Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Party!

So Becc seriously needs to become a party planner. She is sooooo good at it. Anyway on Saturday night she had us (and about 30 other friends) to her Halloween party, there was tons of food, tons of decorations, a D.J. and most importantly lots of costumes. It was fun to get all dressed up and dance all night long...I won't have to work out for at least a week now. Anyway, here are pictures of the couples:

Jeff and Yuka (Some old fashioned costume)

Ben and I (Peter Pan and Captain Hook...someone didn't want to go all out)
Nate and Tan (Little Bo Peep and her sheep - can you say whipped?)

Becc and Jared (Cat Women and Joker)

Anyway, that's pretty much all we've been up to lately. Just a lot of work and a few party's here and there. I know, our life is so boring.

Party Time!!!

Today I had one of the those bittersweet moments everyone talks about. This one was more bitter than sweet...but it's still all ok. I'll explain.

This morning I woke up to this: Now if you really (I mean really) know me, then you'd understand that the snow was not the bitter part of the was the sweet! So I love love love love to snowboard!!!. At the end of last season (which was a reduced season for obvious reasons) I packed up all my equipment (including my sweet new Burton board) knowing that it would be a few years before it saw the snow again. It was a sad day, but I was planning on another winter pregnancy, so I knew I could give up the snow for a year. So this morning, although I was excited to see all the snow and kind of pumped that snowboarding season starts in 12 days, I was kind of sad that I actually get to go this year. Going Snowboarding at all this season means I'm not pregnant again and means that I just have to wait even longer (and it's already been over a year since we first got pregnant) seems like a long time. Ughhh. So anyway, that's the bittersweet story for the day. So if any of you want to go snowboarding this year, I'm obviously free to go with you!!!

So onto lighter topics. This week was kind of an exciting week ...Sarah turned 18 and had a big Halloween/Birthday party, Becc had a BIG Halloween party, and I found the perfect pair of Peter Pan shoes. This is the reason why I love that my mom's a Pack Rat; we found these shoes in her box of old shoes from her younger years. They are seriously awesome!

I also put together the cutest Peter Pan costume, I think I'm going to be Peter Pan every year was so fun!
So here's a picture of the Birthday Girl - Sarah! (a.k.a. Felicity Shagwell from Austin Powers) and her nice Old Mand Friend - Jordan.

Anyway, it looks like none of my pictures are uploading properly so I'm stuck with the Four Picasa lets me use. I'll post another thread of the pictures from Becc's Party.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

October 15th....

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss awareness day. I don't think this date is recognized in Canada, but from what I understand it's an official date of some sort in the States. Anyway, I think it's really important to remember the loss that so many of us experience, but is so often dismissed because of fear and lack of understanding. If you know anyone who has recently lost a baby please reach out to them and let them know how much you care. It's really so important to know that others care.

Anyway, sorry for the lack of posts, I've just been soooooooo busy lately. Busy enough that I haven't made it to my computer for almost a week now, and if any of you know me, that's a big sacrifice. Anyway, the last few weeks have been full of things like:
  1. My Birthday - It turned 23 this year and it was an awesome Birthday. Ben and I went to the Olive Garden and had a nice quiet dinner for two. Then, Ben surprised me and pulled out one of these . This was to replace our other one that got stolen - and it more than replaces it, cause it's totally awesome.
  2. Thanksgiving - we have two huge thanksgiving dinners. One with Ben's family and one with mine. While making my family's dinner, my mom and I realized that there wasn't enough room in the oven for the Turkey, the potato casserole, the sweet potatoes and the Ham. So we decided to get Ben (the handy man) to cut the Ham in half so it would all fit. It sounds like a nice thing to do, but it was pure humour because Ben used his work Saw (Don't worry he put a fresh blade on). How much more white trash can we be??
  3. Jeff's Birthday - the big Brother turned 32 this year!!!
  4. Alexander's baby blessing - He' seriously such a sweetie. Tan watch out...I may just try and steal him one of these days.
  5. Jeff's call to the Bar - another really neat experience. We were all just so proud of him and all he's accomplished. You should have heard the intro they gave him - he sounded like this super smart, super amazing person; which I know he is, but to me he's still just my Brother. I guess he's just my amazing big brother.
  6. A weekend sleepover at Becc's with all the grandkids and some extras - Tan and I went to Becc's while the men were out of town. I had so much fun, but for some strange reason I was soooooo tired by the end. Seriously, those kids are B-U-S-Y! But you just can't help but love them - like I said earlier, watch out, I might just steal one of them someday.
  7. A garage pad - Ben's been working on getting our garage in and before the garage comes we need a garage pad. So he borrowed a bob-cat and went to work. Him and a friend of his and a few extra hands prepped our back yard and his friends back yard for the pad(s). Then in the next few weeks the pad will get poured and then it's on to the construction of the garage itself. The joys of having a handy man for a husband.

Anyway, that's sort of all we've been up to. Sorry for the lack of pics. Sometimes you just forget your camera.