Friday, January 29, 2010

welcome baby Keira Marie Robinson

chad's valentine's day gift

From kreative knits through etsy alchemy. Cannot wait to get it in the mail. He is going to LOVE it!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


not at all what I thought .... graphic, disturbing, different, off, weird. mommas don't let your kiddies watch this one!

Monday, January 25, 2010

the groomsmen gifts

monday morning update

friday ... Chad and I made reservations at Aaron's in Cloverdale. We filled our faces with the yummiest calamari and french onion soup ever. Then he had a pasta dish and I had fantastic prawn souvlaki. Yum, yum :)

saturday ... Dress shopping at Ivory Bridal (wonderful store - highly recommend it). Then off to Fort Langley for some shopping and lunch at the Lamplighter. Back to Langley to Everything But The Groom. Then I met up with Chad and we went to his nephew Curtis' 8th birthday party at The Great Escape. Got to be a big kid for a few hours - super fun!

sunday ... Costco shopping. Then off to soccer where we kicked butt 5 to 2. Home for a hot bath and some more Greek food. Watched Public Enemies and off to bed early!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

off to big white ...

have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

our latest audiobook adventures

the legend of bagger vance

Chad and I just randomly came across this movie last night and snuggled in to watch it after the gym. Neither of us had seen it before and he is a HUGE Charlize fan so of course we had to watch it :) It was quite enjoyable and actually made me want to go and hit a bucket of balls (okay - maybe I will in the spring or something). I went into this thinking Bagger Vance was a real person ... but regardless of the ending, it was a delightful way to spend a Monday night.

Monday, January 11, 2010

chad's 32nd birthday ... january 10, 2010

chad's free birthday lunch at denny's - a tradition

january 10, 2010 and we are buying Christmas wrapping paper - go figure!

chad's jumbo peanut butter cupcake cake from Frostings

needless to say - it was a hit!

my new wish list

monday morning update

friday ... Chad, Alli, Rob, Peyton and myself went to Pasta Polo for some yummy pasta. I have had wonderful meals there and some not-so-good meals there but Friday's special (with smoked salmon - yum!) was delicious! Chad and I then did some running around and then home to wait for his friend Jamie to come as the boys were heading to Baker the next day for some snowboarding fun. I had a hot bath (legs STILL sore from Wednesday's stupid soccer practice - ha ha) and then I hit the sack early while the boys stayed up with some beverages and BS :)

saturday ... Tara, Allison, my mom and I headed to the Wedding Fair at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. It was a great day. We have most of our vendors organized so it was just nice to relax and look for new ideas. Got entered into all the draws and then my mom took Alli and I to the Keg for a late lunch. Home to wait for the boys to come home. Then Chad and I watched a bit of "It Might Get Loud" (such a fan of documentaries right now) but fell asleep part way through :)

sunday ... Chad's 32nd birthday! Lots of shopping, running around, free birthday lunch for Chad at Denny's and then over to his parent's house for home-made lasagna dinner with a peanut butter cupcake cake for dessert!

have a great week ... happy monday!

Friday, January 8, 2010

a view of mt. baker

This is what says "Good Morning" to me when I leave for work. I am going to miss this view!

the mom and grandma pins after wrapping

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

my 2010 new year's resolutions

  1. Eat at least one piece of fruit each day.
  2. Learn how to take better photographs.
  3. Get down to my goal weight for the wedding.
  4. Make healthy decisions regarding food and my relationship.
  5. Always have a book on hand.
  6. Eat the least amount of red meat as possible.

Monday, January 4, 2010

gail vaz oxlade is my money hero!

Her 2010 advice ... and I am going to try and take it!
  • come to the realization that you are only entitled to what you can afford,
  • you can have it all, but not all at the same time, so you’re going to have to make some choices, and
  • you are the author of your own fate, so you can stay mired in misery or finally take control of your money and your life.

now reading ...

reading on my own ...

listening to with chad ...

dear fear ...

2010 is a HUGE year for me and I am facing it with a stomach filled with anxiety and a heart filled with fear. When I strip everything else down, I am anxious to get going on the next chapter of my life and fearful that I am going to screw it up somehow. Fearful that I am making the wrong decisions. Fearful that it won't work out the way I have it planned in my head. I need to let go of the anxiety and settle my tummy, face all my challenges head on, follow my heart and tell the fear to fuck off ... I will be JUST FINE :)

heart ... gotta love her!