Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camping Pics

We headed out for our 1st camping trip of the season. We had lots of fun, great weather and even better food! After Joel's open fire steaks he cooked last year nobody thought he could top it but alas give that man a food challenge and Iron Chef Joel will come through! Saturday night supper was prime rib on a bun with au jus. He circled around the fire for about 2 1/2 hours to make it just perfect! The campground was right on the North Saskatachewan River, which made for some prime rock pickin'.

Monday, June 29, 2009

McDonald's Moms' Quality Correspondant

I don't intend on being a big McDonald's spokesperson but I found this project fascinating! Of course, since McD is our sole customer and one could argue I work for McDonald's so I am certainly receiving the propaganda.

If you play the video there is footage of the Moms' trip to our facility so it gives you an inside look.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fired Up!


Hey Iris Evans....bite me!

I may be in the minority but I feel the "early years" are more about keeping kids safe, providing a stable home life. My boys are thriving....despite having 2 working parents and I would dare say because they have 2 working parents!

I have worked my ass off to get to a point in my career where I will be there when my boys get off the school bus in Grade 3 and on cause that is when I think all the hard work of teaching them to be good people and good citizens can fall off the rails.

Economic realities aside imagine what she must think about women who make a conscious choice to work outside the home......The never ending debate about stay at home vs. working moms is so incredible tiresome. No matter what women are left to doubt their decisions and ultimately themselves. It is hard enough parent without this bullshit.

Yep...I am writing my very 1st letter to an MLA. I bet my Mom and Dad are proud!

What's New?

As my very good friend Charlottle said about her blog hiatus sometimes life gets in the way....

A quick update:

New Job
  • week 2 of my new job as Technical Affairs Manager (affectionately referred to as TA...insert rolling eyes here) at Cargill Meats Canada.
  • A bit of background on what we do here - ALL THE MCDONALD"S HAMBURGER PATTIES IN CANADA!! That is approximately 1.2 million pounds of burgers a week.
  • So far I am very happy here . Great people, great communication, all in all it is great great great!


  • Busy as usual. I can't believe Carter is wrapping up Grade 1 in a couple of weeks. Thank goodness Luca still has another year before starting Kindergarten. I have him starting pre-school in September. Just 2 afternoons a week.

  • Jackie (our sitter) is taking the summer off which has made us get a bit creative with our summer plans. The boys are spending a week and a half in S'toon with Nana and Papa. They are super excited. They keep talking about being there without Mom and Dad. I can't say we are not equally excited about being at home without them but I am pretty sure by the mid-way point I'll be missing them like crazy! I remember the weeks Lee and I spent in Elgin and I am so glad my boys get to make the same kind of memories.
  • I have Carter registered for a few weeks of day camp through the summer and Luca will be hanging out with Tanis (a friend and back up caregiver) and her girls.


  • We have officially started building the deck. nuff'said for now.


  • I am now a serious migraine sufferer like the rest of the women in my family. My doc hooked me up with Zomig a drug that works well for Lee so I hope it does the same for me.
Fairly recent pics:
Watchin' hockey (eating Nachos)
Fresh haircuts