Tuesday, February 28, 2012

happy little family

You guys must have crossed your fingers and your toes, because it worked! We finally found a dog! 
We are now the proud parents of a little 2 month old puppy, named Kea.  
She's a rescue so her mix is a little up in the air, but we've been told most likely australian shepard, blue heeler, boarder collie, and maybe even some lab.  She's so smart and is picking up on things already.  
The Bf and I have both had dogs before, but neither of us with such a young pup.  We're learning right along with her, and considering we got her on Saturday afternoon, so far so good.  
She's stolen our hearts already!  We couldn't be happier!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

the dog search is on!

image via pinterest

The Bf and I have been searching for a dog, a new member to our little family.  And surprisingly, it's been a bit difficult.  Besides the obvious of wanting to give every dog out there a good home, there's quite the application process, a good amount of competition from other people and a lot of dogs go very quickly.  
We have gone to see a few dogs, and we got a bit attached to this one little cutie.  She had a few other applications on her, but we still put one on her anyway.  We played with her for a little while and then she crawled right into my lap and fell asleep.  She stole our hearts! Then, just the next day, we got the call that she was adopted by another family.  I knew we had a small chance, seeing as there were other applicants, but I was kinda surprised how disappointed I was.  
This process is wearing on me a little bit.  I know I shouldn't get attached to each one, but at the same time, I think that shows how much love our little dog would get.  
We're going to see another dog on Friday, and I'm trying to hold in my excitement (eeeep!).  
Cross your fingers for us!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

low key

We had a low key Valentine's Day, as per usual.  Our plans involved making dinner at home, usually something a little more special than any other night, this year was tacos, watching our a couple episodes of our latest television obsession 'The Killing' and eating lots of mini eggs (the Bf gets me those every year) and brownies, and pink tulips on the mantle.  All in all a lovely night spent with my love.


 After catching up and reading all of my favourite blogs, looks like you all had a wonderful time too! 
I'm so glad to hear it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

love day

I saw this on the sidewalk today.  Share the love!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

hockey night in Vancouver

The Bf and I went to see the Vancouver Canucks play last week, my parents got us tickets for Christmas.  It was a super important game, against the Chicago Blackhawks, it was so intense! The rivalry was alive!! 
But, the boys pulled through with a win!!!
I've now been to 2 NHL games, it's so much fun!! Such an atmosphere!

What are your plans for the weekend? We're going dog shopping! We've found a few different animal shelters to go see.  Who knows, I could have my new pet this weekend! Happy Friday!

*photos using Retro Cam app for Android

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

guest post

Check out my guest post at Save Big, Live Better! It's a Valentine's Day Gift Guide, Part 1 is today and Part 2 is tomorrow!  Like them on Facebook to keep in the know of the latest deals and coupons!

pink sky

We had some beautiful sunny days in Vancouver this past week.  A glimpse of spring.
Monday morning.

Finally a day off! I'm catching up on my favourite shows (thank you pvr!) Staying in my pajamas, relaxing on the couch, and puttering around the house.  Happy Saturday to me! Happy Wednesday to you! 

p.s. I just downloaded a new app for my phone! I don't have an iphone, but I looove instagram, so this is my version, it's called retrocam.  If you have an android phone, try it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

winter fun

We ventured out for a little skating one evening about 2 weeks ago or so, the first time for this winter.  I was a little rusty, but still got out there.  It was so much fun....until I fell!! I ended up with a giant bruise on my left knee, all around my knee cap.  It hurt :(  It's a bit embarrassing being the one falling down, when there's little kids skating circles around you, but hey....I didn't cry! I gave up a little bit after that, seeing as I had a small golf ball on my knee.  Gotta love winter fun!

Update: My bruise has finally disappeared!

Friday, February 3, 2012

family dinner

During my visit home, we had a big family dinner.  My oldest sister surprised us with a quick visit from Nova Scotia and got to share in the festivities.  My parents planned the whole thing, they did a good job at keeping the secret, we had no idea! 
We went to a new restaurant in my home town, called 'Wok of Fame'.  It's a buffet style restaurant with teppanyaki and wok style cooking.  We all ate soo much! 
The building was beautiful, big chandeliers, colourful lights, and of course some fish.  
It was so pretty, I just had to show you!
It was so special to have everyone all together.