Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Canada Day

Once again it is July 1st and Canada is celebrating it's birthday with bbq's, fireworks, parades, and lots of alcohol..or soft drinks depending on how old you are...lets not forget watermelon, corn on the cob and strawberry shortcake.

We are going to Assiniboine Park to the zoo tomorrow to see the Lions and take in some of the events they are throwing at the park tomorrow.

They are supposed to be building our pool tomorrow too...we will see. For those of you who don't know...last summer we bought an above ground pool for our backyard. We enjoyed it so much we decided to get a permanent above ground pool in our backyard this summer. We bought it way back in May and it's finally getting installed this weekend. Of course we had hoped to have it installed well before now, but Mother Nature had other plans and has offered us an incredibly wet spring here in the Mid-west.

I hope all of my Canadian friends and family have a wonderful Canada Day tomorrow! and i hope all of my American friends have a wonderful 4th of July. I wish everyone sunshine, watermelon and lots of family and friends for your holiday.



Sunshine :^D

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Holy Smokes! Earthquakes and tornado's, floods and mosquito's! Not the best time be in Canada! Holy cow!

I'm not sure but I think Mother Nature is starting to get pi%*#ed off at the damage being done to her world!!

Yesterday in Canada we had an earthquake, a few tornado's and there continues to be flooding in the mid-west...and not so significant-but oh so annoying - a huge explosion in the mosquito population here in Winnipeg!! don't breathe through your will suck one in....YUCK!!

On a personal front, our boys will be arriving on Sunday and we are so excited for their arrival. We are making lots of changes to their bedrooms and we are excited to see what they think of their new spaces when they get here.

Our summer officially begins on Sunday when our boys arrive. Have to start our list of things we want to go and do this summer. The time flies so very quickly each summer. What are you all planning to do as a family this summer? Doing anything unique that would be fun to share with others? Our boys are 14 and 12...gosh time sure doesn't stand still!

Off to work I go. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful day!


Sunshine :^D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What is Your Fave Summer Treat?

Its the time of year when North America lights up the grill, embraces salads and all the yummy berries ripen.

(check out this site I borrowed this cool gif from:

I pose this question:

"What is your favourite Summertime treat??"

I have so many it's difficult to know where to start...but start I will! Here is my list:

BBQ ribs
Beer Can Chicken
Hot dogs
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Rhubarb ANYTHING
Potato Salad
grilled mushrooms, peppers, pineapple
Corn on the cob
Deviled Eggs

So, comment here and share your fave's If you want any of my recipes, comment and I will send them along.

I hope you are all enjoying Day 2 of Summer. We had an unexpected surprise here in Winnipeg today...SUNSHINE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunshine :^D

Sunday, June 20, 2010

OMG!! I'M Posting on my Blog!!

Hello everyone. I hope there is someone out there still popping in here to check things out. I wanted to let you know that Sunshine's Stamps is taking a hiatus for the summer.

We are in our annual preparations for our boys to arrive from PEI. We have completely renovated their bedrooms this year and are in the process of completing Patty's room. They are anything but dull, our boys...Malcolm chose purple and turquoise and Patty chose lime green and orange (Well he actually chose red...but I talked him into orange...looks better) so we are in the midst of getting it all together. Patty's bed has been bought and will arrive the day before he gets here. The walls have the first coat of paint and I picked up the fabric for the curtains tonight.

It's been raining cats, dogs and penguins here in Winnipeg this Spring. We've had floods and as a result we have a bumper crop of mosquito's right now!!! OMG! The mosquito's are so heavy you have to run from your car to the house so fast, it's like you're an escaped convict!!!

The little bast#$^ds are going to be sprayed this week all across the city - or we will be carted off and dropped when we've all been sucked dry and become dusty dried out husks...not that I'm resentful of the mosquito population in Winnipeg!!! If you've never been bitten by a mosquito in Winnipeg you have never experienced the pain! Those little bast#$^ds hurt!!!

Enough of that...I must get my butt in gear...laundry to do and then bed. Work tomorrow. I have no idea where the weekends go, but they certainly fly by faster than any other day of the week!

Take care!


Sunshine :^D