Thursday, 27 September 2012

Just a post!

Life is so crazy! September started with a bang and we're just starting to get back into a routine! Anna and Caleb are in soccer and we just registered Anna in Acro as well. Adam has decided to just play school sports this year. Our week for sports involves dance Monday night, soccer Tuesday and Wednesday nights and then two games on Saturdays. This is the first year that our boys aren't playing hockey. I have to say, it's kind of strange not being at the rink and being a part of it. I do miss watching them play and being a part of hockey! I have to say though, that I am loving how much more time we have! I don't miss the 6 am practices before school and the constant practices and games! I love that this year, every Sunday can be a family day as there are no sports! Yay!
I am still off work. It's almost surreal how much time I've had at home. It has been so long since I've been a  'stay-at-home' mom. I had a doctors appointment last week and was sent for an assessment with another doctor. It looks like I may have no, or very little, functioning muscles in my lower back....kind of scary! I go for a bone scan next Tuesday. In some ways, I'm hoping that something shows up so that we can deal with it, but in other ways, I don't want anything to show up cause that can be a bit overwhelming! Oh well! We'll just have to wait and see!
Last weekend, Matt and I were able to get away for a night to Whistler with some friends. This is the first time we've been to Whistler...I know..crazy hey, since we live so close!!!! Anyways, we loved it!! It is so beautiful! I loved sitting in the village and just people watching! I love to see the different fashions that people wear and just the complete mix of people! LOVE it!!!! I can't wait to bring the kids there one day!
Matt is away for a few days. Adam is in grade 7 and each year, the grade 7 class goes on an outdoor education trip. Matt had the chance to go as well as a volunteer! They are having a blast! I love that Matt gets to be a part of it and that Adam wants him to be there with him! I feel very fortunate that our kids still love having us involved in their lives. Everyone keeps saying that it will come to an end eventually....I hope not, though! I know that, as they grow, of course they'll want their freedom and independence. I know that they'll want to be with their friends more than they want to be with us. I hope, though, that they will always want to confide in us and talk with us. I hope, because our family is so important to us, the kids will feel the same way!

Monday, 10 September 2012

I'm Back!!!!!

I'm back to the blogging world.....well, kind of! I haven't written a blog post in quite a while! Sorry! I have been off work since the end of July on medical leave due to my neck. I was told to stay off computers as it aggravated it so much! Because of that, I have not blogged! But here I am! I wrote this up and got Matt to type it for me...thanks Matt!
I guess I should recap a bit of what's been going on in the last couple of months! I guess I'll start with me going off work. I went to work the last week of July just in agony! My neck was so stiff, I could barely move! I made a doctors appointment and the decision was made to take me off work to go to physio and try and figure out what the heck is wrong with my neck! I was in a car accident when I was 18, and have been in continual pain ever since. It just got to the point where it was unbearable. I was sent for x-rays to see if there was an undetected injury from that accident. My doctor thought that there may have been a fracture that was never diagnosed.....thank goodness there wasn't! Something showed up on the x-ray....don't ask me what as I don't understand doctors lingo! Ever since, I have been going to physio to try and get better! Not too sure if it's working, though :(  There have been many mornings where Matt has to help me get out of bed cause I'm so super sore!!!  There have been days where I can't move to turn the alarm off. It's a very strange feeling to be laying in the bed, hearing the alarm blaring and knowing that you need to turn it off, but your body will not let you move! Oh well! It has to improve at some point!
Although it's a total bummer to have an injury like this, it has been nice to have some time off. I was able to enjoy the kid's summer vacation with them! I so much enjoy being a stay at home mom! I keep telling Matt that I wish this could be my life forever...minus the pain of course! We have had lazy mornings sitting together watching cartoons. We were able to spend sunny days outdoors and were able to spend some time with family! It was lovely! Since I wasn't working, we were able to spend some time in Beachwood with great friends of ours! We spent a couple of weekends out there this summer!
The kids are now back in school! It's amazing how much chaos comes with the beginning of school and all of their activities! Sports has started, PAC meetings, fundraising..the list goes on and on! It's great, though and I feel so fortunate that I get to be there for it! I have been able to drop my kids off at school every morning and pick them up at the end of the day! When I'm working, I don't have the chance to do it so I'm cherishing every moment that I can!
This past weekend, I went out with my sister and her kids and did a fun photo shoot! Since I've been off work, I've had a bit more time to get into photography which is one of my passions! We had a blast doing it! I would love to maybe one day do photography on a more regular basis...

Thanks to all of you who still follow my blog! I hope to get back at it regularly very soon! I'll leave you with some pics of the fun photo shoot that I did with my sister! Thanks Jodi!