Thursday, July 22, 2010

Countdown to holidays!

Ok, so I only have one more sleep and the countdown has been on for a while, but I've been so stinkin' busy with work this week that I haven't had time for an update!
So yes, I have alllllll of next week off and I'm sooooooo looking forward to it!
What are we doing? We are not too sure yet and I simply couldn't care if we did nothing at all! I just need a good old break from every day life.
Noel will be home on Tuesday or Wednesday and then we'll have just about a week together (I'm back to work on Aug. 3).
We may go and visit the Grandmas since we don't get to see them that often, we will definitely be relaxing and enjoying each others company and we'll definitely spend lots of time with our four-legged sweetpea Jackson. So far that's all I know.
On Saturday morning my mom and I are kicking my time off with a pedicure! I'm in desperate need of one and I can't wait to spend time with my mama! She's one of my most favourite people and I'm so blessed to be her daughter. Then I'm heading to a wedding reception with Noel's family. It's going to be so much fun!
So anyways, hope you all have a good week and I will blog when I'm back! Ciao!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rain, rain, go away!

Wow! It's been raining here non-stop for days now! I'm so ready for the sun to come back out! On the news they were saying the area I live in got more than a months worth of rain in just 24 hours. Yikes! I think today we're supposed to see a turn around and I sure hope those weathermen are right!
Our garage sale was moderately successful this weekend. We made almost $400 which isn't too bad! On Sunday though we only saw about five people in six hours. It was a looooooong day!
So, we still have quite a bit of stuff left and have decided to have the sale on Thursday and Friday evening in hopes of clearing even more things out. Some of the people who came through over the weekend said when they've had garage sales, the busiest nights they had were on Thursday and Friday. We thought why not since everything is already set up.
I'm going to be adding a few things as well.
Noel was home this weekend and we had a great time. I was busy with the sale, but we had our family over for a bbq on Saturday night. Noel grilled steaks and potatoes and we had salad, corn on the cob and yummy bread! It was delicious! I also made apple pie and a flapper pie too! Everyone left with very full tummies!
We also made it to see Toy Story 3. What a cute movie that was! I loved it! We both love all those kinds of movies.
Did anyone watch the Hills finale last night? Wow, what an ending. I'm not sure that I liked it, but it really did prove a point that the show was not real! Yikes!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Yay summer!

I love this time of year. It's one of my favourites aside from fall. We've been having some pretty cool weather, but today it looks like it's turning around. The sun is shining and there's nothing like a little brightness to give you that extra little boost!
I had a great weekend. It wasn't a long weekend as Canada Day fell on Thursday. But I did get Thursday off and was back to work on Friday. To be honest, Friday was a pretty laid back and relaxed day. Not much work got done as everyone was in weekend mode.
I started hunting through my house in search of garage sale items. My mom and I are having a garage sale this weekend. And my goodness do I have a lot of things to get rid of! To be honest, it feels really good to go through each room finding things that I haven't used in ages, or that I don't have a need for anymore. I hope we do well. The weather is supposed to be hot, hot, hot, so I'm sure we'll get some good garage-salers out.
Noel is coming home tomorrow! Yay! I'm so excited. I have not seen him in two weeks as he's been up in Dawson Creek, B.C. working. I know he misses home. Quite frankly though his job has brought us closer and it's really nice. See, we've been dating (yes, only dating -- marriage is a whole new topic of discussion) for 11 years. I wouldn't say the spark has gone or anything like that, but we are very comfortable with each other and I have to say I know there are many times that I take him for granted.
Not. Good.
So, now that he's gone working for two weeks and then home for a week, it really gives us both that appreciation back. I like it!
On Saturday night after a very successful first day at our garage sale (I'm an optimist!) we are having Noel's family and my mom and Grandpa over for a BBQ. Yum-O! I can't wait! I'm not sure what we're serving yet, but it'll be delicious, I know that! I went to Michael's and bought some cute paper plates and napkins from the Paula Dean line and I also got some fancy boxes that I'm going to put some homemade chocolate chip cookies into for when our guests go home!
I love hosting dinners and get togethers! So much fun!