Sunday, March 22, 2015

a picture post

What did we do before phones with cameras?! I mean, I don't mean to sound like we NEED them, because I know we don't. However, what a great invention! We can capture all moments in our life, not just the extra special ones. Even though my trusty iPhone photos are not amazing, I love taking pictures so one day, I can look back at things and remember the details of life.

Today, we are having a lazy Sunday so far and I love it. Edwin is in the garage changing headlights & windshield wipers and I am on couch on my computer whilst drinking tea. We are heading to my parents for our weekly dinner in a bit! I love Sundays.

Here are some things I've been up to lately!

Edwin & I took Odie for a walk at Tynehead with us. He did the whole 5k like a trooper!

A post-walk selfie.

Odie promptly fell asleep on the back seat en route home.

This is when I babysat Jack, Harrison & Julia. The twins were asleep when I got there, but Julia woke up around 9. I'm not going to lie, I was okay with some Julia snuggles at that time - especially when she was so happy!

What would a Shannon blog post be without food pictures?! This was couscous with some roasted veggies.

Edwin & I went to Justin, Eliza & Kalan's for dinner. Kalan & Edwin had a blast, as you can see!

We also went to Amanda's that evening & played the game of Life. How fun are board games??!! This is my winning expression - I know it is just a board game, but it was such a shock because I was LITERALLY 20 spaces behind everyone the entire game.

We went to the flea market in Cloverdale with my dad two weeks ago today. This was the bouquet we bought for $4.50! Isn't it gorgeous?! I'm also happy to report that these flowers (minus the rose) are still alive and on the same table. I think that was $4.50 very well spent.

Amanda took me to get my nails done as an early birthday gift - I chose pink, as did she!

This was Edwin's choice last week from my "to make" list - seafood chowder! I put shrimp, halibut, and salmon in it, as well as potatoes, celery & onion. It turned out quite well actually! It wasn't as seafood-y tasting as what you would typically order in a restaurant, but that was okay with us.

We registered at the Bay!! That was amazingly fun.
We got a new pet - a yellow birdy! He is a coffee table birdy.

#FridayNight #Netflix

Last night, Heidi, Lindsay, Christina & their men & kiddos came over for dinner. They got me a birthday cake and Jack helped me blow out the candles.

Christina & Jack monkey-ing around - too cute.

Friday, March 6, 2015

weekend schmeekend

Is that how you'd spell that? As if you were making up a word to rhyme with 'weekend'? Anywho, hooray for the weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? We are ordering pizza this evening which I am SO excited about - pizza used to happen much more pre-wedding budget but it's significantly reduced these days! It's obviously healthier too to not eat it as often, and this way, it's so much more exciting when we DO get pizza. Oh, the little things in life!

Tomorrow I'm getting a manicure with my friend Amanda. She is taking me as a birthday gift a bit early. I haven't had my nails done in a while!! What color should I pick? Probably my usual...a coral or pink tone.

I hope you have lots of fun and/or relaxing things planned for this weekend! I personally look forward to sleeping in. Even though I can't sleep in like I used to, it's glorious not to set an alarm. Yay!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

did you know?

  • It's March today! Hello warmer weather & flip flop season! (who are we kidding, I've been wearing flip flops for at least a month now) 
  • The Price Smart in Fleetwood is almost done its renovations. Wowza, there is a LOT new about it! There is a salad bar, Chinese food a la carte, sushi, hot soup, ready to bake pizzas, tons of ethnic aisles, more seafood, and an eating area! It is quite different and all of the food looks really yummy. Note: don't go there if you are hungry! High school peeps: remember when we used to go "Save On" all the time at lunch for mojo fries?
  • I joined our strata committee a few months ago, and our first meeting was on Thursday. I am now the vice president of it... this should be interesting!! (I DID forewarn them that I have zero knowledge of strata...I promise!) 
  • It was my friend Nicole's 30th birthday yesterday and it's my friend Christina's 30th birthday tomorrow. Yay for embracing 30 and for years of friendships with these gals!
  • I have a blood donation appointment next Thursday. I need to start eating lots of iron rich things and taking my iron pills... last time I was denied :( 
  • A new nightclub is coming in the Trump tower next year - operated by Drai's! Apparently it will be a pool bar with wading pools and all. So fancy for Vancouver!! 
  • Edwin & I are going to go for a walk now today at Tynehead and we are taking Odie, my parents dog. Should be fun!