Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer's In Full Swing

I keep writing about how busy we are, but it never seems to slow down! Yes, we had another busy weekend, but it seems like the busy is stretching for months.... we just never slow down! At the moment, we're pretty much booked right up until baby arrives. She better not be early, or we'll have to reschedule.....

I picked Brad up from the airport Thursday night and I finally get to keep him around for awhile, which will be nice. I put him to work Friday and we got so much done, I was impressed! I had a huge list of things that needed to get done around the house and we got it all done, except for one! Brad fixed our toilet (which required inventing new curse words and numerous trips to Rona), and we installed a gate for our backyard, mowed the lawn, weed whipped, pulled dandelions, weeded all the gravel trim around our yard, watered everything, did a big grocery shop, cleaned the house top to bottom, and got ourselves ready for the company arriving that night and the BBQ we had Saturday. Seriously. We were moving.

Now, our company has come and gone, the house that was once so clean now needs to be recleaned, but the toilet and the gate held up, and we had a great weekend with friends. I even sat on my butt a bit on Sunday and scrapbooked. Haven't done that in awhile! Dirty floors be damned, I just cleaned them, I refuse to reclean them so soon!

This week, we're planning on extending our weekend to make it super long. We're taking Thursday and Friday off to add to Canada Day Wednesday. Should be good!

And, with a break in sight, I'll leave you with some more shots of Ottawa:

Aren't these poppies massive? Maybe you can't tell from the photo, but they were huge!

The Parliament building as the sun went down:

The War Memorial, across from Parliament:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home Again

This summer is so busy! I probably shouldn't have gone to Ottawa last weekend, but it was fun, so everything else can wait :)

Even though I had work at home, we had a great weekend, saw some friends, ate good food, did the tourist-y thing, enjoyed the sunshine and the beauty of the city and quite likely enjoyed our last little weekend getaway before the baby arrives.

I'll show a few pictures throughout the week, since we took alot. Even though we were only there for a few days, we always seem to take photos. Hmmmm... more pictures to scrapbook before baby comes.

The parliament building from across the river:

Brad and I in front of the centennial flame:

(With a little belly shot-Week 29 folks!)

The parliament building cenre block:

And, a shot of the Ottawa River:

It's a really great city, green and lush with lots to see and do. It's probably one of Canada's prettiest cities. I highly recommend it.

When I got back, my parents came up for a visit and helped me with some chores. My mom came to my prenatal class with me, since Brad is still in Ottawa for a few more days, which was nice. It was good to have someone to share a grimace with during the videos.

*Sigh* Now, back to work.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ottawa Bound

I'm just heading out the door to catch a plane to Ottawa for the weekend. Brad's there for work, and we found a bit of a seat sale, so I'm going to fly out and meet him for a few days. Neither of us have ever been there, so we're going to have a tourist-y weekend and see all the sites. Should be good.

I sent Bailey to my parent's farm, so he's getting a little holiday, too.

He's all shaved and ready to go. The city is so boring compared to the farm.

And, a few shots of the baby's room. Just so you can see the colour. I painted it two weekends ago, but I may do something more with it later.... not sure, yet.

Brad got home just in time to roll a few swipes on the wall....

And Preggo in action. It's blurry because I am now a super painter.

Will post some pics after the weekend. Hope you all have a good one!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back in the swing of things

Another weekend to recover from...

We made it back from our girl's weekend to the States in one piece and with a truck full of stuff. Got lots of steals and had far too much fun.

This is us in Ross. While we shopped, we picked out some fantastic outfits for each other... the lady in the fitting rooms even had to ask us to be quiet because we were laughing too loud.

Yes, we're in our twenties and we're playing dress up.

While we were gone, we missed a scorching weekend up here, but it sure made the plants grow. We got a teeny bit of rain last night, too, which has helped. I love having a garden. It's much easier here than it was in Lake Louise.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday Write Up

I spent last weekend painting the baby's room. We chose to paint it the same blue as our bedroom. I know, not very traditional for a girl, but she'll get her fair share of pink and I think we might try to do something more decorative later. Once it's done I'll put some pictures up. I guess I'll put some up of our room and the bathroom I painted recently, too.

I got my hair cut yesterday, which is so good. I've been just letting it grow forever because I didn't know what to do with it, but it was driving me crazy and it never looked good, so I headed to the mall and got it chopped. I like it. Cooler, simpler and it looks better, too.

Since we've been so busy, I haven't done much scrapbooking. I did win one of the challenges at the Just Cre8 crop a few weeks ago, so I'm looking forward to getting my prize in the mail. I won something last year too and I got a great prize. I love good mail.

I participated in another 'tag' game at Just Cre8 and made this layout:

You guessed it. Europe. This was on Rhodes Island, in Greece. Simple, but still nice.

This weekend, I'm heading out for a girl's weekend. Yippee!!!! Should be fun. A little shopping, eating out, exploring and catching up. I've been looking forward to this.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

First Prenatal Class

We had our first prenatal class last night which was really good. It was two hours, but was super informative, so it seemed like it went quicker. We got to see an example of what a baby looks like in utero. The 'example baby' was 22 weeks old, which was neat, because our baby is currently 25 1/2 weeks old. Our baby is just a little bigger than that one.

There were alot of couples in the class, but we get divided up into a few different groups in the coming weeks. Lots of the couples are about as far along as us, so we're hoping to meet some new people and learn from everyone else's experiences. Interesting..... One down, five to go.

Okay, a few more layouts:

These were, yet again, challenges from the Just Cre8 Crop. It was a very productive crop for me. I got lots done and had fun! But, I still have lots to do. The joys of digital cameras and two photo happy travellers...

If you took part in the Just Cre8 crop and liked it, or if you missed out and wished you could partake in another one.... There is an interesting online crop coming up this summer with Creating Keepsakes. Click here for more information about it. It's free to sign up, and there are sure to be some interesting classes. Check it out.

Also, you've probably heard about the demise of a few of the biggest scrapbooking magazines in the industry, but if not, prepare to say goodbye to Simple Scrapbooks and Memory Makers. They are no longer going to be publishing their magazines.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Weekend Update

Another busy weekend here in Edmonton. Brad was teaching a course Saturday and Sunday, I finished up the bathroom and used up the last of my yellow paint, for better or worse. Then, some errands and cleaning, a bit of scrapping, dog walks in the sunshine and yard work.

I've been working on a bit of a pregnancy journal/scrapbook lately and thought I'd show you a bit of what I've been doing.

I'm having fun with it, and I think it will be a neat keepsake. Maybe even a heads up for what their own pregnancy might be like... who knows. That's looking a lonnnnggg way down the road, but still. I'll try to keep posting updates of what I include in the journal as we go.

We start prenatal classes this week, which I'm really looking forward to. Should be fun!