Category Archives: Awesomeness


Sunday morning we woke up to an eerily quiet house.  There was no crying, babbling, screaming or pitter patter of little feet at our abode.  For the first time in 16 months T and I were in our own home together.  ALONE!  I’ve been alone in the house and T has been alone in the house, but never have we experienced this moment of bliss together.

T and I had a date night on Saturday and the Beans were shipped off to the Grandparents house overnight.  Dinner was a bit of a let down (I won’t bother telling you where we went but we did go to a very highly rated restaurant in the city that we had gone to in the past and loved but this time – not up to par).

Even with the not so fabulous dinner it was still a great night out followed by a delicious morning of sitting on the back deck, looking at the forest, listening to the birds, drinking our coffee and reading our books.  That’s right – we were able to drink our coffee in peace, read more than a paragraph at a time and just be.

We chinked our coffee cups together and said a toast to many more moments of alone time in our house!



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Think I can pay for their university education with these?

Yes, I am bragging here but these two are THE CUTEST kids around.  Even though one of them had us up at 2am last night and I seriously wanted to throw him out with the bath water, their cuteness overrides their pain in the assness!

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So this is what it’s like

This week in the concrete jungle (and I mean that literally, just look at pictures of the 3m high fence in downtown Toronto), T and I have mixed it up a bit.  T is working from home this week and I’m coming downtown for work.  That means that T is home when I get home, T is getting dinner prepared, T is there for help during the Beans dinner, bath AND bedtime.  So for this week I am getting a small taste of what it would be like to have a husband that worked 9-5 and at just 1.5 days into the week I must say I like it – A LOT!

I know this schedule is not realistic for our lives, it is not realistic for the type of job that T has and loves, nor is it realistic with our commute from home to work.  I just want to say I’m liking this whole come home to dinner organized business and having help at the end of the day with the Beans schedules.  It’s also fun having all four of us together every night for a few hours.  Playing, laughing and enjoying the time together. 

So even though this little piece of heaven won’t last I want to thank the G20.  The negatives of this spectacle have been turned into positives for our little family, so thanks G20, I owe you one!

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Outdoor Fun

Frolicking at the farm

Can't get enough of these Goldfish crackers

Chillin at the cottage

Hurry up Sebastian, we have places to go!

My Pinto Beans

Mom come look, I think I found a spider.

See, it fits Mom now let's get in the boat.


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I think I should save my money…

…why bother buying expensive toys when a big box will do, or better yet, pots & pans or hell, even Tupperware.

What I should do is save my money and give some of it to Jen O. for redesigning my blog.  Have you looked up yet?  Way up and looked at that amazing new banner.  This girl is a genius with all things banner (she’s so talented at other things too, but I’ll just stick to one thing for now).  I just want to say a huge thanks to Jen O. for bringing The Pinto Beans to the next level, now if only I could get her to write for me than the content would also improve.


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