Sunday, February 26, 2006

Girls Scrapbooking Night

Tonight we had a crop night at our house. Instead of going to the store up in Westbank, I thought I would have it at my house. My parents took the girls overnight, so I could have the night to myself. (long over due) Kelly, Steph, Heidi and Anita came over for some food and scrapbooking. We all got quite a bit done. I think all of the layouts are great. There are more but I thought I would just share a few. Kelly made another one of her fabulous paperbag books which she sells by the way on Ebay. If you go to Kelly's Art Website under my links you can check out all of her amazing art and scrapbooking projects.

We all had a really good time tonight. Good food and good company. Thanks for coming over girls. I am glad we were able to do this before I move (snif snif) we will have to do it once more. I am sure going to miss all my friends. Yes, I will be blogging, thank goodness for the computer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Vicki

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Vicki
Happy Birthday to you

I can't wait to have your kids this morning!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day.

From the Poetsch Family

Monday, February 20, 2006

where do I begin?

There are so many things going on in our life right now, it is crazy. Most I can't blog about yet. (Sorry) Very busy and too many decisions too make. We are going to take it day by day and see what happens. (All good things don't worry)

OUR girls are a sweet, thoughtful, impatient, beautiful, jealous, fantastic, kind, lovable kids (lol). I am so proud of them . Some days I wonder how can I get through the day today? Boy, it is hard being a mom. Don't get me wrong I love staying at home with my girls and being a mom and wife. It is probably the hardest job I have every had to do, and I don't get paid for it - how does that make sense. I get paid with love (again lol)

Vayda has lost two teeth in the past week. I can't even believe it my self. Both times the teeth came out while eating a cookie. So we have had a visit from the toothfairy, and we will be waiting for her tonight. Vayda is so thrilled to finally have those two teeth gone, because for the past 2 months her adult teeth have been growing in behind her baby teeth. It sure looked funny, I think she thought it was pretty special (which I must agree). Vayda has been a great help to me this week, she has been keeping busy. Enjoying swimming and skating. She is a little mermaid who can skate - way to cute.

Vayda is one of the most thoughtful kids I know, she told me the other day, after having kind of a bad morning "mom, I really appreciate everything you do for me", I started crying ofcourse. These days everything makes me cry - way too emotional. Then the next day she said she wanted to get a haircut. She said "I want to give my hair to Sara-Beth" again I started to cry. Just in case you don't know who Sara-Beth is (we don't really either) but Rascall Flatts (country music) sing a song called "skin" and the song is about a girl (Sara-Beth) who has cancer and who lossed her hair (she has already drawn a picture for Sara-Beth as well which she believes we sent to her before Christmas - I couldn't get myself to tell her that we couldn't actually sent it to her). What can I say she is so caring and thoughtful, I am so proud of her.

Then there is my darling Tessa. I am telling you she is a hoot. It is a good thing she is so darn cute, cause she is a troublemaker. I can't believe how smart she is. I am for sure not looking forward to the teenage years with that one. (actually not looking forward to Vayda being a teen either - what am I going to do?)
Tessa is learning new things all of the time. She loves to read with me and sing. Her other favourite thing to do is count. She was counting with Vayda tonight and she was doing pretty good. She goes past 10 misses a couple here and there but she is getting the idea of it. I find it so amazing to watch them learn new things, especially when they figure things out all by themselves. Her favourite new sayings are "I don't know" "my turn" "more dip please" and "I love you daddy mommy" Today she even said "Vayda, opa oma house hot tub?" Way too cute. She also like her sister has a big heart. Anytime it is time for snack or drink she right away says "Vayda too" So eventhough she is a handful, she is also a pretty awesome kid. We are so blessed to have two healty beautiful girls.

I am also so blessed and lucky to have John in my life. We have been married for 8.5 years and together for 12.5 years. He is the hardest working man I know. He never complains about anything - I do enough complaining for the both of us. I love spending time with our little family, we always have so much fun, it doesn't matter what we do there are lots of laughs and there is lots of love.

