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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Rug & Tupperware Exploration :)

Well, I had been dreaming of this rug ever since my brother and sister in-law bought the same one a few months back. When you stand on it your feet just melt.. it's amazing. It's thick and fluffy and something I now look forward to at the end of the day :) Here are a few photos of Landon and Linus enjoying it.

I've always steered Landon away from my Tupperware cupboard for reasons such as not wanting or having time to clean it up afterward. So tonight I let him go at it and it was a mess, but insanely adorable :) Now he's given it a whirl and I've got some cute photos.. so perhaps we'll stick a lock on it now :)

Not a super exciting post, but that's life for ya!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Life Goes on.. and with a smile too!

Well, with that not so exciting event that happened a few weeks back I thought the rest of my summer was doomed. But it has been picking up like I had never thought it would :)

We've done all kinds of fun things, including one amazing night out with some girlfriends that I could definitely not have done if I was preggo. I'm talking, feeling like I'm 18 dancing on speakers at the club kind of night people! We've visited my family & friends in Chilliwack , had my cousin and her kids visit us in Victoria, spent time with my mom while she competed in Dragon Boating here in Victoria, and now I have my three lovely aunties in Victoria for a few days. The Island is lovely and all, but I need to stop making excuses for not getting off it more often, I love seeing my family and friends. Thankfully so many of them have come to see me :)

I'm finally reading a book! I haven't done much in terms of reading for pleasure in the last year or two. I find it hard to find a book that I'm really in to. I'm just about finished Eat Pray Love. Gotta get this one finished in time to watch the movie in theaters :)

I know.. my posts aren't really about anything, they're about everything. Just my weird way of communicating I guess.

I'm so pleased with my gardening as of late! The gardens around the house are finally starting to take shape and make our place a little more homey and a little less.. unorganized and blah! By next year I plan on having the back fence replaced, cedars planted along the back, a few new trees planted, a gate installed(darn deer), perhaps a deck built (i really hope so), and maybe one of those pergola things built in the back corner that I can hang a hammock from. Long list.. but totally doable! Oh yeah, and I'm starting to work on our crappy lawn.. we have about 5000 dandelions taking over at the moment and my goal is to get rid of them and have a nicer lawn by the end of next summer! My friends Michelle and Dennis have a lawn that is quite inspiring :)

Anywho.. the aunties should be here any minute, so I better get this place in tip top shape :)

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Loss

I'm not too sure if this is appropriate to talk about on here or not, but I feel like I need to get it out. I'm not looking for comments or to weird people out, or whatever you may think.. I'm just hoping to get some of my thoughts and feelings down in writing. And if you want to read, be my guest :)

Anyways.. over the past few weeks I had been so very excited of the fact that I was pregnant. Yes, preggo, and feeling wonderful. Everything was going great until just over a week ago, when I was 7.5 weeks along. We had headed out to Port Renfrew to go camping with family and friends and were so excited to finally be there.. and to be camping for the first time with our son. It happened on Saturday while my husband was out fishing for the day. I had a miscarriage :( Thankfully I had my mother-in-law to be there for me while I dealt with everything, and my little munchkin to give me hope. I ended up having an ultrasound a few days later to confirm everything that we already knew. I'll spare you the details.. but boy oh boy.. it was horrible, both physically and emotionally.

It has been so hard trying to wrap my head around everything that has happened.. why? why me? why now? what was wrong? did I do something to cause this? and the questions keep on flowing.. I know a bit about it now as I've done a little research and have been in touch with a lot of other people via on line forums that have experience similar misfortunes. I know how frequently it happens and am quite surprised, yet also a bit relieved that it can happen in as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies.

What I find hard to understand is that no one talks about it publicly. It's a huge event in someone's life and I just don't know why it's not more out in the open. Obviously it's very personal, and quite awkward, but it also effects you so much .. anyways, I'm feeling better with each day that goes by, and am so very thankful that I have Landon. Thankful for the fact that he is here, and that it gives me some reassurance that yes my body does work! I'm still sad.. still frustrated, still disappointed, and the anger has subsided a bit thankfully. I'll just keep taking it one day at a time and hopefully we can get through this in one piece :)

Thanks for reading :)

Following Through

Well, over the past few weeks I really have been following through with my desire to get this darn place organized! My sister Amanda came to visit from Australia and she really got me going on this organization thing. She just has so much darn energy, I don't know how she does it.. oh wait, she is young and doesn't have any kids.. that'll do it!

Anywho, we organized almost every cupboard and drawer in the kitchen! It felt sooo good! I got rid of all the crap I didn't need and tried to put things in more appropriate spots. We then moved on to the linen closet where I bought a few Rubbermaid containers to hold a few things we don't use too often. The closet is super organized and actually functional! Woo :)

I think next on my organizational list is defintely the garage.. this is going to be a big one. I mean.. huge.. our garage is a disaster! My husband is going away for a few days coming up so I think I'll tackle it one night when I'm bored.. we'll see how I do. I've already called a service to pick up my unwanted clothes and other goods free of charge! Thinking ahead for once :)

That's all for this topic :)