Monday, August 6, 2012

Where have I been?!?!

That is a PERFECTLY legit question, and my answer to that question is.... I was busy!  This summer has been such whirlwind of wonderful events that I haven't really spent much time online at all. I have done so many different things this summer and we still have SO many more activites. Some highlights have been driving to Montreal for a romantic weekend with my hubby, white water rafting, cliffing diving and body surfing down a rapid! swimming in a river, horseback riding, 3 day camping/music/corn fest! my mom coming for a week. visiting an outdoor spa (previously spoken about in an earlier post). We've also visited lots of festivals and parades and oodles of other fun things. This past thursday I went to a concert held in a friends home. Basically we've been busy bees! All of this on top of working a full time job has left us with not much time for anything else!  I've completely given up tv because it was a time waster (i still watch and download movies but only for evenings when i'm free. Sadly and happily the summer is almost over (it's been SO FREAKING HOT!) and winter is right on our tails. With winter coming means lots more baking/cooking (i only grill in the summer months) also gourmet donut making (i'll go into detail once that project is back up and running) also planning our almost 3 week trip to France this coming April! So, be patient and within a couple of months i'll be back and hopefully much more loyal than I have been.

How is your summer?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

moving forward

This whole working 40 hours a week is something I have to get used to again. That's right! I started my job and considering it's been almost a year since I lasted worked, I'm pretty impressed with how well I'm adjusting. On top of that I get my first full paycheck today and that feels AMAZING!
Lee also started a new job last week that is paying more and finally giving him a full time position. We've been "celebrating" our new found income and finally decided what to do with it. We've been looking at houses...well condos and town homes and we found a couple that we really liked. We wanted to go see them and thought it would be a good idea to maybe get pre-approved for a mortgage! (just in case! hehe) we had our appointment on Tuesday and it didn't go as planned. Basically we need at LEAST another year of credit to qualify for anything reasonable  :( I  was pretty upset to say the least and we decided NOT to book the viewings for the different places we wanted to see. WE DID, however decide that we'll get our second year of credit AND we'll save up enough for atleast a10% down payment in the next year. By that time I'm SURE we'll find some better places than we found right now, it's just sad to think that my idea of the perfect home will be in someone else's hands :( oh well. i'll get over it. So, what does this mean? Basically it means that even though we have the combined income to live comfortably I'm going to be placing my paycheck straight into the saving account and live off of Lee's salary for another year (which is possible since we did it with less last year!) And then hopefully by our 3rd wedding anniversary we'll be closing on our new home!
Other than that, not much to talk about. I haven't seen my girlfriends on a regular basis since starting work which is super sad. I'm hanging out with my bestie Jessilynn tonight and I saw Miranda last night but it's just not the same. I can't let the fact that I have a job ruin things for me. I guess it just takes some getting used to...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

6 years down....

and forever to go!

6 years ago (tomorrow) i found this really cute guy while browsing through myspace. i messaged him on aim and a couple of hours later i received a simple reply of ....."hello" it was so smooth and after that clever opening we talked for about 4 hours. 4 hours of everything and nothing. 4 hours of real LOL's and secret behind the computer smiles. Did I think I'd fall in love with this guy? I think I was always open to that possibility. Either way here we are and I oddly enough have to thank myspace for their browsing options! without which I might have never seen this photo....

we don't have much planned for our 6 year anniversary and also for our 2nd wedding anniversary mainly because we're going to France in February next year (i'll explain later) but i do have a spa trip planned for next sunday which includes a couples massage and a Scandinavian Spa experience!

also, i have a photoshoot planned with one of my girlfriends to do some boudoir shots IF i can find the right place to do them, if not then we'll just take some pretty shots of me. LOL  and also we'll finally have our couples photoshoot throughout Old Quebec next month when the plants are in full bloom! I'm super excited to celebrate this year with my husband in our new city.


With a new job in my pocket I have been shopping like a MAD WOMAN! I've been to Old Navy 3 times this past week because I caught them on like a super sale or something! I bought 2 dress pants (1 of which are these beautiful navy wide legged trousers for $2.99) 2 dresses and 11 tops for about $55! I also scored 2 dresses and 1 dress top on the $7 rack at H&M! After my first pay check I promised myself some swanky new heels and I'm terribly excited about those! I've been looking all over and I found a pair at Zara I'd really like to own. They're not expensive ($30) so I'm thinking I could buy these and still get another pair hehe kinda like a bundle package  :)
cute right?!

