Thursday, December 23, 2010

Golden World

When the World economy is unstable there is one way you can invest and protect your investment. Gold and Silver have been used as currency and investment for centuries and have been one of the most reliable investment choices over time. If you are looking for a unique way to mix up your investments you can have the experts at the US Gold Bureau to help you find the best metal investment opportunities available. You can buy gold bullion, gold coins or bars and watch your investment grow. The US Gold Bureau can help you with your precious metal purchase and can arrange delivery or arrange safe storage for your investments until you want them delivered.

Christmas Countdow

It's official, 2 days left until we hit Christmas, we are trying to finish up our shopping and hit Christmas spirit here today. We will hit the mall and the grocery store so we can hopefully spend Christmas eve together as a family and spend time together without all the hustle of the mall. It has been raining extremely hard here for the last 4 days, I have never seen so much rain, if it had been snow it would have been to the roof of the house I'm sure. That might have been fun, a white Christmas for sure anyway. We won't see that this year but hopefully at least the rain will go away and give some decent weather to celebrate the holiday, Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giving Back this Holiday Season

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It is the season to give back and help support those that are less fortunate, it is especially important to help children at this time of year to have hope and belief that life can be better. Pier 1 is offering two great opportunities to help this cause this holiday season, online you can spread the holiday cheer simply by liking Pier 1 Imports on Facebook, for every new fan Pier 1 gets they will be donating $1 to the Toys for Tots program. Their other program is being coordinated in store through the months of November and December when you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped toy or make a cash donation through the cash register.

I really enjoy shopping Pier 1 Imports for unique and beautiful holiday gifts you just can't find anywhere else.

I found this awesome Snowman dinnerware that will be so much fun for the kids this year, I think Christmas should be all about the kids and anything I can do around the house to make them feel more Christmas Spirit will be my priority. For our house it is all about fun and there is a whole coordinating line of goods to go with my snowman, I think the kids will especially love filling up, or emptying out the snowman cookie jar. Christmas is so much fun and I look forward to every day that we count down to get to our Christmas Day Celebration.

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Last minute shopping

Oh my the malls are busy, we went out as a family today to try and finish up our shopping, I can't believe there is only 3 days left. We managed to spend the entire afternoon out shopping up a storm and for the most part the kids were well behaved. There was so much more I would have loved to have gotten them this year but we really just had to stop buying stuff. They will have some surprises for Christmas morning and that is the important thing.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Investment planning

Trying to find the most appropriate form of investment to secure your future can be a challange. It is important to balance your portfolio to ensure your best return on your investment. For many investing in gold has proven to be a very secure way to provide wealth. Gold has been well known as an investment commodity for generations providing secure returns. There are suggestions that having at least 5% of your investments in Gold is a good way to diversify your savings. There are many forms of gold you can invest in, you can buy gold coins, gold bars or invest in gold jewellery. Whatever form you decide to invest with it will be a great choice for your long term future.

Christmas Baking fun

We had a great afternoon after the Christmas parade went by the house it was time to do some Christmas Baking. We made our traditional shortbread cookies and a family favorite cinniman cookies. It was a real family day which we really haven't had in a long time due to our hectic daily lives and it was a lot of fun for everyone. Even the dogs enjoyed themselves and took advantage of some cookie dough that was hanging close to the edge of the counter.

It's Crunch Time

Ok this is it, the final days before Christmas and we need to get as much finished as possible with the little bit of time we have yet. The morning was going to be a good chance for us as all the kids were home from school and we were going to leave them with our oldest but he made some plans to go to a friends overnight so we will now be taking the kids along with us which will make the shopping much more challangeing. It will soon be over anyway so we will make the best of our morning and see where we are after that.

Golden Markets

The markets are going crazy again, how are we supposed to secure our future when the stock market is like a yoyo. There is one commodity that has held it's value regularily over generations and with current market conditions that find new sources of precious metals like silver and gold hard to find there has never been a better time to buy gold. Gold has been rising in value and with assistance from the US Gold Bureau you can access the best sources of gold bullion and coins on the market and have it shipped directly to you or they can arrange for storage until you are ready to take delivery.



A completely inebriated man was stumbling down the street with one foot on the curb and one foot in the gutter.

A cop pulled up and said," I've got to take you in, pal. You're obviously drunk."

Our wasted friend asked, "Officer, are ya absolulety sure I'm drunk?"

