Today was one of those days
that I had a surprise day off so I
got to go and watch Zach play football.
They had 3 scrimmages.
His first game is in PA next week so I will
have to wait 2 weeks to see him play under the
lights at Gordie Howe.
Looking forward to a great football season!
Steve and Zach were doing their
fantasy football draft tonight.
They had people over
and they had my brother and friends on the xbox chat
and my cousin on FaceTime
and they were using the desktop.
Ashley had a friend over so I was left to my own devices.
Since I have been asked to be the official photographer
for my brother's wedding,
I took this opportunity to learn some of the
features on the camera.
I was quite impressed with
what I could create!
And then Zach came upstairs
and found the telephoto lens....
your manual will probably look just like mine
by the time the wedding rolls around!
I do love that camera though!
It was an uneventful day
and I was playing with the macro
lens on my camera.
I really enjoy succulents.
They are super easy and look great.
Our backyard has perfect conditions for them.
These are firesticks.
Hen & Her Chicks
My Gerbera Daisy looks like it's
taking a bow.
These flowers are such a dark purple
that they look black.
I hope to add more to my garden
Ashley's dance studio
performed 10 dances at
Rayna's Day Of Play today.
What an amazing fundraiser for
The Children's Wish Foundation!
There were even princesses there!
Ashley had 2 dances...
It was an awesome day!
Okay so the first photo is not a new one from today
but this is our trailer
and we are selling it.
It is a 2003 Bonair Tent Trailer.
These photos are new and
I would like you to have a look.
If you know anyone
that may be interested, please send them
to my blog and ask them to leave
a message with their email
so I can get back to them.
I could not decide which photo to choose today.
Steve brought me a new
Refresher from Starbuck's,
which was pretty awesome.
And then I actually got a photo
of my handsome son smiling
for a change.
I'm sure that you can understand
Tonight was the last performance for
Dance On The Saskatchewan.
Ashley thoroughly enjoyed dancing
for the past 3 Monday's and
she is sad it's over.
The stage was amazing!
As was this beautiful
this coming Sunday.
The girls will be performing their
and Tribal Dance.
It's so much fun when you realize that
there are some things that have
turned into a tradition.
This weekend is no exception.
A fire and wiener roast on the Saturday after my
brother & family brings Zach home
seems to be what we do.
This time, bacon was added to
the wieners for optimal flavour.
Another great night had by all.
I can't wait until next summer to do this
weekend all over again!
My children came home today!!!
My brother, SIL, niece, cousin, mom and dad
all came to bring them home and
are staying for the weekend.
Ashley and Cierra were quick to
get to the playing part
and went through Ashley's closet to put on a
fashion show for us.
Ashley was dancing at
Dance On The Saskatchewan
again this evening.
Steve and I walked across the University Bridge,
up Saskatchewan Cres.
across the Broadway Bridge
and back down Spadina to the Shakespeare tent.
It took 45 minutes at quite a quick pace.
It was a beautiful evening!
Wow, did Steve and I get a lot of
work done this week!
It really is amazing what can be accomplished when
you set out a plan and just jump right in with
We finished our yard projects today,
well with the exception of a little bit more weeding
around the edges.
Today we installed a new underground sprinkler,
turned over all of the dirt and
planted grass seed.
With a little patience and TLC
we should see grass soon enough!
Zach was up bright and early this morning
ready to head to Regina to
spend a week with his Uncle.
See how fast he was moving?
Shadow decided that he was going to
go with Zach too.
He had no interest in getting
off of the bag!
I know Zach will have a great time,
he always does!
We have decided to make the sandbox a little smaller
and increase the overall size of our yard.
It was a very long, hot day
but between Steve and I,
we got it done.
And now we will be adding
a sprinkler and seeding,
well another day because that was
enough for today!
A few of Ashley's dances were fortunate enough
to have been accepted to dance
on the Shakespeare stage
today, Aug 13 and 20th.
This photo is practice from this afternoon.
If you have the opportunity,
come out to support