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Monday, December 8, 2014

It's December....

I can't believe it's December already! I know I seem to say that every month, but time is really flying and it's hard to believe 2015 will be here in just over 3 weeks. Since so much has been happening I thought I would do a post on a little of everything that has been going on:

* I initiated a cookie exchange at work. No one was really on the ball with t and I love doing cookie exchanges so I got one started. I'm doing the same cookie I make every year. This year, we are turning it into a bit of a social gathering by hosting it over the lunch hour and having people bring a small food item as well. I'm also surprising everyone with a hot chocolate bar! I will be sure to post about it once it's over.
* I told hubs I wanted to try making Christmas dinner this year. Now his parents may be coming down for dinner as well, so I have been busy getting a menu secured and I think I have one finalized other then the dessert. I will be sure to post about this as well if I can follow through with it (I told hubs if all else fails we will be going out for supper lol)
* I have no clue what I am getting hubs for Christmas. He says he has my gift already bought so I'm feeling a little pressure. I think I may have a couple ideas but if I use one of them, hubs will have to pick it out.
* Christmas is approaching fast at work, most coworkers will be starting leave dec 20. I'm thinking of taking the 22-23 off but it's yet to be finalized with hubs.
* We put our Christmas tree up December 1:

It's pretty simple this year with just a few decorations. I wasn't expecting much company so I didn't feel like going all out with the decor, but now that hubs parents most likely will be coming down for dinner I will need to step up the decor.
* I had a great FaceTime conversation with my best friend Friday night. Her son turned a month old yesterday, and he also celebrated his christening wearing a tux made out of his mothers wedding dress.
* Christmas cards are just about all ready to go, some have been mailed out already, just a few left to go.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

 

Least we forget....


 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday !!!

Wishing my best friend a very Happy Birthday today!!




Pink Birthday Cupcake

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Congratulations!

Sending out a huge congratulations to my best friend and her husband on the birth of their beautiful baby BOY yesterday (they waited to find out the sex until he was born). Motherhood already looks amazing on my best friend. Take this time to enjoy and snuggle your new little bundle of joy.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time goes back an hour

 


Remember to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed tonight if you live in BC as our clocks change at 2:00am.
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween. Drive safe and watch out for the little trick or treaters.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun weekend in Vancouver

Hubs had an opportunity to go to Vancouver for something last weekend and so we decided to make an entire weekend of it.

Since hubs worked late on Friday night we caught the early ferry over on Saturday morning. We sat in the quiet lounge and enjoyed magazines, the view and a light breakfast.

When we got over to Vancouver we caught the Sky Train to our hotel (The hotel charged a ridiculous amount of money to park a car over night so we decided to just take the sky Train).

We arrived at the Westin just before check in time. We got a great deal on the room and so we decided to upgrade and get a water view. We don't often stay in hotels, especially ones as nice as the Westin so it really was a nice treat to get away. Our room was really nice, as was our view overlooking the water! Our hotel was right downtown so we couldn't complain at hot convenient it was for what our plans were for the weekend.

We freshened up and met hubs cousin and his new wife for dinner at the Tap House pub. The food was pretty good, and they had some amazing kegs of beer brewed exclusively for the restaurant. Hubs had a flight of beer samplers to try and I tried a wine flight. It was great to catch up with hubs cousin as we hadn't seen him since we got married and we were supposed to attend his wedding the end of September but hubs and I were both sick so we couldn't make it. It was nice to finally met his new wife.

After supper, they were kind enough to drive us to the hockey arena where we had tickets to the NHL game Canucks vs Tampa Bay. Neither of us had even been to an NHL game so it was definitely a treat to experience one in person. There was a special promotion the night we went and there were scarves on each seat of the Canucks!!!

After the game we took the Sky Train back to the hotel. It stopped a few blocks before our hotel so we decided just to walk the rest of the way. It was a Saturday night and there were lots of people out from the hockey game and it being a Saturday night downtown in general. Not far from the hotel we came across Bella Gelateria, a gelato place hubs heard about through work. At this point it was 10:45 at night and there was a lineup out the door. We decided we had to stop and try the gelato as it must be good for there to be such a line. Boy, I am so glad we stopped. The gelato was amazing!!!!! If you are in the area I highly recommend you try it out. It is award winning and won awards in Italy even!!! It ended up being a great end to the night eating gelato cones on the outside patio at 11pm in the middle of October.

Hubs had something on the go early the next morning, so I was able to sleep while he did his thing. Once he was done, we decided to go to De Dutch for breakfast. I had never been and there was one not far from the hotel. (First I must give a shout out to the ridiculously comfortable beds at the Westin. I didn't want to get out of bed). We were lucky we arrived when we did because there was a huge line up not long after we were seated. The food was really good, however we found the waitress a little rude and some of the portions left a little to be desired. However, it was a much better option then the $28 breakfast buffet at the hotel, which wasn't anything fancy for the price tag.

After lunch, we headed back to the hotel for a nap, since we had a 3pm late check out. We got up, showered, packed and decided to make our way home. We caught the Sky Train and then the bus back to the ferry. On the ferry we decided to have the buffet supper on the way home. It's $23 a person but worth it. You get a great view of the water and the food is really good. The buffet includes roast beef, pasta, soups, salad bar, misc. other items that rotate out, tea/coffee, pop, juice and water, and an amazing dessert bar including cheesecake, pies, squares, fruit, chocolate, cakes, etc. Definitely worth checking it out.

We got home around 6 pm and put on a bit of laundry and relaxed the rest of the evening. It started to rain just as we got home. We were so thankful that it didn't rain while we were in Vancouver as it was calling for rain and we did a lot of walking, so rain wouldn't have made the trip as enjoyable as it was.

Overall it was a great weekend and a great little weekend get away!!