Friday, June 29, 2012

Hurry Up 5 PM

I am soo ready for 5 PM to strike the clock, because that my friends means that my HOLIDAYS are officially started!! Sooo pumped!!!

I apoligize a head of time in case my blogging is sparce over the next 2 weeks. I will try to check in every now and then. I am sure there will be quite a few stories to be told!

M is off work today getting things gathered, picking up a few things we realized we need - like batteries and water jugs. We also learned that crossing the border with dog food is a bigger deal, so we need to pick up a brand new bag, because it needs to be in the original container instead of a tote! Good thing I checked! I would have been mad if they threw out my dog food!

I hope everyone has a great long weekend!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Random Thoughts

  • I was downloading music this morning and ended up just download the top 100 billboard... needless to say I deleted over half of them. The things people sing about these days... I really don't want to hear about how you have sex or how you want to... just sayin'
  • I still haven't packed ANY clothes for our trip! Clearly I suck at packing!!
  • It is smoking hot out there today! Oh and it is only going to get hotter as the weekend approaches! No complaints!!
  • Here is a pic of little Miss H swimming:

I've got packing to do!!! Happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I have soo many things that I am loving right now in life!!

Aside from the usual, husband, dogs, cats, family and friends, I am loving:

- my new iPhone! I am finally getting the hang of it. Reccomend any apps?

- that Canada Day is this weekend!!! Our village celebrates the whole weekend!! M is actually playing in a ball tournament at the park this weekend, plus we have the Friday night community dance, Parade on Saturday, another dance Saturday night - we usually skip this one and have a bon fire instead, Fireman's breakfast Sunday morning and then the infamous White Trash Day. Oh and then there are fire works too! I realize this whole paragraph makes me sound very red-neck. I'm not, but we have a blast this weekend!

What is White Trash Day you ask? Well all of us friends get together with a few drinks in hand and have an afternoon of shenanigans. Last year we had a pool with a hole in it, our friend's tooth fell out and made him talk with a lisp all weekend, we did slip and slide, the pool gave out and collapsed, we did a last minute dinner with burgers (we have planned this a bit better).

I am loving some of the new blogs I have found recently!! I love the old ones too.. no worries.

I have not packed any clothes yet... I need to get on this and so does Mike!! That is tomorrow's goal!

Happy Anniversary to Justin & Alison!!!

Love this:
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Take that Life!!!

Love the look of this pillow! Oh and it is super easy to do!!
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I need to do this badly!!! I just recent realized how many repeats and poorly organized my didgital photos are!
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And to finish off:
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Happy Wednesday friends!! And let me know what your fav apps are!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Waaay Back Tuesday

As I was making my recent photo book, I came across soo many pictures that  reminded me of soo many memories, so I figured I would share those with you today!!

This is one of my favorite pics taken at our first wedding as married guests:
It is also the last time I had blonde highlights!!! Almost 5 years ago!!

Oh and our CRAPPY engagement pics... I soo wish I had of done them with an actual photographer instead of a studio:
We got a whole bunch and mike's smile looks silly in this one... but this is the only one that popped up on my cd!

Our Christmas card in 2008:
This took a lot of patience on both M and I's part. Half the pics ended up with the cats looking miserable, or Diamond's ears back. M had to catch the cats as they tried to escape, luckily motion was slowed down with those hanker chief's around their necks! No one was injured during this picture! lol

And then I came across this one, which just made me laugh... Jazz is such a loving cat:
No one was injured... they were just playing. This is how Jazz plays!!

I got a new iPhone and I am just now trying to figure it all out!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Recap

Wow... 1 week today and we are on the road!!! Super pumped!! Soo many things are starting to come together!!

Friday night M had ball, and unfortunately they lost - the team wasn't even fun to play against! We were not going to take the dogs, however Lily had other plans and wouldn't let us leave the house without her. She is not a vocal dog, but was barking up a storm at us, which then got Gracie going. Crazy girls! They didn't wanna miss out on Dad's ball!

Saturday M and I went into town and bought some flashlights and laterns, as well as some camping essentials, like toothpaste and what not. We didn't make a list and forgot soo many things! Like a jug of water for the dogs, batteries for said flashlights, you know the silly little things. This road trip really is going to be an adventure because neither one of us has camped in over 7 years! We totally forget what we will need!

We went to the barn dance, but did not stay for the dance, just dinner and it was great!