Yeah, buddy, I'm sure," said the copper. "Let's go."

Breathing a sigh of relief, the wino said, "Thank goodness, I thought I was crippled."

DEAR MEAT ...(joke)

A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner.

Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is,
but will give them a clue and let them guess.

The kid s were eager to know what the meat was on their plates,
so they begged their dad for the clue.

Well, he said, 'It's what mommy calls me sometimes'.

The little girl screams to her brother, 'Don't eat it, it's an asshole..'

Golden Dreams

With the Anniversary of the Olympics coming up soon everyone is still experiencing Golden Dreams. While it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for many athletes some were lucky enough to achieve their dreams and bring home the Gold. For most of us relistically thinking we could achieve the same goals is a bit far fatched. There are always alternatives and one of these would be to take some time and explore investment opportunities in Gold. There has never been a better time to buy gold bullion, with the current economy lowering value in many commodities Gold continues increase in value and provides a very stable trading opportunities.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What a goof ball

Well what can you say about a face like this he was having a very good time while we were at magic mountain a couple of weeks back. It was a lot of fun for everyone but I think he was definetly having the best time of everyone as you can tell. It was a full day and everyone was very tired by the time we were finished.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

scrub sets

I have a friend that is starting Nursing in a few weeks and while she is very excited to start her career she is frustrated with standard Nursing Uniforms because she has a difficult body shape that doesn't work well with standard scrub sets. I recently found this great webite from Blue Sky Scrubs. They have the ability to customize the scrubs to exactly the shape and size that she needed.
I never realized how many options and choices there really were for medical nursing scrubs until I spent some time helping her in her search for the perfect uniforms. There literally is a scrub set for every occassion if you look for it. It would be quite fun and stylish to work in the hospital profession. It has been a long time since I've had a hospital visit but I can remember all the professionals being in basically the same uniform, same color, quite boring. I would have to say that isn't the case anymore with all the awesome scrubs sets choices you would have to make.

Merry Christmas

It's that time of year when the stores start to get so busy, it's funny because not only are the stores busy but everything gets busy. Work seems to be busier, the kids are all busy with their dance and basket ball activities. Next week brings the kids Christmas concerts at school (different nights of course) and a couple of basket ball games. Soon enough we will be blanketed with a beautiful blanket of white snow and will be enjoying a wonderful turkey supper with family over the holidays.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hip replacements

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I am enjoying a nice little break to watch my favorite show, House. I always enjoy how they work through the story and in the end come up with some sort of miraculous discovery to save the patient. Tonight was really great with lot's of intrigue and House actually apologizing, of course by the end we discovered in true House fashion he lied about his apology to get what he wanted, go figure but I think that is why people love the show so much.

Older Vehicles

It is so frustrating owning older vehicals you never know when they will let you down and cost you money to get them repaired. Just last week we had problems with both of our vehicles and they had to go into the shop the same day. The worry was how much is this going to cost us right before Christmas. How frustrated are you with your Auto Repair bills. It's like you never know if you are being treated fairly by your garage or not. If you are like me you don't know how much a repair should cost you.
The next time you have the Check Engine Light come on in your vehicle try out the great site to get an estimate as to what your repair should cost you to be sure you get a fair deal when you go in for your repairs. They have a really simple site that allows you to search your vehicles year and make to find out various information including any recalls or to find out how much it might cost to repair the struts on your Toyota Camry or other vehicle. You can be sure you are paying a fair price for repairs.

Oh Christmas Tree

We got to decorate our Christmas tree over the weekend and it turned out great, this was the first year with our new decorations, gold and burgandy. After 10 years of blue and silver it was a wonderful change and we took it through the rest of the house with our garland and window decorations. The house is so pretty and we are now finishing the window lighting over the next few days.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Golden Messages

I sometimes dream of a life centuries ago when gold coin was used for all monetary transactions. A day before paper bills, can counter fitting were common place. Gold has long been used for as a sign of wealth and power. It has been plundered by pirates and collected by politicians like in Robin Hood. It has become such a cultural icon, Gold can make the world go around in a way. Today's society sees gold as an investment quality item with the demand outpacing the new mining the value of gold is increasing regularly with no sign of it stopping. If you are interested in finding out more information investing in Gold you should contact the experts at the US Gold Bureau to assist you in deciding the best investment options for your gold.

