Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just like summer!

We had the most amazing day here today. It was bright and sunny and went to at least 17 degrees. What a treat for the end of October. It has been a warm week so far. I've run in t-shirts and capris all week although I should of worn tank tops and shorts. I could get used to this! We leave in just 6 days for our vacation, but who's counting!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

6 years married!

I cannot believe that six years have passed since our wedding day. The time has passed so quickly. We don't have much planned for today because I ran a 20 km race this morning and Brian has guitar lessons this evening. We may head out somewhere for supper after that.

The race this morning was totally exhausting! We left Cape Spear and had to run all the way to Signal Hill and then up Signal Hill which is huge. Half of the course was spent running up hill so I think I'll probably be stiff and sore tomorrow. At the reception after the race, I won a kit bag, sandals, and a some other odds and ends. For anyone from away who loves to run and enjoys a challenge, this 20 km race would be a great one do.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

5 month anniversary!!

I can't believe that 5 months has already passed since our ICAB approval. I feel like we are getting closer and closer yet I know that we still have 12 - 18 months to go (and that's probably being optimistic). The 5 month mark was actually yesterday but I was so busy that I didn't even get a chance to post. A groomer came in to tidy Sid up because he was starting to get some mats in his tail and behind his ears. It took 90 minutes and Brian and I had to hold him the whole time because he was pretty stressed out, but in the end he looked great. Sid is now recovered from that traumatic ordeal and he is out playing on the front lawn.

I had initially thought about getting a crib for Christmas, one that converts into a bed so that at least I could get more use out of it. But today, a girl at work offered me her crib - for free! She said I can have it as long as I take it and store it. That sounds good to me! It is so exciting starting to collect things, it makes it all seem more real.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Road Trip!!

Brian, Sid and myself took a lovely road trip to Corner Brook last week. I was working and Sid and Brian tagged along for a little vacation. The weather was beautiful and the fall colours were amazing. We stayed at the Glynmill Inn. It was Sid's first time staying in a hotel and he was very good. We really enjoyed our little trip but it went way too fast, which is usually the case.

The Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook
Walking trail next to the hotel

More beautiful fall colours - just amazing!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The big 31!

Well today is my 31st birthday. My twenties are long gone, never to be seen again! So far today I've taken the dog on a 90 minute walk and have spent the rest of the morning giving the house a good cleaning. I've just finished baking another batch of blueberry muffins and tonight I am headed out with my running friends to a production of "Cinderella". All in all, it has been a fun filled day so far.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Another great weekend with the girls!

Last weekend some of the running girls got together to rent this vacation house just an hour outside of town. We do this twice yearly and we had absolutely beautiful weather again this Fall. We had a few games of scrabble outside and had a beachfire. We also went down to visit my grandparents who both turn 80 this year. We also had time for a little shopping and of course we ate a ton of chocolate! I even bought my halloween costume. This year we are being cowgirls at work.

Some of the running girls

My grandparents at their party

An early birthday cake at my parents house

A beautiful evening on the beach

Elton John!!!

Last night we went to the Elton John concert and we had a great time! We were initially disappointed because by the time we got through to get tickets, there were only backstage tickets available, but of course I bought them anyways. When we got there last night and sat in our seats, we realized that we had some of the best seats in the house. He was pretty much right there in front of us! He is such an amazing paino player and you could just sit and listen to him all night. I especially enjoyed Crocodile Rock which is one of my favorites. He played for almost three hours straight and the stadium was completely full. He is doing another concert here tonight. I don't know why in the world Elton John ever came to Newfoundland, but I am sure glad that he did!