Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

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So, did any of you wake up nice and early to catch Wills and Kate get married? I did! I was originally planning on getting up at 3am since that's when it all started but then Adam had the brilliant idea of checking the "royal itinerary" online to see when the good stuff started. He's a smart one I'm telling you. It turns out the only parts I cared about didn't happen until 5-6am so I got to sleep a couple extra hours. Not enough extra that I don't think I need to nap when Mya naps today, but we'll see.

Ok, how pretty was Kate?


Although her dress seemed very conservative, I understand it was because there are certain rules of dress where Westminster Abbey is concerned. Still, I think she was stunning! And William was so handsome in his uniform. When I heard him say his vows I swooned just a tad. Tall, handsome, nice deep voice, hot in uniform...a real prince! Despite his thinning hair (hey, he can't help it!), I think he was definitely easy on the eyes. I think my favorite part though were all the hats! I so badly wanted to be there so I could wear my own ridiculous hat! Some of them looked almost space-agey and blocked half their faces. Not pretty.

Ok, my own prince charming just got home and it's time for our nap!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend pt 2

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Ok, so now that our lives are back to the regular swing of things and I'm trying to simultaneously fold laundry, cook supper, and get ready for work all while blogging, this post will be mostly pictures. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend pt 1

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This weekend we're spending Easter with Grampie and Monica and even though the Easter bunny isn't coming until tonight, I thought I would share some pictures of our weekend so far. Oh side story: when we left home and we were driving through the lights in New Minas, we passed this Hyundai Santa Fe and would you believe we ended up being stuck with him all the way to the freaking causeway!? I know! We started thinking they were afraid we were stalking them but obviously we weren't. I am curious where they were going though.

Ok, back on track.

So I thought had been all smart in getting my Easter shopping done ahead of time and before the crowds got all nuts and crazy. I bought a basket (2 actually, one for the Easter bunny and the other for collecting eggs), some fillable plastic eggs, a pair of pajamas, some bubbles, a kinder egg, some stickers, yogurt covered raisins, hair clips and animal crackers for filling the eggs and the bracelet I got a few weekends ago at that jewelery party. I thought I was set, right? Well, I was so organized in getting things ready to go for this weekend trip that I completely forgot ALL of the Easter stuff in my closet and only remembered when we were in New Glasgow. So, out we went today to re-get the Easter goods. So much for beating the crowds. Thank goodness it was mostly food and stickers and bubbles and stuff cause it'll all get used. One perk was that because it was the day before Easter, we were able to get the same jammies (only a different color) on clearance! Yay!

Ok, picture time.

The Easter basket that was left behind


Monica went to town this afternoon and came back with a basketball hoop for the kids to play with. When Mya got up from her nap she was quite excited about it!


Tomorrow there'll be lots more pictures taken, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

10 on Tuesday

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So, since I don't think I can come up with ten random things to share today, how about I share ten songs that are current favorites? These are in constant rotation at our house...maybe they're played over and over at your house too?

1. Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland. I had to put this as #1 since Mya hardly lets us listen to anything else. When a song starts she'll listen to the first few lines and if she realizes it's not what she's looking for she shakes her head no and gets upset until you change it. It inevitably always ends up being this song that she wants and once it starts her shoulder dance begins.

2. Rich Girl$ by Down with Webster. Don't judge me based on the fact that this song has a dollar sign in the title. At first I also thought "oh great, is this like a Ke$ha song?" but it isn't and it's great and catchy. It's actually a group from Canada...which just means I like them more. The song is a cover and the original is done by someone called Nina Simone. Sometimes I think I like the original more.

3. Raise Your Glass by Pink. This one always gets Mya dancing. Most Pink songs are upbeat and get a dance party started in our kitchen.

4. Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Buble. This is one of my favorites but Mya hates it and I hardly ever get to listen to it unless she's not around.

5. The Elmo Song. We have a 2 year old. Need I say more? (This one doesn't get a link to the video because she's sitting right beside me and I know if she sees him I'll have to listen to it and I really don't want to.)

