a wonderful moment

Today is pickling day!!! it is always fun being in the kitchen regardless what i am doing.

But what was my wonderful moment you ask well…. my son called and said “mom, so you want to know why i keep asking you when your marathon is it is because i am trying to get the day off work so i can be at the finish line”

regardless if he makes it or not he will be there in my mind. thank you John for being the worlds most thoughtful loving son. i am a very lucky mom

until next time…..

what have i been up to?

(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk1AISdSPI/AAAAAAAAAK8/-RwoIm__K3A/s1600/Day+14 NULL.jpg) (http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk03lBFnMI/AAAAAAAAAK0/7mIseRaHpzE/s1600/day+13 NULL.jpg)Well it has been a little bit and as always stuff happens in such short amount of time. So i managed to complete LOAD and a huge congrats out to Carol who was the winner of this wonderful two weeks of layouts!!! here are a few layouts from the last couple of days. The picture on the right is of my older brother Darren. it is amazing when i see my dad in this picture it is a spittin’ image of darren now and how looking at darren in the picture how much my son looks like him. No doubting family in these pictures. The first layout up on the left is of John when he was little. and the lower picture here to the right is of John as he is known today. 
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(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk7UDJ594I/AAAAAAAAALs/Tno6kO6QZAI/s1600/047 NULL.JPG)So what else have i been up to.. well i did the Terry Fox Run across the Confederation Bridge this past weekend!!! it was such an amazing event. so many people turned up for this even it ended up that the start time which was suppose to 7:00am didn’t start until almost 8:00am. the reason was that approximately 3000 participants showed up that they weren’t expecting so they needed time to register them. So they figure by estimating that there were close to 10,000 people there and i can tell you i believe it. at some points during the walk all you could see before you, behind you and ahead of you were people!!! 
(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk3-aQvAzI/AAAAAAAAALE/SyNVbNDEuFQ/s1600/IMG_5105 NULL.JPG)We had driven down to Moncton on Saturday afternoon and got up Sunday morning at 4:22am!!! in order to get to the bridge on time to cross to the PEI side. What a morning it was. we were lucky to get there as early as we did because apparently the line ups behind us were kilometers long. some people i heard waited an hour in line to get to the parking lot (which was a field) in order to catch the bus.  
so i just wanted to share with you a few pictures of the amounts of people on the walk. two of my favorite moments were when Terry’s brother kicked us off and started the walk and when i met the military guys marching across the bridge. one of my least favorite parts aside from standing around and waiting two hours was using the port-a-pottie on a very windy bridge… the only thing, in my mind anyway, hold down the pottie was others potties!!!
(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk7PSk3Y2I/AAAAAAAAALk/OlXrI8ArnJ0/s1600/050 NULL.JPG) (http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk63luNXoI/AAAAAAAAALU/Tc_9J954dHM/s1600/029 NULL.JPG)here we are at  4:33 in the morning

 and then us on the bus in the morning heading over to the island. and then us finally on the island waiting. it was a cool beautiful morning.
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(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk7pjx2czI/AAAAAAAAAL8/5pmYZBI1ZH4/s1600/146 NULL.JPG) (http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk7y048moI/AAAAAAAAAME/ReLJ2B3uLuc/s1600/142 NULL.JPG) (http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJk7g79MXbI/AAAAAAAAAL0/GqW2cwTRE0s/s1600/126 NULL.JPG)so finally it was time. here are views of the amount of people behind and then the amount coming over from the New Brunswick side…as far as one can see, people.  and of course a picture of the soldiers. Thanks for sharing in my adventure. to all my scrappy friends.. 
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what a day

here are my last two layouts from days 8 and 9 of LOAD.. only have a few more days left

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(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TJAKMXr-euI/AAAAAAAAAKk/T-LEKF_5-uw/s1600/day+9 NULL.jpg)this first one is us taken on Canada Day this year and the second on is a picture of my father in law and his wife. it is going to be the first page of the albums for their kids

so what else happened today.. well i went back to school!!! i took my first class in French!! WOW.. i have so much to learn.

until next time !!


My big day

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(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TI6ZDOHZIpI/AAAAAAAAAKU/cp8YBLaAwu0/s1600/Day+7 NULL.jpg)it may not seem like it to most people but today was a huge day for me. i am officially signed up to do the FULL marathon on October 17th.. my name is on the list, in print, black and white… i had such anxiety over this you wouldn’t believe. They say the training is the hard part, and it has been. my feet show the wear and tear of the last few runs. BUT i am so very excited that i am actually going to do this. I know i can!!!! thanks for following along with me and if you are tired of hearing about it… remember it won’t be long and it will be over and done with!!!  in the meantime when i am no training i am scrapping. here is my layout from Day 7 !!!  our challenge was to do a ‘first’ so i chose to do a layout of my first ‘official’ run!!!

happy scrapping!

Day 6 of LOAD

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So tonight the challenge was to make our own flowers. i just happened to send myself a set of instructions back in February of some flowers i wanted to try so today was the perfect chance to do so. i decided to make some fringe flowers and to accompany it nothing short of simple beauty.. my mother in law. Enjoy!


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