Friday, August 21, 2015


(July)I have always had a difficult time with  change. I found it very annoying to start being a school Mom. I was also a new mom to three, and getting used to my new schedule a bit irritating. Over the past year, as we do, I got used to the pick ups and the drop offs, and our new schedule became my norm. I loved hearing all of the neat things Hudson was learning and I had fun getting to know all of his cute school mates. Being a school Mama became really fun and rewarding.
Then, it came time for change again. I had such a super hard time with the end of the school year. I am so sad about not seeing Mrs. Nikolau any more, or all of the little cuties in Hudson's class. I miss hearing about Hudson's adventures. I say that knowing that Having my boy in full day school will be an equally difficult challenge. I know I will miss him, and hate the early mornings.

A. Blair McPherson is now familiar to me, and Hudson, so it will be a bit challenging to get my boy off to a new school next year as well.

At the beginning of June, we received our miracle and were able to sell our condo. Freakishly, many things aligned for us, and that same week we signed with a builder to build a home in Beaumont.
We are so so excited to live in our forever home, but again, all of the change stresses me out a bit.
We have always loved the community feel of Beaumont, and feel it is a great fir for our family. Hudson will start grade one at the Colonial Estates school, in French Immersion. Our new home will not be completed until the end of January, so I will be driving Hudson to his new school each day.

Just this past week we finished all of the selections for our house and it has been so much fun. Pinterest has been my best friend and worst enemy. I have known what I would pick for a while, but definitely had a hard time with the fireplace and some of the kitchen choices. Yesterday when we got our final tally, I realized I miscalculated our budget by 10k and accidentally went over by that amount. I was so surprised we were doing so well with our budget haha, oops.. Too late to change anything now:)

The designer, Cheryl who we worked with was just the absolute best. Shane took the back seat to most of the design stuff, so Cheryl and I became buds! Yesterday, we asked Cheryl when she thought they would start digging, when she looked up our file, she thought we already had a hole, so we went by and we DID! It was so exciting! I made Shane get out and take a picture with the hole-haha. Our house is already a bit a head of schedule, so we may be in before the end of the year-ahhhhhh!

Shane had this past week off so we decided to take the boys down to Drumheller and the Calgary Zoo. Travelling with kids, is fun, but crazy at the same time. We stayed at the Sheraton Cavalier water slide hotel with the boys and between all of us, no one got very much sleep. With Fletcher still being young, we have just tried to do Staycation stuff, close to home, but next year we are hoping to do a bigger trip. I loved being at the Zoo with the boys. The weather was perfect, and the Zoo really is world class. We snacked on lots of popcorn and treats, learned about animals and enjoyed the perfect weather. We really have had so many wonderful nice hot days this summer it has been great!

Earlier on in the week, I also took the boys to the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Telus World of Science. Cooper was so adorable talking to all of the dinosaurs, and digging for fossils. Hudson preferred the ore hands on body exhibit, and was pretty stuck on getting his own lab coat and safety glasses from the gift shop. At the end of the day Hudson whipped out a dinosaur bone or tooth of some sort from his pocket. I gasped, as I thought he took it from one of the skeletons on display. I told him we had to return it and we boogied back to where he "found" it. He kept assuring me that "no one was using it" so it was fine! When we returned, there were a couple of girls at the table he took it from. Hudson showed them the tooth, and they literally yelped with joy! The girl shouted "You found the missing Veloceraptor tooth"!!!! They were so happy and treated him like a King, until they asked him where he found it, realizing, he found it exactly where it was supposed to be! How embarrassing!!! It was a good teaching moment I suppose!

The boys have also enjoyed going out to some movies:) We have taken them to see the Minion movie and the "Feelings" movie-I forget what it is really called haha!
They have enjoyed multiple park visits, The trampoline park, swimming, and playing on our water slide in our backyard. To be fully honest it has been a lot of work  to keep these guys busy. Cooper would be happy doing whatever, playing lego, playing with playdough, coloring, watching shows... whatever, and Hudson, would be content to play video games ALL DAY LONG!

Between my etsy shop, Shane's contract, and meetings with our builder, we have been busy!
At the beginning of July, the boys got to go to Auntie Jodie's house, then to Grandma and Grandpa's place for a day. Fletcher stayed home with me, but when we picked the kids up, Fletcher got a terrible flu. The next week, that flu passed through each of us! It was a nasty one! Thank goodness it was fast and everyone felt better quickly:)

We have just been doing our best this summer to stay busy(keep Hudson from playing video games all day) and spend time together! My heart has truly been touched watching my boys become better friends. We sure love summer!!

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