Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pictures of Pumpkin Carvings

I tried to post these pictures yesterday but Blogger just wouldn't cooperate with me. Here's a pic of the finished products. A few are missing but you get the idea.
This is my favourite picture that we took of Tristan for his First Halloween photo shoot :)
And of course the girls, this was my 3rd attempt at this picture since I was just figuring out the timer on my camera.

Today at work SO many people are dressed up. I will post pictures tomorrow of some of the great costumes. Our department all came to work in pj's for our Pyjama Theme party :)

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Annual Pumpkin Carve Tonight!

...and boy am I excited. Have no idea why I'm such a quirky person, who gets so excited about scooping pumpkins and cutting holes in them...ME!! That's who!

I'm carving 3 pumpkins tonight, 1 for Esau and 2 for me. I do have a 4th pumpkin, if I do decide to carve that one, it'll have to be some other evening before Tuesday cause I know I won't have time or feel like doing that many tonight. I also keep all the seeds cause Kristen bakes YUMMY pumpkin seeds.

Since it's been such a busy week, here are some pictures that I haven't had a chance to post....

This was last Thursday, Steph came by to for a bit and Tristan decided he wanted to watch some of the Leafs game with Kristen. GO LEAFS GO!

Saturday: Kristen and I babysat Esau, this is when he was having his 3.5 hr nap! Yes that long! He's so sweet, a typical 2 year old (well almost two), and LOVES water. Caught him with his two hands in the toilet bowl, splashing away and laughing and sqeauling much to his delight! And much to my horror, when I grabbed him he put his TWO hands in his mouth. I immediately washed his hands with soap and wiped his face, but really how do you wash out his mouth? The damage was done....poor thing...I'm such a horrible sitter....lol.

And here's our front porch, all ready for Halloween, I'll post more pics of the pumpkins lit up on Halloween night. I love to get those pumpkin lights to hang above the door so I could keep the porch light off but I doubt I'll get a chance to get out and buy any this weekend. Not a big deal. Can you see my wooden ghosts in the window? There's an orange light that glows behind them.

Will also post pictures of the pumpkin carve tonight and the oh so awesome finished products. Have a great weekend everyone! Oh anyone going to Halloween parties this weekend?? Would love to see pictures of your costumes :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Della!

Well happy be-lated, realized this morning that your birthday was yesterday. Sorry I'm late, hope it was a good one!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Pondering the Past Year....

Just the other day I was thinking about that has happened in a year (since last Oct) and then yesterday Kristen makes a comment about some picture on my blog from last October. I'm like what are you talking about? He said oh I was looking at Oct 2005 on your blog, we've done a lot this year. I said you know I was just thinking about that exact thing the other day....

Last year this time I was going bonkers, trying to get all the paperwork finalized for our house. This year this time, Kristen is working on our 1 yr list to send to Tarion for things that need to be fixed in the house (not a whole lot I don't think....)

I'm very proud of Kristen and I, a lot has happened in the past year, we moved into our house, went to Cuba, we've celebrated birthdays, we've been sad and stressed for friends and family, I started a new job, moved to a new town, and just been through many ups and downs in general. Yet here we are, happy and healthy....whatever doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, I believe that to be very true.

I asked Kristen what our goals are for 2007 (I know it is a bit early to ask yet) and he said go down south again and I said go to Nfld both of which are in the works but still not definite. I also threw in, a wedding!?!? But nope, really don't think that's going to happen actually shouldn't say "think", I KNOW that's not going to happen. Honestly though, I would love for their to be a wedding this summer....not my own!!

I'm thinking of a couple of friends who've been together as long as Kristen and I but seem to be at a different point in their lives than us, they're at the point where they're soon ready to have children (in case you haven't been reading my blog, that's at least 2 yrs away for me). Meaning in every aspect of their lives there couldn't be a better time....plus all their closest friends will be in Nfld the same time as them and nobody would miss out on the joyous occassion :)

Anyway, that's my two cents worth on THAT topic! So yeah, that's my thoughts on this gloomy, cool and wet Friday morning. Any suggestions of what I can add to my 2007 to do list?!?! Love anything creative.....

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bon Fire Pictures

Jen lookin' cool
Roasting Sausages Around the Fire
Jamie & Chris Eating the Roasted Sausages from around the Fire

Kitties trying to catch the fish

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I don't know what to call this post :)

So many pictures to post, yet nothing downloaded ...sorry.

Mono - a small town out in the country not far from Shelburne,....went there Saturday night to an old co-workers house....very nice...I have pictures to post later.

