Thursday, June 11, 2015

gold grilled cheese

I'm just stopping by to tell you that you can now order a GOLD crusted grilled cheese sandwich at Serendipity 3, a fancy New York restaurant.

Edwin, if you are reading, maybe for my next birthday?! ;) 

Happy Thursday, aka Almost Weekend!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

upcoming events

You know when you have a few things on the go that you are REALLY looking forward to? I have a few of those coming up in the next few weeks! Here are some of my calender entries:

  • June 10: 100 days left until our wedding
  • June 11: Hot dog day at work (it's a fundraiser AND it's [veggie] hot dogs. Win win!)
  • June 11: Christy-Dawn & Jesse's baby boy is due!!!!
  • June 13: Eliza's 40th birthday
  • June 14: Andrea Bocelli in concert
  • June 15: Engagement anniversary (can't believe that was almost one year ago!)
  • June 16: USA vs. Nigeria FIFA women's soccer match
  • June 17: Father's Day in Guatemala & Edwin's mom birthday (fun fact: in Guatemala, Father's Day & Mother's Day are on the same date each year, regardless of what day of the week they fall on!)
  • June 21: Father's Day in Canada & the Run, Walk & Roll 
  • June 27: Kayaking with friends
  • June 30: Mine & Edwin's two year anniversary of being together

So many fun things that I have to be excited & thankful for in my life! I can't wait to meet Baby Sales (hopefully soon!!) and I can't believe that our wedding is in 100 days. Time flies when you are having fun, it really does.

What things are you looking forward to in the next few weeks? They don't need to be big - don't forget, I have hot dog day on my list...

Check out these fancy hot dog toppings!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

our engagement photos

As you may already know, Edwin & I got engagement photos done by the talented GC Photography last weekend! You may be tired of hearing about these already via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever else I've posted them, but I am very happy with how they turned out. Click here to check out the pictures on their blog!

There are definitely a few photos that I don't love as much as others because of random reasons (my side profile/nose, for example), but overall I feel like they captured our love perfectly. (cheesy, I know!) Even though we've been engaged for a while now, it is nice to have professional photos of us that we can look back on that aren't wedding photos; photos of the two us in "day to day life." I did my hair & make up trial for the wedding prior on the same day of the photos, so that worked out well so that I had help trying to look pretty!

I love pretty much all of the ones where the sunlight is coming through, and I really loved the location. We did it at Green Timbers park, which is where Edwin & I went for a very long walk on a VERY hot day two years ago, and where he proposed to be almost one year ago. I also liked the location because there is a pond (lake maybe? It's pretty small, but people fish!) with a little "dock," and lots of greenery and wild flowers.

Just in case you are wondering how I decided what to wear, let me tell you that was quite the ordeal. I had decided for one outfit to wear the blue & white striped dress you see below, and then for the second outfit, I wanted to wear exactly the second outfit you see, just with a solid bright coloured shirt. Turns out I bought not one, but FIVE new shirts to wear. And guess what? I didn't even love any of them!! Poor Edwin...So, the shirt in the second outfit is one of the five new ones, but I wasn't in love with it for photo purposes. I like the shirt, but was wanting something solid coloured (not striped again) but really struggled to find something! Go figure. 

Here are a "few" of my favorites:(and if anyone wants to see more, come on over! I have all 300 available for your viewing pleasure!)

All of our photos were given to us in both colour AND black & white!

An outtake...

I LOVE this one of my ring!!!

Of course I wore flip flops - I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't wearing them!!

This is the exact bench we sat on on our first date, and the same bench where Edwin proposed to me last June. So meaningful to me!

Thanks so much to Gary & Louise for taking these pictures!! I can't wait for our wedding day, for so many reasons, but the pictures will definitely be fun! Also, the pictures came on a USB stick with a thank you card, and the most fun packaging:

Happy weekend - hope it's a great one! (don't forget to wear sunscreen...)

Monday, June 1, 2015

a june 'thing' post

Breaking news: Kim & Kanye are having baby #2!

Did you know it's now illegal for grocery stores in France to throw away old edible food?

10 things I could give up to lower my blood pressure... (Coffee?!?! Not sure about that one...)

An interesting parenting article: Why my family doesn't do sleepovers (I find this interesting because I grew up doing sleepovers, but Edwin didn't! What will we do with our future children?!)

How to make your own spice blends (use up those leftover tiny bits of spices!)

SCRABBLE FANS: study up! New words were added to the official Scrabble dictionary!

This is a funny rant article: Why are you competing? I do see quite a few people on Facebook these days entering themselves into physique & bodybuilding competitions these does, and I can see this guys point! A lot of people think that just because they are skinny and work out that they should compete.

Check this out: thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational. So my learning Spanish is EXTRA beneficial!

How the world tops their burgers (mmm...eggs!)

How to make crispy sushi in a waffle iron (I'm not so sure about this method...)

PS - this thing post really doesn't have much to do with June, I just wanted to note that it WAS June! That means there is 108 days until our wedding - yahoo!