Thursday, July 22, 2021

Postcards from the "crappy blogger on vacation" edition

Yes, I am finally on vacation and, yes, I am a crappy blogger. When the kids were small, it was easier to actually do stuff with them and have something cute to write about. Now, as the kids are doing their own things, Andreas and I seem to have more time to ourselves but I am sure that you don't want a post about Andreas reading a book or me folding laundry 😉 Today, though, to celebrate my first full vacation day, we went downtown and so you get a photo spam! The quantity of photos is limited because, as much as Andreas puts up with my stopping to take pictures, he does have a limit 😉

Sending love from Montreal 💛


Saturday, June 26, 2021

Postcards from Montreal- the birthday edition

Yesterday, I turned 51... actually, I prefer to think that I turned 25 1/2 for the second time around ;) For part of my birthday present, Andreas took me out for lunch downtown and did not complain when I stopped to take pictures. Now that is something! ;)

Happy rainy Saturday to you all xox

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Last day of school 2021

Wow! The last day of school! This year was definitely packed with new experiences... things that we couldn't even have imagined before. No matter how it started, I am very proud of all the children and their teachers for how it ended up. They definitely showed their resilience, dedication, effort and strength during this past year. Now Alexander had his last day of high school and is off to CEGEP in the fall... Nicklas will be in grade 9, in the same school but a new building... and Oliver will be in grade 6 and looking forward to his own 2022 graduating year.

Here's to the last day and the summer ahead! May the next school year be a little more boring ;)

Happy boys!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Wow- when did that happen?

And, suddenly, Alexander is graduating from high school. It seems like yesterday that we first took him there to find his locker and pick up his grade 7 schedule (see here for a flashback) and now he is finishing! On Friday, the school filmed all the grads walking across the stage and we will get to see it on June 25 (my birthday so this video will be my present!). Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the school really tried to make the kids feel special. They even allowed the gowns to come home for pictures... so guess what we did? Here is the result.... Happy graduation, Alexander. We are so proud of you 💙

Monday, May 31, 2021

If I won the lottery....

 .... I would never fold another sock again as long as I live ;) I would buy new socks and throw out the dirty ones** I HATE folding socks.... and they always seem to multiply while I try to ignore them. Since no one else feels the need/urge to fold them, it sends up being a stand-off, with a growing stash of needing-to-be-folded socks. Eventually (and usually), I cave and end up doing it but fantasizing about my lottery wins as I get it done ;)

Wishing you all a happy Monday xox

The less toxic version of the boys' socks ;)

** Please note that I wouldn't really do it. Not very environmentally friendly. I do, however, think about it a lot ;)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Happy 11th birthday to Oliver (aka Pandemic 2nd birthday)

Today, is Oliver's birthday! One Nintendo Switch and Nerf gun richer, he is ready to rock being 11. I can't believe that he will be in grade 6 this fall and looking into high schools for the following year. Geez, time flies!

We love you Ollie! Wishing you all the very best!!