August 25, 2014

Catch Up Post

Happy Monday and I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I think this is the longest I have gone without a post in a long time and I don't even have a card to share with you.  I haven't been around blogland much in the past couple of weeks, in fact I haven't even been in my craft room either. I do apologize for not getting around the comment on all your posts and I do appreciate all of the kind comments that have been left for me. Finally after what has been the busiest summer I can remember in a long time. I think that everything is in order now. 

Last week was a flurry of shopping for things Ben needed for his new house he is renting. A trip to IKEA ended up with a desk for Brooklyn as well, which the kids built together. Ben was more than happy to teach his sister how to assemble her desk and drawers.


of course Sam had to be there with them...


Desk built and clean up done.


This past weekend we moved Ben to his 2nd year house at University in Sudbury. I thought I was going to be so sad to see him take his furniture out of his room and go, but actually I was never more proud of him. When I saw first hand how much he has matured in a year and knowing that he is really going to be okay I just felt so happy for him and how excited he is for the future.  Toronto is a big city and Sudbury is 390 km (150 miles) north of the city. When you drive up, there is 100 miles between the last big city and Sudbury. The drive is highway and flat land, but when you get to Sudbury it is all rolling hills and rock faces as you head down into the city. The city is a basin formed when a meteor hit the earth millions of years ago. So there is a lot of rock. I won't bore you anymore with a history lesson. ;)

Not the nicest day for a drive but at least the rain held off until we got there, then it rained while the uhaul was unloaded. LOL





The weekend finished off with my husband taking Brooklyn and I out for dinner and we got a rare photo of the two of us together.  Funny how that happens.


Back in my craft room today I hope!
Have a wonderful week!

27 comments :

June Houck said...

Beautiful pictures, Tracey. Thank you for sharing! Another chapter in your family's life :)

I hope you create some sweet postcards to send to your kiddos!

Lynn said...

Tracey, so wonderful to see your family all together even if it is for a short bit. Wonderful that Ben's confidence is growing. You and James should be very proud! xoxo

Kara said...

what a wonderful week! Glad you were out enjoying life and your family!

Renee said...

It sounds like you had a busy...
but happy weekend!
It was nice seeing "life" like this...
and you have such a beautiful family! :)
Hugs!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos!!!!

Alanna said...

A busy week for sure. I love the photo of you and your hubby.

icardeveryone01 said...

I have missed you!! Wonderful to hear how you and the kids have been up to... thanks for the virtual road trip - can't wait to see it first-hand! You and the hubs could not be cuter... what plans have you made for the 25th? =] Michele

Kristie Goulet said...

Great pictures Tracey. Thank you for sharing. Love the picture of you and your husband!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great photos! You look serene and happy - perfect!

Shelly said...

Wonderful pics, Tracey! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks like everyone had fun!
great photo of the two of you!!

Annette Allen said...

what great pictures.. you and your husband are adorable..

Linda said...

Great pictures of the kids working together and the picture of you and your husband.

Lisa said...

Family times, good times!! Love the photos of your kids working together and the pretty scenery too. FABULOUS photo of you and your hubby. Look at you in polka dots...so CUTE!!

Anita in France said...

Such a great post and wonderful photo's, Tracey ... you have such a lovely family! Gorgeous photo of you and DH! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

What a BEAUTIFUL family you have, Tracey! And, I don't just mean that in "looks"! It really warmed my heart to see Ben and Brooklyn assembling her desk...It took me back, as I always enjoyed watching my kids work on something together! I know you must be so happy for Ben, too...he seems like such a wonderful young man, and I know his future will be bright! And, I'm certain that Brooklyn (love her name, by the way) is right behind him! May God bless them both and keep them safe and happy for years to come!

Thanks for another great post! I can't wait to see what you come up with now that you'll have some time to play in your studio!

Joyce said...

Love the update and all the photos. Of course, you've been missed in Blog land, and you will be missed again here at my house on Wednesday. I love the picture of you and James. It made me realize that I don't think I have ever seen a picture of him. Now, I can have something in my mind when we talk about hiding packages from James (which I know you would NEVER do--(just in case he is reading this))

Maria said...

I've missed seeing your wonderful creations, but you've been busy with important family happenings. Great pics of all of you! Take care and have a great week!:-)

Sherrie M. said...

Thanks for the update Tracey....so nice to have a peek into what you've been up to. Enjoy your family...

Bobby said...

Great picture of you and your husband. And the kids, too. Glad things are going well and will be settling down so you can get back in the craft room.

Marybeth said...

Love it all,the updates,the history lesson ,pictures and knowing you are not sad. You look so beautiful I. Your picture...great one!
My husband did not want to leave the beauty of Canada a few weeks ago.

~amy~ said...

Awww Tracey....such a fun post! Love the pics...great when the kids work together, eh? LOVE the pic of you and your hubby!

KayM said...

Oh Tracey you're so cute! What a lovely couple you guys are! I so enjoyed seeing the photos and reading about your family! Sam is adorable too! :)

Marisa said...

IKEA furniture assembly can be a verrrry interesting event sometimes LOL! Glad they were successful in their venture! Adore the photo of you and your hubby :)

Sharron said...

Fabulous pictures of your family, Tracey--thank you so much for sharing! Glad you had some memorable times together. Love the picture of you and your hubby!

cm said...

I'm running behind in comments, but taking time this leisurely Saturday morning to spend some time with you. What a wonderful gallery of photos you've shared of your beautiful and handsome family! Seeing Ben and Brooklyn co-assemble was so heart-warming; moments like these show their love for one another, as well as strengthen the bond they have. They'll miss one another, but at least your son isn't 'too' far away. The Sudbury scenery...gorgeous (well, minus those ominous rain clouds). Your and husband...awesome photo! This entire post is infused with love! Two wonderful parents; two wonderful children. Such joy...
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

I always love seeing family photos and you have so many wonderful ones to share today. I love that one of your and James, you both look so happy and very sweet.