Thursday, July 31, 2008


I saw this cool thing on this blog here. It's a fun program
called Wordle that automatically chooses
words at random that have you have posted on your blog.
Kinda cool to see some of the words that have popped up.

Here's the site to make your own.

2 Peas Thursday Blogger Challenge

Feel free to join us if you blog

10 unfinished projects hanging over my head

Good challenge - Perhaps if I post these I'll actually get the motivation to work on some of them.
1. Gord's Christmas present
2. Niagara Falls album
3. I haven't scrapped in Emily's album for over a month
4. I haven't scrapped in Amber's album forever
5. my all about me album
6. the milk jug I am tole painting
7. the bird house tole painting for my dining room
8. I only have 1 of 4 tv trays tole painted
9. I need to finish the sweater I am knitting
10. I need to work on my cross-stiching

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Has anyone seen my Mojo???

It seems this past little while that my mojo has gone missing. I'm not sure where it went to but I do know it's lost. If anyone has seen it anywhere please let me know. I think about creating daily but can't get myself motivated enough to create anything. I have all these ideas in my head for page ideas but can't seem to get myself making even one of them. The ideas are there just not the motivation to create any of them. I seem to spend all my time re-organizing my digital supplies instead of even getting started on any projects. I think I need help.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beautiful Sunday 27/07/08

Beautiful Sunday 27/07/08, originally uploaded by dynamo_momof2.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Day on Loon Island

On Tuesday, we spent the day on Loon Island near Portland. Being with family was great! Altogether it was my mom, her cousin David, his wife Margaret, the girls, Gord and myself. We had so much fun playing and relaxing on the Island and being in the water. While I was in the water with the girls my boyfriend Gord took awesome pictures of us just having fun. It is so nice to actually have pictures of me being with the girls instead of being the one behind the camera. I love that I can see the interactions and the love between the girls and I. I got quite the laugh though looking at the pictures he had taken as there were a few close-ups of my ass.
Here's Emily after finding the swing.

David took Emily for a kayak ride around the Island - so cool - the girls have been talking about going in a kayak all summer (probably becasue mommy has mentioned a few times that someday she'd like to own one.)

The girls loved jumping off the raft and climbing on the surfboard. They are getting so brave this summer.

Amber on the swing.
Emily getting hugs from mommy in the water.

Mommy splashing.

Me & Amber

Emily practicing her paddling.

David & Amber in the kayak.

Love this one Gord took - love how the paddles cross.

Amber getting the hang of paddling the kayak.

Amber practicing swimming with no life jacket.

Amber & Mommy

My Mom & Margaret

Amber has become quite fond of the ipod this summer - she even had to take it to the island.Emily pouting becasue it's Amber's turn with the ipod.

Wordless Wednesday 23/07/08

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gord got a trip to Ohip last week and I was lucky enough to get to go along for the ride. Here is a picture I took when Gord was getting the truck ready for us to leave. I am loving how this shot turned out.

Loved seeing all the beautiful farms and farm land along the way.

Near Hamilton, Ontario.

I was amazed to see so many acres of these beautiful grape vines.

The truck parked at a rest stop.

Entering Pennsylvania.

The driving instructions warned us to watch out for horse & buggies in the town where his load was going. These are so beautiful

Another farm - loving the sky in this shot.

I was surprised to see so many places in the United States flying the American Flag. I think this is wonderful. More people in Canada should be proudly flying the Canadian Flag.

I love this shot!!

So pretty.

A huge ship in the water near Hamilton Ontario.

This is one of the stadiums in Buffalo.

Gord driving.

These gorgeous old cars passed us near Buffalo.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Favorite Things Saturday 19/07/08

One of my new favorite things is going in the truck with Gord. I love that I am getting to see so many new places and new sights. I also love that i am getting this special time with Gord to get to know him better.

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Job Status - I QUIT!!