6. Speak Now by Taylor Swift. There is a lot of Taylor Swift that goes on in this house. I think it might be unhealthy how much I hear her.

7. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. I absolutely love this song! Personally, I think it sends a great message and although there are other artists out there who sing songs with great messages (like, Pink with Raise Your Glass and Less Than Perfect), I think the fact that this one is sung by a man makes a big difference. If only there were more male artists out there that would sing songs like this.

8. Loser Like Me by The Glee Cast. This is mostly Adam's doing. Don't get me wrong, I like Glee and I think this song is cute but I'm not the one who listens to it all the time.

9. Valerie by Amy Winehouse. This song is so catchy! It's not one of Mya's favorites but I like it so it makes the playlist.

10. Forget You by Cee-Lo Green. Me and Adam really really like this song but saying Mya doesn't like it is an understatement. She actually cries when it plays and as I'm writing this she is hiding behind me and clinging to my shirt because I have it playing on YouTube. We aren't sure where this comes from...we assume maybe the man scares her because he is kind of loud and wears loud clothes? We don't know.

There are more songs that we listen to on a daily basis but I could only pick ten. Maybe I'll do another ten another time.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ask Me About Midwifery

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So, I went to my information session last night and really didn't learn anything that I didn't already know. I think it was more designed to teach people about midwifery and what a midwife was for those who didn't know much about it. I'm fully aware of what a midwife is and the services they provide, that's why I want one. I was more interested to learn our position in the process of bringing midwifery back to Nova Scotia. They didn't really touch on that too much, but that's ok cause I got this nifty button.


I'm still glad I went and showed my support even if it wasn't overly informative for me. I assume, based on the amount of brown corduroy and dreadlocks I saw there, that it probably wasn't very informative for most people there, but there were some that I think were new to the midwifery concept. Anyways, I hope wearing my button around town will get people to approach me on the subject! I'm actually kind of excited about that...!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

10 on Tuesday

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So, sometimes it's hard to come up with ten things. I try to think of ten...I really do. I'll give you what I've got. Hey...what happened to my font?

1. My friend Laura is have a baby and she's been knitting a few things for her baby. I would really like to take up knitting but I'm too lazy to put the effort in to learn how. I commented on one of her pictures of the things she'd made and she offered to make MY baby a sweater! For nothing! How sweet is she?! She's even going to pop it in the mail for me...I offered to pay for her yarn or bake her some goodies in case she had any pregnancy cravings but she turned them both down. I can't wait for it to get here!

2. Tomorrow I'm switching shifts with someone at work so I can attend the discussion on Midwifery in the Valley in the evening. I can't remember where I said it was before but I'm pretty sure I said it was at the Kentville Library (because that's where I thought it was all along) but it's actually at the Wolfville Memorial Library. I'm really excited about switching shifts...it's like having a day off only I've still put in the same amount of time. Uhh, hell ya!

3. Because I'm so pumped about being able to go into work early tomorrow, I'm bringing everyone coffee and muffins.

4. We FINALLY paid off one of our debts! Our car is officially ours! I shouldn't say it's "FINALLY" paid off cause it actually only took us 10 months to pay it off but that's one less thing I have to share my money with. When our student loans are paid off, we're having a party.

5. We really want to go camping this summer. We REALLY want to own a tent trailer and go camping this summer but our car isn't big enough to pull a tent trailer, plus us, plus our crap. So, it'll probably end up being a tenting trip. The logical side of my brain is telling me "don't do it...Mya isn't old enough to enjoy it yet...you'll regret it" but me and Adam still really want to go. I think he'll start to see the benefit of a child leash...

6. I measured and I think my hair might be long enough to cut and donate! YES! Finally! It has to be 10 inches and either in a pony tail or a braid. I braided it this morning and whipped out the measuring tape and it was just a little over 10 inches. I'm planning on putting it in a pony tail and getting Adam to measure when he gets home just to get a second opinion. That means I can get a haircut way sooner than I thought I was going to be able to!

7. Much to Adam's dismay, I think I've embraced the idea of wearing a romper this summer. What's not to like? It's a one piece outfit...the top and bottom are already decided for you. I think it's win-win.