Lego Crazy

The kids are officially Lego Crazy, everyone is into it and they really are having a great time making different creations. They have even asked to mainly have lego delivered for Christmas Morning. It will be a busy day for them building things, although we are finding it hard to find any girly lego so hopefully Santa can find some in the workshop for us.

Bearly Funny

Wednesday was take your kids to work day and Jay and Dad went to work at the store for the day. We were surprised that he enjoyed the afternoon so much that he wanted to go back for the night shift too. He spent his evening putting out toys and that's where he was when he got picked up. The kids came too and they all gravitated right to a boxy of new teddy bears that were going out, there were 4 different bears and without a thought they each picked one out and claimed it as their own. They always get a new bear for Christmas and I guess these will be the ones this year.

lotto dreams

There could be so many good things in life, fine food, beautiful cars, you could have all the luxuries in life and enjoy wonderful things. It can be yours if you take time to make smart investment choices that allow you to prosper with minimal risk. One of the most reliable investments over the course of time is to buy gold. Buying Gold has long been a way to increase your bottom line and protect your future. Buying gold with good knowledge is important to be sure you are making the most of your investment dollar. Catch up with the experts at US Gold Bureau to find out your best investment options.

100 calorie enjoyment

Watching what we are eating is becoming more important to our lives than ever. When I stopped to look at the calorie's that were in some of the things I was eating I was shocked to see how some things so small could hold so many calories. I have noticed a lot of new snacks on the market that are portioned out to carry on 100 calories per serving which I think is fantastic so you can snack on the run and not have to stop to do the math on before you snack.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dance Gear made fun

It is exciting, we love to see a good plan come together. The dance school wanted some new outfits and tracksuits to enjoy and bring the students together. We got to work on the designs and have been working with the local print/embroidery shop. It has been a long 2 weeks with many visits to the shop but we now have working samples in our hands and are taking orders for the clothing. It is so exciting to see the dancers in the new gear.

Golden Coins

What do you enjoy doing with your spare time, some times I enjoy excercising and going for walks. Some people enjoy baking while others enjoy collecting things. One thing that is popular to collect for various reasons are gold coins. There are different reasons for collecting coins from their beauty or as an investment. Gold has long been valued for both of these reasons and with the available Gold being mined not keeping up with the demand from manufacturers it has been driving the value of gold up. This makes it a very strong investment commodity and to be sure you are getting the most value and security of your investments be sure to turn to the experts at the US Gold Bureau to be sure you make the smartest choices possible with your investment dollars.

Tire Shopping we will go

We have to go out and price some new Winter Tires for the Torrent, the time has come and snow will be just around the corner. I have been dreading this moment for months to but hopefully it will not set us back too much with Christmas just around the corner. I really enjoy the ride that comes with winter tires and the confidence that it gives us when driving in bad weather.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Important coverage

In our world today it is so important to be sure that there is coverage for your family in case something was to happen to you or to one of your loved ones. How would you cope with the expenses and the loss. It is so important to have your Term Life Insurance from a reputable company that you can respect and know they will work towards helping you should the need arise.
Think about it if someone in your life depends on you for financial support today what situation would you be putting them in if something unexpected was to happen to you. You might be surprised how affordable term life insurance can really be. If it is something you might consider you should consult the experts to see what plan is best for you and and the needs of your loved ones.

A skiiing we will go

It's official now we finally have the last of our skiing gear for the family. We started skiing as a family last year and everyone took to it and we had a great time together. We have spent the last year buying gear for everyone. We went out yesterday morning and got the last helmet/google set put away so now we are ready to go we only need a little snow to get things going.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Buy gold bars

Deciding on how to invest your savings can be a tricky balancing act, after the real estate fiasco of the last few years and the stock markets up's and down's how do you feel safe investing your money to build for your future. One sure investment that has proven itself over time is investing in gold and silver, it comes in various forms from bullion, ingot bars and coins. Can't you just imagine if you were to buy gold bars and store them away just like at Fort Knox. You would be able to admire your collection, now possibly if this was really what you wanted you might be better off getting your gold stored for you until you were ready for it. Consulting experts like the team at the US Gold Bureau is a good idea whatever your investment decisions might be.

Halloween Excitement

It is coming down to the end of October, really October already, 2010 is almost behind us. Next weekend we will be celebrating Halloween, we will be having a birthday party for Blake and his friends on Friday night and then trick or treating on Sunday. Then it is time to hit full blown Christmas mode, my favorite 2 months of the year with decorations, fun times and celebrations. I can't wait to get decorating the house.

