Our big news recap is coming soon, I promise. I just can’t publish it on the blog yet until everyone close to us knows.
So instead I’m going to keep you on the edge of your seats and talk about my weekend.
Our marketing team went out to lunch yesterday. So I asked my boss to take a photo of Amy (her daughter and my coworker) and I with her new BlackBerry z10. Not sure about the quality of the pic, looks the same as my blackberry bold photos but whatev. I love the pic.
I also broke out my hat that I got as a Christmas present. It looks so fancy on me, but I love it. The car was parked.
I’m all for not blogging when I don’t have anything to say, hence the lack in posts this week.
I was too much of a wuss to stand outside in the snow this week to take my outfits posts, and too hyper to remember to take them in a full length mirror at the bathrooms at work. I’m sure you all really care. So instead, I’ll be posting random bits about my week. Yay!I put my bra on upside down earlier this week. I thought it was going to be “one of those days” but I still ended up being quite the character this week. Counting down the days until I leave for Newfoundland. We’ll be on an air plane soon enough!I had 3 peppermint white mocha’s from Starbucks this week. #PeppyMoXo‘s get in my belly! Already there folks, already there.When I’m not drinking peppy mo’s I’m drinking tea out of my Santa mug that I picked up pretty much for everyone on my list this year. They’re adorable. Like my “christmas” (more like bridal) nails?
Earlier this week I went withÂ The Guy to watch him at his master’s swim class. I didn’t realize how boring it would be watching people swim. So I took selfies, naturally.I wore my McDonalds oversized tote as a purse. It’s way too big to use as a purse.We whipped out Alfie’s winter coat out of storage, finally. He’s wearing a Canada Pooch jacket (that I reviewed a while ago). He does flips and rolls around in the snow with it on, it’s both adorable andÂ hysterical at the same time.Earlier on in the week, we gave him his semi annual bath. It was a team effort, despite his little size. He wasn’t squirmy but I would rather have four hands go at him, than just two. I scrubbed him down with some dogÂ shampoo and once I wanted to rinse him, I gotÂ The Guy to hold the shower head while I rinsed everything out. Then of course we couldn’t not document his drowned rat look. I forget how tiny the little guy really is. He has SO much fur.
We also went to McDonalds for supper the other night. Mmm.
Still wearing my oversized tote as a purse. Not the greatest idea. It’s huge.
God help me… or this child. But I’m now a god mother! Amazing right?
She’s the daughter of a long time friend of mine. We met in Grade 9. Remember her? She’s the one who was moving back home (to Newfoundland),Â from South Korea and I met up with her in Toronto of all places between her move.
She had her baby on Wednesday and the little sweetie didn’t wait until I was home so I could visit the trio at the hospital. She was officially due on December 26, but she came a little early. Look at her sweet little chunker cheeks and her little lips.
I need to get a photo of me holding my little buddykins when I go home. Cannot wait to see and hold her. Allyson is the first of my friends to have a baby!Â I saw Allyson again when I flew home for Thanksgiving.
One more thingÂ â€” I don’t have many guest blog posts going up on my blog while I’m away over the Christmas. So I want to wish you now, a very Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in the New Year!!!
p.s. I may pop in from time-to-time while in Newfoundland, but it’s doubtful. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for some real-time updates.
p.p.s: Check out my friends blogs if you want to read some posts over the holidays. I won’t be updating, but they may?!
- Mrs. Priss – is pregnant with her third child. She was one of my favourite bloggers then disappeared for a bit (parenting perhaps?) now she’s back semi-weekly.
- Leanne is no stranger on my blog, she’s over at Fresh Season and an amazing friend of mine.
It was one of my last days in Newfoundland and I had the opportunity to pick up the youngest one from school while the other kid (a year older) came with meÂ â€” he was out of school that day.
The school bell rang at 2:45 and my little 5 year old nephew spotted me down the long hallway. After spending hours playing the evening before, and all the days prior he was genuinely thrilled to see me. The look on his face was so priceless that it truly brought tears to my eyes to see how excited he was to see his “Ancy Nancy” picking him up from school.
Gotta say the little buddy takes after me with his many facial expressions (as he steps on my boot purposely in the above pic lol). When he spotted me waiting in the lobby of the school, his face dropped into a shy but expressive jaw-dropping smile. It was adorable. Once he got close, he starting running to me. I bent down to my knees and gave him a warm bear hug. One of the best moments of my trip.
It’s so bitter sweet. I almost cried at the sight. I’m not a crier. I was ecstatic picking up my nephews from school, but sad in a way that I don’t get to do it more often.
I have to say that is truly one of my favorite things about being home. The joy of picking up my nephews from a full day of school. A school that I went to Jr High (grades 5-8) in, now turned into an elementary school. The hallways back then seemed long, the classrooms seemed extraordinary large. Going back into that same building, with that same foul apple-smell in the hallways (why do all schools SMELL the same?) brought back so many memories of attending that school. Plus omg not to mentionÂ â€” the hallway is SO LITTLE. It’s funny how your perception changes as you grow.
It’s also a little
disheartening cute how kids see adults as all the same age. I even went on a FIELD TRIP with my nephew’s 7 year old class. How crazy is that? His mother (my sister-in-law. Duh) attended as well. We the class learned about the weather and had some cool experiments that I gladly participated in. My nephew blurted out a question while we were on the adventure walk with the class “Who is older? YOU or my MOM?” Legitimate question, I understand your concerns kid. But omg there’s a freaking DECADE plus a few more years tacked on between our ages. I suppose he thinks me and my own mother are only 3 years in the difference too. Right?
Either way. Won’t be that log until I’m back again. 7 more weeks til I’m home for Christmas and get to see these sweet faces again.
Huge thanks to my Mom for taking all these fantastic candid shots of my nephews and I that day in Bowring Park, St. John’s.