Thursday, August 25, 2011

Or should I say $1.25?

What could be more fun than playing at the "Dollar Store?"
That's right.  Nothing.
Callie's hardcore face proves it. ;)

Friday, August 19, 2011

A little taste of heaven...

This post is a few weeks late but I wanted to give a shout out to my dear sweet Gin anyway.  
As a belated birthday gift/going-away gift, my dearest Ginny took me for a day at the spa.  Let's just say there's a reason I entitled this post "a little taste of heaven."  That is exactly what the day was!

She could not have planned a more perfect day.  Ginny arrived at my door with a Caramel Macchiato (my favorite!) and then we made our way to "The Gallery Spa."  Neither of us had ever been there before but we would DEFINITELY recommend it!  Its absolutely GORGEOUS and the treatments were to die for!  

Our spa experience started with the "eucalyptus steam room." I'll admit... we didn't utilize the steam room for very long.  That mist/humidity is IN-tense.  But it was definitely refreshing.

Here's the room we got changed in.  Isn't it pretty!? 

Ready for the steam room sans make-up :)

Refreshed and ready for our treatments.
Just enjoying a quick snack before our massages!
Next up... hour long relaxation massages & facials.  All I can say is AAAAAAAAMAZING.  Seriously the most relaxing hour & a half of my life!  Obviously, I don't have any pictures of that part but it was incredible.  The entire time I was lying there, I couldn't help but think, "I am so undeserving of this!  This is too good to be true!"

Then it was off for our pedicures.  There are about a billion colors to choose from.  In the end, we both chose the same one.  True besties form. :)

I loved this piece of art.
All of the artwork in the spa was done by the owner's husband.
There were some really unique, beautiful pieces!

Enjoying our parrafin wax :)

Opi color "Don't Socratease Me"
After our incredible morning/afternoon at the spa, we made our way down to Bellingham for some shopping.  I had saved my birthday money just for the occasion and was very pleased with the couple of purchases I made.
We finished the day with popcorn and candy from Target and great conversation on the drive home.  All in all, the perfect day.  Thanks again Gin.  You're the bestest :)  Love you SO much.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Most of the time, I have to force Callie to have her picture taken and there is rarely a smile to go with it.  But for some reason today, as I was walking around the house taking pictures of furniture that we'll be selling, Callie started pestering me to take her picture.

Over and over she kept saying, "Tate my pitcher Mommy, tate MY pitcher!"  

Alright little Miss cuteness, I'll take your picture.

So she promptly lay down on the floor and gave me this face:

As soon as I had snapped the photo, she started yelling, "MORE!  More pitchers Mommy!"

So we took a few more, just for good measure.

I mean, really... who could resist?

As soon as we had finished taking several pictures, she proclaimed "Dood job Mommy" (translated, Good job Mommy) and left the room.

What a stinker :)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Splish splash...

If I had to pick ONE of Callie's most recent summer highlights, 
it would probably be the new splash park that opened up, just 5 minutes from our house.  
I think we were there 4 out of 5 days last week. :) 

What I love about the splash park is that no matter where you're sitting (on the lush green grass), you can see your child.  Its a great layout for keeping an eye on your kids.

And its just so darn fun :)

Thankfully, we've finally seen some hot, summer weather around these parts lately 
so the splash park has given some sweet relief from the heat.

Apparently the water tastes great too... ;)

What trip to the park is complete without a snack?  
If you can't decide, just take both.

Thank-you City of Chilliwack for adding this wonderful feature to Garrison Crossing!
We anticipate many, MANY more days spent at this fabulous park. 

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Today marks six...

... wonderful years together and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  
So much has happened over these last 6 years.  So much more to come.  
And I'm so thankful its with you, Jon. 
I love you hun.  Happy Anniversary.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Long weekend adventures...

Would you agree with me that long weekends just never seem long enough?

We spent our long weekend in Jon's old stomping grounds-- Prince George.  His mom's side of the family has a reunion every 2 years and this year his Aunt Charlotte hosted it at Vivian Lake, just outside of PG.  Unfortunately, the weather was mostly rainy & cold (apart from some sun on Sunday), but it was still nice to have time at the lake and catch up with family members we haven't seen in a couple of years.

We were pretty excited to take Callie for a canoe ride...

... too bad she didn't reciprocate the feelings. 

So she stayed back with Auntie Naomi instead. ;)

On Saturday, the family had a "hat contest."
The goal was to have the most creative hat.
I thought Calvin looked pretty cute in his...

Callie, busy decorating her hat...

Sara and her weekend side-kick, Liliana...

Aunt Lori...

The hostess of the mostest, Aunt Charlotte...

I'll admit, we weren't that creative.  
We just looked the for the most "retired-in-Florida" style hats we could find.
Pretty spiffy, hey!? ;)

Endless hours of bubble fun...

Who knew bubbles could be so. much. fun!?

The whole gang, enjoying time around the campfire...

Picturesque lake...

More bubble adventures...

Hats for the competition.
Adult's hats...

... and the kids' hats...

Bath time fun...

The loooong ride home.
"Are we there yet?"

Callie was pretty excited to get home to her books.
For the record... all of these books were neatly stacked in her bookshelf when we put her to bed.
This was the state of her room when we checked on her an hour later... :)

So, despite some crummy weather, I'd say it was an all in all good weekend.