When we got home, I called Alison!!! It was soo great to talk to her on the phone and she gave us some reassurance for where we are staying, and some touristy tips. We cannot wait to meet them all. The dogs are pumped to meet Cruz!!! This will be the first blogger I have met through strictly blogging and as nerve-racking as meeting someone new is, I feel pretty calm because we talk literally everyday via email or text. I am pretty excited about it all!!! I am sure Justin and Mike will hit it off, they have at least one thing in common: they both love gaming.

Sunday we did some housework before I left for a bridal shower! We had a nice steak dinner and then I ordered my first ever online photo book through shutterfly - hence yesterday's post! Soo pumped!

Today I am editing photos like mad. M picked up the dogs papers for travelling and we got the A-Okay for Lily to travel!!

Oh and M & I are making the switch to I-Phones!! We are pretty pumped about this!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Photo Book

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Shutterfly allows you to customize your photo book just the way you want.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Letters


I have decided to link up with Ashley for some fun letters today!

Dear Husband: I am soo happy that you are finally feeling better! I am sorry I was unable to comfort you, but we all know I don't handle puking AT ALL! I am glad that you are soo understanding. I am also secretly happy that you are not sleeping on the couch anymore! I hate to admit but as much as I love sleeping in our king bed alone, I missed you! Oh and I am SUPER pumped for our trip!

Dear Hair: I am still loving you! I am looking forward to all the fun we are going to have. I really thought I would miss the length, but so far I am not! My head is soo much lighter. I also appreciate your co-operation so far!  (Picture was posted yesterday.. but here it is again for your viewing pleasure, since I posted at night...)

Dear Blackberry: You are really making me mad. Hubby and the family finally got the social networking plan, just in time for our trip and I can't seem to add them on BBM. This frustrates me to no end! And when I call my cell phone provider, they were absolutely no use and otld me reseach it on the blackberry website. USELESS!! Soo hurry up and work!

Dear Cats: I am sure after this weekend that you are about to clue in that we are leaving you. I know you will not be happy about this, however 3 cats and 2 dogs in 1 truck with 2 humans, just isn't happening! I'm sorry! But know that I will miss you!

Dear Weather: You have been awesome. I am not going to complain one bit! However I am happy the humidity has dropped. I am also looking forward to using my pool when we get back.

Happy weekend friends! Luckily we don't have much on the this weekend, just a "barn dance" and a bridal shower so far, although I am hoping to finish shooting a family photo shoot! Oh and a potential phone date with Miss Alison to plan our meet up!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bye Bye Hair

Sorry for the lack of blogging today...

But I thought I better check in and let you know that I didn't chicken out... my hair really is short!!! The shortest it has been since highschool!!

See for yourself:

Four and a half inches GONE!!! This is not "styled" just air dried!! Soo many options!!!

Happy Thursday!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice

Summer is officially here... at like 7:09 tonight or something crazy, although here in Ontario it has felt like summer has been here since April! No complaints!! Yesterday it felt like 40 degrees, which would be 104 degrees Fahrenheit! Today will be just as HOT!

I didn't blog yesterday because I was too busy being pampered!! M had got me a spa package and I decided to finally use it!! A Spa pedi and manicure! I had never had a spa pedicure, just the basic, but wow, Paraffin Dips and foot scrubs are nice, but I could have done without the massages. I am not keen on people rubbing my feet/legs. My manicure is far from perfect, which isn't a big deal, but I won't get her do them again!

I tried to get hubby to guess what color my toes were before seeing them and he guessed purple... but not this time!!! I stepped out the box and decided to go with:

It is called Austin-tatious Turquoise! I love it!!

I even switched up my regular french manicure for some color too:

Mine is the second one from the left and it is called Strawberry Smoothie!  A nice light pink!!

So of course that sums up a bit of what I am loving!

I had a skype date with little Miss Hannah yesterday, she really is too cute for her own good!

I have been editing photos like crazy, which of course is fun, I am almost done that session and ready for tomorrows!!

Wanna see a few pics?

M is at home sick today, I am hoping he feels better soon!

We have baseball tonight and it is going to be one HOT game! But hopefully we still manage to pull off a win, although we are playing against the league leaders... so we will see. They have not lost a game yet!

M was checking our social calender last night to make sure we weren't planning on entertaining before we leave for our trip because he wants to start packing!!! I'm hoping to have most things packed/gathered on the dining room table by this weekend, because we all know the village does a BIG thing for Canada Day and we will be busy!

