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Cousin's Wedding Weekend

The first full weekend of December, it was my cousin Jesse's wedding in Kelowna (about 2 hours southeast of here). I ended up going with Mom, Vienna, and Isaac, and we had a fun time! Poor Mom had quite the cold, but she was a trooper, and she was glad she went. Friday was a day off for me, and I was supposed to get a barium swallow done (more on that another time), but they cancelled, which didn't make me too sad. I got my hair cut Thursday night, and ran errands (also found out that the car needs a major brake job..awesome!), and then Anker got all upset about something when I came home. Anyway...

Friday, I got up and packed, and Mom picked me up and we bought a dress for me for the wedding and for the Christmas party. V, I, and I went for sushi, while Mom ran some errands, and then we were off around 3. We stopped in Vernon for some food while we were there, and got there around 6. We had a lovely ham dinner, with family. My mom's brother and his wife were there, as wel…

Five On Friday

Yes, I am still alive! I just can't seem to be bothered to blog lately. I am feeling depressed and kind of bleh. Bleh!!! I mean, I am listening to Christmas music, and watching Christmas movies until the cows come home, but it was all I could to put up the tree, and I haven't even started on Christmas baking, and though I have done a bit of Christmas shopping, I haven't done a ton (though, we are only doing stocking gifts this year). I haven't been sleeping well, and between Anker being super on edge (and grumpy), and a few other factors, I haven't wanted to be home. We also don't have a ton of money for gifts and baking, anyway. School goes for another week, and there is no snow (ok, the no snow part is good)...all of which I think are contributing factors.

Well, it's now AFTER Christmas :) December 29, to be exact! I hope you all had a great Christmas. I have some blog posts that need to get written and published, but here is a quick recap in the form of …

Church Shopping (It's Not for the Faint of Heart)

I have had this title (and only the title) in my drafts waiting for me to write about it for ages. I haven't felt much like blogging lately, but I thought I would start on hopes to get back into it.

Let's be honest: Church shopping sucks. Yes, we aren't really supposed to say that word, but it does. There're so many factors (REAL factors, not just, is there good parking? Do they have nice couches in the foyer?). Shopping for a church really is tough: is the singing good? Does the Pastor preach the Word? Are the people friendly? Is there a small/care group? If you have a family, what is the children's church like? Does the pastor try to connect with you?

Let me digress:

I grew up in the church. Literally. My dad was (and is) the pastor of our small village church, so I am pretty picky when it comes to what to look for in a church. After I left to go to Bible College at the wise old age of 18, I knew that where I would go to church in Calgary; it was easy. …

Five on Friday

Just some quick lines this week.

1) I went to a Color By Amber Party last Saturday (the 18th), and a Steeped Tea Party last Tuesday. I am all bought out. I am looking forward to getting my jewelry and tea, though. And on a semi-same thought, I went to wings with my former co-workers the other week, and I went to coffee tonight with   my pastor's wife.

2) I got my second cold of the season. I wasn't happy, but at least I only missed one day of work.

3) I have been watching LOTS of Christmas movies (Thanks, W Network!), and I have been reading lots of Christmas magazines! Fun times!!! I spent last Wednesday watching movies and reading magazines. Fun times!

4) And yes, this only came just yesterday, but's going on anyway...Prince Harry is engaged :) I told my sister that she lost her chance. Sob!!!

5) It's a 4 day wknd this wknd! Ok, so it's only a 3 day wknd, since technically, we have a PD day on Monday, but I'll take it. AND, we get a PD DAY! It doesn…

Weekend Wrap Up

I haven't done a Weekend Wrap Up posted in awhile, so I thought I would post one, b/c, you know, our life is so exciting!

Friday: After work, I went to Starbucks, where I hung out there for a bit. Then I went to Shopper's to pick up a few things (actually, I went to Shoppers first), then I went to the dollar store. I bought a new mascara from the drug store and Christmas socks from the dollar store. I came hone and we had fish and chips for dinner. We watched the news, and I watched movies until bed. I watched Finding Santa, and Magic Stocking.
 My new mascara. I haven't used it yet...cause I don't wear make up all the time. I am sure that it is lovely.
My Christmas socks. Yes, I love fun socks!!!
Saturday: I woke up at 9, and I had a relaxing morning. I think I finished watching a movie that I had started the night before...December Bride, and then I went off to watch The Star, which was great. I went to Wal-Mart, and grabbed a few things. I came home, and got ready f…


Here are a few randoms from the last bit:

On Monday, Anker and I met up with the pastor and his wife of the church that I have been going to the last couple of months. He really connected with them, and he said that he wants to try it out this Sunday. I hope so!!

