Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008


i have so much to say that its making it harder to blog... new changes. i started a new job today!! yea i know most of you just had no clue.. i will blog later about details. its been incredible... child care miracles, just such good stuff.. i'll be back with details my child is wanting to get up from his nap.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

see you on the other side

Renee went home to be with Jesus today. Now she is resting in his arms.

don't leave me..

coming soon.. new post. so much going on. its crazy. hopefully tonight.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

and the book goes too....

I loved reading your lists and hope you were encouraged to try creative writing in some way. Dave selected (randomly) two numbers and I have two winners... Karla and Dixie! Congrats. I wish I could give you all the book.. so maybe you should stop by Kim's site and order it for yourselves. I have Karla's address so Dixie if you could email me yours that would be great. I want to try to put up some kind of creative challenge more often. so stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

live lusciously

if you are a regular reader you will remember me mentioning Kim McMechan a brilliant writer, singer and life coach. i was given a phone session with her as a gift and have been living life differently since. she encouraged me in my creative life and in light of that the rest of my life as well. she has a website HERE. i am greatly inpsired by her. i was also given her book as a gift which beautifully titled Tripping Into Daylight has become my most used book. Its a journal of stories, poems and life reflections.
Just today I was reading in it and this part spoke so softly to me.

"The more I live, the more my heart calls me to live one day at a time.
It is deeply needed. Otherwise there gets to be too many questions you
can't answer, will probably never be able to answer.
You start holding on, and holding on makes you loose the very things you were trying
so hard to keep all that time. I know it is only by living from this place
of letting go that you really live, really get to take life in."

She is generous and has given me some books to give away. I have been trying to come up with some clever blog giveaway that would encourage you to expand your mind and your creative life but have not come to any real clever conclusions. So I am just going to pick a winner at random. But first heres a challenge taken from her book. I challenge you to write a list of 10 beautiful things. There is power in writing things down. You are able to see more clearly that which you write down. It gets it out of your head where things usually stay vague and irritating.
You don't have to share in order to win. Just leave your name in the comments.
But heres my list.
10 beautiful things
1. the smell of coffee brewing
2. the sound of ari & noah when they chatter to each other
3. the feel of fresh sheets
4. seeing my favorite coffee mug on the window sill in the morning light
5. the way the sun shines in my piano window around 1pm
6. a clean picked up house
7. the smell of vanilla laundry sheets lingering on clean clothes
8. dave saying i love you
9. the way i feel when my clothes really fit
10. pages in my journal full and messy

alright so ready set go.. leave your name.. i will pick a winner this weekend... you really want this book.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

for the pallisters...

you know those friends who you don't get to see very often but it doesn't matter they just will always be life long friends because you share so much more than a postal code... today we got a package in the mail and i will let the photos speak for themselves. thanks guys. we felt the love.

want to make heather happy buy her coffee.. oh wait even better buy her good vancouver continental coffee.

want to make dave happy send him a home brewing magazine.. his words were along the lines of "this is the best magazine ever" "i need like five of these in my garage" "wow" "i love this magazine" good job guys.

Monday, February 18, 2008

IMAGE (ine)

taking a page from Ali's book and tried a mosiac using my fave photos right now from flickr. embracing my desire to be inspired by images is not only getting my creative juices flowing but i find it healing as well... encourage yourself today. try something.1. my favorite chair., 2. tiny space, big pattern!, 3. Little green colander, 4. tiny little clothes, 5. fo: anna stockings, 6. aug17, 7. Untitled, 8. 2nd purse, 9. Taking a Flickr Break....!, 10. a beautiful morning..., 11. Just For Show, 12. ::

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

what hell would be like

today on a online multiples group i am a part of someone who has two singletons under 5 and a set of twins who turned 2.. she is expecting another set of twins. seriously this is my worst nightmare, my biggest fear, the thing that makes me want to barf just thinking about.. and people are congratulating her and so excited..
i get this alot when people ask "if we are done" like life will be over once you stop having kids. i usually say "we'll probably have one more" and then they always look at me with this sly smile and say "or maybe another set?" seriously could you be any more insensitive.. could you really hate me that much that you would wish that upon me. don't get me wrong i am happy with my twins and i love them but there is only so much one person can handle. so don't say it, don't even think it for fear that your thoughts will escape into the atmosphere and jinx me....
oh and on a unrelated issue i have had to put my comment moderation back on because of a stupid spammer i have had.. sorry but you'll have to put in those stupid codes.