8. We finally took down the decorations from Mya's birthday. It was time and Adam was tired of looking at the random balloons that had been taken down for Mya to play with.

9. I think we're going to be in Cape Breton for Easter weekend this year. Grampie Conner was asking when we were going to be up for a visit and we haven't been in awhile so we thought we'd take advantage of the long weekend.

10. Since I was only able to come up with 9, I'll share a picture for #10. Mya is modeling one of the tops she got for her birthday from Auntie Elisa. Now that she gets the basic concept of how taking a picture works, she's more cooperative if we tell her we'll show her the picture on the camera afterwards.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stella and Dot

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So last weekend a friend of mine threw a Stella and Dot party. I had never been to one before and didn't really know what Stella and Dot was but I had heard of it. Stella and Dot is a brand of jewelery and they have some really pretty things. Such as this necklace:


and these earrings

I got a bracelet for Mya too but I'm too lazy to get up and take a picture of it so you can see it here.

I love them so much I don't want to take them off! I was never really into jewelery before but I think I could come around on the idea...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

10 on Tuesday

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I think today it will be hard to come up with ten, but here we go!

1. We went to a flea market this past weekend and Adam scored a pair of winter boots. I've been telling him for years that he needs a pair but he's convinced that he doesn't. That is, until this past winter we got hit with snow storm after snow storm and he realized shoveling with sneakers on sucks.

2. Me and Mya watch Ellen every morning. It's our daily 10 o'clock date.

3. I was able to hang clothes on the line three times last week! THREE! I get really happy when I get to hang clothes on the line even though I grumble about having to do the actually hanging in the morning.

4. My mom called the other day to tell me she'd be coming down for a week in June! I. am. so. excited! And then both her and dad will be home for good in August/September and I will no longer have to share them with Alberta!

5. Mya can say lots of words now like baby, bye, no, please, hi...she makes me so happy!

6. I went to a jewelery party on the weekend and bought myself a necklace and earrings. I don't usually get myself something "just because" because I'm too frugal but I couldn't help myself...they were so pretty! Plus, I got Mya a bracelet and I think the Easter bunny might deliver it for me.

7. We have Mya almost totally potty trained now. She wears a diaper for bedtime and naptime but during the day she wears underwear the whole time. We've even started going out of the house with underwear on...yay!

8. Recently we've been buying our meat from a local farm and it is just so much better than the grocery store. The prices are comparable and the meat tastes better. Plus, we feel better knowing we are supporting local farmers and we know the meat isn't pumped with hormones and antibiotics.

9. Mya has picked up pedaling her trike she got for her birthday. Now, if the weather could stay consistently warm enough we could take her outside to ride it!

10. Stay tuned for wordless Wednesday!

And now, just a little video to make your Tuesday brighter:


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Almond Milk

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Ok, so I know a few people who drink almond milk as opposed to cows milk and it never really interested me until lately. I thought "why drink milk that comes from nuts when you can get it from an animal?" and never really desired trying it. Well, today we were at the grocery store and decided to pick some up. Of course they didn't have any 1L to try so we were stuck buying a 2L. I said to Adam "I hope this stuff isn't gross!" because I hate throwing perfectly good stuff away...especially food.

Plus, even though we give Mya lactose free milk and limit her intake of yogurt and cheese she still gets eczema like patches on her skin and I've wondered if she was on a completely dairy free diet if it would make them disappear. So, now that she's older and her diet doesn't depend on milk so much I decided to compare them and I found out that you got the same amount of your daily requirement of calcium and vitamin D, and you got iron and vitamin E (which she wasn't getting in her cows milk). Everything else was comparable. I thought it seemed like it was worth a shot so we plunked 'er down in the cart. We tried it out at lunch and both me and Adam agree: it tastes like crap. I don't think Mya would have a problem with it if we gave her some but it tasted like watered down milk and I just can't get past that. I expected it to be more wholesome or thicker or something. It wasn't bad...it just wasn't good.

So, does anyone out there want some brand new almond milk?