365 - Driving?!?!

After Zach and Steve were finished
round 2 of shovelling
for the day, 
Steve let Zach pull the truck back
into the driveway!
He did AWESOME!!
I was hiding in the house,
behind the Christmas tree taking

262 of 365 - Baking, Baking, Baking

I started my Christmas baking
today. I started with butter tarts and
over the next few days I plan on
making shortbread, date squares,
ginger snaps and gingerbread men for
the kids to decorate.
There may be a few more added but this is
my plan for now!

261 of 365 - Candles

Nothing exciting today -
just a shot to post!
It was one of those very
kinds of day today.

260 of 365 - Knights Of Columbus Carol Festival

We went to see the school choir 
perform this evening
at the choir festival.
It was 2 hours filled with beautiful
Christmas music sang by the choirs
from the catholic schools.
The choir from Ashley's school
was the smallest group and yet they
produced just as much sound 
as the larger choirs!
Thanks for a great evening Ashley!

259 of 365 - Text Me!

This boy wouldn't know what to
do without his phone!
I do believe it may
be attached to his hands.
He is texting from the
time he gets up in the morning
to the time he goes to bed.
Seemed like a good photo for today!

258 of 365 - Christmas Crafts

Since the kids didn't have school
today, we made some of our
crafts. Santas and gingerbread men!
The kids will all get to take them home on their 
last day before Christmas.
There are still a few more to be made
so I will have many santa's hanging in my landing.
Aren't they the cutest
Santa's ever?

257 of 365 - Super Cheesy Meatball Pizza

The kids have a new
favorite pizza -
Super Cheesy Meatball!
After a little hesitation
Steve and I realized that it is
actually quite good.
Super easy dinner tonight!

256 of 365 - Christmas Candy

We always had these candies
in the house, 
at Christmas time,
when I was growing up.
When I saw them in the store
I really needed to have them.
They look pretty and 
they taste pretty good too!

255 of 365 - Job Hazard

I suppose it was bound to
happen. With all of the children
having really bad colds for the past few weeks,
I knew that I should have it soon.
On the bright side,
this means I won't be sick
over Christmas!

254 of 365 - Cookie Dough

Our cookie dough order arrived
Good thing I had the stroller
or there would have been a problem
getting it all home!!!

253 of 365 - You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry........

The kids are starting to get
very excited and there are still
24 days until Christmas!
It's time to break out the old
Christmas shows
and crafts
to keep them all occupied.

252 of 365 - By The Light Of The Tree

I love Christmas
for so many reasons.
I especially love when I am the only
one awake and I can sit and enjoy
my coffee by the light of the tree.
This time is when I find myself
reflecting on the past and being
thankful for all that we have.
Really, it's the perfect
time of day!

251 of 365 - The Love of a Brother

After supper Zach and Ashley
decided to have a little
wrestling match!
As you can see, Zach had the
upper hand
but Ashley really thought she was
I love it when they get along!

250 of 365 - Rider Pride Chocolate Fountain

Zachary and Ashley
really wanted a green chocolate
fountain to go with our Grey Cup supper.
I bought green melting chocolate and
the kids got to enjoy their
"Rider Pride"
As far as the game goes -

249 of 365 - Deck The Halls ..........

We decorated the house today.
Zachary and Ashley
both wondered if the tree
was smaller this year!
Sorry kids, the tree is still
the same size
it's always been,
it's you that have grown taller.  

248 of 365 - Strays

I just don't understand....
they go in as a pair
and come out single!!
(Sounds like a bad country song!)

247 of 365 - Outside Christmas Lights - Check!

We turned on the lights this week.
They look so pretty
in the snow!
I believe we will be putting
up the rest of the decorations
this weekend.
I just can't wait 
any longer!!

246 of 365 - Kiwi

Zach's snack looked so good today
that I decided it was 
photo worthy
and then I had one for myself!

245 of 365 - It's What You Believe In Your Heart!

Because last year
was the last year
she believed
that gifts come from the
North Pole.
And this year
she knows
that gifts really come from
 the heart.

244 0f 365 - Sundog

It is supposed to get down
to -30 this week!
I can believe this just by
looking at this amazing sundog.
Welcome to winter!

243 of 365 - Green Is The Color!!!

Sing along if you know the words!

"Green is the color,
football is the game,
we're all together 
and winning is our aim,
so cheer us on through the sun and rain,
Saskatchewan Roughriders
is our name!"

242 of 365 - "Believe in Me"

Ashley was practicing her lyrical
dance in the living room tonight.
They are dancing to 
"Believe In Me"
and it is going to be 

241 of 365 - First High School Report Card!

Right now I am 
of Zach!
He brought home his first
 high school repot card today and
He has got a 93% average!
He has never had these kinds of
Congratulations and
keep up the great work Zach!

240 of 365 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas..........

Holy Snow!!!
This overhang of snow is bound
to fall on someone's
head before the end of the day!
It looks kind of pretty
and I think we may even turn the 
lights on tonight!

239 of 365 - School Zone

I do have a purpose for this post.
This morning, when Ashley was patrolling,
a car was going to fast for the snowy conditions 
(plus the fact they were in a school zone)
and couldn't stop in time.
Ashley almost got hit by this car but was, 
paying attention and jumped out of the way.
I'm not entirely sure why this person couldn't see
Ashley standing out in the street.
She had on a bright yellow vest and had
a large red STOP sign in her hand!
Please, slow down 
and respect the rules of the road!

238 of 365 - My 80's Girl

Ashley had an 
"80's" day
at school today!
She was so excited to be able to wear
her halloween costume again.
This is an outfit that she's
comfy in and I'm happy that
she got to wear it to school!

237 of 365 - Mandarin Oranges

One of my favorite things about the
Christmas season are
the oranges!
When I was pregnant with Ashley,
I ate a whole box in one day!
Yes, she does love them too
and no, I didn't ever get
sick of them.
This is definitely a staple
in our house until the end of

236 of 365 - Day of Wins

Team Turner won their first
game in the Under 17 league today.
The final score was
4 - 3.
Apparently it was a winning
kind of day - 

235 of 365 - Frosty Morning

The frost was beautiful this
Steve and I headed down
to River Landing so I could take some
pictures and we ended up
over by the 
 I took quite a few
and I was tempted to post more
but this was my favorite.

234 of 365 - Jenna & Ashley Creations

Jenna & Ashley had the crafting bug today!
They came to me this morning
and asked if they could make lip gloss
so off we went to
Wal Mart.
They successfully made 24 pots of lip gloss!
Chocolate, Chocolate-Mint, Strawberry, 
Orange-Pineapple, Lime, 
Fruit Fiesta and
I used vinyl to label the pots so the girls
can tell which one they are using.