I am really looking forward to chopping my hair off tomorrow! M doesn't think I will do it! He thinks I will chicken out again! Only time will tell! But I did change up my polishes this week!

Remember when I posted about buying a PINK bedding set? Well for the first time ever, it is in our bed! M refuses to allow me to take a picture of him in it.

I love this wreath and I think I need to make one ASAP:
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I would like one of these behind my sectional and they look pretty easy to make!
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These Garlic Cheese Rolls look YUMMY!
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Love Coral!! I think some Burlap flower pillows would look adorable on this bed:
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Loving the neutral make-up palate:
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And I will leave you with some encouragement for this week:
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Happy Wednesday Friends!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend Recap

Another weekend has passed, although it did not quite go as initially planned!
Friday night M did win his ball game and he hit 2 home runs!! It was a good game!!
Saturday M was supposed to be in a golf tournament, but that got cancelled. So we spent the day relaxing instead. We also went and got a few groceries!
After some conversations with the hubby, that gift I had mentioned buying on Thursday... we have decided to keep it after all!! Here it is:

It just really suits M & I and our values in life!

Sunday: M and I were supposed to go to the lake for Father's Day, however, the rain persisted and we decided not to go after all! We we just got some house work done and did some more trip planning.

2 weeks from today and we are headed out west!! Yippee!!

This morning I had a photo shoot with Baby Brianna!! Such a doll!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Finish Up Friday

Wow, What a Thursday I had yesterday. It was pretty much a day of waiting around!
But I made it through!

I had an appointment in London for an oil change for the truck and to get it checked over before we drive it out west. My appointment was at 10 AM. I arrived and they told me they were short staffed and that it would take longer.

So what is a girl to do? Get a ride to the mall? I think so! Although the mall that I went to was crappy, I still managed to make out with a few things!

Like this:

 1/2 off!! Ok!!!

I also got a wedding shower gift, 3 pairs of Capri's, 2 tanks and 2 dog toys!

I ended up calling my Mom to see if she wanted to meet me for lunch, which she did of course! So we had lunch at East Side's. Now I have lunch for today too!!

I went back to the dealership, in hopes that the truck was done, which is was not and waited around for almost 2 more hours. I have decided to skip out reading The Vow... I have just got bored of it. I took on several people's advice and have started 50 Shades Of Gray. We will see how it goes.

Once I got back to town, I had to stop in town and pick up my prescription and then headed home.

 I found hubby resting in the tent on the newly inflated "airbed". I have forgotten how small a queen is! We are spoiled with a king!

Looks like we are supposed to be spoiled with another HOT weekend!! And as I look at the forecast, it is supposed to be HOT all next week too!!

Wednesday night we mercied the team we played!! 18 - 0!! We were trying to give them a run in, but it did not happen!

This pretty much finishes up my week!

M has ball tonight, I am hoping for another win. He is in a golf tournament Saturday and we are hopefully heading back down to the lake on Sunday!!

Happy Weekend Friends!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's Up Wednesday?

Typical Wednesday is coming your way today!

I have soo many things that I am loving!!

A big part would be planning our trip! We are super pumped!! I spent yesterday tying up loose ends for the trip, although that is far from finished! We have never travelled out of Province with the dogs, yet alone out of Canada, so I need to make sure I have all of the dogs papers in order for them to cross. They are pretty pumped!

M and I decided to set up the "taj-ma-hal" (tent) last night.We have had it for 5 years and have never used it! I'm sure we will finally get good use out of this wedding gift now! It only took us 30 minutes on our first attempt of setting it up! I thought that was pretty good! Although it is a 3 bedroom tent... we didn't put up any walls! We are borrowing one of those pop up beds and we should get that tonight. So we can see how it will all fit. The dogs came in the tent last night and then sat outside of it when we went in the house. They had the look of "I thought we were camping" on their faces! Too cute! I cannot wait!! 

We have started to make a list of things we need to buy and things we need to take! Sooo pumped!

I am loving this "Words With Friends" game. Anyone playing?

I am loving my hubby, of course, but he does constantly make me laugh. Can't believe our 5 years is coming up in July!!

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I love this hair do:

I had it in Grade 8 - the magazine is that old! However I think I might chop my hair like it again! I LOVED it! I always had soo much I could do with it!

Not to mention SMG always had awesome hair!

I also love my new Nike Solarsoft Thong sandals! My feet are super picky and they are light and comfy!!