Hereafter Afterthought

We went to see Hereafter last night and while the premice of the movie was good and the previews made it look interesting, the moving never got off the ground. I'm sorry to the creators but really 1/3rd of the movie had subtitles which was distracting. Too many of the story lines in the movie never went anywhere and there wasn't enough history given as to why the main character stopped doing readings. All the important things were explained away in 5 second snipps. I kept waiting for the interesting thing to happen and then all of a sudden after over 2 hours of waiting for the movie to get going it was over with nothing finished. My advice save your time and money do not invest 2 hours of your life in this store that never gets going.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Finding the right Career Option

My cousin is quickly approaching the end of her High School career and she has been contemplating on what the next step will be for her. She certainly loves to work with hair and make up and has been considering going to one of the great cosmetology school in Phoenix. She really would like to attend a modern school so she has looked at regency beauty schools, which began in 2002 with just 2 campuses and currently has over 80 with much more expansion to come. It really is a great school and offers lots of experience to its students through discounted services provided by students with great guidance from the supervisors.

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Gold Bureau

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Trick or Treat

One of the exciting parts about being a parent sometimes is being able to re-live your childhood through the excitement of your children. For us Halloween was always pretty creative as my Mom would have a big box of assorted parts and pieces of costumes that we got to sort through and try to piece a costume together. This year the kids have a couple of requests, my oldest son isn't quite sure what he's up to, but our daughter will be a witch, Kohl is going to be a pirate or a "cat in the hat", that one seems to be harder to find but we did find one online at, they have every costume you could imagine, and our baby wants to be one thing and one thing only an Optimus Prime (Transformer). We have been doing a lot of searching online at the great Halloween Costume Stores that specialize in costumes for all occasions. Hubby usually has a costume day at work and I will be going back to work next week so we will see if I need a costume for this year. Halloween being on Friday night this year we will hopefully get to start our trick or treating early and get in before it gets too dark as there will probably be a bit more mischief going on around the neighborhood this year. The kids are all bigger this year so I am sure everyone will have a great time treating in their new costumes.

Spooky time

Halloween is coming and the kids have already planned their costumes out for the big night. I figure I will be working but I am going to try and get the weekend off if I can. Our oldest son thinks he is going to be going out with his friends, and will probably be an "army dude" again. Kohl had decided he wants to be "Bumble Bee" from the Transformers, Blake wants to be "Optimus Prime" also a Transformer and Trinity has been planning on being a "witch" since last Halloween so we will see if everything turns out and they get to be what they would like for the big night.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Golden Bullion Opportunities

With the busy lifestyle we all live it can be tough to find time to watch our investments as much as we should. To help build and protect your coin or bullion investment portfoli, it can be very helpful to have a trained gold coins expert to help you with your investment choices. The experts at US Gold Bureau are available to help you with your investment choices. There has never been a smarter time to make your golden investments as available reserves are continueing to be depleated it will drive the demand and value of your investment up as time goes by. The US Gold Bureau can arrange delivery for you or can also arrange for storage until you are ready.

Fall Colors

We went for a drive this weekend and we were amazed by the quick transformation to the fall colors. There is a beautiful arrangement of red, yellow, orange leaves accross the country side. The down side of this of course is the cooler temperatures have come along with the beautiful view. Soon the leaves will be gone and we can move onto waiting for ski season to start, now that I can't wait for.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Perfect Student

How great it is to get a phone call from school with good news. Jay's English teacher called and left us a message telling us how great Jay was doing. Jay's average after 2 assignments and tests is over 100%. He went on to tell us that Jay is almost the perfect student that works hard and has the perfect attitude towards school. It was so good to here, he is off to a great start on all his grade 9 work with lot's of fantastic tests coming home so far.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The price of beauty

For so many people Acne is a real cause of discomfort and embarrassment. As their are many different securities of acne there treatments are also varied. One of the most vicious forms of Acne is Cystic Acne and one of the forms of treatments has been the drug Accutane. Although there has been recent studies that the use of Accutane can be linked to Crohn's or Inflammatory bowel disease. This has led to many Accutane lawsuit against the manufacturer. Some of the Accutane Lawsuit have already been settled but really do you think anyone would have gone through the treatment process if they knew the results would haunt them the rest of their lives. The next drug that has been linked to other medical problems is the drug Trasylol that has been used to reduce bleeding in heart surgery patients. Trasylol lawsuit have been launched after use of the drug has been linked to Kidney Damage. It is so scary, who do you trust if you can't trust your medical professionals to take care of your health needs.

