Monday, May 24, 2010

sophia's mountain getaway

while chris and i have been packing and loading up our pod sophia has been having the time of her life with her auntie extraordinaire!! check out my sister's blog for all the fun :) i miss my girl!! we will be reunited tomorrow morning. thank goodness. any longer and i don't think i could take it. thank you auntie sara we could not have accomplished our move without you!!!

2 more days before we move!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

final countdown

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somebody is excited!!

we will be leaving on the 26th and driving to chris' parents for a couple days before we venture towards our final destination.

sophia will be blissed out.

my amazing moms and babies group (that we joined when sophia was 3 months old) blessed sophia with a portable dvd player and a caillou dvd!!

caillou is sophia's drug of choice. she is addicted. i have a love/hate relationship with him. but he keeps my girl quiet and happy when needed!!

they also gave me a gift card to my favorite spot to!! they know me too well :) thanks so much you guys! you really mean the world to me!

my church moms with little ones group surprised me with a large custom mug that they all wrote personal messages on and i will cherish it always!! love those girls!!

my generous friend jeannie threw us a big bbq shindig at her place last weekend to say one last farewell before we move. it was nice to have both my mommy groups mix and mingle. these girls changed my life forever and i love them sooo much!!!

how special do i feel right now?? i have amazing, amazing friends, i am one lucky girl!!

our pod container just arrived.

this is it, time to fill 'er up!!

sophia is staying the weekend with auntie sara so we can get down to business without distractions. what will we do without our auntie sara?! words aren't even big enough to describe the love we have for her!

must go before chris catches me on the computer and not packing ;)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

jump for joy

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6 more days until we move!

mommy may be full of mixed emotions but sophia is nothing but excited to go live at grama and grampa's. we are in the midst of crazy, messy packing. sophia keeps saying..."im gonna bring this to grama's"..."i need that at grampa's house"...."i can watch that movie at grama and grampa's". so cute!! if she see's a toy on tv or a movie she wants to watch and i tell her "we don't have that toy/movie"....her reply matter of factly is "i can have that at grama's". hahaha! my response is "well maybe, we'll see" sorry g & g! i swear i didn't teach her that. her old stand by response was "mom, we go buy that at the store?" oh if it was only that easy sophia!


anyways she is excited and chris and i are excited!! i get my dream white cabinet kitchen, just on a smaller scale, which i am totally cool with!! the bigger the house the bigger the mess!

i love simplifying.

i don't have a lot of time to post or visit. just wanted to get some cute pics up of my sophia for her grama's and grampa's. had to get your photo fix in for you!

also, i just need to add that sophia is awesome. she is blooming every day. two and a half is a very sweet age. there may be attitude and meltdowns but the sweetness trumps it all. i could not be more in love with my daughter.

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peace out xo

Thursday, May 13, 2010

so much to say... hard to put it in writing.

lately i have been feeling so many emotions. so much is going on yet i am having a hard time articulating what i am feeling.

happiness, sadness, feeling sure about our decision, feeling unsure about our decision, excited for all the great happy times to come, feeling sad to leave all the great and happy times we have had.

i have never in my life felt so many mixed emotions. i am sure i sound like a broken record.

i don't think i have told you my plan here on the blog. my friends and family know the plan but my dear bloggy friends don't.

the plan is that we are moving back home. back home as in my parents suite. we will go from being far away to being very close.

the "suite"as we call it was basically a large room with a half bathroom. there was a one car garage attached as well that they used for storage. the suite is connected to the house on ground level but has it's own seperate entrance.

my amazing, awesome, most generous dad is building it into a proper apartment for us.

my talented sister sara designed the plans for a two bedroom, one bathroom and kitchen suite.

ernest a man from my parents church has been helping my dad for the last week do the plumbing and installing the shower and all the not so fun behind the scenes stuff. the stuff that takes the most time and energy yet you don't really see the results. thank you ernest!!

there will be more amazing people helping my dad finish the suite. my parents are incredible people and they have friends that are willing to take time out of their lives to help them and to help our family. we are blessed beyond measure.

i think that is why i am finding it hard to put just how much this means to me in writing. it is just so amazing.

i cant wait to be there!! sophia is going to be blissful living at my parents, enjoying the garden and playing in the life size playhouse they have in the backyard. i look forward to all the memories that will be made.

this morning i had a bite of froot loops. i haven't eaten froot loops since i was ten.

for fun chris bought sophia those mini boxes of cereal. the kind you would buy to go camping.

the point of this froot loop flashback is this. i took one bite of the froot loops and i was instantly whisked back to sitting at my grandparents white kitchen table while on summer vacation in california. sitting there with my sisters and my cousins eating our froot loops and counting down the minutes until we could go jump in their pool. i have so many memories from my grandparents home. i could write novels about all the memories i have.

i know sophia is only two but i think about all the great memories she is going to have with her grandparents. simple things like froot loops. except it will probably be oats or some natural organic cereal because my parents dont really do froot loops, haha!

i am thrilled to get to this next place in our life and sad to say goodbye to my amazing friends here.

broken record, i know.

and on a side note...

i seem to forget to pick up my camera these days. sophia is not a fan. she really makes it quite difficult to get any great photos of her. can i get an amen for being two and a half?

the only reason i got these photos is because i told her i was going to take pictures of her fishy swimsuit. that she obliged too. at least i can still sorta kinda outsmart her. it wont be very long until i can't.

we have been busy having playdates upon playdates to soak up this time with our friends. we went swimming on tuesday with a bunch of friends it was a blast.

i always have to get a swimsuit picture because i cant resist my little in one. we were given some hand me downs recently and this cute fishy suit was one of them. sophia adores it. she really loves that one of the fishies has a bow on it. such a girly, girl!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

done deal

we officially sold our house on april 30th. all the conditions were removed. a big sigh of relief was had! i am getting more and more excited for the move. then i get sad again. i love my friends here so much. but i know it is the right decision. ever since we made the decision to move things are falling into place.

one of the really exciting things that will take place this fall is that sophia will start pre-school!!!!

let's just take a moment to take that in.

holy cow.

didn't i just have her, isn't she only a few months old??

i am excited for her. she has never been in daycare so this will be her first time "away from home". she really needs that sense of independence. she has lots of social play with other kids already, but this will be different. she will have to learn to interact with other kids without mommy standing by to come to the rescue. i know she will be really nervous at first. or maybe i will be really nervous at first. it might be harder on me than on her.

it starts in september and will be tuesday and thursday mornings from 8:45am-11:30am. i am hoping she will be a little more mature and ready by then. she will turn 3 the month after pre-school starts (again what?! 3!!)

but for now she still is my little 2.5 year old and i cherish this age. i know how fast it goes. next thing you know i will be writing how she is entering junior high. waahhh!

today was a day to cherish. sophia went bowling for the first time. yes that's right i said bowling!

sophia and her best buddy alex velcro'd up their bowling shoes and lived it up!!

ready, set, go...


very pleased with herself

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look out kids let the professional show you how it's done ;)

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they have small bowling balls in canada...perfect for buff two year olds!

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sophia breakin the law, breakin the law!! walking on the alley as alex looks on with terror!

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alright this is where my computer froze while uploading pictures and i ran out of energy to do anything about it. i have more pictures but you get the drift. it was fun. sophia and alex were beyond excited. i think sophia would have been happy to just wear the shoes and slide around the shiny floors pretending to ice skate. she did a lot of that ;)