Saturday, November 26, 2011

11 in '11

December is a great month full of celebrations for us!  The first day of December we get to celebrate 11 years of marriage!  Some time ago, we planned that we'd head out for supper to celebrate 'sans kids'!
Last night, I was just reminding Don of our plans, and here is how the rest of our conversation played out.

C:  "Can you remember the last time we went out on a date?"

D:  "Ummmm."

C:  "Hmmmm."

D:  "Well, remember that last time we went to Mulligan's for a late supper?"

C:  "Oh, yes.  Hmm....that wasn't our anniversary last year, it must have been the year before that?"

D:  "Yeah, you're right."

C:  "Well, do you remember that one day I needed to run in to Winnipeg to pick up a lens, and you came along, the boys stayed at my parents,  and we had supper at the Keg?"

D:  "Right, but that wasn't this last summer, that was the summer before."

C:  "Hah.  You're right."

Oy.  Now, I don't say this to complain, but rather to challenge/motivate/nudge you to go on a date!!  If you can't remember the last time you and your spouse went out, or, if you clearly remember - and it was in a year other than 2011, I say just do it!

Now, let's have fun:  We all need some 'me time'/'we time' once in a while.  Leave a comment with what you did on your last date or what you did for some 'me time' OR what you would love to do on your next one!  Don't be shy!

And since a post is way more fun with a picture, here are my boys enjoying some 'brother time'!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. 
                                                                                                       ~Marc Brown

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Well, there weren't a lot of tricks - but certainly a lot of treats!!  Spiderman and Mr. Fireman enjoyed ringing a few doorbells and collecting a bit of loot!  

And if you check the date, you'll know it's November 1.  Don's official "You may now begin to decorate for Christmas, Carole!"

And he let me know without even knowing.... or saying it.  After dumping a large box of Smarties, he ate a bunch and while we were chatting in the kitchen I noticed him absent-mindedly arranging the rest.  He left the room and I captured the design he had made.

Even though today is my go-ahead day, you won't find anything festive in the house just yet.  I seem to be getting later each year!  All in good time!!