Tuesday, Anker got his top teeth out. He has no teeth no until we get his dentures in. Poor cupcake!! He is doing ok, but he is still pretty swollen.

Wednesday, Anker and I went to my optometrist appointment. Hey, whatever gets us out on a date :) They said that I have a misshapen cornea. Not quite sure what that means, but I will have to see a cornea specialist. I am not super worried about it.

Does anyone think that Halloween went on for too long this year? It felt like a never ending week of parties. And candy. And crazy children! Ha! Even the fireworks went on for longer than usual. I should have just driven out until I found them, as I heard that they were really great this year!!!

Our BC Lions are out of the playoffs. S…

Five On Friday

Happy Friday, Friends!!!! It seems that Old Man Winter has made its appearance (way too early, I might add!) in Beautiful British Columbia! But that didn't (much!) dampen realizing my favourites from the week!

1) Snow!
Let's start with the obvious, shall we? It snowed on Thursday. All.Freaking.Day. A lot. I nearly bought a one way ticket to Florida, y'all! Snow does not normally come this early in this here parts. I mean, that's for the East Coast! Which is hilarious, b/c they were warmer than we were today!!! For my American was 17F this morning...1.4F with the windchill.
 My feet in the snow!!!
 The Sunset when I got home today!!
2) Christmas!
Yes, Halloween is over (and yes, I got some cheap chocolate bars at the store the day after!), and that mans only one thing! Christmas! Christmas movies are playing on W Network this weekend! Yes, I am THAT person who watches Christmas movies in November!

3) Eggnog Drinks/Tea with Friends

Christmas as come to Star…

Weekend Wrap Up/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop/Show and Tell Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope your weeks are all going well. Ours is going well (so far..I mean it IS only Tuesday!). I took a half day off today, as Anker had some dental work done, and I wanted to drive him there and from, and to make sure that he wasn't going to bleed to death. Ha! I had wanted to do a WW, as well as LAST week's Show and Tell Tuesday combined, but sadly, I missed the actual link matter, I will just post it in the comments.

So...first off, last wknd. Man, was I SO happy when Friday at 3 pm rolled around! It was a week!

Friday: I ran a few errands, then I came home after work. I drank some Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate and played on my laptop. I am not sure what we had for supper, but we I am sure we ate something. I caught up on The Young and the Restless. #tvgoals. At 6:45, our Girls Group got together at our friends house to say good bye to our Snow Bird Friend who goes to AZ every year. Why she doesn't want to stay here when it is -100000C, I have no c…

Five On Friday

Even though I didn't work last Friday (ProD Day!), I somehow didn't get to do the weekly post. Oh well. Here are some faves from the last couple of weeks. And now, it's Sunday :) LOL.

1) Fall Leaves: I finally was able to take some pictures of the fall leaves after I left work the other day. Between my driving (thus not being able to take pictures), and not getting out much (sore knee), and not cloudy weather, I haven't been able to take as many pictures as I would like. I usually take TONS! I hope to take some more this week. They are starting to blow off the trees.

 2) Fidget Spinner: Y'all, I finally got MY OWN Fidget Spinner. It is pink/purple and sparkly, and I love it.

3) Steeped Tea: I co-hosted a Steeped Tea party the other Saturday, and I ended up getting WAY too much stuff in the end. I got a ton of stuff, and I spent WAY too much money. But, we have tea for ages.   #teaforyears
4) New Haircut: I got a hair cut last Friday. My hair had been going crazy, a…

Show and Tell Tuesday: A Day in the Life

Happy Sunday!!! I am linking up with Andrea @ Momfessionals for this week's (or rather last week's Show and Tell Tuesday. This week is A Day in the Life. I ended up doing up the day that it fell on (last Tuesday, October 10), which was why I am getting to it now...that and the fact that was a week last week!  Since it has been almost a week since I documented, I kind of forgot the exact times that things happened, but here it is...
By the time I decided that I was going to to document Tuesday, it was over an hour from when I got here is a picture of my 2 alarms that wake me up in the morning. I am so not a morning person. I usually wake up btwn 6:30 and 7:30.
I usually sit on our bed and get out my laptop, play my game and eat breakfast, get my coffee, get dressed, and get ready for the day.
I will sometimes look at my blogs. I follow nealy 300. I have a problem. I don't look at all them every day, but it can still take a lot of time to read (or even scroll throu…