Halloween Haunt

The countdown to spookville is on, it is officially only 1 month to ol' Hallo's eve. The kids are getting excited for Halloween and we are planning to really get directed around the house. We are going to dec the house next week when the kids are at school so it should be exciting to see their faces when they get home. Bring on the scares.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting ready for the ski hill

We are getting so excited with Snow season coming up soon, we started skiing as a family late last winter, February on and we managed to go about 8 times in total. It was so much fun we hit the clearance sales last year and got everyone ski's and some ski suits. It in now that time of year that the new snow suits and gear is coming out in stores so we are out trying to get the last few pieces we need. Our pass is already bought for the season so all we will need is a little snow and we are good to go.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Golden Rainbow

If you are looking for the gold at the end of the rainbow you might be looking for a long time, the leprechauns are hard to catch. If you want to build a real collection or make a real investment in gold bar than turn to the experts at the US Gold Bureau, they have been in the business of precious metals for many years and have a dedicated knowledgeable team of experts ready to assist you in building a portfolio to match your budget. With the US Gold Bureau you have immediate access to many forms of gold and silver and they can source whatever you need very quickly. Investing in coin online it's challenging to make sure you are getting what you pay for but with an expert on your side they can verify you are getting what you really want and pay for.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Secure investment options

If you are considering a secure investment that will hold it's value and has historically grown in value over generations you should consider investing in Silver and Gold. These metals have been used for centuries as an investment and show of wealth. The US Gold Bureau has been the industry leader in helping people with investmenting decisions. They can assist you with your purchase and provide fast shipping of your product or provide you with secure deposit options to protect your investment. They have all the connections to buy gold bar, coins and other forms that are unique and offer quality. There has never been a better time to invest in silver and gold than right now as the available amount of silver currently available is dwindling to extreamly low levels making it a sure hit investment. The shortage will steadily increase the demand and drive up the price on this incredible investment opportunity.

New hobby

Instead of crashing back to bed once the kids get off to school this year I wanted to try something new. So now I get up and walk the kids up to school and then I walk down to do my tzone and then I either walk home or walk down to hubby's work to meet him down their. I am feeling so much better and my clothes are fitting so much better, it's great. Now I am really tired by the end of the day but it is so worth it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Exercise fun

I recently discovered my new favorite pass time activity, on the way home I passed a new building with a sign that said free trial of tzone, 10 mins = 1 hour of exercise. My curiosity peaked I stopped in the next morning for my free trial and then got my membership the next day. It is so much fun and really relaxes my muscles. The best thing is it only takes 10 minutes out of my day so I can still do all the crazy activities that I have to do like keep the kids activities organized and keep my job going. Thank you tzone.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gold Bullion

Looking for a reliable time tested investment product, for thousands of years gold has been used to trade for goods and services. Being used as a symbal of wealth and prosperity this product has held value consistantly for years and is a safe form of investment. Bullion and Coins now are used not only for money purposes but for collection purposes. There are many collections of coins released to commemorate special occasions, people and events throughout the years. It's a great time to buy gold bullion to make a very wise choice for investment purposes. If you are looking at growing your collection you may want to get an expert in your corner to make online deals and trades for you to avoid many hard ships that can be discovered in transactions with un-known people.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sr. Vs. Jnr.

Well yet another show on TLC breaks down, I would be scared to get a show on that network at this point. Every show ends up with the stars relationship deteriorate into a mess. First it was John and Kate, then the little couple, followed by the gang at LA Ink and now OCC is in shambles with Jnr leaving to start his own shop. I wonder if it is too much success building up the ego's or is it all staged to drive the ratings?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Difficult Choices

We are faced with a hard decision again on what to do about a move for our family. The hard thing it is the move we have been waiting years for but we have made roots in our home and the kids are settled in their school with friends now that we've been here for a few years. We have been trying to make the right decision the last few days and have been back and forth on whether to take the move or not.

Precious Metal Investment

There can be so many hard times in life and trying to create a financially secure future for you and your family can be very difficult. Over time some of the most proven ways to grow your investment was to invest in gold and silver bullion, ingot and coin. The value of these precious metals have proven themselves over the course of time to increase in value. As the ground stock of these metals diminishes it is creating an even bigger demand for these items. If you are like me and not sure where or how to start your investment portfolio you can get the best advise on how to buy gold coins from the experts at the US Gold Bureau. They can assist you in securing your purchase and arrange for delivery or secure storage to protect your investment.