Happy Wednesday Friends!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tip Top Tuesday

The weekend was pretty awesome!!! And M had a long weekend, so he was home with me all day yesterday, hence the lack of blogging.

The weather was pretty good, minus the rain we got Friday night at M's game. But they won!!

Saturday the rain was back. With the being M's first weekend off in a while, we had a complete lazy day, where I caught up on PVR and he played video games all day. I did manage to plan an impromptu pot-luck dinner, although it only ended up being N & K and us, the food was fantastic!! We brought ribs and cupcakes and N made home-made perogies and picked up a salad! Perfect dinner! We finished the night off with a bon-fire!!

Sunday was HOT! We decided to head to the lake and have a boat day! It was perfect!

These two were pretty pumped!

Perfect day on the lake!!

(I forgot my camera, hence the blackberry pics)

When we got home late Sunday night, we caved in and turned on the AC! For some reason we decided to shut it off last night, because it was cooling down, but our sleep last night was crap. It is humid and sticky, so the AC is back on!

Yesterday M and I went and got groceries, did some housework and then sat down and worked on planning our trip out west.

It's pretty much official CALGARY, our hotel is booked and we are coming your way!! We are pretty pumped!! We plan on coming via the states, hitting up Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana. We plan on camping along the way. We should be in Calgary for 2 nights and then we are headed to my cousins in Saskatchewan!! Soo pumped!! 

Know of any places we should stop along the way?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Free For All Friday!

  • It's true, I am running out of topics for my posts lately!!
  • Today's post is going to be completely random and in bullet form
  • Did anyone else watch that new show Saving Hope last night? Well I did... and I love it! It did have in me in tears by the end of it - let's all act surprised by that okay?
  • I am trying to watch last weeks Melissa & Tye online (because we are "too cool" here in Canada to get such shows) and no one has posted it yet! Geez!
  • I made a debut in my sewing room yesterday for the first time in like 6 months...
  • I am also going to figure out this crocheting thing, so if anyone has any tips, I would love some!
  • Who knew that they made Peanut Butter Rolo ice cream? Rolo's have caramel!! Luckily I clued into this before purchasing the PB one!
  • M has a long weekend this weekend, and we all know I have one every week. What are we going to do? Head to the lake? Maybe...
  • 40,000 page views... Holy Crappers!!! Never did I ever imagine my blog becoming what it is today!! Thank you, thank you for all of your continued support!!
  • Flying ants - hate them... I went outside to play fetch with Gracer and all around our hot tub we swarms of them. Disgusting - like nightmare quality. Oh wait that wasn't a nightmare, it really happened at our old house, in our bedroom... over night... M ended up getting up and vacuuming them all and Raid became my best friend! To end a long story from last night, we went for our walk, and I told M he needed to take care of those. When we came back, they were GONE! They just magically disappeared, but I made M spray the raid just in case they were hiding - I am crazy like that!
  • While on our walk, we went to the soccer park and let the dogs off the leash and came across a Kill Deer bird. Have you heard of these birds before? If not, they are DUMB!  

Why are they dumb? Well the nest on the ground, usually in farmer's fields, or areas that they shouldn't. When you approach their nest, the bird will begin to lose its marbles in order to protect the nest and draw the intruder towards them instead of the nest. They usually do this by acting injured, throwing fits, lots of noise and if you get too close, they will start to dive towards you. Dumb I tell you.

  • Wednesday we got some crazy storms in the area, yet despite the storms that moved all around us, we managed to get our ball game in, however we lost by one run! Insert sad face!
  • M has ball tonight and they have not been doing so hot lately, so I  hope they win tonight! At least my partner in crime will be attending with me tonight!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! I know the weather is supposed be nice here and I am looking forward to it!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Well hello Wednesday!

I am starting off today with a heavy heart. One year ago today a sweet sweet baby found his way to heaven. The sweetest gift heaven could receive. Today there is a big party in heaven, celebrating this little boy, with laughter, hugs, balloons and a few tears. I am thinking of N, K and G, as well as Baby T today. Cole will forever be remembered by soo many. Stay strong and keep smiling, Cole wouldn't want it any other way!! Love you guys!!

I don't have many words today, aside from just remembering how fragile life is. Every day is a blessing, as are the people we have in life to share it with us.

My edition of what I am loving today will be in music and quotes!! Enjoy:

Anna Nalick: Breathe

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars - Safe & Sound


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