I'm pretty sure they're going to be mine along with another pair that I can't seem to find on the website.

another fun photo of my ladies and me! we stayed at the beautiful Chateau Frontenac for a little girls night and it was SO much fun. i love these pretty gals and i'm so sad i will not be able to see them everyday now but we have to move on. i'm planning a little girls night at my place this weekend since the hubby will be in florida. :)

other than that not too much going on. we've finished painting our apartment and it's looking so good. it was originally this awful robins egg blue in the living room and this egg yoke color in the kitchen. it's been driving me crazy since we moved in and this 4 day weekend i decided to do something about it! it looks SO goooooood. luckily we did it just in time for lee's mom to come along with our babies. that's right, we're getting our 2 kitties back! it's been almsot 1 1/2 years since we had to bring them to florida and this weekend they're coming home. we've been slowly cat proofing the house and it's almost done! we're so excited. 

alrighty, i've gotta get to school. have a great day and start looking for ootd posts that should be coming along with the warmer weather!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

great week!

So, we didn't win the playoffs this dodgeball season but that's ok. in 2 weeks we'll have a chance to do it all over again. :)

i got the job! she called me the next day and offered the positionn!!! i was so ecstatic and i start in 3 weeks. also they're cool with taking my vacation with the hubby which is also pretty dang awesome.  :D

my 25th birthday was absolutely amazing! i had the best people around me and so a supportive family with my dodgeball team. i couldn't have asked for anything better <3

i'd post a longer ramble but we're getting ready for game day at our place  


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

time flies

i cannot believe that march is almost over! We're going to have summer here in absolute no time and I'm am SO ready for it! This month has been very good to me as far as socially and educationally. lol I've been moved up to French 2 and am seriously considering studying up and moving to French 3 within 2 -3 weeks. I've been busy with my gal pals and boy toys. lol. I've made another AMAZING friend named Robert. He's an older gentlemen and absolutely Fabulous lol. Right now I'm missing him terribly because he's been in London for a week but he'll be back in time for my Birthday Sushi Night! I've been able to start shopping again and it felt wonderful. We have beaucoup d'argent (lots of money) coming from our taxes in the states which has allowed me to buy some summer staples. Also, I just had one of the best job interviews I've ever had! The interview was for a real grownup job too! I work in an office and have a desk and there's no cash register or selling or dealing with customers of any sort. The lady interviewing me loved me and I'm seriously hoping I get the position and that they're ok with me taking 2 weeks off in May to go on vacation cause yeah I need a vacation from my vacation! lol For vacation we're planning on going to Cape Cod, Boston, Maine and if we have the time and energy Niagra Falls. We've found some great deals on Living Social and Groupon so it's also a super affordable trip. Dodgeball playoffs are this week and I'm proud to say that my team is going into the playoffs in 2nd place out of 8 teams! Hopefully we'll pull a 1st place victory like we did last season.  hmmm what else can I  put in this ramble of a post?  I guess that's it. I gotta go pick up the hubster  I'll leave you with some photos from this weekend...

top: julia, mirand
bottom: jessilynn, me

miranda, hubby, jess

Monday, February 27, 2012


Finally! I've been cleared for sports and and exercise! The recovery wasn't as long as originally thought and thank goodness for that! I don't think I could have handled 3 weeks of no Dodgball. We're in the middle of the season and I need to be there as often as possible.

March is just around the corner and there is so much happening the month. I'm still amazed at how much has changed since meeting the girls a new comers event a couple of months ago we've become a group of 5 and it's so freaking awesome! I've never had a group of friends like this. We can all hang out together or we can hang out separately and we just have fun. It's fascinating. We have lots of plans for March, inlcuding Miranda's 26th birthday party, my 25th Birthday dinner, OUR birthday hotel night for just us girls which will be taking place at the beautiful Chateau Frontenac and so much more! It's intense but so freaking awesome.

We've started looking at houses! We're not rushing into anything but we've definitely started looking. We have a lease until next year but we found out that we can pretty much get a mortgage with nothing down and we qualify for a good amount. We're just waiting until we find the perfect place :) I, of course, am obsessed with looking at places but I'm being reasonable. There are a lot of things on my hubands checklist which makes it pretty hard to find something for him to be interested in. But, like I said, we're in no rush. Though, I am hoping that we have something before next summer! I'd like to use some of the money from the mortgage to visit our friends who will be moving to France for a year! Shhh....

Baby talk has not been uttered out of my mouth for quite some time now and it's SUCH  relief! I think because of having a life and friends again it's really really helped with that. I think the whole baby thing was about filling a void and now that void has been filled (for the moment) it's a lot of pressure off.

Me and the hubby have been doing AMAZINGLY well! We've kind of gotten back into a honeymoon stage or we're just truly, madly and deeply in love with eachother! I'm not sure but I LOVE IT! We have so much fun together and it's just so great. We're going on 6 years this year and 2 years of marriage which I know isn't a LONG time but it's special to me. I love him <3

That's about it for now. I gotta meet the girls for dinner very soon. ciao and HAPPY MONDAY!