Monday, August 30, 2010










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Sunday, August 29, 2010


An airliner was having engine trouble and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing. A few minutes later the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready.

"All set back here Captain," came the reply, "except the lawyers are still going around passing out business cards."

A real silver ligning

When looking for investment grade metals you need to turn to the experts like US Gold Bureau that have many years of expertise in helping bring sellers and investors together. As old as time itself the trade of gold and silver bullion has always been a steady investment choice. They have the contacts to get the highest quality bullion that can be located by using their service. The natural occurring deposits of these precious metals have become more rare and with demand at record highs it is proving to be a strong investment commodity. This industry of investment can be a risky business with lots of small dealers your best option is to use the industry leader to protect your investment's quality and value.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Puppy Dog Eyes

Today we took our puppy, Riley in for his neutering surgery. When explaining things to the kids and how he couldn't have puppies anymore Kohl(8) said well Mom he is a boy puppy so he wouldn't have babies anyway. We explained that it takes a boy and a girl together to create the magic of babies. He thought for a minute and then said oh so your having his magic removed, yes buddy that sounds about right.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Auto repair guidance

I would have to say for sure I am not a great car person, I know how to put gas in and I know you need to get your oil changed and tires rotated but that is about it. I hate taking my Honda Civic into the local shop because I'm always worried that they are going to take advantage of me and charge me too much just because I don't know the in's and out's of vehical repair.

I remember what happened to break me finally so I needed to find help when it came to fixing my car. I had some smoking issues and when I took the car into get checked I was told it was my Head Gasket and that it was going to cost me a lot to get it fixed. A friend that was sitting in the shop waiting with me mentioned I should try out a website "RepairPal" to make sure I wasn't getting gauged by the shop. Repair Pal will help you from it's valuable database that knows how much parts and labor should cost for a wide variety of repairs. It was fantasic and I was even able to print out what it should cost me and I was able to take it in with me and show them that they were charging too much. I got the work done for $200 less than what I was originally quoted.
Repair pal is available for a wide variety of areas and if you find yourself in need of Los Angeles auto repair you can check out the site to see how they can help you out.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gold Coin Investments

With the busy lifestyle we all live it can be tough to find time to watch our investments as much as we should. To help build and protect your coin investment, it can be very helpful to have a trained experts to help you to buy gold coins. The experts at the US Gold Bureau are available to help you with your investment choices. The US Gold Bureau stands behind it's recommendations and while you are talking to their representatives you can ask them how to get your coins shipped directly to you or how to store them until you need them. Your representative can also keep you up to date with all the latest breaking news and rare coin opportunities as they become available.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dog Chew

We arrived home the other day to find the dog had made her mark around the house while we were out. We close her in a bit when we go out, so she basically has access to 3 rooms when we are out. We always take the time to pick things up off the floor because she is a bit of a chewer, but the other day she managed to get the remote down off the coffee table and do a number on it. She apparently decided it was a chew toy and knawed the heck out of it. It was the original remote and we always hate replacing those because you never get a universal remote that works as well as the original.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Accessibility Assistance

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I have often wondered where people with special needs or disabilities get their vehicles that transport them around. I recently came across an article that discusses the
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Outside Backyard Getaway

What a great plan we have for the weekend, for the last 2 summers we haven't been able to get any camping in with the kids because of other vacation plans. The weekend is supposed to be nice and we have a few jobs to do around the yard so it is official, the house is closed for the weekend except for "P" breaks and food preperation. The great thing is we have the BBq in the yard and the pool, and even the camping cheat (electric plug), can't wait for the fun!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anniversary Getaway

We have official done it now, for the first time in over 10 years we are getting away with NO children to celebrate our Anniversary. Now the down side it is only for one night but I'm sure we will make the most of our one day away with out them all. It took a lot of arrangements to make sure all the kids were looked after but with help from family I'm sure they will survive the one night without us!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gold of the Future

What a fantastic time to consider and buy gold coins for investing or collecting. Gold has been one of the most precious of metals for generations and all time. It has been used as a symbol of wealth and power for some of the most powerful rulers in history. Gold is currently trading at some of it's highest prices in recent memory but that doesn't mean it isn't a good time to start investing in this commodity. Gold has proven to be a stable investment commodity with little risk involved. As the dollar weakens historically commodity items grow in value so the economy is currently experiencing a growth period for all forms of gold.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jay's Summer Vaction

