Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 443 - October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 442 - October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 441 - October 29, 2010

Look who still has access to the internet! Hooray! But it doesn't look like I'll have much time to enjoy my extra day of service since I'll be lugging this (and a whole lot more than hasn't been packed yet)...

...into an elevator, down a flight of stairs, and into a cargo van. Then driving it 30 minutes South (that is if there's no traffic), then carrying it up a flight or two of stairs and into our new home. Oh, and did I mention I'm doing it alone? Hubby's working and the cargo van is due back tomorrow before noon so I'm our only option. It's going to be a long lonely day, but it'll be so worth it to spend the night in our new place!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 440 - October 28, 2010

We lose our internet and cable today. Boo. :( Good thing I saved all the packing and cleaning for today since it's going to be an extremely long day without my dear friends TV and wireless internet. The good news is, we should be back online Saturday afternoon, if my new friend Hubert, the cable guy, keeps his promise. We should also be completely moved in to our new place by Saturday. Since the rental company we're borrowing a cargo van from is only open until noon on Saturday, it looks like we'll be making our move Friday night. Nothing like lugging your mattress up a few flights of stairs in the dead of night. Wish us luck (and strength)!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 439 - October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 437 - October 25, 2010

So you know how we thought we had our apartment situation all worked out? Well, an hour ago, everything was, once again, up in the air. I started calling other apartments in the area and praying that God would show us what to do and would help to settle the uneasiness we were feeling. Prayers were answered quickly, (very quickly...thank you, Lord!) and now I am so happy to be able to finally say with certainty that we will be moving into our new apartment this weekend! Which is a very good thing since the utilities in our current apartment are being shut off next Monday. And thanks to my husband's persistence with Larry, the leasing agent, we will not have to pay 4x the deposit amount for being Canadian. Phew! Time to celebrate with a simple fall recipe I've been dying to try for Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese. Oh, and I guess I should start packing.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 436 - October 24, 2010

Psalm 103:5

The Lord satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 435 - October 23, 2010

Saturday Ramblings

My husband woke up this morning and the first thing out of his mouth was, "I have a feeling this is going to be a very unproductive day." With the way our days, weeks, and months have been lately, an unproductive day around the house sounds glorious! We have not a single plan this weekend, oh, except for maybe a leisurely stroll around the neighbour in the beautiful morning sunshine. Awww...this is the day we waited so long for.

Last night, we enjoyed a delicious authentic Italian meal with friends. The restaurant was this charming little place with a gorgeous old tin ceiling, a mixture of industrial looking light fixtures and beautiful crystal chandeliers, and they even had old black and white films projected on the walls. But the thing that really got us was when we went to use the restroom. Instead of playing "That's Amore" or some other Italian song, the woman in the speakers taught us how to speak Italian. Now, I don't know when I'll ever use, "Where's the back of the church?" or "Shoe shop" in Italian, but I did think it was a clever idea and secretly wish my bathroom at home would teach me Spanish so I could understand the 99 cent Only Store cashier at check stand #1.

What else? Well, we're suppose to be moving into our new apartment in less than a week and we still haven't heard back from Larry the leasing agent to let us know everything's a go. He assured us this morning that we would know by tonight if everything checked out fine. It seems that after a week of very little progress, Larry was finally able to send off all the necessary paperwork, so, while I'm not holding my breath, I guess things are looking up.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 434 - October 22, 2010

Funny Face Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 432 - October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 430 - October 18, 2010

It's not every day we get dressed up and go out on the town. In fact, I spend most of my days at home in pjs, sweats, or a simple sundress. So when this beautiful invitation came our way, I knew we needed to pull out the big guns and dress to impress.

So, the day before the big movie premiere (yes, we waited until the last minute), we headed out in search of the perfect attire. After much searching, I was thrilled to find a super short, super tight, and super sexy (according to hubby) black satin dress for only $30.99!! I decided that for one night, I would embrace every curve, show more leg than I'm usually comfortable with, and just be confident! I truly felt like a million bucks! As for my hubby, we found him a sharp looking suit for 75% off and boy, did he look handsome! I was so proud to be on his arm all night long.

So, what was all this fuss about? On Saturday night, we had the privilege of attending the premiere of Disney's Tangled in Hollywood's famous El Capitan Theatre. (Let me pause for a moment here to say, guess who was sitting across the aisle from us? Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi!! I had a total celebrity freak out moment inside, but was able to keep it cool on the outside so as not to embarrass my hubby in front of his colleagues.) Anyway, back to Tangled. The lighting, the cinematography, the special effects, the music, and the animation all came together to create the most beautiful animated film I have ever seen. Not only was it visually stunning, but the story was full of humour, action, and romance. Incredible is the only word I have to describe this movie and I can't wait for the world to see it!

We were at the premiere and wrap party to not only see Disney's 50th Animated Feature, but also to celebrate the incredibly talented and hard working crew that spent the last 2 years making Disney history. I felt so honoured to attend this celebration and so extremely proud of my husband for his dedication to this film over the last 9 months. It will never get old seeing my husband's name up on the big screen.

Greg, you are more talented than you would ever give yourself credit for. You helped create a film that will stand along side Disney's greatest works. I can't wait to see else God has in store for you. I am so thankful to be able to share this amazing journey with you. I love you, babe!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 429 - October 17, 2010

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

What is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 428 - October 16, 2010

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 426 - October 14, 2010

A busy day, but a good day. I think we finally found a place to live! Yay! Don't worry, I will get back to regular blogging when things slow down a little bit.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a $45 gift certificate to CSN Stores! Giveaway ends in less than 24 hours. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 425 - October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 423 - October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 422 - October 10, 2010


Happy Birthday, Babe!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 420 - October 8, 2010

Do they get much cuter than this? Gosh, I love this boy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 414-419 - October 2-7, 2010

You may be wondering where I've been all week. For starters, we drove from California to Ontario in 3 days and since arriving home, there has been far too much visiting, game playing, turkey eating, nephew kissing, and birthday celebrating to do. That leaves me very little time for blogging and I'm perfectly fine with that. I'll pop in every once in a while and get back to blogging when hubby goes back to work. For now, check out my giveaway and enter to win a $45 gift certificate to CSN Stores!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 413 - October 1, 2010

CSN Stores- $45 Gift Certificate Giveaway

As you know, my husband recently accepted a new job which means that we will once again be moving. I have spent countless hours over the past few weeks making phone calls, taking tours, and searching online for our next home. Although, the actual apartment has yet to be chosen, one thing I know for sure is that I will be doing everything I can to make our new place feel like home.

We have always known that our home in California is temporary so we haven't put a whole lot of money into making our space look exactly like we'd want it to if we were staying put for the next several years. But, I must admit that I'm getting a little tired of putting my glass of juice on the floor because we have no end tables or using Tupperware containers as bedside tables. It sure would be nice to see a set of these beside our leather sofa.

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