Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Reasons why I love my husband #3

He buys me pretty things with wheels.

Meet Lailani

She's awesome

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas throughout the years

And a tree is up!

Actually this is one of two trees.

This year we (I) stepped our of our (my) comfort zone and purchased a multi-coloured LED Christmas tree. I'm normally a white light kind of girl all the way. There was a lot of debating around here as we could decide between an 9' tree or two 7.5'. The two smaller trees won out as the 9' one was just too wide. And this tree was just so lovely. And maybe a bit retro.

We have made this tree our family tree, filled with our yearly ornament, plus a few others to fill in the spaces.

Each year we try to purchase or make an ornament that signifies something that we did or something that happened in the previous year.

One of Javier's first ornaments as a bachelor.

Lizzie's first Christmas and my first as a mom. My mom bought us this ornament.

Lizzie was just 1 that year and it was just the two of us living in a tiny little apartment in Vancouver. We went walking in Stanley Park Christmas Day.

Our first year as a family.

This is the first ornament that Javier & Lizzie bought together.
We didn't go to Disney but we spent lots of time at the Disney store!

Our first trip to Hawaii at Christmas. Lizzie was so little.
We also got married that year.

We painted pottery this year with some wonderful new friends.
Everyone made keepsake ornaments.

Not a handmade ornament. I was consumed with school work and the yearly ornament almost got forgotten. I hastily embroidered the year on a purchased one. There was a worn out mama in the house that year.

The height of Lizzie's obsession with horses. She still loves them.

Our second trip to Hawaii. The hula dancer gingerbread man says it all.

The handmade Christmas. I was pretty crafty that year.

Our first trip to Seattle. It rained a lot but we fell in love with the city.

We took a fabulous two week camping trip.
We decorated our campsite with flamingos.

Sand & pearls. We took a family trip to Hawaii just
before Christmas (yes, we are that spoiled.)
Javier's Grandma Pearl passed away that Fall.

An extremely blessed Lizzie attended SeaCamp in July (touched an octopus while there) & went to her first concert (we think the legs look a bit like Katy Perry's hair)

And our tree at night. So pretty.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Living in a winter wonderland

It snowed today and I'm actually very happy about it. That's probably because it's only at 0 degrees Celcius, not minus 30 which it very well could be this time of year.

I was out running some errands this morning and not really enjoying driving on the slippery roads or getting my freshly styled hair wet, but I had the Christmas carols on, so it wasn't that bad.

After all, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Reasons why I love my husband #2

He takes his favourite girls to see Katty Perry in Los Angeles this past Tuesday.

And has as much fun as we did!

(yes, that is a pink flashing heart headband he's wearing)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Reasons why I love my husband #1

He makes me giggle when I open the refrigerator

Monday, November 7, 2011


Is very, very vain that I use my Mac's Photo Booth app to check my hair & makeup before I go to work?

Does it make it worse that I've taken the time to post my photo and blog about it before I go to work?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm a freak

In the past month or so, I've been unusually clumsy. I'm not just talking tripping over my feet kind of stuff, though I've done plenty of that as well.

Here's a little run down...
  • Fallen UP the stairs 3 times
  • Scraped the top of my foot on pavement leaving the cat groomer's place
  • Scraped the back of my hand on a concrete wall as I was just casually walking by
  • Dropped 2 decorative glass jars while decorating for Halloween, I did this just 30 seconds apart
I'm a menace.

I attribute the whole phenomenon to my freakishly large right hand! Not sure what happened here but this is a wonky photo.

This photo makes me shudder a bit. My hands are already red and raw from all the hand washing I do everyday. And note, the placement of not just one, but TWO bandaids.

Just wrap me in bubble wrap for the rest of the year. I think that's the best bet.