June 25, 2017

Sunday's Photograph | A Friend



Minnie Hilton wrote this poem about my grandmother, Estella Ida (Bain) Landers.
It was published in the Yarmouth Herald.


June 24, 2017

Celebrate | Family Fun



On the way home, Annie and I stopped into Frenchys. While I was looking through shirts for Ethan, I looked up and saw Eliza walk through the door with her buddy, Christine. I winked. She kept moving and they went to the other side with the ladies clothing. (Side note: Her testimony later is that she smiled before moving in the opposite direction.) Annie caught up with me at the check-out counter and we laughed saying Eliza ignored me. (Our funny background stories would be helpful to put here.) I noticed a large supply of magnifying glasses and started looking at them. (I need them to read now!) I came across a pair with circle frames and thought about walking up to her wearing them! Instead, I sent a text.


I then shared it in our fam jam (where all five of us talk by text) and giggled all the way home. Later I heard from Eliza asking if I was still in town. 




When Eliza got home with Jim, we had another good chuckle while we cuddled and chatted as a family in the living room. She still claims that she smiled at me and didn't ignore me. Verdict is still out! Ha-ha!

I'm celebrating fun family moments!

Darn! I think she made this picture into my profile photo on her phone! 

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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


June 22, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Gratitude


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie


June 20, 2017

Slice of Life | One Washroom



Sometimes I watch House Hunters. I get a kick out of the responses as people walk through houses...

      "I don't think we can live with one washroom."

      "We can't live with only one sink in the master bathroom."

I grew up with one washroom. We survived.

We have one washroom. We are surviving.

Actually, we started to renovate x number of years ago. We ran into glitches and it's still not done. Yes, it bothers me. I like things organized, clean and done. However, I can remind myself when I walk in our washroom...

      It may not be done, but our kids are still playing sports. 

      It may not be done, but we have a washroom.


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June 19, 2017

Monday's Song | The Summer Song


The Summer Song
Max Brodie

Let's go back to that little place
where we used to go in the summer days...


June 18, 2017

June 17, 2017

Celebrate | Ring the Bell




My sister finished chemo treatments yesterday.

She said the first three were horrible and the last three were better. 

But through it, she was...

gracious and grateful

strong and courageous

...and she remembered to laugh!


Karrilee

Ring! Ring!


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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


June 16, 2017

Five Minute Friday | worth


Today's word is worth.

It's interesting, because I had just been looking for a photo minutes before seeing the word...and came across this image.


Months ago, I saved it for my kids as I wanted them to be reminded of this powerful message.

I sent it to them by text.

I also sent this to my son.


And this to my daughters.



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The Five Minute Friday writing challenge is hosted by Kate Motaung.
The challenge is to write for five minutes on a given word. Just write.