Monday, January 25, 2010

Skiing and a Floor!

Travis and I were able to go out skiing on Saturday. He asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday so I told him skiing! I love skiing and it had been about 7 years since I had been. Sad thing about it is that we have lived 15 mins away from a ski hill for the last almost 6 years! Travis had been twice in his life so I wasn't sure what to expect. Honestly I had convinced myself that it was going to be a day mostly on the bunny hill. Actually it was completely opposite. We went down the bunny hill twice and he was ready to hit the big slopes, well as big as they come in Fort Mac! By the afternoon he wanted to go down the black diamonds! Umm I wasn't so brave! We had lots of fun and can't wait to go again. I think I know what Santa might bring us next year!!

I drove over to the house after skiing and there was a floor on the house. And I went by a few days later and there is walls up on the first floor. I will get some picture in a few days! The framing is coming along really fast. I go by I think everyday just to remind myself that it is
actually happening!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Braces, Baking and Basements

I did it! I have had a cross bite for my whole life and it will finally be gone. I'm one of the lucky ones though... I think! I only have them on for 8 months if everything goes good. I feel like I never get full from eating. It takes so long to eat that by the time I'm done I feel like I could eat another plate! I hear it gets better after a few weeks.

Emma wanted to make a cake so we made some cupcakes. Usually I'm not that big on cupcakes because they are small and tedious to decorate but I found the this awesome icing recipe that has no fat in it... that's right NO FAT!!! I know I know it has some sugar in it that will just turn into fat but hey... it sounds good! Anyways it is really easy to make on the second try. I did it the first time and it was not fluffy at all. What you do is cook the sugar, water and cream of tartar till it starts to bubble and all the sugar is dissolved then you add that gradually into some egg whites that are beat till soft peaks formed. You whip the crap out of it as you add the hot syrup until stiff peaks form. It was really easy the second time... you just have to make sure you beat the egg whites enough the first time. Let me know if you want the recipe... it tastes like marshmallows.

So the basement is in. Yippee! We are hoping that next week we can post some picture of some framing being done. Can't wait. Sorry that most of my posts have been about our house but I am using this as a journal so it is an easy way to keep track of the progress.

Tobin this week has sure shown us his true colors. He has decided to start throwing tantrums. It's kinda weird because Emma never really had those " throw yourself on the floor" kind. She just got mad! Well, lately if you put Tobin down when he doesn't want you too he will arch his back and lay on the floor screaming! It's driving me nuts! Let's hope this phase passes soon.

We found out yesterday that Travis's shutdown that is supposed to happen in March has been push up to Monday. Yes that is January 25th. I wasn't really prepared for this to happen but I guess the sooner it's over the better. We are planning to get away as soon as it is over for a while! Can't wait to get out of town for a bit. Hopefully only one more month of rarely seeing my husband. I really do like it when he is around... maybe I should let work know that!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hallelujah!!!! It's Finally Started!

Well the title of this post about says it all!! It is finally started. The hole was dug today and the footer were poured. Tomorrow the walls and floor in the basement should be going in. It made me so excited that I actually had a hard time sleeping last night. So yippee were on are way.

This last week was a pretty quiet week. Not a lot happened. Emma did start her first day of gymnastics and totally loved it. She can't wait to go back. Tobin is still not walking! We honestly thought that he was going to be walking like 3 months ago. He sure is proving us wrong!

Travis is working a tonne and will be for the next 3 or 4 months. We really miss him when he is gone so much and can't wait for the shutdown to be over. Sad when we can't wait for something that has not even started yet. I wouldn't be so bad if it was warmer outside so I could get the kids out. Oh well... you do what you have to do. Everything is else is great. I have been feel awesome and have so much energy. I haven't felt like this for a long long time. It's great!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Another year come and gone. I think the years are starting to pass faster and faster. Before we know it I'll be writing another post called Happy New Year! I would write some fantastic story about how awesome are new years was... but really there is not much to say. I spent New Years watching the movie Wall-E (have not quite decided whether or not I liked it). I watched this with my most favorite person in the world and when the movie was over I went to bed. The End! It was probably 10:30pm when I went to bed. I just couldn't justify being tired the next day. I knew the kids would be up early so I just went to bed. Travis was about a half hour after me. I know we are party animals what can I say! Maybe next year we will stay up late and play games until all hours of the morning... maybe.

I look forward to 2010 and the adventures that it will bring. I really have not set any new years resolutions other than the usual one that everyone sets... I'm going to eat healthier and exercise more! I promise!! Really! I would like to run a 5km race this year sometime. I have not decided where yet. Probably in Raymond or in Taber if I'm around for cornfest or July 1st. I think Travis is going to try and run the Melissa's Run in Banff this fall. Wish us luck! Hope you all have a great year and I hope that all your new years goals are fulfilled. Good Luck everyone!