Tuesday, June 29, 2010

enjoying the days

we are settling in quite nicely over here.

so nicely that i am having too much fun and not enough blog time.

my computer situation remains the same so that really puts a damper on things.

i will use my husbands desktop for now since my laptop remains for whatever reason determined to not keep an internet connection. all my favorites are stored in my laptop and i need to transfer it all over. but it kinda breaks my heart to not be using my pretty laptop. i have been stubborn about transferring things over. i have transferred enough things lately.

auntie sara came for a visit and sadly left yesterday. it was so nice to see her. we all just need to live in the same area gosh darnit! that goes to you too auntie gina. lets all just move here and we can live happily ever after. the end.

we love our space and it is working out quite smoothly. of course it never looks as tidy as it does in the pictures i took. i like to make you think it actually looks like that all the time and that i am the perfect housewife, hehe. so not the case.

sophia and i have a new favorite hangout. its called golden ears park and it is fabulous! all it is missing is our buddies from our calgary mommy groups! it is such a beautiful park. it has tons of trees surrounding, huge playgrounds for all different ages, a fantastic water park and a river that runs through and little trails perfect for a two year old. we could spend all day there. when it is time to go sophia gets quite upset. we went there this morning and i told sophia we had to go home for lunch. she was none too pleased about that. the only reason she agreed to come home was because she accidentally stepped in a pile of dog poop on our way to the car. for those that know sophia and her one liners guess what she said?? "i smell something" haha. only auntie sara and grama will get that joke. anyways we love it there and pretty sure it will be an almost daily spot to visit.

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all in all it is beautiful here, we are so happy to be near grama and grampa but we miss our friends back in calgary terribly. it leaves an ache in my heart to not be with them. i am not worried about meeting new friends. we already have some new friends here it is just a sadness of leaving our friends behind. sophia has asked a few times if her friends could come over. it breaks my heart. sophia starts pre-school in september and i know she will have lots of new buddies to play with soon. but we miss you all in calgary so much!!

on june 25th it was chris and my 5th year wedding anniversary. on a last minute impromptu kind of thing we dressed sophia up in our flower girls dress. my mom has had the dress hanging in her change room waiting for the day we could dress sophia in it. chris and i were on our way out the door for dinner but of course we had time to take some pictures of our sweet pea!!






proof we are here too and on our anniversary...on our way out to dinner


sophia loves to help me cook and bake, we were making muffins this day


some random pictures, but i love her outfit in this one


my tween chatting it up on her phone

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getting ready with grama


extreme close up of my sweetie

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i have yet to mention that auntie sara and i went on a last minute "lets go to the states right now" adventure. it was so much fun. i ransacked target. it made me very happy. sophia and i walked away with lots of new loot. i will post pictures soon. it was a good time and just what my little states loving heart needed!!


Monday, June 21, 2010

oh yes, i am still alive!

i just blew the dust off my laptop.

sorry about that long hiatus!

i blame moving, unpacking and two year olds but mostly i blame horrible internet connections.

i was starting to get a twitch in my eye from the lack of internet time. apparently i need it to cope. i never knew i was so dependant until it was taken away.

for the time being i am hooked up to my dads router down in his office. so until i can figure out how to keep my computer from dieing every 30 seconds and risk myself chucking my computer across the room and breaking something terribly fragile i will have to sneak down into my dad's office. (i know that was a total run on sentence but frankly i hate grammar and dont really care, but i want you to know that i know).

so without further ado i present to you pictures of our new "une petite suite" as i call it.

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was that enough photo's for you? because you know i have more.

we moved in on monday and we had the place ready by thursday. my mom hosted a pampered chef party on thursday and i knew there was going to be "tours" so i went into mad woman mode and didn't stop until it was done. my husband is very glad i am no longer drill sargent laura. there are still some finishing touches to do but for now...i am just going to take a deep sigh and relax.

there is always the secret garden and playhouse to go relax in...dont hate me, come join me! our doors are always open!!

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p.s. my mom wrote a cute post that you might like to see. i will also link up soon to all the before pictures as the suite was being built. or just have a peruse through her blog to see them! enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

almost at the finish line

currently i am sitting in my parents kitchen listening to sophia tell my mom she is hungry and here i sit as grama takes over and gets her a snack. we are listening to rosemary clooney. lovely tunes from the 50's. sophia is sporting a pink tutu. prancing all around. playing with buttons and getting into grama's china cabinet. bliss.

my eyes are blurry and tired but i am happy. i keep thinking we have to go home. but wait, we are home. it's a very odd feeling. our suite is almost done. we should be able to paint on monday. my dad will start to install the hard wood floors on monday as well. hoping to be living in the suite by the end of next week. can't wait to have our belongings which will also arrive on monday. i am a girl who loves her space and her things.

looking forward to getting back to a new normal and a new routine for sophia. she is all over the map right now. long naps in the afternoon equals late nights equals tired family. she rocked the ten hour car drive. can i get a hallelujah for portable dvd players! seriously amazing. i was more whiny and annoyed at the ten hour drive then she was.

i am still wrapping my head around everything. so hard to put into words. i hope to start feeling like i am in my own skin again very soon. i also hope my stress acne goes away. so very annoying. im 31 not 13 thank you very much.

i think i might even exhale pretty soon.

sitting in her new butterfly swing grampa bought...

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sophia and grama crocheting or as sophia calls it sewin. i sewin mommy.

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my soon to be kitchen. love it. the walls will be painted a grey/blue. cant wait.

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us being special.

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daddy being extra special in his new get up.
daddy installed insulation with grampa in the attic.
you thought it was pretty funny. so did mommy.

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story time with grama. she is showing you one of her altered books she made that was full of baby sophia pictures. you loved it.

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tea party time. grama let you get out all the dishes by yourself. you set the table and cut the banana bread. pretty sure you thought you were in heaven. we all enjoyed the tea party with you.

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here you are dancing to miss clooney with grama while mommy tries to gather her thoughts into a blog post.

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good times indeed.