In-Laws – In Quarantine, A ‘Jem Moment’

Jem MomentΒ 

It’s been a long while since I posted a β€˜Jem Moment’ but I think it may be time to try to bring them back with a little more regularity πŸ˜‰

To start off their renewal, I’d like to give a shout-out to my in-laws.

Not only did they travel to see us from Europe but they did it during a time in which they knew they’d have to be quarantined, in our house, for two weeks, with only one day of freedom before they continued on their way.

That would be tough to accept when paying for tickets and using up vacation days, even if you were going somewhere with nice weather to enjoy but they came to Saskatchewan, in November, a few days before a record breaking dump of snow…

I think we were all holding our breath a little wee bit, wondering how the family morale would stay high and contemplating just how slowly time would pass during those two weeks. In the end, it actually went rather quickly. Perhaps even quicker than a visit full of activities has passed?
That’s my opinion though… you may need to ask them personally, for theirs 😜

Along with the visiting and usuals of a visit from family members, there were some added perks…

I got spoiled with babe free mornings.
Mike took to delivering Lake downstairs to his mom, when he’d leave the house for work.
Meaning I got to sleep in… even later than I slept before Lake was actually born πŸ˜…

Along with sleep filled mornings, I hardly had to do any dishes, maybe half of the daily bottle feedings and very few #2 diaper changes.

I always thought it would be odd to raise kids how the royals used to… having a servant bring them their baby when they wanted and also taking them away when wanted.
But now, I’m not so sure πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

Mike got some help from his dad too, having him assist in insulating walls and then beginning to instal metal on the ceiling in the garage.

(Note the difference of height they are standing on their ladders?
I feel like I got a glimpse of how it looks when Mike asks ME for help. Always having to stand on something taller, stretching to my max to attempt to level out with his end of things πŸ€ͺ)


So this little post is simply to say, thank you. Thank you for making the effort to come see us during these uncertain times and for the time and attention you devoted to Lake, along with all the treats and help you gave his parentsΒ πŸ˜‰

They have now gone on to spoil the next grand baby and enjoy some well deserved sunshine!

…and a baby is once again laying in my bed come early morning πŸ˜‰

Thank you for the rapt attention, cuddles and love Opa and Oma! β™₯️

Love, Lake

Fri-Yay, We Have Winner!

Annnnd the winner is… πŸ₯


Juliana Amalong!!

Congratulations, you’re about to get some happy mail in the not too far away future





Thank you so much to all who participated!πŸ’•

I now realize I’m a lazy glutton, with a sarcastic side, who dislikes little people… thought-provoking really πŸ€”

But truly, thanks to you all and also to those who supplied the prizes, Maple Jane DesignΒ and Double Dutch Cookies β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Now to the winner, go peruse your purchase options with joy and to the rest of you unfortunates… until next time πŸ˜‰

A Gratitude Filled Giveaway

The time has come for a little ‘thank you’ giveaway for all the comments, likes, follows and feedback on over 500 posts! πŸ’•


So, to the important bit, what’s in it for you?



Well, some just sweet enough, slightly crunchy but still chewy, waffle like cookies, held together with a caramely syrup, kindly supplied by Double Dutch Cookies 🀀


(Extra scrumptious when paired with coffee I might add πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»β˜•οΈ)



A small, hand lettered piece by me, though I have no picture to lure you with, because I am waiting to create it until I know who the winner is πŸ˜‰


Annnd a $25.00 gift card to use over at Maple Jane Design!!




A local maker of many lovely knitted and crocheted things, my personal favourites being her toques πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



This giveaway is going to be a little different from the last couple I’ve held.

To enter, you will have to COMMENT ON THE BLOG, something you have learnt about me, during your time following along.

After over 500 posts, I would think that shouldn’t be too difficult πŸ˜‰

It can be one word or multiple sentences, there is no right of wrong observation. 

(If you’re new to Jemstory and don’t feel like you really know much about me, just comment whatever you desire πŸ˜‹)


The first five people to comment, will receive an extra two entires πŸ˜‰βœŒπŸΌ


The winner will be announced on Friday, so get commenting and feel free to tell others about it πŸ“†πŸ˜„πŸ’ŽπŸŽ‰πŸ› πŸ’—πŸ’³πŸ“²


Jem Moment – You’re A Jem

Ok, so it seems like you all are the kind of crowd that responds to pushy encouragement, because did you ever make an effort to like AND comment on my post about what is in store for Jemstory moving forward!!


It may seem small to you, but letting me know your thoughts about what I spent time putting together, to hopefully bring a smile or even slightly amused raised brow to you, brings a huge smile to me! (Inside my head that is, as I’m not one to broadcast happiness in external ways, unless it’s because of something childish) πŸ˜πŸ’•

Because of that effort and a very wise readers suggestion (you know who you are πŸ˜‰)  it’s giveaway time πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸ›

Continue reading “Jem Moment – You’re A Jem”

Jemstory’s First Story

I can’t believe I let this day pass without some form of recognition 😳

October -14th – 2015 was the official, one year anniversary of Jemstory 😁

Look back on my first official post here ➑️ β€’ Departure.. Or not β€’

(Hopefully an improvement can be seen 😜)

I didn’t expect this to become such a part of my moving away from home but it has and I hope it’s been enjoyable for those of you following along πŸ˜πŸ‘«πŸ’»πŸ—ΊβœˆοΈπŸ΄πŸ’ŒπŸ’•πŸ’Ž

The start of Jemstory began in Costa Rica.
Now, exactly one year later we officially have our first, very own apartment.
It’s been a busy year with many blessings and changes but most of all thanking God for being with us through all of it 😊

Also, thank you for all the likes and comments, it’s special to hear from you all πŸ˜‰

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