Well... after 2 hours at my new job I quit. It's not how I had planned my first day. It was actually a big disappointment. Turns out the contract was not just customer service & billing like I was led to believe but was actually a debt recovery contract. Yuck! I realize that lots of people do this job and I am sure some even like it. But not me. I think I would feel bad for each and every customer I called. I would feel like I was bothering them. And the first time a customer yelled at me I know I would probably cry. This is just not a job I could ever see myself doing. Ever. So now I am once again unemployed.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Got A New Job

I have been unemployed since November and just found out Friday that I got hired for a new job and start on Monday. I have lots of mixed feelings about this. I am a single mom so I really do need an income coming in to support my little girls. I know that the responsible thing is to work and make money. Problem is these past six months being home to parent my girls has been amazing. I have loved every minute of being there for them all the time. I love being there for every part of there day. I am going to miss all the little things of everyday. I do not really like the fact that they will be taken care of by someone else. I guess I am just feeling a little bit of mom guilt that I need to be here for them. I am looking forwards to starting training though tomorrow and finding more about the job. I do know it is for an inbound call center doing telephone customer service. But that's all I know. They would not tell me the contract I will be working on until I sign my contract tomorrow. I guess I am just feeling nervous that I will not like it. Having been a stay-at-home mom for the past six months it is going to be a huge change for me to start back in the workforce. Like I said lots of mixed emotions.

Beautiful Sunday 13/07/08

Beautiful Sunday 13/07/08, originally uploaded by dynamo_momof2.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Favorite Things Saturday 12/07/08

One of my favorite things is going to the car races. I especially love the racing on the dirt tracks. There is just something magical for me about going to the races ... the sounds, the smell, the dirt flying everywhere, even the crappy canteen food. I love every minute of it!!!

So what do you think?

I was really bored this morning and decided I was totally sick and tired of the look of my blog. I would love to learn how to personalize my blog like a scrapbook page but can't seem to find instructions anywhere on how to do that. Instead I found this cute template. Changes are nice once in awhile.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Isn't it wonderful!! The other night Amber picked up my camera and asked if she could take some pictures. I said sure and off she went. She probably spent a good twenty minutes with that camera walking around the house snapping away and then she asked if she could go outside. She said she wanted to take some pictures of nature. Later after the girls went to bed I put the pictures onto the computer and was pleasantly surprised at the little things she captured. Then I came across this photo and just said "WOW." It is so beautiful and I am just awed at the eye that she has for simple things full of beauty. Just makes my heart jump at the love I have for this little girl.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What's going through my head ... right now

There is just so much going through my head tonight I had to try and put it down somewhere so I can stop thinking so much. Here's what's running around in my head:

#1 - Just discovered Amber (my oldest) has an absolute love for National Geographic. She and I have just had the best hour sitting down on the couch cuddling and pouring through my latest National Geographic magazine. She looked seriously at each and ever picture and wanted me to read all the captions. It was amazing watching the passion and interest coming out in her. Don't know why I never thought to do this sooner. She seems to have a fascination with what else there is in the world.

#2 - I am a slob!! I'm not meaning just a little slob I mean a huge gigantic like my house is a right-off slob. My new boyfriend Gord spent over an hour with me today tackling my kitchen. It was my mess - not his but he still wanted to be here to help me clean it up because he knew it was stressing me out. What a sweetheart. Man I am falling more and more in love with him everyday.

#3 - Gord left after dinner tonight for Wisconsin in the truck. He should be back Friday but I do worry about him all alone on the road. I'll be wishing for him to come home safely.

#4 I am still in awe over the kittens. I could seriously sit and watch the relationship developing between them and Zoey. They are all doing well and have had a quiet day feeding and sleeping. One little guy tried climbing out of their bed though but Zoey watched it closely. Too cute.

My Zoey had her kittens...

Well I am pleased to announce that our family has just grown by 4 new members. Our cat Zoey had her kittens on Monday night. I have loved Zoey since the minute I saw her in the pet store. Her coloring is beautiful but that's not just it. There was something about her that just tugged on my heart and I had to have her. Zoey has been my constant companion - there with me when times are good or bad. Always at my side. She ripped the window screen a couple of months ago and ran away - came home pregnant. At first I was ticked because I had only wanted her to be an indoor cat and I did not want more cats but as she grew and I watched her change I developed a whole new appreciation for her. In front of my eyes she was becoming a little mommy with living things moving inside her. it was almost magical watching her grow and change. I have a whole new appreciation for her after watching her give birth. She did so good and instantly took to mothering the kittens. There are 4 new kittens in all - one with her coloring on the back with white around her front legs, one is a beige-orange color, one black with white around it's nose and white stripes across it's back and one that is mostly black with a little white. They are so adorable, so tiny... so beautiful. My girls are so excited and have been asking non-stop when they can play with the kittens. They have each already picked the one they are keeping and have already named them. I told the girls that they could each keep one and that we would give the others away to good homes. Each moment I watch them though, I fall in love with each and every one of them. I think by the end it may be almost impossible to give any away. I thought I loved Zoey so much already but now I love her even more - I love seeing her in the role of mommy.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...