Monday, February 11, 2008

all things a & n

thought it was high time to write a post dedicated to telling you about ari and noah these days.. its been awhile. at 20 months they are busy... each day has its ups and downs of course. i am sitting on the fence.. this stage is easier then when they were babies yet harder in some regards. maybe it helps that i don't really remember the first 6 months. i find them more frustrated these days as they struggle to communicate but they know what they want and when i don't get it.. they are mad. we are in the tantrum stage.. some days much worse than others. currently they are both sick again... when this cold hit dave commented "well they've been healthy for a long time now" i looked at him and said "three weeks dave its been three weeks" took noah in for a follow up from his croup hospitalization and he had chest xrays done and has a mild case of pneumonia.. and to top it off an ear infection which surprised me i had no idea.. so we continue with the puffers we are on with the hopes that when they hit 4 all these wheezy asthma type symptoms will go away.
i decided to give you some highlights/lowlights from the past few months and hopefully give you a bit of insight into their little blossoming personalities.
* watching them learn to "twirl" and their realization of how fun it is to not walk strait and bang into walls. hilarious.
* walking in on Ari after a nap where he promptly handed me his diaper and showed me the pee on his mattress.
* Ari is a bit of a brute when it comes to his brother. he tends to hit noah alot these days.
* favorite things: buses, sitting on chairs alone, you tube, dancing and grandpa
* they have now tried jello and think its fun
*Ari eats ALL things ALL the time
* Noah doesn't really like meat.
* They love books - not much for having you read to them but they love to flip the pages (fast)
* They have a fave book that they fight over all the time. I got another one like it (just different stuff inside) yea they figured it out and won't have it. It has to be that book.
* They still love taking baths.. constantly at any closed door saying "bath"
* Words so far: Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Pa, Ball, Book, Bus, Truck, Cheese, Nana (banana), Train, and Baa for backyardigans of course.
*diaper changes are the end of the world right now.. its hard to do because they are usually screaming and writhing around. you'd think they would catch on that its much faster if they don't put up a fight.
They currently are not into sleeping all through the night. Noah is pretty consistent but Ari loves to drive me nuts waking up.. usually for his soother.
I love them I really do. Life would be dull without them. Although most days I am tired and just plain done.. I realize the gift they are in my life. Its the cuddles and the laughter that get me through and just those little things only they do. There is the good the bad the ugly but thank God they are mine.

Friday, February 08, 2008

canadian content

for my un-canadian friends we have a national broadcast station called CBC (tv, radio..) they are host to something called Hockey Night in Canada.. big deal NHL stuff. they also host something once a year called Hockey Day in Canada where they go on location somewhere cool (small town, hockey history..) still with me. So this year Hockey Day 2008 is held in Winkler (thats where I was born and raised and reside) its a big deal.. lots of big names in hockey and every time CBC goes on air its from Winkler this weekend.. cool publicity. anyways yesterday the place I work hosted a private VIP party after the game last night... the night started off a big rocky. people were late and we were beginning to think it might be a bust... slowly the celebs start trickling in.. I think the first to "stumble" in was Wendell Clark (Toronto Maple Leafs), Cassie Campbell (Women's Gold medel Olympic hockey team). There were a few too many of us staff on and at first Jen, Kristen and I were standing there kind of greeting people as they made their way to the bar... I'm first in line and all of a sudden I turn around and its a very friendly Ron Maclean. "Hi, How are you. I'm Ron" holds out hand to shake. I take it and say very diplomatically "Uhh yeah." long pause with red cheeks "I'm Heather" Jen and Kristen busting out laughing. It was quite hilarious. I am unsure of where my star struckness came from but it was just so surreal for me that he was shaking my hand and telling me his name...
The rest of the evening was fun... Kelley Hrudey and I were friends by the end of the night. The guy was always at the food table... every time I would go to pick up his empty plate he'd say "Oh I think I'll get more" I would smile and say "Kelley you can just get a new plate" He'd smile. It was nice.
The highlight was when Ron came to the back servery and posed for photos and signed autographs.. he really was just so nice. and way skinnier than you would have guessed when you see him on TV. anyways it was a good night and I am happy to have brought you this Canadian content.oh the last photo (bottom right) is where Don Cherry was supposed to be but he didn't make it

Thursday, February 07, 2008

creative wednesday

i did a collage exercise with my small group on wednesday morning. being creative lets life flow. i asked the question what do you want more of in your life? (thanks kim) and we ripped and glued and came up with beautiful masterpieces.... i've been consumed with thoughts of everyday creativity and have a giveway coming up and more thoughts on this... stay tuned.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

three posts in one day

Follow The Leader!

saturday creative

spent alot of today being creative. ahh the feeling of letting it all go and just being inpsired by the things around me... made some baby shower invitations which are simple (cause there are lots of them) but lovely. spent the good part of the day making a gift for a friend which came out so well that it made me have a moment of wanting to keep it myself. i was encouraged to be inspired "prophetically" and man what i got for her was speaking right to me.. so maybe a second gift for myself is in order. it felt refreshing to sit in my space and craft... listening to an uplifting and inspiring cd mix a friend gave me last night. i feel i am really me when i am inspired. inspired to create and just be.

for real

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson