Sep 6

Tue '16

A new hobby

This post is long overdue. It’s been almost a year since I decided to finally take the leap and learn how to knit. I love cross stitching and I knew that one day I wanted to learn how to knit as well. I asked my Grandma to teach me and she willingly obliged. After her little lesson, I took to youtube and watched many many tutorial videos.

I have made a few little projects and am getting more and more comfortable as I go along. My first big finish was a sleep sack for Ezri. My friend, who I taught to knit after I learned, made up a pattern for me and I started knitting. It was a great project and I hope the sleep sack will fit Ezri this winter. She wore it a little bit last winter, but not for very long.

Knitted sleep sack Knitted sleep sack

My current knitting project is a bunny blanket and I LOVE it so far. The yarn I chose is super soft and it will be nice and cozy for anyone to curl up under. I am about half way through the blanket, but I have temporarily put it aside. I plan to pick it up again and keep going on it, but I just have too many things on the go right now! So many crafts and so little time!

Knitted Bunny blanket

In the last few months, I’ve also developed an interest in crochet. I didn’t actually buckle down to learn until about a week ago. I found a pattern that I wanted to make and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. After all, did I really need MORE projects on my list of things to do?! Well I guess I did because I started watching some videos on youtube and have since completed THREE crochet projects in the past week. Again, just like knitting, I am getting faster and more comfortable the more I stitch. I have completed a Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse beanie. They are our baby when he/she arrives for newborn photos. As we don’t know what we are having, I made both Minnie & Mickey.

Mickey & Minnie crochet beanies Mickey Mouse crochet beanie Minnie Mouse crochet beanie

I’ve also completed a crochet Candy Corn Halloween treat bag for Ezri for when we go to Disneyland in 2 weeks. I gave it to her and of course the first thing she did was put it on her head. HAHA, it was so cute. But I am sure she will figure it out as soon as someone puts candy in it for her!

Candy Corn crochet Halloween treat bag Bag on her head

I am going to try to get back to my cross stitching for the next couple weeks as I feel I’ve been neglected my first crafting love!

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Sep 3

Sat '16

8 years strong

Peter and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary on Thursday! As usual, we didn’t make a big deal about the day as a whole. We decided long ago that we would celebrate in a bigger way every 5 years instead, to make up for the in between years. For our 5 year, we went to Disney World and we are thinking about going back for our 10 year. Of course, we still have time to think about that!

On Thursday, we both had to work, but afterword we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and our newly purchased Calgary Zoo memberships. We wandered around the zoo and said hello to the animals. Ezri really loves to go even if it’s just to run around in the fresh air. I definitely think it was worth it to buy our memberships as we’ve been 4 times in the last month already. We stopped by Wendy’s for some drive-thru on the way home and that was that. It was perfect just to spend time together as a family.

For the past two years, we haven’t taken our “usual” anniversary photo. We’ve still remembered to take a photo, but they are not posed like the rest of them. Oh well, they document our love and the time passing and that’s all that is important. I didn’t even post about our anniversary last year and so I just added our 7 year anniversary picture with all the rest below.

Our 8th Anniversary 09/01/2016

Our Wedding Day 09/01/2008 Our 1st Anniversary 09/01/2009 Our 2nd Anniversary 09/01/2010 Our 3rd Anniversary 09/01/2011 Our 4th Anniversary 09/01/2012 Our 5th Anniversary 09/01/2013 Our 6th Anniversary 09/01/2014 Our 7th Anniversary 09/01/2015

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Aug 29

Mon '16

A final Disney hurrah

Ezri & Mickey

The picture above is what gave me the idea to do something a little crazy……Ezri and I are Disneyland bound one last time before we become a family of 4! It is something I feel I need to do and so we are jetting off at the end of September. Unfortunately Peter is unable to come with us this time as he can’t get the time off work. He wants to be able to have a full two weeks off once the baby arrives and he only has so much vacation time to use. So my Mom is actually going to travel with Ezri and I. I was perfectly happy to go alone with just Ezri, but it will be nice to have some other adult company.

I know it sounds like crazy idea to go to a Disney park when I will be over 30 weeks pregnant, but it’s just something I have to do with Ezri. I need to have one last special trip with my only baby before she’s not my only baby anymore. Also this will be the last trip she is free of charge to travel on an airplane.

I checked into travel insurance and we are completely covered under our health benefits if anything were to happen. The only thing that would not be covered would be IF the baby is born while away; the baby would not be covered. Insurance can’t cover the unborn. But nothing is going to happen. Baby will stay in my belly and Ezri and I will be just fine for our trip!!

I plan for it to be a really laid back trip. It’s not going to be go go go or anything like that. We will take in the parades and shows and fireworks and there will be plenty of characters greetings. We’ll hit up some rides too, but that won’t be the main focus, like it usually is. After all, both Ezri and I cannot go on any of the thill rides and I’m totally fine with that. We will be sure to go back to the hotel for naps and swimming to break up our days. We are staying right across the street from the parks, so it is no hassle to go back and forth. We even have 1 day planned for shopping.

So we also decided to be a little wild and crazy and we bought tickets for Mickey’s Halloween party. I know Ezri is still a bit young for trick or treating or to really understand what is going on, but I’m sure she’ll have fun anyway. As soon as people start giving her treats, she’ll catch on pretty quick, haha. Plus, it will give us a chance to see another parade and fireworks show! I think I will bring along Ezri’s Finding Nemo outfit or her Sulley Monster’s Inc outfit to wear to the party. I’m not sure yet what my Mom and I will wear. We may try to coordinate with Ezri or may not.

It’s less than a month until we leave and I’m getting pretty excited. I am hoping that the new iPhone comes out before we go so that I can have a decent camera to take pictures with! My iPhone 5 is really starting to show its age!

Disneyland, here we come!!

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