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Salmon Arm Weekend (May 25-27)

So this post is two months post trip, but I am going to do it, anyway. I hope I can remember what we all did! Enjoy!

On the Memorial Day Long wknd in May (25-27), I went to my aunt's house in Salmon Arm, the next (largish) town over to the East. Her husband died in March, and I had been wanting to see her for ages (even before he died). We finally agreed to my coming on that wknd (our long weekend was the wknd before, but that was our cousins wedding, therefore, I couldn't we would all be busy with that).

Friday: I left around 5 after running some errands (I can't remember exactly when I left). I arrived at around 7. I think I grabbed supper along the way, or maybe we had dinner when I got there. I can't remember. Ha! We might have had a late night snack :) We had a nice evening of visiting, and watching some Big Bang. Then we went to bed around 1.

Saturday: We slept in, and had two breakfasts, b/c that is what you do when you are on holidays! We left to check o…

Five on Friday-Anniversary Edition

Happy Friday, Friends!!! I hope you had a wonderful week. Also, my condolences to all the kids and school staff who have to go back to school next week! I hope it's not too painful for you!!!

It is our 11 year anniversary today! I believe that we have to buy gifts with steel, or fashion, jewelry or accessories. And the colour is turquoise. I am not sure of our plans today. We were going to go to the lake, but there is a bit smoke coming from fires from Europe and the Yukon, so I think we will just hang out here, and go out to dinner tonight :)

So, I have just now decided that this will be an anniversary edition of FoF :) So, here, goes!

1) We have stuck together for 11 years. That is longer than most celebrity marriages (we're looking t you, Kim K!!). It has not been easy. Marriage has been hard work, y'all. But we are in it forever. It really bothers me when people say that they tried, or that they are no longer in love with each other, or that they have gone separate way…

Five on Friday

Happy Thursday, Friends!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful week!! We have had it HOT here in our neck of the woods! It cooled down today, and we are probably going to have rain over the wknd. Yay!!! Here are my faves from the wk:

1) Sisters' Road Trip/Family Time

V and I had an EPIC road trip last wknd (which I hope to blog about SOON). We had a lot of laughs, a few tears, a few arguments, but a TON of fun!!! We made a bunch of memories that will last a lifetime!!!

2) Books

I am reading through full-fledged books again!!! I have read through one, and I am in the middle of a few. Maybe I will do a blog post about one or two of them soon.

3) Lazy/Busy/Productive Summer Days

I am loving this summer! I am trying to keep a balance of busyness and relaxing this summer. So far, so good!!! I have been busy seeing friends, trying to clean up our house a bit, and of course, relaxing! I also hope to do my usual "swim and sun" either tomorrow (Friday) or next week. I haven'…

Five on Friday

If last week was quiet, this week was busy! Monday, cleaned house, and Mom stayed over, Tuesday, Vancouver Day Trip, Wednesday, well that wasn't AS busy, and I did manage to read in the back yard, but I did run some errands, and I went to our church's worship and prayer night. Today (Thursday), I pretty much ran (drove) all day, and I got ready for the wknd.

1) Reusable Bags
I found this really cute bag at Wal-Mart today (Thursday). I really love it.

2) Canadian Flag Donut/Free Slurpee Day, Tim Tams/Strawberry Starbucks Treats/Peach Danish
 The Canada Day Donut from/at Tim's is good!!!
I had been craving TimTams for a while, but they are always so expensive. I finally just ended up buying them on Sunday, and they were SO GOOD!
                                        I gotta real and honest and say that I do eat a lot of food that isn't healthy for me, but I don't drink a lot of Slurpees. I did manage to go and get one for their free Splurpee day, though! Yum!

TBB Asks: Vacation

1. Will you go on a a summer vacation this year? 
Yes, if it's Free. Seriously..,we usually don't...we might go camping one weekend....I am going to Calgary in July.
2. Do nothing but relax or a pack it all in vacation?  It depends if it is free or not. I like to do both. It's fun to relax, but it is also fun to see some sights.
3. What month do you like to vacation?  Anytime it's free. Anytime we have $$ and time.
4. Cruise: YES or NO?  Is it free? Then yes. Seriously...I would love to go on one :) 5. Favorite vacation tradition?  Anything that is free. Ha!!! I guess going to Vancouver each year for my specialist appointment.
6. Most memorable vacation?  The free one. Probably our honeymoon. We (tent) camped at Cultus Lake. It was so fun!!
7. Pack light or Pack it all?  It depends on if I have someone packing it for me :) Ha! I pack it all!!!
8. Hotel, Condo or House?  As long as it's free :) I guess we could include Air BnB, or cottage in this? Probably hotel.
9. Favorite thi…

Five on Friday

Hope all my USA friends had a wonderful 4th! This last week seems to have been busy! I have been cleaning and purging! It actually feels good! I bought two $4 laundry baskets from Wal-Mart the other day, as one of my was nearly broken. I had only had it for a year.

 I threw my old stereo out the other day. It didn't work well anymore, I didn't have much room on my dresser, and I didn't use it much. I bought these baskets at the dollar store for a few bucks each, and I LOVE them, and how they/it looks!!! I guess these could have gone in my 5 on Friday :) Oh well!!!
I also cleaned out my cupboards and my movies and a few books (I need to go through and throw out/give away even more). Some of them are going to be sold on the auction sites...and some I will just away.
Here are some faves:

1) Rain

We had a RAINY Canada Day weekend last wknd, and other than it being cold (I was at my parents'), I wasn't entirely sad about it. We need it, especially after the fires that w…