Sep 20

Sat '14

Our new home

I have been meaning to write this post for the past month and a half, however, I didn’t want to start it until we had the house mainly unpacked. I hate pictures of stacks of boxes. No one wants to see that. However, we are now mostly all unpacked and settled in and so it’s a great time to post about our new home.

We started on this journey back in April to purchase our second home. After we found out that we were expecting a baby, we knew we had to move to a bigger place. Although, Peter and I both agreed that we weren’t going to move unless we could find a significantly bigger upgrade with most of the features we wanted. Our biggest requirement was that we found a place with a garage. After over a month of searching and countless viewings, we found the perfect home. Possession date was August 1st and we have been settling in ever since.

As we were packing and before we had even moved, I felt a little sad and homesick. I honestly thought that I would miss my old home terribly once we were in the new place. Now that we have been living in our new home for a month and a half, I realize that I don’t even miss the old one! I love our new house so much. :heart: The only thing that is a little weird is being so far away from everything while we are sleeping. At our first house, everything was on one floor and we could hear anything that was going on. Now with this house we are all the way upstairs and really have no idea what is happening on the main floor or basement. It’s a little scary and I am a tiny bit paranoid about burglars. However we live in a safe neighbourhood, so I’m really just letting my mind get away from me too much. All is well, really.

Here are pictures of the new place. There are LOTS of them, so you are forewarned!! You can also view the complete album here.

Front of the house

Our new home!

Front porch

Front porch

Living room

Living room

Living room 2

Living room 2

Dining room

Dining room

Kitchen eating area and main hallways

Kitchen 4

Eating area



Kitchen 2

Kitchen 2

Kitchen 3

Family room (my computer area)

Family room

Upper floor bathroom


Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom 2

Master bedroom 2

Master walk-in closet

Walk in closet master bedroom

Master bathroom

Master bedroom bathroom

Nursery (almost complete!!!)


Spare bedroom

Spare Bedroom

Laundry room

Laundry room

Storage and furnace room

Storage / Furnace room

Basement (Peter’s “man cave”)


Basement (Peter’s “man cave”) 2

Downstairs 2

Basement (Peter’s “man cave”) 3

Downstairs 3





Backyard 2

Backyard 2

Backyard 3

Backyard 3

Backyard 4

Backyard 4

Back of the house

Backyard 5

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Sep 1

Mon '14

Forever and a day

Forever and a day, that is how long I will love my best friend. It’s been 6 years since Peter and I walked down the aisle as husband and wife and it really does seems like yesterday. We are still so much in love as we were from the beginning. This will be our last anniversary that we actually spend as a couple alone. In less than 3 months, we will be welcoming a new member to our family :) This next year will definitely bring some brand new adventures to our life.

I am a little ashamed to admit that most of the day wasn’t even spent together today. I had to work this morning and Peter has had his friends over all day playing Dungeons & Dragons. I made fajitas for supper for everyone and now I am headed to bed in a little bit. I’m not really sad about the fact that we didn’t spend the day together because we still have our whole lives ahead of us! Plus, we usually only celebrate the bigger milestones when it comes to anniversaries (5 years, 10 years, 15 years, etc). Last year we went to Disney World! Anyway, we still managed to snap our traditional anniversary photo!

Our 6th Anniversary 09/01/2014

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


Aug 29

Fri '14

Would you rather…

I saw this fun little post on Amanda Nicole’s site and I just had to do it. I was in that kind of mood, yah know!!


…Watch Star Wars or Star Trek?
Hands down that would be Star Trek!

…Read on a Kindle or paperback book?
Paperback book. However, I also like reading on my iPad, but there really is nothing like holding an actual book in my hands.

…Go to a play or musical?
Musical!! How else could I sing along?!

…Go to the theater or a movie?
Theatre definitely. Love the live stuff.

…Hike or bike?
Bike because it gets you places much quicker.

…Wear jeans or chinos?
I don’t even know what chinos are, so jeans then.

…Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?
Margarita, but preferably frozen rather than over ice.

…Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?
I’m guessing both are beers so neither because beer is nastay!

…Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?
Crashing with friends/family is way cheaper so that’s the way I like better.

…Visit Europe or Mexico?
Europe because I’ve never been before.

…Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Hawaii because pretty and sunny and hot.

…Go skiing or snowshoeing?

…Travel by plane, train, or automobile?
Automobile. However, I wish they were as fast as a plane because then going to Disney World would be AWESOME!

…Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?
Houseboat because I would definitely get motion sick on a speed boat.

…Go climbing or zip lining?
Zip lining as I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun.

…Go to a comedy club or dance club?
Comedy club even though I’ve never been before. I think I am much too old for dance clubs.

…Have a night out or evening in?
Evening in because then I can curl up in my nighty and watch a movie in bed!

…Watch TV or read a book?
TV but not live, it would have to be pre-recorded or downloaded. I cannot stand just flipping channels.

…Go canoeing or waterskiing?

…Camp in an RV or stay in a tent?
I like tenting, but having my parents in their RV close by is a bonus. I love having access to a fridge.

…Use Facebook or Twitter?

…Choose a free trip or money?

…Win the lottery or find your perfect job?
Honestly? Win the lottery for sure! Who wouldn’t!?

…Swim in a pool or the ocean?
Pool because then no scary animals will bite my feeties.

…Watch sports or play sports?
Neither. Ick.

…Play dodgeball or kickball?
Kickball was always more fun when I was younger.

Whew, that was fun! I felt a little indecisive for some of them, but I managed. Now it’s your turn! Which would you pick?

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