Friday, June 23, 2017

Kitchen Update

Over the last few months we have been working on a kitchen update. We've been wanting to change out our counter tops for awhile. I wanted the kitchen to look lighter, brighter and have more counter space.  We added a cabinet to the island and made the counter flat instead of raised. We did a light grey/white granite counter with a marble herringbone backsplash. We also added pendant lights over the island. I LOVE the finished look!


Before:



After:






A few reno pictures:



Friday, June 9, 2017

Jakob's Off to Germany!

After months of planning, fundraising and preparations, Jakob is finally on his way to Germany.

All packed and ready to go to the airport:


Saying goodbye to his brothers:


and his Mommy... I needed more than a few hugs before I could let him go:



So proud of our big boy!


Jakob and his team, all ready to get on that plane!


Have fun, Jakob!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Beach Day

After school on Tuesday it was so hot outside, so we went straight to the beach! 

The boys went in the water:


We had a picnic supper:


The boys played in the sand:


and a few games of volleyball:


I love summer!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Other May Events

May was filled with fun! 
Grandma & Grandpa came to visit for a couple of days. We celebrated Levi's birthday with them, went out for dinner and ice cream, played hockey in the driveway, Grandpa & Michael went golfing, Grandma & I watched Jakob's track meet and we went to the beach to play basketball:



Tennis one evening after dinner:




Lightning McQueen was in town, so we went for a visit:


Zack sat in a fire truck,


and checked out all the cool things on the truck:


Michael and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We went for a nice dinner to the Cactus Club:



Mother's Day, my birthday and lots of other busyness included ;)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Long Weekend

We had a great May long weekend! 
We went to the lake for the whole weekend, plus the boys had 2 extra days off.
The weather was beautiful and we spent most of our time outside.

Always work to be done around the cabin:


Jakob and his friends were out quadding almost all day, every day.


Lots of playing outside:


Games with friends:


Jakob got his first driving lesson:


We ordered some beef and went to the farm to pick it up. They also have 100's of sheep, so we walked out to the pasture to take a look.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jakob's Track & Field Day

Jakob competed in high jump, shot put, hurdles & 100 meter sprint in his school track meet.
Michael's parents were in town, so Grandma & I went to watch a few of the events.

Jakob got 2nd in high jump and 2nd in the 100 meter sprint.



Good job, Jakob!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Levi's Birthday Celebrations


What a busy and fun week celebrating Levi!

On his birthday, I brought cupcakes to school and Levi handed them out to his class:


He requested a soccer theme:


 I also brought him a special birthday cake drink:


After school we went to my parents for their after school snack. 
Our foodie, Levi requested a charcuterie board ;)

 (Aww...Jakob loves his brother so much)


When we got back home there was a new bike waiting for Levi:


Again our little foodie... he requested "Steak Oscar" for his birthday dinner:


And ice cream cake for dessert:



On Saturday, Levi and 2 friends went bowling and to laser tag. 
After they came back to our house to play hockey and then pizza dinner.


Sunday was the family party! 


 How many little boys can Opa hold on his lap?!


Lots of hockey themed gifts:



One very happy boy in his Oilers gear:


Happy birthday, Levi!