Jury Duty - I received a survey in the mail that I am required by law to fill out and return within 5 days. Doesn't mean I have to go to court...yet...just means I might be selected at a later date for a jury selection....great, just great! I mailed back my survey this morning.

Pumpkins - Purchased on Sunday since there was a sale at A&P I bought 4...3 for me and 1 for Kristen's little cousin Esau. Not sure what I'm going to carve yet, need to figure that out soon.

Hockey - Freezerland lost Friday night 4-1 against a crazy, fightin, psycho team! Can't even imagine if they were losing. And the Almag team lost on Sunday as well...something like 6-1 if I remember....he he he.

Volleyball - cancelled this week due to construction in one of the school gyms :( SUCKS!

Christmas - Only 68 days til CHRISTMAS!!! Have you started shopping yet? I have...I know I'm so anal....lol.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Yes...we just had snow falling, for about 3 minutes and nothing that stayed on the ground. More like white flakes just blowing around in the air. I don't like the cold but boy do I love snow! I was so excited. Not quite prepared for winter yet since I do enjoy fall but exciting all the same.

I decided to check the weather network to see what I should be expecting weather-wise for the weekend and tomorrow is supposed to be 3 degrees but feel like -4 ...brrrr...and next tuesday back up to 19! No trouble to tell we live in Canada :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes it's a day late, but better to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving late rather than never.

It was a great thanksgiving weekend for me, lots done around the house, beautiful weather, yummy dinner with friends and family and my brother came to visit.

Friday night went to watch Kristens hockey game, it was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. They were down 3-0 in the third period and a drunken brother of one of the players comes out to the rink area from the bar area and starts screaming and cheering to the top of his lungs! I think I mentioned in a previous post how Freezerland is the sponser this year...well everytime that a player would do something good, this drunker brother would scream "give him a case of chicken!!!"....or my favourite "give him a slice of bologny!!!" It was somewhat embarassing sitting right next to him but yet I couldn't stop laughing the whole time. To make matters even funnier, the guys came back and won the game 6-4 !!!! I know it was because the brother cheering got them out of their slump....I'll let you know if he shows up again this Friday.

Saturday I got my house almost 90% back to normal, then Blaine came to visit. He stayed til about 5pm then he dropped me off to the grocery store. I picked up a few things then walked home. It was soooo nice out! I love walking in the fall, my arms were really sore from carrying the groceries but worth it. I then made homemade pizza for Kristen and I, which we gobbled up when he got home from hunting. And then we met up with Myrna and Jamie at our friends Corey and Vickys. Spent a couple hours there and went home.

Sunday....watched the movie The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, it's classified as Sci-fi romance, I loved it. Kristen hated it, said it was too chessy, obviously it was the cheese factor that I loved about it :) After a bite to eat he once again,...went hunting. I made stuffing and headed to Myrna's and Jamie's house for Thanksgiving dinner, in the words of Rachel Ray it was YUM-O!! Kristen showed up later then we headed home to watch another couple of movies, we rented The Weather Man which Kristen fell asleep through, I thought it was okay but wouldn't really recommend it to anyone nor watch it a second time.

Which brings us to Monday...bored yet? lol....

Kristen and I watched RV with Robin Williams, very cute! I even laughed out loud a couple of times. Then we brought our movies to Myrna and Jamie's (along with a couple of eggs that she needed) to swap with their movies, they had V for Vendetta and Take the Lead which wouldn't work in the DVD player so Myrna had to bring it back to the movie store. So we watched that, then Kristen went hunting, I then started scrapbooking my pictures of CUBA! Finally.....have 7 pages almost completed and so far pleased with my work.

So yeah this whole post has been lots of rambling but it's what I feel like doing today :) Tonight I have a meeting for the volleyball season starting tomorrow and then tomorrow Volleyball starts...woo-hoo!!! Can't wait, seriously need to get my butt in shape!

Anyway, til next time.

Friday, October 6, 2006

My Favourite Scrapbook Page

Last weekend while scrapbooking with Jen and Myrna I did this layout of my favourite picture of Kristen and Riley. Jen gave me the ribbon which was the inspiration of colours for the whole page. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Love Fall

I used to think summer was my favourite season, then there's a day like this when it's cool, brisk and sunny that I think "nope, fall has to be my favourite season". Either way, loving the change of season. Can't wait to put out some pumpkins for Thanksgiving and Halloween just around the corner. Gee time flies, I was hoping to have that done by now. But in the meantime I do have two small touches of "Fall" around the house, better than nothing right?

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Hardwood Floor

The finished product, love our new hardwood floor!
Next on my "to do" list....paint my walls

Live Life to the Fullest

"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." -- Eleanor Roosevelt