Saturday, November 29, 2008

Deck the halls...

I just got back from another week away. I visited my Mom last weekend and put up her tree and then I worked in Gander for a week. I stayed with my cousin and her husband and we had a great time. Her husband is a great cook and my supper was ready every night when I got off work. That was sure a treat! Now back to real life.

Today I started my Christmas decorating. I blasted the Christmas music (my favorite is Bing Crosby) and got down to business. I decorated the stairwell and the fireplace mantel. I put up our tree in the family room and I hung the wreath on the door. It was all done in 5.5 hours. Not bad. Now we just need to put up our outdoor lights, which we won't be doing today as it is absolutely pouring outside.

Tomorrow is the Santa Claus parade. Sid and I are in it. We walk with the other S.P.C.A. dogs and Sid just loves it. I have his christmas kerchief and santa hat all ready. He'll be just adorable!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We're back!

Sunset from Hermosa Beach

Cabo San Lucas

Red carpet in Hollywood

Dustin Hoffman

Angelina Jolie

Knott's Berry Farm

Santa Monica Beach

We had a great vacation and it is so hard to come back to reality. It has been raining and windy here since we returned and I am longing for the sunshine of L.A. and Mexico. Our 6 day stay in L.A. was fantastic. We stayed in Hollywood and visited Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios. We did alot of good rides and we especially loved the sunset on Santa Monica Beach. We went to the Madonna concert at Dodgers Stadium and Brittany Spears and Justin Timberlake also performed with Madonna! We also saw J. Lo and Mark Anthony coming into the concert. We didn't get back to the hotel until 2:00 am after a subway and bus ride.
On Sunday, before leaving for the cruise ship, we got the chance to be around for the Priemere of Kunfu Panda II (that is not the correct name of the movie though). The red carpet was out and there were lots of people around. We were there early though and had a good spot to check things out. We saw Angelina Jolie, Jack Black and we even had to our picture taken with Dustin Hoffman and got his autograph. Only in Hollywood!

The cruise went to three ports in Mexico. My favorite is Cabo San Lucas because they have the most beautiful beach there and the water is so warm. We went zip lining in Peurto Vallarta which was exciting. We did rock climbing on board the ship and we did pretty much every activity there was to do including rumba, cha-cha, salsa, and hip hop dance classes. The food was really good and I must have had two desserts everynight for dinner. Every morning for breakfast I had a big bowl of fresh fruit and waffles with strawberries and whip cream. I most definetely will miss that breakfast!
I head out to Gander tomorrow for a week. I'm working out there and I'll be staying with my cousin Amanda. It seems so strange to be going again after just getting back. Unfortunately the weather in Gander won't be quite as warm as Mexico!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Six Month Anniversary!!

Well yesterday was our six month anniversary! It's hard to believe that six months has passed already. Hopefully in a year from now we will be receiving a referral or at least no longer than 18 months from now. I am typing this from L.A. at the end of our wonderful vacation. We spend the rest of the day here at the beach and then head back to Newfoundland later on this evening. The weather has been great and I will have to add some pictures when I get home. I'll also have to give details of all the stars that we saw and met in Hollywood! And there were alot!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

Well after Halloween was over on Friday night, I got right in the Christmas spirit. I got up Saturday morning and went Christmas shopping and went again that evening. I pretty much finished up my shopping this morning and when I got home, I wrapped all of my gifts! It has been a very productive weekend. I wanted to get everything done now as I will be on vacation for the next two weeks and then I'm only home for 4 days before heading out to Gander for another 9 days for work. Then I have things on the go every weekend from then until Christmas. So I turned the Christmas music on bust and got busy wrapping. I had a great time! To make the best of it, we even had flurries this evening which helps with the Christmas spirit.

Mom and Dad visited last night and they brought Sid home with them as he is staying with them while we are gone. I miss him already! Only two sleeps left until we go. I'm getting pretty excited!