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Archive for May, 2009

i’m up to date on my pics and had them all loaded onto my computer from my camera, so i figured i’d go ahead and get them posted here.  i’ve honestly wondered if anyone really even ever looked at these, but i’ve heard from at least a small handful of you that you do, so i’ll keep posting them here.  🙂  on to the past week….

sunday – i saw this sign from the bus.  i have no idea what it was advertising, but the MEXICO stood out.  i’ve really been missing mexico lately.  the past 6 months have been crazy, but the dust has finally settled and i think i’m just now having a chance to really miss the life i had there.

05-10

monday – i LOVE tulips and have really been enjoying these that i picked up over the weekend.

05-11

tuesday – i don’t think i’ll every quit laughing at izzy’s crazy sleeping positions!

05-12

wednesday – we took our first field trip!  it only took one train, one boat, one bus and some (read: a lot!) of walking/hiking to get there, but we had a great time at the salmon hatchery and all the kids seemed to enjoy it!

05-13

thursday – i tried a new recipe from Pioneer Woman Cooks (i don’t have the exact link, but you should totally google her if you’re not familiar with her site) for some kind of lemony-creamy pasta.  it turned out pretty good and even looked kinda pretty!  (what can i say, i’m easily amused)

05-14

friday – some of the tulips were drooping, so i cut them off and stuck them in little vases on my windowsill.  i love them!

05-15

saturday – i’ve been meaning to make these little things for my bathroom wall for awhile and finally got around to doing it today.  i used some of my digital scrapbooking stuff and printed the pages out for some frames i bought awhile ago.  i really like how they turned out!

05-16

welp, that’s all folks.  hope you’re all doing well!

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simple pleasures

this is something i really should do more often, but tonight i thought of some of the little things that made me smile this afternoon/evening:

  • the sun coming out as i walked home this afternoon, after a long rainy day
  • showing up at the empty dog park and quickly being joined by some of our dog friends
  • a woman i’d never met walking a dog i knew, entering the dog park and immediately saying “oh, is this Izzy?  i’ve heard so much about her!”
  • an email from a friend thanking me for a card and telling me that it arrived at the perfect time 🙂
  • freshly painted toenails
  • turning my ipod on to an old playlist set to random and hearing two of my favorite songs in a row, followed by a “the circle of life” at full volume (added by my crazy sister, mallory)
  • a lovely bubble bath
  • a hot cup of vanilla roobios tea, warm socks and a sleeping puppy on my lap

what made you smile today?

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ok, so it’s officially been 4 stinkin weeks since i updates.  sorry about that!  life has been busy, but good.  hope you’re ready for some pictures, because i’ve got quite a few!  i’m not sure what’s up with the random, weird sizing, but uploading all 27 pictures and inserting them one by one took long enough as it is and i really don’t want to do it again, so oh well.  they are in order from April 12-today.  i’ve added a little bit of commentary, but not as much as usual.  enjoy!

got to see one of our families’ apartments…on the 27th floor!

04-12

all the handprints on our tree now

04-13

i’m officially in love with this tree.  i’ve never seen it before, but it’s AMAZING!

04-14

got a haircut

04-15

housesitting for Marsha – she doesn’t drink coffee, so i made a few stops at starbucks on the way to school that week!

04-16

this isn’t a great picture, but i am continually amazed at how beautiful the mountains are!

04-17

got izzy some new bowls.

04-18

finally got some plants for the house!

04-19

finally got rid of the terrible roots that were showing in my hair!

04-20

made yummy cupcakes for school

04-21

IZZY’S HERE!!

04-22

she’s settling in great!

04-23

cuddly as always!

04-24

went out to Squamish to see some gorgeous waterfalls.  izzy had so much fun playing in the streams!

04-25

she’s not spoiled at all…

04-26

the kids made a cute Thank You sign for the team that re-did the resource center

04-27

she loves sitting out on the balcony and watching everything

04-28

finally got to check out stanley park!

04-29

*imagine a cute picture of the kids with their thank you sign here*  (not posted for security reasons)

happened upon the Vancouver Film Studios while trying to find Walmart one afternoon.  i can’t even tell you how many random movie sets we’ve happened upon since i’ve been here.  it’s crazy!

05-01

izzy and i checked out the grand opening party of the dog park near my house (i forgot my camera, so i had to take this pic from my balcony after we got home)

05-02

i spent the morning passing out water at the Vancouver Marathon.

05-03

the cherry blossom trees are starting to drop their petals and everything is covered in pink!  izzy loves stickng her face in the petals.

05-04

first trip to a canadian vet.  not sure what happened, but izzy picked up an eye infection somewhere.  she’s looking better already!

05-05

my cousin sent me this amazing package the other day.  it was a complete surprise and so much fun!!

05-06

my favorite scrapbooking site (ScrapMatters) used my gallery for a challenge.  i was pretty excited!  (you can read more about it here)

05-07

i’ve definitely gotten *old* – i rarely stay up past 10:30 these days, but made an exception tonight.  i had dinner with some friends and wound up hanging out and not getting home until 11:30!  it’s a good thing i had some caffeine to keep me awake!

05-08

izzy and i have made several trips to the dog park recently and spent quite a bit of time there again today.  she loves playing with the other dogs!

05-09
there ya go folks!  the past 4 weeks in a nutshell.  click on the pics if you want to see them larger.  hope you’re all doing well!

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