Jay has been enjoying a 2 week vacation visit to his Aunt's, he was looking forward to this time for months and originally his vacation was only going to be 1 week but that has turned into 2 weeks and now we just gave permission to allow him to stay another week as we are going on vacation in a week and can pick him up instead of them driving him all the way home. I'm sure he appreciates the time to visit family back home and a little break from his siblings.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day Relaxation

We decided to try something different for Canada Day this year, we had a BBQ and enjoyed the hot sunny day by the pool. It was very relaxing for a change of pace from our busy year of school and activities and a nice way to start the summer. Hopefully next year we spending the day in Florida at Disney Land for our family vacation if all our planning works out, crossing fingers!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Currency Collections

There are many forms of currency used throughout the World but some are more accepted then others. Precious metals like Gold or Silver are concidered universal currencies and are known throughout all countries for it's value and beauty. There has never been a better time to invest in Silver as the available stock pile is unable to meet current demand and is driving the value to all time highs. The United States Gold Bureau is a large organization with dedicated staff with the ability to help you buy gold coins for your investment portfolio. Many generations have wondered at the beauty of gold both as an investment tool and as a sign of wealth and beauty. Investing in gold and other precious metals is a good idea to protect and preserve your families wealth and well being. Gold has proven itself to be a very stable growth investment and with diminishing supplies should continue on this trend for the for-seeable future.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Up goes the pool

With the fence finished it was time to get the pool up, we had a great weekend of weather and got up early Saturday to get the pool up. It went much better than last year and we had the pool up and filling in only a couple of hours. By the end of the day it was pretty much full and the kids were having a great but cold time. We bought a new solar cover and it had done a great job warming up the pool so we aren't pulling ice cubes out of the water when the kids are done.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fun Fencing Project

Our fence was officially done, it had lasted as long as possible, we patched it up for a couple of years but this year it was having no more and we finally brought it down. We have a pool so bylaw says we need to have a fence so before we could set up the pool we had to get our bob the builder caps on and get the section rebuilt. We are able to patch up and give the rest a fresh coat of stain but the section beside the driveway is replaced now and maybe next year we will continue along the rest. It was a lot of fun working together to get the project done and a little stain it will look great.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kitchen renovation

Now that we are finishing our kitchen renovations I have decided we need to redo the floor as well. Hubby did such a good job with the rest of the house and we have enough flooring left over so we will take it into the kitchen too. I can't wait to get this done because I really hated the floor now that we have the new stain on the cabinets and the flooring will match perfectly. Another project for Hubby but he needs something to keep him busy at night while I'm at work anyway.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Flooring

I recently went away with 2 of our kids to a Dance competion leaving 2 kids home with hubby. He took the week off of work so he could be around for the kids, I figured he would be lazy and take the opportunity to sleep every day but to my surprise he acutally replaced all the flooring on the main story of our house. It wasn't a total surprise because I ran into one of his co-workers while away as they were putting in time at the mall before taking a flight to Disney. It was hilarious listening to him make up stories of what he was doing all week when I knew he was doing floors. It was too bad because it would have been a real impressive surprise if I didn't know, I have to give him credit for trying.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shrek the finally

It's coming, just one more day and we will get to see how the journey ends for our friends in Shrek. Even better it will be in 3d so we get an extra special treat. The kids have been talking about it for weeks, we were hoping to go Friday but I have to work now for one of my co-workers Friday and Saturday so we will be planning on going Sunday instead. Sorry kids you will have to wait a couple of extra days to get there but we will enjoy it together.

I'm Lost

Oh no it had to happen the end of Lost is coming this weekend, I really enjoyed the run while it lasted. This was a show that you really never knew where it was going but just couldn't help but watch once you started. I'm not sure why the finally is Sunday and not the regular day hopefully not too many people miss this and are able to watch the finale.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time Savings

My friend was having a hard time with her parents, they are elderly and have moved in with them in their home. It was important to have them looked after and they were past the point that they could reliability look after their finances and physical needs on a daily basis. Now that there are extra people in the house she was finding it even harder to find the time to get everything done. Running errands and shopping was a luxury that was hard to find the time to do. She needed items to look after the physical needs of her parents like kendall briefs that were hard to find. Financially she needed to save as much as possible so by shopping online at Jazz Medical she was able to save 50% off the retail price of the Briefs they needed and with he fast convenient shipping they can be delivered direct to their door so she doesn't have to leave the house to get their needed items.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mom, why can't we have anymore babies.