Well, that should be enough for the night. Time to watch some more Olympics or maybe just read my book - which by the way is very exciting, I started reading not too long ago. I have never made to time to read, now I absolutely love it. I can't believe it took me this long to get started. I guess there was always something else to do!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A little more about me

1. What is your occupation? Mom and Wife - before kids I was an Office Administrator at a Construction Company.
2. What color are your underwear? Green, Blue, and Pink
3. What are you listening to right now? Country Music of course
4. What was the last thing you ate? Bran flakes with Island Farms Strawberry Yogurt
5. Do you wish on stars? Yes
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow
7. How is the weather right now? Nice and Sunny but a little chilly
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes, Angella. I got this from her Blog.
9. How old are you today? 29
10. Favorite Drink? Coffee and Water
11. Favorite sport to watch? Gymnastics and Baseball
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes
13. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Yes, Glasses
14. Pets? No not right now
15. Favorite Month? May
16. Favorite Food? Cajun Chicken Caesar salad from Earls, I could eat that everyday
17. What was the last movie you watched? Fever Pitch (I think that is the name of it)
19. What do you do to vent anger? Go for a good walk, fresh air does wonders
20. Fall or Spring? Both
21. Hugs or Kisses? Both
22. Cherries or blueberries? Neither, strawberry all the way
23. Do you want your friends to comment? Yes, if they have time.
24. Who is Most Likely to Respond? Heidi, Kelly and Angella
25. Who is Least Likely to Respond? I don't know, and it doesn't matter to me if you don't want to comment, I am not going to lose sleep over it.
26. Who do you live with? My wonderful husband and my 2 beautiful girls
27. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday, when the Canadian Girl Jennifer won the Gold medal in the Olympics. (I am a little sensitive these days)
28. What is on the floor of your closet? A laundry basket with clean clothes. Clean clothes can not touch my floor. (I don't know what is wrong with me)
29. What friend have you had the longest? Char-lynn Bubar since Grade 9
30. What did you do last night? Went for dinner with my girls (what a joy - not) and went home and read my book and talked to my brother Andy (I miss him)
31. Favorite smell? Campfire. We love camping
32. Who Inspires you? My husband and my kids
33. What are you afraid of? Mice, I know I have to get over it!!!!!!!
34. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Spicy all the way
35. Favorite car? My van ofcourse, although a I have a thing for trucks as well
36. Favorite dog breed? Can't decide
37. Number of keys? 3, house, mail and van
38. How many years at current job? Mom for almost 6 years, and Wife for 8.5 years
39. Favorite Day of the Week? Saturday
40. How many States have you lived in? 1 - Massachusetts
41. How many Cities have you lived in? Harlingen, The Netherlands; Summerland, BC; Kelowna, BC; Christina Lake, BC; Penticton, BC; Boston, MA; and now we are going to move up north
42. Favourite TV Show? Amazing Race and Survivor
43. Favourite Activity? Speding time with my family, scrapbooking and pilates
44. How many siblings do you have? 2 Wonderful brothers
45. Favourite Icecream? Strawberry Cheesecake

I thouht I would add a few questions just to make it an even, uneven 45 (Does that make sense?)


I am always telling my girls how special it is to have a sister. These days, they are playing together so much more than ever before.

Tessa is keeping up with Vayda and Vayda is getting a bit more patient with Tessa. I love to watch them interact. Either playing or scrapping.

I can't believe how smart the little ones are already, Tessa knows how to tease her sister and how to get her in trouble. Even though there is a 4 year difference, they get along so well (most days) and they truly love each other.

We are just having so much fun with them.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Drama Queen

Just some pics of my beautiful daugher. I can't believe she is going to be 6 this year. Time sure go by fast. The girls put on shows for us everyday. They love to sing and dance (especially to country music) I just love watching them. Usually they are in their dress up clothes though.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Burning my own CD


We have had our new computer for about six months. Until now we haven't made any cd's. But all that has changed. We downloaded some COUNTRY music from ITunes and made our very own CD. I am so excited, just thought I would share that with everyone. Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Where Have I Been?

Well, we haven't gone anywhere. There is so much going on in our life right now that it has been overwelming to blog about it. In case you haven't heard, we are moving. We are moving up north to Fort St. John. I know, what are we thinking? Well, my husband (John) is a welder and we decided to up there since there is such a shortage of welders there. Yes, he had a great job here but we decided that he should start his own business and work for himself, and make pretty good money.

We named our business TEVA WELDING (Te from Tessa and Va from Vayda). We are so excited, yet a litttle scared at the same time. It is going to be a really neat adventure for us.

We are going to come back!!!!!!!!! It will be just for a little while. And yes, I will be updating my blog more often, but we have had so much on our minds. There is so much involved in starting your own business.

As you can tell with the pictures, Tessa loved watching John setting up his truck. She would just sit and stare. So cute.