Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
What made the day even better was that I got to seem them all, with their spouses/spices that evening too! Our friend Becca is the games director for the Vancouver Giants and she hooked us up with tickets! We had a blast at the game! And of course, the Giants won 2-0. The most exciting part of the evening for Phil was getting to drive the blimp around the stadium. Boys and their toys!
On Sunday Sarah, Erin and I headed down to the Nordstom sale and shopped around the Alderwood mall. Got some very good deals too, which always makes me happy. The only down part of the day was the Cathy Jean wouldn't take my shoes back even though they didn't fit and their salesperson assured me that they would fit with insoles! Don't ever shop there - they have the worst return policy ever! And it's a shame too because they have really great shoes!
While we were busy shopping, the boys were off at Mt. Baker getting soaked! In spite of the rain, the "hard core" boys headed up to the mountain and had a great time anyways! By the end they were soaked to the bone, freezing cold and very appreciative of the thermos of hot chocolate!
Only one more day of work then we are off to Oregon for Thanksgiving!! I think that is one of the best parts about this Can/Am relationship - two turkey dinners! Wahoo!!!!
One more thing - I found a bunch of people that I know/knew in college have blogs on Xanga so I'm adding them to my blogroll. Enjoy!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
When I got home, obviously my garage door opener didn't work. Thankfully I've had my house key on my key ring for a year and a half now, although I have not once used it. The key worked beautifully on the deadbolt, but wouldn't even go into the lock in the door handle!!! I strugled, shoved, pushed and crouched down to gleam as much light as I could from the street (not that there really was any). Finally, I gave up and tried the side door. Same story - deadbolt works great, door handle - key won't even go in. So I tried the sliding doors - locked. And of course all the windows were closed.
That left me stuck. I called Phil, but he didn't answer. However, as I was hanging up, I realized that my wonderful pink razer phone lets off a glorious amount of light (I have a great picture of the Tim McGraw concert as my background!). So using my cell phone as a flashlight, I finally manage to force my key into the lock and open the door!!!
My cell phone/flashlight escapades continued inside though. We had put the mag light in a very obvious place so that if the power did ever go out, we would be able to find it easily. But of course, I couldn't remember where that was! So there I am with my cell phone, shining it around the dark garage looking for a flashlight. This is when my dear husband rescued me by calling and reminding me where it was!
In other news, Phil went to the opening day at Mt. Baker yesterday and had a great time! Now it's off to a busy weekend which includes seeing the new bond flick tonight!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
So, I took my bonus day and relaxed, read, and also did a bunch of mundane stuff such as cleaning the house and doing laundry. But it was just so great to have a day at home! Phil only worked half a day so we had the afternoon to ourselves. We were going to drive up to Mt. Baker (Phil got new tires that he wanted to test out) and see the snow, but the road is blocked due to all the flooding that we had earlier this week. So instead we went up some other mountain roads and enjoyed the plentiful snow up there. I hope that it snows down here this year too!
Portland was fantastic last weekend! Our friend Kevin was doing a trade who for his hotel, the Icicle Inn, so we went and hung out with him for the weekend. The ski show down there was amazing!! Tons of good deals to be had! It was so much better than the Vancouver ski show that we went to a few weeks ago. We found several really good breweries while we were there. Friday night we went to BJs where they have a really good Oatmeal Stout. Not quite as good as Boundary Bay's, but it was up there. On Saturday night, after much driving around I might add, we went to Henry's Tavern. It had such a cool atmosphere and really cheap appies during evening happy hour.
On Sunday we also went to OMSI, which is like the Science World up here. They had a HUGE Star Wars exhibit that we of course had to go through. The only downer to our weekend in Portland was the weather. It dumped rain all weekend!!!! Absolutely poured!! It was fairly warm, but it just wouldn't stop raining. Which of course resulted in flooding around here, but thankfully it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
That's it for now!
Friday, November 03, 2006
School has been going very well! Got my second test back and got a good grade so I'm really happy about that. I got to go to a 24 hour scrapbooking with my cousin Mel which was so fun! Don't worry - we did go home and sleep a bit. But I got a lot done and it was nice to just set up and work on my book for a while.
In other news, my sister Jackie and her husband Dave bought their first house! They moved in last week and they are so happy there. It's a very cute townhouse in Langley.
A few weeks ago my sister emailed me and told me that she had run into one of my old friends from high school Shawna. We had totally lost touch but Jackie gave me her email address. I got an email from her this week and she is a blogger too. Shawna's Boys I'm really looking forward to catching up with her.
That's about all for us right now. We are off to Portland for the weekend!