Spending the last week away at dance competition, we had to divide and conquer with one of us staying home with 2 kids and 1 of us at the competition. While enjoying a lounge around the pool with some of the other dance moms Kohl was playing with one of the mom's babies, he was having a good time and asked me if I could have another baby. I told him that we couldn't have anymore babies, oh mommy why not he asked I tried over and over explain things to him and finally decided to put in terms he would understand and told him "daddy had his magic removed", the other girls burst out in laughter and he was finally satisfied with the answer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Career Decisions

I have often dreamed about making a career choice that I will enjoy after the kids are a little bigger and I can take the time to return to school and learn a new trade. There are all kinds of options out there for me but I would like to take something that I enjoy doing and will allow me to work around my family commitments. I have been looking into beauty schools and located the Regency Cosmetology school in Louisiana, this school has been growing rapidly over the last decade and now has 30 locations to serve their students growing needs. There is lots of hands on training with qualified instructors and help with job placement after the training has finished.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Doggy Daze

It will be a sad day next Monday for our pup Riley, he is heading into the vet to have his de-boying proceedure completed. I feel bad for him but it is a necessary proceedure, we are hoping it will have a calming effect on him but I am hesitant to believe that will happen. It had that effect on his older sister last year and now she is a calm and sometimes lazy pet.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Time

It was a warm evening with not a lot on the go so it was time to take the kids out the park to enjoy the night. They had a blast climbing, jumping and swinging on the equipment. It was a lot of fun and the time ended too soon as the kids had to get home after about an hour so they could get ready for school. It is good to think that they only have a couple of months left until the end of the school year and they will be able to enjoy the summer months.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Late night working

We have been putting down some new floors, the other night after arriving home at 1:45am Matt and Jay were putting down the flooring trying to get a head start on the next days projects. We all worked together for a few hours to finish up and it was a blast working away to the wee hours of the morning.

Puppy Dreamin

Now we love our dogs but recently at dance class we met a cute little Yorkie, he was so adorable and Blake loved hanging out with him. I think perhaps in a couple of years we will look into getting another puppy for our family...our forever puppy as Blake calls them. It will give our pups a chance to grow up and get settled in.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vacation Planning

We are trying hard to be disciplined to save money so we can go off to Disney next year with the kids. We are starting to see some progress with our finances and with a lot of team work we will be able to make it happen. The kids are finally all at the right age to get them there so we really need to be strong to make it happen as soon as possible.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Laundry Room

I am so excited, our taxes came back and we are finally able to go out and get that new washer/dryer we have been waiting for. It has been a long few months with our crappy old machine. We thought for a couple of weeks we new exactly what we wanted but on the last day we decided to go a different direction and got a beautiful red front load combo with pedestals. It was the same price as the one we wanted but came with a $400 rebate and had all the same features. The rebate will go towards our family season pass at the ski hill so it's definetly a bonus.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I just finished watching another new episode of one of our favorite shows LOST, this show is so well written it keeps you constantly guessing on where it is going with the story. The last few years they would show us flashbacks to get to know where the characters came from and why they were the way they were, now they use flash aheads to show you where they will end up but the question is really how do they end up there? It really keeps you thinking and putting the pieces together week after week.


I watched the most unique CSI I have seen in a long time tonight, usually it's kind of like well if you haven't seen it before it's almost like another show you've seen. This one takes place on the set of a horror film movie production house. The show had moments of comedy and horror in it and kept me glued the entire show, it was really imaginative and cool.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wedding vacations

With just celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary we realized that since we had never gone on our honeymoon that it was time to make some plans and get away for some time alone to relax. The hardest thing I am finding is deciding on a destination. We do know that we want to go somewhere warm with lots of sandy beaches so we will be looking into some destination weddings to see what kinds of great deals we can get. It will be very romantic to renew our wedding vows in a beautiful setting with just the two of us. In Cancun we can enjoy our time on the secluded white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya and can take advantage of the resorts Karisma Hotels with inclusive concepts and services that will make this trip a relaxing experience. This honeymoon getaway has been a long time coming but I think it will be well worth the wait!